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by MikeH
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 116
Views: 19530

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

I have been trying my hand at making vee's. Do you guys solder it together from the top or bottom of the rails? Cheers Hi Mike. I have always soldered my Crossing Vee rails together with them held in position in the assembly jig with the rails head uppermost so I can see that they are a good fit. T...
by MikeH
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 116
Views: 19530

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

Thanks, I will try that way too :)
by MikeH
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 116
Views: 19530

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

grovenor-2685 wrote:I always put my vees head down in the jig, hence solder from the bottom.
See http://www.norgrove.me.uk/points.html
Yours looks perfectly satisfactory, good for the 5th one.
Regards


Thanks Keith,

I will knock up another one and solder it from the bottom.

Cheers
by MikeH
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 116
Views: 19530

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

I have been trying my hand at making vee's. The one in the pictures is about my 5th attempt, I think I am getting there but just wondering if it looks ok? Do you guys solder it together from the top or bottom of the rails?

Cheers
by MikeH
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: WAnted - Crossing Vee Filing Jig for angles9,10,11, 12
Replies: 26
Views: 3860

Re: WAnted - Crossing Vee Filing Jig for angles9,10,11, 12

btw is there any guides on using the vee filing jigs? I used to buy pre-made from C&L but I thought it was time to give it a go myself Tony Wilkins has a very helpful topic on turnout construction that you may find useful? https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5727 Steve Thank...
by MikeH
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: WAnted - Crossing Vee Filing Jig for angles9,10,11, 12
Replies: 26
Views: 3860

Re: WAnted - Crossing Vee Filing Jig for angles9,10,11, 12

btw is there any guides on using the vee filing jigs? I used to buy pre-made from C&L but I thought it was time to give it a go myself
by MikeH
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: WAnted - Crossing Vee Filing Jig for angles9,10,11, 12
Replies: 26
Views: 3860

Re: WAnted - Crossing Vee Filing Jig for angles9,10,11, 12

Terry Bendall wrote:Filing jigs for the larger angle turnouts are now in stock at the stores and can be ordered in the usual way. They will also be on sale at Scalefour North.

Terry Bendall


Thanks Terry, Order placed :D
by MikeH
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: WAnted - Crossing Vee Filing Jig for angles9,10,11, 12
Replies: 26
Views: 3860

Re: WAnted - Crossing Vee Filing Jig for angles9,10,11, 12

No but I will check. I have checked on the delivery. A combination of lots of work and staff illness means that production of the jigs is about two weeks behind the estimated delivery date which will make delivery about February 22nd/23rd. I shall be at the Glasgow show that weekend so collection w...
by MikeH
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: WAnted - Crossing Vee Filing Jig for angles9,10,11, 12
Replies: 26
Views: 3860

Re: WAnted - Crossing Vee Filing Jig for angles9,10,11, 12

any updated ETA on these?
by MikeH
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Weathering rail and chairs separately?
Replies: 16
Views: 2464

Re: Weathering rail and chairs separately?

Thanks all, I will avoid pre-painting the rail and chairs before I build then! Sounds like that wasn't such a great idea. I am quite new to this airbrushing so although I am using a fine needle it still ends up all over the sleepers so I think I might go with masking it off. I shall continue practi...
by MikeH
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Weathering rail and chairs separately?
Replies: 16
Views: 2464

Re: Weathering rail and chairs separately?

Thanks all, I will avoid pre-painting the rail and chairs before I build then! Sounds like that wasn't such a great idea. I am quite new to this airbrushing so although I am using a fine needle it still ends up all over the sleepers so I think I might go with masking it off. I shall continue practis...
by MikeH
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Weathering rail and chairs separately?
Replies: 16
Views: 2464

Re: Weathering rail and chairs separately?

Tim V wrote:This track was getting 10 steam trains a day over it.

Note how the rust has gone onto the ballast under the rails.

Concrete sleepers in the picture, but I painted mine with an air brush, but masked off the sleepers.


Thanks Tim, I will give using abit of masking tape a go :)
by MikeH
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Weathering rail and chairs separately?
Replies: 16
Views: 2464

Re: Weathering rail and chairs separately?

What photographs are you following for track colouring? None at the moment, Just doing some practicing ready for when I start building my trackwork next week. I am attempting to get the rail looking about right and then when it's all ballasted give it a light weathering to blend it in without loosi...
by MikeH
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Weathering rail and chairs separately?
Replies: 16
Views: 2464

Weathering rail and chairs separately?

Has anyone tried cutting up rail and painting/weathering it and the chairs separately before threading them on and gluing them down? I made up a mock section of track and I went over it with the airbrush with a fine nozzle but no matter how hard I tried it seemed to go onto my nice wooden sleepers a...
by MikeH
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: WAnted - Crossing Vee Filing Jig for angles9,10,11, 12
Replies: 26
Views: 3860

Re: WAnted - Crossing Vee Filing Jig for angles9,10,11, 12

Awesome news! Thanks very much! I shall order one as soon as you get them :)
by MikeH
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: WAnted - Crossing Vee Filing Jig for angles9,10,11, 12
Replies: 26
Views: 3860

Re: WAnted - Crossing Vee Filing Jig for angles9,10,11, 12

If it helps with getting them made I am also after one.. I don't know what sort of numbers would be needed to get a batch made?
by MikeH
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 43026

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Thanks Chris, Just the info I was looking for :) I decided to rip up my mainline plans and go for a countryside layout as I think they look so much nicer (although not to everyone's taste) I have been struggling with trying to get the track colours right though on my practice track so I shall give y...
by MikeH
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 43026

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Very nice! I love the shot from the farm down to the railway crossing. Btw what did you use to paint/stain your sleepers and paint the rail sides and chairs?
by MikeH
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: On building track - straight onto the baseboard?
Replies: 70
Views: 17380

Re: On building track - straight onto the baseboard?

Anyway my plan is to glue the templot sheet directly onto a separate piece of cork, Once dry I will cut around the template leaving the correct width for the ballast shoulder. Hello Mike, I have not tried / seen it done this particular way, but I would just mention that the most difficult thing abo...
by MikeH
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 268
Views: 64843

Re: The Burford Branch

Absolutely wonderful layout and full of the finer details. Out of interest, How long is the scenic section?
by MikeH
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 43026

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Anymore updates to this cracking layout? :D
by MikeH
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 43834

Re: MRJ Binders

Thanks Alastair for organising all this, I have been chugging away at getting things in binders :)
by MikeH
Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 43834

Re: MRJ Binders

I'd like to place an order for 5 of the MRJ binders please too if it's not too late :) Seems a much better way of keeping them instead of having them lying around all over the place :)
by MikeH
Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Severn Models - new products
Replies: 4
Views: 2127

Re: Severn Models - new products

I bought a couple of his kits at the gcr model event, a nice easy weighbridge to start and a greenhouse to challenge me. However they are still in a box in the loft as i'm not quite at that stage yet but I am looking forward to giving them a go and Andy was very informative when I spoke to him about...

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