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by Ian Everett
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Prototype Issues - Couplings
Replies: 26
Views: 13447

Re: Prototype Issues - Couplings

I have made the journey from three links to AJ to a sort of Spratt and Winkle as advocated by Iain Rice. AJs were wonderful - unobtrusive, realistic advance uncoupling and easy to make with that little turned brass jig whose manufacturer I have forgotten, and which I have lost. But for this ham-fist...
by Ian Everett
Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 30327

Re: Scalefour North 2013

CliveLincs wrote:That is very good news Ian. It does mean that we can continue to have a relaxed approach to the security of our stock at S4 Society events.

Clive


Indeed. In twenty years of exhibiting, in all sorts of shows, I've never known any such problem.
by Ian Everett
Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:09 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 30327

Re: Scalefour North 2013

Thanks to everyone for looking. It has, in fact, turned up - neatly wrapped in swathing bands (bubble-wrap) in the tug-boat's box. As I said, I couldn't believe that it had been stolen and I thought it might have been put somewhere inappropriate - and it was. I'm sorry if I caused any worry. (A very...
by Ian Everett
Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 30327

Re: Scalefour North 2013

Thanks for looking chaps (and chapesse).

Hmmm...

Ian
by Ian Everett
Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 30327

Re: Scalefour North 2013

I wonder if anyone could clear up a mystery? When I got home I discovered that my J72 0-6-0T was missing. I wonder if anyone picked it up by mistake? I would be grateful if exhibitors would check your stock boxes to see.

Ian
by Ian Everett
Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 30327

Re: Scalefour North 2013

Ian, Did you sort out the Y7? Yes thank you. Chris Gibbins found me a suitable High Level gear box and Mashima motor to replace the Portescap in the Y7, so that will shortly be a much better runner than it has ever been. But what a weekend! It started horrendously for me but then just got better an...
by Ian Everett
Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 30327

Re: Scalefour North 2013

Would you believe it? I've just been cleaning the wheels of my Y7 0-4-0T dock shunter and have discovered that its electric motor has come adrift from the gear box, so instead of the high-pitched scream but smooth running of a small Portescap it has an angry growl and stutter. Yet again, Sod's Law c...
by Ian Everett
Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: Cumbrian Region Area Group
Replies: 2
Views: 2975

Re: Cumbrian Region Area Group

We had a most enjoyable meeting on Saturday, made even better by David's scones. The main event (other than the mandatory pub lunch) was the erection of Humber Dock for a debugging session before Scalefour North in two weeks' time. We found a few snags: new wiring fouling the hidden sneak-off track,...
by Ian Everett
Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 30327

Re: Scalefour North 2013

Tim V wrote:
Are you sure this question shouldn't have been asked today....


Can't think of a better!
by Ian Everett
Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 30327

Re: Scalefour North 2013

Tim V wrote:
Are you sure this question shouldn't have been asked today....


Can't think of a better!
by Ian Everett
Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 30327

Re: Scalefour North 2013

I've made a couple of models of the type of stacking chairs that I remember sitting on, listening to our boring headmaster at Hull Grammar in the 1950s. They're made of brass wire and shim. But - I cannot remember what colour their legs were. I know that the seats were pale plywood but the legs - we...
by Ian Everett
Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 30327

Re: Scalefour North 2013

steamraiser wrote:Any targeting markings on the optics?

gordon A
Bristol


It has a laser detector for any EM gauge layouts invited by mistake. :D

Ian
by Ian Everett
Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 184
Views: 64329

Re: Glenmutchkin - In its Infancy

This a fascinating story and I am looking forward to seeing the layout progress. I am fascinated by the West coast termini and I once saw Richard Chown's wonderful 7mm scale of Kyle of Localsh, which was possibly the first time I had seen a layout mounted at eye level. I can see that Scaleforum is m...
by Ian Everett
Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 30327

Re: Scalefour North 2013

I've just bought this for submariners who want to see Humber Dock at Scalefour North.

At some shows I've seen periscopes offered to "short" or wheel-chair-bound visitors at the ticket desk so they can see eye level layouts. Do we at S4N?

Ian
by Ian Everett
Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: A New Home for the Central Cheshire Lines
Replies: 34
Views: 18326

Re: A New Home for the Central Cheshire Lines

John - that looks lovely.

(PM sent)

Ian
by Ian Everett
Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 30327

Re: Scalefour North 2013

A sneak preview of Humber Dock, taken at dusk. I hope the model looks as good...

Fancy a pint at the Athena? Mine's a Hull Brewery Mild, please,

Ian
by Ian Everett
Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Chris Mitton
Topic: Round Tuits
Replies: 21
Views: 10216

Re: Round Tuits

If anyone knows of a reliable way to obtain one of these essential tools (you only need one at a time), pehaps they would let us all know. Without one, it is impossible to make any progress. Eileen's Emporium have them in their catalogue but they are rarely in stock - see https://www.eileensemporiu...
by Ian Everett
Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: Cumbrian Region Area Group
Replies: 2
Views: 2975

Cumbrian Region Area Group

Dear all, back on track, the next meeting will be at my house in Wensleydale on Thursday 14th March, when we will have another operating session on Bradford NW. Humber Dock will also be on display, by then just about ready for Scalefour North. Either that or I'll be a gibbering wreck! Although we ar...
by Ian Everett
Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Newport and Gwent (NAGNAG)
Topic: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March
Replies: 22
Views: 10645

Re: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March

What's happened to Little Mill Junction? It was started in 2009... Ian Whats happened to Belle Vue...taken from Newport at roughly the same time? :D Mike I bought it and it is currently masquerading as Bradford North Western, the terminus of what will eventually be a fairly substantial chunk of Wes...
by Ian Everett
Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Newport and Gwent (NAGNAG)
Topic: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March
Replies: 22
Views: 10645

Re: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March

What's happened to Little Mill Junction? It was started in 2009...

Ian
by Ian Everett
Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Loco depot ash pits
Replies: 7
Views: 7559

Re: Loco depot ash pits

One thing that has puzzled me is whether inspection pits and ash pits were always completely separate entities. I presume that ash would not be dropped into inspection pits and that pits inside loco sheds were inspection pits, ash pits always being outside - usually adjacent to coaling facilities? T...
by Ian Everett
Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 184
Views: 64329

Re: Glenmutchkin - In its Infancy

Some years ago I saw a layout designed to be taken to shows bu public transport that could be carried by one person. Should be possible to include one as part of your luggage. Terry Bendall That might have been my Royston Vasey which was built for Workington MRC's 5 sq ft challenge. The organiser o...
by Ian Everett
Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: P4 LAYOUT on EBAY NAGBID
Replies: 9
Views: 4409

Re: P4 LAYOUT on EBAY NAGBID

Looks like a bargain at £230. Is this a typical price for a good P4 layout? By comparison I bought a rather less well built four platform terminus with MPD in P4 for £250 and I believe that the fabulous Ambergate (EM, now being converted to P4) was only £150 - a real coup for the buyer! It's good to...
by Ian Everett
Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Mole point motor
Replies: 21
Views: 12280

Re: Mole point motor

I'm getting confused now. What's the relevance of Andrew Hartshorne to this? DT My fault! I'll try again. I originally asked whether there are any British distributors of Conrad point motors. I asked because I think that a British distributor should offer lower postal charges than Conrad, who would...
by Ian Everett
Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Mole point motor
Replies: 21
Views: 12280

Re: Mole point motor

Sorry to be pedantic but Conrad's web site says, "All orders are shipped from our Warehouse in Germany, delays may occur if there are public holidays in Europe." Next delay delivery from Andrew Hartshorne (Wizard/SME) would cost me £3.40 but £19.95 from Conrad. Call me a mean B****** but I...

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