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by David B
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 209
Views: 40045

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

This was the colour when I photographed it at Didcot in 2014.

Railmotor_g8515rw.jpg
by David B
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 9F re-visited
Replies: 12
Views: 1354

Re: 9F re-visited

I was helping on the Modelu stand at Guildex at the weekend. On Saturday afternoon, Alan scanned a chap as a driver for a 9F. These were printed that evening and on the stand on Sunday. One was also tried in an A3 on the Hatton's stand and a picture Alan took is attached, a scan from Instagram to sa...
by David B
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: A source of very fine sand
Replies: 11
Views: 877

Re: A source of very fine sand

Pet shops sell very fine sand for aquaria. They also sell chinchilla dust which I know some modellers have used. Amazon also sell very fine sand
by David B
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 52
Views: 3108

Re: Wizard Models

So far only two people have left any publicly visible trace in S4 Notes since Paul launched it on 14 June. One is me, in the Playground, the other is Martin Wynne with two substantive posts. The lack of a link to it from the members' area and the complexity of trying to contribute Too complicated f...
by David B
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 52
Views: 3108

Re: Wizard Models

The links given above seem to be the only way of accessing the Notes as there does not appear to be any link through Members' Area of the main Society website. If the earlier thread started by Paul Willis on the Forum from June has been missed by people, this would explain their ignorance.
by David B
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 52
Views: 3108

Re: Wizard Models

Could the traders morph into a demo? Ie only bring 1 of everything. Don't actively sell, but show their wares & stimulate online orders I feel that not selling could defeat the purpose. Adding the opportunity for demonstrating their products, however, could be helpful. I was struck when attendi...
by David B
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 52
Views: 3108

Re: Wizard Models

Thank you,Paul, for the detailed 'Committee response' a few posts above. It is very welcome and helps us, the members, not only to understand the complexities but to follow what the Committee is thinking, discussing and doing. In turn, we should be able to make better informed comments and suggestio...
by David B
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Maindee East for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 1473

Re: Maindee East for sale

There is also the buyer's premium on top, more than 25%!
by David B
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 52
Views: 3108

Re: Wizard Models

It may be a 'sign of the times' and cost is a very important factor. This is why I said earlier that I feel it would be advisable for Societies and show organisers to give this some serious thought, to talk to the trade and see how they might work together to ensure continued attendance of traders a...
by David B
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Fret Saw Blades
Replies: 13
Views: 1145

Re: Fret Saw Blades

Many thanks for the useful replies. As it happens, this morning I finally got to see a copy of the latest MRJ (it takes time out here in the countryside) in which Trevor Hughes has written an article on scratch building. In it, he talks about (fret) sawing, normally with the saw vertical but at an a...
by David B
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Maindee East for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 1473

Maindee East for sale

I see the P4 layout Maindee East is up for sale in an on-line auction . Auction estimate is £300 to £400 which sounds low to me as some locos and rolling stock are included. I recall a lot of interest whenever the layout was at an exhibition. There are pictures of the layout in the retrospective for...
by David B
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 52
Views: 3108

Re: Wizard Models

Paul Townsend wrote: An occasional public appearance is essential IMHO.


A very good point. Not to be seen can mean soon to be forgotten.
by David B
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 52
Views: 3108

Re: Wizard Models

I am very sorry to hear about Wizard Models' decision not to attend future shows. If more traders were to go solely on-line and abandon exhibitions, it would be detrimental in the long term to both the trade and hobby. Being able to see items, purchase from several traders on the same day, asking an...
by David B
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Fret Saw Blades
Replies: 13
Views: 1145

Fret Saw Blades

Could someone please explain the way fret and piercing saw blades are graded? I see references to 'size 6', 'size 2' and '4/0', but what do these mean in practical terms? I am used to 'teeth per inch' (tpi). Whist we are at it, what type of blade is particularly useful for any particular job? For ex...
by David B
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 156
Views: 13069

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Tim V wrote:I was sat . . .


Aarrrggghh!!
by David B
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis kits for CSB
Replies: 37
Views: 2448

Re: Chassis kits for CSB

Referring to the last article, it would seem strange carefully designing your suspension and then adding pick-ups which also press downwards on the wheels. I use top-wiper pick-ups where possible because they are less liable to be damaged being hidden and away from fingers. The phosphor bronze wire...
by David B
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis kits for CSB
Replies: 37
Views: 2448

Re: Chassis kits for CSB

The Brassmaster horn blocks with carrier plates are used on Jeremy's new steam railmotor.
by David B
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: New C&L Crowdfunding Project for P4 Plain Track
Replies: 7
Views: 761

Re: New C&L Crowdfunding Project for P4 Plain Track

There is no target date, nor does it say what one gets for their £150. My only experience of crowd funding was something my wife did for a book where she was promised a copy. The suggested donation was about 10% above the copy retail price which would have been considerably more than the cost of the...
by David B
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Resistance Soldering
Replies: 96
Views: 16412

Re: Resistance Soldering

I have had sitting in my 'maturing' box, a packet of two etches and four white metal posts which make up GWR yard gates. This is an old kit which came from Pendon Museum. When I bought them way back in the 1970s, I was rather taken with them but on getting home wondered how on earth I would make the...
by David B
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 156
Views: 13069

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Nice one, Jim. We are still missing that 'Like' button.
by David B
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 156
Views: 13069

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I am very much looking forward to demonstrating at Scaleforum in September, and getting absolutely nothing done! :)
by David B
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 156
Views: 13069

Re: Scaleforum 2019

David, can I ask, when you go to shows do you wear a name badge? Which 'David', Jim - David B or David T? If David B, then usually yes, Jim, but it does depend on why I am at a show. I feel as a representative of something it is important for people to know with whom they are dealing. It would be h...
by David B
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 156
Views: 13069

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I have found over the past few years that becoming involved in exhibitions, in my case through the Missenden and Modelu stands and a couple of times on the Scalefour stand, I have gott to know many people in the trade, on layouts and general visitors. I have also done some demonstrating. Now, whenev...
by David B
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: fine (entomological or insect) pins
Replies: 15
Views: 1635

Re: fine (entomological or insect) pins

Do you need the heads, Andrew? If not, the why not use brass or nickel silver wire?
by David B
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 156
Views: 13069

Re: Scaleforum 2019

In my view, if Scaleforum changed to something along the lines of a skills day, or something that is smaller, then those who travel long distances will be less likely to come, and there will be fewer traders who will feel it is worth while attending. If that happens then something that I think is i...

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