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by Tony W
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 3206

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Hi Paul Hope you are keeping well in these continuing strange times. I've just been watching the barge on De Graafstroom. Absolutely brilliant. I think everyone connected with virtual Scaleforum 2020 deserves a big pat on the back. It is superb, and I, for one, will be spending the next few days wat...
by Tony W
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 3206

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

The most useful piece of equipment in my workshop is without doubt the torch on my mobile! It gets used at every modelling session as something always ends up on the floor!! :shock:
by Tony W
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 3206

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Back on the stand for a final stint
by Tony W
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 3206

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Back on the stand again. I hope everyone out there is enjoying themselves.

Tony
by Tony W
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 3206

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Still got the washing blowing in the wind in Manchester!!
by Tony W
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Society Stand and Stores
Topic: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand
Replies: 91
Views: 3206

Re: The Virtual Scalefour Society Stand

Morning All
About to take over from Chris and Paul. I hope everyone had a decent journey to their screens. :)
Tony
by Tony W
Fri May 08, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 109
Views: 40604

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

The idea for the Bury line tunnel came effectively by default. In reality the tracks up to Rochdale and those to Bury part at Castleton South Junction. On the layout there is simply not the room to show this split effectively. As stated in the previous post a tunnel was the least favoured option but...
by Tony W
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 109
Views: 40604

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

It’s been a while since anything about the layout has been posted here but this doesn’t mean that there has been no progress on the layout, in fact, far from it. Slattocks Junction was due to appear at Scalefour North this year and the group had been working really hard to get the layout to a ‘prese...
by Tony W
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 109
Views: 40604

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

JFS asked Are you sure about that Tony? Oldham (Werneth) was at the top of the 1:37 and Chadderton was at the bottom To be honest, Howard, no, I'm not sure. Coal to this area seems to have come from the west of the country as well as the east. We know plenty of coal came round the loop from the Roc...
by Tony W
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 109
Views: 40604

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

Chadderton certainly got its fair share of coal which came over the Pennines, through Rochdale, and through Slattocks to Moston Yard. From here trains were remarshalled and any coal for Chadderton was taken back through Rochdale and round the Oldham loop to Chadderton yard. Empty wagons were taken b...
by Tony W
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: AJ and Buffer Height Gauge
Replies: 6
Views: 2530

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: 249
Views: 43936

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: 109
Views: 40604

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: 164
Views: 41968

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: 109
Views: 40604

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: 164
Views: 41968

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: 109
Views: 40604

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: 109
Views: 40604

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: 8459

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: 8459

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: 8459

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: 109
Views: 40604

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: 109
Views: 40604

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: 109
Views: 40604

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: 109
Views: 40604

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

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