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by David Bigcheeseplant
Sun May 29, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 9007

Re: RAILEX 2016

Another Railex over and it was rather busy both days, we may have had our biggest attendance ever, I think Danny signed up five new members to the society as well.

Thanks for Iain Rice for judging and everyone else who helped or just visited.

David
by David Bigcheeseplant
Tue May 24, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 9007

Re: RAILEX 2016

Sorry Tim, my cock up, for some reason I had in my head it was Clutton last year.

Quainton Road Models have had to withdraw from Railex due to personal reasons.

David
by David Bigcheeseplant
Tue May 24, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 9007

Re: RAILEX 2016

Railex is this weekend, we have four P4 layouts this year, two EM and only one OO! although the show does have all the specialist traders you need. We expect Saturday to be very busy and Sunday tends to be quieter so maybe if you plan to come along consider a Sunday visit. Our free vintage bus servi...
by David Bigcheeseplant
Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 9007

Re: RAILEX 2016

Advance postal Railex tickets can be obtained by going to the Railex webpage www.railex.org.uk
by David Bigcheeseplant
Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Mint Gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 1824

Re: Mint Gauge



What is a mint gauge, and how does it work, please?


It is for checking the size of the hole in a polo!
by David Bigcheeseplant
Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 9007

Re: RAILEX 2016

post-186-0-15954300-1459253493_thumb.jpg 1 Railex Information Point 2 R&DMRC Club Stand 3 R&DMRC Club Second-Hand Sales 4 Parkside Dundas 5 Wizard Models 6 Replica Railways 7 Green Scene 8 ALL Components 9 S Scale Model Railway Society 10 Golden Arrow Productions 11 D&E Videos - Realtra...
by David Bigcheeseplant
Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Masokits??? Still active???
Replies: 21
Views: 8265

Re: Masokits??? Still active???

As far as I am aware Mike is still trading.

David
by David Bigcheeseplant
Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Risboro' and District
Topic: Track building day
Replies: 6
Views: 2605

Re: Track building day

That's pretty impressive Rob, for some reason I thought most AG were quite small.

David
by David Bigcheeseplant
Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Risboro' and District
Topic: Track building day
Replies: 6
Views: 2605

Re: Track building day

At our first club night since the course saw a number of people building their second third or even fifth point we have now got around 20-25 turnouts built in around ten days. I am not too sure of the actual number of Scalefour members in our club, maybe around ten with another five or so getting ac...
by David Bigcheeseplant
Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Risboro' and District
Topic: Track building day
Replies: 6
Views: 2605

Re: Track building day

We had our local show on Saturday I was doing a track building demo, quite a few visitors were interested. I got the "it looks hard or complicated" so popped the part over to the other side of the table and got a couple of people to file and solder up vees. The results were very good, and ...
by David Bigcheeseplant
Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Risboro' and District
Topic: Track building day
Replies: 6
Views: 2605

Track building day

The Risborough and District MRC are building a model of Aylesbury in P4, we have decided to start afresh on baseboards and turn the end to end version into a roundly roundly. We need a lot more trackwork so ran a point turnout building course for members to build a copper clad turnout for the fiddle...
by David Bigcheeseplant
Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: iak
Topic: Wagon floors... Wagon sides... Bare Wood... Worn wood or what?
Replies: 45
Views: 13990

Re: Wagon floors... Worn,Corroded or What?

I have built quite a few wagons and take care that the brake gear is correct, so I am at a loss how I made this cock up, as it is a Masokits underframe that can only be built the correct way! Anyway I will correct it otherwise it will bug me forever. Going back to the weathering the glass fibre bush...
by David Bigcheeseplant
Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Wagon floors... Wagon sides... Bare Wood... Worn wood or what?
Replies: 45
Views: 13990

Re: Wagon floors... Worn,Corroded or What?

No the best photo, but it gives an idea of the result of how I get the wood effect.
by David Bigcheeseplant
Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Wagon floors... Wagon sides... Bare Wood... Worn wood or what?
Replies: 45
Views: 13990

Re: Wagon floors... Worn,Corroded or What?

I have been trying to model a wagon I have a couple of colour photos of so I have both ends and one side the wagon is a mixture of unpainted wood and probably a colour once but since gone to a dark grey brown. I sprayed the wagon body silver first! and once dry built up a number of layers of paint b...
by David Bigcheeseplant
Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 9007

Re: RAILEX 2016

As in previous years we will have our vintage bus running from the railway station car park to RAILEX and return on both Saturday and Sunday, on the bus you will be able to purchase RAILEX tickets and programmes.

We also now have a RAILEX page on Facebook.

David
by David Bigcheeseplant
Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2015
Replies: 123
Views: 34170

Re: Scaleforum 2015

The floor plan makes no difference to visitor numbers but the way both first impressions and the general feel of the show I think do. I am not saying Scaleforum is badly laid out but some other shows are, it may not be one thing that makes me decide to visit or not the following year, but if a numbe...
by David Bigcheeseplant
Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2015
Replies: 123
Views: 34170

Re: Scaleforum 2015

Railex visitors tend to be quite similar each year over eleven years it has varied between 2300 and close to 3000 paying visitors. the lowest number was in 2006 our second year then it grew to our highest attendance in 2008 and dropped back slightly and stayed around 2700 for a few years before jump...
by David Bigcheeseplant
Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2015
Replies: 123
Views: 34170

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: 34170

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: 9007

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: 34170

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: 34170

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: 34170

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: 9007

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: 8457

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.

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