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by Lord Colnago
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Layouts
Topic: De Graafstroom - OntraXS!
Replies: 23
Views: 539

Re: De Graafstroom - OntraXS!

Thanks for a very interesting presentation Vincent. I particularly enjoyed seeing the ingenious methods used to create the various moving features. The dental floss is well beyond the capabilities of my eyesight! Thanks again.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 1041

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Ah, the joys of modelling. All hail to the carpet god. We giveth and he takes away.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 1041

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Having finished my official stand duties for the day I would just like to record my thanks to all those who have taken part in whatever capacity. I would particularly like to thank those who made today possible for the hard work that that involved. Many thanks indeed and the day isn't over yet!

John.
by Lord Colnago
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 1041

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Hi Peter,

Hope you find plenty to inspire.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 1041

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Back for another stint on the stand. Happy to answer any questions on North Elmham while I'm here.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 1041

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

It has bucketed down here in Norfolk for two days and nights and caused all sorts of problems with water ingress and a locked out central heating boiler, so if we had been at Aylesbury, I would have had to return home. The virtual show has been a welcome distraction, even if I am sat here with a coa...
by Lord Colnago
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Drighlington and Adwalton
Replies: 15
Views: 419

Re: Drighlington and Adwalton

Hi Steve,

Just had a watch. All I can say is, inspiring. Great to see accurate operation. Love to see more at some point.

All the best,

John.
by Lord Colnago
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: transfers for signals?
Replies: 7
Views: 694

Re: transfers for signals?

Dave,

Try www.hall-royd-junction.co.uk

They appear to have a good selecsignals.transfers for both upper and lower quadrant signals.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Running out of coal.
Replies: 13
Views: 823

Re: Running out of coal.

Hi Jim,

I would imagine that if you go for a slightly less than half full tender it won't be too far off and would probably look right too.

John
by Lord Colnago
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: transfers for signals?
Replies: 7
Views: 694

Re: transfers for signals?

Hi David,

I too have a vague recollection of some waterside transfers for signal arms. Try MSE, I think it may have been them.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 582
Views: 143619

Re: Brettell Road

Hi Jim,

That brings back childhood memories of dingy towpaths and run down smoky surroundings. It always seemed a bit sinister to me. A lovely (if that's the right word in the circumstances) job. Look forward to more.
by Lord Colnago
Fri May 15, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Cancellation of Scaleforum 2020.
Replies: 11
Views: 2861

Cancellation of Scaleforum 2020.

It is with regret that the Committee has decided to cancel Scaleforum this year. The situation with regards to availability of accommodation and the ability to find somewhere to eat, whether our exhibitors would feel comfortable in attending and whether visitors would feel the same were factors in t...
by Lord Colnago
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: North Norfolk
Topic: Stock for North Elmham
Replies: 8
Views: 2288

Re: Stock for North Elmham

Hi James, I found that it wasn't easy to part the top of the body from the bottom and I didn't want to push it! There is some lead sheet in the hopper bottom but not enough. When we get the new chassis we'll be losing that. I think I'll look at drilling into the base of the body to add lead sheet wh...
by Lord Colnago
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 29457

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Hi David, The last line of your posting sums it up nicely. We only learn from these warts and all postings such as yours. I for one am grateful that you shared your problem with us all especially as it shows that these things can happen to any of us regardless of talent. Whilst its a bit of a "...
by Lord Colnago
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: North Norfolk
Topic: Stock for North Elmham
Replies: 8
Views: 2288

Stock for North Elmham

In the absence of any chance for us to meet for the foreseeable future, I thought it was about time that I posted some pictures of the first batch of Grain wagons that I have been working on for the layout. I have been meaning to do this for some time but never seem to have got around to it until no...
by Lord Colnago
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 126
Views: 40507

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

I thought that now would be the best time to tackle the tank itself. I put the weight in the tank when I built the LMS 2000 gallon version and can't see any reason not to do the same here. I decided to roll the lead sheet so that it would be a good fit inside the tank and hence give me a better glue...
by Lord Colnago
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 126
Views: 40507

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

B+ and A. I'll take that Terry. Thanks. I started off tonight by fitting the end tank support stays. These are simply 0.45mm. n/s wire threaded through the tank supports and down into previously drilled holes in the chassis overlays. There was a little mis-alignment in one or two which was easily fi...
by Lord Colnago
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 126
Views: 40507

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

As mentioned yesterday, some gentle filing and shaping has taken place and the shape of the casting has been restored. I also needed to simulate the bolts that hold the end stays in place as these had been lost when the damage took place. After drilling through with a 0.5mm. drill at the correct ang...
by Lord Colnago
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 126
Views: 40507

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

Hi Terry and Will, Yes, I did think of building the damage up with white metal but I haven't worked with it for some time, apart from tidying and fixing castings, and thought discretion might be the better part of valour in this instance, especially given the nature of the casting. I don't think tha...
by Lord Colnago
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 126
Views: 40507

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

I had a change of heart as to the next jobs to do. I fitted the end castings, of which more later, the buffers and solebar corner plates. This was all straightforward stuff and needs no real explanation from me but if you do have any questions then just ask. After that it was time to fit the running...
by Lord Colnago
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...
Replies: 54
Views: 4226

Re: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...

Hi Paul,

That's an excellent finish. Did you use enamel paint for the Midland grey? I ask because some of these washes don't like acrylic.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North Cancellation
Replies: 12
Views: 1899

Re: Scalefour North Cancellation

Hi Dave,

We are currently looking at what we can do. Its unlikely that the AGM will take place as scheduled but we will inform the membership as soon as a decision has been reached.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North Cancellation
Replies: 12
Views: 1899

Re: Scalefour North Cancellation

Hi Ken, Many thanks for your very generous offer to help financially but we couldn't possibly take anyone's money without giving something in return. We do appreciate such supportive comments and suggestions so thanks again. I would add that I entirely echo David's comments on supporting our traders...
by Lord Colnago
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North Cancellation
Replies: 12
Views: 1899

Scalefour North Cancellation

As many of you will know, the Committee took the position that Scalefour North would go ahead this year unless the event was cancelled by the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School or that Government advice changed from what it was when our decision was made. That situation has now been reached with today's...
by Lord Colnago
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 126
Views: 40507

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

No Mike, not stupid at all. You have to cut small gaps in the brake linkages in order to get the wheels in and out. Its a bit of a shame to have to do it but there's no other way. I'll cover it in due course.

John.

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