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by Flymo748
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side
Replies: 32
Views: 6113

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: 156
Views: 13069

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: 24
Views: 1981

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
by Flymo748
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Resistance Soldering Seminar.
Replies: 2
Views: 808

Re: Resistance Soldering Seminar.

steamraiser wrote:The Bristol BS4 group accepted an offer by David Brandreth to give us a days tutorial on Resistance Soldering.

PS I had straightened the first and third pictures before posting!


If you click on them, they re-orientate themselves correctly...

Cheers
Flymo
by Flymo748
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 52
Views: 3108

Re: Wizard Models

Hi Tim, Again, some of these issues are ones that the Committee has already discussed. That might be as one-offs, or as a recurring item, and in more or less depth. Here are a few musings of my own .... which all are free to ignore as they may be well off base. You make some good points, and as I sa...
by Flymo748
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Pre-Grouping locomotive photographs
Replies: 5
Views: 843

Re: Pre-Grouping locomotive photographs

Interesting! Does anyone know anything about this:- https://www.flickr.com/photos/hisgett/5673571305/in/album-72157626617067470/ I am no LNWR enthusiast but this is new to me and I ask because it looks suspiciously like a double chimney in a photo taken before / about 1900. That would be interestin...
by Flymo748
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Pre-Grouping locomotive photographs
Replies: 5
Views: 843

Pre-Grouping locomotive photographs

Chapeau to someone on the GERS email list... A lovely collection of early locomotive photographs, including a fair number of Great Eastern ones, and I believe a goodly quantity of GNR as well. https://www.flickr.com/photos/hisgett/albums/72157626617067470/with/5674057640/ Click on the images, and th...
by Flymo748
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 52
Views: 3108

Re: Wizard Models

And the internet *is* more convenient for the majority of things. Maybe not glues and flux, but if I do know what I want (like another Ratio kit), then of course it's easier to click and buy. If trade stands go the same way at shows, then unless another friendly modeller can show and tell, you have...
by Flymo748
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Fret Saw Blades
Replies: 13
Views: 1145

Re: Fret Saw Blades

He also refers to buying good quality Vallorbe blades from Cooksons, cheaper alternatives being more difficult to saw where he wanted the saw to go. I haven't read the article in MRJ yet (too many things in my life ahead of it) but there is one rule of thumb that I learned early on when using a pie...
by Flymo748
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:36 pm
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 ...
by Flymo748
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 52
Views: 3108

Re: Wizard Models

As far as the Scalefour shows are concerned, I wonder if small traders might be regarded in a similar light to demonstrators ... in many ways they fill a similar niche. If the reality is that costs are barely covered then where is the incentive? To punters like myself their presence is definitely o...
by Flymo748
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Professional 4mm model-maker (coaches) sought
Replies: 24
Views: 1346

Re: Professional 4mm model-maker (coaches) sought

Impressed with the support provided by many on this forum I''ve joined the Scalefour society even though my 4mm modelling is 'narrow gauge'! Kind regards, Colin Colin, Welcome to the Society! You'll find that many members do model, in whole or in part, in scales or gauges other than 18.83/4mm. And ...
by Flymo748
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Putting a Backbone into a Goods Shed
Replies: 162
Views: 40291

Re: Glenmutchkin - Calming an Exhibition Manager's Nerves!

essdee wrote:Mutch to savour there, Mark - worry you, not!

Hat-coat-gone...

Steve


But in the pictures I see no Munchkins?

Coat? In this weather?

Cheers
Flymo
by Flymo748
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Track Laying
Replies: 32
Views: 2413

Re: Track Laying

I take your point, Paul [Flymo], but surely telling someone who, it seems, hasn't used them before about what these solvents are, and the need to be a little careful with them, is no bad thing? Completely agree about the need for care such as don't smoke whilst fixing chairs with MEK (although I ha...
by Flymo748
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Track Laying
Replies: 32
Views: 2413

Re: Track Laying

When I did organic chemistry at school in 1960-62, methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) was the nomenclature. Subsequently systematic naming of organic compounds was adopted which gave us butanone, or more correctly butan-2-one (not 2-butanone unless that's a recent change). Butan-2-one indicates that the ket...
by Flymo748
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Track Laying
Replies: 32
Views: 2413

Re: Track Laying

Hi Paul, First of all, welcome to P4 modelling, and the pleasures and occasional pains that it will bring. For the latter, you have already discovered the Forum, where you will always find a wealth of friendliness and advice. Your question is not an usual one, and is one where people get part-way, b...
by Flymo748
Mon May 06, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: RCH Wagon Drawings
Replies: 11
Views: 1093

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: 1074

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: 5958

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: 2715

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: 3499

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: 96
Views: 16412

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: 2072

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: 1872

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: 41879

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)

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