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by steve howe
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 152
Views: 11632

Re: The Ulpha Light Railway

For Heaven's sake don't drop the box!!

Steve
by steve howe
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: RAILEX 2019

Arun Quay....absolutely brilliant!

(am I being lured over to the Dark Side? ;)) oh yes!

Steve
by steve howe
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Hinged Alex Jacksons
Replies: 29
Views: 13709

Re: Hinged Alex Jacksons

I found Brian Self's article on making AJs in the 210 issue of Snooze and the 'back to basics' approach very useful, some sound advice to mull over from a seasoned practitioner. I was interested to see the underside view of one of his wagons shows the dropper to be forward of the axles rather than t...
by steve howe
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Colouring Sleepers
Replies: 23
Views: 1133

Re: Colouring Sleepers

Lots of suggestions here :D just to add my twopenn'th I use ply sleepers, and most of the prototypes I favour feature old sleepers that have weathered in the elements. I use Indian Ink mixed about 1 : 3 with distilled water and a little isopropyl. Iain Rice describes this in his trackwork book. It d...
by steve howe
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: Progress Day 22nd November 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 737

Re: Progress Day 22nd November 2018

Yes I'm intrigued by all these lead weights on both threads - has somebody been up on the church roof lately? :shock:
by steve howe
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 237
Views: 20508

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Hi Tony, I have just finished fitting Cobalts to our Watermouth project where the trackwork has quite a variety of stretcher bar systems from the original Studiolith curtain track to the wire in PTFE tube and some Masokits ones. Personally I am very keen on the Masokits ones, but that's just a perso...
by steve howe
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Exactoscale Products
Replies: 67
Views: 11771

Re: Exactoscale Products

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by steve howe
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: MR Johnson 0F
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: MR Johnson 0F

Brilliant!

Thanks very much Mark.

Steve
by steve howe
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: MR Johnson 0F
Replies: 3
Views: 529

MR Johnson 0F

I've recently been given the battered corpse of a ex.MR Johnson 0F 0-4-0 (K's body with a half decent scratchbuilt chassis) I have dismembered it to most of its component parts by embalming in Cellulose thinners, and am now surveying the grisly results. I'd like to try and resurrect it to something ...
by steve howe
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 166
Views: 22883

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Just for interest, Kernow have an update on their railmotor in their latest weekly newsletter.

can't post a link here as it was emailed to me.


steve
by steve howe
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 88
Views: 8776

Re: Alpha Mill

I started this little project https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=101&t=3745&p=56161&hilit=inglenook#p56161 a few years back and its been on the back burner till recently. The reason for its sudden resurrection is because I have been asked to do a demo. at a model engineering...
by steve howe
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 88
Views: 8776

Re: Alpha Mill

Thanks Howard,

Its not an actual mill as it had to be conjoured up to fit the space, but the link was very useful, thanks.

Steve
by steve howe
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 88
Views: 8776

Re: Alpha Mill

Were mill engines always horizontal cylinder or did some use rotative beam engines? I only ask because I am working on an inglenook project at the moment which features a Pennine mill in the background and the engine house is quite tall with a large arched window. There were a lot of rotative beam-...
by steve howe
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 88
Views: 8776

Re: Alpha Mill

[/quote] Here is another animation which perhaps shows the engine room and rope race a bit better. TJgEZLNEUpI Best wishes,[/quote] Were mill engines always horizontal cylinder or did some use rotative beam engines? I only ask because I am working on an inglenook project at the moment which features...
by steve howe
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Great Electric Train Show
Replies: 1
Views: 390

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: 12004

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: 12004

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: 12004

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: 15
Views: 1170

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: 12004

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: 15
Views: 1170

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: 15
Views: 1170

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: 152
Views: 11632

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: 152
Views: 11632

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: 611
Views: 50092

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...

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