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by Pannier Tank
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame
Replies: 129
Views: 6972

Re: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame

Tonycardall wrote:
I'm looking into Building an Electro-Mechanical Interlocking Frame using Servos for the Locking

David,
Good Luck. I hope that you will post your progress for the benefit of all!
Regards,
Tony


Will do, I'm in the early stages of doing the design /drawings for the Interlocking Frame.
by Pannier Tank
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame
Replies: 129
Views: 6972

Re: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame

The throw of the top clevis is 16.5mm (intended to give 15mm after some losses in a rodding run). The bottom take-off gives a max of 6.25mm (intended to give 5mm after losses) Hope that helps, Howard, Thank you for your reply, much appreciated. Look away now! I'm looking into Building an Electro-Me...
by Pannier Tank
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame
Replies: 129
Views: 6972

Re: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame

Howard / Tony,

Could either of you please advise what the Max Throw is for the Top Take-off Clevis and Bottom Take-off Clevis is please?
by Pannier Tank
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame
Replies: 129
Views: 6972

Re: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame

I'm intrigued by 'normal direction of travel'. I can see why that would be as a driver would not wish to encounter a red aspect when running on the main line but, does this mean that 'wrong direction movements would have a red in place of clear? I would say yes. On Moretonhampstead I will use Red/G...
by Pannier Tank
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame
Replies: 129
Views: 6972

Re: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame

Not sure this got answered ... it is my understanding that the GW did not use yellow arms in this situation but the spectacle glasses were clear rather than red. The GWSG Book on "GWR Signalling Practice by D.J.Smith" mentions the use of Ground Shunt Signals with Clear & Green Aspects...
by Pannier Tank
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame
Replies: 129
Views: 6972

Re: Lever frame mk 2 and the locking frame

LesGros wrote:Tony,
It also occurs to me that you could find use for "Trax 3" Signalling & Lever Frames by Jeff Geary

ISBN 978-1-9064-61-5. Obtainable from Amazon.


A CD is included with this book with Software to help design your Interlocking Table.
by Pannier Tank
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 126
Views: 23646

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

Maybe completely irrelevant ... but just couldn't resist posting this :D Thanks for posting, brought back a few memories of when I've worked as a Contractor in the Foundry at the Sandiacre Site. You would't get away with the lack of PPE these days. When I used to work on-site I had to wear a Hard H...
by Pannier Tank
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Catch Points
Replies: 49
Views: 4404

Re: Catch Points

Serjt-Dave wrote:Hi David, no as there was no link to refer it too. LOL. But I will look on the Templot site.


Whoops, how embarrassing ! Post edited and link included.
by Pannier Tank
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Catch Points
Replies: 49
Views: 4404

Re: Catch Points

Have you seen this Templot Video?

http://templot.com/companion/catch_points.php
by Pannier Tank
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 26880

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Martin Wynne wrote:What should be on the badge is not the name, but the avatar picture from this forum.


I'm easily scared so I have Avatars switched off :shock:
by Pannier Tank
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 16
Views: 2804

Re: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank

Yes, 84004 was the usual stand-in for 41222 on Nobby when the latter was unavailable. She seemed to have a little trouble running down the reverse curve into NP, 84002 even more so, and they never rode quite as sweetly as Ivatt's original. I've often wondered where the stiffness came from, since I ...
by Pannier Tank
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 16
Views: 2804

Re: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank

Very nice, reminds me of my Spottings days at Bletchley in the early 60s. We had 84002 & 84004 which used to work the Wolverton to Newport Pagnell (Newport Nobby), Bletchley to Banbury and Bletchley to Bedford Push/Pull Services.
by Pannier Tank
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: DJ Models 14xx on High Level chassis
Replies: 32
Views: 6472

Re: DJ Models 14xx on High Level chassis

David, Thank you for sharing your work. Reading your article has given me some encouragement that a High Level Chassis can be fitted to the Hattons / DJM 14xx Model without destroying it. I imagined that there would be lots of glued components that would need to be prised apart; this appears not to ...
by Pannier Tank
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Module no 1
Replies: 10
Views: 2764

Re: Module no 1

Very nice woodwork.

I wonder, (a) Did you laminate 2 pieces of Ply for the Outer Frame or did you use a "Router" to make the slots?
and (b) What Type and Thickness of Plywood did you use?
by Pannier Tank
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Mk2 Lever Frame , Dimensions
Replies: 32
Views: 6065

Re: Mk2 Lever Frame , Dimensions

junctionmad wrote:PS: can the catch handles be electrically detected ?


Although this is the MK i design, it may give you an idea? http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/blog/186/entry-4125-more-work-on-lever-frame/
by Pannier Tank
Wed May 10, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 538
Views: 112286

Re: Brettell Road

Jim,

Thank you for the shopping list, much appreciated. Some pictures of the "underside" would also be very welcome.

Philip & iak,

Thank you also for the additional information; I'll follow this up.
by Pannier Tank
Mon May 08, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 538
Views: 112286

Re: Brettell Road

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/LMS-GUV-in-progress.jpg the good old Lima GUV, fitted with new bogies and underframe details. Hi Jim, Did you write an article describing the Lima GUV modifications? I have an old LMS GUV from my Late Father, it would be very nice to turn this i...
by Pannier Tank
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Crocodile clips
Replies: 3
Views: 1306

Re: Crocodile clips

Paul Townsend wrote:All users beware...they are poorly assembled and often have high resistance connections due to poor crimping.
They need to be soldered and then are useful

I much prefer to make my own.
by Pannier Tank
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 538
Views: 112286

Re: Brettell Road

jim s-w wrote: Is it me or does the pannier look like it dwarfs the Kirtley?


The 94xx is a bit of a beast and you've made a fine model of the Lima Body (and of course the Kirtley), well done.
by Pannier Tank
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: RSU's and computers.
Replies: 16
Views: 3130

Re: RSU's and computers.

Jol Wilkinson wrote:EMI is unlikely to emanate from the transformer or the mains foot switch as they are both enclosed in metal cases.
Maybe from the Mains Lead itself?
by Pannier Tank
Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Coronation
Replies: 13
Views: 3972

Re: Coronation

jim s-w wrote:I always said of brassmasters did one I'd have a go at it. :)


46235 City of Birmingham in BR Green Late Crest ??
by Pannier Tank
Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever Frames
Replies: 86
Views: 71323

Re: Lever Frames

Many thanks for all the advice, now I have no excuse!
by Pannier Tank
Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Lever Frames
Replies: 86
Views: 71323

Re: Lever Frames

Some very nice examples of the Society's Lever Frame in this thread.

I would appreciate some advice on the best technique in laminting the 3 piece Lever Handles and advice on solders / fluxes to use etc.
by Pannier Tank
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Diesel Headcode Disc Positions...
Replies: 13
Views: 3590

Re: Diesel Headcode Disc Positions...

I seem to recall that the trailing loco (and the rear of the leading loco) would have the disc's closed to obscure the lamps i.e show full yellow end.

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