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by kelly
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 33517

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Back home after a great weekend. About to go crash out on the bed I expect and start the recovery process. Worth it though! Bought most of what I wanted, some stuff from the bring and buy that will be helpful and a few other things. Thanks to all those who came by the DEMU stand to chat and have a l...
by kelly
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Exactoscale Products
Replies: 78
Views: 31729

Re: Exactoscale Products

The website is nicely laid out with clear information. Great to see!
by kelly
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 33517

Re: Scaleforum 2018

If things are as per the last few years the Stadium cafe is open on Friday afternoon/early evening (but I don’t know when it closes, Terry may know), also there is a Costa self service machine in the cafe area (again I don’t know if tea is available. See you on Friday when you arrive. Dave h Ah goo...
by kelly
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 33517

Re: Scaleforum 2018

The food served near the b&b we used last year was very nice, but can't remember the name of the place now or where we stayed in terms of location (just back from expo em autumn and thus exhausted).
by kelly
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Paul Townsend
Topic: Dartmouth progress
Replies: 27
Views: 8588

Re: Dartmouth progress

Looking forward to seeing this after your talk about it previously at a merg meeting.
by kelly
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 33517

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Just had a look at the show guide, looks like it'll be another great show. However, the societies bit says DEMU was formed in 1998, it was formed in 1994 according to my recollection from looking at past material, with the first issue of UPDate being at the end of 1995 (the first proper issue was 19...
by kelly
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 33517

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Natalie and myself will both be there all weekend, on the DEMU stand, and have a hotel booked for the night. Something social might be doable (depends how Natalie feels by the end of the day as she is prone to migraine).
by kelly
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: A little diversion...
Replies: 10
Views: 5625

Re: A little diversion...

Lovely model. The Judith Edge range has a number of great items, I've a few to make myself, one of which is an overhead loco from the Harton system, No. 2.
by kelly
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Balcombe testing
Replies: 16
Views: 5517

Re: Balcombe testing

Impressive! Look forward to seeing it next year at scaleforum.
by kelly
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: A Frosty Finish
Replies: 13
Views: 4532

Re: A Frosty Finish

I have only ever seen something similar in the past when i used to model in aviation subjects, it was usually due to one of the following: different brands don't always like each other enamels and acrylics can react with each other paint brands change the formulas over time Sometimes I found it occu...
by kelly
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Harton High Staithes inspired Layout
Replies: 20
Views: 6384

Re: A shunting plank - Now Harton Collery inspired

For many years the Harton system was full of 10.5-ton P4 wagons. Were any of them around in the BR period? And is there a kit these days? They started being replaced by the 21t variety iirc by the 1940s/1950s. Hatcher's book on the system iirc states that they worked quickly to get rid of the 10.5t...
by kelly
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Harton High Staithes inspired Layout
Replies: 20
Views: 6384

Re: A shunting plank - Now Harton Collery inspired

Kelly, the hoppers are the NER wooden type 20Ton. I have ordered 6 kits from Slaters. As years ago (well 2011 to be exact) I went to Scaleforum with the specific aim of buying a trains worth, only to find the old Cooper craft had none in stock... and they have been out ever since. Now that Slaters ...
by kelly
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Harton High Staithes inspired Layout
Replies: 20
Views: 6384

Re: A shunting plank - Now Harton Collery inspired

and now the slaters wooden hoppers are back the stock is no problem I have a small number of the parkside br ones that will be suitable (BR hoppers ran through to the high staithes along side the NCB ones (although the Harton workers apparently preferred the NCB ones as they had 8 doors rather than...
by kelly
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Harton High Staithes inspired Layout
Replies: 20
Views: 6384

Re: A shunting plank - Now Harton Collery inspired

Not much has happened with this as I've just not had the time and attempts to put an exactoscale point kit together left me confused (mainly as I couldn't see the chairs in some cases well enough to distinguish them!). I think I am going to instead look at soldered track instead, due to the current ...
by kelly
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 148651

Re: Construction of a Test Track

When rolling brass sides I've found a wooden dowel and a folded silicone cooking sheet works reasonably well.
by kelly
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 33517

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Hotel booked, looking forward to another fantastic show in September.
by kelly
Fri May 25, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Railex 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 6898

Re: Railex 2018

Looking forward to the show. Will be popping down on the Sunday (the last day of my 30s incidently). Always a worthwhile visit (on the list along with ExpoEMs and Scalefour shows as must visit each year).
by kelly
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum North 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 16743

Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Phil O wrote:Great show, as I came away with money :o , most unusual for a model railway event.

Phil.



I came away with money as well. A pound coin.
by kelly
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Boston Frodsham
Replies: 24
Views: 10561

Re: Boston Frodsham

Enjoyed seeing this over the weekend. Looking forward to seeing it develop.
by kelly
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum North 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 16743

Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Another fantastic show. Definitely worth the effort to go both days. Well done to all who organised it, helped and exhibited. Really liked the two layouts still in progress. Quality of the layouts on show was very high. Pulborough a worthy winner though. Came away with some bits I needed (though not...
by kelly
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: A new lever frame design
Replies: 91
Views: 28046

Re: A new lever frame design

Looks impressive Howard, but no surprise given your involvement I think :)
by kelly
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Pentroller repairs
Replies: 50
Views: 15032

Re: Pentroller repairs

If any of those who are looking for Pentroller repairs are members of MERG, posting there might garner more help perhaps?
by kelly
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: jon price
Topic: A new prevarication
Replies: 13
Views: 7724

Re: A new prevarication

Sounds an interesting project Jon. I look forward to seeing your progress.
by kelly
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Harton High Staithes inspired Layout
Replies: 20
Views: 6384

Re: A shunting plank - Now Harton Collery inspired

Nice scheme :thumb how wide are you planning to make the baseboard? Steve 1ft6" as I've already got two boards from Tim Horn that size ready. I ordered them for the Eversley Road plan, but I think I'll switch to 3ftx2ft boards for that to give a bit more room and use the 1ft6" boards for ...
by kelly
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Harton High Staithes inspired Layout
Replies: 20
Views: 6384

Harton Collery - A P4 shunting plank

After some rethinking the plan has been discarded as being too complex for the intentions for it. harton_high_staithes_-_p4.gif Natalie suggested looking at Harton Collery, so I've knocked up a plan based in part on High Staithes. It still needs some refinement and some elements will change. A6 poin...

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