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by LesGros
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 5319

Re: Scaleforum 2019

:roll:

...You've all taken this too far...

:lol:
by LesGros
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: fine (entomological or insect) pins
Replies: 15
Views: 905

Re: fine (entomological or insect) pins

grovenor wrote:

Trouble is that those are 'headless' and Andrew specifically wants heads.


Ah... back to head forming then.
:(
by LesGros
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: fine (entomological or insect) pins
Replies: 15
Views: 905

Re: fine (entomological or insect) pins

andrewnummelin wrote: Unfortunately smallest metal headed pins are, I think, 0.4mm. Good Morning Andrew, I you scroll down about halfway you will find a table of sizes. in Watdon Own Make. AA is 0.004 inches (aka 4thou.) multiply by 2.54 for the diameter in mm . ie 0.004 * 2.54 = 0.01216 mm Decide o...
by LesGros
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 5319

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Martin is right, you do not need a name badge in order to strike up a conversation with another visitor. :thumb After all, there is plenty of shared interest within the exhibition space.

That said, names can give better informed context; although both Name and Avatar would be better, I think.
by LesGros
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 5319

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Armchair Modeller wrote:
Just imagine poor attendees strolling around the exhibition, proudly displaying their name badges, only to find that no one spoke to them all day. ;)

:lol:
by LesGros
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 5319

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Richard,
Oh dear! :o Are you suggesting that the absence of a name-badge should be taken as code for: "I'm feeling antisocial, don't talk to me"?
by LesGros
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: fine (entomological or insect) pins
Replies: 15
Views: 905

Re: fine (entomological or insect) pins

Jewelers' suppliers such as Cookson Gold supply formed head pins in various wire sizes and materials; worth a look.

Another option is to take a leaf out of the jewelery crafters' book; hold selected wire in grips and, after heating the end with a flame, use a small hammer to form the head.
by LesGros
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 5319

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Tim V wrote: ...Some people might like to speak to you. Unfortunately, your avatar does not give away what you look like. So they look frantically around at the name badges... David, Tim makes a valid point; I have been recognised by strangers (to me) on numerous occasions, both at Scalefour Society...
by LesGros
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Resistance Soldering
Replies: 96
Views: 14978

Re: Resistance Soldering

Paul Townsend wrote: ... INMHO there is one item in the range of relevance to us...Tweezer probes, still expensive but hard to make I have one of these, it is perfect for controlling small and delicate components. It does not replace the other soldering tools, but certainly makes fiddly jobs easier ...
by LesGros
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Exactoscale PW023
Replies: 16
Views: 1153

Re: Exactoscale PW023

Paul Townsend wrote:Thanks Alan.

Did you find any round tuits as well?

Hi Paul,
I could send you a Round-Tuit from my 3D printed parts lucky dip box, if you wish. :)
by LesGros
Wed May 22, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 2223

Re: Show attacked

"Philip Hall"wrote:
Where did the ‘charity’ comment come from, Les?

Daily Mail, Tuesday 21 May - Robert Hardman column, page 17.
by LesGros
Tue May 21, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 2223

Re: Show attacked

The total raised so far is now in excess of £81000. A fantastic response, I must say, but I can't help wondering if such an amount will become a liability in being able to use the funds in an accountable and transparent manner. A news piece today stated that the event was for a charity, the initial...
by LesGros
Mon May 20, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 2223

Re: Show attacked

Tim V wrote:This thread has morphed into a hanging and flogging. I think we should keep on the topic.

Tim,
:thumb
by LesGros
Mon May 20, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 2223

Re: Show attacked

Alan Turner wrote: ... Might this be a clue? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48300157 ...

One wonders what the Local Authority Social (services)Engineers have been up to for the last twenty or more years.
by LesGros
Sun May 19, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 2223

Re: Show attacked

The target sum was a modest £500. Last time I looked they had raised Around £1900. I suspect the figure chosen was probably to cover the lost revenue though having to cancel. Doubtless there will be a news bulletin on their website, in due course. Unfortunately, there is little that can be done abou...
by LesGros
Sun May 19, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 2223

Re: Show attacked

Bring back the stocks?
by LesGros
Mon May 06, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: RCH Wagon Drawings
Replies: 11
Views: 935

Re: RCH Wagon Drawings

Paul, Helicopter main components, gearboxes; engines etc. are replaced many times during the Aircraft service life. Individual component will have a service life based on flying hours. Oil analysis is used to monitor engine and gearbox wear. The working life of a helicopter airframe is largely depen...
by LesGros
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 263
Views: 43663

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

An interesting debate; with much to agree with on both sides. Better modellers than I, have written; that in a display layout it is more important to be consistent in the degree of scale veracity across the layout, than having a perfect Fine scale loco sitting in a medium scale landscape. Such incon...
by LesGros
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: close up photos of GWR tubular signals
Replies: 13
Views: 1090

Re: close up photos of GWR tubular signals

Image at Honeybourne; a nice example of a catch point too :)
by LesGros
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Colin Parks, Scalefour member
Replies: 20
Views: 2361

Re: Colin Parks, Scalefour member

A sad loss. Colin's thoughtful, considerate, contributions will be missed.

May I add my condolences to the Family at this painful time.

Sincerely,
by LesGros
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: 3D printing - resolution and finish
Replies: 7
Views: 974

Re: 3D printing - resolution and finish

Modern R/C vehicles can be purchased in the forms: Ready to Fly; RTF, and Almost Ready to Fly; ARTF. I interpret the Hornby RTR as equivalent to RTF and, Andy's HO kit as being equivalent to ARTF, which requires a few essential fittings to be carried out by the purchaser. In the case of R/C aircraft...
by LesGros
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side
Replies: 23
Views: 4002

Re: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side

David, You make a valid point about change, but Chris would be able to produce a better listing if it were populated with members' experience of venues over the last few years. Your pre-Railex list could then usefully refer to Chris's publication; with updating references where management reputation...
by LesGros
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Exactoscale Products
Replies: 76
Views: 18507

Re: Exactoscale Products

Great news Andrew,
by LesGros
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: A Frosty Finish
Replies: 13
Views: 2079

Re: A Frosty Finish

Perhaps him upstairs is dropping a hint that you all need to build a winter scene...
:D
by LesGros
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: A new lever frame design
Replies: 91
Views: 15691

Re: A new lever frame design

junctionmad
not the old RTFM advice , :shock:


:D
RTFM being old does not make it useless advice :!:

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