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by Le Corbusier
Tue May 12, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 8420

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

Not being au faix with the area, are there any stations between those places with water columns? If there is/was then there would be no problem with stopping to take water. The shed forman would only roster locos to those duties he would know would be suitable for the job. Cheers Phil No ... water ...
by Le Corbusier
Tue May 12, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 160
Views: 16271

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

I am slightly confused Paul ... aren't the springs removable - so that you can drop the wheels out? Or do you fit the wheels permenantly so to speak requireing them to be removed from the axles if they need dropping out at a later date?
by Le Corbusier
Tue May 12, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 8420

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

I have still yet to get a definitive answer as to the true range of these locos ... and the loading under this might be achieved I doubt that you ever will. There are a lot of variables involved: gradients, loadings, how much [or how little] stopping and starting, the skill levels of both driver an...
by Le Corbusier
Mon May 11, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 8420

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

Hello everyone :) All of the engines ran with a bunker wagon to provide them with extra coal on the longer journeys over the Wemyss line. I have already made a batch of them, but they are still to be linked to the locomotives and the extra pickups connected through to the engines. :) Allan Hi Allan...
by Le Corbusier
Fri May 08, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 248300

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Don't think I have posted this ... a little dodgy film I took of my point rodding in action. It has now been up and running since June 2018, I have moved the test track from the spare room down to my office, and to date I have only had a couple of rodding stools come loose and slide with the wire .....
by Le Corbusier
Fri May 08, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Cutting and Filing Tiny Lengths of Rod and Tube
Replies: 15
Views: 2729

Re: Cutting and Filing Tiny Lengths of Rod and Tube

The quick, easy, and with a bit of practice, remarkably accurate way to cut thin walled tube is role under a sharp knife blade you're pressing down on.. If its the sharp end of a thin strait edge blade under your finger, you can stop the cut off section from leaving because it is also under your fi...
by Le Corbusier
Fri May 08, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 18907

Re: Scaleforum 2020

[ It was just to point out that there is a world of difference between any of us using a laptop or computer for thirty minutes every so often for a quick check on the Forum, and sitting doing office work at an inappropriate desk for 8-10 hours a day. Occasional use on a coffee table is absolutely f...
by Le Corbusier
Wed May 06, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson LMS Compound
Replies: 66
Views: 12948

Re: Gibson LMS Compound

Julian Roberts wrote:In the process of getting 8 years grime removed, for painting

Thats looking very good now to my eyes ... :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Mon May 04, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Will L
Topic: Buck Jumping on Mass
Replies: 125
Views: 51030

Re: Buck Jumping on Mass

Since the conversation is about torque reaction links, I have one that seems to work but I would appreciate constructive criticism of it. It is mounted on a modified SEF chassis for an SECR "P" class 0-6-0T and consists of a simple horseshoe shaped length of N/S wire that hooks on a frame...
by Le Corbusier
Sun May 03, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 248300

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Hi Tim, :D some really nice bits of film and full of the Dale's magic! Bet you were excited when you came across it. Have not been on here lately as Dave and I came down with a virus :shock: after attending the Preston show with my friend Ray. Took 3 weeks to get over it and was not particularly we...
by Le Corbusier
Sat May 02, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 18907

Re: Scaleforum 2020

Tim V wrote:I was thinking of putting my own unpublished videos up, plus some links to other people's videos.

But only if Clutton gets invited? Who is in charge of the invites/accommodation/evening entertainments - all things that make the show unique :D

Frankly .... I could watch Clutton for hours :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Sat May 02, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 18907

Re: Scaleforum 2020

As a suggestion (if anyone was willing) would also to have a video or two with some lathe work. The bits and pieces that Jeremy has posted are like gold dust as far as I am concerned .... and if the offering were part of a virtual event then the reach is likely to be much further than a forum thread...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 18907

Re: Virtual Scaleforum 2020

If a "Virtual Scaleforum" is a good idea (it probably is), why does it have to depend on the "real" Scaleforum not taking place? Can't we have both? I suppose the theme of my thoughts on the subject were that if Scaleforum did not happen .... and given current advice and strateg...
by Le Corbusier
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson LMS Compound
Replies: 66
Views: 12948

Re: Gibson LMS Compound

Truly wonderful work Julian .... I am really enjoying watching this build unfold. - much inspiration :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 18907

Re: Scaleforum 2020

Lots of good ideas but who is actually going to do the work? At the AGM last year it was suggested that we produce instructional videos but no one yet has actually produced anything or even offered to do so. The GOYA principled applies. :D Terry Bendall Surely having ideas and musings is where we a...
by Le Corbusier
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: SCALEFORUM 1996
Replies: 7
Views: 1499

Re: SCALEFORUM 1996

Well that was an absolute treat .... thankyou for that. :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 18907

Re: Scaleforum 2020

Thank you David - it looks like we both posted at the same time. I would still encourage them to keep images to 72dpi and no larger than 1500px wide, fewer pixels if portrait, and a file size of well under 500k. I aimed to keep retrospective images to under 200k each. I think I still hit the upper ...
by Le Corbusier
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 18907

Re: Scaleforum 2020

Several of us took the view that layouts are not the major attraction of Scaleforum, :shock: :? :( For me the layouts are central. A chance to see things in the flesh and actually understand what is going on ... talk to the operators/ask questions/photograph. They are also a show case of what is po...
by Le Corbusier
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 18907

Re: Scaleforum 2020

There is a danger if we overcomplicate this, people will be discouraged. I recently visited Barrowmore MRG's web pages (home of Mostyn) and was struck by the excellent presentation. Prior to that I had been looking at the society show retrospectives, 1883 challenge etc. The comparison between them ...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 18907

Re: Scaleforum 2020

Purely for the sake of balance ... I learnt how to build a VW aircooled engine from seperately sourced parts built completely from scratch almost totally from American Youtube tutorials and it currently has 12,000 miles on the clock running sweet as a nut :thumb A great resource even if annoying at ...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 18907

Re: Scaleforum 2020

If we're talking not only about exhibition layouts, but also perhaps about people showing off their home layouts, many of which may never feature in an exhibition, then surely YouTube is our friend? DT What an excellent idea, I'm surprised that it seems to have killed the thread. Perhaps this is an...
by Le Corbusier
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 248300

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

For those with any interest in this, I think I have tracked down the Station at the end of the film. There is this interesting link on the films creation (https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=9cWSHOsXuLQC&pg=PA241&lpg=PA241&dq=riley+brothers+film+kiss+in+the+tunnel&source=bl&ots=b...
by Le Corbusier
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 248300

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

This 1899 film was originally captioned as arriving at Monsaldale Station on Youtube ... with this higher res version this is obviously not the case.

Does anyone know what the tunnel might be and which station the train ends up at?

by Le Corbusier
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 248300

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

I found this on the BFI .... an 1898 footplate ride through Millersdale .... fascinating! Interesting how dirty the Ballast is between the rails.

by Le Corbusier
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 248300

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

That's an interesting film Tim. Brings back memories of me standing in a field at the side of Monsal Dale box trainspotting all those years ago. Has anyone else spotted at 7:51 the last coach on the train looking like there was a door left open? Or is it just me? Looks like it anyway. Ralpg Shame y...

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