GOG Virtual Show Saturday 31st October open to non members

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  1. Kimbo

    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    The Gauge ‘O’ Guild is holding a VIRTUAL SHOW SATURDAY 31st OCTOBER.
    The show is open to both Members and Non- Members and the link can be found at - HTTPS://WWW.GAUGEOGUILD.COM/

    There will be 16 layouts with descriptions, photographs and links to pre-recorded videos. Some of the layouts featured are static. They are permanently situated at someone’s house, shed or in their garden so you won’t have seen them at exhibitions before. We have tried to ensure that we feature Finescale, Coarse scale; Scale 7; 7mm Narrow gauge and live steam. A range of eras will be featured.

    There will be 25 demonstrations via pre-recorded videos, ideal for learning new skills. The demonstrations will be graded so that you know whether they are aimed at novice, intermediate or experienced modellers.

    A timetable of 'Live’ activities will be available to choose from, including two all - day demonstrations. Nigel Paine lives in Slovakia and will be building a Slovakian Class 810 railcar. Anthony Garton from Poppy’s Woodtech is building a coach.
    You can join Nigel and Anthony anytime during the day although I am sure they will take a lunch break.
    Monksbury layout is having live running sessions
    Monksbury, Love Lane and West Kirby Town have live Q&A sessions
    Q & A sessions are also scheduled for the Gauge O Guild technical committee; Finney7; Gladiator Model Kits; Peter Besant from PR Model Railway Products; Trainsporters and, some of the traders will also be launching new products during the day.

    We also have the modelling competition taking place, the Guild membership area and gift shop for you to peruse and over 100 traders advertising their products with direct links from the adverts to their websites so, bring your wallet.

    You can access the show for two weeks after the ‘day' and Live sessions will be recorded so don’t worry if you miss some or if you are on a different time zone.

     
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  2. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    You beat me to it Kim,

    I have a video in the demo's section - don't be too harsh if you watch it, an actor I ain't...:oops:

    I also have a few entries of models that have graced these pages in the modelling competition so do drop by and if you feel them worthy please give them your vote.

    Edited to add that there is a voting form within the Modelling competition page.
     
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    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    I do hope those that "went along" to the Guild virtual show enjoyed it and thanks to anyone who saw fit to vote in the modelling competition. I was very pleasantly surprised to get second place in the Rolling Stock section for my NER Implement wagon, seeing that a Cowans Sheldon crane was pushed into third place by something as humble as an implement wagon made it all the more satisfying.
     
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    Andy_Sollis Full Member

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    Can you post a picture please Rob? I have no idea to what your talking of?

    and well done. I’ve seen a few of these crane builds on Facebook, some looking terrific, so you must have something special! (If it’s anything like your other models, I don’t think I’ll be disappointed!)

    andy
     
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    Thanks Kim,
    I agree it did, as did the tamper and other similar vehicles, so I was really surprised and delighted to beat it into second place.
     
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    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    I spent time (and eventually money as a result!) viewing a good number of the demonstration videos (including yours, Rob), you can never have too much knowledge in my opinion! I'd noticed on the 'stills' at the beginning of each video, that on the "Soldering" one, there was what appeared to be a Resistance Soldering Unit in the picture, and I was particularly interested in this technique, also aware that several forum members have one. I'm getting a bit fed up of the amount of cleaning needed with conventional soldering using Phosphoric acid flux, good as it is, on the models I build, and having watched the video determined I would investigate further. Trawling the net brought up a few DIY versions, using a rewound transformer from a dead Microwave oven, and if I happened to have a duff one, I'd certainly have given it a try. There are several American versions available in the $400-$500 price bracket, London Road Models in the UK do one at £210+£16 P+P but more than I wanted to pay bearing in mind the relatively limited use I would have for one, but eventually I came across this version from "Frost Restoration", a UK company which sells all sorts of tools etc for the Classic Car restoration enthusiast, and priced at a much more reasonable £99.99 including P+P. As a result, I've ordered one (listed as being 'In Stock') and hopefully I'll get it within a week or so, once I've had a crack at using it, I'll report back with my verdict on wether it's any good (or not, as the case may be!). Watch this space!
    Keith.

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    Incidentally, having also watched the videos on 3D printing and the CAD work involved, I have nothing but admiration for those who've mastered that particular 'Black Art'! I know I could never get my head around that kind of stuff, I can get myself enough headaches without that!:giggle::giggle::giggle:
     
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    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    Have fun with it Keith. I’m still trying to master using mine. You have to remember the sequence of holding the carbon tip on the work, then operate foot switch, then remembering to hold the tip on the work until the foot switch is off...other wise there’s a nice big flash and a black spot of weld :avatar:
    Like most of these tools we buy, it’s not a “one tool fits all jobs” it does have limitations.
     
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    Andy Asked to see the wagon that I entered which came second in the Roling stock section

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    That is magnificent, 1st place in my view. :thumbs:
     
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    I missed the show as I was at my sons wedding most of the weekend, however I watched Rob's video on plasticard modelling, very interesting indeed! I have a similar selection of tools as Rob but he did share one or two I quite liked, the flat right angle squares and the glass sheets for laminating, very useful. I will have to persuade SWMBO the fridge shelves were surplus to requirements............... :avatar:

    Cheers, Pete.
     
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    I think all the videos are going onto You-Tube shortly Pete, so you'll be able to catch up at leisure. Watching them cost me as I ordered an RSU as a result, had an email from the supplier (Frost Restorations) to say it's been sent on 24 hour FedEx, so with luck I should be able to have a pla.....(serious research/testing session) later tomorrow!:avatar:

    Keith.
     
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    Hi Keith

    Toto had one of these - I think I'm looking after it :whatever:, The only issue I could see is you need three hands, one to hold the probe, one for the solder and the third to press the button. However a man of your calibre, can splice in a foot pedal, just remember its low voltage high current.
    I like the use of a weller iron handle.

    Paul
     
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    Hi Rob

    Lovely model of both the wagon and tractor, however I would have thought you would have washed them before entering the competition, after all you'd want to look your best for any competition, and maybe could have come first :avatar:

    Paul
     
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    Very impressive builds :tophat::tophat::tophat: thanks for sharing

    Ian vt
     
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    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    According to the destructions, the idea is to put the transformer on the floor and operate the button with your foot. With my size 12's though that might be asking a bit much! I've received the unit but not had a chance to try it yet, might need to make up a base with a hinged footboard to press on the button.:giggle:
    Keith.
     
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