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by Paul Willis
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 605
Views: 178128

Re: Brettell Road

Evening all, As requested, I've split the SSL/image topic away from Jim's layout thread. In the absence of a Forum area entitled "My ****ing Computer", then I've transferred it to the Members' Lounge. I'll add an introductory comment to the the initial post shortly, to give it a bit of con...
by Paul Willis
Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: 0-6-0 CSB with one fixed axle
Replies: 10
Views: 2531

Re: 0-6-0 CSB with one fixed axle

I have Mike Sharman's FlexiChas book and perhaps I need to revisit that as I'm still keen to experiment with horn blocks and compensation of some sort - and the HL HBs would appear still suitable for that arrangement. Well, with that combination you should soon have a smooth running chassis. Perhap...
by Paul Willis
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Eileens Emporium Newsletter October 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

Re: Eileens Emporium Newsletter October 2020

Post seems very eratic at present. Patience required. Maybe should add large packs to Extreem Product range. I see that you already have the necessary basic item in the Extreme Range: https://www.eileensemporium.com/materials-for-modellers/product/long-weight/category_pathway-1229 Cheers Paul
by Paul Willis
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Wagon A or Wagon B? A bit of fun...
Replies: 16
Views: 1926

Re: Wagon A or Wagon B? A bit of fun...

Evening all, I let this thread lapse for a couple of weeks as I realised that it was about to run into the preparations for Virtual Scaleforum 2020. There was so much of excellence in those videos and presentations that I am really pleased this wasn't a sideshow. In the meantime, the wagons have gai...
by Paul Willis
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Port Bréige
Replies: 5
Views: 1141

Re: Port Bréige

Hi Ken, Thanks very much for introducing us to that scene. It's a surprisingly good model :-) I say surprisingly, because I looked at the first picture of the rough trackplan on a board, and thought "what the heck is that?". Yet by the time you have modelled the buildings, and given it som...
by Paul Willis
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Rt models hudson vee tipper compensation ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1213

Re: Rt models hudson vee tipper compensation ?

As Nigel says, you most definitely do not have to spring or compensate rolling stock in P4. I choose to spring my wagons, because I prefer it that way, but it is definitely not essential. The short wheelbase will be less than that of most bogies and they do not need to be be so treated either. Buil...
by Paul Willis
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Will L
Topic: Buck Jumping on Mass
Replies: 126
Views: 54145

Re: Buck Jumping on Mass

Thanks for taking the time Paul Despite the obscuring signboard on the last image, I think the overall message is the same - it's remarkably difficult to pick out anything with certainty in the gloom underneath the locomotive. There is a strong element of truth in that, but you have answered one qu...
by Paul Willis
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: A Broad Gauge Buffalo
Replies: 7
Views: 1976

Re: A Broad Gauge Buffalo

Hi Gareth,

Can I just say that regardless of what the standards are that is being built to, that's a fascinating looking project, and very nicely modelled.

I would certainly be very interested in seeing more of this as the build progresses. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers
Paul
by Paul Willis
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Will L
Topic: Buck Jumping on Mass
Replies: 126
Views: 54145

Re: Buck Jumping on Mass

The answer would be to crawl under the preserved example at Bressimgham but I can't see that happening any time soon, so I'm wondering if anybody out there who has pictures of the relevant part of no 87s anatomy? Thanks in advance if anybody can help. Morning Will, I have a number of pictures of no...
by Paul Willis
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Morgan Designs WN4440
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: Morgan Designs WN4440

I believe they can be downloaded here: https://www.scalefour.org/resources/downloads It's one single long document covering all varieties of chassis and underframe in the Morgan range. As in it's 78 pages long, and detailed. You pick and choose the various elements relating to the kit that you have...
by Paul Willis
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Caution: Testors vs POWsides
Replies: 5
Views: 1129

Re: Caution: Testors vs POWsides

I wonder if the base paint might make a difference? Just a thought Steve Hi Steve, thanks for the thought. In my case, the base coat is straightforwards Humbrol GWR wagon grey. Nothing unusual there, unfortunately. And the paint and transfers had both been on for a month or two whilst I waited to d...
by Paul Willis
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Caution: Testors vs POWsides
Replies: 5
Views: 1129

Caution: Testors vs POWsides

Evening all, There's been a mixed bag of modelling going on at the moment, with a whole range of different items under construction/destruction/renovation. I took opportunity this morning of having the house to myself (the Better Half was out running the VLVM) to do a bit of spraying. Well, varnidhi...
by Paul Willis
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 135
Views: 14783

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

Can existing members get hold of a snazzy wagon kit? I've never seen it listed in the stores. 8 hours watching the storeman and I couldn't think to ask... Hi Bernie, I only had chance to dip very briefly in and out of Jeremy's demonstration on the day of Scaleforum. So it's from reading the posting...
by Paul Willis
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2021
Replies: 19
Views: 3403

Re: Scaleforum 2021

Rod Cameron wrote:Good news, which I hope will be realised; there will of course now be feverish speculation as to where it is! 8-)


Well, now there are all those empty office blocks at Canary Wharf...

Can you imagine how big a floor plan we can have?

Cheers
Paul
by Paul Willis
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2021
Replies: 19
Views: 3403

Re: Scaleforum 2021

The Committee can announce that Scaleforum 2021 will take place on September 25 & 26 next year provided, naturally, that the circumstances a year from now have sufficiently improved. The venue, new to us, will be a school which is modern and conveniently located for both public and private tran...
by Paul Willis
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 5698

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

mike wrote:Back on for the last session. By now, of course, in a normal year I'd be looking forward to a beer or three in the Hop Pole...

Mike


And doing it all again tomorrow :-)

Cheers
Paul
by Paul Willis
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 5698

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Thanks to everyone who helped put the show together - I rate this as a great success for the society. I hope this type of event will be repeated whether or not we ever get rid of the virus. Stuart And thanks to you Stuart. I haven't watched your session on Tree Modelling yet, although I certainly w...
by Paul Willis
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 5698

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Tony W wrote:Back on the stand for a final stint


Hello Tony - good to see you virtually on here.

I'm going to have plenty to watch over the coming days, with all that has been posted. I'm currently in the middle of David Brandreth's demonstration of resistance soldering.

Cheers
Paul
by Paul Willis
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Demonstrations and Talks
Topic: Resistance soldering
Replies: 27
Views: 2388

Re: Resistance soldering

I do have, and sometimes use, the Exactoscale base but I think David's approach is somewhat better. I find it a real pain to have to de-rust the lump of steel frequently - I wonder if a bit of non-corrosive metal wouldn't be better. Andrew, I've recently acquired a couple of 200mm squares of thin p...
by Paul Willis
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 5698

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

mike wrote:Back on watch at what I'm slowly learning to describe as 1500 rather than 3pm...

Mike


15:00 rather than 1500. I believe that is some late Green With Rivets species...

Cheers
Paul
by Paul Willis
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 5698

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Carlos wrote:Hi Paul,
just saying hello, as usual at Scaleforum!

and for catering, paella today :P

Carlos


Hi Carlos,

That sounds wonderful. I'm missing my work trips to Madrid. Hope that you and the boys are staying safe.

What's happening on the GER modelling front for you?

Take care
Paul
by Paul Willis
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 5698

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

David Thorpe wrote:I trust you're all wearing your name badges! :D


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by Paul Willis
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 5698

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Tim V wrote:Best catering I've had at Scaleforum!

And I can sit down when I want ...


I'm looking forward to lunch. Avocado, smoked salmon and poached eggs on toast. Much improved this year over the usual sausage and chips. We must get these caterers for next years...

Cheers
Paul
by Paul Willis
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Traders
Topic: Brassmasters
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: Brassmasters

We have introduced our latest EasiChas which is for the Hornby GER/LNER J15 0-6-0 - normally this would have been launched at Aylesbury so you could check it out in the flesh but is instead available via mail order The next best thing is to have a look at http://www.brassmasters.co.uk/J15_easichas....
by Paul Willis
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 5698

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Tim V wrote:One thing about this show is - no complaints about the dreadful accessibility of the venue, lack of parking, distance from public transport.

Oh, and my feet aren't tired yet!


What's the catering like then Tim? Decnt bacon sandwich?

Cheers
Paul

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