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by Terry Bendall
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: My plank so far...
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Re: My plank so far...

Looks good. The long thin layout brings back memories of the Mid-Sussex group's first successful layout, West Chiltington which had four baseboards totalling 16 feet long and one foot wide with a turntable type fiddle yard at each end. The layout was constructed between 1979 and 1984 and is going st...
by Terry Bendall
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 102
Views: 13308

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

I've now got to be a big boy and make my own 1:10 Vee jig as my EBMA one only goes up to 1:9. The stores now sells jigs for 1 in 9, 1 in 10, 1 in 11 and 1 in 12 angles. For marking timbers, don't use a pen or pencil. Lightly stab them with a sharp point such as a centre-punch, scriber, or needle in...
by Terry Bendall
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 512
Views: 84953

Re: Brettell Road

Brilliant!! :D :D

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by Terry Bendall
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 16
Views: 920

Re: Turning a chimney

However, one collet is true but others are not, which points to the actual collet rather than the holder. Sounds like it Philip in which case I would ask for a refund or an exchange from some that are true. and since then around 300 others in various scales Which sounds like a pretty good recommend...
by Terry Bendall
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Turning a chimney
Replies: 16
Views: 920

Re: Turning a chimney

Hmm - rather brilliant. One of those things which is blindingly obvious once you have seen it It is, and an idea that is new to me. Learn something new everyday. :) I did purchase some Swiss collets for the SL some time ago but only one of them turned out to be remotely accurate This may be a fault...
by Terry Bendall
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2019 S4 North
Replies: 33
Views: 4098

Re: 2019 S4 North

Is Terry studying the results on his pools coupon ? It was probably studying the instructions for the Masokits BR3 type rail fixings which arrived just before I left home to drive up to Wakefield. If Michael had told me he was going to take a picture I could have charged him the appearance fee. :) ...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1221

Re: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019

CDGFife wrote:I'll just jump in and beat Terry to saying Burntisland 1883 will be at Scaleforum in September!


And that of course is just one reason why everyone should attend Scaleforum. :D

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by Terry Bendall
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1221

Re: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019

Chris forgot to mention the other P4 layout at Ally Pally, Lower Exbury now in the care of Alison Barker. This year the exhibition probably had the most layouts built to P4 standards ever and as always it was helpful to point those who stopped by the Society stand in the direction of these layouts. ...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Lathe Work
Topic: Inside threaded rod
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: Inside threaded rod

The hank nut is the correct item for the job but a quick search did not reveal anything smaller than M2.5. Finding someone with a CNC lathe is one solution and it should be possible to find one closer than China. An alternative would be to get a standard10BA nut, hold it in the chuck of the lathe an...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 125
Views: 15648

Re: Alpha Mill

For those who did not get to the MMRS open day, Alpha Mill will be on display at Scaleforum this year on September 28th/29th. Almost certainly without the baseboard on which it is due to stand since that would involve a van hire but you will be able to see the mill.

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by Terry Bendall
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Advice sought on point rodding routing
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: Advice sought on point rodding routing

David

MRJ numbers 113 and 115 had some useful articles by Steve Hall on point rodding.

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by Terry Bendall
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Operational entertainment...
Replies: 34
Views: 5524

Re: Operational entertainment...

but a terminus layout where an 0-6-0 sorts out coaching stock doesn't really exist does it? Not now, but in the past it would have done, certainly until the end of steam on BR and a bit later. The parcel or mail vans that needed to be removed for unloading elsewhere. The horse box and/or carriage t...
by Terry Bendall
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: The 6th Chris Kedgley Memorial Skills Day – Saturday March 9th 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1398

Re: The 6th Chris Kedgley Memorial Skills Day – Saturday March 9th 2019

As we might expect a very impressive programme. Sadly a bit too far for me to go, especially since I was at the Glasgow show just two weeks back but I am sure it will be well worth attending.

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by Terry Bendall
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Goods and minerals
Replies: 13
Views: 3927

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: 512
Views: 84953

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.

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by Terry Bendall
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 125
Views: 15648

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: 270
Views: 30534

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

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by Terry Bendall
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2019 S4 North
Replies: 33
Views: 4098

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: 2531

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: 819

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: 4146

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: 3395

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: 4146

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: 270
Views: 30534

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: 270
Views: 30534

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...

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