Can anyone provide me with details of layouts and traders attending this weekend's model railway exhibition in Skipton, please? I'm toying with a few ideas for tomorrow and am just wondering if there'll be sufficient elements of interest to me before making the journey.
Is it a bit too modern, or should the usual suppliers be able to supply a floor molding, a visitor knocked eldest sons to the floor from the layout and the heavy traction weight+motor shattered the front of the motorised coach floor, not sure its repairable....
Update, with effort, dremel to trim and time I managed to put it all back together, stripped the motor whilst it was all apart as its never run that well and found the commutator covered in smeared carbon from the brushes, needed a good solvent to clean it all off. My electronics specialist had a look and wondered what sort of oil had been used in it, none apart from factory as far as I know as son bought it new! Still it might explain a few others I've seen running badly...
Threading means in this case that you have posted your message as a reply to John Lancaster's post, either intentionally or otherwise. Therefore your posts are in the thread that John started. If you want to post on a new subject, you should start a new thread. What does this matter to you? Well, a lot of people will have no interest in the Skipton Exhibition, due to location, apathy or whatever. They may well therefore have killed the thread, meaning that no more posts in that thread will appear in their browsers. Therefore nor will your request for help as it is in the same thread!
Some people don't like threading, and switch it off, but you should remember that most (?) people have it turned on as it gives them better control over which subjects appear in their browser. If a subject doesn't interest them, just hit "k" (in Thunderbird, anyway) and all posts related to that subject will simply not appear - in this instance including yours!
I hope this helps - it is intended to ensure your posts reach the widest audience :-)
Threading is a wonderful convention; it allows you to follow debate on any subject with ease. Even if one doesn't switch threading off (not sure you can with OE) a separate subject started by 'replying' to an earlier posting (rather than using 'new post') will hide behind the subject original 'replied' to. As I've no interest in reading about a show which has now past, it's perfectly possible to miss a new subject like this one.