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by Julian Roberts
Mon May 20, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Joggled Stockrails
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: Joggled Stockrails

... sketch. Well the sketch is no longer on our website, though I do have it somewhere undiscoverable on my PC, but I'm pretty sure it shows, like the Templot drawing above, simply the joggle itself. The way it returns in a straight line to track gauge at the stockgauge is not sketchable except in ...
by Julian Roberts
Sun May 19, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Joggled Stockrails
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Joggled Stockrails

... the stockgauge and the end of the joggle is an area of uncertainty. If using a ruler the length between A and C will not abut the ruler. Here is a Templot A6LH with joggled stockrails. Screenshot_2019-05-19-10-57-14-1.png
by Julian Roberts
Fri May 10, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 110
Views: 14526

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please. Temporarily diverted into joggled turnout switches.

... trouble in the trailing direction. I realize I must use my own skill and judgement to answer what is a stupid question and that, yes, I did know Templot won't actually make the point for me :idea: :D ...even if I knew how to work Templot! Given that a REA 3/8" (0.125mm) blade has a 6" ...
by Martin Wynne
Wed May 08, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 110
Views: 14526

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

Hi Julian, In Templot you can: switch joggles on or off for any template; create a custom switch having any joggle dimensions of your choosing, or use one of the pre-set GWR switches based on prototype dimensions; select "overscale ...
by Julian Roberts
Tue May 07, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 110
Views: 14526

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

... model scales. A 1/4" joggle is only 3 thou (0.003 inches) (0.08 mm) in 4mm/ft scale. Some modellers prefer a more pronounced joggle, and Templot provides for this with the generator > overscale joggles menu option, which creates a joggle depth of 3/4" (scale). I am just wondering ...
by Julian Roberts
Mon May 06, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 110
Views: 14526

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

... which is fine for that type where the full height isn't needed all the way to the tip. Maybe steel will take more filing etc? I think on Templot you can customize the joggle. I haven't learnt to use it. If I have a minimum 0.2mm blade at the tip, what happens to the joggle? By the way, ...
by RobM
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Progress Day and Meeting 25th April 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 258

NAG Progress Day and Meeting 25th April 2019

... he has made and these looked really good on the group layout. He is going to make a coal stage to complete the scene. Tony was helping Bevis with Templot issues; Peter was working on two loco kits – his Consett long- boiler 0-6-0 and a South Eastern Finecast kit for a Southern Railway Class R; ...
by Martin Wynne
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 110
Views: 14526

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

After laying out the sleepers on the Templot which had double sided tape on it I marked the points where the rivet needed to go. The pen I used, the ink bleed into the wood rather than leaving a a dot, so next time get a different pen. Went ...
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 110
Views: 14526

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

... tips. The only time I felt I wasn't sure what I was doing was forming the wing rails of the frog. I just bent them to that on the pattern on the Templot. It worked but I don't know how or why? For my part these are the few issues I had After laying out the sleepers on the Templot which had double ...
by dal-t
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Crossing Vee Jig
Replies: 26
Views: 2800

Re: Crossing Vee Jig

I'm so pleased to learn Templot comes equipped with a big 'ammer - I shall have much more confidence when using it now! :D :D :D
by Martin Wynne
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Crossing Vee Jig
Replies: 26
Views: 2800

Re: Crossing Vee Jig

... leave it to the gang on site to make the nearest available components fit, using a big hammer. That's the default method for the auto functions in Templot. About the 1950s, design offices adopted less agricultural methods. Each crossing was moved a fraction to match the standard sizes available. ...
by John Palmer
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Crossing Vee Jig
Replies: 26
Views: 2800

Re: Crossing Vee Jig

... the big railway used standard "V"s wherever possible and moved the other components as necessary... I agree. When laying a tandem out in Templot I find that 'non-standard' crossing angles are most frequently encountered at the nearest common crossing to the switches. Even so, it's funny ...
by RobM
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Meeting 28th March 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 210

NAG Meeting 28th March 2019

... frame switches. Martin was working on an L&Y bogie brake 3rd coach. Bob was making track for a double road shed, Bevis was working with Templot, Brian was building a Slaters rectangular tank wagon. The next meeting is on April 4th when the test track will be available. Brian Slater Deputy ...
by Winander
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 2584

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

Can I look at it with a Mac? Sean, I run Templot on a late 2011 Macbook Pro using wine. The OS is Mavericks 10.9.5 If you install wine in your users directory, you can run it with the command below - note you have to substitute <your username>. ...
by junctionmad
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 2584

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

... solutions, please? I've read about small slivers of brass in a vice, but maybe the same problem with resistant NS rail? David M printed out some Templot versions of the GWR loose heeled B7 turnout that will be studied closely . Probably my Timber Tracks B7 laser cut bases won't quite work. All ...
by seanmcs
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 2584

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

... solutions, please? I've read about small slivers of brass in a vice, but maybe the same problem with resistant NS rail? David M printed out some Templot versions of the GWR loose heeled B7 turnout that will be studied closely . Probably my Timber Tracks B7 laser cut bases won't quite work. All ...
by Martin Wynne
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 2584

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

seanmcs wrote:I'd like to explore the GWR turnouts on Templot. Possibly would save me making up my own templates, as the printed ones are unsuitable. Can I look at it with a Mac?

Hi Sean,

Yes, there are 3 ways to run Templot on a Mac. Full details at:

http://templot.com/companion/for_you.php

cheers,

Martin.
by seanmcs
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 2584

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

Martin:

Thank you very much. I'd like to explore the GWR turnouts on Templot. Possibly would save me making up my own templates, as the printed ones are unsuitable. Can I look at it with a Mac?

Sean
by Martin Wynne
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 2584

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

... The flexible switches introduced in the 1930s were fully curved switches. All the GWR switches, old and new types, are available as pre-sets in Templot (and have been for 20 years). It is widely used, so the suggestion that GWR layouts in general are not correctly modelled is wide of the mark. ...
by Tony Wilkins
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 281
Views: 31951

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

... the track and baseboard dimensions especially with my fancy curved ones. DSCF0799.jpg DSCF0800.jpg Although I work as accurately as I can to the Templot printouts, I always allow a few mm extra rail at the extremities just in case, so some trimming and fitting is inevitable. The net result is ...
by Martin Wynne
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 2584

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

... rail in the same place at the end of switch planing, at C in the diagram below, where the stock-gauge is measured. Here's some old stuff from the Templot web site, see: http://templot.com/companion/real_track.php _________________________________________ The first diagram below shows the left-hand ...
by Martin Wynne
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 2584

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

... them before making the bend -- a sheet of graph paper underneath helps. Here's a photo showing the "set" bend on an LNER switch: http://templot.com/forum_img/switch_set_1983.jpg Thanks to Mick Nicholson for the pic. cheers, Martin.
by John Palmer
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 2584

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

... into loose heel switches suggest that heelspread is a critical dimension in getting such switches both to look and function as they should. In Templot you can play around with this dimension to your heart's content when setting up a custom switch reflecting the practice of your chosen prototype.
by Martin Wynne
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 2584

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

junctionmad wrote:can Templot do this Martin ?

Hi Dave,

Sure. Click the set custom switch... button on the switch dialog.

More info on all this at:

http://85a.co.uk/forum/view_topic.php?i ... d=6#p19351

cheers,

Martin.
by junctionmad
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 2584

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

... that the switch rail heel position will have to in effect be moved " back " towards the knuckle to provide for better clearance, can templot do this Martin ?

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