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by Steve Carter
Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Marshlink Finescale Area Group
Topic: Restart of Group meetings
Replies: 0
Views: 150

Restart of Group meetings

Marshlink Finescale Area Group has not been able to meet during the pandemic. However, with restrictions eased we are able to meet again. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month in St Marys Centre, Lion Street, Rye, TN31 7LB from 7pm. Our first meeting after lockdown is on Thursday 16th...
by Steve Carter
Sat Aug 28, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Petroleum Coke hoppers for Mostyn
Replies: 15
Views: 1537

Re: Petroleum Coke hoppers for Mostyn

"I realise that this may be coming across as a bit 'rivet-counting' but it will help to explain the challenge of building this rake."


Not at all, variety is, as the saying goes, the spice of life.

Noticeable differences will also add more interest in running the rake as well.

Steve
by Steve Carter
Mon Aug 23, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: Scaleforum, open day?
Replies: 3
Views: 801

Re: Scaleforum, open day?

No Phil, the grapevine hasent been misinformed. The plans for a multi venues Scaleforum event was first mentioned in the stop press letter that went out to all members with Scalefour News 223. Details were then announced on the website Home page with a link to the details - https://www.scaleforum.or...
by Steve Carter
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: TRACK CONSTRUCTION WITH PLASTIC CHAIRS
Replies: 20
Views: 1999

Re: TRACK CONSTRUCTION WITH PLASTIC CHAIRS

Steve Carter wrote:This may help -

https://exactoscale.com/track-component ... positions/

Steve



Whoops, just noticed that this info has already kindly been given by Winander. Sorry about repeating it :-|
by Steve Carter
Sat Jul 10, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Ultrasonic Cleaners
Replies: 34
Views: 11371

Re: Ultrasonic Cleaners

I would suggest that, if using some of these chemicals, it might be better for your ultrasonic gadget if you contain the cleaner (and parts) in a second container and only put water in the tank. You might remember water baths in science lessons at school. The ultrasonics will do their job. This is ...
by Steve Carter
Sun Jun 27, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Bristol
Topic: BS4 Application Form
Replies: 12
Views: 2162

Re: BS4 Application Form

Tim V wrote:Contact Gordon for details of the weekly meetings in a park (outside)!


What, not in a pub garden :cry: :(
by Steve Carter
Sat May 29, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest / Railwells 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Re: Scalefour Southwest / Railwells 2021

Hi Mark I agree, its a cracking show and I look forward to my weekend in Wells each year meeting everyone with the Society stand. Unfortuanly though it won't be this year :cry: I have been advised by the organiser of Railwells that they can't put their exhibition on this year. Hopefully the Wells Ra...
by Steve Carter
Mon May 24, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: New layout - North Warwickshire Line
Replies: 5
Views: 1045

Re: New layout - North Warwickshire Line

Hi David

If you haven't done so yet have a look at David Clifts video on track building that he did as part of Vitual Scalefour North International https://youtu.be/bt_16KdrnQ4

Enjoy.

Steve
by Steve Carter
Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Virtual Scalefour North International - 17th and 18th April 2021
Replies: 104
Views: 14262

Re: Virtual Scalefour North International - 17th and 18th April 2021

Hardwicke wrote:Sadly I was working so missed/forgot the show :shock:
I'll catch up over the next few days.


I hope you enjoy it as much as I did :thumb
by Steve Carter
Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Virtual Scalefour North International - 17th and 18th April 2021
Replies: 104
Views: 14262

Re: Virtual Scalefour North International - 17th and 18th April 2021

I had a very good time at the Virtual S4NI last weekend and I am continuing to enjoy the many offerings that were dished up for us all. It was also good to put some faces to names and learn things during the zoom sessions I was involved in. Well done to Derek and his team. I look forward to returnin...
by Steve Carter
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Virtual Scalefour North International - 17th and 18th April 2021
Replies: 104
Views: 14262

Re: Virtual Scalefour North International - 17th and 18th April 2021

I'm looking forward to a great weekend :thumb Scalefour North is normally a time when we are pleased to welcome many new members who join us at the show and its also an opportunity for existing members to renew their membership. Whilst the Society Stand won't be a physical presence this year it will...
by Steve Carter
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Alex Jackson Dropper Location
Replies: 28
Views: 3687

Re: Alex Jackson Dropper Location

Has anyone used Dingham electromagnets for AJ couplings please? Written on the Dingham website- "The DC resistance Dingham electromagnets is approximately 8.5 Ohms, which is substantially higher than the 3.7 - 3.8 Ohms of alternative products. This means that Dingham electromagnets take a curre...
by Steve Carter
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Virtual Scalefour North International - 17th and 18th April 2021
Replies: 104
Views: 14262

Re: Virtual Scalefour North International - 17th and 18th April 2021

Scalefour North 26.03.21 - Forum.jpg The West Riding Lounge Participants will be connected via Zoom (the online video conferencing service). An advance booking should be made for each participant. No multiple bookings, please, as places are limited. Unfortunately, it is not possible for folk to sim...
by Steve Carter
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: New range of chaired bullhead turnout kits in 00/EM (and P4?)
Replies: 19
Views: 5316

Re: New range of chaired bullhead turnout kits in 00/EM (and maybe P4 ?)

The P4 option is looking up, Wayne has just posted: "After making the EM Gauge kit, I have a much better understanding of the manufacturing tolerances. I feel more confident that it's possible to produce a P4 kit, controlling the manufacturing tolerances to within the P4 standards. But proof i...
by Steve Carter
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Signal box walkway supports
Replies: 13
Views: 2784

Re: Signal box walkway supports

Soldering is not a nightmare. Take it slowly, make sure the metal is clean and use very small amounts of solder with a pointed tip to your iron. Good preparation is the key. Simples! See my 'Understanding Soldering' video for the recent Missenden Spring Weekend. I recommend this as well. David expl...
by Steve Carter
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: A detailed Bachmann 57xx pannier tank
Replies: 17
Views: 2211

Re: A detailed Bachmann 57xx pannier tank

Well done, a lot of worthwhile work gone into that. As for dirty locos, well your weathering just reeks of pure neglect for an loco at the very end of its life. How do you do it?
by Steve Carter
Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: LMS D1735 Brake Third
Replies: 43
Views: 6354

Re: LMS D1735 Brake Third

Back to work on the Brake Third well not exactly the coach as such but the punters that want to spend their existence going between Edington and Bridgewater. When I first started on the railway the punters were always referred to as Passengers not now we have to call them customers. I love winding ...
by Steve Carter
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: 24 Tons of Box Vans
Replies: 4
Views: 953

Re: 24 Tons of Box Vans

Daddyman wrote:Very well-observed weathering job.


Yes indeed.
Very nice job :thumb
by Steve Carter
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 831
Views: 115862

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

Terry Bendall wrote: It was however 60 years old so I have had good value.

That's the problem with a lot of manufactured things these days, they just don't last like they used to! :lol:
by Steve Carter
Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. Nonneminstre Coles crane.
Replies: 147
Views: 20018

Re: Simons workbench industrials. RSH high level kit

To be honest Steve i'm not sure, they are a good set though because they clear most chassis so the wheels touch the floor. I don't suppose it matters to much as long as the wheels are large enough to clear the bottom of the frames. Afterall the whole purpose is to make sure the chassis is a rolling...
by Steve Carter
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Simons workbench industrials. Nonneminstre Coles crane.
Replies: 147
Views: 20018

Re: Simons workbench industrials. RSH high level kit

Nigel the p4 axles are all i need. I have modelled in em for years & used markits wheels. I have a set of 6 wheels i was given years since that i have never used for anything. The plan is to use the wheels on some p4 markits axles just to see if the chassis is a rolling one. This gives me the a...
by Steve Carter
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Irwell street
Replies: 18
Views: 6376

Re: Small industrial shunting yard

I will look forward to seeing this project develop Simon. I'm quite partial to industrials as well.
by Steve Carter
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: North East Finescale Group
Topic: NE group faded away???
Replies: 4
Views: 3168

Re: NE group faded away???

Hi Richard
I have emailed you concerning this.
All the best
Steve
by Steve Carter
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR Fruit D
Replies: 13
Views: 1872

Re: GWR Fruit D

That’s the route I’ve taken. Mine is for Bodmin set in 1955. I need to sort out the steps as well and I’ll let you know once I’ve received the bits from my Dart Castings order. Jeremy Thanks I got some etched door latches that are suitable from Hubert Car but I went to check on his MRD website to c...

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