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by Albert Hall
Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Newport and Gwent (NAGNAG)
Topic: Newport MRS - NAGNAG Open Day Saturday 7th March 2015
Replies: 51
Views: 17912

Re: Newport MRS - NAGNAG Open Day Saturday 7th March 2015

Bit of a senior moment this morning! Staggered out of bed at the crack of dawn and started to get ready to wander down to the local station to pick up a train to Newport. Something didn't feel right and a check of my diary showed nothing planned for Saturday the 7th. Confusion reigned for a while th...
by Albert Hall
Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Puffers - Perseverance/Westward Kits & Components
Replies: 11
Views: 5230

Re: Puffers - Perseverance/Westward Kits & Components

Thank you for your advice and experience gents. I think I will obtain a copy of the book. It's one of only a few in the Wild Swan modelling series which I don't have in my collection. I do have a GW Models wheel quartering jig which I presume is a useful tool for assembling AG wheelsets. I'm startin...
by Albert Hall
Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Puffers - Perseverance/Westward Kits & Components
Replies: 11
Views: 5230

Re: Puffers - Perseverance/Westward Kits & Components

As I have 4 Spamcans to convert, I have an idea to do at least one with the Perseverance chassis, one with the Comet chassis and one retaining the Hornby chassis for comparison purposes. I'm not sure if the Comet one was ever upgraded to the latest standard before Geoff Brewin's sad departure. The f...
by Albert Hall
Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Puffers - Perseverance/Westward Kits & Components
Replies: 11
Views: 5230

Re: Puffers - Perseverance/Westward Kits & Components

Having spotted Chris' advert, I downloaded all the gen from his website, inwardly digested then decided to order a chassis for one of my Bulleid Pacifics and tender. Chris confirmed by e-mail that all the bits I needed were available and was good enough to point out that I had listed everything I ne...
by Albert Hall
Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Newport and Gwent (NAGNAG)
Topic: Newport MRS - NAGNAG Open Day Saturday 7th March 2015
Replies: 51
Views: 17912

Re: Newport MRS - NAGNAG Open Day Saturday 7th March 2015

So be prepared to pin the brakes on the way down and whistle up for a banker on return.
by Albert Hall
Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: 4mm Scale Products from Connoisseur Models
Replies: 9
Views: 5841

Re: 4mm Scale Products from Connoisseur Models

I spoke to Jim at the Bristol 0 Gauge show yesterday regarding the likelihood of extending this exercise to cover a batch of LSWR G6's and possibly O2's. He says that he has already had a number of enquiries for the G6 and is prepared to look at it but it is all dependent on being able to produce th...
by Albert Hall
Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: Newport and Gwent (NAGNAG)
Topic: Newport MRS - NAGNAG Open Day Saturday 7th March 2015
Replies: 51
Views: 17912

Re: Newport MRS - NAGNAG Open Day Saturday 7th March 2015

National Rail Enquiries shows direct services to England that day so we can assume that there are no plans to close the Tunnel for engineering work and replace services with buses along the M4. Always worth checking nearer the time just in case.
by Albert Hall
Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Newport and Gwent (NAGNAG)
Topic: Newport MRS - NAGNAG Open Day Saturday 7th March 2015
Replies: 51
Views: 17912

Re: Newport MRS - NAGNAG Open Day Saturday 7th March 2015

Mike Garwood wrote:Dave

It's about half / three quarters a mile down hill.

Mike


...so presumably uphill on the way back! Will do my best to attend and travel by train. Any big sports events on at Cardiff that day which might cause trains to be rammed?
by Albert Hall
Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum Attendance and Location
Replies: 180
Views: 39497

Re: Scaleforum 2015

Returning to the question as to why individual members don't attend, when I lived in Wiltshire I went to Leatherhead by train 3 or 4 times. The walk from the station was easy enough, the hardest part of the journey being the tube ride between Paddington and Victoria. I went to Railex by road a few t...
by Albert Hall
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: An idiot's guide to turnout reference numbers
Replies: 26
Views: 8335

Re: An idiot's guide to turnout reference numbers

There is a book entitled "Track - How it works and how to model it" published by the 2mm Scale Association which has a lot of useful information applicable to all scales. I purchased my copy from the C&L shop.
by Albert Hall
Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Track component suppliers
Replies: 17
Views: 6510

Re: Track component suppliers

David Thorpe wrote:Peco code 75 (also from C&L) is £2.90 a metre

DT


A minor point but you only get 36" for your £2.90 with Peco whereas C&L track comes in metre lengths.
by Albert Hall
Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: EM wheels on 18.83mm track
Replies: 111
Views: 29960

Re: EM wheels on 18.83mm track

[quote="Tim V"]Colin



.... or take easy routes to reducing/eliminating derailments.

You mean like putting a speed restriction on over a dodgy bit of track like we do on the full sized railway until the p/way boys can get in there!
by Albert Hall
Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Beginners Workshop in Bristol.
Replies: 44
Views: 15887

Re: Beginners Workshop in Bristol.

As one of the 4 interested parties I have revisited this thread many times to check on progress thus distorting the stats as suggested. I'm very disappointed that there wasn't enough support to make it a viable event but might be tempted to come along and meet up at the AVR. Please keep us posted. Roy
by Albert Hall
Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Trackwork options for newbie
Replies: 75
Views: 28858

Re: Trackwork options for newbie

Now that this thread has expanded to include oodles of useful information and best practice, I'm torn as to whether for future reference it is more suited to the 'Track and Turnouts' thread or here under 'Starting in P4'. Is there a way of linking between the two?
by Albert Hall
Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:11 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest at Railwells 2014
Replies: 45
Views: 13693

Re: Scalefour Southwest at Railwells 2014

Sunday was a bit quieter but a fantastic show regardless. I ended up covering the Wells Railway Fraternity unloved and unwanted book stand for much of the day raising just under £250 for Railway Children. The last participants departedaround 1900 which is no mean achievement from this venue with its...
by Albert Hall
Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest at Railwells 2014
Replies: 45
Views: 13693

Re: Scalefour Southwest at Railwells 2014

As of 2100 Friday, most of the layouts and traders' stands are in place. The extra hall is going to make a lot of difference. Burntisland looks spectacular as a large central display and well worth the long journey south. Looking around the other layouts and stands as they all fall into place, this ...
by Albert Hall
Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Beginners Workshop in Bristol.
Replies: 44
Views: 15887

Re: Beginners Workshop in Bristol.

I had a long chat with Gordon while setting up at Wells on Friday. This has the potential to be a very constructive event for novice and experienced members alike, whether you are a team player or a lone ranger. It's a great opportunity to meet the local membership and learn some best practice. I'm ...
by Albert Hall
Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest at Railwells 2014
Replies: 45
Views: 13693

Re: Scalefour Southwest at Railwells 2014

...and I will be doing my best to balance trays of hot and cold liquids around the various rooms and halls on Sunday. If I'm doing it right, you wont need to partake of certain other liquids elsewhere!

Roy
by Albert Hall
Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest at Railwells 2014
Replies: 45
Views: 13693

Re: Scalefour Southwest at Railwells 2014

Latest forecast for Wells is warm and wet on Saturday, cool and very wet on Sunday. Wellies and waterproofs may be the order of the day, especially if using the free car park.
by Albert Hall
Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest at Railwells 2014
Replies: 45
Views: 13693

Re: Scalefour Southwest at Railwells 2014

There is more space available following extensive work by the Council converting the old court room into a large usable hall. The trapdoor under the old gallows is still there though!
by Albert Hall
Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Attention Southern Railway fans
Replies: 7
Views: 3227

Re: Attention Southern Railway fans

At least two for me, possibly three if the price is right.
by Albert Hall
Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Job lot of P4 vehicleson Ebay?
Replies: 14
Views: 5420

Re: Job lot of P4 vehicleson Ebay?

Locos went for £210 after a bit of a flurry in the last few hours.
by Albert Hall
Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 133006

Re: Scaleforum 2013

I drove up to Railex a few times when it first moved to this location. At that time I lived in Wiltshire but it was still an awful drive and I had great difficulty parking, even arriving before opening time. Now I live in Somerset I wouldn't even contemplate this journey by road. The cost of fuel al...
by Albert Hall
Sun May 19, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: ratio plastic track bases
Replies: 16
Views: 7846

Re: ratio plastic track bases

The gauge widened track bases are still available according to the C & L website.

AH
by Albert Hall
Sun May 19, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: ratio plastic track bases
Replies: 16
Views: 7846

Re: ratio plastic track bases

Presumably the problem with curves is the lack of sufficient gauge widening. What is the solution? I imagine it means assembling track from individual components such as from the Exactoscale range.

AH

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