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by LesGros
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: When did aerials become common place?
Replies: 11
Views: 894

Re: When did aerials become common place?

Good Morning David, Just a bit of background from living memory. A variety of aerials adorned occupied buildings from the onset of radio broadcasting. However, there was a huge sprouting of TV antennae, starting in 1952, as people bought television sets to watch the Coronation. Most were a simple H ...
by LesGros
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: SCALEFOUR NORTH 2020 - VIRTUALLY?
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Re: SCALEFOUR NORTH 2020 - VIRTUALLY?

Derek, The lack of comment is not really that much of a surprise at this early stage. There will be many, like us, who are still coming to terms with the changes and adapting to the new reality of shield isolation for several months. The supply system is normalising but there are still some shortfal...
by LesGros
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread
Replies: 40
Views: 2610

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread

I think the problem is that some building work requires too-close proximity of workers for safety.

Employers have a duty of care; some are more diligent than others.

It does provide the idea to model a cameo comparison between building sites; a commentary on these turbulent times.
by LesGros
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread
Replies: 40
Views: 2610

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread

Commiserations Jol, We can empathise. We have had our house turned upside down, [ ie. Feng Shite ] in preparation for a complete new heating system, plus umpteen radiators, due for installation tomorrow, postponed yesterday, until further notice. :( The main problem is knowing where things are, ther...
by LesGros
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 335
Views: 87823

Re: The Burford Branch

Martin,
Thank you for sharing the images; all worthy of further study for insight into "How it was Done". :thumb

It will be interesting to see it restored in your new home.

Best wishes for a stress-free move.
by LesGros
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: A question of colour
Replies: 18
Views: 2206

Re: A question of colour

Martin,
:thumb
by LesGros
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: A question of colour
Replies: 18
Views: 2206

Re: A question of colour

Perhaps an Artistic member, such as Martin Goodall, would like to comment on the effect that ambient light has on colour percception.

At Scaleforum, the change from pre-exhibition glim lighting to ready-to-view illumination of Burntisland, for example, was most instructive.
by LesGros
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Track for battery/radio control?
Replies: 28
Views: 2200

Re: Track for battery/radio control?

Andrew,
Prusa and Colorfabb both produce a range of filament colours; there are also metallic filaments which may be suitable off -the-shelf.

See also:
https://colorfabb.com/color-on-demand

Cheery,
Les G
by LesGros
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Reduction of noise from baseboards
Replies: 12
Views: 3132

Re: Reduction of noise from baseboards

Rod,
Just an enquiry, but probably after, and in a way which would allow removal/hinging to one side for access.

cheery,
by LesGros
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Reduction of noise from baseboards
Replies: 12
Views: 3132

Re: Reduction of noise from baseboards

:idea: Has anyone tried using egg trays( papier Mache) under the base boards?

:?: If so, was it effective?
by LesGros
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame
Replies: 132
Views: 10735

Re: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame

Tony,
It also occurs to me that you could find use for "Trax 3" Signalling & Lever Frames by Jeff Geary

ISBN 978-1-9064-61-5. Obtainable from Amazon.
by LesGros
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame
Replies: 132
Views: 10735

Re: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame

John Bateson wrote: I do not know how this would link into the Society levers and locking but it may be worth a look. Tony, SigScribe4 is designed for UK railways rules and procedures. You will find these three links useful: 1. Articles about installation of Modratec equipment: http://www.modratec.c...
by LesGros
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 32713

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: 32713

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: 32713

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: 32713

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: 32713

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: 49
Views: 5683

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: 32713

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: 2986

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: 2986

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: 32713

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: 32713

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: 32713

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: 2986

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.

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