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by TEZBEDZ
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: MK2 Lever Frame, microswitch, dapol signal
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: MK2 Lever Frame, microswitch, dapol signal

Thanks very much. It's easy when you know.
by TEZBEDZ
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: MK2 Lever Frame, microswitch, dapol signal
Replies: 2
Views: 308

MK2 Lever Frame, microswitch, dapol signal

Wondering if someone can help. I have built a MK2 lever frame, (15 levers in fact)fitted with Microswitches. I have been given a Dapol signal, to use it in an on/off mode as opposed to pulse I have fitted a merg upgrade. The problem is the normal state (signal at danger) for the merg unit is powered...
by TEZBEDZ
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 152
Views: 35066

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

Thanks I didnt think Exactoscale was still going. Will do some googling
by TEZBEDZ
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 152
Views: 35066

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

Hopefully this topic covers chairs used on a turnout. I am just starting an extension to my model of Llanfyllin which requires more turnouts being built, I completed my last ones at least 6 years ago using exactoscale products. I have just purchased some chairs for turnouts but in the pack of chairs...
by TEZBEDZ
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 152
Views: 35066

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

Are your wagons rigid, compensated or sprung. If a mix does the type of suspension make any difference? The next step is to get your eyes down to tack level and watch what happens as the wheels go through the point. Thanks. Looking at track level helped and I discovered that the gauge narrowed a ti...
by TEZBEDZ
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 152
Views: 35066

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

I built 11 turnouts on my layout Llanfyllin, but, 1 is giving me a lot of grief. One turnout refuses to work properly. I dont know the correct terms but when used as a trailing point all vehicles pass through correctly without detailing. When vehicles go through as a facing point all weighted wagons...
by TEZBEDZ
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Mk2 Lever frame and Microswitches
Replies: 15
Views: 4009

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. H...
by TEZBEDZ
Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2016
Replies: 50
Views: 12821

Re: Scalefour North 2016

What a wonderful day out, my excuse for attending with my wife was, i would be able to visit all the traders i wanted stuff from and wouldn't have to pay p & p. Unfortunately i found more things to buy :shock: It was great drive to and from Lancashire, the sun shining all the way. My wife even p...
by TEZBEDZ
Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Coach wheel sizes
Replies: 6
Views: 3453

Re: Coach wheel sizes

Thanks, that confirms my fears. Anyone know a supplier of 3' 6" coach wheels, or they will be fitted with 3' 7 1/2"
by TEZBEDZ
Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Coach wheel sizes
Replies: 6
Views: 3453

Coach wheel sizes

What type and size of wheel were originally fitted to BR Mk 1 Coaches?

I am building a Comet kit as a practice piece before building my B Set, Gibson do a 3ft 7 1/2in or a 3ft 1 1/2in. Plain Disc or 4 hole

What type would have been fitted to a E147 B Set?
by TEZBEDZ
Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: P4 Starter Pack A: 16T Steel Mineral Wagon
Replies: 99
Views: 39567

Re: A wagon tutorial

Thanks John, you were too quick. I just noticed it and tried to delete my question

Should have gone to Specsavers

I still agree this is a really useful informative thread
by TEZBEDZ
Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: P4 Starter Pack A: 16T Steel Mineral Wagon
Replies: 99
Views: 39567

Re: A wagon tutorial

I have had a look through this thread and find it really informative, some very good ideas and advice, especially for people like me who are based in a shed at home and work alone.
ne thing I cant find (and I apologise if it is mentioned) What is the supplier of the underframe?
by TEZBEDZ
Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: pre 1930 vehicles
Replies: 17
Views: 6676

Re: pre 1930 vehicles

Oxford have just released a 1:76 model of Austin 7 in Beige for £4.75 in Hattons looks a lovely little model from the photos, I shall by popping in later in the week to pick one up
by TEZBEDZ
Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Industrial Track inset into Setts
Replies: 8
Views: 4329

Re: Industrial Track inset into Setts

Hi Jim, The Proto 87 tramway looks to be modular, could it be used out to 18.83? It would be easy to do it in OO/HO and use RTR and build it quickly, however all my stock and locos are to P4 and I would prefer to be able to use them on all layouts. On a tramway layout I don't think the difference be...
by TEZBEDZ
Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Industrial Track inset into Setts
Replies: 8
Views: 4329

Industrial Track inset into Setts

I am considering a small industrial layout based on the idea in March Model Rail. Thus gas a Peco Settrack layout on 4ft square. i would like to build this, but, probably on a slightly bigger base. What is the minimum radius for an 0-4-0 handling 9ft wheelbase wagons? I was thinking of building the ...
by TEZBEDZ
Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: 1st P4 layout - Endex
Replies: 153
Views: 57193

Re: 1st P4 layout

I'm concerned about your proximity to the moon...............

I like the idea of a rundown wooden shed, I am making one for Llanfyllin
by TEZBEDZ
Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: 1st P4 layout - Endex
Replies: 153
Views: 57193

Re: 1st P4 layout

Good to see work goes on. My layout and building has suffered a lot this year due to my wife being rather poorly. I have not touched the layout at all, but, have managed to 75% complete a High Level chassis for 5816. I hope to be able to start again soon once we know the treatment has been successful
by TEZBEDZ
Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Are RTR models 'really' that good?
Replies: 53
Views: 19999

Re: Are RTR models 'really' that good?

I think a lot of modellers have no idea what the real thing looks like or how it operates ( I saw someone rub the cylinder of 'Britannia' at Norwich a few years ago. Yes. Steam engines are very hot!) I had someone swear blind he saw LMS diesel 10000 in 1972 at Derby. Even though it was scrapped in ...
by TEZBEDZ
Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Llanfyllin
Replies: 19
Views: 7055

Re: Llanfyllin

Not anymore he isn't, I had to move him along to allow the fencing contractors access. I have cleaned him up and offered counselling all he was worried about was, "What time it is?" The Wagon has had the chassis repaired and just needs the bodywork fitting, the fencing is almost complete, ...
by TEZBEDZ
Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Llanfyllin
Replies: 19
Views: 7055

Re: Llanfyllin

I'm worried about the man on the dock, he's likely to develop Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Keep an eye on him as this might not be obvious for a number of years - 12 in reality, but scaled down to 4mm that could be a matter of days. Good point, It actually took 29 years before I got help and was...
by TEZBEDZ
Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Llanfyllin
Replies: 19
Views: 7055

Re: Llanfyllin

Before
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And After

OOOPs


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by TEZBEDZ
Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Llanfyllin
Replies: 19
Views: 7055

Re: Llanfyllin

Last night I finished installing the Cattle Dock, and put the finishing touches to the sllotments. I thought I would take some photos to put on RMWEB and here just to show some progress. I had the DSLR on a bean bag n the track snapping away, then thought what a jolly idea to put one of my cattle wa...
by TEZBEDZ
Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Lineside Allotments
Replies: 3
Views: 3513

Re: Lineside Allotments

Apart from the runner beans, Rhubarb and Marrows (if I model them) oh and possibly the spuds, they are all pretty generic.
by TEZBEDZ
Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Lineside Allotments
Replies: 3
Views: 3513

Lineside Allotments

I have had some fun over the last two weeks, building and planting three allotments on my model of Llanfyllin. I have no photographs of this area to be modelled and only know that allotment were situated in this location from an old OS Map. So my imagination has been fairly free to roam. I have 3 al...
by TEZBEDZ
Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: hedgelaying
Replies: 10
Views: 4524

Re: hedgelaying

I managed to buy a couple of packets of fresh thyme and am amazed at the amount of stalks involved, I should be able to model the hedge and use it for bushes and undergrowth.

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