LesGros wrote:I too was pondering what tools would be sensible to pack for use at the workshops.
[ Not worried about hold baggage, but would like to leave my car parked at B&B at least on the Saturday]
What do the "tutors" recommend?
As set out in the July issue of the News (no, I haven't had time to read it yet either...):
"Those attending the workshops for the construction of the common crossing or the turnout blades will need to bring with them their basic track building toolkit to include as a minimum the few simple tools listed below:
● 25 watt soldering iron; soldering iron stand; solder and flux suitable for your preferred rail material;
● 8 inch or 6 inch second cut or smooth cut hand file; preferably with a file handle fitted;
● Smooth cut flat needle file;
● Small clamp-on vice;
● Suitable means of cleaning rail ready for soldering, such as a glass fibre brush;
● Template for the turnout that you would like to construct;
● Rail cutters;
● Ruler and felt tip marker pen;
● Set of track gauges to P4 standards including a crossing flangeway gauge;
● Scalefour Society crossing vee and switch blade filing jigs if you have them.
Please contact Terry Bendall in cases of any difficulties with the items listed.
Those attending the workshops for the construction of the Exactoscale turnout kit will need to bring with them the following:
● A craft knife or scalpel;
● A cutting mat or offcut of scrap card about the size of an A4 size page;
● Cocktail Sticks;
● Blu-Tack or similar;
● Any P4 gauges you have;
● You may find it useful to bring a magnifying glass or headband magnifier."