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by SHurst
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: North East Essex (NEEAG)
Topic: NEEAG January 2017 meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 1107

Re: NEEAG January 2017 meeting

Hello Jol and a new moulded carriage bogie kit. Further information on this last item is the subject of an embargo but LNER modelers will be delighted. In that "other place" :o - i.e. RM Web, :shock: reference is made to "LNER Carriage bodies, designed in UK and produced in China"...
by SHurst
Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Livingston - West Lothian Starters Group
Replies: 107
Views: 20964

Re: Livingston - West Lothian Starters Group

Hi Paul and Philip On the subject of cellulose paints for models, what exactly is available these days in the small quantities required for such use ? Not having done any cellulose painting but having in the past seen excellent results and several references to it recently - including yours above - ...
by SHurst
Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Etched shorting strips for wheels on split axle chassis etc.
Replies: 9
Views: 1985

Re: Etched shorting strips for wheels on split axle chassis etc.

I'm sure there was an alternative manufacturer but I cannot remember who.


Brassmasters - A403 :thumb

Simon
by SHurst
Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 8th September 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1080

Re: NAG Meeting 8th September 2016

:thumb "The sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related that it is difficult to class them separately.
One step above the sublime makes the ridiculous and one step above the ridiculous makes the sublime again" ;)
(Thomas Paine)

Simon
by SHurst
Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2016
Replies: 115
Views: 23558

Re: Scaleforum 2016

:o
"fantastic! Surely this puts the DCC v Analogue debate to bed. Clockwork rules"


Ah but it derailed on the start of a curve :( so that only leaves the "rigid/compensated/sprung" and "gauge widened /non gauge widened" debates to resolve..... : :twisted:

Simon
by SHurst
Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Hornby Collet coaches
Replies: 6
Views: 2053

Re: Hornby Collet coaches

Also of interest may be Gerry Beale's article on these coaches in Model Railway Journal No 247. In his conversion to EM gauge ( :o ) he points out that with drop in wheel sets,"the Hornby brake blocks line up with the wheels with only a slight chamfer on the back of the brake blocks to ensure f...
by SHurst
Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Perth Model Railway Exhibition
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

Re: Perth Model Railway Exhibition

A show worth attending :thumb A caution though, Scotrail are currently experiencing a series of strikes, 24hrs today and Thursday 23rd with a 48hr strike due on Saturday/Sunday 25th- 26th :( Talks broke down yesterday and the latest news is that Edinburgh-Perth-Inverness route hopes to run a limited...
by SHurst
Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Will L
Topic: Buck Jumping on Mass
Replies: 53
Views: 26912

Re: Buck Jumping on Mass

David

Quite simply the choice of "marker holes" on the jig and corresponding "slots" on the hornblock tags allows for the height of the CSB wire to be varied to avoid possible obstructions such as brake hangers etc. Clever really. ;)

Simon
by SHurst
Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: P4 Starter Pack A: 16T Steel Mineral Wagon
Replies: 99
Views: 27734

Re: A wagon tutorial

Wow - what an interesting thread. I have learnt so much more about building wagons :) As for "Social Media Threads" , why not opt for the simple solution and all move to RMWeb :?: This would have the added advantage of keeping this forum clear for all the "bone idle" and "so...
by SHurst
Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: How soon does a train move after a signal is cleared?
Replies: 23
Views: 4557

Re: How soon does a train move after a signal is cleared?

I have heard it said that the Driver is only the chauffeur for the Guard on the Signalman's railway....... but I couldn't possible comment on that :)

Simon
by SHurst
Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Sub 4ft radius curves
Replies: 21
Views: 5686

Re: Sub 4ft radius curves

Dave Bradwell's 9F chassis will go round a 3' radius curve so you should be in with a good chance with a Pacific... I think you will find that in his instructions for the 9F Chassis, Dave states: "My own model will run around 1 metre radius, laid accurately with a template" "The limi...
by SHurst
Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: Martin Finney 3232 class and Malcolm Mitchell 517
Replies: 16
Views: 4702

Re: Martin Finney 3232 class and Malcolm Mitchell 517

I have a self imposed rule I rarely break:


Didn't Shaw say the there was only one Gloden Rule - there are no Golden Rules ? ;)
Nice models Criag. :thumb

Simon
by SHurst
Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Martin Finney
Replies: 25
Views: 7547

Re: Martin Finney

So the continued availability of a top of the range of kits is safeguarded yet the enterprise that does this is criticised for apparently "supporting the RTR market" at the expense of "real" modelling (whatever that is these days) :( That seems a little unfair at this early stage...
by SHurst
Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum Attendance and Location
Replies: 180
Views: 23935

Re: Scaleforum 2015

Presumably those who don't use it won't mind losing it. Not all together true as some of us live a lot further away from Scaleforum venues than others so may not attend as often as we would like. As to what Scalefour North is doing that Scaleforum is not doing - how about its being held approximate...
by SHurst
Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Newport and Gwent (NAGNAG)
Topic: Newport MRS - NAGNAG Open Day Saturday 7th March 2015
Replies: 51
Views: 12812

Re: Newport MRS - NAGNAG Open Day Saturday 7th March 2015

Sounds like a popular Hugh Grant film title " The Englishman who went down a Hill and come up a MoundThen,,,,,," :)

Simon
by SHurst
Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Metric Nuts and Bolts
Replies: 13
Views: 3324

Re: Metric Nuts and Bolts

Suppose "sprechen sie english bette" was not much help...? ( Most usually did - especially if they wanted to sell you something ! ;)

Simon
by SHurst
Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Metric Nuts and Bolts
Replies: 13
Views: 3324

Re: Metric Nuts and Bolts

John

How much - "Wie Viel ( bitte )"..... :thumb

Simon
by SHurst
Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Dean Goods
Replies: 13
Views: 3912

Re: Dean Goods

Even more so with todays news about Comet

Very best wishes to Geoff Brewin at this difficult time and hopes for a full and speedy recovery

Simon
by SHurst
Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Dean Goods
Replies: 13
Views: 3912

Re: Dean Goods

In the near future both may have the same degree of unavailability............. :(
by SHurst
Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Newbie Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 4622

Re: Newbie Questions

This looks very much like what use to be marketed as "Model Torque" and distributed by InterCity Models of Porthleven. The proprietor of Model Torque passed away in late 2012 and the company ceased trading around Christmas 2012. I have personally used two Model Torque replacements in Lima ...
by SHurst
Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2014
Replies: 97
Views: 25816

Re: Scalefour North 2014

So far four attending from Inverness - approx. 375 miles .......... :thumb

Simon
by SHurst
Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Crankpin throw for an ex. LBSCR 'Terrier'?
Replies: 6
Views: 3102

Re: Crankpin throw for an ex. LBSCR 'Terrier'?

The Tom Middlemass book "Stroudley and his Terriers" ( Pendragon) contains a detailed sectional drawing covering pages 24 and 25. This shows that the crank throw on the centre driving cranks is clearly marked as being 10 inches. The axle centre to coupling rod crank pin centre position on ...
by SHurst
Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 93083

Re: Scaleforum 2013

Yes learning can be difficult - the terms "imply" and "infer" often cause problems - especially when neither really fits the bill. Withdrawal of "management speak" duly noted - as are differing opinions of members on a "members forum" ( pardon the plain Englis...
by SHurst
Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 93083

Re: Scaleforum 2013

Wow -all these years a "member" of the Society and now I have finally reached that exalted modern status of a "customer" and thus part of a "customer base"..... 8-) :)
by SHurst
Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 44469

Re: MRJ Binders

If another "run" is being considered then I would be requiring 10 if possible ?

Regrds

Simon

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