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by kelly
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: 1970s street scenes in colour - full of modelling detail
Replies: 11
Views: 4361

Re: 1970s street scenes in colour - full of modelling detail

Some very interesting photos there Martin. On Facebook there tends to be a number of groups set up for various areas around the country, a lot of time some rather interesting photos can pop up in them. I follow the Woolwich/Plumstead/Bexley/Barnehurst ones and some very interesting early photos have...
by kelly
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum North 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 16792

Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Looks like it will be another great show. Should be there again, not booked a hotel yet, so might only come up for one day this year as finances have become tighter since last year.
by kelly
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Parkside Kits
Replies: 42
Views: 11989

Re: Parkside Kits

Thanks, Kelly. The intention to grow the range is interesting, but may only refer to O gauge, as that is where Parkside were mostly concentrating before the sale, presumably because of the range/standard of current r-t-r in OO. It doesn't mention specifics. But oo expansion could occur. A watch thi...
by kelly
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Parkside Kits
Replies: 42
Views: 11989

Re: Parkside Kits

Brief summary: Interview (Talking Points section) with Steve Haynes (Peco Sales Manager) about a number of items related to Peco. It mentions kit PC13 has been withdrawn due to mould wear/damage. But if enough demand could be reintroduced at a later date. States intentions to grow and improve the ra...
by kelly
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: On building track - straight onto the baseboard?
Replies: 82
Views: 28284

Re: On building track - straight onto the baseboard?

I intend to give Balsa wood a go myself. I will likely use 5mm, to allow me to place buildings on a 2mm base for removal (due to storage restrictions, this also allows buildings to be substituted for others to change location/era potentially). You will need to 'seal' the balsa to prevent it absorbin...
by kelly
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Cancellation of Leamington & Warwick Show 3rd & 4th March 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 2309

Re: Cancellation of Leamington & Warwick Show 3rd & 4th March 2018

A shame as it is usually a very good show. But you can't control the weather.
by kelly
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Parkside Kits
Replies: 42
Views: 11989

Re: Parkside Kits

There is an article in the latest Railway Modeller about Parkside and wheel swaps as well as spare sprues, with comment from Peco about it. Is it possible for you to let us have a brief summary, please, Kelly? when I have access again to the magazine (a friend has pinched it to read atm) I'll post ...
by kelly
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Parkside Kits
Replies: 42
Views: 11989

Re: Parkside Kits

There is an article in the latest Railway Modeller about Parkside and wheel swaps as well as spare sprues, with comment from Peco about it.
by kelly
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Parkside Kits
Replies: 42
Views: 11989

Re: Parkside Kits

I wish someone would sort out the Cooper Craft/Slater availability nightmare. I understand you would need a sizeable lump of cash for a new injection moulding machine. There exists quite a long thread about that on rmweb with quite a few unhappy people. As far as I've been able to work out, he's ha...
by kelly
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Parkside Kits
Replies: 42
Views: 11989

Re: Parkside Kits

derekrussan wrote:But they do not cover the specialist EM and Scale Four shows.


That is very true. It is good to have choices though generally I find.
by kelly
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Parkside Kits
Replies: 42
Views: 11989

Re: Parkside Kits

Good news, will make it much easier to get everything in one go.

You're not the only supplier offering the wheel swaps as well, which is helpful, H&A informed me at the Stafford show they'll do the same with all Parkside kits they stock.
by kelly
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Grub screws
Replies: 20
Views: 4735

Re: Grub screws

Terry Bendall wrote:
kelly wrote:South Eastern finecast don't tend to attend scalefourum


Oh yes they do! :D and they have come every year for at least the last 15. So do Branchlines and they have both accepted for this year's show on September 22nd/23rd.

Terry Bendall


Must have been mixing myself up there then!
by kelly
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Grub screws
Replies: 20
Views: 4735

Re: Grub screws

Branchlines and South Eastern Finecast seem to work together these days. Brian is quite happy to talk on the phone. Weren't him and SEF at S4UM last year? Branchlines and south Eastern finecast are jointly working together on the former nucast range. They're still seperate in all other ways. South ...
by kelly
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Grub screws
Replies: 20
Views: 4735

Re: Grub screws

Brian doesn't have any web presence and has rejected the idea when asked about it.

However, if you email him (sales@branchlines.com) he usually is quick to respond by email.

His phone is +44(0)1373 822231 - I assume this is still valid.
by kelly
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 220
Views: 49160

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

The Exactoscale crossing vee jig is neat too and I have never seen that before. I thought about etching a replacement and making it available via the Palatine website but I will probably get hammered on copyright. Ralph Hi Ralph. That vee jig was only available for a relatively short time unfortuna...
by kelly
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 220
Views: 49160

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

The Exactoscale crossing vee jig is neat too and I have never seen that before. I thought about etching a replacement and making it available via the Palatine website but I will probably get hammered on copyright. Ralph Hi Ralph. That vee jig was only available for a relatively short time unfortuna...
by kelly
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 220
Views: 49160

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

Thanks for the encouraging feedback to what I have done so far. What I find interesting is that the questions thread has had more views than the subject thread itself :!: Tony. That might be because the building thread is still ongoing and some might be paying more attention here until it is finish...
by kelly
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 220
Views: 49160

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

About the biggest range of pliers I have come across - conventional and parallel jawed - can be found at Tools'n'Tools . That is a useful link, thanks. Standard round nose pliers have tapered jaws, they were the required tool for making wire terminations on railway signalling )BA post terminals. Ho...
by kelly
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 220
Views: 49160

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

Tony, your explanation of the knuckles has been fantastic as I was at this stage for my tandem 3 way point. It has actually helped me a heap. This is before I go on with the single slip which I thought was very difficult on the last one actually was quite straight forward. One tool I found very use...
by kelly
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 220
Views: 49160

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

It does make sense and is a problem other forums tend to suffer with when people start these sorts of threads, finding the actual 'steps' of the process can then become a nightmare, but if comments/suggestions/questions are in a separate thread it makes it much easier to follow. Great stuff so far T...
by kelly
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: WAnted - Crossing Vee Filing Jig for angles9,10,11, 12
Replies: 26
Views: 7119

Re: WAnted - Crossing Vee Filing Jig for angles9,10,11, 12

Thanks for the update Terry. I'll look to get one at scalefour North I expect.
by kelly
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Cancellation of Leamington & Warwick Show 3rd & 4th March 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 2309

Re: Leamington & Warwick Show 3rd & 4th March 2018

I will be at the show all weekend on the DEMU stand (and stewarding for LWMRS as I'm a member).
by kelly
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 149440

Re: Track Construction for a Test Track

I have been following the thread with interest, certainly provided some inspiration. My layout plans have ground to a halt after it was suggested (correctly) that a test plank should be the first step before starting work on eversley plan. It did coincide with a loss of interest and mojo for a few ...
by kelly
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 514
Views: 108401

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Great work Tony. Look forward to seeing further developments.
by kelly
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 149440

Re: Track Construction for a Test Track

I have been following the thread with interest, certainly provided some inspiration. My layout plans have ground to a halt after it was suggested (correctly) that a test plank should be the first step before starting work on eversley plan. It did coincide with a loss of interest and mojo for a few m...

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