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by newport_rod
Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Newport and Gwent (NAGNAG)
Topic: Newport MRS - NAGNAG Open Day Saturday 7th March 2015
Replies: 51
Views: 17955

Newport MRS - NAGNAG Open Day Saturday 7th March 2015

Newport MRS in association with NAGNAG (the Newport and Gwent Neighbourhood Area Group of the Scalefour Society) are holding our second* biennial open day on Saturday 7th March 2015 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Shaftesbury Community Centre in Evans Street, Newport, NP20 5LD The open day isn’t meant to be an...
by newport_rod
Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Masokits??? Still active???
Replies: 21
Views: 10196

Re: Masokits??? Still active???

Yes he's still about. Just pop an order in the post with your cheque.
by newport_rod
Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Materials and Techniques
Topic: Lint and rubberised horse hair?
Replies: 25
Views: 18388

Re: Lint and rubberised horse hair?

J A Milton http://www.jamiltonupholstery.co.uk/products/cushions-and-fillings/hair-and-fibre-fillings, who supply furniture restorers and whom I have used in the past for that purpose do a range of Hair and Fibre Fillings, which might offer the texture you're after.
by newport_rod
Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2014
Replies: 197
Views: 59072

Re: Scaleforum 2014

As an exhibitor I want to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend. A superb show and many thanks to Terry and all the organising team.
by newport_rod
Sat May 24, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2014
Replies: 33
Views: 12613

Re: RAILEX 2014

Fantastic show, well done Dave!

If anyone's wavering about going tomorrow, go.
by newport_rod
Fri May 23, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Prickly Pear wagon suspension
Replies: 20
Views: 9368

Prickly Pear wagon suspension

In the current News there is info on the Prickly Pear wagon semi-sprung suspension systems. Has anybody tried them and with what results?
by newport_rod
Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Taff Vale Horse Box
Replies: 7
Views: 3554

Re: Taff Vale Horse Box

I'll PM beachboy myself. That should work.
Rod
by newport_rod
Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Brian Morgan TOUs
Replies: 13
Views: 7756

Re: Brian Morgan TOUs

Robin and Morgan

With two years' more experience are you still as happy with the Brian Morgan TOUs? Anything you'd do differently now? We're about to start track laying on Little Mill Junction and are seriously considering these units.

Rod
by newport_rod
Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Potential Ultrascale Conversion kit for Hornby 42xx/72xx
Replies: 12
Views: 6414

Re: Potential Ultrascale Conversion kit for Hornby 42xx/72xx

The Brassmasters development looks very interesting but I must admit I'm very pleased with Bernie Baker's conversion of my 42xx that can be seen two thirds of of the way through this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcAzdW5_DJk running on Bernie’s Allt y Graban Road at Scaleforum last year. Very smoot...
by newport_rod
Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Images of Lost London 1875-1945
Replies: 4
Views: 2968

Re: Images of Lost London 1875-1945

Yes, Martin. It's an abridgred version of the 2009 English Heritage book.
by newport_rod
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Images of Lost London 1875-1945
Replies: 4
Views: 2968

Images of Lost London 1875-1945

I just came across this book in Smith's. It's full a myriad of period photographs of street scenes and good value at a penny less than £6.
by newport_rod
Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: C&L HiNi Rail
Replies: 16
Views: 6373

Re: C&L HiNi Rail

Will L wrote:... practical experience suggests that nickel silver gets dirtier quicker than steel

Thanks for your comment Will, you may well be right but I don't want to get embroiled in a Steel vs NS debate. It's just the different grades of NS that I'm intersted in.
Rod
by newport_rod
Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: C&L HiNi Rail
Replies: 16
Views: 6373

Re: C&L HiNi Rail

Thanks for your comments Jim and Martin. Following up on Martin’s comments on thermal expansion and browsing the net I came across this statement on Wikipedia “Nickel silver … is preferred for the track in electrically powered model railway layouts, as its oxide is conductive” http://en.wikipedia.or...
by newport_rod
Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: C&L HiNi Rail
Replies: 16
Views: 6373

C&L HiNi Rail

On C&L website ( http://www.finescale.org.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=346_347_350_351 ) they say the following "The Nickel Silver rail is our 'HiNi' brand. Unique to C&L, it has a nickel silver content of around 18% rather than the general 12% from other manufacturers. ...
by newport_rod
Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - To Reopen 1st September
Replies: 105
Views: 39710

Re: Rumney Models

Justin
The wagon chassis look superb (as expected :) ) - are they designed to match any particular RtR bodies or (laudably) models of their prototypes? I suppose I'm thinking particularly of the Iron Ore wagon but the others would be of interest too.
Rod
by newport_rod
Tue May 21, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Photoetch artwork conversion - hard copy to dwg
Replies: 8
Views: 7147

Re: Photoetch artwork conversion - hard copy to dwg

Thanks everybody. I think I'll try tracing first but the vectorising software does sound useful.
Rod
by newport_rod
Sun May 19, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Photoetch artwork conversion - hard copy to dwg
Replies: 8
Views: 7147

Photoetch artwork conversion - hard copy to dwg

I have some good old-fashioned manual artwork, drawn at 16mm/ft and measuring about 800mm x 400mm that I'd like to convert to a .dwg file so that I can modify it in AutoCAD. Any suggestions how I might approach it? I can scan up to A3 size if that forms any part of a solution.
Rod
by newport_rod
Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Potential Ultrascale Conversion kit for Hornby 42xx/72xx
Replies: 12
Views: 6414

Re: Potential Ultrascale Conversion kit for Hornby 42xx/72xx

Seven so for for the 42xx and two for the 72xx. Closing date is next Friday so it looks as if there may be too few to warrant a conversion kit unless there are some last minute takers.
by newport_rod
Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Trainwest Exhibition Melksham
Replies: 1
Views: 1583

Re: Trainwest Exhibition Melksham

Yes, and I don't thing that Ferring let the side down either. Altogether a very good show.
Rod
by newport_rod
Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Backscene catastrophe!
Replies: 9
Views: 7477

Re: Backscene catastrophe!

Ben You may like to consider laminating your paper backscene in matt plastic, as Bernie Baker did on Allt-y-Graban Road and our club has on our 7mm layout Frecclesham (no doubt googling either will bring up images). Commercial laminators can laminate substantial lengths and the result should be stro...
by newport_rod
Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Trainwest at Melksham 13 & 14 April
Replies: 2
Views: 2074

Re: Trainwest at Melksham 13 & 14 April

Looking forward to this, never gone on previous years, but there are some good layouts there.
Rod
by newport_rod
Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: ultrascale conversion kit for the Dapol Western?
Replies: 58
Views: 21821

Re: ultrascale conversion kit for the Dapol Western?

Don't leave it too late (from the site https://www.ultrascale.com/eshop/products/CAT033)

Closing date for orders: 30/04/13 - 15:00 BST.

Rod
by newport_rod
Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Potential Ultrascale Conversion kit for Hornby 42xx/72xx
Replies: 12
Views: 6414

Potential Ultrascale Conversion kit for Hornby 42xx/72xx

Apparently when I enquired yesterday I was the first to ask whether Ultrascale had any intentions of producing a conversion kit for Hornby 42xx/72xx. But nevertheless they have invited expressions of interest. I'm sure we can muster 14 more people to get to the threshold, see here: http://www.ultras...
by newport_rod
Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: andrewnummelin
Topic: PC&NR and other things.
Replies: 24
Views: 13994

Re: PC&NR and other things.

Ah, so it is an ex-Mersey Rly 0-6-4T! That'll be something worth seeing. Maybe I ought to revive my plans to model Machen to give it somewhere else to run!
Keep us posted.
Rod
by newport_rod
Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: source of 4'6"/4'7" driving wheels for outside framed loco
Replies: 7
Views: 3488

Re: source of 4'6"/4'7" driving wheels for outside framed lo

'Fess up Andrew is it an ex-Mersey Rly 0-6-4T?

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