Modellers' Parts & Materials Directory

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Modellers' Parts & Materials Directory

Post by 2002EarlMarischal » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:16 pm

I would like to suggest a directory for modellers where a typical post might be entitled "4mm A3 superheater header covers" or "N-gauge handrail knobs". Members could post details of suppliers used etc. I am sure this would save time and repetition in the modelling forum itself.

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Re: Modellers' Parts & Materials Directory

Post by richard » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:45 pm

See my usual reply to requests for more forums :-)

This might be an idea for a hierarchical forum - ie. a sub-forum. I'm not sure how well such a system would work though.

In the 3-6 month time frame I am going to be migrating my web sites to a different system. Same vendor, but they should be a little bit more resilient, much bigger capacity, and the same price. I will be taking the opportunity to upgrade the forum software at the same time.


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Re: Modellers' Parts & Materials Directory

Post by 2002EarlMarischal » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:17 pm

Points all taken on board thank you Richard. In fact a very big thank you for an excellent forum which has very much become part of my daily routine! :D

Good luck with the migration in due course! :)

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Post by Bill Bedford » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:11 am

You mean you don't have this page in your 'favourites' ? http://www.clag.org.uk/russ/supplier.html

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Re: Modellers' Parts & Materials Directory

Post by mojo » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:04 pm

Looks good Bill, is there one for N gauge?

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Re: Modellers' Parts & Materials Directory

Post by richard » Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:09 pm

I could add a static page like that (perhaps with the further information/bibliography), rather than as a sub-forum. The only problem is keeping it maintained.


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Re: Modellers' Parts & Materials Directory

Post by Bill Bedford » Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:45 am

mojo wrote:Looks good Bill, is there one for N gauge?
http://www.ngaugesociety.com/index.php?page=links

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Re: Modellers' Parts & Materials Directory

Post by 2002EarlMarischal » Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:56 pm

Bill Bedford wrote:You mean you don't have this page in your 'favourites' ? http://www.clag.org.uk/russ/supplier.html
Thanks Bill - it's in "Favourites" now!

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Re: Modellers' Parts & Materials Directory

Post by PGBerrie » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:55 pm

The N Gauge Society's list is far from complete - N Brass, Ten Commandments etc. are missing. Then there are the bits and pieces. If I want to build the C13 from Worsley Works where do I get the wheels, motor, vacuum pipes, chimneys etc. In 4mm if you trawl through the model railway workbenches, you can find these things, but no-one seems to kit build locos in N gauge (I hope someone contradicts me here!).

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Re: Modellers' Parts & Materials Directory

Post by Blink Bonny » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:47 pm

Ay up!

The 2mm boys DO kit-build, but they use much finer wheels and split chassis. Having seen a 2mm 9F with the body off, it looked more like watch making to me than loco building!

Anyway, they're worth a try for bits and pieces. N Gaugers tend to use RTR chassis.
If I ain't here, I'm in Bilston, scoffing decent chips at last!!!!

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