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by Martin Wynne
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 67
Views: 1881

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

Below copied from the Templot web site. p.s. last week I noticed disc sanders currently on offer in Lidl at £29. cheers, Martin. _______________________________ It is much easier to file a vee after assembling it. Even easier if you ...
by Martin Wynne
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 67
Views: 1881

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

... http://85a.co.uk/forum/images/emoticons/smile.gif Here 1:8 K-crossings in S4-X: http://85a.co.uk/forum/gallery/2/original/2_171442_290000000.png Templot has got the K2 timber 25" from the centre. With a 5/8" blunt nose on the point rail, it should overlap the centre of the timber by ...
by Martin Wynne
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 67
Views: 1881

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

Copied from the Templot web site: _________________________________ http://templot.com/martweb/red_pointer.gif These notes apply to UK-pattern bullhead track only. Setting the Curved Stock Rail : The diagram below shows the position ...
by Tony Wilkins
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 67
Views: 1881

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

... are going to constitute by far the majority of users, so this has to be the default setting. I would have done the same, were I designing Templot, but I do find it amusing sometimes. It is therefore up to the mavericks like me to adjust things to suit themselves. Regards Tony.
by Tony Wilkins
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 67
Views: 1881

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

... knuckle is directly on a timber I have seen turnouts where the knuckle is between two timbers, and this is the case on Martin Wynne's post of a Templot crossing in your Brimsdown thread. If the knuckle is between two timbers it would be much easier to see the place where the bend should be once ...
by Julian Roberts
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 67
Views: 1881

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

... knuckle is directly on a timber I have seen turnouts where the knuckle is between two timbers, and this is the case on Martin Wynne's post of a Templot crossing in your Brimsdown thread. 2_061034_030000000.png If the knuckle is between two timbers it would be much easier to see the place where ...
by Lord Colnago
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: North Norfolk
Topic: NNAG February meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 78

NNAG February meeting

We had a very productive meeting this time around, discussing the final format for our proposed layout. Denis turned up with full size Templot plans in both a straight and elliptical format and much discussion was had. We opted for the elliptical format, despute the compromises involved for ...
by Tony Wilkins
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Bullhead rail.
Replies: 15
Views: 1163

Re: Turnout construction - Bullhead rail.

This is confession time. Those of you familiar with Templot and its printouts will have doubtless noticed that the templates I have been using are of an old style. This is down to a legacy issue I have in as much as the HP printer I use is capable ...
by Tony Wilkins
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Bullhead rail.
Replies: 15
Views: 1163

Re: Turnout construction - Bullhead rail.

... a check rail gauge is a useful tip. The bend is marked with the wide felt tip marker symmetrically about the bend shown. The current version of Templot shows the extent of the bend on the printouts, which makes the job so much easier. Vee 25.jpg Place the rail in the vice with the first edge ...
by Tony Wilkins
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 106
Views: 3418

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

18 months ago all that existed of Brimsdown was the crossover above, a Templot plan and some second hand baseboards acquired from the late departed Chris Archbold's layout Welwyn. Here are a couple of pictures I took when I used them to put out all my mineral ...
by Colin Parks
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 83
Views: 8556

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

It has been almost seven months since I've done any 'real' modelling at all albeit I have been working on track plans in Templot but the other night, I got a wagon out and have finally finished the weathering on my SPA from the Cambrian kit: http://southpelawjunction.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/IMG_0600.jpg ...
by John Donnelly
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 83
Views: 8556

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

It has been almost seven months since I've done any 'real' modelling at all albeit I have been working on track plans in Templot but the other night, I got a wagon out and have finally finished the weathering on my SPA from the Cambrian kit: http://southpelawjunction.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/IMG_0600.jpg ...
by Tony Wilkins
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 106
Views: 3418

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

... is also some variation in the middle too. Something I have hopefully replicated on the model. There was another puzzle. When I first attempted to Templot this formation, I allowed increased track spacing because of the curvature, but this just did not work. There are only three timbers in the ...
by Tony Wilkins
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 106
Views: 3418

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

... will explain it all in due course. I do have many pictures of some of the steps involved, but not enough of the fine detail. I would advise using Templot printouts as your guide to bend positions etc. as with a properly calibrated printout, the accuracy is such that one can almost build a Turnout ...
by Martin Wynne
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 106
Views: 3418

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

... in the table scale down correctly for us in P4? Hi Julian, Which table? Generally prototype dimension can be scaled exactly for S4 (S4-X in Templot), but not always for P4. The knuckle for P4 will be further from the nose of the crossing. Add on the amount of extra flangeway multiplied by ...
by Martin Wynne
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 106
Views: 3418

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

... in the table scale down correctly for us in P4? Hi Julian, Which table? Generally prototype dimension can be scaled exactly for S4 (S4-X in Templot), but not always for P4. The knuckle for P4 will be further from the nose of the crossing. Add on the amount of extra flangeway multiplied by ...
by Julian Roberts
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 106
Views: 3418

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Thanks Martin. Sorry to say I have not explored the delights of Templot very far yet. ;) I suppose I am coming from the idea of not fully trusting a drawing. I was using one given to me by our track boss that had become a bit dodgy, having been a bit mangled ...
by Martin Wynne
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 106
Views: 3418

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

... how far from the crossing nose the knuckle should be. Hi Julian, The extent of the knuckle bend, and its centre, are marked across the gap on the Templot template: http://85a.co.uk/forum/gallery/2/original/2_061034_030000000.png You could measure from the template. Also the FP intersection mark. ...
by Martin Wynne
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 106
Views: 3418

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Here's a follow-up to the knuckle gap discussion. These are the REA crossing dimensions, showing the knuckle gap (in mm) on the right: http://templot.com/martweb/bh_xing.jpg Note that these dimensions are all silly metric conversions from the original imperial dimensions. For example 2.692m is ...
by Martin Wynne
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 106
Views: 3418

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

... rails are flat-bottom, with bullhead for the check rail. This is easier to fit in long lengths, because of the foot on flat-bottom rail: http://templot.com/companion/curved_half_scissors1_shrewsbury_1978_600.jpg The right-hand line is the Up Main from Crewe, with the Up Platform line in the ...
by petermeyer
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 106
Views: 3418

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Hi Tony, I'm also a guilty party there. For a long time Templot templates showed a sharp knuckle bend even though I knew perfectly well that it should be radiused to a wider knuckle gap. The reason was that the templates were originally for my own use ...
by Martin Wynne
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 106
Views: 3418

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

... copy of the old instructions and overturning an established bad practice will not be easy Hi Tony, I'm also a guilty party there. For a long time Templot templates showed a sharp knuckle bend even though I knew perfectly well that it should be radiused to a wider knuckle gap. The reason was that ...
by Tony Wilkins
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 106
Views: 3418

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

... headshunt behind the platform. It is the first time I have done this and it just strikes you how big it all is, but I know it will all fit because Templot tells me so. Brimsdown036.JPG The real thing after the trackwork was simplified circa 1971. Check rails abound as both roads were checked due ...
by Colin Parks
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Colin Parks
Topic: Track Construction for a Test Track
Replies: 348
Views: 15745

Re: Track Construction for a Test Track

... long SB switches do give that certain character and authenticity to the flat-bottom turnouts (thanks Tony!). IMG_8767 (2).JPG Having looked at the Templot plan for this track design recently, I was surprised to find that only one of the flat-bottom turnouts is a B8 type, the others are B7s. This ...
by Phil O
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 106
Views: 3418

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

... the keyed rail is a stock rail. The switch rail is slid through the jaws of chair and is not fixed to it in anyway. It is the 3rd post down as the Templot forum only allows one photo per post. http://85a.co.uk/forum/view_topic.php?id=182&forum_id=12 Phil.

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