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by Mark Tatlow
Fri May 24, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 65
Views: 13422

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: 644

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: 644

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: 37464

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: 72
Views: 4995

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: 2419

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: 844

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: 844

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: 844

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: 844

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: 4067

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: 527
Views: 94664

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: 2357

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: 16
Views: 2673

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: 944

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: 134
Views: 19684

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: 152
Views: 16424

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: 1002

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: 4772

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: 1439

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: 1787

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: 76294

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: 76294

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: 76294

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: 76294

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...

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