Search found 385 matches

by steve howe
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Great Electric Train Show
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Great Electric Train Show

If anyone's interested we shall be flying the P4 flag (rather solitarily if the programme's anything to go by) at Milton Keynes Arena this weekend with Lower Rose Goods https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5872&p=61110&hilit=lower+rose#p61110 So if you are going give us a ...
by steve howe
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 10555

Re: Scaleforum 2018

I just rang the Millwrights Arms to reserve a table for me and Howard for Saturday and they confirmed they do have an alternative menu of 'proper' food for those like my co-operator who regards pizza as glorified cheese on toast :thumb

Steve
by steve howe
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 10555

Re: Scaleforum 2018

If things are as per the last few years the Stadium cafe is open on Friday afternoon/early evening (but I don’t know when it closes, Terry may know), also there is a Costa self service machine in the cafe area (again I don’t know if tea is available. See you on Friday when you arrive. Dave Ah good....
by steve howe
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 10555

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Looking through my Exhibitor's pack for the show, I see that there are no refreshment facilities available for Friday evening set-up :shock: does this mean there will be no tea/coffee available for people arriving and setting up? Food I can understand, Terry has mentioned a fish and chip run early e...
by steve howe
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR inside frame colour
Replies: 12
Views: 547

Re: GWR inside frame colour

Hmmm.. Its all rather subjective isn't it? like so many period paint colours it depended on the eye of the foreman doing the mixing among many other factors. I have Precision Red Oxide and Railmatch SR Venetian Red in my paintbox. On examination the Venetian Red was a sort of muddy pinky brown, heav...
by steve howe
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 10555

Re: Scaleforum 2018

On the occasions when we have stayed over on Saturday we found the Millwrights Arms on Walton Road a very nice venue for nosh, real ales (and ciders) reasonably quiet and child-free, and walking distance from the stadium too.

Steve
by steve howe
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR inside frame colour
Replies: 12
Views: 547

Re: GWR inside frame colour

That's very useful, thank you, luckily I have some Venetian Red in the paintbox! :thumb One other query for GW buffs; when did the safety valve cover get painted? my loco is early '30s so relatively new and I thought they were outshopped with painted covers, but all colour pictures (admittedly of ot...
by steve howe
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR inside frame colour
Replies: 12
Views: 547

GWR inside frame colour

Just finishing a High Level 14xx chassis kit and am wondering if the red that the GWR painted the inside frames and motion was the same as bufferbeam red? which I would interpret as vermillion. Anyone any thoughts as to whether Railmatch or Precision would be the better bet? I ask because I know fro...
by steve howe
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 144
Views: 8851

Re: The Ulpha Light Railway

Here's the stuff: moss1.JPG I'm not sure how widespread are its habitats although it seems to grow anywhere in damp and shady woodland here in the Westcountry. I think 'natural' materials are rather frowned upon in certain scenic circles these days as being too fragile, but I know for a fact that mo...
by steve howe
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 144
Views: 8851

Re: The Ulpha Light Railway

Thanks for the tip about ferns. Looks an expensive option though. I wonder if I can propagate them? ;) If you are able to get access to some damp woodland, have a look for the thick moss that generally grows on rocks and stream banks, I don't know the botanical name for it, but when you separate th...
by steve howe
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 610
Views: 43572

Re: Construction of a Test Track

Rolling a quadrant plate on one's thigh whilst rolling a maiden (?) does sound problematic! The best Cuban cigars are reputed to be made this way, I would accept that you might need to have had a fair bit of practice before preferring your thigh to rolling bars for the production of boilers. When I...
by steve howe
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: New Hornby Collet coaches
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: New Hornby Collet coaches

Great news!

Many thanks for that Phil, even if Kernow won't cut me a deal, it still seems worth getting a few to make up a local train, I was planning to put 'proper' corridor connections on, but from your comments I may not even need to do that.

Aren't we getting spoilt? :D

Steve
by steve howe
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Siphon brandings
Replies: 1
Views: 265

Siphon brandings

I'm just completing a couple of Siphon 'F's one of which is finished in the old pre-War 1 livery with 25" "G" & "W" on the louvres in the outer panels, and the number in 16" letters on the louvres in the two centre panels. My problem is what other branding would the...
by steve howe
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: New Hornby Collet coaches
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: New Hornby Collet coaches

That's encouraging news, thanks John. Kernow currently do a four coach pack deal for £99, however I think they may be BR livery only :( (however, in view of the amount of dosh the Club has spent with them recently (large numbers of Cobalt point drivers among other things) I'm hopeful they will do th...
by steve howe
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: New Hornby Collet coaches
Replies: 5
Views: 499

New Hornby Collet coaches

I had a look at some of the new Hornby Collett bow-ended stock recently when one of the club members brought his down to play with. Although his were in BR crimson and cream, they looked very good, the bogies in particular were finely moulded. I'm wondering if anyone has yet had any experiences of s...
by steve howe
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: A Brace of Jinty's
Replies: 7
Views: 664

Re: A Brace of Jinty's

Is there a kit for the ejector available?

Agree the character is well and truly caught :thumb

Steve
by steve howe
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 267
Views: 61600

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Pinking shears! what an inspired idea!

I have a pre-War tea shack to build and this neatly solves the asbestos tile conundrum :D

thanks Mark :thumb
by steve howe
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR Cordon twin tank kit
Replies: 7
Views: 769

Re: GWR Cordon twin tank kit

A most interesting discussion is in progress on the GWR e-list yahoo group https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GWR-ELIST/conversations/topics/70284 regarding the workings of Cordons and their actual use. I had always assumed they were sent to stations that did not have a mains gas supply, however th...
by steve howe
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: GWR bridge colour
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: GWR bridge colour

Most illuminating....thanks all, I suspect a dark grey, maybe GWR freight stock grey, would be the way to go.

Steve
by steve howe
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: GWR bridge colour
Replies: 7
Views: 780

GWR bridge colour

I'm assembling parts to build the long girder bridge curving over the estuary on Watermouth. The bridge is inspired by (but not closely based on!) the iron bridge at Barnstaple - image below - iron stanchions on concrete pilings carrying I beam girders with the rails laid on longitudinal baulks. bar...
by steve howe
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Exactoscale Products
Replies: 59
Views: 9280

Re: Exactoscale Products

Rather than continue the endless speculation and tittle-tattle that seems to have become the norm on the RMWeb, I suggest that in taking back control of Exactoscale components, probably at some personal risk, Andrew Jukes is doing us all a great service, and that we leave him alone to sort out his r...
by steve howe
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: RobM
Topic: Where will this lead......
Replies: 154
Views: 12196

Re: Where will this lead......

Hum...
Well it was all going splendidly until you started talking about motorhomes...... :evil:

I live near the North Cornish coast which has more than its fair share of campsites....and narrow lanes..... :twisted:

Anyway, back to modelling :thumb

Steve :D
by steve howe
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: My First Layout - Whitehall Halt
Replies: 21
Views: 2602

Re: My First Layout - Whitehall Halt

Cutting access holes in ply backscenes when the ply is in place can be tricky (speaks from experience) try a hole cutter of the appropriate diameter in the electric drill... makes a very neat mouse hole! you can get hole cutters in sets quite cheaply at tool/diy outlets.

Steve
by steve howe
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: D&S 04 Siphon help
Replies: 10
Views: 1023

Re: D&S 04 Siphon help

I came across this range recently, I don't have any personal experience of the kits but it looks interesting:

http://www.diagram3d.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=107


Steve
by steve howe
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: D&S 04 Siphon help
Replies: 10
Views: 1023

Re: D&S 04 Siphon help

Are those sprung W irons David?

Steve

Go to advanced search