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by Mark Tatlow
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 267
Views: 61600

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: 296

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: 267
Views: 61600

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: 267
Views: 61600

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: 267
Views: 61600

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: 196
Views: 29115

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: 4574

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: 887

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: 10555

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: 1540

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: 267
Views: 61600

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: 267
Views: 61600

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: 267
Views: 61600

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...
by Mark Tatlow
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 267
Views: 61600

Re: A Highland Miscellany

My apologies for not posting on this for some time; despite not only not having given up modelling but also not having given up blogging. So if you want to see what I have been upto, by all means to my external blog at http://www.highlandmiscellany.com. It is a fair time since I built my last buildi...
by Mark Tatlow
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62099

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Well done Tim

I suspect like me; you won't bother with any other technique going forward.
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62099

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

[ Can I ask you one more question? How do you open out the axel boxes when using BB sprung W irons to allow the waisted bearings to move up and down freely. Tim Sorry Tim, I have not been near a computer for a bit; so I see others have got in here first. Actually I use a cylinder burr cutter in a p...
by Mark Tatlow
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 855
Views: 62099

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Hi Tim, I wrote up how I did this - essentially using the same method that Bill describes - in my external blog. You can find this here: https://highlandmiscellany.com/2018/02/20/sliding-axles/ and you can see that they really do work (around a 4 foot curve) here: https://highlandmiscellany.com/2018...
by Mark Tatlow
Tue May 29, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Trials and tribulations of a (very) average P4 Modeller
Replies: 19
Views: 1161

Re: Trials and tribulations of a (very) average P4 Modeller

David, I also found problems with the switches of Exactoscale turnouts. To be fair to them, I actually think it is how we build them the gauge tends to push the switchblades apart slightly, giving a false feeling that when the solvent goes off they are correctly gauged. Exactoscale's gauges have a +...
by Mark Tatlow
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting February 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 769

Re: CRAG Meeting February 2018

It's really great to make this connection. I presume that Peter is your father? Yes that is correct. What you see is a product of quite a few different contributors and over a fair number of years. The civils works are largely mine (the viaduct is a shared effort but I did paint all the stones whic...
by Mark Tatlow
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting February 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 769

Re: CRAG Meeting February 2018

Very pleased to see some life beginning to be breathed back into Killiecrankie. There is a fair amount of my handiwork in there (including the picture!).
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: 1mm pinpoint axles
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Re: 1mm pinpoint axles

Sorry, I misunderstood Steve. As I understand it C&L have bought the rights to the Exactoscale wagon/coach wheels and even have a stock (perhaps all of the stock) of them. However, poor Phil is swamped with his new business and is struggling to keep up with his website ordering let alone answeri...
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: 1mm pinpoint axles
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Re: 1mm pinpoint axles

Yes............. The metal axle in an Exactoscale axle is 1mm with a pin point end. See my fairly recent blog post on it here: https://highlandmiscellany.com/2018/02/20/sliding-axles/ It is actually really easy to do and if you look at the follow up post you will see it even works on the fairly rigo...
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Houten, Utrecht. Netherlands.
Replies: 11
Views: 1040

Re: Houten, Utrecht. Netherlands.

See you Thursday night Gordon.

I am sure we can find some respectable ale over the weekend................
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Ultrasonic Cleaners
Replies: 24
Views: 3245

Re: Ultrasonic Cleaners

I bought one of these during one of Maplin's sales (about £45 I think). I wouldn't be without it; it never ceases to amaze me how much crud you find at the bottom of it after a clean!

http://cpc.farnell.com/james-products/u ... dp/SA02613
by Mark Tatlow
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 43
Views: 3662

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

45609 wrote:No rest for the wicked.


You must have been very wicked!!

And I do remember them going around Portchullin; and the 8F. I seem to remember the fixed chassis black 5 could not master my rather crap trackwork!!

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