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by Tim V
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2021
Replies: 19
Views: 3007

Re: Scaleforum 2021

Captain Kernow wrote:The village hall in Piddletrenthide.

Getting warmer :D
by Tim V
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The editor was on-line!
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: The editor was on-line!

My email is in the front of the magazine.
If any pictures are too big to email, a file sharing site such as wetransfer is free to use.

S4NewsEditor@scalefour.org
by Tim V
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The editor was on-line!
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: The editor is on-line

Yes I am restricted to what is submitted. However, I think that all branches of model making hobbies have something to contribute (not exclusively railways as well). An article on American scenery approaches would be very welcome. I read Model Railroader when I can get my hands on it, some of the Ka...
by Tim V
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 4300

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Basis for an article there Bernie!
by Tim V
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Behind the screens...
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: Behind the screens...

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Sunny here!
by Tim V
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 4300

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Cue for a song

The answer is blowing in the wind
by Tim V
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 4300

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

I see it's about to rain in Aylesbury, sunny here!
by Tim V
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 4300

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

I can't see yours ...
by Tim V
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 4300

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Best catering I've had at Scaleforum!

And I can sit down when I want ...
by Tim V
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 4300

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

One thing about this show is - no complaints about the dreadful accessibility of the venue, lack of parking, distance from public transport.

Oh, and my feet aren't tired yet!
by Tim V
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Social
Topic: The editor was on-line!
Replies: 5
Views: 454

The editor was on-line!

And ready for questions/comments.
by Tim V
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Wagon A or Wagon B? A bit of fun...
Replies: 16
Views: 1597

Re: Wagon A or Wagon B? A bit of fun...

Anyone remember 'Wagon Train'?
by Tim V
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 135
Views: 12673

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

The editor will (broadband permitting) be around during the day.
by Tim V
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Toyo ML1: any use?
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Re: Toyo ML1: any use?

Usefulness for 4mm stuff ? Fine for turning wheels (carefully), decorative stuff like chimneys/domes/whistles. Small bits and pieces. Probably too small for making larger tools - could be done, but will take ages. - Nigel There are no end of things that can be done, add split axles, precision milli...
by Tim V
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 135
Views: 12673

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

The 'live' Scaleforum at Aylesbury was plagued by dreadful acoustics and unintelligible tannoy announcements (glad to get rid of those).

Any music will be better than the real thing, and as Danny points out, you can always turn the volume down (can't do that in live events ...).
by Tim V
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: S4-9?
Replies: 9
Views: 1428

Re: S4-9?

Code 55 is massively heavy for NG work. Referring to D A Boreham's work 'Narrow gauge railway modelling' he quotes the Southwold Railway rail section. 3" high, 3" across the lower foot, the running head of 1⅝" wide with a weight of 30lb per yard. Unless you're building current Welsh H...
by Tim V
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: S4-9?
Replies: 9
Views: 1428

Re: S4-9?

The 2mm Association rail is too thin (across the head) for narrow gauge.

You could look for PECO code 40 rail which gives a much better section for narrow gauge rail.
by Tim V
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Socially distanced Bristol Group Social?
Replies: 2
Views: 2282

Re: Socially distanced Bristol Group Social?

Sorry Paul, I'm away from Thursday, otherwise I'd have been around.
by Tim V
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites
Replies: 21
Views: 3447

Re: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites

I used whatever hooks I could lay my paws on, but links I made using the method in 'The 4mm Coal wagon' by John Hayes (WSP).
by Tim V
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 135
Views: 12673

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

I wonder which committee members will be up early enough to join you :D Well thats the first slot sorted - ‘Meet the Editor’ :shock: Thanks Steve, the first slot will be 19:30 (Melbourne time)! I think the Rota said the membership secretary would be on the final slot (2:30AM Sunday Melbourne time).
by Tim V
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 135
Views: 12673

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

I wonder which committee members will be up early enough to join you :D
by Tim V
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Spur gears
Replies: 37
Views: 4813

Re: Spur gears

Look outside model railways.

Got a slot car shop near you?

I have some of the MRRC gears - I've used them on my workbench thread.
by Tim V
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Easing wheels tight to gauge
Replies: 27
Views: 3633

Re: Easing wheels tight to gauge

Just a very simple replacement for Tim V's clamp .... I just don't have one of those! It has the advantage that it can be used in situ if there is enough clearance and/or the frame is solid enough (in the case of my levering dodge) Kind regards, Peter Kloss That clamp is incredibly useful for lots ...
by Tim V
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?
Replies: 24
Views: 3143

Re: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?

The problem with Highley is that it is a reproduction. I have pictures from the 70s which show it without any posts/rails, and later quite destroyed. OK the preservationists have put it back - but what was their source of information?
by Tim V
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?
Replies: 24
Views: 3143

Re: How tall should cattle dock fencing be?

In GW Architecture, the height to the top of the rails of the fence is given as 4'8".

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