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by Flymo748
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Miniature clothes pegs
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Miniature clothes pegs

This recommendation is something that I've seen mentioned in passing (by me, as it happens), but I felt after a recent experience at Missenden, I should share these more widely. I had Pete Brownlow sitting next to me for the weekend, in the "4mm kit building" group. Pete's a really clever ...
by Flymo748
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: High Level Mail order and stock
Replies: 10
Views: 961

Re: High Level Mail order and stock

Chris, Thanks for the update. We'll be relying on you for supplies over the coming months. And the little 48xx chassis kit of yours I started at Missenden three weeks ago will keep me distracted as well... Missenden Mar 20 (31).JPG Stay safe, Flymo I've built that 48xx chassis kit and its a beaut. ...
by Flymo748
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 799
Views: 1218

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

Blimey! Where did 18 months go to? It's not as though I've done _no_ modelling in the intervening time, but it's been a fairly fallow time. And no, that doesn't mean I've been studying Barry Norman and Gordon Gravett for landscaping. That little Buckjumper was finally finished. When it's daylight, I...
by Flymo748
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 103
Views: 19866

Re: South Pelaw Junction

What about the neighbours, when you start knocking holes through the walls to accommodate the next set of baseboards? ;) Got that covered as well, I live in a detached house :mrgreen: Surely the primary reason for living in a detached house is Motorhead, and a set of speakers that go up to eleven? ...
by Flymo748
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: High Level Mail order and stock
Replies: 10
Views: 961

Re: High Level Mail order and stock

Spring is usually a busy time, kicking off with Scalefour North, then York, EM and Railex, so we were well stocked in anticipation and now only waiting for RR+ etches, which are expected this week. Motors we have are: new iron core 1215 and 20s (very similar to Canons) 1420/24/26/28s New coreless 1...
by Flymo748
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1045

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread

Right, in my kit mountain I've found a Sharman kit for a Hercules class 0-6-0 broad gauge engine. I've found some used 5' diameter wheels. I've found some hornblocks. There could be a good motor (untested as yet). Some gears. The plan is to do it without recourse to ordering things in. Basic spec s...
by Flymo748
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread
Replies: 25
Views: 1124

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread

Before I start anything new - and it's a great idea you've come up with :thumb - I'm going to finish my 'shelf of shame'. Too many unfinished things infront of me. Mike I love the idea of a "shelf of shame"... Mine is in a different orientation. Behold, the "Stack of Shame"! IMG...
by Flymo748
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Canadian Group
Topic: New Member rgmichel CT USA
Replies: 30
Views: 9237

Re: New Member - Stephan Wintner

A bit late to dig up an old thread, but the content seems relevant. Hello, I'm a new member, located outside Seattle. Hello from down south. I've been interested in various aspects of model railroads for many years. Recently bought some MRJ magazines which have been inspiring. Combined with a long-...
by Flymo748
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: RE: GER headcodes and chassis
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: RE: GER headcodes and chassis

White Head code discs might possibly be easily and very inexpensively made laser cutting thin white card or plastic. That fails at the first hurdle of "inexpensive". I'd love to know where I can buy a laser cutter for less than the sixty quid or so it will cost me to have a lifetime suppl...
by Flymo748
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: * Potential * GER headcode discs
Replies: 0
Views: 165

* Potential * GER headcode discs

Evening all, Prompted by a conversation on the GERS email list over the last 24 hours about the need for some 4mm GER headcode discs, I've fired up my CAD package... I've had a quick think, and a play around, and the results are attached. Knowing there are a number of GER/LNER/BR(E) <spit> modellers...
by Flymo748
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: P4 Conversion of Bachmann Split-axle Bogies
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: P4 Conversion of Bachmann Split-axle Bogies

Simon, Not in the slightest bit of relevance for my Great Eastern Railway, circa 1909 modelling. But I wanted to say a really big thank you for the clear and comprehensive way that you showed that process. It won't help me, but I'm sure it will be an enormous help to many other members of the Societ...
by Flymo748
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 3494

Re: Scalefour North 2020 - coronavirus

Morning all, To give you an update on the status of the show. The Committee continues to monitor and discuss the situation. I’m afraid we can’t give you an absolute assurance that Scalefour North will go ahead because we don’t know what the situation will be in two and a bit weeks’ time. What I can ...
by Flymo748
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 291
Views: 76176

Re: The Burford Branch

I have MS Office 2007 on my computer, Martin, which includes Microsoft Office Picture Manager, which seems to be pretty much the same thing. I don't know if it's in later versions, but if you have Office it might be worth a look. Otherwise, as Keith says, Paint is always there, currently under Wind...
by Flymo748
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 3494

Re: Scalefour North 2020

Maybe at bit dramatic, but any thoughts on not having the exhibition? Odd you should ask, it, but we are already discussing the *options* on the Committee email list. And I do stress at this point they are only options. We want to establish exactly what the circumstances are, what the risks may be,...
by Flymo748
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 3494

Re: Scalefour North 2020

'Fraid the Society has scuppered my attendance by holding it in March. It's the good lady's birthday on the 29th. As she's bought tickets for The Who playing in Glasgow on the night of my birthday plus an overnight stay, I don't think it would be quid pro quo for me to swan off to Wakefield the fol...
by Flymo748
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 92
Views: 9735

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

I've accepted an invite to demonstrate at S4North but haven't heard anything since, so I hope I'm still involved. Assuming I am, the loco will be there. Dave. Dave, Looking at the last (January) Scalefour North report to the Committee, you're on the roster :thumb Better pack, screwdriver, soldering...
by Flymo748
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Hold and Fold Tools
Replies: 16
Views: 1816

Re: Hold and Fold Tools

Hi I am thinking of purchasing a "Hold and Fold" tool. I see there are models by "the small shop" and Avonside. I am only able to see photos of the two models. The "the small shop" looks slightly better quality. The Avonside is cheaper. Which type offers the best value...
by Flymo748
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1106
Views: 163124

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

Unfortunately, sourcing reasonable quantities of XPS at a reasonable price here on the Herts/Essex border has utterly defeated me. I cannot find a local supplier and delivery costs from stockists seem to start at about £60. Aaaargh! Flymo - did you really get extruded polystyrene from the local Wic...
by Flymo748
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Plywood disaster
Replies: 64
Views: 5045

Re: Plywood disaster

To pass by the original thread briefly, isn't it good practice to stack the wood for a job in the room it's to be used for a few days before starting? I'm no joiner but I seem to have this in my head from somewhere way back. Perhaps it was just a strategy my Father used to delay a job. Yes, you are...
by Flymo748
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1106
Views: 163124

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

pardon the digression from the 1f build .... I am curious to canvas peoples opinion of closed cell rigid insulation as a track base? This starts from the assumption that using protocab the track will not need to be powered, and also based upon my surface operated point rodding and signal wire exper...
by Flymo748
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28452

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Rather late in the day, but I'd like to take this opportunity to say how much I enjoyed Scaleforum (my first visit since City University days, although I have of course been to Scalefour North on numerous occasions). Basically, everything was good - the layouts exceeded my expectations, the demonst...
by Flymo748
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28452

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Le Corbusier wrote:oh dear .... bang goes my chance to have a look at the options for the rivet press - shame :( :(


Tim,

I'm taking mine out of the "Heavy Metal" drawer of my modelling bureau right now... Come and find me/it on the Society Stand over the weekend.

Cheers
Paul Willis
Deputy Chairman
by Flymo748
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side
Replies: 40
Views: 9498

Re: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side

Chris, Thanks for doing this. I'm sure that it will be a great help to visitors to Scaleforum (apart from the Bristol Area Group, who traditionally just need pointing at the nearest curry house...). I see that you've added feedback on places that members have visited. I'd like to add to that list in...
by Flymo748
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28452

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I too was pondering what tools would be sensible to pack for use at the workshops. [ Not worried about hold baggage, but would like to leave my car parked at B&B at least on the Saturday ] What do the "tutors" recommend? Hi Les, As set out in the July issue of the News (no, I haven't ...
by Flymo748
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: None specific model products
Replies: 27
Views: 3842

Re: None specific model products

I had mentioned this as an alternative to DAS...

https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=5656&p=57335&hilit=tiger#p57335

Cheers
Flymo

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