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Dave Searle

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    2FS (Lewes, LBSCR, 1886), N (Hinksey Yard, EWS, 2010), P4 (West Wittering, LBSCR, 1884), O (LBSCR)

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  1. Hi, We'll be there with Hinksey Yard (stand E29): Cheers, Dave
  2. We're back on the road this weekend, making the long trek from Epsom to the Tolworth show. Our first show in nearly two years. Will be good to be back out and about. Do drop by. Cheers, Dave
  3. Hi Gene, It might be worth trying Ian Maccormac Models: Renamed and renumbered 7mm Dapol Terrier Cheers, Dave
  4. The following information is taken from pages 149-150 of Railway Appliances. A description of details of railway construction by J. Wolfe Barry, 1884 (4th edition) [Ottley 2415]. "Some carriages are made without any spring buffers, and are coupled together tightly at the centre of the head-stock without any slack in the draw-bars. This arrangement is common in the United States and in other countries where the long American carriages are adopted. Tight coupling has also been used for some time past in England on the London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway for the ordinary description of passenger carriages, and fig. 178 (see next page) shows the arrangement of the tight centre coupling adopted on that railway. A hard wood block (a) surrounded on all sides but on its rear with iron, is placed at the centre of every head-stock; a flat coupling-bar (f) runs through the centre of the block, and is attached at either end by a pin (c) to a short draw-bar (d) which transfers the tractive pull to the frame of the carriage. At the other end of the draw-bar there is a screw (c) with a nut on it, which is turned to tighten up or slacken the coupling by a ratchet spanner (f) hanging vertically below the carriage. This adjusting nut presses by a ball and socket joint against the frame of the carriage, and allows of a small amount of necessary horizontal or vertical play of the coupling. To couple up two of these carriages a man goes beneath the carriage, and puts the pin through the holes in the links of the draw-bar and in the coupling-bar. A few turns of the nut by means of the ratchet spanner then tighten up the coupling, and the carriage is rigidly connected with its neighbour. The arrangement shown is used for short traffic trains which are not uncoupled for months together. If it were necessary to couple and uncouple frequently the pin might be put in from above, through the floor of the carriage." Cheers, Dave
  5. Hi, The Epsom & Ewell 2021 show at NESCOT (24/25 April 2021) has also been cancelled. Cheers, Dave
  6. I've been using a mini worktop based on a breadboard balanced on top of a box. It has a mini precision vice, a jeweller's bench pin and a tufnol worksurface. I'm now building it into a more complex mini-bench based around an 8" square lab-jack and lighting: Cheers, Dave
  7. Don had been a member of the Epsom and Ewell club for many years. For many visitors to our NESCOT exhibition, he and Pauline would be welcoming faces on the entrance desk. He will be greatly missed. Dave
  8. It's the Cliftonville Spur on the right. Cheers, Dave
  9. The artist may have based it on this Bennett photograph (Plate 58 in Klaus Marx's "The Bennett Collection"): Cheers, Dave
  10. The Epsom Show at NESCOT, due to take place on 25th and 26th April 2020, has been cancelled. The Epsom & Ewell Model Railway Club has reluctantly taken this decision in the best interest of the health of all visitors, exhibitors, traders and stewards due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The government’s scientific advisers predict the peak in infections will occur in late May/early June, just after the time that the show was due to be held. The show involves a significant financial investment by Club and there was a high likelihood of either cancellation or a significantly reduced attendance. There was no prospect of being able to insure against these risks and a loss would have had serious impact on the club. We hope to be able to hold The Epsom Show at NESCOT, on 24th and 25th April 2021. We would like to thank all this year's exhibitors and traders for their support and hope they all stay safe. Regards, Dave
  11. Unfortunately Foxcote New Pit have had to withdraw for personal reasons. Cheers, Dave
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    CANCELLED Epsom and Ewell Model Railway Club's 2020 Exhibition Saturday 25th April and Sunday 26th April 2020 at the North East Surrey College of Technology (NESCOT), Reigate Road, Ewell, Surrey KT17 3DS Full details on our Website
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    CANCELLED Epsom and Ewell Model Railway Club's 202 Exhibition Saturday 25th April and Sunday 26th April 2020 at the North East Surrey College of Technology (NESCOT), Reigate Road, Ewell, Surrey KT17 3DS Full details on our Website
  14. CANCELLED Epsom and Ewell Model Railway Club's 2020 Exhibition Saturday 25th April and Sunday 26th April 2020 at the North East Surrey College of Technology (NESCOT), Reigate Road, Ewell, Surrey KT17 3DS Full details on our Website Opening Times Saturday 25th 10 am - 5:30 pm Sunday 26th 10 am - 5 pm Admission Adults £7.00 Accompanied Children (under 16) Free Refreshments available FREE on-site parking for 500 cars Level access for the disabled Layouts attending Bicsdale, 4mm/ft OO Gauge, BR(W) Early 1950’s Canute Road Quay, 4mm/ft OO Gauge, Southampton Docks 1946-49 Elcot Road, 4mm/ft P4, Network South East 1988 Elkington-on-Sea, 7mm/ft 16.5mm, Tramway system Foxcote New Pit, 2mm/ft 9.42mm, Somerset Coal field Hassell Hill Colliery, 7mm/ft O Gauge, North Staffordshire Colliery - 1920's & 30's Heybridge Wharf, 3mm/ft 14.2mm, Light Railway BR Eastern Region, Early 1950s Hinksey Yard, 2mm/ ft N Gauge, Virtual Quarry - 2010 Hornby Junction, 4mm/ ft OO Gauge, Drive your own train Lakebank, 3mm/ft 14.2mm, LMS Ex-Furness Railway Branch – 1923 to 1930 Mers Les Bains, 1:32, 1950’s France Cote de Picardie narrow gauge Much Murkle, 4mm/ft OO Gauge, GWR 1930’s Herefordshire Norwich Central, 7mm/ft O Gauge, GER and M&GN 1900 to 1914 Stapleforth St.Stephens, 2mm/ ft N Gauge, Modern Image-circa 1995 to Present Surrey Arms, 4mm/ft EM, 1950s BR (Southern) The Yard, 7mm/ ft O Gauge, Industrial Standard and Narrow Gauge Live Steam, 7¼in & 5in mixed gauge, Miniature Railway Rides Traders attending Ace Products Addlestone Models All Components Branchlines C&L Finescale Modelling Ltd. D C Kits D E Videos Dart Castings Eileen's Emporium Freestone Model Accessories Green Scenes Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust (Surrey Area Support Group) Model Railway Development MSC Models N Brass Locomotives Plus Daughters Rail Books Roger Carpenter Photos Roxey Mouldings Roxley Models South Eastern Finecast Club second-hand stand.
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