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by Mark Tatlow
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Exactoscale Products
Replies: 81
Views: 33539

Re: Exactoscale Products

Thanks Keith
by Mark Tatlow
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Exactoscale Products
Replies: 81
Views: 33539

Re: Exactoscale Products

Would anyone be able to send a scan of the instructions (or point me to an online resource) that used to come in the Exactoscale Working Screw Couplings?

It is the working ones I am interested in, not the non-working equivalent?



Mark
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 219
Views: 24146

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

Mark, The quoted "excellent filling abilities" of this product indicate it is thick - I assume not so thick to deter you from using it, but how does it compare to other products. I ask as it's a little expensive to have a punt at. thanks Hi Richard I spray it on (I use cellulose thinners)...
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 219
Views: 24146

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

Paul, The aluminium oxide is not too expensive if bought in reasonable quantity; pots the size of yours are not quite so realistic! And you need to put this through your ultrasonic tank before going to the next stage for a good long shake as the grit does get into nooks and crannies. Having been fig...
by Mark Tatlow
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: GER Society list of 4mm models
Replies: 33
Views: 2571

Re: GER Society list of 4mm models

Here is a link to the Highland Railway Society's versions; although it is somewhat out of date.

http://www.hrsoc.org.uk/Modelling.html
by Mark Tatlow
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Compensating slaters NE hoppers help
Replies: 12
Views: 1234

Re: Compensating slaters NE hoppers help

Sorry, a bit late to the party on this one. The detailing etch that Dave refers to is mine but it does not include operational W-irons. It does includes the external W-irons that some of the NER hoppers used (although I think most or all were subsequently removed) but these do not fulfil a function ...
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Ralph's workbench
Replies: 59
Views: 10003

Re: Ralph's workbench

Glass fibre rod 2.5mm available from here:

https://www.carbonfibreprofiles.com/ind ... Path=4_102
by Mark Tatlow
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Carriage ride height and springing
Replies: 42
Views: 5505

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: 1277

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: 1277

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: 2990

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: 2990

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: 64
Views: 9527

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: 278180

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: 278180

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: 3
Views: 1059

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: 43051

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: 9428

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: 219
Views: 24146

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: 219
Views: 24146

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: 3780

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: 3626

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: 118003

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: 118003

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: 48
Views: 11782

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread

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


Now that is a signal!!!

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