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by David Bigcheeseplant
Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2015
Replies: 123
Views: 38313

Re: Scaleforum 2015

It is a pity numbers were down, considering the effort made to get more visitors this year. I do not know the answer, I wonder maybe if the general public do not know what Scalefourum means, I don't think model railway exhibition is mentioned in the leaflets or publicity, which could have an effect....
by David Bigcheeseplant
Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2015
Replies: 123
Views: 38313

Re: Scaleforum 2015

What was the attendance this year was it up on last year. Sunday seemed busier than in previous years.

David
by David Bigcheeseplant
Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 10139

Re: RAILEX 2016

The RAILEX 2016 website has now gone live http://www.railex.org.uk/ If you visited Scalefourum but not RAILEX it is at the same venue and has the same emphasis on finescale modelling although covering different scales rather than just 4mm P4, in fact many of the traders that attend Scalefourum also ...
by David Bigcheeseplant
Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2015
Replies: 123
Views: 38313

Re: Scaleforum 2015

It was my first time at Scalefourum in which I not on the Wild Swan stand, although I was sitting in on the Penbits stand while Ian popped out a few times to do shopping etc. I had plenty of time to hop around the show, and it was good to see the show as more of a visitor than trader. It did seem br...
by David Bigcheeseplant
Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2015
Replies: 123
Views: 38313

Re: Scaleforum 2015

I do not know too much about the shuttle bus times but the service bus 300 to High Wycombe runs every twenty minutes on Saturday there is a short five minute walk from the bus stop to the stadium. A taxi from the station to the stadium will be around £3.50

David
by David Bigcheeseplant
Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2015
Replies: 123
Views: 38313

Re: Scaleforum 2015

Is there a floor plan available on line yet just to see where everything is in the hall? I shall be going to the Hop Pole http://www.villagepubintown.com/ after set up on Friday and maybe later on Saturday food is good and the beer even better for those staying at the stadium a taxi is around £3.50 ...
by David Bigcheeseplant
Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 10139

RAILEX 2016

Advance notice of next years RAILEX as can be seen currently there will be four P4 layouts in attendance, last years show was 7mm heavy but RAILEX 2016 is more weighted to 4mm As well as the P4 element there will be Geoff Williams iconic EM model of Aylesbury LNWR, this will be the only chance to se...
by David Bigcheeseplant
Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Manning Wardle wheels
Replies: 34
Views: 10228

Re: Manning Wardle wheels

I have no idea what the material is but it can be drilled reamed and cut, I will have to ask Alan at Scalefourum.
by David Bigcheeseplant
Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2015
Replies: 123
Views: 38313

Re: Scaleforum 2015

I thought the test track was there this year
by David Bigcheeseplant
Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Manning Wardle wheels
Replies: 34
Views: 10228

Re: Manning Wardle wheels

Here is the printed wheel next to a Gibson wheel.

The axle hole is printed at 1.9mm so can be reamed out to make a good fit on the axle.
by David Bigcheeseplant
Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Manning Wardle wheels
Replies: 34
Views: 10228

Re: Manning Wardle wheels

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I have just received the first test print for checking and the photos don't really do the result justice, compared with the Gibson wheel which I will try and photo next to the printed version looks stunning and very delicate, as well as being very small.
by David Bigcheeseplant
Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum Attendance and Location
Replies: 180
Views: 31202

Re: Scaleforum Attendance and Location

If anyone is staying over and wants to meet for a beer on the Friday or Saturday night let me know the Hop Pole is good for both food and real ale.
by David Bigcheeseplant
Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum Attendance and Location
Replies: 180
Views: 31202

Re: Scaleforum Attendance and Location

For those visitors who may be in the area for the whole weekend and maybe fancy something different on one day just ten miles down the road in Princes Risborough is Kop Hill Climb http://www.kophillclimb.org.uk/ where there is plenty of vintage cars and motor bikes. I normally go but due to being at...
by David Bigcheeseplant
Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Manning Wardle wheels
Replies: 34
Views: 10228

Re: Manning Wardle wheels

I have no idea of the total cost, the tyres I brought from C&L a few years back, I guess Pete at C&L will tell you if you ask. The Modelu printing is subject to a set up cost and minimum charge, but 3D material cost is about 18 pence per wheel I think I need to have 50 printed to get to the ...
by David Bigcheeseplant
Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Manning Wardle wheels
Replies: 34
Views: 10228

Re: Manning Wardle wheels

Well it's quicker than Ultrascale!
by David Bigcheeseplant
Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Manning Wardle wheels
Replies: 34
Views: 10228

Re: Manning Wardle wheels

The first wheel print Alan at Modelu is adjusting the calibration of the printer so the diameter will be a good fit in the tyre.
by David Bigcheeseplant
Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Manning Wardle wheels
Replies: 34
Views: 10228

Re: Manning Wardle wheels

No idea Jim, although the Gibson 1/8 looks too big.

2mm allows the use of some of compact High Level gearboxes and hornblocks systems.
by David Bigcheeseplant
Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Manning Wardle wheels
Replies: 34
Views: 10228

Re: Manning Wardle wheels

I have drawn the crankpin hole but can lose it before I print it, one thing I have just noticed is that the Gibson wheel has eight spokes while the real thing plus the wheel I have drawn has ten. It would be interesting to see the Branchline wheel if anyone still has them.

David
by David Bigcheeseplant
Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Manning Wardle wheels
Replies: 34
Views: 10228

Manning Wardle wheels

http://i59.tinypic.com/14bhzlc.jpg I plan to build a RT Models Manning Wardle K class the wheels that need to be used are Gibson but these with a 1/8" axle and thick tyres look like roller skates, and my thoughts turned to how to make something a little finer. I managed to get some Exactoscale...
by David Bigcheeseplant
Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Local Show Publicity
Topic: New members day
Replies: 0
Views: 1154

New members day

Following Railex the Risborough & District Model Railway Club will have a new members evening this Friday 5th June at our club room at Risborough Community Centre Buckinghamshire from 7pm - 10pm We will have our multigauge test track which has two P4 circuits. There will also have information on...
by David Bigcheeseplant
Thu May 21, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2015 23rd & 24th May
Replies: 16
Views: 6277

Re: RAILEX 2015 23rd & 24th May

RAILEX is this weekend

For those parking in the stadium car park there are signs saying parking can be for a maximum 2 or 3 hours. Don't worry the number plate cameras will be switched off and you can stay at Railex as long as you wish.

David
by David Bigcheeseplant
Thu May 21, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2015
Replies: 123
Views: 38313

Re: Scaleforum 2015

Posted in the wrong topic!!
by David Bigcheeseplant
Tue May 19, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2015 23rd & 24th May
Replies: 16
Views: 6277

Re: RAILEX 2015 23rd & 24th May

The bus timetable is now on our web page www.railex.org.uk

As in previous years it you arrive at the stadium early tickets can be brought at the front desk from 8am and you can eat in the café or the balcony over looking the show until the exhibition opens.
by David Bigcheeseplant
Wed May 13, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2015 23rd & 24th May
Replies: 16
Views: 6277

Re: RAILEX 2015 23rd & 24th May

Just a bump as RAILEX is just over a week away. We had a meeting with the stadium and it seems that there will be a redevelopment in 2017/18 the main hall and accommodation will stay but the bowl centre will be replaced with a new hall the size of six badminton courts with is half the size of the ha...
by David Bigcheeseplant
Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 354
Views: 97669

Re: The Burford Branch

But one problem; not only have the pickeys knicked the chairs, they have gone off with the ballast too.

Well if you have EM gauge flanges!!!!

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