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by randallb
Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: andrewnummelin
Topic: some other things
Replies: 14
Views: 4284

Re: some other things

It looked absolutely fantastic set up on Little Mill Jcn at the AGM.
by randallb
Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: expoEM 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1690

Re: expoEM 2016

A great day out - the Resistance Soldering demonstration was fascinating, and it was great to get to try it out.

St Merryn was absolutely inspirational - I returned to stand in front of it four or five times, standing entranced on each occasion. Running too was flawless whilst I watched.
by randallb
Sat May 28, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 8495

Re: RAILEX 2016

Great show and rounded off superbly by the loose shunting on Clutton in the dying moments. Excellent !!
by randallb
Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2015
Replies: 123
Views: 32608

Re: Scaleforum 2015

Well done to the organising team, helpers at the event and everyone concerned! What a fantastic 'Forum' - it was superb, I came away enthused and revitalised. The layouts were all exceptional, the demonstrators engaging and informative. My only problem is that there was so much useful information / ...
by randallb
Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:49 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum Attendance and Location
Replies: 180
Views: 23812

Re: Scaleforum 2015

Let me begin by unequivocally admitting that what follows are personal opinions... I visited Wells for the first time last year and thoroughly enjoyed the day. I couldn't quite bring myself to comment on S4Forum13 or 14 at Aylesbury either before or after, with the heated debate about location ragin...
by randallb
Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2012 Advance Tickets
Replies: 25
Views: 8011

Re: Scaleforum 2012 Advance Tickets

Danny - thanks for your response & fair comment.

My query wasn't intended to be in any way critical - it was a genuine query and certainly not intended to devalue any / or all of the work of this magnificent Society of ours

.....in the end I was called into work so missed today anyway :-(
by randallb
Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2012 Advance Tickets
Replies: 25
Views: 8011

Re: Scaleforum 2012 Advance Tickets

Owing to work committments, I have been uncertain of my ability to attend SFrn until this afternoon - and was hoping to get an online ticket, but have just discovered that this avenue of supply closed late in the week..... If it's an electronic purchase, with the buyer then printing out their ticket...
by randallb
Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Producing accurate track plans from photos - practical?
Replies: 13
Views: 4977

Re: Producing accurate track plans from photos - practical?

John, If you have the RR Darsley books 'Newcstle to Hexham' and 'Darlington to Newcastle' there are reasonable quality plans - the latter book being the better IMHO. It is also a 25:1mile so can be readily scanned and imported into templot to have the track superimposed onto it as you go. I have fou...
by randallb
Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Bit of advise, any ideas?
Replies: 17
Views: 7165

Re: Bit of advise, any ideas?

These were also to be found on many farms of all sizes from the advent of tractor power. The tractor had an idler drum on one side which would take a belt - width was variable dependant upon what was at hand. My grandparents farm used a take off belt of a double lapped heavy denim like material some...
by randallb
Fri May 18, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CSB and tenders
Replies: 11
Views: 5608

Re: CSB and tenders

As I am a completely newbee, without yet so much as an RTR conversion or otherwise under my belt, it may be a tad cheeky to throw my hat full of opinion into this ring. I was completely bowled over by Chris Pendelton's deltic conversion - especially the comment about the axle boxes doing a mexican w...
by randallb
Thu May 17, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 404
Views: 109357

Re: New Street progress

Look excellent - also really like (my old english teacher would be turning in her grave !! :D using this as a descriptive) the different colouration on the recently relaid ballasted track / rails....
by randallb
Wed May 16, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Interlaced turnouts
Replies: 16
Views: 6669

Re: Interlaced turnouts

AH ! Hadn't previously :D spotted the document you refer to from the NERA publications list - off to their website for me post-haste........
by randallb
Wed May 16, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Crewe (CAG)
Topic: CAG Meeting Reports for 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 9856

Re: CAG Meeting Reports for 2012

Will & CAG et al,

The pics of the layout which have appeared on the site recently look superb. Wish I could have made it so far Nth to stand a chance of an invitation to operate......

Still, hopefully I'll catch up with it "live" at some later date ! :D
by randallb
Wed May 16, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Pre-grouping crew
Replies: 2
Views: 2138

Re: Pre-grouping crew

Tom,

They look really superb !! When I've built my first loco I will bear them in mind ...... :)
by randallb
Mon May 07, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: SETTING THE SCENE
Replies: 5
Views: 2578

Re: SETTING THE SCENE

There was an interesting article in a recent (ish) MRJ from Dave Bradwell, concerned with more realistic operation of layouts, that dealt with the generation of loads to / from local businesses - a precis of which could be deemed to be that you need to entertain your creativity to provide a more rea...
by randallb
Fri May 04, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Converting the Heljan Class 35 'Hymek' to P4
Replies: 10
Views: 5335

Re: Converting the Heljan Class 35 'Hymek' to P4

Nice one!!

I haven't got to the point of sorting out an engine - track for me next, but i enjoyed the outcome. :D
by randallb
Wed May 02, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Interlaced turnouts
Replies: 16
Views: 6669

Re: Interlaced turnouts

Penrhos,

Did you use the shove timber function to get the interlacing - and is it based on published sleeper spacings ? Or is it what looks to be right 'by eye' as it were?

If there are published standards, could you point me in the right direction, please.

cheers
by randallb
Wed May 02, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Interlaced turnouts
Replies: 16
Views: 6669

Re: Interlaced turnouts

The NERA document is titled as "Standard Railway Equipment - Permanent Way, 1926" although some of the drawings which it contains are dated '26, '27, '28, & '31. There are diagrams (No 102 Y, & 103 Y) which are for short timbering for cross over roads - but nothing on interlacing o...
by randallb
Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log
Replies: 173
Views: 55147

Re: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log

I know what you mean - it never ceases to amaze me that from a blurry photo, someone can tell you (for eg) the type of carriages, when they were built, what type of axleboxes they had ...... !!! Truly awesome levels of knowledge - and so ready to share with us newbees :D Not to mention the sheer qua...
by randallb
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log
Replies: 173
Views: 55147

Re: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log

Craig,

I really like the colour you've achieved on your sleepers and rail sides - what stain / paints did you use to get it? :)

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