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by David B
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: GER Society list of 4mm models
Replies: 33
Views: 1567

Re: GER Society list of 4mm models

This is something that's been produced for a few years. I'm sure that other line societies would benefit from something similar, as you say. The LNWR Society has an excellent online offering. Choosing at random... http://www.lnwrs.org.uk/Modelling/4mmlocos.php The Great Western has listings on hand...
by David B
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Di-limonene supplier in UK?
Replies: 12
Views: 1721

Re: Di-limonene supplier in UK?

I bought a bottle a while ago from Andrew Hartshorne, Wizard Models. I could not find it on a search of his website, but it might be worth asking.
by David B
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Winter scenes - snow vision
Replies: 14
Views: 2192

Re: Winter scenes - snow vision

essdee wrote: Okehampton, Winter 62/3? Just the snow.........?


snow_g0645.jpg
by David B
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Winter scenes - snow vision
Replies: 14
Views: 2192

Re: Winter scenes - snow vision

Enigma wrote:Wasn't there an exhibition layout set in the snow?


There was Blackston Junction which was at Scaleforum back in 2011. More frost than snow.
by David B
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Winter scenes - snow vision
Replies: 14
Views: 2192

Re: Winter scenes - snow vision

See John Dornom's snow diorama in MRJ 182 (2008, p83) in which he displays a GWR autocoach (7mm) at a wayside stop with a couple of figures.
by David B
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Warley Virtual Event
Replies: 20
Views: 2914

Re: Warley Virtual Event


Thanks, Steve. It was like watching paint dry, so I went outside to do something useful. I will browse later.
by David B
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Warley Virtual Event
Replies: 20
Views: 2914

Re: Warley Virtual Event

I've tried the You Tube link and find very little for the Virtual show - plenty of past videos; not much for the 'show'. I expect I am missing something but I can't work out what.
by David B
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: andrewnummelin
Topic: Little & Large - The Socially-Distanced Challenge
Replies: 33
Views: 7805

Re: Little & Large - The Socially-Distanced Challenge

That is very nice, Andrew. It was a heavy vehicle and your model conveys that weight - it has 'presence'. It has been very interesting following the creation of the wagon. Well done.
by David B
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Area Groups
Topic: Area Groups and Zoom
Replies: 20
Views: 2646

Re: Area Groups and Zoom

So, are these U3A groups in breach of Zoom's terms? Why does Zoom make it possible for someone to delegate the running of a meeting? There are contradictions here.
by David B
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Area Groups
Topic: Area Groups and Zoom
Replies: 20
Views: 2646

Re: Area Groups and Zoom

Our local U3A group has a license and the organisers of various interest groups are using it to hold regular meetings with interested people. It has worked very well and simply, so I don't understand the Committee's reluctance, mentioned by Will, to aid Area Groups. It would seem to me to be a good ...
by David B
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Mk2 Lever frame musings
Replies: 75
Views: 17429

Re: Mk2 Lever frame musings

I put a thread on the top of the lever, used a tap on the handle and screwed them together. A bit of preparatory work was needed - rounding the top of the lever laminations (which I made sure had been well soldered together) before using a die and drilling out the handle before using the tap.
by David B
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Heating the Workshop
Replies: 16
Views: 2097

Re: Heating the Workshop

I am in the process of replacing an LPG 'wood' burner (which needs new parts but they are no longer available), with these heaters, also known as infra-red heaters. The thermostat is progammable so a supplementary heater is unnecessay. I got mine from Herschel . Mine are not installed yet as I need ...
by David B
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Source for Branchlines Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 2270

Re: Source for Branchlines Wheels

As there is no website for Branchlines, is there any way of knowing what he sells other than seeing him at an exhibition (!) or phoning him up?
by David B
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: David B
Topic: Lost Property
Replies: 26
Views: 12630

Re: Lost Property

For the recent Virtual Missenden Autumn Weekend I was asked to do a trip through my toolbox, a repeat of one I did at Missenden's Spring Weekend back in March. In it, I mention very thin files by which I mean between 10 and 20 thou. I also refer to very small seconds files which were also in a post ...
by David B
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Instructions for M Mitchell/David Geen 45/55xx kit
Replies: 15
Views: 1068

Re: Instructions for M Mitchell/David Geen 45/55xx kit

Noel wrote:http://www.swindonworks.co.uk/kit-instructions.html

Beware - some instructions for the 517 are mixed in with the 44/45/55xx.
by David B
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Old photography
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Old photography

I came across this article, about the photographs taken by a young man in the early years of the C20, on the BBC News website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-54540018 They have been turned in to an exhibition at Bradford Museum which has been put on-line because of the virus: https://vi...
by David B
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 17/18 October - Missenden Virtual Autumn Weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 1539

Re: 17/18 October - Missenden Virtual Autumn Weekend

Having had privileged access, I copied what will be the front page on Saturday. I did it to show the organisation and what 'modelling rooms' there are that will be available to view when the Weekend begins on Saturday. As far as I know, the content will be available thereafter and some of the 'live'...
by David B
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 17/18 October - Missenden Virtual Autumn Weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 1539

Re: 17/18 October - Missenden Virtual Autumn Weekend

Paul Townsend wrote:[quote="David B" live events by experienced modellers and tutors, many of whom will be familiar to you - Mike Sharman,

Thats remarkable! I trust Hilary knows.


Just the written word - no personal appearance.
by David B
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 17/18 October - Missenden Virtual Autumn Weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 1539

17/18 October - Missenden Virtual Autumn Weekend

Missenden Railway Modellers are having a virtual Autumn Weekend on 17th and 18th October which is free and open to everyone. This is not an exhibition but an accumulation of articles, videos and a few live events by experienced modellers and tutors, many of whom will be familiar to you - Ian Rathbon...
by David B
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Resistance Soldering Unit
Replies: 7
Views: 1190

Re: Resistance Soldering Unit

I hadn't realised that red button was the so-called foot switch. It's quite inadequate. No, this does seem very 'second' when put up against the LRM unit.
by David B
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Resistance Soldering Unit
Replies: 7
Views: 1190

Re: Resistance Soldering Unit

Is this the unit? https://www.frost.co.uk/carbon-resistance-soldering-system/ I see the two reviewers both mention railway modelling, one 7mm, the other does not say what scale. The unit has an output of 6v which is much higher than the LRM RSU (though how this relates to current I do not know) and ...
by David B
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: How can a chain securing link be made?
Replies: 11
Views: 1665

Re: How can a chain securing link be made?

Flatten the ends of the wire in the jaws of a pair of pliers, near the hinge, drill the holes then shape the ends.
by David B
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Glazing - your thoughts please
Replies: 29
Views: 2455

Re: Glazing - your thoughts please

Mark and David B - two questions about using glass coverslips: firstly David have you had Mark's breakages problem? And secondly, looking online the slips appear to be less than 0.2mm thick, so are pretty flimsy - do you have to find one of the right size (different sizes are available) or is there...

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