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by grovenor-2685
Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum Multi-Venue Event
Replies: 25
Views: 2460

Re: Scaleforum Multi-Venue Event

Can someone confirm that the Kent event is actually at Yalding Station?
Google maps shows the postcode some way up the road.
Thanks
by grovenor-2685
Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Mashima motors and the future
Replies: 31
Views: 15131

Re: Mashima motors and the future

Mike Edge shows a variety of different motors in this topic. You will have to look through to find them!
https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/146364-michael-edges-workbench/
by grovenor-2685
Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Kyle of Lochalsh signalling
Replies: 11
Views: 1476

Re: Kyle of Lochalsh signalling

Yes.
by grovenor-2685
Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Telegraph lines
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: Telegraph lines

Apart from crossing the track there is also the issue of the bridge. First preference was to keep the wires in the standard arrangement and there was rarely room for them under a bridge so if possible the wires would be taken up over the road. A small route with few wires would sometimes be able to ...
by grovenor-2685
Wed Aug 25, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: loctite 601
Replies: 23
Views: 10480

Re: loctite 601

[quote="davebradwell"
Has anyone looked at the original post which referred to a worm that was too tight a fit on a shaft, so how Loctite came in I don't know?
DaveB[/quote]
That was 8 years ago so I hope Ian has long ago sorted his worm.
by grovenor-2685
Thu Aug 19, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Bachmann 1532 (Class 1P) P4 Conversion anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 1009

Re: Bachmann 1532 (Class 1P) P4 Conversion anyone?

Its very easy to find the workbench from the 'Forum Index' but here it is.
https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=139&t=7414#p82822
by grovenor-2685
Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Prototoype copies Gamages 50's Xmas layout?
Replies: 7
Views: 726

Re: Prototoype copies Gamages 50's Xmas layout?

So what is the connection to Gamages?
by grovenor-2685
Sat Aug 07, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: A detailed Bachmann 57xx pannier tank
Replies: 17
Views: 2202

Re: A detailed Bachmann 57xx pannier tank

I've studied the ones on the CLAG website (http://www.clag.org.uk/pannier-csb.html) - and can't really see how they are attached without fouling the underside of the body. The paxolin strips are mounted lower than the top of the frames so should not foul the body. The relevant paragraph from the CL...
by grovenor-2685
Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Sharman Wheels in P4
Replies: 16
Views: 1467

Re: Sharman Wheels in P4

OK if you are confident that there will be no need to adjust the quartering after pressing the wheels on.
by grovenor-2685
Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Kyle of Lochalsh signalling
Replies: 11
Views: 1476

Re: Kyle of Lochalsh signalling

I would say that the existence of splitting distants makes it clear that there is a running route into the up platform, as well as the junction home signal!
by grovenor-2685
Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: barrowroad
Topic: Converted Bachmann Mk1 coaches for 'The Devonian'
Replies: 20
Views: 1953

Re: Converted Bachmann Mk1 coaches for 'The Devonian'

1950s [and at least the early 1960s] timetables included Saturdays as weekdays, only Sundays had reduced services. There were some SX trains, but the Devonian ran Monday to Saturday. In my 1964 timetable there are three sections, Mon-Fri, Saturday only and Sunday. The Devonian only appears in the M...
by grovenor-2685
Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: barrowroad
Topic: Converted Bachmann Mk1 coaches for 'The Devonian'
Replies: 20
Views: 1953

Re: Converted Bachmann Mk1 coaches for 'The Devonian'

Just for a little variation I have a 1964 timetable and the Devonian timings seem to have changed. It is booked out of Bradford at 10:35 am, Newton Abbot 6:25pm, reaching Paignton at 6:53pm and Plymouth at 7:23pm. It specifies RC, MB and TC Bradford to Paignton. The return is 9:15am from Plymouth (6...
by grovenor-2685
Sun Jul 04, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Alternative to Templot source
Replies: 16
Views: 2254

Re: Alternative to Templot source

But track chairs are hand soldered or glued to timbers by simple eyeball and hands on methods and then optionally adjusted later by indirectly checking a with a track gauge to the rail head. That is not how its done, the chairs are glued or soldered with the gauges in place and holding the rail, no...
by grovenor-2685
Sat Jul 03, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Alternative to Templot source
Replies: 16
Views: 2254

Re: Alternative to Templot source

I was interested if someone else had used a jig method to position and fix the rail support chairs directly onto individual sleepers/timbers. Exactoscale {Bernard Weller) did a system essentially as you describe many years ago, fine if you want to make a lot of similar turnouts but not so good if a...
by grovenor-2685
Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Swanage (again)
Replies: 143
Views: 33856

Re: Swanage (again)

PDF viewers can rotate the pictures, use view/rotate.
by grovenor-2685
Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Contrate and pinion gears
Replies: 24
Views: 2532

Re: Contrate and pinion gears

In the case of Fig 29 we show how a tender can be close-coupled on one pivot only to the locomotive, However fig 29 does not actually show that. :) I suspect that the unstated assumptions may be elsewhere in his book, probably where he discusses hanging the tender on the back of the loco for additi...
by grovenor-2685
Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Alternative to Templot source
Replies: 16
Views: 2254

Re: Alternative to Templot source

The article in MRJ 71 by Martin Goodall describes planning his layout and laying out curves etc using the pencil and paper with versines and/or tables off offsets just as we had to do back before we had computer programs capable of doing the hard work. I don't think it would be of help, nothibg you ...
by grovenor-2685
Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Track building after 40 years hiatus
Replies: 18
Views: 2613

Re: Track building after 40 years hiatus

As for Templot i just cannot see how to use it to create templates or plan the trackwork. So that is a non starter. Have you tried the tutorials on the Templot forum? They are very clear and step by step. And a simple straight turnout template is only half a dozen clicks most of which are choosing ...
by grovenor-2685
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Stopping at an Inner Home signal
Replies: 47
Views: 4125

Re: Stopping at an Inner Home signal

Quite remarkable really, if it had been a single line there wouldn't have been a staff for movements within station limits.
Or can you think of an example for that too?
by grovenor-2685
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Recreating a Facing Point Lock via electronic locking...
Replies: 12
Views: 2180

Re: Recreating a Facing Point Lock via electronic locking...

MERG kit PMP27 does this, each deals with 4 servo controls which can be on different Servo4s so use them for the facing points that need locking both ways and rewire the levers for those points to use the SPDT momentary contacts, still use the FPL lever to supply power to the point lever, then locke...
by grovenor-2685
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Recreating a Facing Point Lock via electronic locking...
Replies: 12
Views: 2180

Re: Recreating a Facing Point Lock via electronic locking...

We have an already developed circuit within MERG to convert a servo4 to work with pulses for both directions of movement, that would probably be the simplest way.
I'll look up the relevant info later.
by grovenor-2685
Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Stopping at an Inner Home signal
Replies: 47
Views: 4125

Re: Stopping at an Inner Home signal

martin goodall wrote:(which, on the approach to a branch terminus would be a Fixed Distant).

Might be a fixed distant depending on company practice at the time concerned, you can't extrapolate from recent GW practice.
by grovenor-2685
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Stopping at an Inner Home signal
Replies: 47
Views: 4125

Re: Stopping at an Inner Home signal

But if the train sees the home off as soon as it comes into view he is likely to assume that he has been cleared through and accelerate again then be caught out by the starter being on. This being the scenario that rule 39A is intended to prevent.

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