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28 minutes ago, Mallard60022 said:

If people would be comfortable with arriving Friday evening at the Willoughby (not at your place) or early Saturday morning (say 09.00) at yours and staying over on two or even three nights at the Willoughby (or alternative accommodation in the area), then there could be one and a half full days modelling and then anyone able to stay on on later Sunday afternoon, then leaving or staying over, could take advantage of your kind LB running offer Tony? It would have to fair to you & MO though that there was a full time called at your place on the Saturday evening & Sunday. If you then chose to go to the Pub with anybody in the evenings, then fine.

Phil

Thanks Phil,

 

I'm seeing the pub's proprietor on Thursday. I'll report back.

 

For my own part, if a weekend course did take place (probably next year with my current commitments), I'd want no personal fee, though donations to CRUK would be requested.

 

Speaking of CRUK, we're now almost at £3,000.00 in donations this year (including yours - many thanks) - and it's still just May!

 

Regards,

 

Tony. 

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6 hours ago, MarkC said:

Many thanks, Tony. I'll probably fit a High Level gearbox and the biggest motor I can fit into the beast when it gets to the top of the pile.

 

I suspect that you're right - the Hornby offering will have probably put the kybosh on the kit being produced, if indeed it was still being produced. They do still come up on eBay occasionally, of course.

 

Cheers

Mark

Thanks Mark,

 

The arrival of the RTR Hornby L1 (in 2010) immediately killed-off Mike Russell's DMR etched kit for one. A pity, because almost all the work had been done, and the proving model looked beautiful. However, it just wasn't worth Mike spending some more cash to bring it to (effectively) a market for which there was no demand. I'd have loved to have built one.

 

Regards,

 

Tony. 

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A workshop day / weekend sounds a great idea. I would really enjoy the chance to have a couple of days uninterrupted modelling time. Count me in if the weekend can work for me.

Where would all the soldering irons go? Perhaps convert the garage into a mini work room for the weekend?

Richard

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13 minutes ago, richard i said:

A workshop day / weekend sounds a great idea. I would really enjoy the chance to have a couple of days uninterrupted modelling time. Count me in if the weekend can work for me.

Where would all the soldering irons go? Perhaps convert the garage into a mini work room for the weekend?

Richard

Hello Richard

 

Soldering irons? surely you would be attending "Clive's Plastic Bashing Session"?

 

I am prepared to do a session on plastic card modelling.

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1 hour ago, Mallard60022 said:

Not enough grunt through the power pipes Clive. I am only running in 1.2Amps at the moment and the loco's were consuming most of that so the DCC80s were not getting their fill. They are an OK Unit and were OK as a stop gap for me.

Phil

That was also my experience. I was running my whole layout on an NCE Powercab, and I had some problems with the autofrogs not firing properly. When I upgraded to a 5 amp system, they worked fine.

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9 hours ago, richard i said:

A workshop day / weekend sounds a great idea. I would really enjoy the chance to have a couple of days uninterrupted modelling time. Count me in if the weekend can work for me.

Where would all the soldering irons go? Perhaps convert the garage into a mini work room for the weekend?

Richard

The course wouldn't be at my house, Richard,

 

If I takes place, it'll be in the room in the pub, or even in the village hall.......................

 

Regards,

 

Tony. 

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9 hours ago, thegreenhowards said:

That was also my experience. I was running my whole layout on an NCE Powercab, and I had some problems with the autofrogs not firing properly. When I upgraded to a 5 amp system, they worked fine.

Exactly as it was for me and it was Clive that almost solved that. I had no idea that the DCC80s were electro/mechanical.

He did get a reward of me not messing about with his train set!

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14 hours ago, Clive Mortimore said:

Hello Richard

 

Soldering irons? surely you would be attending "Clive's Plastic Bashing Session"?

 

I am prepared to do a session on plastic card modelling.

I really should be attending a course on electrics as that is my Achilles heel. Anything to do with electricity is just a complete mystery to me. I get confused by the articles. I then hand them to the misses who reads them once and laughs at how simple it all is. 

That though could be a very stressful weekend. 

Richard

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3 minutes ago, richard i said:

I really should be attending a course on electrics as that is my Achilles heel. Anything to do with electricity is just a complete mystery to me. I get confused by the articles. I then hand them to the misses who reads them once and laughs at how simple it all is. 

That though could be a very stressful weekend. 

Richard

Hi Richard

 

When you are back in England I can go through basic sparks with you at your pace.

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Returning (very briefly) to the discussion regarding RTR and kits...................

 

709954210_HornbyJ3606.jpg.a43559a4a5bf8eaf6fd117e576a76064.jpg

 

I concede! I have never gone to this much trouble in detailing any loco I've made.

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5 minutes ago, Mallard60022 said:

Richard, here are some pics of previous workshops. The first https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_05/thXTENPT8S.jpg.14707b26c1d5defe572fcf94db43b54f.jpgis me explaining to participants about the arrangements for tea and cake and the others are actual shots taken during the course(s).

The workspace all ready for participants.

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_05/th7MB5UO4A.jpg.73bf0978e4623f2007b1e45118f30597.jpg

 

Soldering session

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_05/thNK3LXJ91.jpg.578f235157439c1008cbfbd339a83a25.jpg

 

Someone's  equipment for the sessions.

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_05/IMG_0003.JPG.6d79747330dad060087180df722e8c31.JPG

 

Class A electrickery and wiring effort from a pupil participant that had worked with Clive. As you can see you will have no bother sorting your wires and bendy bits.

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_05/Img_0036.jpg.9f14a92190a4b1b7aa268f51b8e0d89c.jpg

 

….and finally, the show and tell at the end of the course

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_05/625719537_RMLittleBytham42.jpg.47ebf8c141e1e6f8ea3ccd00074a319e.jpg.539b947bec9e0070418dfd576d2a869e.jpg

As you can see (courtesy of Mr W) the last picture shows that in a weekend, one can produce a neat little layout that passes muster. One or two things to adjust but hey, that will only take a minute or two.

Yu will love it mate. Any Course/Workshop involving Mr W will cure all I can tell you from several personal experiences.

 

All the best and I do hope to meet you whenever, if my Wardens let me out for a few hours.

Phil

 

I just got a very funny look from my colleagues with my laughing - I'm supposed to be staring at spreadsheets not this :D

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2 hours ago, richard i said:

I really should be attending a course on electrics as that is my Achilles heel. Anything to do with electricity is just a complete mystery to me.

 

One in, one out, one to ground.  And don't let the smoke out.

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Posted (edited)

Phil,

you must stop calling them Wardens, they are Nurses its just that they need to make sure your secure. Do they ever take you into Retford as it;s only just up the road from your place.:rolleyes:

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At least they are wearing eye protection - the tears won't spoil the job then.

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Being serious (difficult for me, I know), if ever there were a fundamental modelling technique which must be mastered by all (serious) participants in this great hobby, it's SOLDERING; both electrical and constructional. 

 

Without acquiring the requisite skills, wiring up a layout will be well-nigh impossible (unless some 'modernists' know otherwise) and as for building anything in brass/nickel silver/white metal, if glue (of any kind) is used for the basic construction - ugh! 

 

Unless 'one' pays someone to do it all for you. The problem is 'one' is then stuffed if anything goes wrong, and, anyway, parsimony is a most useful item in my own modelling 'toolbox'. 

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Posted (edited)

IMG_0003.JPG.6d79747330dad060087180df722e8c31.jpeg.970454dd601225a90d00f7ec0a1dcd63.jpeg

 

That vacuum cleaner must be 50 years old:sungum:

My parents had one back when I had long hair. The blow end made a really good hair drier. Proper job as well, none of this bagless stuff with loads of filters to get blocked up then need cleaning out with the attendant huge cloud of dust:cry:.

Thought, when I typed in blow end, why did the auto prompt suggest I used the word job:no:?

 

Edit: No edit changed my mind:wacko:

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7 hours ago, Tony Wright said:

Returning (very briefly) to the discussion regarding RTR and kits...................

 

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_05/709954210_HornbyJ3606.jpg.a43559a4a5bf8eaf6fd117e576a76064.jpg

 

I concede! I have never gone to this much trouble in detailing any loco I've made.

 

BRM now has the video of the Hornby J36 uploaded for all to see on YouTube. 

I have to say mine is the smoothest running RTR loco, straight out of the box, that I have ever purchased.

 

 

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3 hours ago, great central said:

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_05/IMG_0003.JPG.6d79747330dad060087180df722e8c31.jpeg.970454dd601225a90d00f7ec0a1dcd63.jpeg

 

That vacuum cleaner must be 50 years oldhttps://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/emoticons/default_sun_bespectacled.gif

My parents had one back when I had long hair. The blow end made a really good hair drier. Proper job as well, none of this bagless stuff with loads of filters to get blocked up then need cleaning out with the attendant huge cloud of dusthttps://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/emoticons/default_cray.gif.

Thought, when I typed in blow end, why did the auto prompt suggest I used the word jobhttps://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/emoticons/default_no.gif?

 

Edit: No edit changed my mindhttps://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/emoticons/default_wacko.png

What's a job end then?

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