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by Albert Hall
Sun May 15, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Newport and Gwent (NAGNAG)
Topic: LMJ is open
Replies: 6
Views: 3389

Re: LMJ is open

Will definitely be coming as there was such a warm welcome at last year's open day. It's only 15 miles due north of here and I can almost see the venue from my garden high above Kewstoke (N Som). Just need to go round the houses a bit to get across the water. It might pay to keep an eye on engineeri...
by Albert Hall
Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Greystar Publishing - Subscription News
Replies: 20
Views: 6515

Re: Greystar Publishing - Subscription News

I am totally in support of the proceeds going to MacMillan. During my long railway career I lost many good friends and colleagues to the scourge of cancer. Many were asbestos related - the so called 'Swindon Disease'. Next week I will be attending the funeral of a train driver who bravely fought for...
by Albert Hall
Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Greystar Publishing - Subscription News
Replies: 20
Views: 6515

Re: Greystar Publishing - Subscription News

I have no doubt in my mind that the statement relating to ALL subscribers having been contacted was made in good faith. Under the circumstances it must have been no mean feat for Mrs Barlow to have contacted 900 individuals. What this does say about Bob Barlow's standing and reputation in the hobby ...
by Albert Hall
Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Greystar Publishing - Subscription News
Replies: 20
Views: 6515

Re: Greystar Publishing - Subscription News

I am perfectly happy that the balance of my subscription has gone to MacMillan because they do a fantastic job. However I was not contacted to be offered the choice. I subscribed from issue 2 having been very impressed with the first one.
by Albert Hall
Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Soldering Iron Plug
Replies: 11
Views: 5261

Re: Soldering Iron Plug

On the unit's information plate there should be a symbol which is a small square inside a larger one. This indicates a type II portable or hand held appliance whereby all internal electrical connections linked to mains voltage are double insulated from any exposed metalwork and therefore it does not...
by Albert Hall
Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Fitting Wheels
Replies: 36
Views: 15413

Re: Fitting Wheels

Look on the C&L website under the Knowledge Centre - Home Page. You will find a section on 4mm Instructions which allows you to download the relevant data/drawings for Exactoscale rolling stock products.
by Albert Hall
Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wheels for a J20
Replies: 9
Views: 3661

Re: Wheels for a J20

The Exactoscale range of driving wheels offers this size but you would need to obtain the assembly tool which is not exactly cheap. Have a look at the C&L Finescale website under 4mm rolling stock components.
by Albert Hall
Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: GWR
Replies: 3
Views: 2355

Re: GWR

...including a shot carrying nameplates in memory of Neil Morgan who was one of the maintenance staff at Old Oak in my days on FGW. It's a sad fact that the naming of traction after railwaymen (and women) usually happens posthumously. There are two HST power cars named after drivers Brian Cooper and...
by Albert Hall
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Coaches with wooden armatures
Replies: 29
Views: 8657

Re: Coaches with wooden armatures

Can you say where you obtained your thin plywood please. Would styrene sheet not have been easier to work with or is the plywood inherently more rigid? Would differing coefficients of expansion have a bearing on this?

Roy
by Albert Hall
Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: GWR
Replies: 3
Views: 2355

Re: GWR

Can't quite make out the lower legend on the nameplate. I think this was one of the St Philips Marsh allocation. Note the buckeye coupling for attaching to HST stock in the lowered position.
by Albert Hall
Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: How soon does a train move after a signal is cleared?
Replies: 23
Views: 7033

Re: How soon does a train move after a signal is cleared?

The technical term for 'ding ding and away' is SASSPAD - Starting Against the Signal, Signal Passed at Danger. A serious enough offence to have a dispatcher suspended from platform duties immediately. My golden rule was to keep my whistle in my pocket until the signal came off.
by Albert Hall
Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Materials and Techniques
Topic: Exactoscale Architectural Surfaces
Replies: 7
Views: 3142

Re: Exactoscale Architectural Surfaces

Thank you all for your comments. I'm guessing that the method of printing and the self adhesive nature of these surfaces could possibly make shelf life a bit of an issue. I did come across a similar product last month called Redutex which is distributed by DCC Supplies. I was particularly impressed ...
by Albert Hall
Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Materials and Techniques
Topic: Exactoscale Architectural Surfaces
Replies: 7
Views: 3142

Re: Exactoscale Architectural Surfaces

I have indeed discussed this with Pete Llewellyn at C&L. A quantity of this material was acquired when Exactoscale was taken over but to date it has never been sorted and catalogued.
by Albert Hall
Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Materials and Techniques
Topic: Exactoscale Architectural Surfaces
Replies: 7
Views: 3142

Exactoscale Architectural Surfaces

Back in Snooze 195 there was a reference in Trade News that a quantity of this material had come to light. I have a small quantity of the self adhesive brick sheets which I bought probably 10 years ago but have never found an opportunity to use. I always considered Exactoscale products to be at the ...
by Albert Hall
Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: I'm Being Bullied!
Replies: 6
Views: 3450

Re: I'm Being Bullied!

For the window grilles, try Roxey Mouldings. Several types available for various vans and coaches. Can't remember who did the pictures but they definitely existed.
by Albert Hall
Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Suitable flux for soldering steel rail.
Replies: 22
Views: 7907

Re: Suitable flux for soldering steel rail.

The neutralising rinse referred to is indeed an alkali as the main ingredient is caustic soda aka sodium hydroxide.

AH
by Albert Hall
Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:09 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest at Railwells 2015
Replies: 25
Views: 8311

Re: Scalefour Southwest at Railwells 2015

Thanks to all visitors and participants who helped to make our show a great success again. It's not the easiest of venues to use with all the various staircases and one very slow lift but we managed to extricate all the layouts and stands safely by 1930. Treated myself to a well earned pint of cider...
by Albert Hall
Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest at Railwells 2015
Replies: 25
Views: 8311

Re: Scalefour Southwest at Railwells 2015

I see that the Demonstrations section in the guide has become partly duplicated somehow. I will be stewarding on Sunday and manning the Fraternity's charity bookstall in aid of Railway Children. We recently received a donation of 100 quality railway books to dispose of as we see fit. For anyone trav...
by Albert Hall
Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Fitting on functional chairs
Replies: 14
Views: 4896

Re: Fitting on functional chairs

Press down a row of chairs onto the tape and then cut the chairs free from the sprue. You now have a row of individual chairs ready for the rail, slide the rail into the chairs and ease them from the tape. Richard If I am reading this correctly when you cut the chairs from the sprue they are 90 deg...
by Albert Hall
Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Newport and Gwent (NAGNAG)
Topic: Newport MRS - NAGNAG Open Day Saturday 7th March 2015
Replies: 51
Views: 17966

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

Excellent day out. Well worth the resulting back ache from travelling on a couple of First Great Western rattlers. Sincere thanks to all who organised and hosted the event. :D I couldn't hang around long enough to see the Hall but caught a glimpse of a proper loco (Tangmere) when leaving Temple Meads.
by Albert Hall
Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Newport and Gwent (NAGNAG)
Topic: Newport MRS - NAGNAG Open Day Saturday 7th March 2015
Replies: 51
Views: 17966

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

John Palmer wrote: Or should that be 4983 Albert Hall? ;)


Still looking good for a half day pass to attend on Saturday!
by Albert Hall
Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Puffers - Perseverance/Westward Kits & Components
Replies: 11
Views: 5260

Re: Puffers - Perseverance/Westward Kits & Components

As Ivan has pointed out, there were issues with the slidebars, I think the length of them. Having picked up on this thread Chris Parrish kindly e-mailed me today to advise that the slide bars I have been supplied with are to an upgraded length. I did purchase a pre-owned copy of Tim's book from Mar...
by Albert Hall
Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Bachmann "C" Clss conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 7295

Re: Bachmann "C" Clss conversion

I was wondering if modern motors had any form of suppression inbuilt but I can see the logic regarding the comment about digital TV. I seem to recall a similar discussion in probably the Railway Modeller many years back in the era of the Triang X04 motor and long before digital TV came about. I thin...
by Albert Hall
Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Bachmann "C" Clss conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 7295

Re: Bachmann "C" Clss conversion

What look like resistors are actually inductor coils, the whole setup of capacitors and inductors is there to block high frequencies generated from the commutation getting back into the rails and being radiated out froom there. The regulations in respect of Electromagnetic Interference are rather s...
by Albert Hall
Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum Attendance and Location
Replies: 180
Views: 39820

Re: Scaleforum 2015

Without trawling back through all 6 pages of this thread so see if it has been mentioned previously, another factor which can affect attendance is what other events are on that weekend, whether railway modelling related or not. It could be that potential visitors are faced with a choice of either at...

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