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by Andy C
Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Manchester is Back - in 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 4169

Re: Manchester is Back - in 2015

Tony W wrote:[

It makes it a bit easier on the domestic front as well, Terry! :)

Tony


Hah no bleary eyed second weekend on the trot look at marking out then!
by Andy C
Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Manchester is Back - in 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 4169

Manchester is Back - in 2015

Manchester Model Railway Society is delighted to announce that their next exhibition will take place in The New Century Hall, Manchester, M60 4ES on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December 2015.The Society has taken the opportunity, offered by a year without an exhibition, to re-think all aspects of it...
by Andy C
Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2014
Replies: 97
Views: 24664

Re: Scalefour North 2014

Why is this an issue? Simply because someone is throwing their toys out of the pram because they didnt get what they wanted. Let me draw a paralel here: just supposing there is a trader at the show who buys a job lot of D and S kits from the executor of a will prior to the show. Before he goes to Sc...
by Andy C
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Rochdale MRG 50th Anniversary Exhibition
Replies: 5
Views: 2742

Re: Rochdale MRG 50th Anniversary Exhibition

If you are going oover to Scalefour North on the M62 why not come and spend a bit of time at the other finescale show taking place this weekend? We are 10 minutes from Jct 21 of the M62 - OL15 9AE

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by Andy C
Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Rochdale MRG 50th Anniversary Exhibition
Replies: 5
Views: 2742

Re: Rochdale MRG 50th Anniversary Exhibition

OK its not P4 but heres a sneak preview of Tollesbury Quay in 7mm by Martin Stringer> The J15 in the pic won the Championship Cup in the MMRS annual competition. You want to see the rest of the layout!!

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by Andy C
Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Rochdale MRG 50th Anniversary Exhibition
Replies: 5
Views: 2742

Rochdale MRG 50th Anniversary Exhibition

OK Ok I know its the same weekend as an event in Wakefield - Don't blame us,I did check with Jamie about the dates of Scalefour North and was given the weekend before- but it will be worth making the trip across the hill to this small but finescale loaded show! Worth coming just for Tollesbury Quay ...
by Andy C
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: North Ballachulish - Blue diesels in the West Highlands
Replies: 34
Views: 11817

Re: North Ballachulish - Blue diesels in the West Highlands

An interesting layout Jim but I think I will be going fr the simple trap point ! By way of a change I acquired the station building plans for the Ballachulish branch from the Scottish National Archive - and very beautiful they are too, a shame the postie screwewed them up otherwise I might have fram...
by Andy C
Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: North Ballachulish - Blue diesels in the West Highlands
Replies: 34
Views: 11817

Re: North Ballachulish - Blue diesels in the West Highlands

The point at the bottom is the entry to the Kinlochleven branch as would be - now ive got the templates marked out on the actual base boards Ive found Ive been able to move it up "North" about 6". So no, not gauntleted track! Hers a revised and clearer screenshot. nb_very_very_final_s...
by Andy C
Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: North Ballachulish - Blue diesels in the West Highlands
Replies: 34
Views: 11817

Re: North Ballachulish - Blue diesels in the West Highlands

Thanks Alan - I'm a bit stuck with the P4 track company kits - the other problem with the yard crossover is there is a baseboard joint on the 60" latitude line - Ive introduced a short section of plain track between the two crossovers rather than have them literally back to back - it will give ...
by Andy C
Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: North Ballachulish - Blue diesels in the West Highlands
Replies: 34
Views: 11817

Re: North Ballachulish - Blue diesels in the West Highlands

Ive been having a rethink about the trackplan on the layout - the single slip seemed a little bit overkill for what is essentially a small country junction station, and I suspect I only put it in because I happened to have the Exactoscale kit in stock. So after revisisting all my books on Scotish ra...
by Andy C
Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Plastic horn blocks
Replies: 12
Views: 3621

Re: Plastic horn blocks

I've used the Maygib variants on two locos. Like Tim V found, difficult to glue - in the end at the suggestion of Derek Evans I ended up tapping them and literally bolting them to the frames. They lasted a few years on Spotland Bridge and latterly the first couple of shows with New Hey before they e...
by Andy C
Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: North Ballachulish - Blue diesels in the West Highlands
Replies: 34
Views: 11817

Re: North Ballachulish - Blue diesels in the West Highlands

Acquired last weekend from an outfit called Totem Signs who were at the Loughborough Show, £40, and looks pretty good. They are at Peterborough in 2 weeks time, and at Warley. Done while you wait!
by Andy C
Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 88328

Re: Scaleforum 2013

Theres a general rule of thumb about attendance at model railway shows, in that your attendance this year is in direct relation to the public perception of your last show. Ergo if you have a generally perceived good /very good show this year your attendance next year will be as good if not (and it u...
by Andy C
Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 88328

Re: Scaleforum 2013

jim s-w wrote:
Andy C wrote:Will be there next year though, come hell or high water!


Well that's an increase of 1! :D


In actual fact probably 5 as a car load of us would come down! :D

As for numbers being down next year - err why? or is there something Terry and the organising team should know about?
by Andy C
Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 88328

Re: Scaleforum 2013

I was dissapointed at not being able to attend - Aylesbury is eminently do-able from the NW even for a one day visit but to make it worse, Terry had invited me to do a demo with North Ballachulish, so not being able to go was a double whammy :( (I was taking my layout in the "other" 4mm fi...
by Andy C
Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Manchester 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 825

Manchester 2013

Manchester Model Railway Exhibition Presented by Manchester MRS Saturday 5 October 2013 10am- 5 pm Sunday 6 October 2013 10am - 5pm Armitage Centre, Moseley Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6ZT Adults £7, (£6 in advance) kids under 16 FREE layout list to follow - despite all the rumours the show is...
by Andy C
Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: The Gentle Art of Couplings
Replies: 62
Views: 20569

Re: The Gentle Art of Couplings

Having said that Dave, I do find them a little obtrusive, and on North Ballachulish, the intention is to use DG's, although having seen the Dinghams, which are much the same principle, Im wavering that way. A bit of experimentation is called for!
by Andy C
Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: The Gentle Art of Couplings
Replies: 62
Views: 20569

Re: The Gentle Art of Couplings

After a few road to Damascus conversions this weekend then Tony? ;-) I suspect the chemical weapons there may just turn out to be Caseys Liquid Gun Blue !! At the risk of being excommunicated from the Manchester Group, a word or two in support of S & W couplings which eradicate some of the cons ...
by Andy C
Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 21005

Re: Scalefour North 2013

I went in at 10, thoroughly expecting to be "in another place" at half twelve. As it happens I left the show at 15:15 having had a really good day, jaw aching from talking to so many people. I never got to the other place, which is the first time in years that little lapse has happened :D...
by Andy C
Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 21005

Re: Scalefour North 2013

I went in at 10, thoroughly expecting to be "in another place" at half twelve. As it happens I left the show at 15:15 having had a really good day, jaw aching from talking to so many people. I never got to the other place, which is the first time in years that little lapse has happened :D ...
by Andy C
Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Ebor Group of Railway Modellers Show 23-24 Feb 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1155

Re: Ebor Group of Railway Modellers Show 23-24 Feb 2013

What an interesting show - will be visiting, probably via several of Yorks very fine licensed establishments.
by Andy C
Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: North Ballachulish - Blue diesels in the West Highlands
Replies: 34
Views: 11817

Re: North Ballachulish - Blue diesels in the West Highlands

It has had that effect but on some of the New Hey stuff - Ive a BP to convert and was struggling hand pulling the wheels out on the coaches - so built an attachement for my GW wheel puller to do the job, also painted a full train of Lowfits!
by Andy C
Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: North Ballachulish - Blue diesels in the West Highlands
Replies: 34
Views: 11817

Re: North Ballachulish - Blue diesels in the West Highlands

Ive not done great deal to the layout over the last year due to other commitments and keeping New Hey on the road - hopefully moving this onto a blog format will give a new impetus!

http://northballachulish.wordpress.com/

and

http://newheymodelrailway.wordpress.com/
by Andy C
Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Are RTR models 'really' that good?
Replies: 53
Views: 15820

Re: Are RTR models 'really' that good?

No review of RTR products in any of the Model Railway Press, or for that matter their websites and forums are independant, purely because a lot of their advertising revenue stream comes from the manufacturers. And thats a quote from a magazine editor, (not BRM) do you seriously expect RM Web, owned ...
by Andy C
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Are RTR models 'really' that good?
Replies: 53
Views: 15820

Re: Are RTR models 'really' that good?

Simple answer is no they are not that good if its perfection you are looking for. And neither is any kit, and that's before its built :D

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