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by Martin Wynne
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Templot online workshop/dabble session
Replies: 12
Views: 2484

Re: Templot online workshop/dabble session

I can't believe it's 5 months since the live Templot session I did after the virtual Scaleforum show in September. Time to do another? The Gauge 0 Guild are doing a similar virtual show on March 6th , so I'm planning to do another live evening ...
by ginger_giant
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Signal box diagram for Rospeath Lane
Replies: 44
Views: 1827

Re: Signal box diagram for Rospeath Lane

... showed my naivety as my thoughts are they would be arrival/departure roads for good yards/exchange siding on either side of the mainline. The Templot plane needs a little TLC, timbers shoving, turnouts, and plan track checking but thought I better find out if I'm on the right track... Rospeath ...
by RobM
Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: EMAG Meeting 4th February 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 347

EMAG Meeting 4th February 2021

... the cheapest (Poppy’s WoodTech) and the most expensive (Avonside). Chris showed us one of the cassettes he has made for his fiddle yard and a Templot trackplan for the lines between Waterloo and Vauxhall. Nigel said work on his layout had come to a stop due to a shortage of the cardboard he ...
by Simon Moore
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Irwell street
Replies: 8
Views: 1537

Irwell street

... will consist of a couple of cassettes about 18inch long for a small loco plus 3 or 4 wagons. 20210131_182918.jpg The sidings are longer than the templot drawing, this was just drawn more for the turnouts than anything else. One part is missing which is an extra siding accessed from the fiddle ...
by Tony Wilkins
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 514
Views: 108465

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

... section and BS 110A was only just beginning to appear. Colin Graig's kits are far too recent and have a different geometry which isn't covered by Templot either. (That's if you can obtain any.) Thus it was going to be a DIY job. My first attempt at a crossing vee was less than successful, so was ...
by grovenor-2685
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Society BFJ switch blade file suitability for FB rail
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: Society BFJ switch blade file suitability for FB rail

... and used a sawcut in a ply or MDF offcut to hold oneside of the foot while the other side is filed down.. The planing length is shown on the Templot diagrams and easily marked on the offcut as a filing guide. There should not be a recess in the stock rail head but you do need a recess in ...
by Andrew GW
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: 3-foot radius curves in P4
Replies: 26
Views: 2835

Re: 3-foot radius curves in P4

... above, I'll need to include gauge widening at the design stage. Will and Julian, many thanks for the links. I did search both the Scalefour and Templot Forums before starting a new thread, but somehow missed these. From Will’s plots, it looks as if gauge widening won’t strictly be necessary ...
by Julian Roberts
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Masokits etched chairs turnout construction for Kyle of Lochalsh
Replies: 63
Views: 9064

Re: Masokits etched chairs turnout construction for Kyle of Lochalsh

... doing the very centre to start with, and this has the advantage the point rails don't have to fit into an absolutely exact prescribed length. The Templot template came out with a very few timber lengths that didn't look symmetrical between one half of the diamond and the other (I must have done ...
by BrockleyAndrew
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best Glue for the job!
Replies: 35
Views: 5128

Re: Best Glue for the job!

... cosmetic chairs in place. I haven't ever tried shellac on paper for models but I do like using mountboard offcuts. I'm trying gluing rail to a templot printout on card at the moment as a quick experiment. Andrew
by grovenor-2685
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: On-line drawing scaler
Replies: 9
Views: 1150

Re: On-line drawing scaler

Sorting out skewed images can be done in The Gimp, Martin Wynne has tutorials on his Templot site.
by Julian Roberts
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 220
Views: 49216

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

... geometry mindset, and that it is no more difficult to make pointwork on a curve than straight, thus in combination with the amazing tool that is Templot, real prototype trackwork as it flows and fits into the locality can be modelled exactly. Really it is as simple to make a turnout as plain ...
by ClikC
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Track for battery/radio control?
Replies: 29
Views: 5346

Re: Track for battery/radio control?

... track circuits and automatic block signalling. Can I offer a suggestion though, can you make it so the 3D output files (presumably .step) from Templot include or exclude the rails as an option. 3D Printing the trackwork and S&C as just sleepers and chairs, then just sliding in lengths of ...
by Tony Wilkins
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Masokits etched chairs turnout construction for Kyle of Lochalsh
Replies: 63
Views: 9064

Re: Masokits etched chairs turnout construction for Kyle of Lochalsh

... 3/4" (0.25mm) for blunt vee nose. (GWR is 11/16" for both.) You are welcome to the info -- it's actually in the K-crossing help notes in Templot, and has been there for about 20 years. :) cheers, Martin. This reply is a bit out of sequence now, but I would just like to clarify that I ...
by ben mason
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Crossover software special offer from Codeweavers
Replies: 0
Views: 697

Crossover software special offer from Codeweavers

I thought it would be worth a mention that Codeweavers are offering Crossover to run Windows software on Mac computers ; If you have ever tried Templot you will know that it requires Windows software, if you have a Mac computer you will need Crossover to access it unless you feel like buying a ...
by Martin Wynne
Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: New range of chaired bullhead turnout kits in 00 and EM
Replies: 17
Views: 2681

Re: New range of chaired bullhead turnout kits in 00 and EM

... for EM-SF, a sizeable market of former P4 and existing EM modellers might build up for it, and where else can they get EM-SF...? :) It's listed in Templot and there are some discussion topics on Templot Club with several members showing interest. At least one layout is being built. cheers, Martin.
by Martin Wynne
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Masokits etched chairs turnout construction for Kyle of Lochalsh
Replies: 63
Views: 9064

Re: Masokits etched chairs turnout construction for Kyle of Lochalsh

... 3/4" (0.25mm) for blunt vee nose. (GWR is 11/16" for both.) You are welcome to the info -- it's actually in the K-crossing help notes in Templot, and has been there for about 20 years. :) cheers, Martin.
by Julian Roberts
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Masokits etched chairs turnout construction for Kyle of Lochalsh
Replies: 63
Views: 9064

Re: Masokits etched chairs turnout construction for Kyle of Lochalsh

... a finer point on the point rails using steel rail? With my NS rail a tip that has any strength comes to pretty much the blunt point mark on the Templot template. Would seem I will have to have a rule on this layout just as the rule Tony mentions above, no stopping on the single slip. Though ...
by Julian Roberts
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Masokits etched chairs turnout construction for Kyle of Lochalsh
Replies: 63
Views: 9064

Re: Masokits etched chairs turnout construction for Kyle of Lochalsh

Hi Tony and Keith Thank you for your helpful comments. Yes the timbers are done by Templot and look to be at right angles at the centre of the obtuse crossing. So the unchecked distance is say 4mm even in exact scale or a foot in reality! So running depends on perfect ...
by Chris Mitton
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: common crossing vee angles
Replies: 33
Views: 2952

Re: common crossing vee angles

... your local Area Group! Incidentally, I would echo Andrew's comments about alignment accuracy when using multiple pages - but when I got my entire Templot plan (about six metres long) printed on a roll some years ago, following Martin's excellent instructions, and plonked it on the baseboards, ...
by Martin Wynne
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: 'Y' Turnout
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: 'Y' Turnout

... that creates an ordinary single-sided turnout with contraflexure. The switch deflection is on one side only. To produce such a template in Templot takes about 2 seconds simply to set the curving radius negative in a standard turnout. That's the correct type of turnout to use on the inside ...
by Martin Wynne
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: 'Y' Turnout
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: 'Y' Turnout

I have found this old scruff video clip, showing the basics of a symmetrical Y-turnout in Templot: https://flashbackconnect.com/Movie.aspx?id=FxKoMusLKl-B3vZws7U2yA2 But very often when folks are asking for a Y-turnout all they really need is an ordinary turnout with ...
by Julian Roberts
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: 'Y' Turnout
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: 'Y' Turnout

I expect Paul has given all the info needed.

But in case not -

Have a look near the bottom of the page, instructions from Martin how to do it in Templot.

viewtopic.php?t=6958&start=25
by Paul Willis
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: 'Y' Turnout
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: 'Y' Turnout

Can anyone point me in the correct direction to find a 'Y' turn out? Or has in been discussed before? Thanks PS I've tried Templot I'm sure that "Y" turnouts have been discussed before on the Templot Forum. I'm not sure if it's been discussed here - unfortunately the search ...
by RAO
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: 'Y' Turnout
Replies: 7
Views: 872

'Y' Turnout

Can anyone point me in the correct direction to find a 'Y' turn out?
Or has in been discussed before?
Thanks
PS I've tried Templot
by John Donnelly
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 2486

Re: Scale Length Conversions

Martin Wynne wrote:Users of Templot have another useful calculator available at utils > metric/scale calculator menu item:


Another Templot feature I didn't know about :mrgreen:

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