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by steve howe
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Colouring Sleepers
Replies: 24
Views: 3251

Re: Colouring Sleepers

Lots of suggestions here :D just to add my twopenn'th I use ply sleepers, and most of the prototypes I favour feature old sleepers that have weathered in the elements. I use Indian Ink mixed about 1 : 3 with distilled water and a little isopropyl. Iain Rice describes this in his trackwork book. It d...
by steve howe
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: Progress Day 22nd November 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1138

Re: Progress Day 22nd November 2018

Yes I'm intrigued by all these lead weights on both threads - has somebody been up on the church roof lately? :shock:
by steve howe
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 287
Views: 38720

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Hi Tony, I have just finished fitting Cobalts to our Watermouth project where the trackwork has quite a variety of stretcher bar systems from the original Studiolith curtain track to the wire in PTFE tube and some Masokits ones. Personally I am very keen on the Masokits ones, but that's just a perso...
by steve howe
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Exactoscale Products
Replies: 78
Views: 19339

Re: Exactoscale Products

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by steve howe
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: MR Johnson 0F
Replies: 4
Views: 1076

Re: MR Johnson 0F

Brilliant!

Thanks very much Mark.

Steve
by steve howe
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: MR Johnson 0F
Replies: 4
Views: 1076

MR Johnson 0F

I've recently been given the battered corpse of a ex.MR Johnson 0F 0-4-0 (K's body with a half decent scratchbuilt chassis) I have dismembered it to most of its component parts by embalming in Cellulose thinners, and am now surveying the grisly results. I'd like to try and resurrect it to something ...
by steve howe
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 202
Views: 38028

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Just for interest, Kernow have an update on their railmotor in their latest weekly newsletter.

can't post a link here as it was emailed to me.


steve
by steve howe
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 146
Views: 21495

Re: Alpha Mill

I started this little project https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=101&t=3745&p=56161&hilit=inglenook#p56161 a few years back and its been on the back burner till recently. The reason for its sudden resurrection is because I have been asked to do a demo. at a model engineering...
by steve howe
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 146
Views: 21495

Re: Alpha Mill

Thanks Howard,

Its not an actual mill as it had to be conjoured up to fit the space, but the link was very useful, thanks.

Steve
by steve howe
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 146
Views: 21495

Re: Alpha Mill

Were mill engines always horizontal cylinder or did some use rotative beam engines? I only ask because I am working on an inglenook project at the moment which features a Pennine mill in the background and the engine house is quite tall with a large arched window. There were a lot of rotative beam-...
by steve howe
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 146
Views: 21495

Re: Alpha Mill

[/quote] Here is another animation which perhaps shows the engine room and rope race a bit better. TJgEZLNEUpI Best wishes,[/quote] Were mill engines always horizontal cylinder or did some use rotative beam engines? I only ask because I am working on an inglenook project at the moment which features...
by steve howe
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Great Electric Train Show
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Great Electric Train Show

If anyone's interested we shall be flying the P4 flag (rather solitarily if the programme's anything to go by) at Milton Keynes Arena this weekend with Lower Rose Goods https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5872&p=61110&hilit=lower+rose#p61110 So if you are going give us a ...
by steve howe
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 18263

Re: Scaleforum 2018

I just rang the Millwrights Arms to reserve a table for me and Howard for Saturday and they confirmed they do have an alternative menu of 'proper' food for those like my co-operator who regards pizza as glorified cheese on toast :thumb

Steve
by steve howe
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 18263

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 Ah good....
by steve howe
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 18263

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Looking through my Exhibitor's pack for the show, I see that there are no refreshment facilities available for Friday evening set-up :shock: does this mean there will be no tea/coffee available for people arriving and setting up? Food I can understand, Terry has mentioned a fish and chip run early e...
by steve howe
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR inside frame colour
Replies: 15
Views: 2212

Re: GWR inside frame colour

Hmmm.. Its all rather subjective isn't it? like so many period paint colours it depended on the eye of the foreman doing the mixing among many other factors. I have Precision Red Oxide and Railmatch SR Venetian Red in my paintbox. On examination the Venetian Red was a sort of muddy pinky brown, heav...
by steve howe
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 18263

Re: Scaleforum 2018

On the occasions when we have stayed over on Saturday we found the Millwrights Arms on Walton Road a very nice venue for nosh, real ales (and ciders) reasonably quiet and child-free, and walking distance from the stadium too.

Steve
by steve howe
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR inside frame colour
Replies: 15
Views: 2212

Re: GWR inside frame colour

That's very useful, thank you, luckily I have some Venetian Red in the paintbox! :thumb One other query for GW buffs; when did the safety valve cover get painted? my loco is early '30s so relatively new and I thought they were outshopped with painted covers, but all colour pictures (admittedly of ot...
by steve howe
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR inside frame colour
Replies: 15
Views: 2212

GWR inside frame colour

Just finishing a High Level 14xx chassis kit and am wondering if the red that the GWR painted the inside frames and motion was the same as bufferbeam red? which I would interpret as vermillion. Anyone any thoughts as to whether Railmatch or Precision would be the better bet? I ask because I know fro...
by steve howe
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 153
Views: 20449

Re: The Ulpha Light Railway

Here's the stuff: moss1.JPG I'm not sure how widespread are its habitats although it seems to grow anywhere in damp and shady woodland here in the Westcountry. I think 'natural' materials are rather frowned upon in certain scenic circles these days as being too fragile, but I know for a fact that mo...
by steve howe
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 153
Views: 20449

Re: The Ulpha Light Railway

Thanks for the tip about ferns. Looks an expensive option though. I wonder if I can propagate them? ;) If you are able to get access to some damp woodland, have a look for the thick moss that generally grows on rocks and stream banks, I don't know the botanical name for it, but when you separate th...
by steve howe
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 78482

Re: Construction of a Test Track

Rolling a quadrant plate on one's thigh whilst rolling a maiden (?) does sound problematic! The best Cuban cigars are reputed to be made this way, I would accept that you might need to have had a fair bit of practice before preferring your thigh to rolling bars for the production of boilers. When I...
by steve howe
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: New Hornby Collet coaches
Replies: 5
Views: 1233

Re: New Hornby Collet coaches

Great news!

Many thanks for that Phil, even if Kernow won't cut me a deal, it still seems worth getting a few to make up a local train, I was planning to put 'proper' corridor connections on, but from your comments I may not even need to do that.

Aren't we getting spoilt? :D

Steve
by steve howe
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Siphon brandings
Replies: 1
Views: 584

Siphon brandings

I'm just completing a couple of Siphon 'F's one of which is finished in the old pre-War 1 livery with 25" "G" & "W" on the louvres in the outer panels, and the number in 16" letters on the louvres in the two centre panels. My problem is what other branding would the...
by steve howe
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: New Hornby Collet coaches
Replies: 5
Views: 1233

Re: New Hornby Collet coaches

That's encouraging news, thanks John. Kernow currently do a four coach pack deal for £99, however I think they may be BR livery only :( (however, in view of the amount of dosh the Club has spent with them recently (large numbers of Cobalt point drivers among other things) I'm hopeful they will do th...

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