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by Paul Townsend
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: None specific model products
Replies: 24
Views: 1992

Re: None specific model products

Bought a litre of mek on Amazon for about the same price as a bottle from Slaters. Should last a while. Andrew, may be worth taking into account the cautionary tale I posted at https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=6459&p=68764#p68764 . There may well be situations and materi...
by Paul Townsend
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 13260

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I shall have to see whether better times are attainable via the Berks & Hants, Alternatively perhaps someone coming by car can provide a lift. Worth asking around or on here. :) Thanks for the suggestion, Terry, which quickly prompted the offer of such a lift from one generous spirit. Fortunate...
by Paul Townsend
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 13260

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Rod, was looking forward to seeing Burntisland, now I'm adding Balcombe to the list, well done on some great modelling. regards Philip - doing around 900miles via Heathrow, having managed to combine Scalefour with meetings in London in the week prior to the event :D Oh for the good old days where m...
by Paul Townsend
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Resistance Soldering Seminar.
Replies: 2
Views: 821

Re: Resistance Soldering Seminar.

It was a very useful and sociable session. I have used an RSU for certain jobs for 20 + years, ever since Bernard Weller introduced me to the technique, and especially a lot last year building Broad Gauge baulk road so had considered I had little to learn but went along on principle to support a gro...
by Paul Townsend
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side
Replies: 36
Views: 6187

Re: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side

Chris, Thanks for doing this. I'm sure that it will be a great help to visitors to Scaleforum (apart from the Bristol Area Group, who traditionally just need pointing at the nearest curry house...). Flymo "nearest" :( read aS "BEST" :D I see that you've added feedback on places ...
by Paul Townsend
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 52
Views: 3112

Re: Wizard Models

Which reminds me. I must go over and see how many members have contributed new material to the Scalefour Notes, that others can share and benefit from... Gosh, its years since I looked at that......lots of useful knowhow is there! Must have had a senior moment, as it has only existed since June! St...
by Paul Townsend
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 52
Views: 3112

Re: Wizard Models

Which reminds me. I must go over and see how many members have contributed new material to the Scalefour Notes, that others can share and benefit from...


Gosh, its years since I looked at that......lots of useful knowhow is there!
by Paul Townsend
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Group
Topic: Narrow Gauge Group
Replies: 9
Views: 3819

Re: Narrow Gauge Group

I see the Bachmann ones are over £15 each and Peco do some at about £10 each. I daresay someone wanting several might prefer the economic route via our etches.
by Paul Townsend
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Group
Topic: Narrow Gauge Group
Replies: 9
Views: 3819

Ffestiniog slate waggons

Gosh, 2 requests for more info! I am surprised as I have sat on these for 5 years and they have been on BGS website most of that time. Perhaps the key is the "Broad" versus " Narrow" ;) Here is a piccy. F4112 Ffestiniog slate waggon etch.JPG There are 13 available at price shown ...
by Paul Townsend
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Group
Topic: Narrow Gauge Group
Replies: 9
Views: 3819

Re: Ffestiniog Slate Waggon kits

I represent the Broad Gauge Society and manage 4mm sales of kits and bits. For reasons lost in the mists of time I hold a few etches for the 2ton braked, unratcheted waggon. I would like to sell these to a good home and start by asking here if anyone is interested. I have put an ad in our sales page...
by Paul Townsend
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 13260

Re: Scaleforum 2019

He should wear a red name-badge!
by Paul Townsend
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 52
Views: 3112

Re: Wizard Models

Visiting layout transport and accommodation costs are our biggest expense, after the venue, so I have to work to a shrinking budget to try and break even. It never ceases to amaze me what some people/clubs expenses are to bring their layout to a show. Eight operators, hire van for four days and thr...
by Paul Townsend
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 52
Views: 3112

Re: Wizard Models

I agree with David B's points. I have experience as the Sales front of 4mm stuff for the Broad Gauge Society. I mostly sell by mail order but have attended up to 3 shows a year with stock. Compared to Wizards average of one every 3 weeks this is miniscule! However, I note that the boost in sales, bo...
by Paul Townsend
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Fret Saw Blades
Replies: 13
Views: 1153

Re: Fret Saw Blades

Not sure about fretsaw blades.
Piercing saw blades...used to be best supplier = Shesto, but now not good.
I still have a range of their sizes.

Cousins are good and tell you all about size codes etc.
https://www.cousinsuk.com/product/af-sw ... saw-blades
by Paul Townsend
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 13260

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I see it's now re-opened as the Polka Hop. As this is a species of morris dance I've never danced Morris, John, but in my younger days in London I used to know quite a few Morris dancers [mostly female] from both Cotswold and North West England Clog traditions, but I don't remember ever having hear...
by Paul Townsend
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 13260

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Another way of getting to know more bods at Scaleforum is to change your Avatar here to a mug shot. If you have said something positive and memorable here then bods will want to talk to you and can now seek you out. Works for me! Yes, I do see this as a good idea - & so have added one according...
by Paul Townsend
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Track Laying
Replies: 32
Views: 2437

Re: Track Laying

There's another benefit to wooden sleepers if you're a ham-fisted modeller like me (not suggesting for one moment this applies to you, Paul, as you're clearly much better organised and prepared than I ever am) - if you happen to get a hot soldering iron near them, as I've just done fixing up the gr...
by Paul Townsend
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Track Laying
Replies: 32
Views: 2437

Re: Track Laying

Hi Paul, These are the solvents that I use for plastics: Plastic solvents.JPG They range from left to right in aggressiveness. You need different types of solvent because not all plastic is the same, and it behaves differently. - at the left is Limolene. This is fairly recent product on the market,...
by Paul Townsend
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 13260

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Another way of getting to know more bods at Scaleforum is to change your Avatar here to a mug shot.

If you have said something positive and memorable here then bods will want to talk to you and can now seek you out.

Works for me!
by Paul Townsend
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 13260

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I reckon the social aspect is also important. Meeting old chums and exchanging reminiscences of the year's modelling successes and disasters. I'm sure that's good - if you know people at the show and have "old chums" there. If you come from an area that has very few P4 modellers and as a ...
by Paul Townsend
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 13260

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I reckon the social aspect is also important. Meeting old chums and exchanging reminiscences of the year's modelling successes and disasters. Many of us learn a lot from web exchanges especially our superb E-Forum. However tinkling the keys only satisfies some needs! Curry and ale is usually good to...
by Paul Townsend
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Joggled Stockrails
Replies: 65
Views: 5772

Re: Joggled Stockrails

I'm disappointed that we've failed to convince you that the joggle is unnecessary, Julian. The work of the devil, in fact. I will, though, agree that pcb trackwork, 60s style is great fun - all my visible fiddle yard is made this way. It's just nice to do something quickly for a change, although it...
by Paul Townsend
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.
Replies: 40
Views: 2709

Re: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.

Just to keep the record straight and despite the impression this forum gives, csbs are only one type of spring and there are many others - it isn't csbs OR compensation, full stop. DaveB Pedant alert: There are plenty of threads in this forum that discuss other springing systems. You are right that...
by Paul Townsend
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Wheel cleaning
Replies: 11
Views: 845

Re: Wheel cleaning

Lovely chap, Matthias, said no problem. If I dismantle it to ponder mods and abandon the project he will give a full refund. That's both generous and helpful. As a matter of interest, what's the retail price of the cleaner? Having seen it I suspect it's not cheap. DT I don't know. The importer/ UK ...
by Paul Townsend
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Wheel cleaning
Replies: 11
Views: 845

Re: Wheel cleaning

Imagine a motorised window cleaner..... :D

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