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by HowardGWR
Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Bristol Group visit Clutton
Replies: 31
Views: 14477

Re: Bristol Group visit Clutton

By the way, I'm sorry if I hijacked Tim's thread but I thought the subject of cold environments might be interesting. I didn't keep any stock out in the shed and would be interested to hear Tim's experience in this regard. Do you just don your overcoat, go out there and do they all start up first ti...
by HowardGWR
Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Bristol Group visit Clutton
Replies: 31
Views: 14477

Re: Bristol Group visit Clutton

On cold environments. I've recently brought my diorama 'back in from the cold' from the shed after months there in the depths of winter. I enclose (I hope, not really confident of this) a pic shewing the warping that took place. I did cover the diorama with a serendipitously exact size packing box. ...
by HowardGWR
Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 96180

Re: Scaleforum 2013

For me, the salient factors are: - What is there for my wife to visit during the two days (historical, arty-crafty, garden, cycle and walking trails)? - Is it an urban nightmare? (bypasses, malls, etc), I am (we are) easily depressed by this stuff - are there reasonable digs nearby with little risk ...
by HowardGWR
Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: MR Spinner
Replies: 7
Views: 3023

Re: MR Spinner

Lovely photo and typical that the balance weights are hidden up in the splashers (assuming they are present) which is an official photographers' quirk apparently. More interesting possibly Michael (forgive my earlier quip) is how it runs. One hears a lot about electrical pick up on as many wheels as...
by HowardGWR
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: MR Spinner
Replies: 7
Views: 3023

Re: MR Spinner

Somebody is going to say you can't see both sides at once...oops.
by HowardGWR
Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Minimum Radius for locomotive
Replies: 8
Views: 3358

Re: Minimum Radius for locomotive

This what I used for side control on the bogie of my O2 0-4-4t. (There is a slot in the bogie under the washer) In reality it doesn't really do too much other than preventing the bogie from clunking the steps... It will go around a 3' curve easily enough... P1030965.jpg Mark, I have stared at this ...
by HowardGWR
Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Bristol group visit Highbridge Part II
Replies: 90
Views: 27984

Re: Bristol group visit Highbridge

Now that's what I call an area group report.

Perhaps model railway shows could be dispensed with and just send in the photos.

Regarding 'photos show off piste backgrounds' was that a reference to the visitors after the pub visit?
by HowardGWR
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: poll to lobby for new products
Replies: 8
Views: 3792

Re: poll to lobby for new products

'Nothing ventured'...etc).

Yes, I should have mentioned I voted for my 'upgraded Hornby' bow-ended stock to be in P4. ;)
by HowardGWR
Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: poll to lobby for new products
Replies: 8
Views: 3792

Re: poll to lobby for new products

Yes do that one too, but the problems, I see being reported everywhere, over this poll, have never happened to me, all the years I have been taking part. For instance I never received spam or any other issue surfaced. I write as I find. Regards, Howard
by HowardGWR
Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bill Bedford Wheels
Replies: 26
Views: 8405

Re: Bill Bedford Wheels

I've looked at the link. How does one know what they will cost?
by HowardGWR
Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: poll to lobby for new products
Replies: 8
Views: 3792

poll to lobby for new products

May I draw members attention to this poll, which has indeed, as the owners claim, led to new models being produced by the trade. It's at the following address 4mm Scale Poll: <http://www.modelpolls.com/TheSixthAnnualMROLWishListPoll-4mmScale.aspx> This year the poll is again being run on the MROL we...
by HowardGWR
Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 272
Views: 69738

Re: The Burford Branch

Martin's articles on GW wagons in MRJ were for me inspirational and informative. Those issues lie in a separate pile of MRJs on my shelf (oh! for online access like we have with the newsletter) and are often referred to. Burford does look a bit like Ashburton in the supplied photos but, when seen fr...
by HowardGWR
Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 272
Views: 69738

Re: The Burford Branch

Burford is looking good, but I can't see an EM flange anywhere.... I think layouts look better without stock anyway, especially if they move. It destroys the fantasy. Martin is very good with pastel for background - he is very sound on the avoidance of 'technicolor'. I think the next Scalefour chal...
by HowardGWR
Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: 64 wagon train on TT2
Replies: 41
Views: 16705

Re: 64 wagon train on TT2

I can almost see the attraction of modelling something Green With Rivets... Frogs? Rod :) Do you know, I never ever heard a great way round employee ever react in this way with another company's acronym. I think the closest concerns to the GWR were the LSWR, MR and S and D, but I do not recall any ...
by HowardGWR
Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Designing & Building Great Central Locomotive Kits
Replies: 51
Views: 14890

Re: Building another Robinson 4-6-0

John Bateson wrote: - just at the time she is disappearing off to Crawley for 10 days!

John


What, for the football? They are doing rather well I admit.
by HowardGWR
Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Vehicle dynamics and trackholding
Topic: Wheel coning and trackholding
Replies: 40
Views: 12737

Re: Wheel coning and trackholding

Is there not an issue of wheels changing direction over a switch? Most derailments I observe at S4 exhibitions (not a few I am afraid) seem to happen mostly on switches. The progenitor of this discussion once proudly wrote of a line of his wagons successfully being reversed over a switch on Heckmond...
by HowardGWR
Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Bristol
Topic: More Food!
Replies: 5
Views: 3417

Re: More Food!

I had not seen it Paul but found photos here (see Stand 8)

<http://www.broadgauge.org.uk/exhib/newbury%202008/Newbury2008.html#canons>

I hope it's 4mm otherwise I've wandered OT. I presume the train shed is the one at TM re-situated, lovely stuff.
by HowardGWR
Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum I have known
Replies: 94
Views: 33453

Re: Scaleforum I have known

As a newcomer, this needs sorting out and the same photos posted again with agreed captions. I would just like to see what Ken York looked like. He was clearly an amazing character. Did he actually model anything? Thanks to T Venton (getting into the mood of the times) for starting this off.
by HowardGWR
Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Bristol
Topic: More Food!
Replies: 5
Views: 3417

Re: More Food!

The Persian tailor next door looks interesting. Was that not the pub where the poor girl met her boyfriend on that fateful day last year? OT, I know but interesting. To bring it back, one could have once sat there and watched the goods trains entering Cannons Marsh and the little Gas works engine pu...
by HowardGWR
Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: AGM 2012
Replies: 20
Views: 6476

Re: AGM 2012

Many thanks Davey, thats very tempting. Should one not also point out the train services rather than motorways? I looked at the map and it looked do-able by train quite easily (both destinations).
by HowardGWR
Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Connie goes P4
Replies: 12
Views: 6664

Re: Connie goes P4

What's a 'Connie' please?
by HowardGWR
Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Fixing wheels and pinions to shafting.
Replies: 27
Views: 10039

Re: Fixing wheels and pinions to shafting.

I once read somewhere that Loctite 601 did not have a capillary effect. I too made the mistake of believing it. I don't know what 603 does. Regards, Howard
by HowardGWR
Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Castle to P4?
Replies: 23
Views: 6336

Re: Hornby Castle to P4?

Philip (and Tony) Thanks very much for taking that trouble, I was beginning to doubt my sanity (Mrs H has had no doubts on that score for a long time). I have managed to find a drawing of the number 1 boiler in the first Michael Rutherford book on the two cylinder engines which illustrates the shape...
by HowardGWR
Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Castle to P4?
Replies: 23
Views: 6336

Re: Hornby Castle to P4?

I have not got a Hornby Castle in front of me as Philip has, but point out that a five mm difference is 'only' 2.5 mm each side. I don't suppose you inadvertently transposed 12.7 for 17.2 Philip? :D A 12.7 width would make it narrower than the frames (should be 16mm in accurate 4mm scale, appreciate...
by HowardGWR
Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Castle to P4?
Replies: 23
Views: 6336

Re: Hornby Castle to P4?

I've done a bit of measuring and I don't see any inaccuracy in the depiction of a number 1 boiler firebox on a Hornby 29xx body that I acquired. The firebox is not modelled below the footplate or splashers and the splashers are at full width. In fact the footplate width overall is a bit wide at 35mm...

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