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by Albert Hall
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Burntisland 1883 at Model Rail Scotland
Replies: 8
Views: 3016

Re: Burntisland 1883 at Model Rail Scotland

Interesting comments Julian. I have just been reading the RAIB report into the derailment of a charter train heading into Southampton Docks last November. Although the radius isn't mentioned in the report and there are no signs of check rails in the photo, the line was subject to a 10 mph speed limi...
by Albert Hall
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Diesel Headcode Disc Positions...
Replies: 13
Views: 5125

Re: Diesel Headcode Disc Positions...

That's the one albeit I was a year out. I have never read the official report but will do so thanks for the link. Ironically, had the guard of the train which was struck from behind not been in the rear cab of his loco he would no doubt have been killed instead as the rearmost wagons were all but de...
by Albert Hall
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Diesel Headcode Disc Positions...
Replies: 13
Views: 5125

Re: Diesel Headcode Disc Positions...

It is also easy to forget that we went through a phase with fully fitted freights whereby the brake van was abandoned and the guard travelled in the rear cab. Presumably on a double headed consist he would travel in the rear loco to keep a watchful eye on the trailing load. I cannot quote dates but ...
by Albert Hall
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Flexi Chassis an Appreciation
Replies: 467
Views: 103456

Re: Flexi Chassis an Appreciation

Exactoscale have very similar pricing (plus fitting tool at £40:00) but I expect that they buy in the majority of their finished products. However, Exactoscale haven't developed their P4 only wheel range beyond that created several years ago by (as I understand it) Len Newman with Andrew Juke's bac...
by Albert Hall
Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: what flux for white metal?
Replies: 18
Views: 7010

Re: what flux for white metal?

Carr's nasty Brown Flux is predominantly neat phosphoric acid - a very concentrated version of the Yellow Flux which is around a 12% solution. It does work on steel but is specifically aimed at 'difficult' metals like stainless steel. I first came across it when assembling Masokits wagon suspension ...
by Albert Hall
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Carrs' Solder Stripper
Replies: 9
Views: 5729

Re: Carrs' Solder Stripper

I do not recall ever selling this product in the four years I have been at C&L. We have safety data sheets for all the chemicals we currently use but I can find no reference as to the composition of solder stripper. As the Company moved on from being a one man band to one with an employee base w...
by Albert Hall
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: 47206 - The Fully Sprung, Hybrid Class 47
Replies: 57
Views: 20353

Re: Merry Christmas!

...looks like C&L did quite well out of Christmas by virtue of the track supplies I now have ready for my layout! Indeed, sales have been very robust in most scales and gauges in the lead up to Christmas which hopefully bodes well for the future of the hobby. In fact I spent Xmas day making up ...
by Albert Hall
Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Sourcing copperclad
Replies: 20
Views: 6743

Re: Sourcing copperclad

I can confirm that all of our copperclad at C+L is double sided. Cannot speak for other suppliers. At present we have 4ZC101B, D and E in stock but not in vast quantities. The sleeper length versions 4ZC101F and G are in very short supply. We also have the larger 7ZC101B generally used by 7mm scale ...
by Albert Hall
Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 137
Views: 34170

Re: First steps in P4- some pre-grouping wagons

[/quote] Thanks - the C&L website isn't the easiest to navigate. I'll invest in a set.[/quote] I don't disagree but now that C+L is up for sale the situation is unlikely to change in the near future. There may be a delay in dealing with orders this week as one of our number is getting hitched on...
by Albert Hall
Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2016
Replies: 115
Views: 34702

Re: Scaleforum 2016

I too was unable to attend Scalefour despite my best intentions. It was one of those weekends which found me in such pain with my back and hip that I just couldn't face the journey of over 100 miles. Ironically it had all settled down by Sunday afternoon. I was looking forward to spending some money...
by Albert Hall
Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Alignment dowel fixing
Replies: 23
Views: 11604

Re: Alignment dowel fixing

Nothing to choose between them apart from price and the C&L ones come with screws which are not shown with the Eileen's ones. On the other hand Eileen's sell the appropriate drill bit.
Roy
by Albert Hall
Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Templot
Replies: 69
Views: 20615

Re: Templot

Dave Perhaps me and you will end up being put in the stocks and have wet sponges thrown at us. I have sat through two demonstrations on the basics of Templot and still can't get my head around it. Like you I dabble but never seem to make any progress with what I would like it to do for me before I f...
by Albert Hall
Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:05 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: C+L Finescale Special Offers on P4 Products
Replies: 7
Views: 3394

Re: C+L Finescale Special Offers on P4 Products

The sharp eyed among you may noticed that the special offer on P4 products has now been extended to the end of September. We have managed to keep up with the steady demand for Exactoscale point kits using both steel and nickel silver rail with a significant number being despatched to far flung corne...
by Albert Hall
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2016
Replies: 115
Views: 34702

Re: Scaleforum 2016

My eagle eye has spotted that we are still showing Dave Barrett's contribution as 'Chiseldon' and not 'Cirencester'. The Scaleforum advert in MRJ no.249 which turned up today is still showing Chiseldon. Presumably too late to alter before copy date? Poor Dave must be getting right confused as to wh...
by Albert Hall
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest at Railwells 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 11749

Re: Scalefour Southwest at Railwells 2016

Not sure if the pace of life in Wells could cope with another major event so soon. Make sure it's in your diary for next year, generally the second weekend in August. I think I know where you're coming from with GWR Dave. I seem to be working twice as hard since I retired from FGW. Digressing slight...
by Albert Hall
Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest at Railwells 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 11749

Re: Scalefour Southwest at Railwells 2016

Aching big time this morning from helping to load up all the cars and vans with everyone away safely by 1900. Another very successful event and I hope we lived up to our reputation of being a friendly show. Good to have put some more faces to names. All of the traders I spoke to said they had had a ...
by Albert Hall
Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: C+L Finescale Special Offers on P4 Products
Replies: 7
Views: 3394

Re: C+L Finescale Special Offers on P4 Products

I stand corrected. Having spoken to Pete he confirms that all of the sale products have been priced to show the discount for this weekend's show so ignore the reference to on-line only. Serves me right for not listening!

Roy
by Albert Hall
Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: C+L Finescale Special Offers on P4 Products
Replies: 7
Views: 3394

Re: C+L Finescale Special Offers on P4 Products

I was renowned for surviving my railway career by ducking and diving! The Exactoscale driving wheel range is predominantly LNER with some GER plus a few GWR and SR N class. I have never used them myself but I have seen some good reviews in recent years. They do require the assembly tool which is als...
by Albert Hall
Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: C+L Finescale Special Offers on P4 Products
Replies: 7
Views: 3394

C+L Finescale Special Offers on P4 Products

My boss Pete Llewellyn has asked me to advise members that he is offering a number of Exactoscale P4 products at 25% discount during the month of August when bought on-line. As well as the range of driving wheels he is offering point kits and some of the individual components which go into the kits ...
by Albert Hall
Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest at Railwells 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 11749

Re: Scalefour Southwest at Railwells 2016

Steve

I did wonder about that HV vest! Look forward to swapping stories.

Roy
by Albert Hall
Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest at Railwells 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 11749

Re: Scalefour Southwest at Railwells 2016

I'll be stewarding on the Sunday so will call in for a chat. If our esteemed President nominates me for teaboy duties again I might even bring you a cuppa.

Roy
by Albert Hall
Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2016
Replies: 115
Views: 34702

Re: Scaleforum 2016

John

My eagle eye has spotted that we are still showing Dave Barrett's contribution as 'Chiseldon' and not 'Cirencester' as reported some weeks ago.

Roy
by Albert Hall
Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Two Twelve Year Old Trainspotters and Others on Their Way to Grantham 1962
Replies: 18
Views: 6623

Re: Two Twelve Year Old Trainspotters and Others on Their Way to Grantham 1962

Noel wrote:
Wouldn't be allowed today....


Well it sort of is allowed on the Bristol Harbour Railway using converted Turbots and a Conflat A, albeit fitted out with seats and safety rails. Interesting risk assessment and safety case.
by Albert Hall
Mon May 23, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Two Twelve Year Old Trainspotters and Others on Their Way to Grantham 1962
Replies: 18
Views: 6623

Re: Two Twelve Year Old Trainspotters and Others on Their Way to Grantham 1962

I always used an army surplus khaki haversack rather than the briefcase carried by the more academic types at my grammar school. It kept both hands free to fend off the school bullies. Tizer was definitely the drink of choice. Of course in those days there was no disposing of an empty plastic bottle...
by Albert Hall
Sun May 22, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Two Twelve Year Old Trainspotters and Others on Their Way to Grantham 1962
Replies: 18
Views: 6623

Re: Two Twelve Year Old Trainspotters and Others on Their Way to Grantham 1962

When you went spotting did you wear your school blazer with a mop of hair sticking out from under your school cap, or did you change into civvies in the form of a duffle coat with your bits and bobs carried in a duffle bag? I think either of these outfits would date a scene from the 50's or 60's. If...

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