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by Terry Bendall
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Goods and minerals
Replies: 13
Views: 3261

Re: Goods and minerals

but I think what I'm working round to is that P4 with all the necessary aids and after-market bits is fun :thumb Yes it is and it can be without lots of other bits and pieces, but sometimes they make things easier. It's taken a long time to build and equip this comfort zone, No one is born knowing ...
by Terry Bendall
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 492
Views: 78128

Re: Brettell Road

jim s-w wrote:I've drawn up a (quite long) list of things I think are off.


So not a lot to change really. :D :D

Some very nice work Jim which shows what is needed to get it all right.

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 103
Views: 11716

Re: Alpha Mill

It is said that you learn something new everyday - something that I have usually found to be true. I had no idea that wooden guttering was ever used so a new learning point for me. :) Ralph has agreed to attend Scaleforum this year on September 28th/29th and to bring Alpha Mill along. The board on w...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 256
Views: 26005

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Tony Wilkins wrote:Although I say it myself, seeing my Templot plan becoming reality looks quite impressive.


More than fairly Tony more like **************** (add suitable adjectives) amazing, and a tribute to your skill and determination. :D :D :D

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2019 S4 North
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: 2019 S4 North

I know that James is a bit busy these days so to assist without wishing to intrude onto his patch, this is the list reported to the November committee meeting: Layouts Dewsbury – GNR 1910s Eastwood – BR(MR) 1950s Midland Sidings – LMS 1930s Newton Yard – BR(MR) 1960s Rolvenden – Col. Stephens 1920s ...
by Terry Bendall
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: DEFine Modellers Day 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 2228

Re: DEFine Modellers Day 2019

An excellent show yesterday with some very good layouts on display together with informative demonstrations. An encouraging point for me was that two of the layouts had been built by youngish people (under 30) showing that the skills, expertise and determination to do high quality modelling are not ...
by Terry Bendall
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: flat bottomed rail - advice please!
Replies: 9
Views: 646

Re: flat bottomed rail - advice please!

Scalefour News 174, September 2011 contains an article I wrote on building flat bottom track and turnouts using the components that were available at the time from Society member Colin Craig. This may be of use although it was using heavier rail suitable for main line use. No filing was used since f...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale
Replies: 31
Views: 3603

Re: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale

taking into account the different persepctives That I would suggest is the problem. To make an accurate comparison a side or end on picture taken at 90 degrees to the body is needed and then the drawing overlaid. In fact a aerial shot at right angles to the nose is also needed. With all the complex...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side
Replies: 23
Views: 2774

Re: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side

Can someone also recommend a small inn or hotel where one could stay? I cannot give any personal recommendation for hotels but I have listed below some of those in the local area. The list was prepared a few years ago so some may not be functioning now but it is a starting point. All of them have w...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale
Replies: 31
Views: 3603

Re: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale

We'd be curious to hear exactly what issues you seem to have found with the CAD Very good to see a representative of the manufacturer commenting on here. All the experts can now feed in their comments. :) Looking at drawings is one thing. Comparing the actual model to pictures or even the real thin...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 256
Views: 26005

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

The proof of this was well and truly put to the test after I discovered that the scissors crossover was misaligned and needed to be shifted to meet the end of the adjoining curves Probably a bit of encouragement to those with less experience that we all make mistakes at times regardless of how much...
by Terry Bendall
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 256
Views: 26005

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

There was a crater in the brick surface where water absorbed into the brick had obviously turned to steam causing an explosion. Moral, make sure your bricks are thoroughly dry before heating. Don't use ones from outside as we had. A far better solution is to use proper fire bricks normally availabl...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 256
Views: 26005

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

I now await the response from the health and safety brigade Since you asked ... :) I used to do a lot of casting when I worked in schools usually using aluminium allow with a melting point of around 650 degrees C - the exact temperature depends on the composition of the metal. I have at times cast ...
by Terry Bendall
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: The Christmas Model Railway Show - Manchester 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1883

Re: The Christmas Model Railway Show - Manchester 2018

Black Lion Crossing is an awesome layout It is indeed and having not seen it before I spend quite a lot of time in the quiet periods over the weekend looking at it. Whilst there were long periods where there was not a lot of train movements I was entertained by just looking at all the scenic work a...
by Terry Bendall
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 256
Views: 26005

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

but the traditional tracklaying method is: For some perhaps but in building six layouts I have never used this method. Perhaps that is mainly due to the fact that most have been modest affairs with little in the way of flowing curves. The only exception is Pulborough and since the track for that wa...
by Terry Bendall
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Exactoscale Products
Replies: 67
Views: 13275

Re: Exactoscale Products

My thanks to Andrew for his reply. When they were introduced I think the Exactoscale turnout kits were a real boon to those who were starting in P4 and made things a lot easier than in the past. As someone who has spent a lot of time on the Society stand at exhibitions it was certainly an advantage ...
by Terry Bendall
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale
Replies: 31
Views: 3603

Re: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale

I am aware that Accurascale are in the process of seeking advice on their model from one of the acknowledged experts on the prototype so I think we can be confident that it will be a top quality product.

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 103
Views: 11716

Re: Alpha Mill

ralphrobertson wrote:Just put the finishing touches to the mill so it can be put on display at the Manchester exhibition next weekend


I shall be at the Manchester show at the weekend with the Society stand and will look forward to seeing this impressive piece of work in the flesh.

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Exactoscale Products
Replies: 67
Views: 13275

Re: Exactoscale Products

The Society Stores (members only) have now started to list Exactoscale items. A good move. Is it planned to offer the various turnout components in due course? Cutting the plain rail is easy but one of the advantages of the original kits was the inclusion of ready made switch blade assemblies and t...
by Terry Bendall
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: A course on using the lathe
Replies: 13
Views: 2730

Re: A course on using the lathe

Thanks to Dave, Tim and Andy for their kind comments. There is nothing very special about doing these sort of things but having once been a teacher of what was called when I started teaching in 1967 woodwork and metalwork, I know a bit about putting stuff over and a bit about the subject. I am sure ...
by Terry Bendall
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: The Christmas Model Railway Show - Manchester 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1883

Re: The Christmas Model Railway Show - Manchester 2018

The Society stand will also be present. :) With the opportunity to see Gordon Gravett and Geoff Kent with their layouts at the same show it has to be a show not to miss. I have not seen Black Lion Crossing but Arun Quay is superb and captures the location perfectly. Well worth the journey for that a...
by Terry Bendall
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: A course on using the lathe
Replies: 13
Views: 2730

Re: A course on using the lathe

Lindsay G wrote:Alas, no commission picked up from Terry writing these few lines,


The commission will be the invitation to the East of Scotland group to bring Burntisland to Scaleforum next year on September 28th/29th 2019. :D

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: A course on using the lathe
Replies: 13
Views: 2730

Re: A course on using the lathe

I am pleased to say this course is now almost full but this is a last call for anyone who is thinking about coming to get an e-mail to me by 18.00 tomorrow (Saturday) if you would like to come.

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.
Replies: 60
Views: 4430

Re: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.

The layout I want has been in the designing on and off since 2011 and has gone more revisions than I can remember, done 00 and P4 versions of it and the baseboards are the same for either so all ok on turnout locations and joins etc.Thinking of trialing those DGs and converting a few coaches to P4 ...
by Terry Bendall
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Stock for Cadhay
Replies: 36
Views: 5318

Re: Stock for Cadhay

It now lives in my refurbed workshops at the end of the garden and if I take the SJ fiddle yard off I even have room to work in the workshop!!! For those who have the space (and the funds), a workshop/layout room in the garden can be a good solution and having a working space in the same room is ev...

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