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by dcockling
Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – Can they do it?
Replies: 44
Views: 24073

Re: Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – A postscript

Ray5311 wrote:Hindsight is a wonderful thing where can we buy it??)


Hi Ray,

I think you'll find that Eillen's stock it:

20/20 Hindsight

:o

All the Best
Danny
by dcockling
Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: One layout started and another planned...
Replies: 9
Views: 5054

Re: One layout started and another planned...

Hi guys - I thought I'd introduce myself as I've started a P4 project in earnest, and have another due to start in the next few months. I'm 29 and based in the North West..... What do I 'get' if I join the S4 society? I'm not usually one for joining societies or clubs with my modelling - but am ope...
by dcockling
Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAGies next meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 3336

CRAGies next meeting

Our next meeting will be at Brian Lewis' Windermere house at noon on Saturday 23rd January, when we hope to meet more members from our wide area, which currently covers all of Cumbria and much of North Yorkshire. For more information please contact Ian Everett ian@bottomchapel.co.uk 01969 650180 or ...
by dcockling
Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAGies last meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 2044

CRAGies last meeting

At the last minute we changed the venue for our last meeting from Windermere to Askrigg, which meant that Brian Lewis, Phil and Sheila Tuer, Bob Ellis and I could attend. We followed the now usual routine, of a walk to a pub for a decent lunch and a pint, followed by a return for the main business. ...
by dcockling
Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Horsley Bank - shunting plank
Replies: 23
Views: 12729

Re: Horsley Bank - shunting plank

The track plan is a direct crib from a layout I saw at Scalefour North many years ago built by a chap (apologies - his name escapes me) - on an ironing board! Hi Steve, The layout on an ironing board was 'Biginnor Road' by Paul Severs of the Craven Area Group. It featured in Scalefour News 93. July...
by dcockling
Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Track set in concrete hard standing.
Replies: 12
Views: 7141

Re: Track set in concrete hard standing.

Allan Goodwillie wrote:Hi Both,
I promise I will get back to you with this.
Allan


Found it!

Press Print

All the Best
Danny
by dcockling
Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Track set in concrete hard standing.
Replies: 12
Views: 7141

Re: Track set in concrete hard standing.

the best stuff to use is a material produced by Berol as a printing material for schools. It is made of foam styrene and comes in boxes of ten about 1 ft. square. There are photographs of this material having been used on "Dubbieside " elsewhere on this site , it is long lasting and stabl...
by dcockling
Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Scalefour News
Replies: 5
Views: 3084

Re: Scalefour News

Hi Brian, Yes the whole lot, no's 1 (January 1976) to 164 (September 2009), plus all of the separate Scaleforum Guides, Bulletins, Broadsheets and Specials are all viewable and downloadable in the members' area with a choice of a downloadable or on-line index and as a bonus the old Protofour Society...
by dcockling
Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: North East of Scotland (Grampian)
Topic: North East of Scotland (Grampian) Area Group (Proposed)
Replies: 1
Views: 3258

Re: North East of Scotland (Grampian) Area Group (Proposed)

The second meeting of the above Group will take place on Saturday 31 October at 1-30 pm at Rockville, Kirkton of Skene (Westhill, nr Aberdeen) AB32 6YA; Tel 01224 743503. Kirkton of Skene is on the B979 Stonehaven to Blackburn road which joins the A944 Aberdeen to Alford road for about 1/2 mile at M...
by dcockling
Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Soldering jig for common crossings?
Replies: 16
Views: 6486

Re: Soldering jig for common crossings?

grovenor-2685 wrote:I can remember the article quite clearly so I must have it somewhere, I'll look again later.
Regards


Hi Keith,

Try Scalefour News 147 page 6: "Common Crossings - an improved jig for the alignment of", by Michael Godfrey.

All the Best
Danny
by dcockling
Sun Sep 13, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Benskin's Brewery
Replies: 1
Views: 3802

Benskin's Brewery

That's Benskins Brewery which used to be in Watford and I have that picture in my collection. I can't say I can ever remember posting it on to this forum though. As you can see the line passed right underneath the main brewery block emerging on to the other side where the ale loading dock was situat...
by dcockling
Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Cable Street Coal Depot
Replies: 6
Views: 7103

Re: Cable Street Coal Depot

I have now found GER Journal no86 and have scanned the view mentioned by Bill King. A larger version is at: Depot 2 It would appear that the traversers did not run across all tracks but just the one furthest from the running lines and that the tracks on the main part were connected by a pair of doub...
by dcockling
Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Cable Street Coal Depot
Replies: 6
Views: 7103

Re: Cable Street Coal Depot

Additionally, the spot once occupied by Cable Street Coal depot can still be seen from the DLR and the triangular site can be viewed on Google Earth at: 51° 30' 40.45" N, 0° 03' 43.27" W. Oh and guess which copy of the Great Eastern Journal appears to be missing from my archives? It's got ...
by dcockling
Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Cable Street Coal Depot
Replies: 6
Views: 7103

Re: Cable Street Coal Depot

I assume the traversers went across the bridge plainly visible in the photo although not shown on the plan. Keith Hi Keith, yes they did, although the traverser bridges are visible on the original map. I have added a larger version of both the map and the picture at: Depot Map and Depot Picture I h...
by dcockling
Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Cable Street Coal Depot
Replies: 6
Views: 7103

Cable Street Coal Depot

Hi All, On page 42 of ‘Great Eastern in Town and Country’ Vol 1, Irwell Press, there is a picture of Cable Street coal depot. depot_pic.jpg Here is a map view of this facility depot_map.jpg Does anyone know/guess how this depot would have been worked? According to the caption there were two sections...
by dcockling
Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Scalefour News (Fylde Area Group - Meeting dates)
Replies: 3
Views: 2700

Re: Scalefour News (Fylde Area Group - Meeting dates)

My apologies to all,

I had simply gone ahead on the calendar, listing Fylde AG meetings as being on the third Thursday of the month, as they usually are. Rule no1 Assume nothing :o

I have deleted the August error and will add the later dates and details tomorrow.

All the Best
Danny
by dcockling
Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 21
Views: 12030

Re: New Street progress

It's all getting rather spooky :shock:

Whenever I go to BNS I look around and think how much like your layout it is.....of course their version is much darker :)

Great work Jim

All the Best
Danny
by dcockling
Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway
Replies: 74
Views: 29868

Re: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway

Of the 335 members of this forum, over 210 have never posted - that's 65% inactive on here. So that leaves around 35% of 19% as active forum members. Put another way that is 6.7% of the Society membership which has posted, at least once, to this forum. If I extend this to who has posted more than 1...
by dcockling
Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: wooden sleepers
Replies: 18
Views: 9148

Re: wooden sleepers

Hi Mike,
Your track is quite superb as a representation of how track looked in the period that you are modelling; but it was not always thus.
All the Best
Danny
by dcockling
Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Brinkley Baseboards
Replies: 9
Views: 6729

Re: Brinkley Baseboards

Brinkley was at Scalefour North this year and there are some more pictures in the retrospective.
Brinkley at Scalefour North 08

All the Best
Danny

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