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by ben mason
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Crossover software special offer from Codeweavers
Replies: 0
Views: 452

Crossover software special offer from Codeweavers

I thought it would be worth a mention that Codeweavers are offering Crossover to run Windows software on Mac computers ; If you have ever tried Templot you will know that it requires Windows software, if you have a Mac computer you will need Crossover to access it unless you feel like buying a whole...
by ben mason
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: common crossing vee angles
Replies: 33
Views: 2498

Re: common crossing vee angles

Thanks. I now have the track plan printed in one piece, at least all the point work at the goods yard end fits onto a roll 3200mm long, this was the maximum I could get for £36 which I would call a good price(Prontaprint quoted well over £100!). Woodwork may now begin, so I have further concerns to ...
by ben mason
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: common crossing vee angles
Replies: 33
Views: 2498

Re: common crossing vee angles

Thanks Martin,
I now have the track plan in one page loaded on a memory stick.
Now to search for a big enough printer!
Cheers from Ben
by ben mason
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: common crossing vee angles
Replies: 33
Views: 2498

Re: common crossing vee angles

I have successfully printed the track components so sellotape will be the next job. Fortunately my track plan is a lot more simple than the one shown above!
by ben mason
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: common crossing vee angles
Replies: 33
Views: 2498

Re: common crossing vee angles

Thank you Paul, I now have the track components in my Templot box file. If I can assemble them on your background, is it possible to send the whole plan somewhere to be printed on a roll (I have heard rumours of this)?
by ben mason
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: common crossing vee angles
Replies: 33
Views: 2498

Re: common crossing vee angles

2020-11-09_232147.jpg Here's my track plan for the goods yard end of Cliffe station(SER). I agree that most of this could be B7 templates from the society archive, except the long siding which looks to be a semi curved B8- I'm using templot for the template for this only so maybe the 2 week free tr...
by ben mason
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: common crossing vee angles
Replies: 33
Views: 2498

Re: common crossing vee angles

Thanks for the information, I have accessed Templot but as a Mac user I have only 2 weeks free use with CrossOver. After that I’ll need a Windows computer if I want to continue. I’m not sure what would be the least expensive way to do that but I’m tempted. I have heard it’s possible to get a whole t...
by ben mason
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: common crossing vee angles
Replies: 33
Views: 2498

common crossing vee angles

Excuse my ignorance, so far I have only built hand made B6 turnouts which I have been reliably informed have a crossing vee angle of 1:7. I am now looking to build B8 and B7 turnouts and I can't find the crossing vee angles written anywhere. It would be appreciated if someone could reply with this i...
by ben mason
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Coach gangway connectors
Replies: 6
Views: 2505

Re: Coach gangway connectors

Thanks for the replies, especially the photos, I will have a go at the Masokits gangways.
by ben mason
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Coach gangway connectors
Replies: 6
Views: 2505

Coach gangway connectors

I have a pair of Falcon brass LSWR gate stock coaches on my workbench. They have gone together nicely and I'm starting to paint. A couple of things would improve the final result, one being the seats which may need to be scratch built following a plasticard technique which I have used before, unless...
by ben mason
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: LSWR loco crest
Replies: 1
Views: 1411

LSWR loco crest

The latest 'problem' to arrive on the workbench: I am working on some fine Drummond Greyhounds, a T9, L11 and K10 loco's and all would benefit from a company crest on their splashers as finishing touch. Suggestions as to how to achieve this would be appreciated since I cannot find them available fro...
by ben mason
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann N class mogul p4 conversion
Replies: 24
Views: 7263

Re: Bachmann N class mogul p4 conversion

Thanks Phillip, that gives me some insight before I start the conversion, which won't be started until sometime next year. I now have Tim Shackleton's article in MRJ so I'm starting to get some idea how to approach this.
by ben mason
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann N class mogul p4 conversion
Replies: 24
Views: 7263

Re: Bachmann N class mogul p4 conversion

Thanks Richard, I now have the etches on order!
by ben mason
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann N class mogul p4 conversion
Replies: 24
Views: 7263

Re: Bachmann N class mogul p4 conversion

Thanks Jeremy, I have seen the Mogul on St Meryn, and was wondering if it was a straight forward conversion. I'm encouraged to to try this approach. I will aim for a sprung tender chassis as the result I've had with my Adam's Steamroller 4-4-0 was a great improvement using High Level mini-blocks. I'...
by ben mason
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann N class mogul p4 conversion
Replies: 24
Views: 7263

Re: Bachmann N class mogul p4 conversion

Thanks, I'll have a look around for alternatives. It seems I have the correct tender for my project which is to model the "withered arm " to Padstow, all the photo's show the N's running with flat sided 6 wheeled tenders. Converting the tender doesn't look too hard and could easily be spru...
by ben mason
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann N class mogul p4 conversion
Replies: 24
Views: 7263

Re: Bachmann N class mogul p4 conversion

It seems that Alan Gibson may be able to provide replacement frames for the N class mogul. This might be the way to get a CSB sprung chassis.
by ben mason
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann N class mogul p4 conversion
Replies: 24
Views: 7263

Re: Bachmann N class mogul p4 conversion

Thanks for your help, I have ordered a copy of MRJ 112 to see how Tim Shackleton got on, seems like it's possible but I'm only concerned about fitting the wheels without using springs. The model is fairly weighty which might be helpful.
by ben mason
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachmann N class mogul p4 conversion
Replies: 24
Views: 7263

Bachmann N class mogul p4 conversion

Currently I'm looking at converting a Bachmann SR/BR N class 2-6-0 to p4. I see that Gibson's do a conversion pack, I wonder if anyone has experience if using this way? The alternative would be to get a chassis from SE Finecast but this would seem a lot more complicated. Any advice would be apprecia...
by ben mason
Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: LSWR Buffer Stops
Replies: 3
Views: 1685

Re: LSWR Buffer Stops

Thanks Tom, I'll go ahead with that colour scheme!
by ben mason
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: LSWR Buffer Stops
Replies: 3
Views: 1685

LSWR Buffer Stops

I have just finished a buffer stop scratch built from code 75 using a Mikes Models kit as a template. Happy with the result, but I'm struggling to find a good LSWR period photo to give me the right scheme for painting. Does any one know what's correct pre-grouping? I'm guessing the white-red-white s...
by ben mason
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout wiring for DCC operation
Replies: 1
Views: 1229

Turnout wiring for DCC operation

I am currently working on the track for my layout using a Powercab and Cobalt point motors. In order to avoid short circuits do I still need to reverse the polarity of the point frogs? The Cobalt digital IP motors have switches built in which would make this easy to achieve, however there is nothing...
by ben mason
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Prototypical track dimensions
Replies: 6
Views: 2607

Re: Prototypical track dimensions

Thanks that's very helpful, I will start to lay out my run-round loop with a bit more confidence! Regards, Ben :)
by ben mason
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Prototypical track dimensions
Replies: 6
Views: 2607

Prototypical track dimensions

One thing in particular I would be grateful if someone can confirm for me is the standard gap between parallel tracks for example running through a station with two platforms. One thing I can remember from the distant past is the "six foot way", but is that the normal distance between the ...
by ben mason
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Exactoscale sprung wagon W-irons
Replies: 2
Views: 1674

Re: Exactoscale sprung wagon W-irons

thanks for the link- yes the separate w-irons seem to have the same system as this. I would never have guessed!
by ben mason
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Exactoscale sprung wagon W-irons
Replies: 2
Views: 1674

Exactoscale sprung wagon W-irons

I am trying to build some springs into a few wagons using Exactoscale w-irons.The units fit in place but there are no instructions for fitting the springs. Can someone direct me to any information or article on how to use them? The units are Midland with the code E4WC S08A

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