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by Mark Tatlow
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Bill Bedford Coach Bogies
Replies: 17
Views: 799

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: 965

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: 1007

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: 4
Views: 902

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: 506

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: 31046

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 - Turntable Troubles Reprise
Replies: 166
Views: 45333

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: 304
Views: 47502

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: 1997

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: 1300

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: 25954

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: 1646

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: 113
Views: 14798

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 - Turntable Troubles Reprise
Replies: 166
Views: 45333

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: 4216

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: 2070

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.....
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Turntable Troubles Reprise
Replies: 166
Views: 45333

Re: Glenmutchkin - Calming an Exhibition Manager's Nerves!

With the need to load the layout in the back of a van to get it to Scaleforum looming, I have been pressing ahead with the creation of travelling boxes for the boards. Despite being pretty simple, they do take a long time to make but those for the main visible boards are at least all now complete – ...
by Mark Tatlow
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 25954

Re: Scaleforum 2019

You could always wear a flower in your hair just in case. Since when did Aylesbury become San Francisco? Since poetry (or are they song lyrics, I have no idea) became part of the hobby too, I suppose. This'll help Tim............... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I0vkKy504U ----------and illustra...
by Mark Tatlow
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Turntable Troubles Reprise
Replies: 166
Views: 45333

Re: Glenmutchkin - Calming an Exhibition Manager's Nerves!

With nine weeks to go (a couple of which will be lost with a summer holiday) to Glenmutchkin's first outing at Scaleforum, the state of its progress is at the forefront my mind!  It is probably rather more at the forefront of Terry's mind!  So help to calm nerves, here is a progress report and updat...
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 39
Views: 3421

Re: Signalling for Tingley Common

And remember that the green lens is in fact a blue colour (because the white light of an oil lamp is in fact yellow). Not always true. Having been brought up on the WR, which used blue, I was struck by the very different colour I saw when I travelled Birmingham - Derby - Trent Junction - Nottingham...
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signalling for Tingley Common
Replies: 39
Views: 3421

Re: Signalling for Tingley Common

I've tried in vain to add coloured lenses to the spectacles. Any suggestions? I use the coloured cellophane sold by MSE for this. I secure it with varnish. A lot easier than the other suggestions in my view. And remember that the green lens is in fact a blue colour (because the white light of an oi...
by Mark Tatlow
Fri May 24, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 88
Views: 17870

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: 1101

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: 1101

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...

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