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by Flymo748
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: Scaleforum 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 432

Re: Scaleforum 2021

Rod Cameron wrote:Good news, which I hope will be realised; there will of course now be feverish speculation as to where it is! 8-)


Well, now there are all those empty office blocks at Canary Wharf...

Can you imagine how big a floor plan we can have?

Cheers
Paul
by Flymo748
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: Scaleforum 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 432

Re: Scaleforum 2021

The Committee can announce that Scaleforum 2021 will take place on September 25 & 26 next year provided, naturally, that the circumstances a year from now have sufficiently improved. The venue, new to us, will be a school which is modern and conveniently located for both public and private tran...
by Flymo748
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 998

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

mike wrote:Back on for the last session. By now, of course, in a normal year I'd be looking forward to a beer or three in the Hop Pole...

Mike


And doing it all again tomorrow :-)

Cheers
Paul
by Flymo748
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 998

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Thanks to everyone who helped put the show together - I rate this as a great success for the society. I hope this type of event will be repeated whether or not we ever get rid of the virus. Stuart And thanks to you Stuart. I haven't watched your session on Tree Modelling yet, although I certainly w...
by Flymo748
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 998

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Tony W wrote:Back on the stand for a final stint


Hello Tony - good to see you virtually on here.

I'm going to have plenty to watch over the coming days, with all that has been posted. I'm currently in the middle of David Brandreth's demonstration of resistance soldering.

Cheers
Paul
by Flymo748
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Demonstrations and Talks
Topic: Resistance soldering
Replies: 25
Views: 527

Re: Resistance soldering

I do have, and sometimes use, the Exactoscale base but I think David's approach is somewhat better. I find it a real pain to have to de-rust the lump of steel frequently - I wonder if a bit of non-corrosive metal wouldn't be better. Andrew, I've recently acquired a couple of 200mm squares of thin p...
by Flymo748
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 998

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

mike wrote:Back on watch at what I'm slowly learning to describe as 1500 rather than 3pm...

Mike


15:00 rather than 1500. I believe that is some late Green With Rivets species...

Cheers
Paul
by Flymo748
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 998

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Carlos wrote:Hi Paul,
just saying hello, as usual at Scaleforum!

and for catering, paella today :P

Carlos


Hi Carlos,

That sounds wonderful. I'm missing my work trips to Madrid. Hope that you and the boys are staying safe.

What's happening on the GER modelling front for you?

Take care
Paul
by Flymo748
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 998

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

David Thorpe wrote:I trust you're all wearing your name badges! :D


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by Flymo748
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 998

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Tim V wrote:Best catering I've had at Scaleforum!

And I can sit down when I want ...


I'm looking forward to lunch. Avocado, smoked salmon and poached eggs on toast. Much improved this year over the usual sausage and chips. We must get these caterers for next years...

Cheers
Paul
by Flymo748
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Traders
Topic: Brassmasters
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Brassmasters

We have introduced our latest EasiChas which is for the Hornby GER/LNER J15 0-6-0 - normally this would have been launched at Aylesbury so you could check it out in the flesh but is instead available via mail order The next best thing is to have a look at http://www.brassmasters.co.uk/J15_easichas....
by Flymo748
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 998

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Tim V wrote:One thing about this show is - no complaints about the dreadful accessibility of the venue, lack of parking, distance from public transport.

Oh, and my feet aren't tired yet!


What's the catering like then Tim? Decnt bacon sandwich?

Cheers
Paul
by Flymo748
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 998

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

And hello from me! Ex-Deputy Chairman, bodging modeller, and occasional demonstrator :-)

Any questions, please just fire away...
by Flymo748
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Wagon A or Wagon B? A bit of fun...
Replies: 14
Views: 455

Re: Wagon A or Wagon B? A bit of fun...

Atkins et al include "two of L335" in O5. I was aware of O21, but the GWR's provision of the additional lever in these circumstances normally included the addition of a single brake shoe on that side, with the push rod above the lever pivot [rather than a reversing clutch and cross shaft ...
by Flymo748
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Wagon A or Wagon B? A bit of fun...
Replies: 14
Views: 455

Re: Wagon A or Wagon B? A bit of fun...

Incidentally, these wagons were built before the GWR wagon index was set up; when it was, DC1 braked four plank wagons were given O5, but no open wagons with single sided brakes were put in the index, according to Atkins et al. Ignoring the question of painting techniques for a moment (because I'm ...
by Flymo748
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Wagon A or Wagon B? A bit of fun...
Replies: 14
Views: 455

Wagon A or Wagon B? A bit of fun...

Evening all, I've had the work on my Airfix/High Level 48xx on hold for a few weeks. I've returned to my first love - wagons - doing a load of research on the 1880 to 1910 period, and restoring some of my earlier attempts and rescues from the Bring & Buy/eBay. In the context of which, a bit of f...
by Flymo748
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Formation (and size) of a pick-up goods train
Replies: 20
Views: 508

Re: Formation (and size) of a pick-up goods train

Returning to the make up of trains I wondered how intelligent the planning was? Noel pointed out that there would be delivery of empty wagons for loading and removal of empty wagons after unloading. Presumable goods clerks at each yard would tell control what wagons were needed and what empties wer...
by Flymo748
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 132
Views: 6952

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

4TNP97cShHM Oh my! What a backing track. Made me feel like I'm off to an execution; not a virtual model railway show. Something a bit more up tempo perhaps? P Here you are. This is one of the DJ mixes that I have playing on my work laptop when I'm getting some serious thinking done... https://youtu...
by Flymo748
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Socially distanced Bristol Group Social?
Replies: 2
Views: 843

Socially distanced Bristol Group Social?

Morning all, I thought I'd put a shout out to all in the BS4 group. I'm down in Brizzle on Friday evening, and at a loose* end. So if there is anyone around with a socially distanced suggestion for a drink and a bit of a natter, give me a shout. Cheers Paul * The others are going off to Chance &...
by Flymo748
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: A few things on my workbench
Replies: 50
Views: 4090

Re: A few things on my workbench

Hi Paul Your etches are looking good. Will you be selling them if so put me down for some. As for my brake safety loops you are correct. Hi Pete, Yes, I'll be doing "something" with those safety loops in the near future. I'm going to need a fair number of them myself. I'm also contemplati...
by Flymo748
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: A few things on my workbench
Replies: 50
Views: 4090

Re: A few things on my workbench

After talking to Iain Young these are the parts I am going to get lost wax cast for future Bloaters, Mink Gs. Pete20200717_113838.jpg Are the top ones brake safety loops for 19th/early 20th century GWR brake gear? I've just had a test etch come back of some that I measured out from a General Arrang...
by Flymo748
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Brassmasters Axle Setting Jig
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: Brassmasters Axle Setting Jig

The unlabeled slot is designed to go over an existing brake cross shaft on a 9' wheelbase wagon. Not sure how useful a feature that is, but that's what its for. Thank you! Mystery solved... Although as you say, I'm unsure how useful it is in practice. In 1909, relatively few wagons had dual-sided b...
by Flymo748
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Brassmasters Axle Setting Jig
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: Brassmasters Axle Setting Jig

I have been using my axle setting jig for some time now and found it indispensable for getting axles parallel, I am slightly confused as to how one sets distances of 6" Hi Steve, You ask a question with the answer in two parts... First the obvious one, and then the not so obvious one! Firstly ...
by Flymo748
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: GWR Bloater livery
Replies: 11
Views: 793

Re: GWR Bloater livery

This does seem to be a can of worms that I have opened. Even looking at some of the preserved examples can we be sure these are correct. Pete Pete, In what are entirely serious comments: - local practices/variations with time/paint availability means that over the course of a period, working practi...
by Flymo748
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 821
Views: 29367

Stupid mistakes to make #176

When you are making up a batch of GWR Dia.O5 wagons, remember... - you have three wagon bodies. - You need six w-iron etches - having only six soldered, cleaned, and blackened bearing carriers is only 50% of the number you actually need! It's only now I've come to put them all together that I have n...

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