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by Winander
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 3224

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

Can I look at it with a Mac? Sean, I run Templot on a late 2011 Macbook Pro using wine. The OS is Mavericks 10.9.5 If you install wine in your users directory, you can run it with the command below - note you have to substitute <your username>. If you put the command in a script called templot.sh, ...
by Winander
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: West of Scotland
Topic: West Scotland 4mm Group layout Calderside
Replies: 14
Views: 3432

Re: West Scotland 4mm Group layout Calderside

IwSLtSMr_8k SebVNXgNp9k Select the youtube button above the editor window which will insert the youtube tags [youtube][/youtube] and place the cursor between them. Copy the parameter for your video between the tags, for the quick view it is IwSLtSMr_8k. The minor error you made was to include the f...
by Winander
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: A new lever frame design
Replies: 91
Views: 15691

Re: A new lever frame design

Hello,

Are the microswitches available in the stores - LFMSW, suitable for the new lever frame?

regards
by Winander
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 135
Views: 19658

Re: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie

Hello Allan, I too would encourage you to continue posting as it has all been interesting and informative. You are clearly too modest by far and as a novice, I need people like you with experience to guide me. I am sure many others are in a similar position. I have found all your input to this forum...
by Winander
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 110669

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

Hello Tim, I have been lurking in this thread and finding it very useful and inspiring. With regards to the tender movement in your video, how much weight does it carry as it seems to be moving around quite a bit along all of the track (that or my eyes haven't recovered from celebratory excesses!). ...
by Winander
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Explosives
Replies: 16
Views: 3820

Re: Explosives

According to Wikipeda, there was "an important export market" as early as the 18th century.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_Wood_Gunpowder_Works
by Winander
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: DCC Bus
Replies: 11
Views: 2118

Re: DCC Bus

grovenor-2685 wrote:Indeed the MERG kit for that runs to £10.50 and a pretty simple build.


Hi Keith,

Out of interest, which MERG kit is it?

thanks
by Winander
Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: P4 Track co
Replies: 14
Views: 3615

Re: P4 Track co

Also works with Chrome on Mac OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks
by Winander
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Prototypical track dimensions
Replies: 6
Views: 1583

Re: Prototypical track dimensions

Ben,

Digest 62 has oodles of info that may be of help.
https://www.scalefour.org/members/diges ... -0v1-2.pdf

regards
by Winander
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Building my new p4 layout
Replies: 31
Views: 6721

Re: Building my new p4 layout

Tom,

You may find this discussion useful, although it is for bullhead rail, it shows how to fashion a vee crossing using the jigs.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1914&p=21893#p21893

regards
by Winander
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Lathe Workshop for Beginners 7th January 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 2191

Re: NAG Lathe Workshop for Beginners 7th January 2017

Tim,

http://lathes.co.uk is one source of second hand machines, it also has some reviews of popular models.

regards
by Winander
Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: recommended sideplay on loco wheels
Replies: 43
Views: 6805

Re: recommended sideplay on loco wheels

But I am interested in my v question because I'd like to know, for a given amount of sideplay (say0.5mm) how much longer the wheelbase can be of an 8-coupled than a 6-coupled to cope with a given radius curve - while keeping the sideplay to the intermediate axles. You could either draw it, or use T...
by Winander
Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: recommended sideplay on loco wheels
Replies: 43
Views: 6805

Re: recommended sideplay on loco wheels

The chord is the wheelbase, or is a little added to account for the wheel flanges?

V = 40x40 / 8x529 = 0.38

So 0.3 is insufficient.

Regards
by Winander
Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Etched shorting strips for wheels on split axle chassis etc.
Replies: 9
Views: 1796

Re: Etched shorting strips for wheels on split axle chassis etc.

Tim V wrote:I found them an improvement on the BB ones, they have little fingers which contact the axle better.


As do the Brassmasters ones. Ref A403 in http://www.brassmasters.co.uk/accessories.htm

Split axles.jpg
by Winander
Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Etched shorting strips for wheels on split axle chassis etc.
Replies: 9
Views: 1796

Re: Etched shorting strips for wheels on split axle chassis etc.

Ian, This is how Tim Venton fits shorting strips (from his workbench thread) https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=913&start=25#p5722. There was some recent discussion on Paul Willis' workbench regarding the problem he had getting satisfactory back to back gauge when he did n...
by Winander
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - A Bit of a Slip Up
Replies: 155
Views: 37760

Re: Glenmutchkin - Control Freak

The spec on the sellers pages states the pins are rated at 1 amp. Isn't that, as Howard suspected, on the low side?

regards
by Winander
Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Furness J1 Class - Complete!
Replies: 39
Views: 6222

Re: Furness J1 Class - Running well now

Gavin, Have you considered using compensation beams rather than CSB or sprung hornblocks? It seems to me to be simpler than retrofitting sliding horn blocks into your plastic frames and is a valid alternative. See here for an example where two beams are used either side of the frame (or a single cen...
by Winander
Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Another Round...
Replies: 323
Views: 63895

Re: Another Round...

Hello Paul, Thanks for your thorough reply - I hadn't considered the back to back. The measurement should be taken on the tyre regardless and I have been reading Tim Venton's workbench and he files the tyre to recess the shorting strip (which he tins beforehand) and I assume he files the joint to le...
by Winander
Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Another Round...
Replies: 323
Views: 63895

Re: Another Round... Down to work

Flymo748 wrote:It's not conclusive proof that split chassis work for me, as I still see a number of problems with them that need to be solved, but it certainly surprised me that it worked first time.


Hi Paul,

Would you care to elaborate as I am about to start one?

thanks
by Winander
Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: whats the state of the art in baseboards
Replies: 27
Views: 7851

Re: whats the state of the art in baseboards

I am going to go along the same lines as Balcome Viaduct, but using some blue stuff I obtained ex-MOD probably 10 years ago. It is inert and has been stored in my loft and subject to large temperature variations and is as flat as when I got it. Good to hear that Gripfill sticks to it ! The aspect th...
by Winander
Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Mount Woodville Works
Replies: 257
Views: 51115

Re: Mount Woodville Works

Another fine piece of modelling Rob. I particularly like the odd bits of clutter around the place, like the old staircase.

regards
by Winander
Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: P4 Starter Pack B: RCH 7 Plank Open
Replies: 23
Views: 8447

Re: A wagon tutorial - 2

John, Couldn't you just fold up the spring stops and leave the chassis unfolded. Or is the objective of your method to drill from the outside face of the solebar rather than the inside? Not my period, but I find just reading about "how stuff is done" educational, thanks for posting it. reg...
by Winander
Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Attwood Aggregates - new ballast supplier
Replies: 7
Views: 3869

Re: Attwood Aggregates - new ballast supplier

Paul, IIRC ballast is graded to 2 inch pieces, which makes extra fine (0.5mm said to be suitable for N gauge) 50% too big! But if it looks good.... Did you see any samples of the "Scenic Dust" detailed in the second pdf? May be useful in pre-group sidings as we are discussing that els...
by Winander
Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Parallel Track spacing
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

Re: Parallel Track spacing

Hello Pete, Is this any use to you? A lot depends on the period you are modelling, and the constraints of the site - yards in built up areas tend to be cramped as the land is expensive and may not be available, and elf and safety may regulate matters in modern image. http://www.scalefour.org/members...

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