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by Mark Tatlow
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Carriage ride height and springing
Replies: 31
Views: 1921

Re: Carriage ride height and springing

Hi David, What gauge of wire did you use on your primary (axlebox springs). They are designed to take (or rather I use) 9 gauge but in practise as different weights of coach give rise to different compressions, you do have a choice. The wires can also get bent slightly as they are soldered in place,...
by Mark Tatlow
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Assistance with Bill Bedford 6-Wheel Coach Bogies Please
Replies: 7
Views: 775

Re: Assistance with Bill Bedford 6-Wheel Coach Bogies Please

On another point you need to work out how to mount a six wheeled bogie as the pivot position is below the central axle. You need a shallow bolt and thin nut.

A few pictures of one here

https://highlandmiscellany.com/2016/08/ ... way-there/
by Mark Tatlow
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Assistance with Bill Bedford 6-Wheel Coach Bogies Please
Replies: 7
Views: 775

Re: Assistance with Bill Bedford 6-Wheel Coach Bogies Please

Hi John I have suffered the same problem on both the Bill Bedford 4 and 6 wheeled bogies. I solved it by soldering the guitar wire to the prongs as per your query. It is essential to get them in the right place as otherwise the carriers bind in the hornguides. I smear a little vasoline on the later ...
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Glazing - your thoughts please
Replies: 29
Views: 1585

Re: Glazing - your thoughts please

Hi Neil I suspect that the coaches on Southwark Bridge have actually been glazed with microscope cover strips but I will let others that know this to confirm. I am ashamed to say that I am presuming that David is not as heavy handed as me...............!!! Yes, they are only 0.2mm thick and therefor...
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Glazing - your thoughts please
Replies: 29
Views: 1585

Re: Glazing - your thoughts please

Hi David, I use the glazing material from Wizard Models which is moderately thick, circa 0.8mm I would say without actually measuring it. I secure it with PVA and as David says, I lay the coach on its side for a little to allow the glue to properly tack. If there is any stray glue on the glazing mat...
by Mark Tatlow
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 62
Views: 6461

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Mike Garwood wrote:
I'm off to bend up 30 Bill Bedford Mk1 chassis. That'll numb the pain :D



................and if the bending of the chassis doesn't, making up 120 pairs of brakes will!
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 232151

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

Love the Minack Tim!! Slightly less refreshing for me when I was last down there - for reasons you can see in this blog post: https://highlandmiscellany.com/2018/09/30/cornish-modelling-and-the-demon-barber-of-fleet-street/ Pie anyone? Yes ... I remember reading your blog entry ... which I always e...
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 232151

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

Love the Minack Tim!!

Slightly less refreshing for me when I was last down there - for reasons you can see in this blog post:

https://highlandmiscellany.com/2018/09/ ... et-street/

Pie anyone?
by Mark Tatlow
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR 59' Railmotor Body Instructions
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Re: GWR 59' Railmotor Body Instructions

I do like your tool for forming tumble homes Jeremy, we will be making one of those tomorrow!
by Mark Tatlow
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 34504

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

They do look rather fine Dave.

Given that they are not supposed to be glamorous engines, I do think the Black 5s were very tidy engines.

Is the coal load on your painted black 5 out of gauge? Best take my barrow to the first tight bridge it goes under!
by Mark Tatlow
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brassmasters Duchess test build
Replies: 39
Views: 7501

Re: Brassmasters Duchess test build

I have just plonked some rather nice (and in a pair of cases unusual) pictures of the early Coronations on my external blog:

https://highlandmiscellany.com/2020/07/ ... mment-4563
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 125
Views: 10544

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

wouldn't cellulose disolve the plastic in this instant? If you dropped the model in a vat of cellulose thinners for a period, it may well do damage but for delivery via an airbrush the solvent will disappear in a fraction. Indeed, one of the issues of cellulose paint (and the main cause of the oran...
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 125
Views: 10544

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

Lifting it out, under my fingers, the paint literally fell off: IMG_6483.JPG Paul As was noted in my Highland Miscellany thread or here on my blog (https://highlandmiscellany.com/2020/05/13/only-the-printable-words-for-this-wednesday/), I have had some similar experiences. My conclusion is that the...
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: CeeJay60's WorkBench
Replies: 26
Views: 2696

Re: CeeJay60's WorkBench

Mr Tatlow can indeed do you some lost wax finials. I am not sure which lamps you are after. The NER M&H had a really chunky one for their timber slotted signals and then a more delicate one for much of the rest/ MSE do the former and i can do the later (but am out of stock at the moment). Detail...
by Mark Tatlow
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Pull the Other One!
Replies: 24
Views: 2626

Re: Pull the Other One!

Looks really good Dave Any tips and tricks to help me on my way? Regards, Chris The issue I found was securing the lever handles on properly; they take a good degree of stress. There were two reasons - firstly it is steel so not that easy to solder and secondly the "pip" on the etch of th...
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 106016

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Paul Cram wrote:
Are you missing a half etch line on the side of the bogie at the bottom right? I presume that this would fold up.


Paul - thanks for that. It wasn't an intentional mistake; it was just a mistake!!!
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 106016

Re: A Highland Miscellany

I was one of the first to declare my intent to enter the Lockdown Challenge (note the better names guys......) with the intent to build a Caledonian Grampian 12 wheeler coach. The eagle eyed of you will have noted that there hasn't been any posts on it. I did start it; well actually take a long hard...
by Mark Tatlow
Wed May 27, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 8491

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread

CeeJay60 wrote:Entry No. 3 – Signals
Alnmouth box and signals.jpg


Now that is a signal!!!
by Mark Tatlow
Wed May 27, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Fylde
Topic: Fylde Area Group (Lockdown Update May 2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 1698

Re: Fylde Area Group (Lockdown Update May 2020)

Hi Mike,

I like the fish van and the L&Y brake third. I have both in my stash!!


Mark
by Mark Tatlow
Tue May 26, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 184
Views: 59190

Re: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks

Paul Townsend wrote:Done at Highbridge decades ago! You saw it there when you visited some 3 years ago :roll: my memory ain't that good either :twisted:
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Sorry Paul, I had not recalled that!! You get first prize!
by Mark Tatlow
Tue May 26, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 184
Views: 59190

Re: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks

johndarch wrote:More weight in the bucket?


Its already full of solder, so there isn't really any option.

I am jogging the base as I flick the switches, so it is partly me.
by Mark Tatlow
Mon May 25, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 184
Views: 59190

Re: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks

Winander wrote:Mark,

A really nice feature. Are you going to paint the top of the coal stack white as I have seen LNWR stacks painted - apparently to deter theft.

best wishes,
Richard


The pictures I have of the Highlands suggest that they weren't painted.

The Scots more trustworthy than the English?
by Mark Tatlow
Mon May 25, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 184
Views: 59190

Re: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks

Obviously, where there is water in a locomotive yard, there really ought to be coal too. The Highland, like many other railway companies of the time (certainly the Scottish ones), sought to stockpile coal. This was presumably insurance against coal strikes and allowed them to purchase coal at times ...
by Mark Tatlow
Mon May 25, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 184
Views: 59190

Re: Glenmutchkin - Loco Coaling

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by Mark Tatlow
Mon May 18, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: P4 Refresh - Hi
Replies: 20
Views: 2476

Re: P4 Refresh - Hi

Edit : a few images added to my Flickr site showing some of my locos on display. Not all of these are P4 btw & some fine scale OO https://www.flickr.com/photos/113816008@N03/albums/72157714063578467 That collection is looking pretty impressive; perfect for where the east coast mainline meets th...

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