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by Derek
Wed Dec 02, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: A meaty engineers van...
Replies: 5
Views: 1630

Re: A meaty engineers van...

Thanks Iain

I hadn't found that before.

Derek


EDIT: Yes I did find this once before and bookmarked it, so my computer told me when I opened the link.
by Derek
Wed Dec 02, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: RTR P4
Replies: 71
Views: 14870

Re: RTR P4

I agree with whatever the moderators tell me.
by Derek
Wed Dec 02, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: A meaty engineers van...
Replies: 5
Views: 1630

Re: A meaty engineers van...

Hello IAK

I can't find any reference to it in the search bar. Could you point me in the right direction, please?
by Derek
Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: A meaty engineers van...
Replies: 5
Views: 1630

Re: A meaty engineers van...

Hello IAK I'm glad I found this thread. You've done a damned good job with the painting. Making plastic look like real wood isn't easy. My own painting efforts go from "pride of the wagon fleet" spray finish to looking like it has rotted where it stood. I think it could be quite useful if ...
by Derek
Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:25 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Preassembling the crossing
Replies: 42
Views: 7922

Re: Preassembling the crossing

In this picture I have added a constant curve from about half way down the closure rail to the knuckle and you can see that the curve does not match the rail. I mean no disrespect to whoever drew these (the art work is superb) and if I am wrong then I apologise, but I thought it at least worth menti...
by Derek
Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:20 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Preassembling the crossing
Replies: 42
Views: 7922

Re: Preassembling the crossing

Hello Martin

I see that it shows 0mm. However, I was expecting to be able to detect where the curve starts.

In this first picture you can see that it is straight until the rail joint.
by Derek
Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:20 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Preassembling the crossing
Replies: 42
Views: 7922

Re: Preassembling the crossing

Martin Would it be a sign of me being pedantic (or plain wrong?) if I was to point out that as this B8 template is based upon the LNER then it should have zero entry straight, whereas this has quite a considerable one. (and yes I recall you telling me that there might be many reasons for non-standar...
by Derek
Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Preassembling the crossing
Replies: 42
Views: 7922

Re: Preassembling the crossing

Can I also chip in to note that the templates from the members area of this site are under scale due to a historic scan/copy issue. There's a warning of course on the menu page, but if- like me- you follow someone's URL directly to your chosen template you might not get that warning. As for them bei...
by Derek
Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Warley 2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4828

Re: Warley 2015

Maybe Noel, Or perhaps like a train. Normally 8 carriages but is changed to 4 carriages to save money. For a little while their profits are immense- same revenue for half the cost. But then over time less people use the train and the revenue falls. One day the directors note that they no longer need...
by Derek
Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Warley 2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4828

Re: Warley 2015

Thanks for that Steve.

I was aware of that already, thanks.

EDIT: I have removed the rest of my comments. Life is too short to discuss the pros and cons of the warley show.
by Derek
Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Warley 2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4828

Re: Warley 2015

Doesn't look anything like as busy as the last (and only) time I visited - is everyone recovering from Black Friday? I went for the first and last time last year. The fact that they chose to use such a small part of the hall and cram everyone into such a small space did not sit well with me and I m...
by Derek
Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: BR Mk1 Coaches - footsteps
Replies: 3
Views: 1507

Re: BR Mk1 Coaches - footsteps

Hi Jeremy

Would it not have been when they put up the overhead wires? ie to stop people climbing up on the roof and forgetting...

If so, would 1959 not be the earliest example (other than isolated cases around the Country such as Sheffield-Manchester etc)

Derek
by Derek
Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Flywheels
Replies: 25
Views: 3946

Re: Flywheels

Flymo beat me to it. At Aylesbury the Branchlines bloke was giving someone quite a bit of help working out a motor/g'box and flywheel combination for a custom made chassis. They don't publish a list on the website, but the bloke who runs it is such a helpful chap- if anyone can help you, it'll be hi...
by Derek
Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: How to use blade filing jig?
Replies: 56
Views: 11707

Re: How to use blade filing jig?

Julian I'm sure you will see the warning yourself, but just in case you have downloaded via a direct URL, the Society's templates are under scale and should not be used for construction without a slight enlargement (there is a link on the page to a discussion about it). Have you used Templot? Unless...
by Derek
Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Armchair Modeller
Topic: Here We Go (2)... The Layout
Replies: 37
Views: 9993

Re: Here We Go (2)... The Layout

If it's any help, Roco had a similar coupling type for (some/all?) its HOe range. It looked very similar and used a moulded 'bump' at each end of the coupling bar to fit into a recess in the coupling housing. Of course, you could drill through the 'bump' and use pins as per your prototype. I have fo...
by Derek
Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: How to use blade filing jig?
Replies: 56
Views: 11707

Re: How to use blade filing jig?

Thanks for the further comments, Martin. I had already grasped and understood those points- but I'm sure they will be useful for others reading this. My point is that there are two different diagrams relating to the same company, for the same turnout in the same era, although I take your point that ...
by Derek
Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: How to use blade filing jig?
Replies: 56
Views: 11707

Re: How to use blade filing jig?

Thanks Martin I was just about to post another comment for Julian that- after referring to another diagram (you can tell I've only just received the NERA stuff) that the vertical planing is the same length as the lateral planing. As for things varying by company and era, here on the S4 site, LNER tu...
by Derek
Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: How to use blade filing jig?
Replies: 56
Views: 11707

Re: How to use blade filing jig?

Thanks Martin

I shall order this now before I lose the link again.

I have seen a few extracts from it and its detailed notation, together with the pretty NER pictures with "compressed" notation should be an interesting weekend's reading.

Derek
by Derek
Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: How to use blade filing jig?
Replies: 56
Views: 11707

Re: How to use blade filing jig?

Martin/ Keithh RE: Undercut switches I have seen this confusion between chamfered and undercut switch blades being repeated many times on the internet. Can I clarify this is correct: UNDERCUT blades have a vertical, as well as lateral planing in order to bring the blade tip below the height of the s...
by Derek
Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: How to use blade filing jig?
Replies: 56
Views: 11707

Re: How to use blade filing jig?

Hello Julian Glad to help. As a beginner, I found the biggest problem is that there is a huge amount of information available and often unless you partly know the answer you can't easily ask the question- certainly in search engines. I have found another document this morning which contradicts the o...
by Derek
Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:52 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: How to use blade filing jig?
Replies: 56
Views: 11707

Re: How to use blade filing jig?

Hello Julian You are in the same position I was until fairly recently. I would firstly recommend reading Scalefour News 194 http://www.scalefour.org/members/newsarchive/dl.php?f=s4news194.pdf In it you will find a good explanation from Howard Bolton (who goes by the forum name 'JFS') on how to make ...
by Derek
Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2015
Replies: 123
Views: 31677

Re: Scaleforum 2015

My apologies if this has already been discussed or tried. Real preserved railways (or even National rail depot open days I suppose) will always attract a wide range of people to them- not just typical rail enthusiasts (real or model). Has any thought been given to setting up a mini-exhibition at one...
by Derek
Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:49 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2015
Replies: 123
Views: 31677

Re: Scaleforum 2015

Apart from the very useful EMGS North a few weeks earlier, Aylesbury was the first "non-commercial" exhibition I had been to since the early '90's- and has been the only exhibition that I have felt compelled to attend both days. If there was any reason for a reduction in attendance I canno...
by Derek
Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:20 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout gauge widening
Replies: 14
Views: 2708

Re: Turnout gauge widening

Hi Martin Using this as one example, you can see the curve in the stockrail changing to straight BEFORE it goes onto the check rail, and as it's a 7 chair rail (in a shed) the straight section is longer than normal. Of course, this doesn't mean that all turnouts on shed were like this. http://railph...
by Derek
Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout gauge widening
Replies: 14
Views: 2708

Re: Turnout gauge widening

Hi Martin Thanks for the further information. I think I will have to wait until my NER book arrives and I can study drawings before your post will make full sense. I must be mistaken about the relationship between LNER and REA. I have deleted that sentence completely as I wouldn't want google to cac...

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