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by stephenfreeman
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Colouring Sleepers
Replies: 24
Views: 3073

Re: Colouring Sleepers

Ronseal black ash fence paint for me. You can vary the intensity between brand new and faded grey.
by stephenfreeman
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Chairs and Rail
Replies: 51
Views: 7667

Re: Chairs and Rail

Actually it's Karlgarin PermaWay - Phoenix PP are sole agents though you have to buy the code 75 from PPP, the other rail sections are available direct. Don't know about chairs but it would seem logical.
by stephenfreeman
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Chairs and Rail
Replies: 51
Views: 7667

Re: Chairs and Rail

Hi
It all depends on how recent? HiNi this year, Society NS this year , mild steel from C&L not sure but within last few years (I don't get asked for.much of it) DCC Concepts Stainless Steel within last 12 months.
by stephenfreeman
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Chairs and Rail
Replies: 51
Views: 7667

Re: Chairs and Rail

Hi, There was a useful exchange of info on Templot club not long ago when dimensions were looked at in relation to 3d printing. HiNi came out as a problem. If you want a rail that fits Exactoscale chairs you could look at DCc Concepts Stainless steel. It does need a different approach but not withou...
by stephenfreeman
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 76021

Re: Construction of a Test Track

So scale rail section results in scale expansion? Perhaps another reason for following prototype practice more closely?

But can you scale heat??? ;)
by stephenfreeman
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Exactoscale Products
Replies: 76
Views: 18510

Re: Exactoscale Products

I have read elsewhere (RMweb) that sometime in July has been mentioned as the changeover time.
by stephenfreeman
Mon May 21, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Exactoscale Products
Replies: 76
Views: 18510

Re: Exactoscale Products

Their own range of chairs and sleepers, flexible track etc of course. I expect that 7mm scale sales out-perform 4mm. Obviously, the fact is that C&L must be profitable, why else would either Pete or Phil buy it? I can't imagine, Peco, Carrs or Exactoscale were ever part of the core, they certain...
by stephenfreeman
Sun May 20, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Exactoscale Products
Replies: 76
Views: 18510

Re: Exactoscale Products

My apologies if I had put 2 and 2 together and got 5. The fact remains that Exactoscale parts still exist, is in no small part to Andrew putting his hand in his pocket. (more than once I would imagine). Compares most favourably with another outfit that is recently no more (thankfully I have had no d...
by stephenfreeman
Sun May 20, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Exactoscale Products
Replies: 76
Views: 18510

Re: Exactoscale Products

I cannot envisage any risk to C&L whatsoever. It may be a sad fact but most of his customers will be for 00 whether we like it or not. P4 customers are likely to form only a very small portion of his customers. Please remember that Exactoscale was up for sale prior to the arrangement with C&...
by stephenfreeman
Sun May 20, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Exactoscale Products
Replies: 76
Views: 18510

Re: Exactoscale Products

EMGS Stores already and have for some time sold most of both ranges, though stock appears to be somewhat depleted at the moment. Perhaps they will re-stock shortly as it is ExpoEM this weekend and C&L are also there?
by stephenfreeman
Sat May 19, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Exactoscale Products
Replies: 76
Views: 18510

Re: Exactoscale Products

Of course Brian didn't do that many shows and did prioritise Mail Order. :idea:

I may have been asked to do all sorts of scales and gauges but never DOGA fine. Says it all really.
by stephenfreeman
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Jeremy Suter
Replies: 6
Views: 1615

Re: Jeremy Suter

Perhaps my comment wasn't too helpful. If you can send me an email, I'll print it off and take it round in cleft stick next time I'm in Middlewich.
by stephenfreeman
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Jeremy Suter
Replies: 6
Views: 1615

Re: Jeremy Suter

Of course there is always the Royal Mail. Even though I live less than 5 miles from him, I use the stores method for ordering as personal visits take up too much of both his and my time, we are both busy people and speaking for myself I don't really welcome such distractions (and I wouldn't blame hi...
by stephenfreeman
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: First point. Early conundrums.
Replies: 27
Views: 4434

Re: First point. Early conundrums.

Hi,
Which type of Ambis stretcher bars are you using? He does one for the early round type and one for the more modern, rectangular type.

I have both types here and I'll see if I can do some photos, perhaps tomorrow.
by stephenfreeman
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Servo Control of Points
Replies: 27
Views: 10282

Re: Servo Control of Points

Personally I don't like using a DCC hand held controller for doing anything other than controlling locos. So good old analogue switches work for me but so does using DCC with JMRI's Panelpro. The only reason for using multiple Boosters is IMHO where the size of the layout warrants it. You can still ...
by stephenfreeman
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: First point. Early conundrums.
Replies: 27
Views: 4434

Re: First point. Early conundrums.

The little red cross in front of the Vee is as you suspected, there to show where a sharp pointed vee would be. It is the "Fine Point" in Templot speak. You can ignore it for building a normal turnout with a blunt nose but it does have its use when it comes to designing things like 3 ways.
by stephenfreeman
Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Morgan Design TOU System
Replies: 20
Views: 4881

Re: Morgan Design TOU System

Hi, Well I have used both the early and latest Ambis versions in 7mm scale (I do have some 4mm ones to use as well soon) and I would think that though the early ones were easier to fold up the end result will not be as strong as the latest versions. They do take some figuring out how to bend them up...
by stephenfreeman
Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Morgan Design TOU System
Replies: 20
Views: 4881

Re: Morgan Design TOU System

pp067a01ea.jpg Many years ago I did something along similar lines. I later refined it on an O gauge layout where the crank was soldered to a spigot on a substantial turned brass rod (a one piece turning in brass comprising the spigot and had a shoulder on it to prevent it falling down through the t...
by stephenfreeman
Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Another Round...
Replies: 323
Views: 63893

Re: Another Round...

Hi,
There is something called 'wire glue', that works but not much good as a glue. Having said that I've only ever used it occasionally with smd leds, where the current is miniscule compared with a loco. It does sound very similar to the Farnell offering.
by stephenfreeman
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Templot
Replies: 69
Views: 12550

Re: Templot

Hi,
John looks to have gone down the same path as myself, only he's finished it. Well done. NLS maps is very useful, will be even better once they've finished the 25 inch map scans.
by stephenfreeman
Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Templot
Replies: 69
Views: 12550

Re: Templot

Hi, It's a fairly simple layout comprising if my calculations are correct 9 turnouts. The National Library of Scotland come to the rescue once again with their scanning initiative here is the link for the map, http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=18&lat=51.1815&lon=-2.8730&layers=176&...
by stephenfreeman
Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Modelu
Replies: 31
Views: 8466

Re: Modelu

I've just received some pretty impressive samples of the Signal Lamps he has recently scanned.(they are hollow too) My only comment about what might be improved was to do them in black rather than red if possible as otherwise the inside of the lamp needs to be painted with a reflective paint (silver...
by stephenfreeman
Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Signals for Minories
Replies: 38
Views: 9008

Re: Signals for Minories

Yes inkjet printing onto normal decal sheet won't work, it has to be a Laser.
by stephenfreeman
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Signals for Minories
Replies: 38
Views: 9008

Re: Signals for Minories

Hi, Yes I know that, I was just doubting such cutters to have sufficient resolution to cut out very small transfers such as the hand-written insignia so often seen on wagons. Maybe OK for larger lettering but they have never really been much of a problem anyway. The only semi-successful method I hav...
by stephenfreeman
Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Is this a weighbridge?
Replies: 21
Views: 3510

Re: Is this a weighbridge?

Hi,

Pretty certain that the docks were part of the Wrexham Mold and Connahs Quay Railway absorbed by the GCR, so no GWR influence!

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