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by Armchair Modeller
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Turntable Troubles Reprise
Replies: 166
Views: 43570

Re: Glenmutchkin - Turntable Troubles Reprise

Here's a video or two... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do4P42sjAUk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UsHBJuDOj4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg4LweLWr94 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDpYTPfpb0k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcTFq6DEPPM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLL-SExCHTc https://www...
by Armchair Modeller
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Turntable Troubles Reprise
Replies: 166
Views: 43570

Re: Glenmutchkin - Turntable Troubles Reprise

Work out the circumference of your turntable and base the speed of rotation on the walking pace of the man pushing the turntable?
by Armchair Modeller
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Armstrong Whitworth Demonstrator
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Armstrong Whitworth Demonstrator

I have always had a fascination with this loco since I saw a copy of the lower photo in 'Railway Wonders of the World', in my youth. Great that the kit is finally in production!
by Armchair Modeller
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Hattons P4 Diesels
Replies: 1
Views: 464

Hattons P4 Diesels

Hattons have a handful of secondhand P4-wheeled diesels on sale at the moment - very Western Region orientated, including Falcon, a Western etc.

Type 'converted to p4' as a search criterion to highlight them

Might be of interest - and definitely not where you would normally look.
by Armchair Modeller
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Road and platform surfaces
Replies: 17
Views: 1795

Re: Road and platform surfaces

Asphalt pavements were first laid in the 1840s in the UK, as briefly described here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asphalt#United_Kingdom

Tarmacadam was an early C20 invention, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarmacadam
by Armchair Modeller
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 158
Views: 23776

Re: Ulpha Light Railway

Not Quite Ulpha, but here's a fascinating video reconstructing the Coniston Copper Mines in 3D, complete with waterwheels etc. -iMRTU9QJHA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iMRTU9QJHA I was up there myself over the last few days doing more research around Ulpha for the layout and taking lots of new p...
by Armchair Modeller
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 158
Views: 23776

Re: Ulpha Light Railway

steamraiser wrote:Neil Kinison has a working stub point on his P4 layout Edford.

Gordon A


Thanks, Gordon. I am sure it is possible to get something like this to work - more that my bodging may not be up to the standards required ;)
by Armchair Modeller
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 158
Views: 23776

Re: Ulpha Light Railway

It has been a long time since I did any railway modelling. Things like house improvements and much extra time spent with my dear old mum (now nearly 93) have very much taken priority - and things are likely to continue that way for the foreseeable future. The long, dark nights are rapidly approachin...
by Armchair Modeller
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Group
Topic: Narrow Gauge Group
Replies: 9
Views: 4025

Re: Narrow Gauge Group

I think Paul is firmly into O14 (7mm narrow gauge) modelling these days - witness his model of Dinas

https://youtu.be/PmHZbDc3cXQ

by Armchair Modeller
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Group
Topic: Narrow Gauge Group
Replies: 9
Views: 4025

Re: Narrow Gauge Group

Your timing couldn't be worse as Bachmann have just released a nice RTR version of the slate wagons for OO9 :cry:
by Armchair Modeller
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: New C&L Crowdfunding Project for P4 Plain Track
Replies: 9
Views: 1520

New C&L Crowdfunding Project for P4 Plain Track

C&L seem to be attempting a crowdfunding project for new flexitrack bases for plain track in EM and P4. All here https://www.clfinescale.co.uk/online-store/NEW-CODE-75-BULLHEAD-FLEXITRACK-FOR-EM-%26-P4-60-FOOT-TRACK-PANELS-SELF-ASSEMBLY-WITH-HI-Hn-NICKLE-SILVER-RAIL-20-METER-PACKS-THIS-IS-CROWD-...
by Armchair Modeller
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: N7 Chassis Question
Replies: 20
Views: 1851

Re: N7 Chassis Question

Perhaps I should have qualified my comment by mentioning that it is far more of a problem with longer vehicles ;)

(and fixed buffers more than sprung buffers)
by Armchair Modeller
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: N7 Chassis Question
Replies: 20
Views: 1851

Re: N7 Chassis Question

Stock with buffers have to be a disproportionate distance apart to get around very tight curves. It just wouldn't look realistic in my opinion to have wide gaps between wagons and coaches in a train.
by Armchair Modeller
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23143

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Richard, Oh dear! :o Are you suggesting that the absence of a name-badge should be taken as code for: "I'm feeling antisocial, don't talk to me"? Just imagine poor attendees strolling around the exhibition, proudly displaying their name badges, only to find that no one spoke to them all d...
by Armchair Modeller
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23143

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I could bring my armchair. That would be a clue - and a very useful one at that ;)

Seriously though, I find the idea of everyone being expected to wander around a public exhibition with names attached mildly repulsive - even one as relatively unpublic as Scaleforum.
by Armchair Modeller
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Advice sought on point rodding routing
Replies: 7
Views: 1047

Re: Advice sought on point rodding routing

The 2mm Scale Association's new 'Point Rodding' book explains it all in excellent detail

http://www.2mm.org.uk/products/nms/

Scroll down the page to the bottom.
by Armchair Modeller
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 268
Views: 66252

Re: The Burford Branch

Philip Hall wrote:Martin,

On balance, I prefer the corrected version although the blue content might make it appear slightly ‘cold’.

Philip


A winter's day? ;)

Daylight is much whiter in winter.
by Armchair Modeller
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 268
Views: 66252

Re: The Burford Branch

Readers of this thread may not in fact be able to see any visible difference between the photos taken previously and the four shots I have posted today. Or can they? On my computer there is definitely a yellow tinge. I did a quick correction in Photoshop for comparison. Donnington-Jan-19-(4).JPG Do...
by Armchair Modeller
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 158
Views: 23776

Re: The Ulpha Light Railway

I made a few final and very minor adjustments to the track plan this weekend in Templot, such that I am now very happy. The plan was printed out. The sheets for the central scenic board have now been stuck to 2mm MDF using contact adhesive. After a bit of trimming, the montage was placed over the ba...
by Armchair Modeller
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 158
Views: 23776

Re: The Ulpha Light Railway

steve howe wrote:For Heaven's sake don't drop the box!!

Steve


Thanks for the concern - the box has a secure lid though, so all should be safe. ;)
by Armchair Modeller
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 158
Views: 23776

Re: The Ulpha Light Railway

I have recently fitted the 'shelf' for the narrow gauge fiddle yard

Ulph096.jpg


I have mainly been busy with miniature brass origami, folding all the chairs for the remaining replacement pointwork on Ulpha.

Ulph095.jpg


Ulph094.jpg


Glad that's all over!
by Armchair Modeller
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: The Christmas Model Railway Show - Manchester 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 3120

Re: The Christmas Model Railway Show - Manchester 2018

Noel wrote:
I have yet to see the completed layout, but it's good to know it's operated in a way that shows what the prototype did. :thumb :thumb


I had always assumed it was a fictitious location. :? Didn't appreciate before that it was a real place.
by Armchair Modeller
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Layout Location
Topic: North Greenwich - minimum space project?
Replies: 11
Views: 1635

Re: North Greenwich - minimum space project?

Britain From Above has several good images post-closure, including this one

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This photo shows some of the atmosphere

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by Armchair Modeller
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Layout Location
Topic: North Greenwich - minimum space project?
Replies: 11
Views: 1635

Re: North Greenwich - minimum space project?

I have thought about this a lot over the years. I have a reasonable amount of info, including a copy of an HMRS article and lots of photos if ever you decide to go ahead. :D :D :D I offer it for general interest, I don't think I've enough life left for yet another 'wouldn't it be nice if....' Might...
by Armchair Modeller
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Layout Location
Topic: North Greenwich - minimum space project?
Replies: 11
Views: 1635

Re: North Greenwich - minimum space project?

I have thought about this a lot over the years. I have a reasonable amount of info, including a copy of an HMRS article and lots of photos if ever you decide to go ahead.

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