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by BrockleyAndrew
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: Learning to build Track
Replies: 85
Views: 40390

Re: Learning to build Track

Hello Howard, I've re-read this thread many times and have a very basic question - in your first post and first photo you mention that you build over length and cut to size which is great, impressive and bespoke. You say you use a piercing saw. Is this because it's easier to cut accurately to a mark...
by BrockleyAndrew
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best Glue for the job!
Replies: 35
Views: 4528

Re: Best Glue for the job!

Thanks Will, yes that was the post I had tried to locate! And thank you for the information re various glues and your experience over the years, very helpful. Interesting to hear PVA will/can do for fitting cosmetic chairs in place. I haven't ever tried shellac on paper for models but I do like usin...
by BrockleyAndrew
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best Glue for the job!
Replies: 35
Views: 4528

Re: Best Glue for the job!

Hello Will, I've searched back through 6 pages of your posts on various threads but can't find the one I remember - I think on one thread, maybe on soldering you mentioned that many years ago you weren't so keen on soldering and experimented with glues for metal? If I've got that wrong please correc...
by BrockleyAndrew
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 384
Views: 116216

Re: The Burford Branch

I'd thought about what season for a layout, but never about lighting for different times of day!.... obvious contrast to day layouts is a night scene but artificial night lighting casts the same shadows all night...is Brettel Road ever twilight or always deep night, Jim? (I know you use it as a dayt...
by BrockleyAndrew
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Single slip prototype photos?
Replies: 15
Views: 1009

Re: Single slip prototype photos?

Thanks Keith and Julian, The replies really help. I enjoy the theoretical discussions as well as the practical help. Photographs are such excellent help, thank you both - photos in both of your archival threads are such a help in working out what to do. And HB and MW and TW and others who are repeat...
by BrockleyAndrew
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Single slip prototype photos?
Replies: 15
Views: 1009

Re: Single slip prototype photos?

Should the point rail be cut or planed at an angle on a straight (or slightly curved in this case?) rail or be bent and filed back as though it was part of a vee without its other vee part? I've been reading the Digests and track topics but haven't yet found explicit reference to this. Many thanks A...
by BrockleyAndrew
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Winter scenes - snow vision
Replies: 14
Views: 1443

Winter scenes - snow vision

Just watching a Scandi-noir TV and struck how snow covering simplifies depiction. It was a longshot of a snow-cleared road. Almost perfect track only layout style view!
by BrockleyAndrew
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Cast bullhead rail piece
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: Cast bullhead rail piece

Yes, I can't see any reason for an angled joint. Thanks again.
by BrockleyAndrew
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Cast bullhead rail piece
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: Cast bullhead rail piece

Thanks again Keith, I very much hope I'm not being annoying but when I asked about the planes of observation it was because I thought that the rail join closest to the hand (square on to camera) was on an angle but it might be my inexperienced eye over the complex geometry. I agree that the joins in...
by BrockleyAndrew
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Cast bullhead rail piece
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: Cast bullhead rail piece

Hello Keith, Thank you for the information about the 4 piece cast diamonds on DLR. The photo I posted of the ganger checking the rails: it appears to me that the join in the cast pieces in the foreground is on an angle, that is not a square cut - or am I confusing planes in the photograph? Have just...
by BrockleyAndrew
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Cast bullhead rail piece
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: Cast bullhead rail piece

Thanks Guy. And now of course I remember that they did widen the viaduct on the inside of the curve - you can see it in Borough Market with the extra column on the bridge sections and newer brickwork on the viaduct wall.

Andrew
by BrockleyAndrew
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Cast bullhead rail piece
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: Cast bullhead rail piece

That's fascinating to hear that there were stock clashes in the 4 curves to Cannon St. I've been searching for information on the junction for years and not read that. I assume it's because the viaduct was built for three roads originally but then had to accommodate a fourth when the Borough High St...
by BrockleyAndrew
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Cast bullhead rail piece
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: Cast bullhead rail piece

Photo here, pressed send early
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by BrockleyAndrew
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Cast bullhead rail piece
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: Cast bullhead rail piece

Many thanks for the replies. The Bumper Preview issue of Southern Way has an article on the renewal of the double scissors at Lewisham where chaired track in the scissors is replaced with castings in 1948. Back to BMJ, a 1970s information brochure about the upcoming changes at London Bridge has a ph...
by BrockleyAndrew
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Cast bullhead rail piece
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: Cast bullhead rail piece

Thanks Noel, you win a prize, it is BMJ from Southern Way v13 track relaying in 1944. There is another photo from 1940 showing the cast rail. I'm not sure how early these formations were in place. There is a photo of track re-laying in 1932 in the RAF photographic collection. Is this a cast piece be...
by BrockleyAndrew
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Cast bullhead rail piece
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: Cast bullhead rail piece

I'm trying to approximate this sort of thing. My terminology is most likely quite wrong!
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by BrockleyAndrew
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Cast bullhead rail piece
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Cast bullhead rail piece

Well, my two new files arrived today so I set to work on two pieces of rail to fabricate a section of cast rail with check. I filed down one side flat on one, leaving a short section unfiled at one end for the fishplate. I glued this upside down so as to present an even thinner profile to the checkr...
by BrockleyAndrew
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: common crossing vee angles
Replies: 33
Views: 2379

Re: common crossing vee angles

Thanks Terry, I was browsing the tools and equipment section of this forum but will get the two files you mentioned to start off with.

Thanks again

Andrew
by BrockleyAndrew
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: common crossing vee angles
Replies: 33
Views: 2379

Re: common crossing vee angles

I've been watching the Norman Solomon tutorials from virtual Missendon (maybe they are from the Right Track DVDs?) and he is very quick and experienced, obviously, but it's great in that you watch what he does with plastic chairs and can get a sense that it needs great care but can be done. It's the...
by BrockleyAndrew
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Ballasting ply sleepered track
Replies: 30
Views: 7654

Re: Ballasting ply sleepered track

Here is mix of finer (N guage light grey mixed in) where the contrast is obviously too great but where it doesn't seem to level out.

mix/fill
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by BrockleyAndrew
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Ballasting ply sleepered track
Replies: 30
Views: 7654

Re: Ballasting ply sleepered track

Just making yet another test plank. This photo with dry ballast test run. Tried 3 or 4 different sizes/colours and mixes. What I want to achieve is the idea of ballast that's been down for years and dirt/rain has settled finer material as a top layer with ballast emerging through. Found that mixing ...
by BrockleyAndrew
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 135
Views: 12685

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

Some of the Scaleforum layout videos have a music track and some don't, people might like them, or they might not, but the music would have been the choice of whoever made the video. I recently came across OMD's Metroland and it almost made me want to model a metropolitan railway scene (ok the film ...
by BrockleyAndrew
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: 1938 SR coaches query
Replies: 18
Views: 1727

Re: 1938 SR coaches query

Well. True to form I've posted this in the wrong sub forum, should be in Diesels and EMUs, but as they Are converted coach stock I suppose it's not too heinous a mistake... Many thanks for the replies, most interesting and I've pulled out David Brown's Southern Electric to revisit the rebuildings an...
by BrockleyAndrew
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: 1938 SR coaches query
Replies: 18
Views: 1727

1938 SR coaches query

About 10 years ago I purchased this image from Getty Images (not cheap!). I was wondering if any of you SR folk might know what coaches we are looking at? I dare not speculate as I remember once asking on SemG about some birdcage coaches in a 1920's photo that turned out to be Pullman stock in a pub...
by BrockleyAndrew
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 384
Views: 116216

Re: The Burford Branch

Good to see the move went well. Very much enjoyed the King Tut references. Was there, in your dismantled railway room, "gold - everywhere the glint of gold", or more the exotic gleam of steel rail!

Andrew

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