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by Flymo748
Mon May 06, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: RCH Wagon Drawings
Replies: 11
Views: 883

Re: RCH Wagon Drawings

Was the concept of design life used a 100 years ago I wonder. Probably not, and it would be even less likely 150 years ago, I would think. Wooden Victorian wagons probably were replaced only when it was more economic to replace rather than repair [wooden wagons could have parts replaced more or les...
by Flymo748
Thu May 02, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: North Norfolk
Topic: North Elmham NNAG Layout
Replies: 3
Views: 817

Re: North Elmham NNAG Layout

I like the built-in masking feature to protect the identy of those who may be about to commit modelling...

:-)
Flymo
by Flymo748
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5221

Re: RAILEX 2019

Philip Hall wrote:
David Bigcheeseplant wrote:...but it is cash only on the free vintage bus...


It’s a free bus but it’s cash only?

Philip


I’m assuming that it means that you can buy tickets for the show whilst travelling to it on the bus...

But only if you have cash.

HTH
Flymo
by Flymo748
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: P4 wagon Compensation(springing)
Replies: 31
Views: 2315

Re: P4 wagon Compensation(springing)

jon price wrote:An obvious point is that wagons (real world) will ride lower loaded than empty, so as long as your low riders are all full, and your high riders are all empty they will be completely accurate.


And with a van, no one can tell the difference...

HTH
Flymo
by Flymo748
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Dorset 1937
Replies: 17
Views: 3207

Re: Dorset 1937

Some idle doodling done last week: E591D528-54E2-427D-A87D-7485B252392E.jpeg I still need to do the faces - but I prefer oil washes for that... Lovely painting. A real depth and impression of the folds in the cloth. I clicked on the picture and zoomed out in to have a closer look, and the figures j...
by Flymo748
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Resistance Soldering
Replies: 95
Views: 14553

Re: Resistance Soldering

Bernie wrote:Maybe I should have said 'I quite look forward to DB's demo', as opposed to going loop de loo.
Hindsight is useful, I guess.

Apologies.

Bernie


No apologies needed here. I found it entirely comprehensible!

:-)

Cheers
Flymo
by Flymo748
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Class 60 caley loco?
Replies: 6
Views: 1962

Re: Class 60 caley loco?

I'm attempting to PM the originator of this thread but clicking on his 'name' brings the message he does not exist. :o Does anyone have any information? Julian, I suspect that means that he is no longer a member of the Society. I don't know whether that may be through resignation, or passing to the...
by Flymo748
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: The 6th Chris Kedgley Memorial Skills Day – Saturday March 9th 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1684

Re: The 6th Chris Kedgley Memorial Skills Day – Saturday March 9th 2019

Just for the sake of accuracy, it's UNITED MILLS , not UNION MILLS that will be appearing (see Snooze S4N Guide for more info). My dear friend Jim Summers' computer evidently steadfastly refuses to obey his commands to title it correctly. So he tells me....... Thanks Ray. All corrected now. Althoug...
by Flymo748
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 39873

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

I thought a Marillion fan clutched at straws, not anoraks...

Flymo
(still contemplating the Steve Rothery-fest in Cambridge in a month's time)
by Flymo748
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Frame Spacers for P4 and EM
Replies: 7
Views: 1021

Re: Frame Spacers for P4 and EM

If the bosses on the back of the wheels are too long, don't you just shorten them so the wheels fit? Sorry, but it seems obvious. DaveB That’s what I typically do with Alan Gibson wheels anyway. It allows the tyre to be closer to the frame, and is pretty much essential if you are going to use some ...
by Flymo748
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Ramakin size thing, with spout?
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: Ramakin size thing, with spout?

Evening All, As per the title really - I'm looking for some contraption about the size of a ramakin, but with a spout/pouring lip. I guess glass would be the material of choice. TIA, http://www.theglasshub.co.uk/ It’s pretty near to you. We went there on our wedding day. Once you’ve made a paperwei...
by Flymo748
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: flat bottomed rail - advice please!
Replies: 9
Views: 1028

Re: flat bottomed rail - advice please!

Mucho encouragement, thanks guys, That track looks great David, how did you attach the rails to the sleepers? (assuming they're not copperclad!) Steve Steve, There is also a post by Andy Reichert in the Guest Book which may be useful to you. https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=...
by Flymo748
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: GW Models - New Price List
Replies: 0
Views: 400

GW Models - New Price List

The Society has been contacted on behalf of George Watts of GW Models. George would like to advise us of a new price list for his range of (in my humble opinion, at least) some of the best engineered and most useful tools for a finescale modeller. G W MODELS Specialised Tools 11 Croshaw Close, Lanci...
by Flymo748
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: The 6th Chris Kedgley Memorial Skills Day – Saturday March 9th 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1684

The 6th Chris Kedgley Memorial Skills Day – Saturday March 9th 2019

Over on RMWeb, the EMGS (in the guise of Dave Franks, occasional poster in our Guest Book here) has announced... The 6th Chris Kedgley Memorial Skills Day – Saturday March 9th 2019 We are pleased to announce that the EM Gauge Society and the Scalefour Society are holding in March 2019 another Skills...
by Flymo748
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR V4 Mink van pictures?
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: GWR V4 Mink van pictures?

Which Morgan design chassis go with these? More importantly which ones go with the Cooper Craft open GWR wagons? The floor is too high on the plastic kits. The downloadable https://www.scalefour.org/downloads/gwunderframes2014s.pdf pdf of the Brian Morgan instructions gives: CooperCraft U/F Etch So...
by Flymo748
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: GWR Journal index?
Replies: 4
Views: 909

Re: GWR Journal index?

Flymo, If you put ‘Mink’ or ‘Wooden’ you will find a list of articles about the 16ft wooden vans from the early 1900’s or the modern vans from the 1930’s onwards. Dave Dave, You're a star (and far more familiar with the contents of GWRJ than I am). I'd used "Mink" as a key word, thinking ...
by Flymo748
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 108330

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

I think that you should be very pleased with that indeed!

A lovely level of detailing, and some nice craftsmanship. I particularly like the tapering of the wooden end stanchions.

More of the same please!
Cheers
Flymo
by Flymo748
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: GWR Journal index?
Replies: 4
Views: 909

Re: GWR Journal index?

Oddly enough a Google search for "GWR Journal index" takes you here http://www.gwrjournal.com/ as the top entry. Rgds Thanks Keith! I must admit, that because I didn't recall one ever having been produced, I didn't think to do such a simple search. Doh! Alas, there is nothing there - not ...
by Flymo748
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: GWR Journal index?
Replies: 4
Views: 909

GWR Journal index?

In my search for suitable period pictures to finish off a couple of GWR vanes (see question on this in the Wagons sub-forum), I started browsing through my copies of the GWR Journal for suitable articles on goods rolling stock. It soon struck me that this was a bit of a waste of time, like trying to...
by Flymo748
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR V4 Mink van pictures?
Replies: 3
Views: 732

GWR V4 Mink van pictures?

I have a couple of Coopercraft GWR vans that I built some time ago - think decades rather than weeks. Therefore they could really do with a stripping, renovation and repaint before going back into the stock box. As you may know from my other modelling, my preferred period is around 1910. This is whe...
by Flymo748
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Any Wheel and size!
Replies: 62
Views: 7603

Re: Any Wheel and size!

And found in my scrap box of old wheels for refurbishment, a Mike Sharman driving wheel...

Sharman wheel profile  (1).JPG


Sharman wheel profile  (2).JPG


Sharman wheel profile  (4).JPG


Sharman wheel profile  (5).JPG


Cheers
Flymo
by Flymo748
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Any Wheel and size!
Replies: 62
Views: 7603

Re: Any Wheel and size!

Arise Lazarus! I have a possibly rather dumb question with which I shall attempt to resurrect this thread: what shape is the inside of the tyre? Never having disected a wheel I am wondering if the moulding is just an interference fit on the tyre or if here is a feature of some sort? Brian, Because ...
by Flymo748
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Bristol Christmas Meal
Replies: 1
Views: 1888

Re: Bristol Christmas Meal

Tim V wrote:Apparently there are 21 of us for our Christmas meal this year.

And, no turkey for us!

Yes, we are going for a Christmas curry :-D

Pass the crackers ...


Surely pass the poppadums???

Have a great one!
Flymo
by Flymo748
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann D11/2 conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 2067

Re: Bachmann D11/2 conversion

I have converted a D11/2 using the Alan Gibson conversion pack and also took the opportunity to replace the coupling rods rather than re-use the Bachmann stamped metal "representation". The model was run in for a good couple of hours before the old wheels came off but, because it's one of...
by Flymo748
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: seeking tandem turnout template
Replies: 18
Views: 2024

Re: seeking tandem turnout template

However, now that you have installed Templot, Paul could post the Templot .box file instead of a PDF. You could then load it into Templot and print it directly from Templot ( print-now! > print all background templates (track plan) now! menu item). (This has the advantage that you could if necessar...

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