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by Mark Tatlow
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Pull the Other One!
Replies: 14
Views: 627

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: 94293

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: 94293

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: 45
Views: 4908

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: 930

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: 51478

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: 51478

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: 51478

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: 51478

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: 51478

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: 1558

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...
by Mark Tatlow
Wed May 13, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 94293

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Flymo748 wrote:
Mark's been trying that salt-crystal weathering thing...

Cheers
Flymo


It happened in my ultrasonic bath that I think I set the temperature a bit warm (40 C) that softened the acrylic paint.

Won't be doing it again!
by Mark Tatlow
Wed May 13, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 94293

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Hmmmm……..

A signal imitating a Fresian cow was not the effect I was after…………..

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Halfords etch primer is obviously that etchy!……………..

The completion of my challenge entry will be a little bit longer!
by Mark Tatlow
Thu May 07, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Mysterious pyramid
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: Mysterious pyramid

Its a stack of chairs isn't it?

If you think about it, you can not stack them vertically on top of each other as they would rock off the top of the chair.

Mind you, there looks to be a £10 worth of Exactoscale chairs in the stack!
by Mark Tatlow
Tue May 05, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 94293

Re: A Highland Miscellany

I have used brass square section for the post and dolls, which means that there is a lot of hard filing to do (I don't have access to a milling machine). I reckon there was the better part of a day consumed with the post/dolls for this and the MR signal I am doing. It is hard work and there is a si...
by Mark Tatlow
Tue May 05, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 94293

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Reverting back to the Midland signal, this is now pretty much complete. I have bought a new light box for taking photographs in. Whilst I am still getting to grips with it, when it works it does produce much improved pictures of models. These almost look like an images of a 3D model on a computer sc...
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Andy W
Topic: Yard crane gears
Replies: 28
Views: 1585

Re: Yard crane gears

David, I can't help for the specifics of your crane (should you call it a 6 wheeled chassis when it has six axleboxes but two axles in it is a point to muse though!). However, I have drawings for a 4 wheeled Highland crane mobile yard crane you might find useful? Pop me a private mail if you do and ...
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 184
Views: 51478

Re: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks

More progress has been made with the pair of water tanks and they have now reached the stage where they are effectively finished. IMG_6200 (2).JPG The stonework was painted by picking out each stone in different colours. I think there is a real art to this as when I see others do this, I often think...
by Mark Tatlow
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 94293

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Very impressed with the method for making the Midland pinnacles. That ring of wire filled with solder as the basis for the circular 'plate' in the middle of the casting has worked a treat! I can't quite make out whether you designed a notch into the profile of the pinnacle to locate the wire ring, ...
by Mark Tatlow
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 94293

Re: A Highland Miscellany

More progress has been made with the two doll NER bracket signal. I have used brass square section for the post and dolls, which means that there is a lot of hard filing to do (I don't have access to a milling machine). I reckon there was the better part of a day consumed with the post/dolls for thi...
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 70
Views: 4513

Re: Rigid Chassis Locos?

Wizard of the Moor wrote:. The pony wheels aren't quite right, but I think I'll get away with it after a spot of weathering :?



Very Ben Hur if you don't mind me saying; woe betide a Stanier class 4 tank that runs up alongside............

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by Mark Tatlow
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 94293

Re: A Highland Miscellany

I have also made a start on the second signal; which is a rather simpler single arm Midland home signal, modelled on this one at the Midland Railway Centre: 42923852990_f324cb8718_b.jpg I don't know much about Midland signals but did manage to dig out the chapter in Midland Style. Looking through th...
by Mark Tatlow
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 94293

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Nice finials! Are they available to others? Yes, via my Miscellany Models site https://miscellanymodels.com/ . I am not too sure what the signalling arrangements were at Coldstream, but if you are showing interest in the McKenzie & Holland finials, you might want to look at the other signalling...
by Mark Tatlow
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 94293

Re: A Highland Miscellany - Socially Distanced Challenge

In response to the Society's Socially Distanced challenge, I have picked up the building of a batch of signals for some friends. The first of these is a NER two doll signal. This is destined for Benfieldside and is the up starter. This went missing over the years and we have not been able to source ...
by Mark Tatlow
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 94293

Re: A Highland Miscellany

It seems I have been neglected this thread for a bit long; it took a while to find it! I have still be busy modelling and posting on my public blog. My last post are a sensible prelude to the next few posts here as it looks at my thoughts and tips on signal building. You can find this here https://h...

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