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  • 7mmnga@yahoogroups.com
    There was a time when this group was unmoderated. There are other groups where even moderation has failed to curb tempers and things have been said that
    Message 1 of 178 , Oct 1, 2004
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      There was a time when this group was unmoderated. There are other groups where even moderation has failed to curb tempers and things have been said that perhaps should not have been. Please use common sense when corresponding with members of this group - we are here to discuss narrow gauge railway modelling and have fun doing so.

      Things to remember:
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      There is an option to send 'well done' messages and the like to the intended recipient instead of the whole group. Whilst we are not anywhere near our quota yet, we have limited space and, if the archive is to be a store of useful information, these messages may not be needed.

      You can delete anything that you post - files, photos, messages, etc. If you decide that something is no longer relevent, please clear it from the list. This also applies equally to content with a shelf-life like postings about items for sale or eBay auctions. That is not to say don't post them because people will be interested to see them but they are no longer required when the item is sold.

      Membership is moderated but not restricted to members of the Association. The first few posts of new members are also moderated to ensure that posts of dubious or irrelevent content are not allowed through. Posts from new members may not therefore appear immediately. Moderation will be removed quicker if you are a member of the Association and include a valid membership number in your signature.

      Please include your name, approximate location and Association Membership number if you have one as a signature at the end of posts in order that people know with whom they are interacting. If you have a web site to show off, please include that too. This is a courtesy that we ask you to extend to your fellow members in order that less knowledgable or newer members can find a place in this community - it is not intended to be a clique except perhaps by subject matter.

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      All of the above are merely guidelines, not rules. Whilst appearing a trifle draconian perhaps, these measures and suggestions have been put in place as a direct result of past experience, on this group and others. They will be exercised, as opposed to enforced, by the group moderators with common sense and sensitivity.

      We are after all here to have fun! Thank you for your time and back to 7mm Narrow Gauge modelling.

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    • Frank Sharp
      No Adrian, not entirely, or at least I don t think so. I ve found a way, not necessarily the right one. At the outer ends there are as you say bars just to
      Message 178 of 178 , Mar 2 4:42 PM
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        No Adrian, not entirely, or at least I don't think so.


        I've found a way, not necessarily the right one. At the outer ends there are as you say bars just to keep all aligned whilst you solder the slide bars together. However in the middle of the etch, where you'd normally just bend them double it is more complicated. Imagine two bars, top and bottom slidebars. In the middle at the end of one half of the slidebar they are joined by a letter I with small tags top and bottom, Roman I style if you like. That's immediately followed by another I and then the second half of the bars. Bar ends and both 'I's are separated by half etches. Now the really clever bit. Bend one I to the bars with the half etch on the inside. Fold the other I 180 degrees back over and flat to the first with the half etch on the outside, bend the remaining bars at right angles with the etch also on the outside. The bars line up and you have a small tab at right angles which then solders round the edge of the motion bracket.


        It is so simple but took a genius to think it out and a deal of contemplation to realise what was expected.


        I'd send you a picture but it is soldered up now.




        From: 7mmnga@yahoogroups.com [mailto:7mmnga@yahoogroups.com]
        Sent: 03 March 2015 00:01
        To: 7mmnga@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [7mm NGA] Re: Association 0-6-0 Wychbury Chassis





        Aren't they supposed to hold the slidebars apart until they are fitted to the cylinders and then to be cut/filed away?



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