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by Julian Roberts
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Masokits etched chairs
Replies: 11
Views: 926

Re: Masokits etched chairs

... I'd write a kind of blog to recount my efforts with the Masokits system, having been spurred on to give it a go from the replies here and on the Templot Club forum. I thought it might be helpful for anyone else in my situation. I have made about 7 unchaired turnouts in P4, soldering directly ...
by Tony Wilkins
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Bullhead rail.
Replies: 20
Views: 7522

Re: Turnout construction - Bullhead rail.

... of two others, but there were doubtless more hidden away in sidings. Here is one at Locke's sidings near Wakefield. 4 way.JPG Many years ago pre-Templot, I designed and built one for a proposed yard extension for Green Street. This never happened, but the formation still exists as a tribute to ...
by Tony Wilkins
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Bullhead rail.
Replies: 20
Views: 7522

Re: Turnout construction - Bullhead rail.

... blades are staggered. It is not my intention here to go into the design aspects of the various types. This subject has been amply covered on the Templot forum and elsewhere and since Templot now includes a function to generate Tandem turnouts automatically, the focus here will be on their construction ...
by Martin Wynne
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Masokits etched chairs
Replies: 11
Views: 926

Re: Masokits etched chairs

... © Paul Boyd See also: https://85a.co.uk/forum/view_topic.php?id=2268&forum_id=6&jump_to=20437#p20437 Paul is a regular contributor on the Templot Club forum, if you start a topic on there he will probably reply. cheers, Martin.
by Julian Roberts
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Kyle of Lochalsh MPD - track layout
Replies: 33
Views: 1668

Re: Kyle of Lochalsh MPD - track layout

Track plan re-designed to incorporate Martin's bespoke tandem. I've played with the dummy vehicle tool on Templot to make a Black 5 length vehicle (including tender). It "runs" on two bogies so the overhang will be less on curves. With a bit of luck there'll be just ...
by Julian Roberts
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Kyle of Lochalsh MPD - track layout
Replies: 33
Views: 1668

Re: Kyle of Lochalsh MPD - track layout

I'm greatly privileged to have half my layout designed by Mr Templot himself! :D

Very many thanks indeed Martin. I haven't opened the file yet not having access to my pc till tomorrow.
by Julian Roberts
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Kyle of Lochalsh MPD - track layout
Replies: 33
Views: 1668

Re: Kyle of Lochalsh MPD - track layout

... I thought was my last attempt I do have the wing and check rails joining up - though it made me wonder whether these rails would be as long as Templot makes them in this situation. I didn't try doing it manually, though having successfully tackled the irregular single slip manually maybe I ...
by Martin Wynne
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Kyle of Lochalsh MPD - track layout
Replies: 33
Views: 1668

Re: Kyle of Lochalsh MPD - track layout

... curve it is very poorly aligned. It looks more like a deflection to me. Without an accurate map we can never be sure, I will see how it looks in Templot. But first a boiled egg. cheers, Martin.
by Julian Roberts
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Kyle of Lochalsh MPD - track layout
Replies: 33
Views: 1668

Re: Kyle of Lochalsh MPD - track layout

... photo of the water tower that I posted in the OP. And on this LMS map. Possibly I could have learned how to put this image and others like it into Templot to design the trackwork, but the original in the book is very small.
by Martin Wynne
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Kyle of Lochalsh MPD - track layout
Replies: 33
Views: 1668

Re: Kyle of Lochalsh MPD - track layout

... tandem is neither a type 1 nor a type 2, but somewhere in between. More about split-deflection switches here (scroll 3/4 of the way down): https://templot.com/companion/real_track.php What's clear is that this tandem is not the one shown on the 1902 map, it's a later renewal. So for example the ...
by Tony Wilkins
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 384
Views: 68846

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

... cork underlay to be cut and glued. It will no longer be a case of just covering everything with cork either as track bed edges (now included in Templot) and varying depths of track need to be catered for. Then there is ballasting to consider. I am also rediscovering humps and hollows that I ...
by Julian Roberts
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Kyle of Lochalsh MPD - track layout
Replies: 33
Views: 1668

Re: Kyle of Lochalsh MPD - track layout

... the blades of the point on the connecting road. John's other photo there shows the loose heel switch has 7 timbers length, which I've found on Templot. So I've just had another stab at it. I shortened the siding but left its spacing from the turntable road the same, rotated it, re-did the turnout ...
by Rod Cameron
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: A4 points out of 6 chain curves
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: A4 points out of 6 chain curves

Martin Wynne wrote:That's a great pic of a curviform ladder. Can I use it in the Templot docs? Thanks.


Hi Martin

It's a crop of a photo I found on Google images searching 'Lewes station', I don't know what the copyright issues are.
by Martin Wynne
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: A4 points out of 6 chain curves
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: A4 points out of 6 chain curves

... roads curving. https://www.scalefour.org/forum/download/file.php?id=24634 Hi Rod, That's a great pic of a curviform ladder. Can I use it in the Templot docs? Thanks. Note that the straight section of the K-crossing is not tangential to the ruling curve. It has been kludged into the curve for ...
by Julian Roberts
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Kyle of Lochalsh MPD - track layout
Replies: 33
Views: 1668

Kyle of Lochalsh MPD - track layout

... I'm attaching something I wrote explaining how I got to that point. The last 6 weeks has seen me glued to our computer screen learning how to use Templot, with much help from one of the East Scotland Group members, to draw out the track plan on the only large scale OS map available, dated around ...
by bécasse
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: A4 points out of 6 chain curves
Replies: 9
Views: 607

A4 points out of 6 chain curves

... as straight. The result produces an attractive and prototypical compact point and, as such, might prove useful to others who don't or can't use Templot for track planning. A4-6ch-RH.jpg A4-6ch-LH.jpg The couple of blue lines on each result from the setting up process and could not be eliminated ...
by Julian Roberts
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Kyle of Lochalsh tandem turnout length and other questions
Replies: 30
Views: 1196

Re: Tandem turnout length question

... less problematic. I didn't know you could get predrilled ply sleepers. Yes I thought interlaced points were a particular formation - though the Templot Companion A-Z doesn't have them.
by Lindsay G
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Kyle of Lochalsh tandem turnout length and other questions
Replies: 30
Views: 1196

Re: Tandem turnout length question

... by which time the stick has gone from double sided tape. For the build of the roundhouse boards on Burntisland 1883 , I shoved the timbers on Templot for build by others, more work at the design stage but a lot less at the build stage. And on these boards the trackwork was laid still attached ...
by Terry Bendall
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Kyle of Lochalsh tandem turnout length and other questions
Replies: 30
Views: 1196

Re: Tandem turnout length question

... the model of Plumpton Green, built by Barry Luck features these. Barry's web site gives a very brief description of producing the templates using Templot see http://www.lbscrmodels.co.uk/pg2.html. I recall Barry saying that once the templates were produced, building the pointwork using interlaced ...
by Julian Roberts
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Kyle of Lochalsh tandem turnout length and other questions
Replies: 30
Views: 1196

Re: Tandem turnout length interlacing and switch type questions

... I was surprised you said the turnout crossings are opposite each other. I found that was how they came out in Templot quite easily but thought the photos showed otherwise - but obviously it's difficult to properly tell when the photo is taken from such a long ...
by John Palmer
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Kyle of Lochalsh tandem turnout length and other questions
Replies: 30
Views: 1196

Re: Tandem turnout length question

... about the difficulty of interlacing sleepers through the full length of a tandem - I've never yet managed to create a 'sleepers only' tandem in Templot that had sleepers in all the the places they were required for the special chairs. If you want to do a layout in which all turnouts are have ...
by Martin Wynne
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Kyle of Lochalsh tandem turnout length and other questions
Replies: 30
Views: 1196

Re: Tandem turnout length question

Hi Julian, Sorry you didn't get the reply you were looking for on Templot Club. I got rather more involved in fixing the bug you found. I have found the switch toe mark to be the one detail which can reasonably be relied on in the historic OS maps. The tandem ...
by Julian Roberts
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Kyle of Lochalsh tandem turnout length and other questions
Replies: 30
Views: 1196

Re: Tandem turnout length question

... Richard for the warning as well as the interest. Well I've just had a brief look around and it doesn't seem that interlaced timbering is something Templot will magic up for me. (I do know what it is!) I wonder how much it matters. I always start things intending to keep it simple (stupid), but ...
by Winander
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Kyle of Lochalsh tandem turnout length and other questions
Replies: 30
Views: 1196

Re: Tandem turnout length question

Julian, The timbering is likely to be interlaced :twisted: I'm half way through one and gave up on timber shoving in Templot (a very tedious process). I just cut 9 foot sleepers (10 inch) as I decided for the period I was modelling anything more substantial was unlikely to have been ...
by Julian Roberts
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Kyle of Lochalsh tandem turnout length and other questions
Replies: 30
Views: 1196

Re: Tandem turnout length question

Hmm that's another load to learn how to do on Templot, and I think it's pretty obvious what needs doing when actually making it! Check rails done no problem.

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