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by Tim V
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 31
Views: 4070

Re: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney

How many times larger than life size are those pictures John?
by Tim V
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Frame Spacers for P4 and EM
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: Frame Spacers for P4 and EM

15mm and 15.5mm date back to Studiolith days! They produced two widths of frame spacing jigs, the recommendation was to use the narrower spacing normally, but of your curves allowed it, to go for the wider spacing.
by Tim V
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Flywheel sources
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: Flywheel sources

A small lump of turned brass is an awful lot cheaper than a DCC system... Philip Which goes on to produce excessive noise, and wreck motor bearings. The flywheel is used to overcome small areas of dirt on the track, which at very low DC volts, is unable to punch through. Whereas DCC is a much highe...
by Tim V
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Flywheel sources
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: Flywheel sources

Go DCC Steve, you won't need flywheels with all their problems ...
by Tim V
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: how to interpret this diagram?
Replies: 26
Views: 1105

Re: how to interpret this diagram?

The signal above Number 2 is the advanced starter for the box in rear.
13 is above the distant for the box in advance and slots the distant signal for that box.

Slotting is a means that you can't have a distant off, while the signal above is on.
by Tim V
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 16
Views: 1371

Re: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank

Dave

Basis of an article for the Snooze there ...
by Tim V
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Second time Around
Replies: 10
Views: 898

Re: Second time Around

A while ago I was looking at a book on Mk1 coaches. The colour pictures showed blue/grey coaches. The blue/grey was not how I remembered the coaches looking. Now, if the colours from the 70s don't match my memories, what hope is there for the 50s - or earlier? Red in particular is a fugitive colour....
by Tim V
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: painting paving stones and platform copings
Replies: 14
Views: 1350

Re: painting paving stones and platform copings

Standard WR edging.
Badminton 20 April 1975 4S- (2).jpg
by Tim V
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Bristol Christmas Meal
Replies: 1
Views: 776

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: 96588

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: 96588

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: 24
Views: 2075

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: 1238

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: 96588

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: 96588

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: 96588

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: 96588

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: 1328

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: 1328

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: 15
Views: 2215

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: 14143

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: 14143

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: 7651

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: 1385

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: 1837

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...

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