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by martinm
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum North 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 8491

Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Great show, as usual.
Thanks to all concerned,
martin
by martinm
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Boston Frodsham
Replies: 18
Views: 5303

Re: Boston Frodsham

Hi,
Thought it'd be better here.
Love the little signal box,
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the blank warehouse reminded me that I have been there.
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regards,
martin
by martinm
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: A new lever frame design
Replies: 91
Views: 14391

Re: A new lever frame design

Howard, Great stuff, nice to see the instructions! BUT, where do you get your 1.4mm dia brass or N/S wire (for mechanical drive take-off if the optional locking is not to be fitted)? I've had a quick trawl, but can't find a supplier. Also, is it essential to use 8 BA, or could a metric be used? rega...
by martinm
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Berrington and Eye
Replies: 7
Views: 1828

Re: Berrington and Eye

[quoteThe dock is interesting too as it does not have any railings trackside.[/quote] Sorry, I misunderstood your text. I don't think it's a cattle dock in the normal sense - it appears to have no 'rear' fence either and is separated from the yard by a gate. That might suggest that the cattle came i...
by martinm
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Berrington and Eye
Replies: 7
Views: 1828

Re: Berrington and Eye

On the left in the yard is a dock. I have concluded that behind it is not a railway but an agricultural building but beyond is a plate layers hut next to the down entry into the yard. Hi there, Given that the plan doesn't show any boundary to the yard, I'd suggest that what is shown is a weighbridg...
by martinm
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 281
Views: 32044

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Hi there,

Thinking about a 'cakebox', I went back to this site and was impressed by the improvement. The level of zoom available seems improved, more detail available!

Some of the images are actually from Aero films.

regards

martin
by martinm
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Electro magnets for AJs
Replies: 65
Views: 14601

Re: Electro magnets for AJs

Electro magnets set to top of sleeper level. This is fine providing you do not have infilled track. Coupling droppers to just above rail level - again fine if you don't have infilled track. So what do people do with unfilled track? Surely it should not be above rail level? The droplets certainly mu...
by martinm
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: RobM
Topic: Where will this lead......
Replies: 154
Views: 18721

Re: Where will this lead......

Ee, by 'eck, Rob.
Really nice
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by martinm
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 98324

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

The 1905 plan indicates a flat area at track level to the back of the buffers. Might this have been used for offloading coal? Can you offload over the buffers, or would you need access to the side of the wagon? From my post earlier ... Does anyone have any thoughts on my question regarding offloadi...
by martinm
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Matching Bachmann and Heljan green.
Replies: 6
Views: 1658

Re: Matching Bachmann and Heljan green.

Hi,
According to the BR data published by DEMU, the warning panel should be:

Warning Panel Yellow
Golden Yellow BS4800-08E51

Any change due to wear and tear, mechanical cleaning etc excepted.
For model, any perceptual change due to scale, distance etc also excepted

regards,
martin
by martinm
Tue May 16, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Self-healing cutting mat recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 4729

Re: Self-healing cutting mat recommendations

hardwicke said 'Lino is now pvc flooring or vinyl flooring.' Not at all, that's a common misunderstanding. Lino is still alive, especially in the high end flooring market. Here's a quote from a leading manufacturer at http://www.armstrong.com/flooring/products/linoleum Linoleum is the granddaddy of...
by martinm
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Flexi Chassis an Appreciation
Replies: 467
Views: 52538

Re: Flexi Chassis an Appreciation

What I'm saying I'm suspecting, is that in any particular example CSB solution, the wire can be slid to the full extent to say the front, with the front loop being the only one fully extended. Or the exact reverse, with the wire slid fully to the rear and the real loop fully extended. And that afte...
by martinm
Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Prototypical track dimensions
Replies: 6
Views: 1473

Re: Prototypical track dimensions

Ben,
If you search for images of 'railway structure gauge' you will have a load of info.
These show minimum clearances on straight track. curved track is a whole new ball game :?
regards,
martin
by martinm
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Flexi Chassis an Appreciation
Replies: 467
Views: 52538

Re: Flexi Chassis an Appreciation

Enigma wrote: ...But - I have been lured by the idea of CSB and have a couple of HL Pannier chassis to build. I'm sure that a compensated version would be a lot quicker and simpler - but I'll have a go There is help at hand on http://www.clag.org.uk/pannier-csb.html - a slightly expanded version of...
by martinm
Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Early photographs
Replies: 20
Views: 3174

Re: Early photographs

especially bearing in mind that photographs show that some back streets in cities were still laid to stone setts, without any additional surfacing, as late as the 1960s. I think that there are still areas of cobbles/setts in the unloved corners of our towns. I haven't checked that this is still the...
by martinm
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Right plot, but confused about the loco...
Replies: 5
Views: 1354

Re: Right plot, but confused about the loco...

Does the Southerner's map finish at Watford station or Watford Gap services? :| Well, neither according to this map, though it wasn't the one I was looking for, but it will have to do. :D http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ocw/pluginfile.php/95347/mod_oucontent/oucontent/796/68a9aa99/b2c20920/dd100_7_00...
by martinm
Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson crankpins
Replies: 27
Views: 4554

Re: Gibson crankpins

I drill out for the M1 tapping size (0.75mm) then run an M1 tap through. However, when screwing in the crankpin it invariably gets tight after a few turns. Bryan, I haven't got there yet, but in the catalogue, the instructions say "but for wheels with cast metal centres the crankpin holes will...
by martinm
Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 98324

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

I would caution you about measuring from site now. I would say that the formation that is apparent in your photographs has been built up significantly, with the effect that the platforms appear to be much lower than they really would be. I would suggest that there is also room to discuss a possible...
by martinm
Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Mount Woodville Works
Replies: 257
Views: 47458

Re: Mount Woodville Works

The choice of straw/no straw might just be down to the manufacturer. The pictures at Slaters in Denby shows pipes loaded on a lorry without straw, obviously the workers weren't concerned about them breaking! https://plus.google.com/photos/109965569110743332177/album/6151625407752100465/6151626053557...
by martinm
Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Mount Woodville Works
Replies: 257
Views: 47458

Re: Mount Woodville Works

Rob, The 9" x 48" drain pipes......made from 3.2mm Evergreen tube (closest to 3mm), drilled out then 10 X 80 thou strip glued to one end to represent the socket. I don't want to spoil your holiday, but whilst researching industrial locos, I came upon the two last pictures on http://www.nun...
by martinm
Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Etching concepts, and modelling! - currently 1P and Ivatt class 2...
Replies: 34
Views: 7743

Re: Etching concepts... and modelling!

Pete, Did you see Will's take on this? Go to his post . . . Buck Jumping on Mass - The Build Phase Post by Will L » Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:16 pm Part 4 – Preparing Highlevel The Horn Blocks… i don't think HighLevel have produced any extended CSB plates yet. The question is how visibly different the spri...
by martinm
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Mount Woodville Works
Replies: 257
Views: 47458

Re: Mount Woodville Works

Rob,

:o :shock: :x

Keep it up,

martin
by martinm
Sun Nov 06, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Mount Woodville Works
Replies: 257
Views: 47458

Re: Mount Woodville Works

More buildings completed............. Nice work, Rob! Now for the 'clutter'? I was amazed by how cramped these places were. I looked at the aerial photos of the Mount Pleasant Works, Woodville and the ground level ones of Slater's Brickworks, Denby - there hardly seemedany free space! I'm still won...
by martinm
Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Producing corrugated effect for wagon sides
Replies: 14
Views: 2399

Re: Producing corrugated effect for wagon sides

Another process would be to vacuum form the sides. There were some details of 'home' vacuum forming in snooze 199, p14. This was also featured in the demonstration at Scaleforum, I had an interesting discussion about the use of this process in the domestic environment. I think that, whatever method...
by martinm
Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Paul Townsend
Topic: Rail Head Profile - new die required
Replies: 25
Views: 4676

Re: Rail Head Profile - new die required

Hi there, Should we need this discussion? I presume that there is some kind of contractual agreement regarding the supply of rail. I expect there is and that this include some sort of 'quality control' regarding what is an acceptable profile. So how often do we check/complain/return etc. to keep sup...

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