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by BrockleyAndrew
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 574
Views: 133699

Re: Brettell Road

Yes Jim, it will be great to see B Road in the flesh again sometime soon.... Was looking at the excellent shot of the dry under bridge track contrasting with the exposed wet lines and thinking that what I'd really like to see is lines of water dripping down the wall from the bridge but then thought ...
by BrockleyAndrew
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 574
Views: 133699

Re: Brettell Road

Hi Jim Fantastic images as usual. I really like the way you go for contrast to enhance the realism: wet/dry, dark/light, shiny/matt. Under bridges on the walls there is always those drip patterns and repeated wet areas which are often really quite dark. I understand that you are aware of scaling col...
by BrockleyAndrew
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout
Replies: 50
Views: 9644

Re: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout

I know that before and after shots are compelling by their nature but I am consistently impressed by those brickwork photos, particularly the "rough and ready" shot of a quick grey wash.

So well done!

Andrew
by BrockleyAndrew
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 345
Views: 92017

Re: The Burford Branch

Hello Martin, As a regular reader I just wanted to quickly say how much I enjoy reading of your working methods and progress. The background in particular but also your decision making regarding detailing on the layout is useful and thought provoking. Your perspective/viewpoint tricks in the backsce...
by BrockleyAndrew
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: David B
Topic: On the Road
Replies: 43
Views: 15202

Re: On the Road

Hello David Thanks for the reply. I was talking about the Clyno motorbikes, and from your reply and looking back at your photos I can see what you mean when you say there would be little gain in painting pre-assembly. They look great and I look forward to seeing them in place on your layout. I'm goi...
by BrockleyAndrew
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: David B
Topic: On the Road
Replies: 43
Views: 15202

Re: On the Road

Those motorbikes look fantastic David. Very tempting looking kits.
You assembled and then painted, would there have been any benefit in painting some parts before assembly?

Andrew
by BrockleyAndrew
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Non Railway Modelling
Replies: 26
Views: 3683

Re: Non Railway Modelling

I'm always caught between the idea of the snapshot/diaorama and the movement. In one way, the movement of the loco/train is what gives its versilimitude in a static frame (It's weird how we can accept non -movement of every part of the scene but our preferred element) But it is also amazing that we ...
by BrockleyAndrew
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Plywood disaster
Replies: 64
Views: 6734

Re: Plywood disaster

I've just been thinking about materials.... surely in any layout the trackbed is a small part of the overall scene. I've been considering an inner city location where all track is on viaduct. Thinking aloud....the viaduct bed could be solid flat metal construction without becoming too heavy and sit ...
by BrockleyAndrew
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Advice sought on point rodding routing
Replies: 7
Views: 1675

Re: Advice sought on point rodding routing

Lovely photo Tim,
Not knowing anything about the junction, it would appear there is one line less used (dull railtops) than the others - do you know why?
Andrew
by BrockleyAndrew
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Operational entertainment...
Replies: 34
Views: 10548

Re: Operational entertainment...

Thanks all,

I did mean does anyone actually model station movements, a shunting puzzle with coaches rather than trucks and have been provided with examples - so many thanks!

Andrew
by BrockleyAndrew
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Operational entertainment...
Replies: 34
Views: 10548

Re: Operational entertainment...

Watching video of exhibition layouts online and looking for a starter 00 kit for my 11yo daughter (she did put it on her list-I really couldn't have imagined she would but am trying not to show any reaction positive or negative lest I spoil her enthusiasm). I found online one of the generic starters...
by BrockleyAndrew
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Scenic modules
Replies: 26
Views: 7920

Re: Scenic modules

Hello Neil, They look great! Lovely and light too. They sit nicely. Will you have to store them away upright or are you hoping to have them out in the library most of the time? I like libraries. Maybe later modellers will have small text screens, no books and more room for layouts! Or virtual layout...
by BrockleyAndrew
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Historic Point Motors
Replies: 13
Views: 3297

Re: Historic Point Motors

Thanks for your help Keith.

A websearch for Westinghouse point machine came up with a (1920s) cigarette card on ebay!

Andrew
by BrockleyAndrew
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Historic Point Motors
Replies: 13
Views: 3297

Re: Historic Point Motors

Hello Enigma

Yes,sorry the title wasn't very precise.

Mark Adlington's website on Westinghouse Brake & Saxby signal frames has some details on a 1960s M3A point motor.

I assume the point motors in this shot are 1930s ancestors.

Andrew
by BrockleyAndrew
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Historic Point Motors
Replies: 13
Views: 3297

Re: Historic Point Motors

Thanks so much Keith, That makes perfect sense. I just hadn't realised that might be a possibility! So the relay boxes are permanent, not the rodding which is in place during the track replacement! Btw does each point motor have its own relay box? Please do point me to a text/book if this is all fai...
by BrockleyAndrew
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Historic Point Motors
Replies: 13
Views: 3297

Re: Historic Point Motors

Here is the detail from the photograph
by BrockleyAndrew
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Historic Point Motors
Replies: 13
Views: 3297

Re: Historic Point Motors

Thanks Keith, My question was about the temporary frame. The article by Grahan Hatton has a photograph on p.90 of The Southern Way Issue No 13 and the note to the photograph (p.91) mentions the relaying of track progressing in stages, and suggests this "required disconnecting of the mechanical ...
by BrockleyAndrew
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Historic Point Motors
Replies: 13
Views: 3297

Re: Historic Point Motors

Thanks Keith and Jon,

I had assumed that a power frame would communicate with the point motors by electrical cabling. Can I post a phone shot of a detail of a photograph published in Southern Way to illustrate a question about the temporary frame in the photograph?

Many thanks

Andrew
by BrockleyAndrew
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Historic Point Motors
Replies: 13
Views: 3297

Historic Point Motors

I've just been reading Two Centuries of Railway Signalling, which I bought some time ago for its photographs of Borough Market Junction, and the section before a chapter on Southern Railway electrification of track and signalling (1920s/30s) mentions how early electric frane systems mimicked mechani...
by BrockleyAndrew
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR inside frame colour
Replies: 15
Views: 3534

Re: GWR inside frame colour

I'm now struggling to remember where, in the last 20 years, I read about hollow bolts filled with red ink that would "bleed" when faulty. Fairly sure it was in aviation.

Andrew
by BrockleyAndrew
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Ballasting ply sleepered track
Replies: 28
Views: 5954

Re: Ballasting ply sleepered track

Hello Nigel

Your friend working in EM is then using the vees (pre-positioned) to work out from when laying the rest of the track as the templot print is by then under the pollyfilla ballast? Or does he trace another templot print onto the tops of the sleepers?

Andrew
by BrockleyAndrew
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 574
Views: 133699

Re: Brettell Road

Great to see the photos and read the suggestions for tweaks. I don't think it's just because it is an unusual depiction of the railway scene that this layout is so evocative. In the dark and in the rain - fairly normal working conditions! If you modelled inner London before the clean air act you wou...
by BrockleyAndrew
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 574
Views: 133699

Re: Brettell Road

Hello Jim

Just enjoying the photos again, a quick question about the last photo in the May 31st post. I really like the ballast into dirt and grass blend, what did you use for the dirt/ground and was it done at the same time as ballasting?

Thanks in advance

Andre
by BrockleyAndrew
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Riley Monaco 1933
Replies: 4
Views: 2363

Re: Riley Monaco 1933

One of the things I am enjoying with this is the sense of moving on and the feeling of accumulative achievement. I have been incredibly guilty of not attempting modelling because I worried I didn't have the right/correct materials/tools/products and forgot that just trying something gives a quick le...
by BrockleyAndrew
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Riley Monaco 1933
Replies: 4
Views: 2363

Re: Riley Monaco 1933

Thinking about the headlamps now and, as I said on the Brettel Rd, I momentarily got excited about the idea of working headlamps. Jim suggested running optic fibre through a hole in the wheel mudguards. I have had a pleasant time finding photos and adverts for the Riley. Here are a few. IMG_20180428...

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