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by charles davidson
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Explosives
Replies: 16
Views: 4355

Re: Explosives

Certainly in Scotland a fireman in coal mining terms was the man who inspected his district. There would be several districts and if all the firemen pronounced it safe the men would then go underground. Their lives depended on the firemen. The men who fired the shots were shotfirers, hence the S at ...
by charles davidson
Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: P4 Starter Pack B: RCH 7 Plank Open
Replies: 23
Views: 10111

Re: A wagon tutorial - 2

Could I venture to suggest that the axle box/spring units shown in the photo in the last post need a little attention? The hangers at the end of the springs represent those used with (usually) 9" steel solebars. The upper part of the spring hangers can be filed down to represent the alternative...
by charles davidson
Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2016
Replies: 50
Views: 9589

Re: Scalefour North 2016

Many many thanks to the S4N organisers for a superb show. I have attended most years from the Horbury school era and in my opinion this was the best year ever - part educational, part wallet slimming, part catch up with old friends and always cheery. Well worth the 06.15 departure in the Saturday fr...
by charles davidson
Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Caley Jumbo modern kit proposed
Replies: 21
Views: 7680

Re: Caley Jumbo modern kit proposed

Thanks for your help

Interest now noted via the good offices of Dave Franks just in case I'm doing something senior.

Charles Davidson
by charles davidson
Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Caley Jumbo modern kit proposed
Replies: 21
Views: 7680

Re: Caley Jumbo modern kit proposed

Dearly wish to express an interest in the Jumbo kit but when trying to register keep getting stuck at the puzzle box answer. There does not seem to be a puzzle to answer? Help!

Charles Davidson
by charles davidson
Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Airbrushing varnish: advice sought
Replies: 62
Views: 22146

Re: Airbrushing varnish: advice sought

Changing the subject slightly but picking up the point of old (ok 25+ years) transfers, I'm still using up sheets of Woodhead pressfix BR wagon numbering and PO liveries. No surprise that these now have zero tack and call for a different approach - I treat them as waterslide but using Carr's Transfi...
by charles davidson
Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Dry Print Lettering
Replies: 2
Views: 2972

Re: Dry Print Lettering

Steve

I always used to use Carr's Transfix with Woodhead transfers and others, effectively treating them like waterslide transfers and have had success using this method for old sheets. It doesn't work every time but may be worth a go (usual disclaimer)

Charles Davidson

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