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by Flymo748
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: The 6th Chris Kedgley Memorial Skills Day – Saturday March 9th 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 550

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: 207
Views: 33945

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: 653

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: 222

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: 649

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: 280

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: 2
Views: 550

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: 544

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: 700

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: 86729

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: 700

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: 700

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: 544

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: 5604

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


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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: 5604

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: 801

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: 1571

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: 1362

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...
by Flymo748
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: seeking tandem turnout template
Replies: 18
Views: 1362

Re: seeking tandem turnout template

Thanks Martin. This looks perfect. BUT I am fairly likely to take weeks to learn how to use the program and still get it wrong. I'll give it a go, but if it does take too long I will be back. EDIT I just downloaded Templot and nope, this is not for me. So back to the original question (which may we...
by Flymo748
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: RE: Making a start in Peak District
Replies: 2
Views: 833

Re: RE: Making a start in Peak District

In response to Tim Lee's question on Nov 12th 2018 in the "Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903" thread : A drilling question ... is it possible to get Centre drills for the smaller diameter drills .... .07, .05, etc. If so ... where from? :thumb Tim Lee As a ...
by Flymo748
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 133
Views: 10388

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

And a plea!! Since I joined this site, on October 22nd, I've made around 10% of the new postings to the entire site. So come on, there must be many more folk with something to show!! Mike, First of all, thank you for your posts - there is some inspirational modelling in there, and the Forum is a ri...
by Flymo748
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Resistance Soldering
Replies: 59
Views: 9398

Re: Resistance Soldering

I tried a metal plate a long time ago and found it a pain, so ditched it and resorted to the croc clip I have mentioned many times. That first plate was too big, heavy, cumbersome and the metal too thick. However, in order to practise what I have been preaching, I shall experiment again with a plat...
by Flymo748
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Stock for Cadhay
Replies: 36
Views: 5325

Re: Stock for Cadhay

Then you leave one umbrella at the bottom of the garden when it’s stopped raining and before long you have a collection of them at one end of the garden and none at the other! Philip A modified single-line token machine is the answer :-) You can't take posession of the final umbrella to clear the s...
by Flymo748
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Mk2 Lever frame musings
Replies: 54
Views: 5828

Re: Mk2 Lever frame musings

A plate and numerals 1-9 several times would be sufficient , numbers could be soldered on etc My question was if anyone is doing something like this already ? Anyone who has built one of the Society's Mark 1 lever frames should have a large number of spare plates lying around. Each etch comes with ...
by Flymo748
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 14169

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Having decided to make a weekend of it(with domestic authority blessing) i am staying out at the Innkeepers Lodge in Weston Turnville, could a 'newbie gatecrash one evening? Dave, It goes without saying that you'll be welcome at any of the venues where the clans are gathering... Just make sure that...

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