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  Topic: El Cheapo Solering Iron....Lidl.
Simon Hargraves

Replies: 0
Views: 949

PostForum: Modelling Tips   Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:21 pm   Subject: El Cheapo Solering Iron....Lidl.
Following a tip-off, I ambled up the hill to my local Lidl today and bought one of these: https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/Non-Food-Offers.htm?articleId=6988&ar=7
While I have several other soldering ir ...
  Topic: Over thirty years since the Model Railway Constructor passed
Simon Hargraves

Replies: 9
Views: 1373

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:24 pm   Subject: Over thirty years since the Model Railway Constructor passed
I, too, remember the fateful day when I picked up my copy of MRC as usual from the newsagent at Lewes Railway Station.
A quick look through during my tea break at work, and at the top of the editoria ...
  Topic: Wealden Rly Group's Small Layout Show 2017
Simon Hargraves

Replies: 7
Views: 2068

PostForum: Events   Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:51 pm   Subject: Wealden Rly Group's Small Layout Show 2017
Shame I won't be able to make it....not feeling up to riding the bike today due to a bug of some sort, so have gone to the Surrey 7mmNGA open day at Merstham by train instead...
Hope all goes well an ...
  Topic: Dave Brewer Memorial Challenge 2016
Simon Hargraves

Replies: 16
Views: 6869

PostForum: Events   Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:53 pm   Subject: Dave Brewer Memorial Challenge 2016
Thanks Bob,
I'll look into that!
Regards,
Simon.
  Topic: Dave Brewer Memorial Challenge 2016
Simon Hargraves

Replies: 16
Views: 6869

PostForum: Events   Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:48 pm   Subject: Dave Brewer Memorial Challenge 2016
Hi Simon,
I didn't think you were criticising, sorry if my previous post gave that impression!

The M25 and especially the Dartford Crossing is a major headache for some of us on a regular basis as ...
  Topic: Dave Brewer Memorial Challenge 2016
Simon Hargraves

Replies: 16
Views: 6869

PostForum: Events   Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:56 pm   Subject: Dave Brewer Memorial Challenge 2016
As ExpoNG is organised by a club which has its roots in Greenwich (although we no longer meet there) it is pretty much inevitable that the venue will be in the south east......in fact, Swanley is rath ...
  Topic: Dave Brewer Memorial Challenge 2016
Simon Hargraves

Replies: 16
Views: 6869

PostForum: Events   Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:26 pm   Subject: Dave Brewer Memorial Challenge 2016
I've also started my entry (H0e).......
Bob's is looking good; it's a pity you can't make it down.
The size limits are more about available space than anything else; I suppose SOME sort of limit is ...
  Topic: Dave Brewer Memorial Challenge 2016
Simon Hargraves

Replies: 16
Views: 6869

PostForum: Events   Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:48 am   Subject: Dave Brewer Memorial Challenge 2016
The challenge for next year's ExpoNG has now been announced, full information is here: http://expong.org/dave-brewer-challenge
Simon.
  Topic: American Short Lines Book
Simon Hargraves

Replies: 16
Views: 6525

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:43 am   Subject: American Short Lines Book
It's the track plans that interest me as well as the general location; I have an alcove that a continuous run could just about fit in N.....I doubt it'll be directly based on the Union RR of Oregon th ...
  Topic: American Short Lines Book
Simon Hargraves

Replies: 16
Views: 6525

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:07 pm   Subject: American Short Lines Book
Got my copy from Chris today at Tolworth Showtrain.......excellent reading!
Must admit the photo reproduction doesn't really bother me as it's what I'm used to from years of MTI and its predecessors. ...
  Topic: SRI 3
Simon Hargraves

Replies: 7
Views: 3225

PostForum: Article Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:53 am   Subject: SRI 3
Mine was in the mailbox when I got back from work yesterday.
Very good mix of articles; I was especially impressed with the brickwork on Orchard End.
I'll have to pop up to Tweedbank some time...... ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
Simon Hargraves

Replies: 279
Views: 67768

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:35 am   Subject: 1860 and all that
The livery sounds good, Giles......it'll certainly be different!
I'm sure I've seen (both in GW Absorbed Locos and books on South Wales Railways) several examples of former saddle tanks of various pr ...
  Topic: Query about Peco OO/HO large radius point
Simon Hargraves

Replies: 5
Views: 3443

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:41 am   Subject: Query about Peco OO/HO large radius point
What was the source of the info on line? I wonder whether somebody has simply mistaken 5' for 4' (or vice versa).
Simon.
  Topic: Tadworth show, September 5th
Simon Hargraves

Replies: 9
Views: 4060

PostForum: Events   Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:12 am   Subject: Tadworth show, September 5th
Some very nice layouts there, Giles, thanks for posting the photographs!
It seems strange that there aren't many SR layouts in N; ok so there isn't exactly a cornucopia of applicable r-t-r available, ...
  Topic: Crochat 50cm gauge locos?
Simon Hargraves

Replies: 6
Views: 2979

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:47 pm   Subject: Crochat 50cm gauge locos?
Hi Simon,
I take it you're aware that there's a drawing and some technical details of these Crochats in Sarah Wright's book "Tramways a Vapeur Du Tarn" (Oakwood Press 2001)?

The author s ...
 
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