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by Mark Tatlow
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: AJ and Buffer Height Gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: AJ and Buffer Height Gauge

I think your description is actually after the buffer gauge that is held by the stores?

Ref AJHG
by Mark Tatlow
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 74
Views: 10095

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Is that the most P4 locos in one location ever? It must be up there at the very least?
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Putting a Backbone into a Goods Shed
Replies: 162
Views: 40313

Re: Glenmutchkin - Putting a Backbone into a Goods Shed

The advantage of a railway company using standard building designs is that you can get to use them more than once. Thus Portchullin's goods shed will be getting to have a new lease of life on Glenmutchkin. I think my goods shed is the oldest model that I still have and over the years it is fair to s...
by Mark Tatlow
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Group
Topic: Narrow Gauge Group
Replies: 9
Views: 3819

Re: Narrow Gauge Group

Paul Holmes' Borth Y Gest was at Scaleforum in 2007. There is You Tube footage of the layout: S_FCiAjSUds All the Best Danny In 40 years of going to Scaleforum, i have only ever missed one and that was 2007 so i haven't seen this - and i a heartily disappointed now i have seen the video! So if a hi...
by Mark Tatlow
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Maindee East for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 1477

Re: Maindee East for sale

A bargain, I would suggest for that quantum of layout. It seems not to include the smoke generator that exercised the minds of Leatherhead's Leisure Centre team so much in 2011! Also, the resale vale of what look like four OO locos (they are sitting drunk in the ballast) would be close to the same.....
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Putting a Backbone into a Goods Shed
Replies: 162
Views: 40313

Re: Glenmutchkin - Calming an Exhibition Manager's Nerves!

With the need to load the layout in the back of a van to get it to Scaleforum looming, I have been pressing ahead with the creation of travelling boxes for the boards. Despite being pretty simple, they do take a long time to make but those for the main visible boards are at least all now complete – ...
by Mark Tatlow
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 13211

Re: Scaleforum 2019

You could always wear a flower in your hair just in case. Since when did Aylesbury become San Francisco? Since poetry (or are they song lyrics, I have no idea) became part of the hobby too, I suppose. This'll help Tim............... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I0vkKy504U ----------and illustra...
by Mark Tatlow
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Putting a Backbone into a Goods Shed
Replies: 162
Views: 40313

Re: Glenmutchkin - Calming an Exhibition Manager's Nerves!

With nine weeks to go (a couple of which will be lost with a summer holiday) to Glenmutchkin's first outing at Scaleforum, the state of its progress is at the forefront my mind!  It is probably rather more at the forefront of Terry's mind!  So help to calm nerves, here is a progress report and updat...
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 39
Views: 2398

Re: Signalling for Tingley Common

And remember that the green lens is in fact a blue colour (because the white light of an oil lamp is in fact yellow). Not always true. Having been brought up on the WR, which used blue, I was struck by the very different colour I saw when I travelled Birmingham - Derby - Trent Junction - Nottingham...
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 39
Views: 2398

Re: Signalling for Tingley Common

I've tried in vain to add coloured lenses to the spectacles. Any suggestions? I use the coloured cellophane sold by MSE for this. I secure it with varnish. A lot easier than the other suggestions in my view. And remember that the green lens is in fact a blue colour (because the white light of an oi...
by Mark Tatlow
Fri May 24, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 65
Views: 14027

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Where do the folding baseboard legs come from? B&Q I think, I bought them a few years ago. I have used this system on the new layout (which will be at Scaleforum in September for anyone that wants to take a look) and am very pleased with them. A couple of nuances are that they are, as supplied ...
by Mark Tatlow
Fri May 10, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CCU for LMS 6-wheel Bogie
Replies: 9
Views: 777

Re: CCU for LMS 6-wheel Bogie

billbedford wrote:
Mark Tatlow wrote:I will use one of my sliding axle solutions


Your sliding axle solution? You mean this one? Note the date.


A small development of it, as was written up in the News with a credit to the origins of the idea................
by Mark Tatlow
Fri May 10, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: CCU for LMS 6-wheel Bogie
Replies: 9
Views: 777

Re: CCU for LMS 6-wheel Bogie

Hi JF, I have done a lot of Bill Bedfords over the years and recently did a pair of LMS 12'6" bogies. The jury is still out for me as to whether it needs to have more sideplay in the centre axle (if it does, I will use one of my sliding axle solutions) and it needs a little care to make sure th...
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 287
Views: 39885

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Such a famous problem; they did a song about it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5hWWe-ts2s

Well nearly!!
by Mark Tatlow
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 13211

Re: Scaleforum 2019

It is worth noting that Glenmutchkin will be attending strictly in the category of "under construction." Anyone who expect to see an even vaguely completed layout will be suffering a disappointment but it and its fairly numerous signals will operational with mostly correct stock - although...
by Mark Tatlow
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: P4 wagon Compensation(springing)
Replies: 31
Views: 2719

Re: P4 wagon Compensation(springing)

Hi Dave, Guitar wire (which is the wire that comes with the Bill Bedford springing units) does have a curve to it normally, as it is coiled in the packet. In addition, the act of clamping it in the fingers to the bearing carrier does tend to worsen this. Thus, it is necessary to bend the wire back s...
by Mark Tatlow
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Miscellany Models
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: Miscellany Models

The coach connectors look useful too, do you plan to do other types? such as the Pullman type, which the Southern and BR Mk1 stock used? Sorry, missed this earlier Kelly. Probably not on basis that I am unlikely to need them for my own modelling and these products are effectively a spin off of this...
by Mark Tatlow
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Miscellany Models
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: Miscellany Models

Guy, Regarding your questions. You are correct that the bolster does indeed slide up and down without being able to twist or indeed slide sideways. This is achieved by it having on a spring (formed of guitar wire) passing through it and supported slightly raised on the underside of the body of the b...
by Mark Tatlow
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Miscellany Models
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: Miscellany Models

Thanks Jol/Kelly; I'll be at Scalefour North on the Saturday and Justin will have a stack of these on his stand. I have inserted a caution about Coopercraft in the instructions but I am not joining in on what I think to be a witch-hunt. I did buy some of the axleboxes/springs from him at Railwells. ...
by Mark Tatlow
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Miscellany Models
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Miscellany Models

I am now able to offer a number of the models that I have been developing over the last few months (and years!). I am producing these under the name of Miscellany Models and you can see more details of these either there or on my blog. https://highlandmiscellany.com/ First up is a Highland Railway/L...
by Mark Tatlow
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Arrangement of levers in a signal box (calling at the Quintinshill disaster, use of collars and setting back)
Replies: 52
Views: 4532

Re: Arrangement of levers in a signal box

Jim, i was told that the logic was that all the signals in the up direction would be at one end of the box and all the signals in the down direction at the other end. The points would be a bit more towards the middle unless they were clearly associated with either the down (so say an up layby etc). ...
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 534
Views: 100059

Re: Brettell Road

I assume you put in a kill button to ensure that it breaks down regularly?

.............getting it all right and all that!
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Colin Parks, Scalefour member
Replies: 20
Views: 2669

Re: Colin Parks, Scalefour member

That is a sad loss and way too young too.

Colin was a very agreeable man to chat to and a magician with plastic. As Rod said, the 4 SUB was a very high quality model. I hope it will live on on Minories as a sort of epitaph to Colin.
by Mark Tatlow
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout
Replies: 17
Views: 3325

Re: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout

Satisfying playing trains for the first (or nearly first I appreciate) time isn't it!!

Keep up the good work!
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: MIDLAND RAILWAY FOOTBRIDGE KIT ON EBAY
Replies: 5
Views: 1039

Re: MIDLAND RAILWAY FOOTBRIDGE KIT ON EBAY

Lochgorm Kits do a rather nice one too http://www.lochgormkits.co.uk/html/hli_10_hr_footbridge.html#HRI10. I have one on Portchullin. Lochgorm are not presently trading, due to the death of the proprietor but I happen to know they will be back so keep a eye open for an annoucement! PS, presume the a...

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