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by grovenor-2685
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 2225

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

Phil,
It would be finger trouble, you did the 'place in line' twice, but both times for the same image, hence the other image just appears at the bottom.
You can just go back in and edit it.
Regards
by grovenor-2685
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR, London Transport lines safety trip-cock
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: GWR, London Transport lines safety trip-cock

Tripcocks were required on the widened lines and post steam were fitted to the diesels working there, 23, 24, 31 etc. Also required for the Hammersmith and City and 3 2251 class locos had tripcocks for that. Trains running into Paddington Suburban (platforms 13 - 16) also required tripcocks which wo...
by grovenor-2685
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 225
Views: 24264

Re: Crab Comet conversion

That picture was published by the NRM and offered publicly for use as a screensaver.
Regards
by grovenor-2685
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 225
Views: 24264

Re: Crab Comet conversion

While I'm thinking about it I'm also thinking about, but rather more hazily, the only bit of wholly cosmetic modelling on the project, the cylinder drain cocks. I'm not terribly acquainted with them visually, and photos don't exactly home in on those details. An impression is all that's really need...
by grovenor-2685
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Model Rail Scotland
Replies: 6
Views: 773

Re: Model Rail Scotland

For adding pictures When making a reply look below the composition window and click on the 'Attachments' tab. Then click the 'Add files' button and browse for your picture file. you can drag and drop a file into the composition window but you still need to look in the attachments tab to see that the...
by grovenor-2685
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Correct Roof Colour?
Replies: 9
Views: 1017

Re: Correct Roof Colour?

My recollection of looking down on passing trains from overbridges back in the 50s/60s is that the roofs were never clean, except the occasional ex-works example, as in the photos above but rather filthy with soot including a good supply of small cinders from the loco exhaust so quite a textured eff...
by grovenor-2685
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Congratulations to Dave Franks et al.
Replies: 14
Views: 679

Re: Congratulations to Dave Franks et al.

I do have a curiosity question for Alloa experts. Is the double junction diamond just near the trap point a switched crossing? I assume it should be, even in 00. Most low speed double junctions in the Uk manage without switched diamonds, ie the K crossings will be 1:8 or less. Switched diamonds are...
by grovenor-2685
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Protofour W iron units
Replies: 8
Views: 759

Re: Protofour W iron units

I have a few of these in use, they run very well and my rubber is not yet in need of replacement.
regards
by grovenor-2685
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 243
Views: 51549

Re: The Burford Branch

'Traditional' semaphore signals with wooden posts were braced by guy lines, which countered any instability in the potentially flimsy structure itself. Not just wooden ones, tubular and lattice post steel signals commonly were guyed also. Getting back to the water tank, I assume the cage on the lad...
by grovenor-2685
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 2225

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

You still need a set when you have joggles. The joggle is to allow for a thicker switch tip. The set is to make the stockrail sit at the same angle as the planing on the back of the switch so the stock rail and switch fit together properly when the switch is closed and both gauge and flangeway are p...
by grovenor-2685
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: jon price
Topic: Tracklaying
Replies: 16
Views: 2392

Re: Tracklaying

jon price wrote:Bullhead fishplates from Peco. Too late. The track is laid. How irritating that I didn't know about them a week ago.

It pays to keep your eyes on the forum :)
https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5435&p=53924&hilit=peco+fishplates#p53924
by grovenor-2685
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: MR footbridge
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: MR footbridge

Colin markets it just as much as he markets anything else, ie it is in his current calalogue.
Regards
by grovenor-2685
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Frame Spacers for P4 and EM
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: Frame Spacers for P4 and EM

I recently assembled a chassis using the supplied P4 spacers and then discovered that the wheelsets had no sideplay whatsoever and would not turn freely. So have just dismantled it to start again with the EM spacers. One problem is that the rear bosses on wheels may not be what the chassis designer ...
by grovenor-2685
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: Neodymium magnets
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Re: Neodymium magnets

Since you already have them, put some temporarily in appropriate places (bluetack) and test it out. I would think it highly unlikely that there would be any problem, locos full of magnets already run around, interference with servos usually comes from electric currents rather than passing magnetic f...
by grovenor-2685
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 118
Views: 13831

Re: Alpha Mill

by grovenor-2685
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 118
Views: 13831

Re: Alpha Mill

A quick google on "wooden gutters" gets plenty of info and pictures.
eg. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRzPg1-BYI8siawfVxb0P3JcHigWNvBm8n47piyJAzAvPsWdLLL
Regards
by grovenor-2685
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 118
Views: 13831

Re: Alpha Mill

It is 1mm so really is a tad big for 4mm domestic guttering (which would be 3" or 4") but it is fair to say you won't notice. Well, on my reckoning 1mm is 3" which I would see as a bit small, 4" would be better. Used to be that umbrella ribs were the favoured item for this. But ...
by grovenor-2685
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: how to interpret this diagram?
Replies: 26
Views: 1406

Re: how to interpret this diagram?

I doubt you will make any more sense out of this unless you can pin down the dates when data for each of these plans was compiled and relate that to signalling alterations.
Rgds
by grovenor-2685
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: how to interpret this diagram?
Replies: 26
Views: 1406

Re: how to interpret this diagram?

Shotton's lack of a box is a bit of a puzzle. Here is an extract from the Railway Magazine's 'Gradients of the British Main-line Railways' 1947 edition, suggesting that there was a block post at Shotton: There does not seem to be any reason for a block post at Shotton, the Queensferry - CQ1 section...
by grovenor-2685
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: how to interpret this diagram?
Replies: 26
Views: 1406

Re: how to interpret this diagram?

Or would it be more accurate to say that the convention is to draw a slotting shadow for any distant that is controlled by at least two levers in addition to the slot for the stop signal above, irrespective of whether those distant levers are in one box or in different boxes? Correct. The most obvi...
by grovenor-2685
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: how to interpret this diagram?
Replies: 26
Views: 1406

Re: how to interpret this diagram?

Herewith the promised scan. The relevant text is on the left hand page. Taken from IRSE green booklet No 10, mechanical signalling Equipment.
For LQ signals the arm drive has to be reversed to use push rods, not pull wires.
Slots.jpg

Slots.pdf
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Regards
by grovenor-2685
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: how to interpret this diagram?
Replies: 26
Views: 1406

Re: how to interpret this diagram?

I found Keith's explanation very lucid, and the conclusion I drew from it is that the distant beneath Connah's Quay No.2 up starting signal was effectively triple slotted by CQ No.2 and CQ No.1 and Shotton, which is the next block post beyond CQ No.1, and that it was because this distant related bo...
by grovenor-2685
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: how to interpret this diagram?
Replies: 26
Views: 1406

Re: how to interpret this diagram?

Why then is the slot for the distant below 13 specifically identified, when that for 2 is not? As we do not know the conventions used, this could be a) because the distant is operated by two boxes [which cannot include No.1 box] Yes, which is what I tried to say above! Sorry if it was not clear. I ...
by grovenor-2685
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: how to interpret this diagram?
Replies: 26
Views: 1406

Re: how to interpret this diagram?

Either of those options and probably more, afraid I don't know details of specific LNWR examples, or any others really.
Regards

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