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by Tony W
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: AJ and Buffer Height Gauge
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: AJ and Buffer Height Gauge

Even more scary Morgan, is that the 70th anniversary of Alex's death is not that far away. For a coupling that raises such diverse views in the hobby it's taking a long time to settle down quietly!!

Tony
by Tony W
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 172
Views: 14603

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Captain Kernow wrote:
If you're that short of material, why not just tell everyone that you need more articles for the journal?

You mean a whole album of alternative lyrics? :D

Tony
by Tony W
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 86
Views: 26268

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

Three clips from yesterdays event as promised





As always, apologies for the quality. I might even start using a proper video camera as the layout progresses!!
That's all for now.

Tony
by Tony W
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 146
Views: 23250

Re: Alpha Mill

Hi Tony
You're very welcome. Glad you enjoyed the day.
Tony
by Tony W
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 86
Views: 26268

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

Yesterday, 21/3/19, the Manchester Group played host to a visit by the Fylde and Nottingham Area Groups. This meeting really started out as an invite to a few people to see Alpha Mill on Slattocks Junction but was quickly extended (for further information on this please see Ralph's thread on Alpha M...
by Tony W
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 146
Views: 23250

Re: Alpha Mill

This is the Mill and Engine House in their correct location on the layout.I'll post a video later on the Manchester AG thread, taken at yesterdays visit by the Fylde and Nottingham Area Groups to Dean Hall which gives a better idea of the buildings size.

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Tony
by Tony W
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 86
Views: 26268

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

The picture below also appears on Ralphs thread on Alpha Mill. This shows the Mill and Engine House in their correct location on the layout and gives a better idea of their scale on the layout. The photo was taken at last Saturdays running session to celebrate the Manchester Society's 94th birthday....
by Tony W
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 86
Views: 26268

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

Just rounding off the discussion about the canal bridge which has now been finished off with additional copings and painted. It even has the correct circular newels at the end of the wing walls, which will be a lot more visible on the model than they are on the weed infested prototype. Below is a sh...
by Tony W
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Auto- Couplings , what choices - decisions
Replies: 36
Views: 4656

Re: Auto- Couplings , what choices - decisions

Le Corbusier wrote: Ever thought of demonstrating at Scaleforum The Scaleforum organisation team quite rightly thought that the show needed a break from my ugly mug at the demonstration table! :D I agree totally with Martins comment that the proof of the pudding is on an operating layout. Under dem...
by Tony W
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Auto- Couplings , what choices - decisions
Replies: 36
Views: 4656

Re: Auto- Couplings , what choices - decisions

Matin Goodall wrote Re Alex Jackson couplings, I was simply quoting from the instructions/advice published by Alex Jackson and his collaborators in Manchester MRS themselves. They made it perfectly clear from the outset that their coupling was not designed to operate on track radii of less than 4 f...
by Tony W
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Auto- Couplings , what choices - decisions
Replies: 36
Views: 4656

Re: Auto- Couplings , what choices - decisions

I'm really sorry I wont be going to Scaleforum this year because the above email by Martin is full of mis information about the Alex Jackson coupling and reads more like a promotional advert for his Burford coupling. Every coupling has its limitations but when you read comments like "Alex Jacks...
by Tony W
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 86
Views: 26268

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

Hi Keith

I take it that this is on the Rochdale Canal


Yes it is. The inspiration came from this view which shows the bridge carrying the railway over the canal. In the background can be seen the bottom gates of one of the Slattocks locks

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Regards

Tony
by Tony W
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 86
Views: 26268

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

Last week the canal lock assembly was required to meet up with the mill to ensure levels were consistent. It just seemed to present itself with a photo opportunity!! 20180724_210121.jpg 20180724_200733.jpg 20180724_200656.jpg It should also be noted that further progress on the lock has been made si...
by Tony W
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 86
Views: 26268

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

Hi Colin

Thanks.....although it probably looks better in the dark....! :D

Tony
by Tony W
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 86
Views: 26268

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

Forgot to post this picture last week. No real reason, I just thought it was quite a 'nice' picture. I was leaving Dean Hall and had turned all but the entrance light off. As I past the layout the one light caught the track, giving quite an interesting view of the junction. 20180529_225912 A.jpg Tony
by Tony W
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 86
Views: 26268

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

With work progressing on various fronts (see elsewhere on this forum) it's been a while since I posted anything about the scenery. To enable us to progress this further we had to decide on the ground levels at the edge of the layout but this couldn't be achieved without final decisions concerning th...
by Tony W
Mon May 14, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 146
Views: 23250

Re: Alpha Mill

I hope that box isn't too heavy coz if it doesn't fit under the layout........! :lol:
Tony
by Tony W
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 86
Views: 26268

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

In the post of June 2017 Ralph stated that work was progressing on a number of fronts. By the end of the year the group had achieved its targets and whilst there was little to see of difference on the layout considerable progress had been made elsewhere. It was therefore pleasing to state in the ann...
by Tony W
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 86
Views: 26268

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

Colin Parks wrote: Really liked the video clips! Inspirational stuff. Hi Colin Glad you liked them. Hope you like the next few. Tony Last night we decided to test the track using freight stock. It should be noted that the fitted vans in the clips are a real rag bag of stock, with many still not com...
by Tony W
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 86
Views: 26268

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

Rod Cameron asked: Do you standardise on a particular make of coach wheel? Not really Rod, it really depends on whatever is round and true! I suppose we'd always go for Ultrascale but I'm quite happy using Gibson. A view I've never held is, "Ultrascale will always be the best". I've had s...
by Tony W
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 86
Views: 26268

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

Colin Parks wrote Your account of the tribulations caused by gauge-narrowing of the Flexitrack is a cautionary tale for the rest of us. Having read of your experiences with it, I have decided against the stuff for my (extremely modest) layout. Horsetan wrote I've probably missed something here, but...
by Tony W
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 86
Views: 26268

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

Only got video of a 22 coach train I'm afraid. By the time we'd got over the 'wow' moment and decided to get the camera out one coach had decided to play dead! L5qb7Sm-DMo Please note that most of this train is of brass construction and fitted with Alex Jackson couplings. When demonstrating the coup...
by Tony W
Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: An Electromagnet Alternative
Replies: 14
Views: 4531

Re: An Electromagnet Alternative

Hi JFS There are absolutely no issues with Slattocks (at least, non relevant to this thread :D), it's just that Mike (our electrical guru) didn't fancy installing another power supply when there was already one in situ which could be utilised. We don't have a problem with electromagnets, and have us...
by Tony W
Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: An Electromagnet Alternative
Replies: 14
Views: 4531

Re: An Electromagnet Alternative

Thanks Keith

Tony
by Tony W
Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: An Electromagnet Alternative
Replies: 14
Views: 4531

Re: An Electromagnet Alternative

Keith
Is that any better? I don't know why but this video has been a nightmare from start to finish!
Tony

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