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by Mark Tatlow
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout
Replies: 11
Views: 1185

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: 679

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...
by Mark Tatlow
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 103
Views: 11750

Re: Alpha Mill

Ralph, Eileens do hollow half round brass. https://eileensemporium.com/index.php?option=com_hikashop&ctrl=category&task=listing&cid=1076&name=brass-4&Itemid=189 It is 1mm so really is a tad big for 4mm domestic guttering (which would be 3" or 4") but it is fair to say y...
by Mark Tatlow
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 131
Views: 10202

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Just to say Mike I too am following this thread with interest. Most of your NER stuff is a bit big for my passions, but I do have a Bachie B1 in the *for a rainy day box" (albeit with a Comet chassis)............. Thus, could I ask that you also comment on the detailing of the body aspects, as ...
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Drummond 700
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Re: Hornby Drummond 700

Phil,

What was the dimension between splashers before and after you went a grinding? I have a J36 on the desk and suspect I have a similar issue.



Mark
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale
Replies: 31
Views: 3612

Re: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale

Jol, Accurascale definitely know the difference between the three gauges in the scale. For example, they consulted with us over their first 4mm wagon. If you look at their press announcement, it says: We are also actively investigating offering EM and P4 wheelsets as an additional option for custome...
by Mark Tatlow
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Chassis kit for Oxford Rail Janus 0-6-0 diesel shunter.
Replies: 9
Views: 1077

Re: Chassis kit for Oxford Rail Janus 0-6-0 diesel shunter.

A couple from Scunnie from last year.

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by Mark Tatlow
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Bridge arch question
Replies: 12
Views: 1252

Re: Bridge arch question

That is an ellipse. The change in radius that would be inherent in having two different arcs would be clumsy from a structural point of view. You can probably prove this by loading the photograph onto CAD and tracing an ellipse over it. If you know the overall dimension of the span and the height of...
by Mark Tatlow
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 274
Views: 68586

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Thanks for the photographs Ralph. It was a neat little kit and a great deal elegant than the MSE/51L equivalent. Whilst Noel has pointed out I have built the wrong one (!), I do have another layout I am to build signals for and it definitely has LMS standard ground signals, so I will probably be bac...
by Mark Tatlow
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 274
Views: 68586

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Hi Iak, Yes, it is fairly durable - I tend to make all my models thus as I am a bit of a clumsey oaf if given a chance! The chassis is solid because it has an entire floor which is a sheet of metal and the solebars fold up off this (and are laminated). The roof is also a sort of tube with a plate at...
by Mark Tatlow
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 274
Views: 68586

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Although not Highland vehicles, these full brakes have a strong association with the Highland's branchlines in the post grouping years.  Once the LMS took over the Highland's system in 1923, they seemed to have been horrified by the state of the coaching stock that they inherited!  Portions of the H...
by Mark Tatlow
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 274
Views: 68586

Re: A Highland Miscellany

These may help. I was interested to see the date of introduction given as 1938 or later, which I didn't know. http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/84244-lner-signals-controlling-movement-from-sidings-to-running-lines/ https://www.signalbox.org/signals/lne.htm https://www.wizardmodels.l...
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 274
Views: 68586

Re: A Highland Miscellany

That maybe an "oh bother" moment as I had thought I had found a picture of what looked just like an LMS ground signal and went from there!

I will look at the photographas again and think about it. I hope I don't have to make another of the little blighters!
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Signals for Hessle Haven
Replies: 4
Views: 1259

Re: Signals for Hessle Haven

Good to see you back too Mike. Looking forward to another board or more appearing in due course.

If you (or indeed others) need etches for the NER heavy signal brackets - 2, 3 or 4 doll - contact me offline. There would be a wait, but I have done the artwork for them.
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 274
Views: 68586

Re: A Highland Miscellany

A couple of my modelling friends (whose blog you can find here - https://otcm.wordpress.com/) are in the process of putting together entries into a competition to build cameo layouts being orchestrated by the publishers Titfield Thunderbolt. To be fair to Oly, his entry is largely complete as long a...
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 274
Views: 68586

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Mark, Fine looking vehicles (in both senses of the word). :thumb What would the braking system have been, manual, air or vacuum? Cheers, David A manual scotch brake actuating on one side to one wheel only. Scotch brakes are simple levers, whereby the action of the brake lever is transmitted to a sh...
by Mark Tatlow
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 274
Views: 68586

Re: A Highland Miscellany - Cornish Modelling

Don’t worry – this is not announcement of being turned to the dark side of modelling “Green With Rivets” (aka the GWR)! Instead it is a reference to a week’s trip to the extreme west of Cornwall to support my wife who was appearing in a musical that was running for a week at the Minack Theatre – htt...
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 207
Views: 33933

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

CDGFife wrote:Don't mention the booths Mark.....


As if....................

But you know what modification you need to do...............
by Mark Tatlow
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bodmin General (1955)
Replies: 48
Views: 6161

Re: Bodmin General (1955 to 1965)

Jeremy Good wrote:I suspect mainly because he's fed up of hearing about all my ideas and wants me to get on with something (thanks, Mark)


:D
by Mark Tatlow
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: A Frosty Finish
Replies: 13
Views: 1504

Re: A Frosty Finish

Dave, I share your pain....................

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Dodgy matting agent
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Regrettably, I also have to share your solution - lots of paint stripper.
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 14160

Re: Scaleforum 2018

If there weren't enough excuses to go to Scaleforum already, here is another........ I am pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of volume 3 of my father's series on railway cranes. This will be available from mid September on the 23/24 September and will be formally launched at Scaleforum ...
by Mark Tatlow
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Starting to paint stuff
Replies: 18
Views: 2868

Re: Starting to paint stuff

I get stuck on this phrase "the consistency of skimmed milk". The other way to approach this question is to remember what it is you are seeking to achieve. When air-brushing you are seeking (normally, sometimes a more textured finish is what is being looked for) that the paint droplets be...
by Mark Tatlow
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 274
Views: 68586

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Thanks to John and Noel. The book that John points us too is definitely helpful and will be bookmarked for future use. I have a couple of other Scottish vernacular architecture books which I will share details of when I get home over the weekend. The asbestos slates shown on page 107 (scan)/162(book...
by Mark Tatlow
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 274
Views: 68586

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Noel, I did them in a relatively welsh slate colour so whilst there is a bit of blue in them, it is not as blue as the picture suggests. The asbestos slates that we see are extensively faded, so I did not think the creamy grey we now see them to be a fair reflection of the colour (because I am model...
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 274
Views: 68586

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Progress with the Pharmacy building has continued and the roof is now nearing completion. I preferred using sheet metal (in this case nickle silver) for roofs as I find it is the easiest was to then include gutters. In this case, I designed the roof as a simple fold up etch and subsequently the gutt...

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