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by kelly
Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: West Midlands
Topic: West Midlands Revival
Replies: 12
Views: 8446

Re: West Midlands Revival

Have you thought of meeting in members' houses, taking turns to act as hosts? CRAG does this, mainly because we are so widespread - from Carlisle to Wensleydale - and it works pretty well, spreading the travelling load. Ian (Cumbrian Region Area Group) I'd be happy enough with this arrangement, tho...
by kelly
Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: West Midlands
Topic: West Midlands Revival
Replies: 12
Views: 8446

Re: West Midlands Revival

After speaking with Chris at Scaleforum, I think Jim's remarks of a test track (it doesn't have to be huge) would be a best approach rather than a layout. I don't particularly like the idea of one suggestion of meeting at Warley's meeting rooms, which requires membership of the Warley club and the W...
by kelly
Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Templot
Replies: 69
Views: 20834

Re: Templot

I use Templot alongside the traditional track + template to plan a layout. Where templot has a distinct advantage for me, is I can change things around and work out what size baseboards to order from the laser cutter (Tim Horn in this case) without wasting money on incorrectly sized boards etc. It i...
by kelly
Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2016
Replies: 115
Views: 34955

Re: Scaleforum 2016

The DRAG team had great fun on the test track, and found out a few things about it ourselves (!) as well as providing test facilities for others. This included enabling Highpeak to test and run-in his first chassis as he mentioned above; testing some locos for Kelly prior to putting them in the Bri...
by kelly
Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2016
Replies: 115
Views: 34955

Re: Scaleforum 2016

My favourite was the wagon tippler on Green Street. http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t454/ga007d9065steamraiser/Tippler%202_zpsnjrv1z29.jpg Going. http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t454/ga007d9065steamraiser/Tippler%204_zps29mnuwqw.jpg Gone. Gordon A I asked them politely if they'd allow me to...
by kelly
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Templot
Replies: 69
Views: 20834

Re: Templot

Oh, forgot to mention, the Templot Explained is a good start I think. Keep going :)
by kelly
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Templot
Replies: 69
Views: 20834

Re: Templot

By 'UI conventions' I guess you mean the MS Word type with File, Edit, View, etc and Help last. It is no longer the UI for a lot of programs however, being replaced by the newer MS Word style (ribbon I think it is called). This isn't necessarily the best UI anyway. Templot takes a bit of a steeper l...
by kelly
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2016
Replies: 115
Views: 34955

Re: Scaleforum 2016

An excellent show. Thanks for organising it. Had a great time on the DEMU stand. Came home with a lot of items (mainly baseboards from Tim Horn), and some bargains from the Bring & Buy. Somehow managed to leave my walking stick behind though! apparently one might have been seen in the road near ...
by kelly
Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2016
Replies: 115
Views: 34955

Re: Scaleforum 2016

I may have the start of some projects with me on the DEMU stand, depends what I pack tomorrow (mainly 4EPB and 465, though due to warping the 4EPB needs to be restarted).
by kelly
Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Paul Townsend
Topic: Dartmouth in Broad Gauge era
Replies: 40
Views: 15137

Re: Dartmouth in Broad Gauge era

Last year, there was an interesting thread on the Westlake Publishing Forum (American) where a chap first used wood blocks but then moved on to using a clay called Sculpey . He made individual blocks. I know this is in a larger scale than 4mm, but it is interesting all the same. Anyone who has not ...
by kelly
Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Eversley Green - P4 BR (S) layout
Replies: 101
Views: 26577

Re: As yet unamed P4 small layout

So some updates have occurred in regards to this. Originally it was envisioned it'd fit in the 4'8.5" of the standard gauge workshop, but working on various plan options and then deciding what would be preferable, it quickly became clear that that would be insufficient for what we'd like to run...
by kelly
Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2016
Replies: 115
Views: 34955

Re: Scaleforum 2016

David Bigcheeseplant wrote:Those people who are local or staying for the weekend I can recommend a number of places to eat and drink.

David


That could well be of interest for the Saturday evening. Found a B&B not far away for the Saturday night at least. Looking forward to an excellent weekend.
by kelly
Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2016
Replies: 115
Views: 34955

Re: Scaleforum 2016

Looking forward to it. Will be there helping run the DEMU stand all weekend.
by kelly
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: West Midlands
Topic: West Midlands Revival
Replies: 12
Views: 8446

Re: West Midlands Revival

Health and finances permitting I'll try to make it along.
by kelly
Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Eversley Green - P4 BR (S) layout
Replies: 101
Views: 26577

Re: As yet unamed P4 small layout

It's probably a bit small for a docks (even small ships are still pretty big) but keeping with the theme a canal basin might suit as they are usually a bit more cramped. Bromley basin on the kingswinford branch might give you some inspiration if you can find anything. (There's a few pictures on the...
by kelly
Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Eversley Green - P4 BR (S) layout
Replies: 101
Views: 26577

Re: As yet unamed P4 small layout

Hi Kelly, A good starting point might be found in the Standard Gauge Workbench threads http://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=101 as each one will fit in a restricted area and with a bit of imagination can be 'grown' as space and time permit. Small is beautiful especially when you are start...
by kelly
Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Eversley Green - P4 BR (S) layout
Replies: 101
Views: 26577

Eversley Green - P4 BR (S) layout

Having gotten a plan in place (well mostly, still tweaking and thinking on it a bit) for the Woolwich layout, I have turned my attention to producing a small (3x2 probably) layout that I can use for a few learning exercises before using them on the main Woolwich layout. It will feature the following...
by kelly
Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Woolwich Dockyard/Charlton Junction - 80s/90s NSE in SE London - [On Hold]
Replies: 8
Views: 3306

Re: Woolwich Dockyard/Charlton Junction - 80s/90s NSE in SE London

A bit of a small update. Have acquired a 3'2' board from Tim Horn and given it a coat of emulsion (to protect the ply from damp etc) and been tweaking the plan in templot further. post-11572-0-33107900-1465137062.jpg The first of several baseboards from Tim Horn. I'll be picking up a couple more at ...
by kelly
Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: P4 Starter Pack B: RCH 7 Plank Open
Replies: 23
Views: 16828

Re: A wagon tutorial - 2

Sounds a good idea to me (the pack that is as well as the tutorial of course). Being new to P4, I'm going to be picking up a similar wagon chassis at some point soon to have something for gauging when building track (I guess a bogie would work as well in this respect, but a complete wagon is probabl...
by kelly
Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Woolwich Dockyard/Charlton Junction - 80s/90s NSE in SE London - [On Hold]
Replies: 8
Views: 3306

Re: Woolwich Dockyard/Charlton Junction - 80s/90s NSE in SE London

Interesting layout. I'm starting to ponder one of my own, and may steal some of the elements here - if that's ok with you Kelly? Feel free :) it is based on the real location, so theres lots of interesting information on google/bing maps as well as ordinancy survey maps on places like old maps (the...
by kelly
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Woolwich Dockyard/Charlton Junction - 80s/90s NSE in SE London - [On Hold]
Replies: 8
Views: 3306

Re: Woolwich Dockyard/Charlton Junction - 80s/90s NSE in SE London

Indeed, eNtrance eXit panel sounds interesting. I've been considering making a scaled panel for the bits of Carlisle c. April 1974 I'm considering for a possible layout. I'm not a MERG member, but I was considering using a PIC Microcontroller with direct DC control (i'm not a fan of DCC for point c...
by kelly
Tue May 31, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Woolwich Dockyard/Charlton Junction - 80s/90s NSE in SE London - [On Hold]
Replies: 8
Views: 3306

Re: Woolwich Dockyard/Charlton Junction - 80s/90s NSE in SE London

I like the idea if a proper NX panel! I've seen something similar demonstrated on the MERG stand before and liked the idea! Natalie, who I am working with on the layout plan, first mentioned wanting a NX pnael, so I did a search on the MERG site and came up with some helpful options :) John Gowers ...
by kelly
Tue May 31, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Woolwich Dockyard/Charlton Junction - 80s/90s NSE in SE London - [On Hold]
Replies: 8
Views: 3306

Woolwich Dockyard/Charlton Junction - 80s/90s NSE in SE London - [On Hold]

So thought I'd start a thread for the layout I'm currently working on at present. It is fairly simple in concept. Based upon a condensed plan of the Woolwich Dockyard/Charlton Junction area, with the station for Woolwich Dockyard being off scene and Charlton station being taken out in effect as part...
by kelly
Tue May 31, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 11735

Re: RAILEX 2016

Went along on the Sunday. Had a good time there, and enjoyed it. Took the opportunity to join the society at the show too after having decided to do so after the Wakefield show in April. Thanks for a great show, look forward to returning next year if time permits. Came away with a few items I'd been...

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