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by Steve Carter
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 5839

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Hi all,

I'm now available on the Virtual Society Stand along with Tony Williams.

If you have any questions about the Society or are considering joining us today you can either post here or email me at memsec@scalefour.org.

Enjoy the show :thumb

Steve

Steve Carter
Membership Secretary
by Steve Carter
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 135
Views: 15101

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

As well as being available on the Virtual Society Stand for my 'slots' I am contactable by email, as usual, to answer questions, discuss membership or just say 'hello.

Email me at memsec@scalefour.org

Enjoy Virtual Scaleforum and have a great day :thumb

Steve

Steve Carter
Membership Secretary
by Steve Carter
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 49
Views: 12719

Re: Edington Junction

Serjt-Dave wrote:Steve, you can go off some people. LOL.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Steve Carter
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 49
Views: 12719

Re: Edington Junction

Love the control panel Dave.
Theres enough room for more lever frames. How about 30 ‘spares’ :roll:
by Steve Carter
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: A few things on my workbench
Replies: 102
Views: 14965

Re: A few things on my workbench

Just one more question. Does anyone know who makes a transfer sheet for the parkside bloater. The ones one the HMRS transfer sheets are too large for the wagon as I found out tonight :( :( :( Pete Derek at Eileens list CODE: MMPC44 PECO Waterslide Transfer Set for Parkside Kit PC44 Transfers for ex...
by Steve Carter
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 135
Views: 15101

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

DougN wrote:But then again Steve might be happy to have a beer with our night caps! :shock:


You know me so well Doug :thumb
by Steve Carter
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 135
Views: 15101

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 Steve Carter
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 135
Views: 15101

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

Tim V wrote:I wonder which committee members will be up early enough to join you :D


Well thats the first slot sorted - ‘Meet the Editor’ :shock:
by Steve Carter
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Pull the Other One!
Replies: 24
Views: 3339

Re: Pull the Other One!

Serjt-Dave wrote:but was seduced by Steve Carter {probably not the way he saw it} in to getting one and it went down from there.


:lol:
by Steve Carter
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Material Stand
Replies: 51
Views: 7311

Re: EBMA Material Stand

My preference for thin wire is to use the plastic tubes with end caps sold by various suppliers. Terry Bendall Can you recommend any Terry? And if it's only viable in large quantities, maybe something the Stores can help with? Rod, Try https://www.hobbyholidays.co.uk/categories.php I also got some ...
by Steve Carter
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - To Reopen 1st September
Replies: 105
Views: 39820

Re: Rumney Models - Still Closed But...

jjnewitt wrote:
... but obviously the health of my family takes precedence over anything else.

Justin


:thumb

Take care and stay safe
by Steve Carter
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best Glue for the job!
Replies: 35
Views: 5203

Re: Best Glue for the job!

Another vote for Harfixs cyano, well it was Philip Hall that put me onto it :D Check it out here http://www.hafixs.co.uk One recommendation I would make is to also get some Harfixs Glue Remover. Why do I suggest this? Don't ask silly questions! Good sticking, and unsticking if you need to, everyone ...
by Steve Carter
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best Glue for the job!
Replies: 35
Views: 5203

Re: Best Glue for the job!

I have used ‘Tricky Stick’ that helps cyano to bond difficult shiny plastics such as that used by Hornby/Bachmann. See https://deluxematerials.co.uk/products/tricky-stick
by Steve Carter
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: South London (SLAG)
Topic: South London Area Group Golden Jubilee
Replies: 3
Views: 1769

South London Area Group Golden Jubilee

Fifty years ago today on the 17th June 1970 the South London Area Group was inaugurated. SLAG first meeting.png The South London Area Group was the very first to be formed under the P4 Society. It preceded the formation of the Merseyside Area Group by one month and of the North London Area Group by ...
by Steve Carter
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Pull the Other One!
Replies: 24
Views: 3339

Re: Pull the Other One!

Great work Dave, well done.

Hopefully, once things return to some sort of normality, the Society Stand will be out and about again and I will be there to "persuade" people again :D

See you soon :thumb

Steve
by Steve Carter
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Easing wheels tight to gauge
Replies: 27
Views: 4079

Re: Easing wheels tight to gauge

Paul Townsend wrote:Doubtless because the axle was 9 mm too short


;)
by Steve Carter
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Spraying Lifecolor
Replies: 33
Views: 4443

Re: Spraying Lifecolor

Do you spray (rattle can?) a Matt varnish on R-T-R stuff before applying powders/pigments? I don't know, Steve - I haven't yet applied any to RTR stuff but from what I've read a coat of matt varnish should do the trick. The pigments don't like a smooth gloss finsh as their microscopic particles hav...
by Steve Carter
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Spraying Lifecolor
Replies: 33
Views: 4443

Re: Spraying Lifecolor

David Thorpe wrote:Also, powders will only stick satisfactoriy to matt surfaces - they're not much good on out-of-the-box RTR stuff.

DT


Thanks David.

Do you spray (rattle can?) a Matt varnish on R-T-R stuff before applying powders/pigments?

Steve
by Steve Carter
Thu May 28, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 64
Views: 8751

Re: Mike G's catch up.

45609 wrote:Probably one of these Steve...

chas2la.jpg
...comes in a red box


I did wonder if it was that Morgan :?:
by Steve Carter
Thu May 28, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 64
Views: 8751

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Wow, looking good Mike :thumb While messing about with this engine, I discovered on the shelf of shame, another 56xx chassis from Comet. So using the Brassmaster bearings and springs and using the red box this was an absolute doodle to set up. Red box? I’ve not come across this before Mike. Could yo...
by Steve Carter
Sat May 23, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Right Track DVD series
Replies: 18
Views: 4258

Re: Right Track DVD series

I think these are Right Track, the titles don't reflect the content. Painting and weathering Wright/Rathbone 3hr 38min https://youtu.be/Ne0fBH6zNkQ Thanks for this - only watched a bit at the beginning so far - it explains why some people have more issues than others with fibreglass fibres, I would...
by Steve Carter
Fri May 15, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: P4 Refresh - Hi
Replies: 20
Views: 3151

Re: P4 Refresh - Hi

thank you Will - I think I need to purchase a range of motors to then start to judge what type will best suit my needs. I am definitely picking up that there is more of an emphasis to re-chassis a rtr model for P4 something I did with a couple of Lima diesels many years back. I would speak to Chris...
by Steve Carter
Thu May 14, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: P4 Refresh - Hi
Replies: 20
Views: 3151

Re: P4 Refresh - Hi

Hi Rob Welcome again. When you receive your New Member Pack you will receive in the pack a list of fellow members who live within 25km of your postcode. Contact details are subject to personal privacy settings of course. Also you will find a copy of the ‘Blue Sheet’ that gives the contact details of...
by Steve Carter
Wed May 13, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 114662

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Mark Tatlow wrote:Hmmmm……..

A signal imitating a Fresian cow was not the effect I was after…………..

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Halfords etch primer is obviously that etchy!……………..

The completion of my challenge entry will be a little bit longer!



Desert army camouflage?
by Steve Carter
Thu May 07, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Andy W
Topic: Yard crane gears
Replies: 28
Views: 3893

Re: Yard crane gears

essdee wrote:"Carter? Naughty step - now!"

:D

Steve (D)


It’s the cabin fever :mrgreen:

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