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by Armchair Modeller
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 156
Views: 21600

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: 156
Views: 21600

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: 3819

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: 3819

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: 7
Views: 763

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: 1560

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: 1560

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: 157
Views: 13217

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: 157
Views: 13217

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: 894

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: 267
Views: 62621

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: 267
Views: 62621

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: 156
Views: 21600

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: 156
Views: 21600

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: 156
Views: 21600

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: 2827

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: 1423

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: 1423

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: 1423

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.
by Armchair Modeller
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 273
Views: 38220

Re: Crab Comet conversion

The arrangement of the Bachmann narrow gauge Baldwin 4-6-0 may be of interest. Whilst it should have a bogie at the front, they have made the rear bogie wheel part of the rigid frame. The front axle is a kind of pony truck - all neatly disguised. It works very well. The front axle has a large degree...
by Armchair Modeller
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 146
Views: 23010

Re: Alpha Mill

Amazing model - well done! :thumb
by Armchair Modeller
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield Exhibition Nov 16/17/18
Replies: 9
Views: 2055

Re: Wakefield Exhibition Nov 16/17/18

Well done to the P4 layouts (and all the others) at Wakefield today. A really excellent show - well worth making the effort to go and see if you possibly can !
by Armchair Modeller
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 156
Views: 21600

Re: The Ulpha Light Railway

Work on Burghmire, my 2mm layout, is now long overdue after a 6 month pause. I plan to wind down work on Ulpha for the time being and make it low priority. I shall finish the back and install the base for the new narrow gauge fiddle yard and probably then work on the new standard gauge pointwork ove...
by Armchair Modeller
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.
Replies: 60
Views: 6845

Re: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.

I remember an article in MRJ some time ago where Jas Milham had an S gauge layout with very tight radius curves. He got around the problem of a loco with a very long wheelbase (J17?) by articulating the chassis i.e. so that part of the frames pivoted. Unfortunately, I have no idea which edition it w...
by Armchair Modeller
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 944
Views: 118954

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

I fear you may be grossly overthinking this one, Tim ;) You have a few nice photos of goods trains. Why not just model those? In any case, you are likely to build up your stock over a long period of time so what is available, what you fancy building etc. may come into play. Truth is, no one can real...

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