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by dal-t
Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 93760

Re: Scaleforum 2013

Thanks for the comments Steve - much appreciated, as are all the positive comments that have been on here in the last week. Our Society needs our support to ensure that events such as Scaleforum can continuously evolve and develop by exploring new and fresh ideas that build on the foundations we ha...
by dal-t
Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: High level kits 14" Robert Stephenson Hawthorn
Replies: 75
Views: 20561

Re: High level kits 14" Robert Stephenson Hawthorn

Let's just say playing with the kids I fell over.... Cracking my humorous in my shoulder and a couple of ripped tendons...it hurst a bit. The strange thing is the doctor is more concerned over the tendons than the broken bone. So mr right arm is out of action... For about 3 weeks for the break to m...
by dal-t
Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: trap point required?
Replies: 10
Views: 2465

Re: trap point required?

Russ Elliott wrote:Shunting a model yard with a gentle gradient entry can be a complete pain with auto-couplers.


A case for DCC brake gear?
by dal-t
Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: The Gentle Art of Couplings
Replies: 62
Views: 21584

Re: The Gentle Art of Couplings

You asked about S&W, so you might like a personal appraisal from some fairly extensive use during my EM days (circa 1984-2005). Pros Easy to fit to most underframes. I usually chose to solder the suspension loop to a baseplate and fix (solder or glue) that to the vehicle, but other solutions, in...
by dal-t
Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: D & S LNWR Luggage and milk vans
Replies: 12
Views: 6483

Re: D & S LNWR Luggage and milk vans

A nice clear reply from the LNWRS - well deserves its charitable status! Now I just need to track down the publisher who sold me a whole series of Conflict Resolution Pamphlets at $7.50* a throw in the early '70s, and explain to him that they should have been 'cheap to produce'. Looking forward to g...
by dal-t
Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: D & S LNWR Luggage and milk vans
Replies: 12
Views: 6483

Re: D & S LNWR Luggage and milk vans

Hmm. Tricky stuff, NPCS - you never know whether to look for it under 'coaches' or 'wagons'. It seems neither Jol nor I spotted that there had been some prior discussion of this topic on the LNWRS forum, albeit in the context (whisper it quietly) of a 7mm scale model. It popped up under 'wagons', wh...
by dal-t
Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: D & S LNWR Luggage and milk vans
Replies: 12
Views: 6483

Re: D & S LNWR Luggage and milk vans

I hope it is clear I intended no disrespect to Philip Millard's work on the 30'1" vehicles by referring to it as a 'pamphflet', and I entirely accept Jol's admonition that it should be considered an essential ingredient of any L&NWR/LMS library, but in my defence it does fit the UNESCO defi...
by dal-t
Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: D & S LNWR Luggage and milk vans
Replies: 12
Views: 6483

Re: D & S LNWR Luggage and milk vans

I would be a little wary of assuming that the 26ft vans had the same underframe as the 30ft 1" carriages, although I know from time to time various sources have offered modellers a 'universal' 6-wheel underframe (I believe Brassmasters still do). The D&S models are currently part of the Lon...
by dal-t
Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Depron plastic foam underlay
Replies: 9
Views: 6406

Re: Depron plastic foam underlay

Maybe a better use for the Depron would be to stick small strips inside all the hollow boxes being hauled around, to stop them acting as mobile echo chambers?
by dal-t
Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 60163 Tornado: Dave Bradwell Chassis + Hornby Bodywork
Replies: 86
Views: 31113

Re: 60163 Tornado: Dave Bradwell Chassis + Hornby Bodywork

How do rivets work? In 'Hot and Cold Connections' (described as a 'bench reference' but commonly regarded as a Jeweller's bible) Tim McCreight explains a rivet as " A length of material, most often a round wire, (which) penetrates the layers to be joined and is then enlarged on both ends to ci...
by dal-t
Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Airbrushing varnish: advice sought
Replies: 62
Views: 22128

Re: Airbrushing varnish: advice sought

As someone who occasionally switches from modelling things on rails to things with pointy fronts and sticky-out wings, I'd like to throw in my two ha'puth on this one, please:- Enamel/Acrylic/Cellulose The best advice is stick with one or the other, particularly if you're not sure what is compatible...
by dal-t
Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Magnifying work station - any advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 13441

Re: Magnifying work station - any advice?

I'm fortunate in still being at the stage where my natural short-sightedness proves adequate for most modelling tasks, providing I remove my varifocals and get the workpiece close enough to my nose. I do use a loupe for my 'other' hobby of silversmithing, but only to examine progress, not while I'm ...
by dal-t
Sun May 12, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 93760

Re: Scaleforum 2013

Wrong end of the county for that sort of thing, Horsetan - might be all right for us yokels born north of the Vale, but once you get down beyond the new-fangled county town the local gentry take a dim view of such activities en plein air (and constabulary HQ's just up the road).
by dal-t
Sun May 12, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 93760

Re: Scaleforum 2013

I'm surprised there has been no reference yet to the 'facilities' at Aylesbury, which after a first encounter a few years ago were a major factor in dissuading me from revisiting Railex, even though I lived within (relatively) easy reach when based in the UK. Knee-height urinals and washbasins to ma...

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