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by Tim V
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Bristol Christmas Meal
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Bristol Christmas Meal

Apparently there are 21 of us for our Christmas meal this year.

And, no turkey for us!

Yes, we are going for a Christmas curry :-D

Pass the crackers ...
by Tim V
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench
Replies: 376
Views: 91596

Re: Tim V's workbench

but the thought of taking a ride in the caisson was truly one that gave me the shudders. You have got wimpy! You used to think nothing of driving a steam traction engine of weight exceeding by double a certain bridge loading. Age caught up ? Have you read the technology of the caisson? The box was ...
by Tim V
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench
Replies: 376
Views: 91596

Re: Tim V's workbench

That was October 1986!
Winchester Chesil October 1986 OM1 260-001.jpg

We effectively 'took over' Chesil for an exhibition, here is my Ivatt 2 (subsequently stolen) in the station.
by Tim V
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Colouring Sleepers
Replies: 23
Views: 1139

Re: Colouring Sleepers

I dyed mine with Colron dark oak ( I think), about 25 years ago, it was quite dark when new, but faded to a lighter grey.
by Tim V
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Blood and Custard
Replies: 16
Views: 827

Re: Blood and Custard

I don't remember where I got this from, and it's WR anyway!
Baugh coach paint dets.pdf
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by Tim V
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench
Replies: 376
Views: 91596

Re: Tim V's workbench

The reason why I chose the 1826 date (before Stephenson's Rocket), was because an early steam engine was tried along the line. Surprise, it broke the plates. However, I can have a go at building an engine, the horses - well you'll have to see ...
by Tim V
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench
Replies: 376
Views: 91596

Re: Tim V's workbench

Interesting read, a pity BANES does not give more regard to the historic character of Radstock, merely designating it as an overspill housing area for Bath - 10 miles away.
by Tim V
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench
Replies: 376
Views: 91596

Re: Tim V's workbench

Thanks for that, all information is useful.

Outram proposed a standard gauge of 4'2" for the country - if he had succeeded (instead of Stephenson), there wouldn't be a standard gauge of 18.83mm, but a gauge of 16.66mm - which is pretty close to another gauge we have all heard about ...
by Tim V
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench
Replies: 376
Views: 91596

Re: Tim V's workbench

In case you have missed any updates on the workbench, I have been busy building my new layout :P which I'm featuring on RMweb, as it's part of the Cameo Layout challenge. It is not P4, but it does have scale flanges L shaped ... http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/122704-radstock-midfo...
by Tim V
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: WARLEY 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1142

Re: WARLEY 2018

Nothing like getting there early Danny :D
by Tim V
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: WARLEY 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1142

Re: WARLEY 2018

Your editor will be there on Sunday.
by Tim V
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best Rolling road
Replies: 14
Views: 1479

Re: Best Rolling road

Bachrus for me as well. Covers 18.83 down to 9.42mm.
by Tim V
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 12012

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Umm no :(

It was because of the lack of competition announcements post exhibitions, I made a point of noting down - at the time - the winners.

Your fearless reporter had his notebook with him, and a bit of time to write it down :P
by Tim V
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 12012

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Luckily, as Editor, I was writing the results down! Scaleforum Competitions There are four completions at Scaleforum, results were: ● The MRJ Chalice was awarded to a whole layout – Kerrinhead ● The Eileen’s Emporium award went to the broad gauge trackwork on Paul Townsend’s Dartmouth ● The Unsung H...
by Tim V
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ilkley Engine Shed, West Yorkshire late 1950s
Replies: 41
Views: 6832

Re: Ilkley Engine Shed, West Yorkshire late 1950s

In W10 I use an app "basic photo viewer" which has a rotate function
(different Tim)
by Tim V
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Traverser locking
Replies: 10
Views: 1114

Re: Traverser locking

If you are coming to Scaleforum, you could have a look at the traverser on Burnham.
by Tim V
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: which controller for a test track?
Replies: 16
Views: 1419

Re: which controller for a test track?

I use a smooth DC controller based on a LM317 chip http://www.ti.com/product/LM317?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=lm317&utm_campaign=app_ldo_ww_p_e_ldo&utm_content=e910e69e-fea0-49b2-8b1e-6312360a3ce5&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0Nqzqfi33QIVzpPtCh2CPgXGEAAYASAAEgLv-fD_BwE# circu...
by Tim V
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 12012

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Remember to wear your name-badges ...
by Tim V
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR inside frame colour
Replies: 15
Views: 1171

Re: GWR inside frame colour

Here is the underside of Caerphilly Castle, pictures taken in 2003. I believe this engine was not painted in preservation, but at Swindon works.
castle3.JPG

castle2.JPG

castle1.JPG
by Tim V
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 12012

Re: Scaleforum 2018

chrisf wrote:While we decode and ponder Bernie's options, curry lovers will wish to know that the Bengal Blue is apparently already full with the Bristol crew.

Chris

Thanks for revealing that inside information Chris ...
by Tim V
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Balcombe testing
Replies: 16
Views: 1514

Re: Balcombe testing

No 'like' button, so I'm going to say - very impressive!
by Tim V
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Signal box signs
Replies: 5
Views: 1592

Re: Signal box signs

I believe the last survivor was on Speech House Road signal box, seen here in about 1962.
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3390650
by Tim V
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Soldering Cab Roofs
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: Soldering Cab Roofs

I always tried to make cab roofs on tank engines removable, aided painting and putting crews in. I used to put some clips, so the roof was held in place.
by Tim V
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1719

Re: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2018

I trust the very last train was accompanied by the traditional branch-line send-off, with brass bands and detonators on the rails (all in 4mm and working, obviously!) I recall once asking you what you'll do when Clutton is finally complete, and you replied "rip it up and build another layout!&...
by Tim V
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1719

Re: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2018

At 4.30 this afternoon, the hall was empty apart from the crowd that had assembled to watch the final (public) trains on Clutton. The occasion was marked with headboards on both trains.

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