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by grovenor-2685
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting 7 Aug 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: CRAG Meeting 7 Aug 2018

Don't use the 'IMG' tag when placing in line, just put the cursor where you want it and click on the place in line button.
Sounds like you had a good day.
Regards
by grovenor-2685
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Stroudley Class E1 0-6-0 T
Replies: 11
Views: 630

Re: Stroudley Class E1 0-6-0 T

I think Martin is looking for the crank throw, not the crankpin throw. The crank throw is equal to the cylinder stroke, so that should be quoted somewhere. usually on the diagram so the tractive effort can be calculated. Regards PS. just checked Wikipedia, gives 24" stroke. See https://en.wikip...
by grovenor-2685
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 76
Views: 18054

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

Last week the canal lock assembly was required to meet up with the mill to ensure levels were consistent. It just seemed to present itself with a photo opportunity!! It should also be noted that further progress on the lock has been made since the photo was taken. Tony I take it that this is on the...
by grovenor-2685
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Mk2 Lever frame and Microswitches
Replies: 15
Views: 661

Re: Mk2 Lever frame and Microswitches

I am about to build a lever frame using the microswitches. I was wondering if someone could help me with the wiring of these switches. I shall be using them to switch servos using a MERG Servo4. These are currently switched by on/off switches with two terminals. The microswitches have 3 terminals. ...
by grovenor-2685
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Mk2 Lever frame and Microswitches
Replies: 15
Views: 661

Re: Mk2 Lever frame and Microswitches

The issue is I would really like a longer travel between switching , i.e. a longer roller lever , or a contact point closer to the frame lever pivot , i.e. so that I could get more then 10% travel between switching Microswitches are specifically designed to switch quickly, to get what you want you ...
by grovenor-2685
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Converting Tender Chassis
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: Converting Tender Chassis

This is of course the springy beam approach covered by Digest 41 Figure 77(c). I have used it on the tender of a Bachmann WD with success. I used Comet LNER tender frames cut into two independent 4 wheel sections to allow the axle 2-3 interval to be shortened. This also allows the two sections to be...
by grovenor-2685
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: London Road Models temporary business disruption
Replies: 9
Views: 1312

Re: London Road Models temporary business disruption

Jol Wilkinson wrote:I spoke with John yesterday. His operation went well and he sounded cheerful.
Jol

Good to hear.
Regards
by grovenor-2685
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Drive components for electric locos and EMUs
Replies: 11
Views: 894

Re: Drive components for electric locos and EMUs

A PS - High Level really need to sort out their web site. Having an IP code as their address means it never comes up on a Google search. They must be losing a lot of business. regards Alan Just searched for 'highlevelkits on Google and it came up OK, http://www.highlevelkits.co.uk Regards
by grovenor-2685
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Facing Point Locking Bars
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Re: Facing Point Locking Bars

Its not usual to have lock bars on ground frames, for the very reason that the operator can clearly see what is happening, and movements are slow et. Of course such things happen, but rarely. If anyone wants to research the provision of facing point lock bars at similar light railway terminals, feel...
by grovenor-2685
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Facing Point Locking Bars
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Re: Facing Point Locking Bars

But does it have facing point lock bars? The locks are not in question.
Regards
by grovenor-2685
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Facing Point Locking Bars
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Re: Facing Point Locking Bars

Also, am I right in assuming that the preferred location for a locking bar is inside the rail, operated by the wheel flanges and the bars outside the rail, operated by the wheel tread, would only be used where an inside bar was impractical? Yes. Mind you, my personal view is that locking bars at a ...
by grovenor-2685
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 106
Views: 4891

Re: The Ulpha Light Railway

I agree with all that, if you assume operation by staff and ticket, that would give you a reason for the starter signal and also allow for two trains to be present at the same time, which I seem to remember happening when it was exhibited. A signalbox as such is not needed, the block instruments cou...
by grovenor-2685
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: North East Essex (NEEAG)
Topic: NEEAG June meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: NEEAG June meeting

will be held on Thursday, 28th May,

Are you sure about that?
rgds
by grovenor-2685
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Mk2 Lever Frame , Dimensions
Replies: 32
Views: 1839

Re: Mk2 Lever Frame , Dimensions

Re, locking the lever catches, what about just using a scale version of those metal 'egg cup' thingies that can be slipped over the lever handles, thus preventing the catch handle from being moved? It is not very hi-tech perhaps, but they use this method on the local preserved line, the Gwili Railw...
by grovenor-2685
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 720
Views: 49830

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Hi David, You need to use the "Place in line" function when adding photos, that allows you to put the photo anywhere in the text.Initially it puts the photo where the cursor is, if required you can move it by cut and paste.
Regards
by grovenor-2685
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 24th May 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1250

Re: NAG Meeting 24th May 2018

Can I ask Michael (Hardwicke) - does your home made RSU have a CE mark?

I think that was built long before CE marks existed :)
Regards
by grovenor-2685
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 604
Views: 36807

Re: Construction of a Test Track

The estimated gap between these two lockbars is about twenty feet more than, say, an M7 hauling a 3-set of LSW 56-footers. That would mean that, as the last bogie clears 13 Lockbar, 14 Lockbar would be free for no more than the time it takes for the M7 to cover that twenty foot interval. Acceptable...
by grovenor-2685
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 604
Views: 36807

Re: Construction of a Test Track

Following Keith's suggestion re. crossover 7 (as was 7 and 9), and having had another good look at the positions of those switches already connected with rodding, it might prove to be quite difficult to alter 7 to be a crossover and re-directing turnout switch 9 to be driven by lever 7. It is getti...
by grovenor-2685
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 604
Views: 36807

Re: Construction of a Test Track

The arrangement with the two fpls on lever 8 is a bit unusual as the two fpls would not normally be needed at the same time, but the redundant lock for each move does no harm, just locks a trailing point. The alternative would be to pair up fpls that are used in the same direction for the same move....
by grovenor-2685
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Exactoscale Products
Replies: 44
Views: 6968

Re: Exactoscale Products

RM web is just going on what has been said in this topic and the only date mentioned by Andrew above is
Lead times are not certain but new wheels are unlikely to be available before the end of July.

Regards
by grovenor-2685
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale now closed to new orders
Replies: 43
Views: 2813

Re: Ultrascale now closed to new orders

How many of us are *really* waiting for a set of locomotive wheels to be able to do *any* modelling at all ?!?

Always handy to have an excuse for prevarication.
Regards

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