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by Steve Carter
Thu May 07, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Hornby Maunsell Van C Brake
Replies: 7
Views: 1762

Re: Hornby Maunsell Van C Brake

BRM November 2008 has an article by Geoff Meredith on converting the Hornby van C to P4. It was very simple to follow, the only difference I made was to use a MJT inside bearing unit. It sat too high so some cutting of the floor was needed to get the unit at the right height. Now MJT do a low profil...
by Steve Carter
Thu May 07, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Andy W
Topic: Yard crane gears
Replies: 28
Views: 3893

Re: Yard crane gears

Don’t think it would have XP markings :D
by Steve Carter
Wed May 06, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: Yard crane gears
Replies: 28
Views: 3893

Re: Yard crane gears

Hello Andy, I don't see a weight box in your original picture (if it is the thing on the end of the right hand beam). I believe you are confusing the door frame of the building in the background with something on the arm. If you look on the left hand side of the picture, there is a similar frame. I...
by Steve Carter
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 20553

Re: Scaleforum 2020

Lots of good ideas but who is actually going to do the work? At the AGM last year it was suggested that we produce instructional videos but no one yet has actually produced anything or even offered to do so. The GOYA principled applies. :D Terry Bendall I managed to find some time at last years Sca...
by Steve Carter
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 70
Views: 9631

Re: Rigid Chassis Locos?

Std. 4 tank conversions are becoming a bit popular.

Thanks for the photos and suggestions.
by Steve Carter
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 70
Views: 9631

Re: Rigid Chassis Locos?

Thanks for the informative insight into your 4MT conversion Robin. Very useful.
Take care
Steve
by Steve Carter
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 70
Views: 9631

Re: Rigid Chassis Locos?

I have just converted a Bachmann 4MT tank for a member of our group. They all run well. If you want any advice please ask. Robin OK Robin, I’ll bite as I have a Bachmann STD. 4 Tank to do. I’ve read Tim Shackleton articles in MRJ but and I’ve been waiting to see if the Brassmasters Easichas, that h...
by Steve Carter
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 401
Views: 126811

Re: The Burford Branch

Taking things apart is giving a great insight into how they were constructed. Well done Martin.
Thank you.
Take care and stay safe.
Steve
by Steve Carter
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Southern (exLSWR) buffer stop
Replies: 13
Views: 2377

Re: Southern (exLSWR) buffer stop

nberrington wrote:Hurumph. The Ontario Typo Police.
Tried to fix it sir. Only partially successful.

To answer the question though, it’s when the waiter and Foody Goody brings out the deep fried scallops.


Washed down with a wee dram :D
by Steve Carter
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Southern (exLSWR) buffer stop
Replies: 13
Views: 2377

Re: Southern (exLSWR) buffet stop

Dave Franks wrote:Still working on it.....

Dave Franks


Worth waiting for if the LB&SCR one is anything to go by :thumb
by Steve Carter
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Southern (exLSWR) buffer stop
Replies: 13
Views: 2377

Re: Southern (exLSWR) buffet stop

Don't know if this helps? Taken from Southern Railway online, see http://www.semgonline.com/proto/sthnpaint.html where you can find the paint specs for both SR and BR(S) as well as loads of other useful info. bufferpainting.jpg BR(S)/E/12/1 Painting: Buffers White beam with 5inch Red horizontal band...
by Steve Carter
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - To Reopen 1st September
Replies: 105
Views: 39823

Re: Rumney Models - Temporary Suspension of Trading

Take care and stay safe Justin.

See you on the other side of all this.

All the best

Steve
by Steve Carter
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 215
Views: 48647

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Now back to the locomotives! Cheers Mike I hope you are OK Mike? I do enjoy you postings, how are things progressing? Stay safe Steve So, for anyone wondering where I've been then the explanation is above and I'm afraid you're going to have to put up with me for at least another year as I've just r...
by Steve Carter
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Balcombe developments
Replies: 15
Views: 2381

Re: Balcombe developments

essdee wrote:You mean the 'Oh!'-Zone?


:D :thumb
by Steve Carter
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Balcombe developments
Replies: 15
Views: 2381

Re: Balcombe developments

Love it :D
Will Mike A being adding pantos to his Atlantic so it is a sort of pre ED :mrgreen:
by Steve Carter
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest 2020 Cancelled
Replies: 19
Views: 3709

Re: Scalefour Southwest 2020 Cancelled

Would be even more impressive it was all plugged into a ceiling light fitting :idea: :shock:
by Steve Carter
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Re: Tim V's workbench - latest shenanigans
Replies: 421
Views: 159908

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

Tim V wrote:Too late - already made them!

As said, I'm building this without recourse to any outside trade help. So although the BGS may have the correct wheels (for example), as I'm not a member I can't use their excellent trade counter!


There’s an easy solution to that Tim
by Steve Carter
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: High Level Mail order and stock
Replies: 10
Views: 2500

Re: High Level Mail order and stock

You keep up the good work too Flymo. Every so often, someone mentions how unimportant model railways are in relation to big stuff that goes on in the real world. In this instance however, our hobbies and interests become hugely significant, taking attention away from things for a while, helping to ...
by Steve Carter
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
Replies: 27
Views: 8905

Re: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies

Order arrived today.
Great service Dave.
Thanks
Stay safe
Steve
by Steve Carter
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 215
Views: 48647

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

mikemeg wrote:Now back to the locomotives!

Cheers

Mike


I hope you are OK Mike? I do enjoy you postings, how are things progressing?

Stay safe

Steve
by Steve Carter
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Marshlink Finescale Area Group
Topic: Temporary suspension of Group meetings
Replies: 0
Views: 1777

Temporary suspension of Group meetings

In the current circumstances it is sensible to cancel our monthly meetings for the foreseeable future.

I hope all members stay safe and please keep in contact.

Take care and I look forward to seeing everyone in the, hopefully, not too distant future.

Steve
by Steve Carter
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North Cancellation
Replies: 12
Views: 2824

Re: Scalefour North Cancellation

Unfortunately, cancellation of Scalefour North and Railex means that I will not be able to receive membership renewals at these shows as I normally do. Therefore, if you haven't yet renewed then please now do so either online at https://www.scalefour.org/membership/renew or via mail by completing th...
by Steve Carter
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day
Replies: 34
Views: 7171

Re: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day

Mick Bonwick wrote:A perfect summary, young Steve. Well remembered!



More like well taught Mick. Thank you.
by Steve Carter
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day
Replies: 34
Views: 7171

Re: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day

Steve: What was it about the half-rigger brushes you found so good? How are they used? Where have you ordered them from? A rigger brush has a very long and thin head. Apparently they are used by artists for painting straight lines. Half riggers have a shorter brush head. I spent a very informative,...
by Steve Carter
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day
Replies: 34
Views: 7171

Re: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day

What a great day, plenty for everyone to enjoy and, as many others have already said, the opportunity to try and learn new skills. Personally I picked up help and tips on mounting and quartering wheels, building and controlling signals with servos as well as weathering without an airbrush. I’ve just...

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