1:32 Finescale Stand at G1MRA Spring Meeting

Discussion in 'G1/32' started by David Halfpenny, 9 April 2019.

  1. David Halfpenny

    David Halfpenny Western Thunderer

    We have four tables at the Spring Show this coming Saturday.
    Last minute changes mean I'm not entirely sure what we'll show, but I'm expecting:
    - some small 1:32 diesel locomotives
    - high quality low-cost small-batch manufacturing methods
    - 1:32 people
    - suggestion-seeking for a portable Finescale layout

    If you'd like to contribute, please phone me on 07813275621

    The show is a good place for component shopping and wagging tails.
    Traders booked-in include (among others):
    Cromford Designs, Walsall Model Insustries, Paul Forsyth, Keith Cousins, SM models, Model Engineers Laser, Peter Korzelius, John Fuller, MetalSmiths, Custom Carriages, Classic Loco, Bowande, Aster Hobbies, Buxton Models, Ken Martin, Barrett Engineering, Just The Ticket, Steve Golding, Chris Arundell, Mercian Models, Woodbury, Peter Spoerer, Fosworks, Brunel Models, Ieuan Lewis, Accucraft, Rushford Barn, K A Lasercraft

    several of whom focus on 1:32 Scale, while a few more dabble.
    Here are the details:
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  2. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    I'm not going to be able to visit unfortunately, hope everyone has a good time.

    I hear the committee etc are again pondering on membership anno domini and the lack of "modelled" Gauge One, and handing money out in various worthy initiatives.

    What would be a really good idea would be if G1MRA produced a "proper" pair of moulded 1/32 scale sleeper/chair units that could be paired with Cliff Barker's code 180 rail and his S&C chairs. BR 3 bolt bullhead with properly moulded offset key, one standard and the other "gauge widened". With the correct rail inclination.

    Why you ask?

    Because it would make utterly realistic track (yes OK British bullhead) readily available for the first ever time.

    The problem with Cliff's existing units are that they are GER four bolt, so a bit specific, but the rail inclination is twice what it should be. This fact inhibited Cliff from really pushing his track, and he isn't motivated to sort it out, being happily diverted into G3 and happily running trains on his S&D G1 network.

    It doesn't "matter" as I can attest from laying and using it over nearly 10 years, but it is wrong and creates various issues.

    So come on G1MRA, do something innovative and positive, 7mm and 4mm modellers used to C&L etc aren't going to bother unless proper scale track becomes available, and these are the new players that Gauge One probably needs and wants.

    What's the cost - a few thousand pounds I should think, absolute peanuts for G1MRA and it would be a truly worthwhile thing to do.

    And if you get a move onI can lay my new gardenline with proper track!

    Come on G1MRA!!!

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  3. David Halfpenny

    David Halfpenny Western Thunderer

    I'll see what responses your proposal gets at Shepshed later today, Simon.

    The first one has been - "Or maybe just the Chairs, to fit wooden sleepers, along the lines of G1MRA's historic white-metal offering."

  4. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    Well yes, the chairs alone would be good.

    Have a great day!