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by Steve Carter
Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: SOUTHERN RAILWAY IRON FENCING
Replies: 8
Views: 7271

Re: SOUTHERN RAILWAY IRON FENCING

Hi Richard Just picked this question up so forgive me for not responding earlier. The railings gracing St Merryn are indeed Ratio GW spear fence mouldings, with the "spears" cut off - very carefully! I hope you enjoy the book. I am sure you will find many other helpful tips? Regards Steve ...
by Steve Carter
Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: South London (SLAG)
Topic: Exhibiting St Merryn
Replies: 6
Views: 4869

Exhibiting St Merryn

It’s almost a year since SLAG posted anything so I thought you would all be desperate to hear what we have been up to? During most of the past 12 months the group has been working hard on preparing St Merryn for exhibiting as well as a small matter of writing a book! Well, it is some 4 weeks since S...
by Steve Carter
Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: For prospective members regarding area groups.
Replies: 12
Views: 5482

Re: For prospective members regarding area groups.

Hope you continue to enjoy modelling P4 Simon.

If you are coming down to Scaleforum this weekend then drop by St Merryn and say hello to the South London Area Group team.

If you’re not venturing south then maybe see you next April at Scalefour North?

Steve
by Steve Carter
Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: For prospective members regarding area groups.
Replies: 12
Views: 5482

Re: For prospective members regarding area groups.

Hi Simon I am really pleased you got so much out of attending an Area Group. I agree with Jim, Area Group’s are a major strength of the Society, in fact I would go further and say they form part of the Society’s “spine”. Area Groups differ in their structure and activities. Like all things, Area Gro...
by Steve Carter
Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Hornby Maunsell Coaches
Replies: 10
Views: 6570

Re: Hornby Maunsell Coaches

Great, thank you Brian. I have brought the Keen corridor conections and their close-coupled buckeyes which I have been advised fit straight onto the Horby mechanisims. We shall see! I'll look forward to seeing you on St Merryn. I am "in control" of the fiddle yard for our first session Sat...
by Steve Carter
Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Hornby Maunsell Coaches
Replies: 10
Views: 6570

Re: Hornby Maunsell Coaches

Thanks for the helpful advice Philip. I have got Douglas Smith's EMGS sheet and I do intend to follow your suggestion and just change the wheels. I have some KM coach wheels that hopefully will do the trick. The Maunsell coaches we run on St Merryn (built from Roxey Mouldings kits before the Hornby ...
by Steve Carter
Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Hornby Maunsell Coaches
Replies: 10
Views: 6570

Re: Hornby Maunsell Coaches

Hi Brian How are you getting on with converting your Maunsells? I have recently acquired 3 of these nice coaches and I would welcome any tips/advice to help convert them to P4. Are you just doing a straight wheel swap or fitting compensation or springing? Any pitfalls to avoid etc? Many thanks See y...
by Steve Carter
Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Detailing P4 Track Company NewTrack Sleepers
Replies: 4
Views: 3101

Re: Detailing P4 Track Company NewTrack Sleepers

Thanks for the ideas so far, very helpful. I agree with Andrew that the FastTrack level of graining looks like the sort of unrealistic effect you get on Peco Streamline and similar offerings. The quality of track base offered by New Track is why this product is being used but the project being plann...
by Steve Carter
Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Detailing P4 Track Company NewTrack Sleepers
Replies: 4
Views: 3101

Detailing P4 Track Company NewTrack Sleepers

Has anyone any ideas on how you can add some resemblance of wood grain to the plain surface on the P4 Track Co New Track plastic (ABS I believe) sleepers please? Fast track sleepers do have a wood grain effect but this is not evident on New Track bases. Giving the sleepers a good “base coat” appears...
by Steve Carter
Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: South London (SLAG)
Topic: Putting it all together - Part 1
Replies: 2
Views: 3615

Re: Putting it all together - Part 1

Sorry for the delay in replying Tim. Yes it was a very good exercise in recording just how everything goes together. What goes where and why things have to be done in a certain order will certainly be a help next time we exhibit. It was also a good lesson in patience, especially when packing-up. Jus...
by Steve Carter
Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: South London (SLAG)
Topic: Putting it all together - Part 2
Replies: 0
Views: 2610

Putting it all together - Part 2

Some more photo's -
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Welcome to St Merryn
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St Merryn's signalman takes in the views
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Right away
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The end of the line
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Some of the SLAG team


If you would like to know more about SLAG then please contact Len Folkard whose details can be found on the “blue sheet”.

Thanks for your interest.

Steve Carter
by Steve Carter
Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: South London (SLAG)
Topic: Putting it all together - Part 1
Replies: 2
Views: 3615

Putting it all together - Part 1

Last Sunday 6 members of SLAG hired one of the clubrooms in the Leisure Centre and spent the day recording step-by-step how to put up and take down our layout, St Merryn. This was a good exercise and is an important part of exhibiting a layout that can often be overlooked. Below is a sneak at some o...
by Steve Carter
Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Gravity 'Go - NO GO' wheel back-to-back gauge
Replies: 29
Views: 14610

Gravity 'Go - NO GO' wheel back-to-back gauge

I was impressed with Tony Sissons article in the latest S4 News (issue 164, page 20) where he described how he designed and made a simple ‘go – no go’ wheel back-to-back gauge to improve the running on Charlotte Road. I think that this would be an asset to all exhibitors and help to improve further ...
by Steve Carter
Thu Nov 27, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Axle/hornblock alignment jigs
Replies: 41
Views: 17537

Re: Axle/hornblock alignment jigs

Thanks for the advice everyone.
The CHASSIS2 Jig looks a neat bit of kit but. However, I am looking to build my first chassis kit so will stick to the jigs from Comet and LRM to start with.
I have downloaded the article by John Brighton and will certainly consider that method.
Again, many thanks.
by Steve Carter
Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Axle/hornblock alignment jigs
Replies: 41
Views: 17537

Axle/hornblock alignment jigs

Can anyone advise me where I can obtain a set of Axle/hornblock alignment jigs please?
I understand that Puffers do them but I have contacted Chris Parrish and he said he is not trading at the moment.
Any suggestions please?
Thanks

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