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by John Donnelly
Wed May 20, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Layout Fiddleyard Planning - 4ft radius turnout
Replies: 38
Views: 3076

Re: Layout Fiddleyard Planning - 4ft radius turnout

I'm by no means an expert with Templot but I get the same figures as Gordon with an A6 turnout having a radius of 1205mm (47.4") and a length of 267.65mm

John
by John Donnelly
Tue May 19, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Structures for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 33
Views: 8893

Re: Structures for South Pelaw Junction

The second of the buildings for the traveller camp is now complete.

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by John Donnelly
Sat May 16, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Structures for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 33
Views: 8893

Re: Structures for South Pelaw Junction

At South Pelaw Junction, next to the bridge that I have already modelled was, what today would be called a travellers camp although, when I was a kid it was called something entirely different... Made up of a number of small buildings and some caravans it was built in the 1960s, expanded in the 70s ...
by John Donnelly
Wed May 13, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 31852

Re: South Pelaw Junction

CornCrake wrote:Nice straight rails, what's the secret?


First rail laid up against a straight edge with lots of looking along the rail from low down as I go. Second rail is laid with as many track gauges I can get my hands on.

Fortunately, the plastic chairs on ply sleepers allows for adjustment if need be...
by John Donnelly
Wed May 13, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 31852

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Porcy Mane wrote:
Flour & water paste ????

P


Not quite that old school, watered down PVA.

Hope you're well...
by John Donnelly
Tue May 12, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 31852

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Having screwed up and ordered the wrong chairs from the stores, track laying is on hold so I figured I might as well start with some of the land forms. The original plan was to use polystyrene but, as a trip to B&Q for stuff for toy trains isn't exactly essential travel, I've gone old school and...
by John Donnelly
Thu May 07, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 31852

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Waiting on more track parts so here are a couple more photos: http://southpelawjunction.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IMG_2006.jpeg http://southpelawjunction.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IMG_2007.jpeg http://southpelawjunction.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IMG_2008.jpeg
by John Donnelly
Fri May 01, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Bogie Bolster body side stripes
Replies: 4
Views: 1895

Re: Bogie Bolster body side stripes

Cheers Paul, much appreciated.

John
by John Donnelly
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 31852

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Thanks Dave, I've gone all night without getting any sleep so got an early start on track laying again this morning.
by John Donnelly
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 31852

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Another turnout completed (apart from the tie bar and a few chairs that will be fitted after testing): http://southpelawjunction.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/IMG_1983.jpg Not the best photo as it is against the light and the depth of field isn't great but, hopefully, if shows the flow of the ...
by John Donnelly
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 31852

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Testing, testing and more testing... It occurred to me this morning that an ideal vehicle for testing the track was my never fully completed Penbits Bogie conversion of the Bachmann Class 24. Mechanically it is complete but cosmetically, I never finished it as the SLW 24 came along. As it has no bog...
by John Donnelly
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 31852

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Another, small, milestone tonight as both the up and down main have been completed across the two boards I have at home (giving a 12' run in both directions) so, for the first time, the bridge has two, fully functional, tracks running under it... http://southpelawjunction.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads...
by John Donnelly
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 31852

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Track work continues...

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by John Donnelly
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Exactoscale Turnout Chairs
Replies: 10
Views: 2965

Re: Exactoscale Turnout Chairs

Thanks Martin, I'd completely forgotten about them :?
by John Donnelly
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Exactoscale Turnout Chairs
Replies: 10
Views: 2965

Re: Exactoscale Turnout Chairs

Further to my earlier query, I'm now at the point where I'm ready to build my first turnout, a left hand C8. Looking at the Exactoscale chair position diagrams here: https://exactoscale.com/track-components/chair-positions/ they show the chairs at the switch end of the turnout and at the common cros...
by John Donnelly
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 31852

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Got the speakers but not a Motörhead fan...
by John Donnelly
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 31852

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Armchair Modeller wrote:What about the neighbours, when you start knocking holes through the walls to accommodate the next set of baseboards? ;)


Got that covered as well, I live in a detached house :mrgreen:
by John Donnelly
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 31852

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Serjt-Dave wrote:It beats looking at the television. LOL. I can't see my wife agreeing to allow me to do this in our front room.


As a widower, there is no domestic authority to object...
by John Donnelly
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 31852

Re: South Pelaw Junction

RAO wrote:Lovely trestles, who's make are they?


Screwfix
by John Donnelly
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 31852

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Party due to the current health crisis, SPJ (two thirds of it anyway) has a new, temporary, home, my rather unfinished living room. It's a bit of a surprise to see how big even two boards are in a normal environment rather than a 160' long room. No excuses for not cracking on with it and it gives me...
by John Donnelly
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Accurascale couplings
Replies: 7
Views: 2513

Re: Accurascale couplings

Got a pack of the screw couplings this week.

They look to be pretty strong but, if coupled, the tommy bar sticks up rather than hanging down.

I’ve seen someone on RMWeb who has modified his by replacing the top pin allowing the links to be turned round allowing the tommy bar to hang down.

John
by John Donnelly
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Swanage (again)
Replies: 98
Views: 16565

Re: Dorset 1937

I am definately no expert but my experience is .....I have used Howard's approach where the track is pre curved to the profile so in theory there are no stresses set up in the rail itself - meaning there is no real difference between curved and straight track. To date I have found that simply flood...
by John Donnelly
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Swanage (again)
Replies: 98
Views: 16565

Re: Dorset 1937

Have you had any issues with track going out of alignment at all? I glued about 4 feet of track down last week using a straight edge to keep everything in line but, having looked along the track yesterday, whilst I can still push a mint gauge along it, parts of the track have definitely moved out o...
by John Donnelly
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Swanage (again)
Replies: 98
Views: 16565

Re: Dorset 1937

Nigel, I notice that, like me, you are using plastic chairs on ply sleepers. Have you had any issues with track going out of alignment at all? I glued about 4 feet of track down last week using a straight edge to keep everything in line but, having looked along the track yesterday, whilst I can stil...
by John Donnelly
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 31852

Re: South Pelaw Junction

All sleepers are down and I've finally got some track, all 4' of it, laid with droppers fitted: http://southpelawjunction.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/IMG_1881.jpg http://southpelawjunction.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/IMG_1882.jpg I think I may have some gauging issues though... :mrgr...

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