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by alaninDM
Sat May 16, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Cancellation of Scaleforum 2020.
Replies: 11
Views: 1794

Re: Cancellation of Scaleforum 2020.

Dear All, This seems more than sensible. If there are financial penalties in cancellation, I would be prepared to lob in some money into the coffers to reduce the impact. A realistic reward to a company folk who make my limited capacity feel that it is worth trying to try to attempt something reward...
by alaninDM
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: London Underground Q38 Surface Stock Trailer
Replies: 14
Views: 1061

Re: London Underground Q38 Surface Stock Trailer

I remember travelling on Q stock to and from school from Sept 65 to July 72 - mainly from. My journey was from Hackney Wick - no 6 bus to Liverpool Street then circle line to St James and then on foot to Palace Street. No Q stock on the circle line of course. But after school - 1600 and a five minut...
by alaninDM
Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Iain Rice's book on track?
Replies: 5
Views: 3266

Re: Iain Rice's book on track?

I agree with Keith: it is no longer cutting edge. But IR's enthusiasm and the prototypical information is very useful. He explains techniques so lucidly. Plus lots of excellent photos and diagrams to help understand what we are trying to achieve and what can work with fairly limited tools and skills...
by alaninDM
Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Using thick and thin sleepers, togetherish
Replies: 13
Views: 4379

Using thick and thin sleepers, togetherish

I am planning a layout, which is good. But I am anticipating a problemette: not good. I am hoping that the combined wisdom of the society can help. I invested years ago in Brook Smith sleepers and rivets and a press. I have tried, with pleasing success, to make plain track and a point or two using t...
by alaninDM
Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Basic tool set for P4 modelling
Replies: 24
Views: 9150

Re: Basic tool set for P4 modelling

As has been said the tool kit is a personal thing. But a few more bits of advice which I hope have not been already given but if so are worth repeating. 1. mainly buy the best you can afford and look after your tools and they will out last you; 2. try to avoid buying tools that seem useful or intere...
by alaninDM
Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Bench Drill Recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 3912

Re: Bench Drill Recommendations

Hi All, My first post! It occurs to me that instead of worrying too much about mounting smaller diameter drills in an expensive machine it would be easier and cheaper to buy a goodish quality reasonibly priced bench drill and either - mount sub 1.5mm drills in a collet set (perhaps expensive); - mou...

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