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by Tony Wilkins
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 140
Views: 7886

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

... carefully planned to the nth degree, that is something of an illusion as much improvisation has been needed along the way. I had worked out from Templot how long this needed to be, but this dimension differed somewhat from what I now measured. After investigation I realised I had miscalculated ...
by Tony Wilkins
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 140
Views: 7886

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

So now we come to the really tricky part, positioning the saw tooth join. Firstly I printed out the bridging board full size from Templot using a combination of centre lines only and background shapes as this would provide the working template. This was carefully positioned against the ...
by Tony Wilkins
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 140
Views: 7886

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

... proved a major diversion for several weeks. During the course of this time I also spent many happy hours printing out umpteen sheets of the Templot track plan as a background task at about 15 minutes a piece due to their shear size (double A3) and inevitably one of the ink cartridges ran ...
by RobM
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: RobM
Topic: Where will this lead......
Replies: 149
Views: 9935

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

... likewise with the colliery project. I have 99% completed a High Level Hawthorne Leslie 0-6-0ST, the scenic baseboard is virtually completed, the Templot plan has been finalised, a coach (a 6 wheeler) for bringing in the miners from out lying areas is 50% complete. In the near future I will move ...
by John Palmer
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 517
Views: 30267

Re: Construction of a Test Track

Is it really out of the question to hold the road with lockbars in this case? Applying the Templot ruler to Colin's plan, I reckon there is a gap of only about 230-240 scale feet between the lockbars on 15 and 16 Points, whilst the gap between the home signals and the ...
by Paul Townsend
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 517
Views: 30267

Re: Construction of a Test Track

... but I used some of Howard's elements with permission, copied from the initial diagram that he produced. It is like learning a very basic form of Templot and the signals were formed into a group, enabling them to be moved easily, rather than piece by piece, which is similar to the Templot 'group ...
by Colin Parks
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 517
Views: 30267

Re: Construction of a Test Track

... but I used some of Howard's elements with permission, copied from the initial diagram that he produced. It is like learning a very basic form of Templot and the signals were formed into a group, enabling them to be moved easily, rather than piece by piece, which is similar to the Templot 'group ...
by Le Corbusier
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 24th May 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 907

Re: NAG Meeting 24th May 2018

... wheels for his LNWR Webb Coal Tank; John was building a society lever frame; Peter was building a Southern Guards Van; Bevis asked for help with Templot and Howard and Tony W were helping him; Martin was building a High Level kit for a Robert Stephenson and Hawthorns 14’ 0-4-0 Tank. Unfortunately ...
by RobM
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 24th May 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 907

NAG Meeting 24th May 2018

... wheels for his LNWR Webb Coal Tank; John was building a society lever frame; Peter was building a Southern Guards Van; Bevis asked for help with Templot and Howard and Tony W were helping him; Martin was building a High Level kit for a Robert Stephenson and Hawthorns 14’ 0-4-0 Tank. Unfortunately ...
by John Palmer
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 15
Views: 1290

Re: Edington Junction

... If starting from scratch on Edington now I'd import the relevant 25" map as my starting point, but, as I said, that wasn't an available Templot feature when I began the drawing. Might be interesting to import such a plan now, though, and use it to check how accurate was my original manual ...
by Ray5311
Wed May 30, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Workshop Wise South - Saturday 14th July 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Re: Workshop Wise South - Saturday 14th July 2018

... period in S4 11 DCC Nigel Phillips Western Room. Nigel is an active member of MERG. Today he will explain and demonstrate DCC and how it works. 12 Templot Phil Chudley Eastern Room. Phil might be best known at this time as the man with the Lee om the Solent Layout. Another of his skills is Templot ...
by Martin Wynne
Tue May 29, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 15
Views: 1290

Re: Edington Junction

... scale is so much smaller than the 25" plan I used throughout for Edington. What am I missing? Hi John, What you seem to be missing is that Templot does the scaling of the 6" map for you. If you use the tiled version, it will be spot-on to 4mm/ft scale within the limits of the NLS scanning ...
by Martin Wynne
Mon May 28, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 15
Views: 1290

Re: Edington Junction

Subsequently I rescaled the image within Templot so that the 500' shown on the printed rule corresponded with a 2000mm dimension on the Templot ruler. Hi John, You probably know that Templot can now import historic maps from the NLS web site ...
by John Palmer
Mon May 28, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 15
Views: 1290

Re: Edington Junction

... done, Dave, that's looking mightily impressive! I agree with you about the platform lengths, and apologise for my errors regarding these on the Templot drawing. As far as I can tell, the length over ramps was about 285', which tallies quite well with your 255' dimension, leaving 15' per ramp. ...
by Serjt-Dave
Sun May 27, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 15
Views: 1290

Re: Edington Junction

... thanks for your kind words. Phillip. I would like to say it was all my own work but it ain't. The track plan was kindly done by John Palmer on Templot and I was helped by my neighbor with the woodwork. He's one of these type of guys who doesn't like sitting around doing nothing and as he's ...
by Steve Carter
Sat May 26, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Workshop Wise South - Saturday 14th July 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Workshop Wise South - Saturday 14th July 2018

... PO6 3LS (one mile from M27 / A3 Junction) Three rooms of demonstrations, workshops and models on topics including soldering, using an RSU, DCC, Templot, etched kit construction, RTR conversions, scratchbuilding, silver soldering and diesel period modelling. All subject to confirmation. Light ...
by Tony Wilkins
Fri May 25, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 140
Views: 7886

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

... would fall at a convenient position relative to any pointwork as much of it extends into the end curves to maximise storage yard capacity. In Templot, it is possible to add in baseboard dividers and bracing as track centre lines. This has the benefit of being able to alter things if necessary ...
by Terry Bendall
Sun May 20, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2131

Re: Scaleforum 2018

... will be showing progress towards his model of Radstock. Other demonstrations as part of this display will include Gordon Ashton demonstrating Templot, Richard Lane with an example of the Group’s GOYA project (you will have to ask him what that stands for) and also including layout lighting ...
by barrowroad
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 40
Views: 2820

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

... sleeper timbers and Nickel silver bullhead rail. These series of photos show the latter stages of construction. The timbers have been laid out on templot templates the 1 in 7 crossing V constructed and soldered into position followed by the straight and curved stock rails. We pick up construction ...
by Tony Wilkins
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 140
Views: 7886

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

... to think about point blades and hence where any operating mechanisms will be in order to try to avoid them with the diagonals. This can be done in Templot using just track centre lines. Note below that they aren’t all the same way round. Although slightly out of sequence as it already has the top ...
by Martin Wynne
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started
Replies: 193
Views: 32491

Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started

... Just drag the map to follow the line until you find a suitable track plan. :) When you have found one, Templot can load it for at the correct P4 size as a background guide for track planning. cheers, Martin.
by Colin Parks
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 517
Views: 30267

Re: Track Construction for a Test Track

... Click twice to zoom in. For all my talk about B8 common crossings, this crossover is actually composed of two B7 turnouts on a very slight curve. (Templot said it was 33 m from what I can recall.) Day light bleeding in from the right has given a bluish tint to this photo. Must try harder. IMG_8853 ...
by Colin Parks
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 517
Views: 30267

Re: Track Construction for a Test Track

... of the elements, but is a rather extravagant use of the strip. The assemblies will of course be separated with a piercing saw once lifted from the Templot template. IMG_8843 (2).JPG The switches are soldered to two pieces of n/s strip, as with the previous turnouts. Once the rail assemblies are ...
by ken kirk
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG meeting 22nd March 2018 (film night "weathering")
Replies: 3
Views: 326

NAG meeting 22nd March 2018 (film night "weathering")

... It ran superbly and we were most impressed. Had we known he was bringing it we would have asked tony Wilkins to print off some 7mm scale track in Templot to run it on as we did with Dr. Nigel Fawcett’s P4 engine. As it was our monthly film night, no modelling was perpetrated for a change. We were ...
by RobM
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 15th March 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 168

NAG Meeting 15th March 2018

... 15ton ballast wagon from a Falcon Brass kit, Howard, Martin and Bevis were building a lever frame of Howard’s design, Tony brought in a full size Templot of the club layout and I was building a Manvers Main wagon kit. A reminder that 22nd March will be a film night. Brian Slater Deputy Minutes ...

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