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by Brian Harrap
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 31190

Re: Scaleforum 2019

You know I suppose its a sign of my advancing years but I can't recall quite who I've spoken to about the disposal of Sentinel Street at S4um. I do recall a group of three or four gentlemen who showed an interest in buying the layout - if you are till interested and you offer still stands, please ge...
by Brian Harrap
Mon May 15, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Re: Track and Wheel Standards
Replies: 35
Views: 9768

Re: Track and Wheel Standards

Flymo748 wrote:
Brian Harrap wrote:Dunno how I ever get anything to run. B


Those of us who have seen you, and your splendid layouts, in action would suggest it is an arcane combination of mystical incantations, sacrificed goats and a gurt big file...

Cheers
Flymo

................and a sprinkling of fairy dust. B
by Brian Harrap
Thu May 11, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Re: Track and Wheel Standards
Replies: 35
Views: 9768

Re: Track and Wheel Standards

Dunno how I ever get anything to run. B
by Brian Harrap
Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: Does anyone ever enter anything on here?
Replies: 6
Views: 3041

Re: Does anyone ever enter anything on here?

Another action packed evening at the Holcombe village hall again last night. I didn't count but I reckon there must have been a pretty well full turn out of local members. The test track had all sorts of trains roaring around in all directions, many steam types I couldn't identify, diesels on freigh...
by Brian Harrap
Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: Does anyone ever enter anything on here?
Replies: 6
Views: 3041

Re: Does anyone ever enter anything on here?

Quite a hive of activity at DRAG last night. Not seen so much going on since that gang of web challenged spiders ran amok amongst the catenary on QUAI:87 (which, incidentally, had a good last outing at Nailsea at the weekend). Back at DRAG we had Balcombe viaduct assembled in all its (long) glory, r...
by Brian Harrap
Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: Does anyone ever enter anything on here?
Replies: 6
Views: 3041

Does anyone ever enter anything on here?

Does anyone ever enter anything on here?
by Brian Harrap
Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2015 23rd & 24th May
Replies: 16
Views: 5801

Re: RAILEX 2015 23rd & 24th May

Horsetan wrote:
Re6/6 wrote:Not this time Tim I'm afraid.

He'll be in Poland!


....probably with his lathe.....


Poles need their wheels turning too. Baron.
by Brian Harrap
Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum Attendance and Location
Replies: 180
Views: 27393

Re: Scaleforum 2015

We will miss you and I think that will mean that this will be the first time for 6 years that no only you will miss but where you have not been an exhibitor. Quite an achievement. :) Terry Bendall[/quote] Thank you Terry, save me an (smallish) exhibitor space (someplace [nowhere is too difficult for...
by Brian Harrap
Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum Attendance and Location
Replies: 180
Views: 27393

Re: Scaleforum 2015

Has anyone suggested S4um takes place every other year? Would this halve the cost and negate the losses? And give more time for some new inavative layouts to be built? Am I being an old grouch? By the way, due to other commitments I shall not be able to attend in 2015 but will arrange to buy a ticke...
by Brian Harrap
Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Rationalised double slip
Replies: 8
Views: 3468

Re: Rationalised double slip

Excellent trackwork as ever, Jim.
Regarding French chaired track, Simon, I've come across quite a bit of that, almost got used to it.
For my own (model) track I've taken to burying it under cobbles.
Brian
by Brian Harrap
Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Rationalised double slip
Replies: 8
Views: 3468

Re: Rationalised double slip

Hi all Part of my plan for my little side project is to model a rationalised double slip, where the straight on route from one direction is fixed. It's effectively a double slip converted back into a normal point. Would something like this just have the switch at one end locked down or would some r...
by Brian Harrap
Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2014
Replies: 197
Views: 45612

Re: Scaleforum 2014

I wish there was more stuff about railway modelling and exhibiting on here and a lot less about navigating the vagaries of the motorway/rail systems. Just a thought. B
by Brian Harrap
Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2014
Replies: 197
Views: 45612

Re: Scaleforum 2014

Can you bring your lathe again?[/quote]
You should have asked at the show Ivan, it was in the van. B
by Brian Harrap
Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2014
Replies: 197
Views: 45612

Re: Scaleforum 2014

I'd just like to say a thank you to all those who were kind enough to stop by at my Axalp layout for a chat, some of you I knew, some I didn't. Anyway it was much appreciated by me that so many showed an interest in something which is just a little 'off the wall' and certainly not P4. It was also ni...
by Brian Harrap
Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: Turning wheels - wheel turning
Replies: 14
Views: 6633

Re: Turning wheels - wheel turning

Five members dragged their lathes along to DRAG last night and there was much wheel reprofiling and brass turning going on. Great fun, I wish I'd taken a picture of it all. Brian
by Brian Harrap
Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 102209

Re: Scaleforum 2013

dal-t wrote:At least that has something of the zei(s)tgeist about it ... O.K, I'll get my coat -


Pleased you've been paying attention all these years, Brian.
by Brian Harrap
Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 102209

Re: Scaleforum 2013

I'll show you mine if you'll show me yours
by Brian Harrap
Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: Turning wheels - wheel turning
Replies: 14
Views: 6633

Re: Turning wheels - wheel turning

We had the ole Unimat out again last night in the darkest depths of old Holcombe. Again several Dragsters, many of whom had never even touched a lathe before, tried their hand at wheel reprofiling. Quite succesfully too as the duly done wheelsets were seen to be given a trundle around TT2 without an...
by Brian Harrap
Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: Turning wheels - wheel turning
Replies: 14
Views: 6633

Re: Turning wheels - wheel turning

Not quite like John L suggests, but you get the idea, Brian.
by Brian Harrap
Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: Turning wheels - wheel turning
Replies: 14
Views: 6633

Turning wheels - wheel turning

I shall be converting some tinplate wheels to Proto on my Unimat 3 at Holcombe on Monday next (12th), Brian.
by Brian Harrap
Sat May 11, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Flywheels
Replies: 48
Views: 15694

Re: Flywheels

This is one of Brian's installation in a P87 Roco Dutch 08 which is sublime to drive. 1, That big flywheel makes all the difference 2, OTOH, Dave Haswell's Class 37 had a Brimalm clutch and the largest of John Lythgoe's flywheels, and was great fun - you had to put the motor into reverse to stop th...
by Brian Harrap
Thu May 09, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Flywheels
Replies: 48
Views: 15694

Re: Flywheels

Has anyone ever contemplated gearing up a flywheel -- say by 1:3? This would have the same effect, in theory, as a flywheel 3 times heavier. There would, no doubt, be practical problems, but in a larger locomotive I'd have thought these could be overcome. Allan F I did try this Alan. Firstly the mo...
by Brian Harrap
Thu May 09, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Flywheels
Replies: 48
Views: 15694

Re: Flywheels

Anyone who hasn't driven a loco with a Dynadrive clutch (other clutches are available) and a LARGE flywheel, as in Petri's example, has a rare treat in store if they ever get the chance to try it, Brian.
by Brian Harrap
Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: Stop Press. QUAI:87 scoops award at scaleforum
Replies: 6
Views: 3918

Re: Stop Press. QUAI:87 scoops award at scaleforum

Thank you for that, Danny. Did you notice that I went and forgot to bring the bulb along? - the lack of which would have made it more difficult for the rivet counters - do we still have them? see you at the AGM. Brian

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