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by LesGros
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23141

Re: Scaleforum 2019

...The workshop areas did not seem to be all that busy ... Mick I can assure you that, for those of us taking part, the workshops were very busy; so much so on the Sunday, that I ran out of time to see all I wished. A Tardis would have been very useful. :D My thanks to the Workshop tutors for all o...
by LesGros
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23141

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Flymo wrote: Hi Les, As set out in the July issue of the News (no, I haven't had time to read it yet either...): "Those attending the workshops for the construction of the common crossing or the turnout blades will need to bring with them their basic track building toolkit to include as a minim...
by LesGros
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23141

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Bumped posting: Dear Terry, what tools would one need to bring if signing up for the track building seminars? It has an implication as to whether hold luggage is booked or not. regards Terry, I too was pondering what tools would be sensible to pack for use at the workshops. [ Not worried about hold ...
by LesGros
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23141

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Just count your blessings Tim
:D
by LesGros
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23141

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Rod Cameron wrote:
... My 'gulp' was not to suggest we were surprised to be on the list (as if), just the extra responsibility that someone was coming 10,000 miles to see it...

It makes my 1050 miles round trip drive seem pretty puny! :D
by LesGros
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Catch Points
Replies: 46
Views: 2804

Re: Catch Points

grovenor-2685 wrote:For the requirements then driver's reminiscences and PWI interpretation give a rough guide, but you can read the real documentation on line.
To save the googling I have attached two of them here ...


Thank you Keith,
Interesting historical documents. :thumb
by LesGros
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23141

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: 2170

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: 2170

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: 249
Views: 23141

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: 249
Views: 23141

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: 249
Views: 23141

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: 2170

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: 249
Views: 23141

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: 17607

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: 1631

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: 3023

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: 3023

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: 3023

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: 3023

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: 3023

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: 3023

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: 1313

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: 282
Views: 51393

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: 1535

Re: close up photos of GWR tubular signals

Image at Honeybourne; a nice example of a catch point too :)

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