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2019 S4 North

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:46 pm
by RedDragon
Do we have a layout list for this exhibition that can be published.

Re: 2019 S4 North

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:59 pm
by Terry Bendall
I know that James is a bit busy these days so to assist without wishing to intrude onto his patch, this is the list reported to the November committee meeting:

Dewsbury – GNR 1910s
Eastwood – BR(MR) 1950s
Midland Sidings – LMS 1930s
Newton Yard – BR(MR) 1960s
Rolvenden – Col. Stephens 1920s
St Merryn – BR(SR) 1950s
United Mills – Scottish industrial 1960s

Road vehicle modelling – The National Road Vehicle Modelling Society
Building LNER coaches – Richard Whitehouse (LNER Society)
Simple chassis construction – Paul Gittins
Modelling buildings – Karl Crowther
Etched kit construction – Ian Macdonald
Building flatbottom track – Terry Bendall

Terry Bendall

Re: 2019 S4 North

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:01 pm
by kelly
Issue 211 will have full details as well from what Tim posted in the thread relating to that issue.

Re: 2019 S4 North

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:06 pm
by Tony Sullivan
Eastwood is an Lancashire & Yorkshire layout set around the first world war

Tony Sullivan

Re: 2019 S4 North

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:31 am
by ColinMcC
Midland Sidings features the Midland Railway in the early 1920s (i.e. just before the grouping).

Re: 2019 S4 North

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:25 am
by John McAleely
I have the pleasure of posting revised Bring and Buy forms this morning. Moving to these new forms would be appreciated, if you have already started work on the older forms posted earlier in the year.

Re: 2019 S4 North

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:27 am
by John McAleely
I'm hopeful I can more fully list the shows attractions on this website shortly. In the mean time, do download the full guide (PDF).

Re: 2019 S4 North

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:44 pm
by raynolton
Couple of pics of United Mills in its first appearance at Glasgow ModelRail last weekend.

Re: 2019 S4 North

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:01 am
by Le Corbusier
From the photos, the back scene looks remarkably good .... how was it achieved?

Re: 2019 S4 North

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:57 pm
by dcockling
Just three weeks until Scalefour North

Dewsbury GNR

Re: 2019 S4 North

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:23 pm
by raynolton
Le Corbusier wrote:From the photos, the back scene looks remarkably good .... how was it achieved?

Hi Tim
My apologies for the delay in replying, I failed to notice your post! The back scene is a proprietary item from "id Backscenes" bought via Howard Scenics. The descriptor is "Harvest Hills": I have no idea where it was taken, although we suspect it may be the Brecon Beacons. It looks very similar to the Lomond Hills north of Dunfermline, and was the main reason I set the layout in the Cowdenbeath/Kelty area ( just 10 miles north of my home.
If you make it to Scalefour North then please give me a shout, otherwise there's more info coming in May's BRM.

Re: 2019 S4 North

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:16 am
by Re6/6
I.D. Backscenes do a huge range of good quality mainly UK backscenes 10ft long in either good quality paper or more expensive self adhesive vinyl.

Around 1ft sections of #202 pack A


This is a rough experiment using #202 pack D. The distance from phone to vertical backscene was around 50cm.
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Re: 2019 S4 North

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:29 pm
by Enigma
Thanks for the link but there doesn't seem to be the 'dirty urban industrial northern city' design that I need. I'll have to get some photos and a paintbrush out!

Re: 2019 S4 North

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:44 pm
by Bernie
WRT demonstrations, could someone show the use of an RSU? I have one on order, but would still like to see one used in anger before I vapourise my bogies.



Re: 2019 S4 North

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:14 pm
by David B
If we can find a table and power point, I will go through the RSU with you, Bernie.

I have been invited to demonstrate resistance soldering for the whole weekend at Scaleforum in September and will have a second unit available for modellers to have a go themselves.

Re: 2019 S4 North

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:32 pm
by Bernie
That would be tremendous David, thank you. Hopefully come September I'll be flying along and maybe help out with the demo?

Thanks again,

Re: 2019 S4 North

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:40 am
by David B
A trader having dropped out, I have been offered a table so I will set up my RSU and a second one for anyone who has questions or would like a go. I won't be there all the time as I have another job taking photographs at the show, but I will be available at various times on both days.

If anyone going to the show has a specific question or would like to bring anything along, then do so and perhaps drop me a PM as well.

Re: 2019 S4 North

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:12 am
by CDGFife
I was looking forward to attending S4N this weekend for both days and operating Ray's United Mills layout. UNfortunately Jacki done something drastic to her back and I can't leave her on her own. That leaves me with a hotel room and breakfast booked at the Rhubarb Triangle Permier Inn in wakefield (walkeable from QEGS). If anyone is in need of a bed for Saturday night drop me a pm.

Hope the rest of you enjoy the show and all goes well



Re: 2019 S4 North

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:51 pm
by John Donnelly
Thanks to all for a cracking show yesterday. Loads to see, lots to talk about and the highlight, despite it being set 70 years to early for my normal interests, was Dewsbury with what have to be the best looking baseboards I've ever seen...


Re: 2019 S4 North

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:01 pm
by Philip Hall
Yes, as always it was a very good day out. Good journeys each way (apart from the early start!) although the HST on the way back was uncharacteristically bumpy. Some fine modelling and we bumped into huge numbers of old friends. And some very good food, which is course the only reason we came all that way. Many thanks to James and the team.


Re: 2019 S4 North

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:32 pm
by steamraiser
A really enjoyable weekend. Beer, curry, spending money at the show and talking to the demonstrators and many friends. A good selection of layouts and trade.
Dodo with my etched P4 chassis paid a visit to Rolvenden K&ESR with the managements permission late Saturday afternoon fort running trials.
A fourteen wagon train with a high percentage of white metal wagons tackling the gradients out of Rolvenden station caused some wheel slip.


Gordon A

Re: 2019 S4 North

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:18 pm
by Bernie
A wonderful day oop north for the mrs and I. Wonderful layouts both complete and in progress.
I would like to thank a few people if I may? Steve Carter for a great welcome, Jeremy Suter for his usual superness and the stewards and all the others in the backround that made it happen.

Traders of personal note were Ambis (sorry I don't know his name), Phil of SLW, Derek Russan (and Matt) of Eileen's Emporium, John Redrup of LRM, Colin of AG, and most of all Chris G of High Level Kits. I am sorry if that sounds like a plug for them, but they really took the time out to make this newcomer understand a little bit more. I really appreciated it.

David B of this great parish gave me a lightbulb moment with his RSU demonstration. A hugely talented man, Sir!
If I ever create something of note, it will be down to you. Thank you.

I would like to also thank the staff and customers of The College public house for a pleasant few hours waiting for my train, and lastly the passengers in my carriage for a most relaxing return home.

Super day out.

Re: 2019 S4 North

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:25 pm
by Hardwicke
Many thanks to a wonderful weekend. Lots of friends there, so much that I hardly moved a couple of feet without having a conversation. I failed to fully check Brassmasters, London Road, Eileen's, Bill Hudson, Ambis, Alan Gibson, Coastal, Mousa, Sutton or Protocab, but I knew what I wanted to buy this weekend and will now have a fully working and detailed loco soon. Apologies.
I also took a few photos.
The silver streak that was called 'Saskia" has gone to the scrapyard and a blue ( LNER, nanking or is it chromatic) is it's replacement. Will my next car be Apple Green, followed by black, then BR early blue and then brunswick?

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Paint chip photshopped out to save embarrasment.

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bit of photoshop to hide the baseboard edge !

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Rescued from the ESLR !




Re: 2019 S4 North

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:43 am
by Enigma
I had a good weeknd, thanks to all who dropped by and talked chassis. However, I have returned home without my venerable orange anglepoise lamp. I don't really understand how I could have done this as I packed everything away and stacked it while I went to get my car. Please let me know if it has appeared as I have had it a very long time and am rather attached to it!

EDIT - it's been found so 'panic' over!

Re: 2019 S4 North

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:06 am
by nigelcliffe
Is Terry studying the results on his pools coupon ?
..... Rolvenden 3, United Mills 3

- Nigel