Scaleforum 2016

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Re: Scaleforum 2016

Postby grovenor-2685 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:37 pm

The demonstrators list shows:
Pete Degnan, Bill Wilson, modelling the diesel and electric era
Martin Finney, Tom Mallard, Locomotive construction

and there will be lost of other people there, bring it and I'm sure you will find help, ask at the Society stand.
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Re: Scaleforum 2016

Postby Terry Bendall » Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:43 pm

Regrettably we have to announce the withdrawal of another trader from Scaleforum also due to ill health. This is Golden Age Models.

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Re: Scaleforum 2016

Postby Knuckles » Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:50 pm

I'll be up on the Sunday.

For the last S4 meet up a few asked if I was bringing some SCC samples up. I'm thinking this time I might if there is interest, would just be a couple of loco bodies if so.

Worth doing?
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Re: Scaleforum 2016

Postby Steve Carter » Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:10 pm

Knuckles wrote:I'll be up on the Sunday.

For the last S4 meet up a few asked if I was bringing some SCC samples up. I'm thinking this time I might if there is interest, would just be a couple of loco bodies if so.

Worth doing?


Certainly is. Scaleforum is an ideal event to share new things.

See you there.

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Re: Scaleforum 2016

Postby John McAleely » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:02 pm

If you fancy picking up your ticket in advance, there are two more hours before I close the sales:

http://www.scalefour.org/scaleforum/tickets

I'll flip the off switch at 11pm.

Tickets will then be available on the door.

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Re: Scaleforum 2016

Postby Andy W » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:43 pm

Knuckles, bring some samples for those of us still stuck in etched kit mode. Will you be around on Sunday?
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Re: Scaleforum 2016

Postby kelly » Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:01 pm

I may have the start of some projects with me on the DEMU stand, depends what I pack tomorrow (mainly 4EPB and 465, though due to warping the 4EPB needs to be restarted).
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Re: Scaleforum 2016

Postby Knuckles » Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:46 am

Andy W wrote:Knuckles, bring some samples for those of us still stuck in etched kit mode. Will you be around on Sunday?



Yup, will be there Sunday - its the only day I can come to these events.

No idea what you look like but I've had my mug on the board posts for a while now so you could recognise me possibly. :)
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Re: Scaleforum 2016

Postby Armchair Modeller » Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:55 pm

Excellent show - well worth a visit.

Well done everyone! :thumb

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Re: Scaleforum 2016

Postby Philip Hall » Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:54 pm

Today's picture of those who were at the first Society get together.

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Will post the second one tomorrow.

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Re: Scaleforum 2016

Postby John Donnelly » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:09 am

The traffic down from Geordie land was pretty much non existent so I'm already sat in the car park at 9am waiting for the show to open...

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Re: Scaleforum 2016

Postby Horsetan » Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:16 am

Never seen a working Solari board on a layout before.

Brilliant. :thumb

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Re: Scaleforum 2016

Postby John McAleely » Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:25 am

Philip Hall wrote:Today's picture of those who were at the first Society get together.
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Left to right: Jane Pearce, Ian Stockley, Martin Morley, Eddie Bourne, Tony Wilkins, Rob Thompson, Chris McCarthy, Mike Peascod, Brian Pearce

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Re: Scaleforum 2016

Postby Mike Garwood » Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:47 pm

Just like to thank Terry and his team for a marvellous day out. Some superb modelling on display. Well done to all concerned.

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Re: Scaleforum 2016

Postby PeteT » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:49 pm

Brilliant weekend spent as part of the Glevum area demo. Thanks to all involved in organising the event, & those who came across for conversations.

Lots of inspiration to crack on with modelling now the nights are drawing in!

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Re: Scaleforum 2016

Postby Highpeak » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:01 pm

This was my first visit to Scalefour and I have to say it was worth every penny it cost to make the trip from the USA.

Quite apart from the opportunities for commerce with and advice from with the Jeremy and the Society stores and all the traders, the atmosphere was terrific, the layouts inspiring, the vintage models thought-provoking (along with Iain Rice's sweatshirt: "we're all here because we're not all here") and the opportunity to see and talk to the demonstrators invaluable.

I was able to take my first effort at locomotive building (an Easichas Bachmann 3F) over and after some attention from Paul Willis see it benefit from a couple of hours running in on the DRAG test track, for which I am deeply indebted to Rod Cameron and his team. No way of doing that with the little piece of track I have so far built.

I learned a lot in the time I spent with Paul, John Chambers and Howard Bolton, and a special thanks to Richard Simmons for his encouragement and advice.

As the advert said (at least in the US) for the airfare, the rental car and the hotel there's Mastercard, Scaleforum was priceless.

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Re: Scaleforum 2016

Postby kelly » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:34 pm

An excellent show. Thanks for organising it. Had a great time on the DEMU stand. Came home with a lot of items (mainly baseboards from Tim Horn), and some bargains from the Bring & Buy.

Somehow managed to leave my walking stick behind though! apparently one might have been seen in the road near the stadium...
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Re: Scaleforum 2016

Postby Andy W » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:06 am

Thanks to all involved for organising another terrific show.
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Re: Scaleforum 2016

Postby Jim Summers » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:20 am

Can't let Monday morning pass without thanking all concerned for another fine Scaleforum.

The chat, the demonstrators, the test track and the retrospective, together with the amiable traders and friendly layout operators, all made for that Scalefour experience which is to be treasured.

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Re: Scaleforum 2016

Postby steamraiser » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:43 am

My favourite was the wagon tippler on Green Street.

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Gone.

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Re: Scaleforum 2016

Postby John Donnelly » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:46 am

So, a 500 mile round trip for my first visit to Scaleforum (although I have visited S4N a number of times).

Great show, good location and I managed to pick up a few bit and pieces so congratulations to all involved.

I do, however, find myself asking if I'll go again and I think the answer is no. There was nothing at all wrong with the show, I thoroughly enjoyed it but I'm just not convinced that, for me at least, it offers much that S4N doesn't already offer to justify the journey...

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Re: Scaleforum 2016

Postby David52A » Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:02 pm

Enjoyed the show. Thank you to those involved in staging the event.

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Re: Scaleforum 2016

Postby Lord Colnago » Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:17 pm

I would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved in the running of the show, in whatever capacity. I hope you had an enjoyable weekend and found some time to have a look around the show. Your efforts on our behalf are very much appreciated.

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Re: Scaleforum 2016

Postby Rod Cameron » Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:26 pm

The DRAG team had great fun on the test track, and found out a few things about it ourselves (!) as well as providing test facilities for others. This included enabling Highpeak to test and run-in his first chassis as he mentioned above; testing some locos for Kelly prior to putting them in the Bring-and-Buy; and some work-in-progress testing on a Brassmasters Princess.

On a more light-hearted note we had Ivan Tan with his East German stock on Saturday, complete with national anthem and uplifting Communist marching videos (also thanks to Alan Monk for making his East German stock available throughout the weekend); and Bernie Baker's clockwork P4 0-2-2-0 on Sunday. Bernie also took me (a DCC novice) through the basics of consists with his double-headed Class 14 tanker train. DRAG were also made redundant for much of Saturday afternoon as several younger visitors drove the trains.

We had a much better drive back to Devon than the one up on Friday, with the van unloaded at DRAG HQ by 10:30 and delivered back to the hire company just after 11.
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Re: Scaleforum 2016

Postby kelly » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:09 pm

steamraiser wrote:My favourite was the wagon tippler on Green Street.

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Going.

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Gone.

Gordon A


I asked them politely if they'd allow me to video the tippler, so when I find where the camera went when I unloaded I'll upload it to youtube and post here.
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