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by Mark Tatlow
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 174
Views: 47821

Re: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks

One of my pet hates on model railways are buildings that float a fraction above the ground because they have been plonked in situ, not bedded in. For me, it completely destroys the illusion and I can get quite wound up about it when I see it (…..and it is pretty common, so this is fairly often!). Oc...
by Mark Tatlow
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 1507

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread

Whilst I wish to use most of any free time when I am not working from home trying to finish things, I will rise to this challenge. The next thing I had in mind tackling is a bit of a beast of a coach; a Caledonian Grampian Stock brake composite. This will be the construction of a Caley Coaches kit (...
by Mark Tatlow
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ilkley Engine Shed, West Yorkshire late 1950s
Replies: 57
Views: 12486

Re: Ilkley Engine Shed, West Yorkshire late 1950s

With apologies to Peter for hijacking his thread for the moment, but I followed Dave Franks youtube links and found a fabulous clip of a high speed reverse of a substantial freight train:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7vNZioYlss

Its very impressive; so worth a look.
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day
Replies: 34
Views: 3450

Re: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day

For the person that asked me what the taper was on a wooden post signal, the following is an answer from the McKenzie & Holland catalogue (1893 - ish!) I have is: • Single post wooden signals – 6” square at the top and then tapering out 3/16th of an inch for each foot of height (1.5% or so) • Wo...
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies
Replies: 55
Views: 3240

Re: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies

As of yet Rumney Models don't do a 10' bogie, so that option is not there for me in this instance. I do think that some experimentation is in order, but before I send off an order to Eileens, may I just ask you Mark what it was about the secondary springing that you "didn't really get on with&...
by Mark Tatlow
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies
Replies: 55
Views: 3240

Re: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies

Hi Neil, Coming back to you on a couple of the points. End handrail I have taken another look at this and as you say, the Ratio kits have this on a gentle curve and I copied this in my build. Looking at both the Midland Railway carriages and my other big source book (Carriage Modelling Made Easy by ...
by Mark Tatlow
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 174
Views: 47821

Re: Glenmutchkin - Putting a Backbone into a Goods Shed

Andrew Bluett-Duncan wrote:
Do I gather though that you’ve made some significant progress with yours? If so I’d be most interested to hear more.
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Maybe; but I want to test it for a bit longer before I go into print on it!!

……….so watch this space but don't hold your breadth for when!!
by Mark Tatlow
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 174
Views: 47821

Re: Glenmutchkin - Turntable Troubles Reprise

Part of the concept of the back-story for Glenmutchkin is that it is at the end of a long line so that locos need to be serviced and it was also at the foot of a steep gradient, so trains need to be banked out of the station. All this is creates a lot of thirsty locomotives that would have needed se...
by Mark Tatlow
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Bill Bedford Coach Bogies
Replies: 17
Views: 1035

Re: Bill Bedford Coach Bogies

David, I think the Fox 8 foot bogies have this issue. If you know about it and have not already soldered it solid, can you not flex the brake hangers forward. In theory you will narrow the width but only by a fraction? I use a fair number of Bill Bedford sprung units and getting the brakes in the ri...
by Mark Tatlow
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Wheels for Peckett B2 conversion (and others)
Replies: 13
Views: 1404

Re: Wheels for Peckett B2 conversion (and others)

Bernie, thanks for this I will ponder it and probably have a go at some point! I have a few similar looking wheels already discarded, so I will have a go on these. David, Colin Seymour (aka Gibson) does sell his tyres independent from his full wheels. You need them to use his cast brass wheels (whic...
by Mark Tatlow
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: terrier advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1247

Re: terrier advice

https://www.hornby.com/media/gene-bluefoot/e/s/es-terrier-exploded.jpg https://www.hornby.com/media/gene-bluefoot/e/s/es-terrier-exploded-2.jpg I think we all know that the r-t-r guys are putting more effort into the fidelity of their models, especially in terms of variants but this image has rathe...
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day
Replies: 34
Views: 3450

Re: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day

Tony Sullivan wrote:Mark Tatlow has just thrown his hat in the ring after I promised him unlimited supplies of Tea!



Every one has a price!
by Mark Tatlow
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Adjustable trestles
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: Adjustable trestles

Sorry to disagree but I found they were a bit more flimsy than the Draper ones. I modified mine to be fully adjustable as the basic builder's trestle only jumps in 100mm increments; see here: https://highlandmiscellany.com/2014/04/27/baseboard-supports/ And this is what they look like with the board...
by Mark Tatlow
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 192
Views: 33410

Re: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie

Allan Goodwillie wrote:Hello John, :)

Here is Corrieshalloch. :D Well presented and lit, without being over the top - I like the appropriate lettering style used.

Allan


This is a link to Anthony's blog page; worth a scroll through to get to the pre-grouping stock.

https://ayeates2mm.blogspot.com/
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 174
Views: 47821

Re: Glenmutchkin - Putting a Backbone into a Goods Shed

Back in November 2015 in this thread, I posted about the troubles that I had with the Chatham Turntable drive; Andrew Bluett Duncan was encountering similar issues - mentioned here https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=5427&hilit=turntable&start=25 I am most of the way thr...
by Mark Tatlow
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 329
Views: 52234

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Hi Bob. Unlike you I am not so enamored with the Cobalt connector system. It is fiddly to wire up . I quite like the cobalts and find them reliable. Like Tony, they are so much quieter (and more reliable) than Fulgerexs, I am happy! I am using the IP versions though, so they are a lot younger. I ha...
by Mark Tatlow
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 35th Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition - 19/20 October
Replies: 20
Views: 2289

Re: 35th Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition - 19/20 October

......I'll be there too if anyone wishes to give me abuse (that list is normally lengthy.....).

With a narrow gauge offering of coal/coke grot which, because it is the Spa Valley Railway Beer Festival the same weekend, might have a foreground like this:

Bottom Works Sidings.jpg
by Mark Tatlow
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Attaching axleboxes and buffers
Replies: 17
Views: 1508

Re: Attaching axleboxes and buffers

I'm a 100 degree solder man. As Will says most castings have sufficient mass that it actually takes quite a lot of heat to get them above their melting point. So as long as you don't faff about repositioning the piece with the iron in contact with the part or underlying body or the casting very slen...
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28528

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Terry Bendall wrote:
David Bigcheeseplant wrote:Has the stadium sorted out the lighting inside the hall?


Yes they have David. All new fittings and you can now actually see what you are looking at. :D

Terry Bendall


..........and there was me busting my gut to get Glenmutchkin's layout lighting sorted last weekend!!!
by Mark Tatlow
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: AJ and Buffer Height Gauge
Replies: 6
Views: 1765

Re: AJ and Buffer Height Gauge

I think your description is actually after the buffer gauge that is held by the stores?

Ref AJHG
by Mark Tatlow
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 121
Views: 16877

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Is that the most P4 locos in one location ever? It must be up there at the very least?
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 174
Views: 47821

Re: Glenmutchkin - Putting a Backbone into a Goods Shed

The advantage of a railway company using standard building designs is that you can get to use them more than once. Thus Portchullin's goods shed will be getting to have a new lease of life on Glenmutchkin. I think my goods shed is the oldest model that I still have and over the years it is fair to s...
by Mark Tatlow
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Group
Topic: Narrow Gauge Group
Replies: 9
Views: 4377

Re: Narrow Gauge Group

Paul Holmes' Borth Y Gest was at Scaleforum in 2007. There is You Tube footage of the layout: S_FCiAjSUds All the Best Danny In 40 years of going to Scaleforum, i have only ever missed one and that was 2007 so i haven't seen this - and i a heartily disappointed now i have seen the video! So if a hi...
by Mark Tatlow
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Maindee East for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 2269

Re: Maindee East for sale

A bargain, I would suggest for that quantum of layout. It seems not to include the smoke generator that exercised the minds of Leatherhead's Leisure Centre team so much in 2011! Also, the resale vale of what look like four OO locos (they are sitting drunk in the ballast) would be close to the same.....

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