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by Andy G
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Crossing Vee Jig
Replies: 26
Views: 3962

Re: Crossing Vee Jig

Hi Dave, Ralph flagged this thread up to me. I've dug through the drawings I've not had chance to action yet and have found Ralph's for the track jig, so will see what I can produce with it. Hopefully I may get something done over the weekend but producing sleepers for Jeremy will have to take prior...
by Andy G
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Timber Track Bases
Replies: 9
Views: 2037

Re: EBMA Timber Track Bases

They've actually been available for a while but versions of the B6-8 turnout to match 9' sleepered trackwork are now available either from the Stores or through the EBMA Hobby & Craft website - http://www.ebmahobby.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=65_66 Also, newly available is a ...
by Andy G
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 126
Views: 20453

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

As Ralph mentioned he has handed the design of the crossing vee jig over to me and I have now done a small run of these and they are available on the EBMA Hobby & Craft website. http://www.ebmahobby.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=65&product_id=81
by Andy G
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Timber Track Bases
Replies: 9
Views: 2037

Re: EBMA Timber Track Bases

Thanks Keith, glad it was CLAG and not MMRS - that would have been embarrassing :o
by Andy G
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Timber Track Bases
Replies: 9
Views: 2037

Re: EBMA Timber Track Bases

Thanks. Adding extra holes wouldn't be an issue, but, unfortunately I've got absolutely no idea about 3rd rail - any pointers on where I could look up the necessary info?

Andy
by Andy G
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Timber Track Bases
Replies: 9
Views: 2037

EBMA Timber Track Bases

In building his Great Jackson Street layout Ralph drew some turnout timbers with the rivet holes pre-made. The primary purpose was not having to try and punch the hole in the right place and inevitably get some of them wrong and all the hassle that leads to. A side benefit of the design is that the ...
by Andy G
Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:09 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Electro magnets for AJs
Replies: 65
Views: 16445

Re: Electro magnets for AJs

steve howe wrote:Didn't the MMRS also produce one at sometime?


Not that I'm aware of and I've been a member of MMRS for 27 years (yikes!). I think what you may be thinking of are the instructions on how to wind your own, though I can find no reference to them in the current information.

Regards
Andy
by Andy G
Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Polypipe for ply sleepers
Replies: 14
Views: 5391

Re: Polypipe for ply sleepers

My experience has shown that you do not need this. Just use MEK (aka butanone) to fix the chairs to the ply. Note that MekPak is not MEK these days. I actually asked Bernard about the requirement for the polypipe type solvent in the light of my experience showing it wasn't required. His comment was ...
by Andy G
Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: wooden sleepers
Replies: 18
Views: 6676

Re: wooden sleepers

Hi Mark, On the rebuild of Slattocks' trackwork we will be using full height sleepers for the mainlines. For the turnouts we will be using Exactoscale timber strip for most of the timbers but every fifth sleeper or so will be rivetted. To achieve the rivetted sleepers we'll be using standard thickne...
by Andy G
Mon May 18, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Hinged Alex Jacksons
Replies: 29
Views: 16411

Re: Hinged Alex Jacksons

Well he's how I managed on the MCA with it's freight bogie and apparently nowhere to put an AJ: It ran well this weekend, the only problem being that it is hinged and cannot by uncoupled from another hinged AJ. Richard, Well done, but do you know why it wouldn't uncouple from another hinged AJ? The...
by Andy G
Sun May 17, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 38" Curves
Replies: 4
Views: 2268

Re: 38" Curves

Tim, Keith, Thanks for your responses. I realised that we could build locos capable of running through a 38" curve but it was a question of whether or not the compromises to allow them to run round the tight curves would spoil their appearance. However, I presume that your issues propelling sto...
by Andy G
Sat May 16, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 38" Curves
Replies: 4
Views: 2268

38" Curves

I'm not sure whether this should be here or under track and turnouts but does anybody have experience of getting 4-6-0s (probably Black Fives) around a 38" curve. The trailing cross over in front of the junction on Slattocks Junction is forced onto a curve and has resulted in a minimum radius o...
by Andy G
Sat May 16, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Tortoise Auxiliary Switches
Replies: 28
Views: 11026

Re: Tortoise Auxiliary Switches

On Slattock's only outing so far we noticed potential issues with the switching and on examination back at Dean Hall found a build up of dirt. The decision was taken to irradicate them and all motors have now had the copper wipers removed and microswitches screwed to the outside of the motor in alig...
by Andy G
Thu May 14, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Hinged Alex Jacksons
Replies: 29
Views: 16411

Re: Hinged Alex Jacksons

Hi Richard,
I think you may be right about cutting a slot being the only option, unless you look at Nigel Cliffe's DCC operated hook.

Andy
by Andy G
Wed May 06, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Hinged Alex Jacksons
Replies: 29
Views: 16411

Re: Hinged Alex Jacksons

Richard, You pick some awkward ones to get started with don't you? I'll start with the last ones as those are probably the simpler and most similar to what I'm working on at the moment - Bachmann 16 tonners. First thing I did was to chop off that big lump that the screw passes through and used to at...
by Andy G
Wed May 06, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Hinged Alex Jacksons
Replies: 29
Views: 16411

Re: Hinged Alex Jacksons

Penrhos, The coiled AJs were apparently covered in Snooze number 153. The veneer pins shuld be available from your local DIY shop (much more preferable), or as Dave said http://www.screwfix.com , but not http://www.screwdix.com :D Andy [Edit:Looks like screwfix have been clever and bought bought sre...
by Andy G
Wed May 06, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Hinged Alex Jacksons
Replies: 29
Views: 16411

Re: Hinged Alex Jacksons

Hi Penrhos, If you can let Ralph know what parts of the instructions you don't find easy to understand that would be great and he can then look at addressing any issues. I'm not familiar with your prototype wagons but I'll try and answer from the coupling point of view. The counter balance is purely...
by Andy G
Tue May 05, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: How easy is it to make your own
Replies: 11
Views: 4823

Re: How easy is it to make your own

I think you'll find that the issue with the crossing and switch filing jigs is supply from the manufacturer - basically it has stopped for the time being and therefore only those jigs still sat on the shelf are available.
Andy
by Andy G
Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Addition to above
Replies: 3
Views: 2154

Re: Addition to above

Mark, Iain's book is pretty good, though I prefer a solid track base - the stock has enough to deal with without the track wobbling around as well. I don't use C&L parts anymore but the techniques described work equally well with P4Track Co parts. My plain track varies from Iain's suggestions in...
by Andy G
Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: What are the correct chairs for period modelled?
Replies: 6
Views: 3201

Re: What are the correct chairs for period modelled?

It probably depends on whereabouts in London you are talking about. If it's Western Region then you may be after GWR two bolt chairs or S1 chairs as used by the rest (sweeping statement!) and BR. For flat bottom track parts have a look at Colin Craig's web site http://colincraig4mm.co.uk/ . Hope tha...
by Andy G
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Materials and Techniques
Topic: Ballasting track - Johnsons Klear
Replies: 15
Views: 6609

Re: Ballasting track - Johnsons Klear

As I've reported on rmweb I've bought a bottle of each to test, primarily for ballasting. Neither have particularly altered the colour of the ballast (Woodland Scenics buff) but the new is not particularly good at sticking it into place, the old is fine as others have reported.

Andy
by Andy G
Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Materials and Techniques
Topic: Ballasting track - Johnsons Klear
Replies: 15
Views: 6609

Re: Ballasting track - Johnsons Klear

Sean, I can't answer all of your questions but the equivalent of the pink material over here is blue and called Styrofoam. I was going to use some left over Knauf insulation boards (the stuff coated with aluminium foil on each side) as the basis for some boards until I realised that whilst overall b...
by Andy G
Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Materials and Techniques
Topic: Ballasting track - Johnsons Klear
Replies: 15
Views: 6609

Re: Ballasting track - Johnsons Klear

Tony, Thanks for this. Ballasting Slattocks Junction the first time around was a major pain in the rear with ballast floating off where it felt like or as you seem to have previously experienced dimples appearing. We are looking for a much easier method with a better result for the second attempt. W...
by Andy G
Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: New Alex Jackson Jigs and components
Replies: 10
Views: 5816

Re: New Alex Jackson Jigs and components

All these jigs are now available to members through the Scalefour stores and will be made available to the wider community through our on-line ordering system in the next few days. Regards Keith, The 'wider community' are already able to get them from http://www.palatinemodels.co.uk . The site also...
by Andy G
Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: P4 Track Co Standard and Gauge Widened Bases
Replies: 17
Views: 6151

Re: P4 Track Co Standard and Gauge Widened Bases

I know it's narrow gauge but I don't think that will have any affect on it but when I was working on the Welsh Highland I am fairly certain the tight curves had cant and gauge widening applied to them.

Andy

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