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by Knuckles
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.
Replies: 60
Views: 6263

Re: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.

Thanks for all your collective feedback. Very much appreciated. We'll continue working on the loft and then some tests can begin once boards built. You've given me many extra considerations and factors to muse over and for that I am greatful. :) So far we got some more L brackets to put up, finish p...
by Knuckles
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.
Replies: 60
Views: 6263

Re: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.

Knuckles, can I suggest you build a test segment in both P4 and OO to see which you feel comfortable with and which works as a test, before setting of on one road or the other? I did a test layout in P4 before so already know I like P4 and can do it. If you mean for the curves I intend to. :) Read ...
by Knuckles
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.
Replies: 60
Views: 6263

Re: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.

Of course, there's always N gauge ;) Already modelling N! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vv5KammA34 Small layout for my room as a side project. Also above pictures shows evidence of a N gauge terrace I am designing for the layout. 3D printing it. I never fully abandoned 00 either and have dabbled...
by Knuckles
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.
Replies: 60
Views: 6263

Re: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.

Thanks you two. With the loft work, preparation and frame work being almost done I think best bet may be build the boards then I'll have a proper canvas to test things on before any solid decisions are made. Board joins and turnout clearance already planned. Current thinking then is to buy some DGs,...
by Knuckles
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.
Replies: 60
Views: 6263

Re: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.

There is only one curve that would need to push a rake of coaches so the only major issue there...I think. The rest would be pulled. Will look at DGs thanks. EDIT: Hmm,looked at DG. I like the way they look. Can they be fixed to the beam as per prototype and Dinghams? They look to be very Dinghqm li...
by Knuckles
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.
Replies: 60
Views: 6263

Re: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.

Ok thanks you two. I have been thinking about that too. Screw, 3 link & Dinghams is what I want although I know they can lock. Was thinking coaches could be 8n fixed rakes and could keep their RTR couplings on and have aconverter for the end. Also plan has it that coupling would only happen on a...
by Knuckles
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.
Replies: 60
Views: 6263

Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.

As the title suggests really. I've been planning a few layouts for a while and the big dream layout I have not decided whether to do in 00 or P4. Initially I scrapped the P4 idea for this particular layout because the 'minimum' curve radius of 48" wouldn't fit. However, after spending several h...
by Knuckles
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Unusual Trackwork
Replies: 17
Views: 2860

Re: Unusual Trackwork

Yup! Unless PeteT is right. :shock: Just down the track they had another one, a proper one with all the essential rails. I know speed and cheapness is an issue for something that doesn't need to work but only provide visual reference but they could have at least bothered to do a convincing job. Bein...
by Knuckles
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Unusual Trackwork
Replies: 17
Views: 2860

Re: Unusual Trackwork

Explain how this point works! :D

I get the impression it is somewhat point...less.

Was at the Black Country Museum today and was rather amused by this half baked impression.

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by Knuckles
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 17792

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Who won best layout?

I entered my vote in but had to leave before closing time and I'm unsure if it was published anywhere.

Great day though.

My J1 and blue E2 behaved on the test track so all good. :)
by Knuckles
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 263
Views: 43382

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Gresley A1/A3 Reduced Loading Gauge Cabs now available. Can be used with the SCC A0 range or for normal A1/3 projects. (4mm currently)

https://www.shapeways.com/product/XFGWWZYS8/a0-a1-a3-cab-reduced-loading-gauge
https://www.shapeways.com/product/M79XHL3AK/a0-a1-a3-cab-exp-reduced-loading-gauge
by Knuckles
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Scratch Built Polarity Switches! SEEP PM1 unreliability solved!
Replies: 3
Views: 1515

Re: Scratch Built Polarity Switches! SEEP PM1 unreliability solved!

Thanks Nigel, cleaning them once in a while doesn't worry me too much but I see what you are saying. What puts me off buying the switches is I do not know if I would be able to fit them in a way that the Solenoid throws it which is why I had a go at doing it myself to fit the space/application. Buyi...
by Knuckles
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Scratch Built Polarity Switches! SEEP PM1 unreliability solved!
Replies: 3
Views: 1515

Re: Scratch Built Polarity Switches! SEEP PM1 unreliability solved!

Any thoughts on these? Apart from them being a bit rough around the edges. Would like to know what people think or even a better way from those more experienced.
by Knuckles
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Scratch Built Polarity Switches! SEEP PM1 unreliability solved!
Replies: 3
Views: 1515

Scratch Built Polarity Switches! SEEP PM1 unreliability solved!

Hello gang. I haven't been posting much here lately as I'm building a small N Gauge layout in my room and it isn't really relevant to P4 and I like to respect that. Got a couple of P4 layouts in the planning and still sorting the loft out for them and the 00 one so all good, I will get back in the s...
by Knuckles
Tue May 15, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 263
Views: 43382

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Furness D1 & Cambrian Small Goods Class (SGC) has now been released in 4mm. 7mm re-scales and tweaks will be done in due time also. I have integrated the splashers on both the standard D1 that is in a particular combination from the get go and also the BASIC version that requires you customize i...
by Knuckles
Thu May 10, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 263
Views: 43382

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

https://i.imgur.com/We5KklH.png Will periodically be uploading both the 4 & 7mm versions. Cylinder covers will be a separate option purchase simply because they conflicted with the chassis and it's the only realistic way of offering them, they'd have to be filed to fit your chosen gauge though....
by Knuckles
Mon May 07, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Exactoscale Products
Replies: 76
Views: 18434

Re: Exactoscale Products

I hope this goes forward.

Exactoscale wagon wheels and axles (pinpoint) are my favourite of all P4 wagon wheels tried thus far. I'm sure others have their favourites too.
by Knuckles
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started
Replies: 193
Views: 42082

Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started

Thanks Martin, will give it a shot. :thumb Much appreciated. (EDIT: WOW, wow....what an awesome map. I'm in love with it! Didn't realise such a useful resource existed. Again big thank you. :D ) EDIT - 2 Deleted what was here as I am wasting my time posting it, same as some other threads. ---
by Knuckles
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started
Replies: 193
Views: 42082

Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started

I'm wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction. Progress on the loft structure is going good if not a little slowly. When done it likely is for a giant 00 layout with some hand built track. Really didn't want to go 00 but the space lack and curve radii has forced me. However I want a ...
by Knuckles
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 263
Views: 43382

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

I doubt this is going to interest anyone as hand built track generally calls for slow action for turnouts. However, as I'm currently in progress building my second attempt at a small N layout (The first worked great until the card track packing failed and I lost my temper!) I devised two little thin...
by Knuckles
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 527
Views: 94376

Re: Brettell Road

Can never get get bored of seeing your updates. Everything to my eye is always as perfect as a model can be, many pictures, especially night shots genuinely look like photographs of a real railway. Atmosphere oozes. I aspire to this type of look and effect. Just enjoyed watching your Co-Bo wombling ...
by Knuckles
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: WAnted - Crossing Vee Filing Jig for angles9,10,11, 12
Replies: 26
Views: 3461

Re: WAnted - Crossing Vee Filing Jig for angles9,10,11, 12

I'll be buying the smaller set of jigs fairly soon for the next layouts soon to be built. Frame work is in progress. My previous dabble didn't use any jigs and I got things to work so I'm convinced I do not need them but I am also convinced the extra ease, speed and consistent accuracy will be an in...
by Knuckles
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Hardwick
Topic: Forge Mill Sidings
Replies: 15
Views: 3412

Re: Forge Mill Sidings

Fair enough. Thanks for explaining.

Does look convincing and spacious.
by Knuckles
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Hardwick
Topic: Forge Mill Sidings
Replies: 15
Views: 3412

Re: Forge Mill Sidings

I'm amazed how great and convincing a scene you have created with what looks to be just two points....or is it a plug in module for extension to another layout that exists in the present or future?
by Knuckles
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: SR 0-6-0 E2's - Latest build complete with Video Operation
Replies: 153
Views: 39982

Re: SR 0-6-0 E2's - Latest build complete with Video Operation.

Thanks Rob. :) Ok cushy update. I sorted it, little birdy in the mind wouldn't shut up so I took the keeper plate off, removed the wheels, poked the 'compo' pin out, turned the bar around and then after a bit of trial and error bent it to where it worked properly. Result is great running again also ...

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