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by Wizard of the Moor
Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2014
Replies: 97
Views: 34900

Re: Scalefour North 2014

With Scalefour North now just a few days away, would anyone who would like a name badge for the event please make yourself known via an email to badge4scale4north@scalefour.org by 8.00pm BST on Monday 7th April. After this time I won't be able to print any more badges for the show, but a supply of c...
by Wizard of the Moor
Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Brass Etched Components
Replies: 31
Views: 10624

Re: Brass Etched Components

A curved Stanley blade on an offcut of laminate flooring.
by Wizard of the Moor
Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Rochdale MRG 50th Anniversary Exhibition
Replies: 5
Views: 3869

Re: 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 Wizard of the Moor
Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2014
Replies: 97
Views: 34900

Re: Scalefour North 2014

...it's apparently commonplace to forget it also runs 'up north. If you've ever witnessed the hordes descending at 10:00:01 on the Saturday morning then you'll know that the Bring & Buy is a very popular part of Scalefour North. It's more likely that those who know about the excellent bargains ...
by Wizard of the Moor
Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2014
Replies: 97
Views: 34900

Re: Scalefour North 2014

http://www.scalefour.org/scalefournorth/2014/support/guidecover140.jpg The Scalefour North 2014 showguide is now available for download. Compared to the print version delivered with News 186, this includes two new pages showing the hall plan, so that you don't miss any of the attractions, and more ...
by Wizard of the Moor
Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Spring stops on solebars - folding technique?
Replies: 4
Views: 3035

Re: Spring stops on solebars - folding technique?

Your procedure would work and would probably require fewer hands to use it successfully than Dave's method. Dave describes bending a strip of material at a right angle. To minimise waste of material, make the short leg of the angle about the length of one foot of the bump stop. Trap this leg of the ...
by Wizard of the Moor
Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2014
Replies: 97
Views: 34900

Scalefour North 2014

Scalefour North 2014 will be held on the 12th and 13th April 2014 at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School 154 Northgate Wakefield WF1 3QX Opening times: Saturday 10:00-17:00 Sunday 10:00-16:00 Ticket prices: Non-members: £6.00 Scalefour Society members: £5.00 Tickets are available on the door, and valid ...
by Wizard of the Moor
Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Sprung W irons
Replies: 26
Views: 12369

Re: Sprung W irons

Bill also produced a "wagon bits" etch containing spare carriers. This is available from Eileens.

They probably don't suit all the varieties of W-irons in the range, but useful to have in the spares box.
by Wizard of the Moor
Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Newport and Gwent (NAGNAG)
Topic: Cardiff show Oct 19/20
Replies: 1
Views: 1707

Re: Cardiff show Oct 19/20

Scalefour North flyers to the fore, I see.

Good work, NAGNAG :thumb
by Wizard of the Moor
Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: More wagons.
Replies: 34
Views: 10617

Re: More wagons.

Ambis were selling packets of 0.45mm brass pins at Scaleforum.

Sadly, when I got home and checked my packet it contained 0.65mm stainless steel pins. I'm sure that's just a slip of the packing fingers, so it pays to check before leaving the stand.
by Wizard of the Moor
Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Modelling Class 25s
Replies: 9
Views: 5056

Re: Modelling Class 25s

I like the hybrid cab, David. The only observation I have is that the lower lamp irons look to be placed too low down. Maybe the they are also too tall, which adds to the illusion. Drilling out the marker lights on the Silver Fox ends and replacing them with sections of tube and rod, as James Wells ...
by Wizard of the Moor
Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Kirkcliffe
Replies: 25
Views: 11787

Re: Kirkcliffe

Good to see that you're making progress, Michael. I look forward to seeing your build of Colin's flat-bottom turnout.
by Wizard of the Moor
Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 133353

Re: Scaleforum 2013

The third version of the Scaleforum guide is now available for download: http://www.scalefour.org/shows/scaleforumguide2013.pdf

Many thanks to everyone for the kind comments so far, as well as all of the suggestions for improvement.
by Wizard of the Moor
Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 133353

Re: Scaleforum 2013

Very good, Tim. Three bonus marks to you. They'll clean off with a bit of white spirit :) The Director's Cut of the Scaleforum Guide is now available to download from the Shows page . I intended to announce this yesterday, however, within 30 minutes of Rob kindly setting it up I received an email ma...
by Wizard of the Moor
Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Grub screws for Portescap Final drive gears
Replies: 18
Views: 9091

Re: Grub screws for Portescap Final drive gears

Sharman Wheels used to sell packets of M1.6 grub screws. I purchased such a packet from Precision Paints at a show sometime in the last few years. It might be worth giving them a ring to see if they have any left.
by Wizard of the Moor
Tue May 07, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Recommended reading
Replies: 8
Views: 7002

Re: Recommended reading

A Model Engineering Foundation Course by Peter Wright is a good primer. A subscription to Model Engineers Workshop is very worthwhile. This allows you to access all of the previous issues from their website. Like most things, getting started and then lots of practice will soon get you where you wan...
by Wizard of the Moor
Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 59286

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons

Lovely stuff, Justin. I hope that the necessary MDV information turns up soon.

Would it be a difficult thing to add the extra diagonal bracing to the strip coil to produce the Ravenscraig version? I think that these had the same basic dimensions as the 1/407.
by Wizard of the Moor
Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 30262

Re: Scalefour North 2013

A couple of late changes to the show line up: - CD3D will not be attending with their tradestand. - Dave Bywater will not be able to demonstrate rolling stock and track construction. Both of these cancellations are due to sudden illness within the families of those concerned. We apologise for any di...
by Wizard of the Moor
Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 30262

Re: Scalefour North 2013

Never mind "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" this weekend "We're Off to See the Wizard"....i.e. Scalefour North Organizer James Dickie otherwise known as 'Wizard of the Moor' 8-) You've blown my cover now, Danny! I'll be somewhere in he vicinity of Waterloo Street, preoccupied with ...
by Wizard of the Moor
Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 30262

Re: Scalefour North 2013

It's now less than a week until Scalefour North 2013, so I hope that many of you are making plans to be there. The final version of the showguide is now available for download. I'm pleased to say that Richard Spratt will now be demonstrating the use of Templot , especially the design of interlaced N...
by Wizard of the Moor
Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 30262

Re: Scalefour North 2013

A reminder that 21:00 BST on Sunday 14th April 2013 is the cutoff for anyone wishing to register for a Scalefour North namebadge. At least for this year's show :) If you would like to register then please send your details to badge4scale4north@scalefour.org and I'll add you to the list. For anyone w...
by Wizard of the Moor
Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Chris Mitton
Topic: Coaching Stock on Stowe Fen
Replies: 22
Views: 12398

Re: Coaching Stock on Stowe Fen

http://www.lner.info/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8609

Don't think that you have to be a member to view this.

There is aso a special release of the NER dynamometer car.

http://www.lner.info/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8608
by Wizard of the Moor
Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: High Level chassis kit for Class 03/04
Replies: 64
Views: 36856

Re: High Level chassis kit for Class 03/04

Soaking in Dettol, the classic brown variety, diluted 50:50 with water for 24 hours or so is good for stripping paint. It will attack plastic if left for long enough, but nowhere near as bad as your description. Some enamel paints will turn very oily and sticky, so gloves are a good idea. I've mostl...
by Wizard of the Moor
Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: CHEAG
Topic: 2013 Spot-on (ish) Competition: Finish a Loco
Replies: 9
Views: 6650

Re: 2013 Spot-on (ish) Competition: Finish a Loco

Hi Carlos,

Wizard Models sell 18" buffer heads in steel. The spindle is 1mm diameter. If this is not enough then you can simply sleeve it with some brass tube.

I hope that you are able to post some photos of your loco on here as the build progresses.
by Wizard of the Moor
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Are 'weathering powders' sold as 'pigments'
Replies: 9
Views: 5743

Re: Are 'weathering powders' sold as 'pigments'

Mig powders are milled much more finely than Carrs. This means that they will 'stick' to any matt surface. Carrs, on the other hand, need a lot more work to scrub them onto a similar surface. They also have the habit of containing clumps of a different colour, which explodes all over your work unexp...

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