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Author Topic: TaD-Rail 2017 - Tring and District MRC Sat 14th October - Come and Meet Atso!  (Read 349 times)

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Offline Roy L S

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Hi Everyone

A shameless plug for our forthcoming show: -

TaD-Rail 2017 takes place this coming Saturday, 14th October.

It takes place at the Cottesloe School, Aylesbury Road, Wing, Near Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 0NY

OPENING TIMES: 10.30 am - 4.30 pm

ADMISSION: Adults £6.00 Children £3.50 Family £14.00

Our annual exhibition is well known locally, and has been very successful since we moved from Ashlyns School in Berkhamsted five years ago. The school offers light airy rooms and an excellent canteen area where we will be serving light refreshments.

There is adequate free parking on site and we provide a free programme. The layouts are of a high standard with several having featured in the model railway magazines and local exhibitions. The traders are well known and stock a wide variety on model railway supplies in several gauges.

List of Traders Attending :
Roneo Models
Keith's Model Railways
AGR Model Railway Store (Leighton Buzzard)
Raylo
12 Volts DC
Model Scenery Supplies
Starlight Models
Len Bunning Books

Layouts booked to attend: -
Eigh Bay Halt-0 Gauge - Midland Railway 1914.
Mill Falls-H0 Gauge - Eastern USA -1950's DCC
The Abingdon Branch-00 Finescale - BR 1960
Milverton-N Gauge - BR/WR/SR 1960's
Longcarse West - P4 - BR Diesel 1980's
Swansea Yard, MPD and Swanport - N Gauge
Penpoll Quay-0 - Gauge Finescale - BR/WR 1950's
Ilfracombe East - 009 Gauge- Lynton & Barnstaple 1920-30's
Hayling Island-N Gauge - BR/SR 1950's
Shepherd's Mine-009 Gauge
Loddonsee-H0 Gauge - Austrian 1950's to 2000
Loddonside -00 Gauge - BR MPD 1960's DCC
Cheriton Bishop - 00 Finescale - BR/WR/SR 1950/60
Byway MPD - 00 Gauge - BR/LMS - 1950/60
Battlefield Estate - 0 Gauge - Industrial 1930's
Symonds Green Brewery-009 Gauge - 1930/50's
Cobra Canyon - N Gauge - USA/Canadian Rockies.
Braysdale - N Gauge - (S&C) 1950/60's
 

List of Demonstrations/Society Stands: -
Steve Dacosta (Atso-Cad) demo building N gauge wagon kits plus 3D printed locos
Train simulator
Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway
Friends of the NRM

Nearest Railway Stations: -
Leighton Buzzard [2.24 miles]
Cheddington [3.6 miles]
« Last Edit: October 11, 2017, 10:38:17 pm by Only Me »

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Just been advised that The trader 12Volts DC have pulled out at the last minute due to unforeseen circumstances.

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A decent mix of layouts and trade.  And I did not spend too much

Really good to have a long conversation with "Mr Atso".

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Wanted very much to go -- but the missus insisted we go to my friend's wedding instead.  :'(

Do you have any photos you could share?

Cheers, NeMo

A decent mix of layouts and trade.  And I did not spend too much

Really good to have a long conversation with "Mr Atso".

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What a rotter!!  Sadly no photos. I don't take many as my hand Tremor is a bit restricting

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A pleasure to meet Portpatrick of this parish.

Thanks to Steve (Atso) for patiently talking to members of the public (and club members!) showing various modelling skills from lining with a bow pen to soldering up etched kits (I promised to buy solder, flux etc and have a go).

It was also pretty inspiring to see the number of 3D printed locos Steve has made together and comparing them to the very dated whitemetal models of yesteryear - honestly there is just no comparison.

my fave layout out of the many excellent ones present was Ilfracombe East, surprisingly 009 rather than N, but it was exquisite.

Roy

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I agree Roy.  Ii felt Ilfracombe was a stunner

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It was great to meet Portpatrick on Saturday and I really enjoyed manning my first ever demonstration stand.

However, Roy when did you post this with that particular topic title and I think we need to have a little chat!  :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[

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Ah yes, forgot about that...

Well obviously in plenty of time for the show, in order to maximise people's opportunity to meet one of the NGF's star modellers and 3D printing guru extraordinaire...






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Ah yes, forgot about that...

Well obviously in plenty of time for the show, in order to maximise people's opportunity to meet one of the NGF's star modellers and 3D printing guru extraordinaire...

I'm very flattered and really red in the cheeks at the moment. Thank you for the invite, I did enjoy myself - even listening to a (actually very interesting) 20 minute lecture about the merits of modelling Brunell's broad gauge in P4.

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Ah yes, forgot about that...

Well obviously in plenty of time for the show, in order to maximise people's opportunity to meet one of the NGF's star modellers and 3D printing guru extraordinaire...

I'm very flattered and really red in the cheeks at the moment. Thank you for the invite, I did enjoy myself - even listening to a (actually very interesting) 20 minute lecture about the merits of modelling Brunell's broad gauge in P4.

Go on then, Iím gonna bite...
How on earth do you do Brunels broad gauge in P4?

Is the track still 18.83456237 mm and everything else scales down, or itís just accurate 4 mil with broad gauge track built to 4 mil scale?

I know itís outside the remit of NGf but I didnít bring up the topic... blame Atso😎
Cheers
Kirky
Northallerton is making its next appearance .....

Layout: Northallerton
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=1671.msg16930#msg16930

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Go on then, Iím gonna bite...
How on earth do you do Brunels broad gauge in P4?

Is the track still 18.83456237 mm and everything else scales down, or itís just accurate 4 mil with broad gauge track built to 4 mil scale?

I know itís outside the remit of NGf but I didnít bring up the topic... blame Atso😎
Cheers
Kirky

I wasn't intending to get into a discussion about it on here but Since you've asked...

As I understood it:
Firstly it is modelled to a dead scale track gauge for Brunell' s billiard table.
Secondly, you need to lay it on an actually billiard table to stand any  chance to get a train running on it.
Thirdly you must be an expert at and enjoy frequently rerailing stock.
If you can't hack 'proper' modelling like that then you'd be happier and better off with n gauge.  :D

Very interesting, informative and useful discussion.
« Last Edit: October 15, 2017, 10:26:03 pm by Atso »

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I'm starting to think there are only very few of us who take pics at shows :P
Please can everybody remember those not living in the area are unlikely ever to see the layouts exhibited :camera: :camera: :camera:

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Go on then, Iím gonna bite...
How on earth do you do Brunels broad gauge in P4?

Is the track still 18.83456237 mm and everything else scales down, or itís just accurate 4 mil with broad gauge track built to 4 mil scale?

I know itís outside the remit of NGf but I didnít bring up the topic... blame Atso😎
Cheers
Kirky

I wasn't intending to get into a discussion about it on here but Since you've asked...

As I understood it:
Firstly it is modelled to a dead scale track gauge for Brunell' s billiard table.
Secondly, you need to lay it on an actually billiard table to stand any  chance to get a train running on it.
Thirdly you must be an expert at and enjoy frequently rerailing stock.
If you can't hack 'proper' modelling like that then you'd be happier and better off with n gauge.  :D

Very interesting, informative and useful discussion.
Rofl 🤣
Northallerton is making its next appearance .....

Layout: Northallerton
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=1671.msg16930#msg16930

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I'm starting to think there are only very few of us who take pics at shows :P
Please can everybody remember those not living in the area are unlikely ever to see the layouts exhibited :camera: :camera: :camera:

Sorry Mick, I was preoccupied with other things on Saturday - like trying to stop my hands trembling!

Sunday, I took my iPad to Peterborough get some better quality pictures. Would the darn thing work for me!? Not that it matters, I got so caught up talking to various people and 'helping' to operate The North of England Line (re playing here with much thanks to the Scarborough Club for putting up with me!) that I didn't actually see quite a bit of the show - and I missed Hawthorne Dene (again!) which I actually really wanted to see!

 

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