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by Paul Townsend
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Re: Tim V's workbench - latest shenanigans
Replies: 421
Views: 158437

Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

Tim V wrote:Decided instead to build the tender first. Axles being made, wheels sourced.

I can post you tender axles......2mm for normal wheels, BG length and pin points, but maybe you need plain ends and splits.
by Paul Townsend
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 10511

Another Turntable entry

Based on the LR models kit for the bridge , mine will be Broad Gauge, well mixed actually, for Dartmouth. BS4 has the multi-talented Richard who does wood-turning for his other hobby. He has offered to do me a wooden well in a black hardwood which should be pretty stable. The dimensions and appearan...
by Paul Townsend
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 10511

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread

Is it OK to throw my hat into the ring? With this:- IMG_6793.JPG Some background. One of our group decided we needed a bigger turntable for 'Clarendon'. Mainly because we are getting a few loco's that won't fit on the 42ft turntable that we have at the moment. One of those being my LBSCR B4, that i...
by Paul Townsend
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 514
Views: 107890

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Yes some of Tony's detail ideas with paper packing are useful. However I remind all that 50+ years ago the MSG established the failure at the switch to PCB joint as a fundamental flaw. Their solution was to decouple the stress point and provide a small degree of flexibility so that the thing soldere...
by Paul Townsend
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: High Level Mail order and stock
Replies: 10
Views: 2466

Re: High Level Mail order and stock

I've built that 48xx chassis kit and its a beaut. complex, because there's a lot of detail, but very enjoyable to build like all High Level products. More power to the Wizard of Wearside! Flymo Er, when exactly did a GWR loco run on the GER? Having got that far through it in 48 hours, it's clear it...
by Paul Townsend
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest 2020 Cancelled
Replies: 19
Views: 3630

Re: Scalefour Southwest 2020 Cancelled

Hardwicke wrote:Understandable. I'd like to visit it again one year. Best wishes to everyone involved.


I got some relief from deadline pressure to work on Dartmouth by this cancellation. I suspect my wife got more relief as it means I am more available for DiY, gardening etc
:(
by Paul Townsend
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread
Replies: 40
Views: 5722

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Announcement thread

As your builders won't get going again for ages, you need to unpack some essential boxes...they are all labelled aren't they?
by Paul Townsend
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 10511

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread

Right, in my kit mountain I've found a Sharman kit for a Hercules class 0-6-0 broad gauge engine. I've found some used 5' diameter wheels. I've found some hornblocks. There could be a good motor (untested as yet). Some gears. The plan is to do it without recourse to ordering things in. Basic spec s...
by Paul Townsend
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 514
Views: 107890

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

As always looking very good Tony. Telephone wire is certainly useful for circuits with a low current capacity. I am also a believer in colour coding so if the wire is red at the control panel it is still red at the destination. A single colour with careful labelling can be used but requires a disci...
by Paul Townsend
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Eileens, Corona Virus and Shows
Replies: 23
Views: 5214

Re: Eileens, Corona Virus and Shows

I am sure you will have financial issues to address but be relieved for the sake of your family's health
by Paul Townsend
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North Cancellation
Replies: 12
Views: 2779

Re: Scalefour North Cancellation

As all those members over 70 ( my guess, at least 25% ), now have 12 weeks fulltime modelling so will need to spend loads of dosh for the little bits to support the kit mountain !
by Paul Townsend
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 49
Views: 12594

Re: Edington Junction

I like the look of your thumbscrew length adjuster.
Is that a commercuial item or DiY ?
by Paul Townsend
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 5760

Re: Scalefour North 2020

[quote="John Palmer" but unless I can find a more civilised way of getting home that's not for me this year.[/quote]

2 or 3 cars going from Bristol as usual for whole weekend.
I will discuss on Tuesday next and let you know if there is an empty seat on Sunday to return you to Temple Meads.
by Paul Townsend
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: None specific model products
Replies: 27
Views: 6862

Re: None specific model products

Bought a litre of mek on Amazon for about the same price as a bottle from Slaters. Should last a while. Andrew, may be worth taking into account the cautionary tale I posted at https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=6459&p=68764#p68764 . There may well be situations and materi...
by Paul Townsend
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 50442

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I shall have to see whether better times are attainable via the Berks & Hants, Alternatively perhaps someone coming by car can provide a lift. Worth asking around or on here. :) Thanks for the suggestion, Terry, which quickly prompted the offer of such a lift from one generous spirit. Fortunate...
by Paul Townsend
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 50442

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Rod, was looking forward to seeing Burntisland, now I'm adding Balcombe to the list, well done on some great modelling. regards Philip - doing around 900miles via Heathrow, having managed to combine Scalefour with meetings in London in the week prior to the event :D Oh for the good old days where m...
by Paul Townsend
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Resistance Soldering Seminar.
Replies: 2
Views: 5816

Re: Resistance Soldering Seminar.

It was a very useful and sociable session. I have used an RSU for certain jobs for 20 + years, ever since Bernard Weller introduced me to the technique, and especially a lot last year building Broad Gauge baulk road so had considered I had little to learn but went along on principle to support a gro...
by Paul Townsend
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side
Replies: 40
Views: 15433

Re: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side

Chris, Thanks for doing this. I'm sure that it will be a great help to visitors to Scaleforum (apart from the Bristol Area Group, who traditionally just need pointing at the nearest curry house...). Flymo "nearest" :( read aS "BEST" :D I see that you've added feedback on places ...
by Paul Townsend
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 60
Views: 11264

Re: Wizard Models

Which reminds me. I must go over and see how many members have contributed new material to the Scalefour Notes, that others can share and benefit from... Gosh, its years since I looked at that......lots of useful knowhow is there! Must have had a senior moment, as it has only existed since June! St...
by Paul Townsend
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 60
Views: 11264

Re: Wizard Models

Which reminds me. I must go over and see how many members have contributed new material to the Scalefour Notes, that others can share and benefit from...


Gosh, its years since I looked at that......lots of useful knowhow is there!
by Paul Townsend
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Group
Topic: Narrow Gauge Group
Replies: 9
Views: 5724

Re: Narrow Gauge Group

I see the Bachmann ones are over £15 each and Peco do some at about £10 each. I daresay someone wanting several might prefer the economic route via our etches.
by Paul Townsend
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Group
Topic: Narrow Gauge Group
Replies: 9
Views: 5724

Ffestiniog slate waggons

Gosh, 2 requests for more info! I am surprised as I have sat on these for 5 years and they have been on BGS website most of that time. Perhaps the key is the "Broad" versus " Narrow" ;) Here is a piccy. F4112 Ffestiniog slate waggon etch.JPG There are 13 available at price shown ...
by Paul Townsend
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Group
Topic: Narrow Gauge Group
Replies: 9
Views: 5724

Re: Ffestiniog Slate Waggon kits

I represent the Broad Gauge Society and manage 4mm sales of kits and bits. For reasons lost in the mists of time I hold a few etches for the 2ton braked, unratcheted waggon. I would like to sell these to a good home and start by asking here if anyone is interested. I have put an ad in our sales page...
by Paul Townsend
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 50442

Re: Scaleforum 2019

He should wear a red name-badge!
by Paul Townsend
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 60
Views: 11264

Re: Wizard Models

Visiting layout transport and accommodation costs are our biggest expense, after the venue, so I have to work to a shrinking budget to try and break even. It never ceases to amaze me what some people/clubs expenses are to bring their layout to a show. Eight operators, hire van for four days and thr...

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