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by BrockleyAndrew
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Advice sought on point rodding routing
Replies: 7
Views: 1051

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: 8117

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: 8117

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: 6466

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: 2397

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: 2397

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: 2397

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: 2397

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: 2397

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: 2397

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: 2397

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: 2572

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: 4518

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: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 105528

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: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 105528

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: 1934

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: 1934

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...
by BrockleyAndrew
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Riley Monaco 1933
Replies: 4
Views: 1934

Re: Riley Monaco 1933

Well, after an hour and 3 attempts at a windscreen I'm quite happy with this. I ended up using a thicker plastic as it kept itself flat.
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by BrockleyAndrew
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Riley Monaco 1933
Replies: 4
Views: 1934

Re: Riley Monaco 1933

I then painted the roof section in matt grey. Most photographs have semi gloss - I like the contrast between the matt roof and the high gloss car bonnet at the moment but I may give it a little sheen later

Andrew
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by BrockleyAndrew
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Riley Monaco 1933
Replies: 4
Views: 1934

Riley Monaco 1933

Inspired by Jim S-W's steady work rate and having bothered him with many questions over the years I decided to dust off this car which had stalled 4 years ago over a decision about spoked or molded wheels.... I had painted the roof gloss black to match the door uppers and windscreen surround, but a ...
by BrockleyAndrew
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 105528

Re: Brettell Road

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This sort of thing. I gather that, like the coachwork, your headlamps were reasonably bespoke and so there are various sizes, configurations etc.
by BrockleyAndrew
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 105528

Re: Brettell Road

Hi Jim

It's a Scalelink 1/72 Riley Monaco saloon 1934. So the lamps sit on a wire in front of the radiator.

Thanks very much

Andrew
by BrockleyAndrew
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 105528

Re: Brettell Road

Hello Jim The photos look great. The way the (artificially) wet surfaces reflect the light really adds to the realistic look of the photographs. Just a quick question about headlamps. I've nearly finished a 1930s saloon and am now interested in lighting the headlamps, but they are suspended external...
by BrockleyAndrew
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 105528

Re: Brettell Road

Yes, sorry Jim, I had gone back to the photos and spotted the tail-lights. So it is possible and effective. I take your point that headlamps would have been much less bright than nowadays. I am still impressed with the way the setting - perhaps the exact opposite of a GWR summer setting? - feels ver...
by BrockleyAndrew
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 105528

Re: Brettell Road

Night lighting is looking brilliant. Wouldn't it be great (but impossible) to have working headlights on the truck! Then you could have an area lit up by a parked vehicle.

It looks just great.

Andrew

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