VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

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VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

Postby dcockling » Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:53 pm

As you are all no doubt aware, due to the Corona virus pandemic, all of our regular exhibitions have had to be cancelled this year. We have therefore been working to put together a one-off special Virtual Scaleforum with a flavour of Scalefour North for you.

This ‘event’ will take place on Saturday 26th September on a screen near you, running, as the actual show would have, from 10:30 am to 5:30pm although the vast majority of the content will continue to be available to view after the event.

There will be a main show page at https://www.scaleforum.org (please note the slightly different URL from usual) which will have full details of all of the day’s features, but we will also link to this from the Society’s main website and the Society forum and look to link and share the event through our Social media pages and feeds.

Unfortunately, due to the problems caused by the lockdown not everyone who has been asked to participate has been able to do so, but there will be videos for you to watch of many of the layouts that would have been at this year’s exhibitions had they taken place. Additionally, several home-based or work-in-progress layouts will be featured which are not normally available for exhibitions.

There will also be a number of demonstrations by members of the Devon Riviera Area Group and others, as well as some lectures on subjects of interest and we are also hoping to have input from some of our regular traders.

It is intended that members of the Committee will be available for you to chat with during the day at the Virtual Society Stand and that as many as possible of our demonstrators and layout owners will be available at particular times during the day to respond directly to your questions via the forum.

There will be no entry fee and content will be available to both members and non-members.

There is still much to do and it is not possible at this point to provide a complete list of participants, and features, but what we have so far, or expect to have, is listed below and up to date information on content and timing will be provided on the forum, on the website, on Facebook and Twitter throughout August and September.

We would also welcome further input from our members. We are hoping to create a Virtual Showcase and we would ask members to send in pictures of any of their models which they would like to include to: showcase@scalefour.org Please don’t be shy!

Additionally, if any members already have any video content on their own channels that they would like us to link to from the show page, please let us know and we’ll see what we can do.

Any questions or queries regarding the virtual event as well as details of your own content that we could link to can be sent to virtual@scalefour.org or posted on this dedicated forum page and we will do our best to answer them.

Layouts:
Boston Frodsham by Mike Knowles
Bristol Barrow Road by Robin Whittle
Central Cheshire Lines by John Sherratt
De Graafstroom (P87) by Vincent de Bode
Drighlington and Adwalton by Steve Hall
Eridge by the Kent Area Group
Faringdon by Rex Davidson and Stephen Williams
North Elmham by the North Norfolk Area Group
Obbekaer (P87) by Geraint Hughes
Pwllheli by Jonathan Buckie
Southwark Bridge by Mike Day
United Mills by Ray Nolton

Demonstrations
Adrian Musgrave - Signals
Alistair Ford - Timber Buildings on Black Gill
Brian Hingston - Coaches
Chris McCarthy - Baseboards
Dave Keeler - Wagon Construction
David Brandreth - Resistance Soldering
Jim Smith Wright - Soldering White Metal
John Farmer - Scenics
Mick Moignard - DCC Sound
Nick Rogers - Wagons
Rod Cameron - Lewis Project
Stuart Holt - Tree making

Illustrated Talks
Martin Nield - Authentic Model Railway Operation
JIm Summers - 'Earning a Living'

Watch out for updates and more details on the Website, Forum, Facebook and Twitter

Danny Cockling
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Postby Paulhb » Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:16 pm

This does look good. Credit and thanks to all involved!

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Postby dcockling » Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:13 pm

From Steve Hall's Drighlington and Adwalton

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Postby DougN » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:39 am

Wow fantastic news, Danny. On this side of the Earth (Australia) it will start around 7.30PM and end about 2am! This is great here was I feeling a little down due to our CoVictoria... Lockdown again (yes we have the Spice girls joke... it would be great but its been spoiled by Victoria) . Could be rather interesting as there will be a number of Australian Members getting together....with out having to cross a border and isolate for 14 days! :D

I'm putting it in the diary now!
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Postby dclift » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:09 am

Great news, and a much shorter journey to get there. I'll dig out the red name badge that I was given last year.

Thanks and best wishes to all concerned.
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Postby DougN » Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:14 am

David do you think we could arrange the Melbourne Finescale group meeting at scalefourum? :D
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Postby dclift » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:02 pm

DougN wrote:David do you think we could arrange the Melbourne Finescale group meeting at scalefourum? :D

It should be possible. It is amazing what one can do these days. I can show you the track that I have been building while in lockdown and you can show me the locomotives that you had been planning to run on it.
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Postby Philip Hall » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:19 pm

If you do have a Melbourne Finescale Group meeting will you allow previous visitors to join in and say hello?

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Postby dclift » Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:09 am

Philip Hall wrote:If you do have a Melbourne Finescale Group meeting will you allow previous visitors to join in and say hello?

Yes, of course, but timing might be a problem. If we have our finscale meeting before Scaleforum starts, which would be convenient for us antipodeans, it would be alarmingly early in the morning for our friends in the U.K. Doug and I will give it some thought while procrastianting on locomotive and layout building.
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Postby Tim V » Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:17 am

I wonder which committee members will be up early enough to join you :D
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Postby Steve Carter » Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:03 am

Tim V wrote:I wonder which committee members will be up early enough to join you :D


Well thats the first slot sorted - ‘Meet the Editor’ :shock:
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Postby Chris Mitton » Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:26 am

Tim V wrote:I wonder which committee members will be up early enough to join you :D

....or alternatively, which ones haven't got to bed yet :D
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Postby Tim V » Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:31 am

Steve Carter wrote:
Tim V wrote:I wonder which committee members will be up early enough to join you :D


Well thats the first slot sorted - ‘Meet the Editor’ :shock:


Thanks Steve, the first slot will be 19:30 (Melbourne time)! I think the Rota said the membership secretary would be on the final slot (2:30AM Sunday Melbourne time).
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Postby Steve Carter » Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:35 am

Tim V wrote:
Steve Carter wrote:
Tim V wrote:I wonder which committee members will be up early enough to join you :D


Well thats the first slot sorted - ‘Meet the Editor’ :shock:


Thanks Steve, the first slot will be 19:30 (Melbourne time)! I think the Rota said the membership secretary would be on the final slot (2:30AM Sunday Melbourne time).


:thumb :lol:
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Postby DougN » Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:51 am

Ok I think I will see both of you. I hope however that don't mind us haveing a red wine with you that early in your morning... though we may be having a coffee or 2 to make it all the way to 2.30am our time. But then again Steve might be happy to have a beer with our night caps! :shock:
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Postby Steve Carter » Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:36 pm

DougN wrote:But then again Steve might be happy to have a beer with our night caps! :shock:


You know me so well Doug :thumb
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Postby jmorling » Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:58 am

What a great and inspired idea. Having not missed a Scaleforum since 1983, my run can now continue. Hopefully there will be a way of making most of the material available after the event. Looking forward to it.

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Postby dcockling » Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:17 pm

Virtual Scaleforum Update

With four weeks to go, here's an up to date list of Layouts, Demos and Talks that we have planned for you (so far) for Saturday 26th September.

Layouts:
Boston Frodsham by Mike Knowles
Central Cheshire Lines by John Sherratt
De Graafstroom (P87) by Vincent de Bode
Drighlington and Adwalton by Steve Hall
Eridge by the Kent Area Group
Faringdon by Rex Davidson and Stephen Williams
North Elmham by the North Norfolk Area Group
Obbekaer (P87) by Geraint Hughes
Pwllheli by Jonathan Buckie
United Mills by Ray Nolton

Demonstrations:
Brian Hingston – Coaches
Rod Cameron – Lewes
John Farmer – Scenics
Adrian Musgrave – Signals
Nick Rogers – Wagons
David Brandreth – Resistance Soldering
Jim Smith-Wright – White Metal Soldering
Chris McCarthy – Baseboards
Stuart Holt – Tree making
Alistair Ford – Black Gill timber buildings
Mick Moignard – DCC Sound
Dave Keeler – Wagon construction

Illustrated Talks:
Martin Nield – Authentic Model Railway Operation
Jim Summers – TBC

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Postby dcockling » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:43 pm

Things progress: we are still awaiting a few contributiions, but the web pages for the event are under construction.

Here's a further update:

Layouts:
Boston Frodsham by Mike Knowles
Bristol Barrow Road by Robin Whittle
Central Cheshire Lines by John Sherratt
De Graafstroom (P87) by Vincent de Bode
Drighlington and Adwalton by Steve Hall
Eridge by the Kent Area Group
Faringdon by Rex Davidson and Stephen Williams
North Elmham by the North Norfolk Area Group
Obbekaer (P87) by Geraint Hughes
Pwllheli by Jonathan Buckie
Southwark Bridge by Mike Day
United Mills by Ray Nolton

Demonstrations
Adrian Musgrave - Signals
Alistair Ford - Timber Buildings on Black Gill
Brian Hingston - Coaches
Chris McCarthy - Baseboards
Dave Keeler - Wagon Construction
David Brandreth - Resistance Soldering
Jim Smith Wright - Soldering White Metal
John Farmer - Scenics
Mick Moignard - DCC Sound
Nick Rogers - Wagons
Rod Cameron - Lewis Project
Stuart Holt - Tree making

Illustrated Talks
Martin Nield - Authentic Model Railway Operation
JIm Summers - 'Earning a Living'

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Postby dcockling » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:48 pm

With just two weeks to go, preparations are nearing completion and the list below has been updated with the latest information on the show content, participants, and features.

There is a special Scaleforum website, although at the moment only the main page is live: http://www.scaleforum.org
All the content will be accessible from there but it will also be linked to from the Society's main website, the forum, our Facebook page and Twitter feed.

We have received lots of images from our members for the Virtual Showcase but if you would still like to take part you can send pictures of any of your models which you would like to include to: showcase@scalefour.org.

There are now nearly four and three quarter hours of video content of layouts that will be released for viewing on the day, but don't worry about getting square eyes as it will all continue to be available after the show.

Although in a few instances we are linking to content that already exists, the vast majority of video, slideshow and other content is brand new and has been written, filmed, edited and made available exclusively for Scaleforum 2020 and we'd like to thank all of our contributors for their work in filming their layouts and producing their videos, demonstrations and talks, under what for many have been very difficult circumstances. Without their efforts there would be no virtual exhibition.

Layouts

Boston Frodsham by Mike Knowles
Bristol Barrow Road by Robin Whittle
Central Cheshire Lines by John Sherratt
De Graafstroom (P87) by Vincent de Bode
Drighlington and Adwalton by Steve Hall
Eridge by the Kent Area Group
Faringdon by Rex Davidson and Stephen Williams
North Elmham by the North Norfolk Area Group
Obbekaer (P87) by Geraint Hughes
Pwllheli by Jonathan Buckie
Sheep Pasture by Robin Whittle
Southwark Bridge by Mike Day
United Mills by Ray Nolton

Demonstrations

Adrian Musgrave – Signals
Alistair Ford – Black Gill timber buildings
Brian Hingston – Coaches
Chris McCarthy – Baseboards
Dave Keeler – Wagon construction
David Brandreth – Resistance Soldering
Jim Smith-Wright – Soldering White Metal
John Farmer – Scenics
Mick Moignard – DCC Sound
Nick Rogers – Wagons
Paul Willis – GW Models Rivet Press
Rod Cameron – Lewes Project
Stuart Holt – Tree making

Illustrated Talks

Martin Nield – Authentic Model Railway Operation
Jim Summers – ‘Earning a Living’

Members’ Showcase

A selection of pictures of models sent in by our members

Scalefour Stores

Stores Officer Jeremy Suter is aiming to be available throughout most of the day and we are expecting that you will be able to chat with him directly via a live YouTube broadcast

Virtual Society Stand

The Virtual Society Stand will be manned all day and you will be able to chat with us via the Society Forum. A timetable of who will be available and when will be provided soon.

Traders

There will be links to all of our usual Trade supporters and we’re expecting that some of them will be providing content especially for Scaleforum

Any questions or queries regarding the virtual event can be sent to virtual@scalefour.org or posted on this dedicated forum page and we will do our best to answer them.

All the Best
Danny Cockling
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Postby Mike Garwood » Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:25 pm

Looking forward to it Danny. Many thanks to you and the committee for organising this. Missing my trip to Aylesbury.

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Postby mikeknowles » Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:08 pm

Love the trailer. Very dramatic music. Was it sponsored by Bach Mann?!!!!

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Postby DaveHarris » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:53 am

Expressing my lack of IT knowledge! What does one have to do to get a 'live chat' facility... if I understand from forgoing paragraphs that individuals can have live chats with demonstraters etc? :?:

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Postby Porcy Mane » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:50 pm

dcockling wrote:


Oh my! What a backing track. Made me feel like I'm off to an execution; not a virtual model railway show.

Something a bit more up tempo perhaps?

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