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by QuentinD
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: English Goods Sheds
Replies: 4
Views: 1462

Re: English Goods Sheds

Intentionally or not the publishers themselves have uploaded it, voiding any grounds for legal action on our end ;) (the publisher can't sue you for having acquired a document they disseminated freely regardless of their intent, though the author could sue the publisher for freely disseminating the ...
by QuentinD
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 41113

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Exquisite modelling. The scenery alone is superb, and if the ballast is anything to go by the left hand side will really be something when completed.

Shame about the scarcity of SR locos in the photos ;), maybe others will upload their own photos from the show?
by QuentinD
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: How real do your photo's look?
Replies: 122
Views: 39873

Re: How real do your photo's look?

My eyes immediately honed in on the third rail. Like others have said, you should start a thread for your layout. I don't mind that it's EM, I support finescale 4mm modelling and there's a third rail to boot. Excellent work!

Quentin
by QuentinD
Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: P4 vs S4 - Pro's and con's
Replies: 164
Views: 28796

Re: P4 vs S4 - Pro's and con's

My apologies; I misunderstood. Thank you for the references though!
by QuentinD
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Eversley Green - P4 BR (S) layout
Replies: 101
Views: 15394

Re: As yet unamed P4 small layout

I agree that the latest plan is looking very good. As for the baseboard joins, thank goodness you don't have any points crossing them! But dividing a turnout in the middle is just fine ;) --------- In all seriousness it wouldn't pose a problem as-drawn, or at least it looks like it could very easily...
by QuentinD
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: P4 vs S4 - Pro's and con's
Replies: 164
Views: 28796

Re: P4 vs S4 - Pro's and con's

I waded through the pdf but I couldn't make heads nor tails of some of the diagrams, especially whence evidence came in the color-coded ones. Insofar as I can make out, the argument boils down to 'teasing out' the implications of the track standards. Some emphasis was placed on the idea that the 17....
by QuentinD
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: P4 vs S4 - Pro's and con's
Replies: 164
Views: 28796

Re: P4 vs S4 - Pro's and con's

Forgive my slowness, but what is so special about the 17.75mm figure? In other words, what happens to a wheelset set to that back-to-back at an acute or obtuse crossing? After all, stock set to run through S4 pointwork runs just fine through P4 (assuming it's up to snuff), and that's all the way up ...
by QuentinD
Thu May 18, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Flexi Chassis an Appreciation
Replies: 467
Views: 59108

Re: Flexi Chassis an Appreciation

It's been suggested that somehow the CoG could end up in the wrong place-- At the design stage it's quite clear where the CoG is because the spreadsheet tells you as much. When building there are drilling jigs for placing the fulcrum points if you go down that route, so no issues there. You'd have t...
by QuentinD
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Conductor Rail Supports Kit
Replies: 51
Views: 7642

Re: Conductor Rail Supports Kit

Welcome to the forum, Raphael! I've been following this thread with interest; I'm currently contemplating how to add 3rd rail for whenever the time comes. I like your idea of using a brass nail to represent the base; rugged and robust. Perhaps the clip could be represented by a strip of brass solder...
by QuentinD
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: A beginner's first essays
Replies: 11
Views: 1771

Re: A beginner's first essays

Thank you to all for the warm and helpful comments! :D I was able to pop the dome off using Will's method--I inverted the loco in my cradle and lined up a screwdriver through into the boiler hole underneath--one quick tap with the xacto handle and all was done, no disaster! Slight clarification has ...
by QuentinD
Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: A beginner's first essays
Replies: 11
Views: 1771

A beginner's first essays

An equally appropriate title for this might have been "Learning to walk before crawling". Received wisdom and hindsight suggest trying out a new building method on something simple, say, a wagon kit. For reasons spanning the hilariously small gap between 'ambition' and 'stupidity', I bough...
by QuentinD
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Flexi Chassis an Appreciation
Replies: 467
Views: 59108

Re: Flexi Chassis an Appreciation

Can someone please clarify for a beginner what the flexichassis system is? Is it different from 3-point compensation? I've heard much talk but seen little documentation, only the occasional photo.

CSBs, on the other hand, are well-documented online and seem relatively simpler

Quentin
by QuentinD
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Correct wire for CSB and chassis springs
Replies: 24
Views: 4276

Re: Correct wire for CSB and chassis springs

I have a related question, I hope that's okay. For an 0-6-0, what kind of target weight/wire should one aim for? Right now I have one that weighs in (unweighted) at 121g. It's balanced on its own but I doubt there's a full .5mm of upward travel 'left' in the spring (13 thou). My original calculation...
by QuentinD
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Exactoscale Fast Track - joining up the two gauges
Replies: 7
Views: 1788

Re: Exactoscale Fast Track - joining up the two gauges

I believe on the prototype gauge widening simply wasn't done above 10 chains--and when it was done it always involved a continuous check rail and one of 3 (?) different types of chair, one for each gradation of gauge-widening. Now, with full sized rail being as bendsome as it is, I imagine the real ...
by QuentinD
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: How tight should a pair of wheels be to the B2B gauge?
Replies: 4
Views: 1423

How tight should a pair of wheels be to the B2B gauge?

Hi, Being snowbound for the day, I decided to settle a minor disagreement between a rigid 6-wheel tender and the slip on my test track. I assumed the problem was with the latter. Sandpaper in hand, I recalled this advice from Dave Franks: (...)some people seem to think the B2B gauge has to be a tigh...
by QuentinD
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:52 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Eversley Green - P4 BR (S) layout
Replies: 101
Views: 15394

Re: As yet unamed P4 small layout

Hi Kelly,

That looks like a great little project you have there! And you're right, I think it's better off being a little larger. Might I make one suggestion however? Your catch/trap point doesn't look like it'll keep stock clear of the platform road.

Quentin
by QuentinD
Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Oval
Replies: 3
Views: 1194

Re: Oval

I would only echo above sentiments on radii--the tighter you choose the more you'll have to accommodate. As Tim says, his stock is built for the layout on which it runs, and I don't believe I've seen photos of Mk1s on Clutton. Not saying it isn't do-able, it just takes care and planning. As for trac...
by QuentinD
Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Prefabricated K-crossings
Replies: 4
Views: 1411

Prefabricated K-crossings

Well, I'm working through my first single slip. I tried and (I think I) succeeded in putting together my first K-crossing, using a bastardized variant of Howard Bolton's esteemed method. Results below. IMG_0797.JPG Though I fear I've soldered myself into a corner here--how will I be able to go about...

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