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by Tony Wilkins
Sun May 26, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Joggled Stockrails
Replies: 65
Views: 7854

Re: Joggled Stockrails/undercut blade considerations

I'm extremely grateful, Martin and Tony, for your responses to my questions on this thread. To me you are the ultimate authorities on track matters. I see no paradox if there is a minute subtle disagreement between you, on the height of the undercut blade at its tip. So I'm writing this simply to p...
by Tony Wilkins
Thu May 23, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Joggled Stockrails
Replies: 65
Views: 7854

Re: Joggled Stockrails

I had some experience of this many years since, with Heckmondwike, wagons began to derail mysteriously. On examination there was very little flange showing above a thick layer of crud. The finer your flanges the more susceptible they are to this. It is not just on switch blades either. Slightly misa...
by Tony Wilkins
Wed May 22, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Joggled Stockrails
Replies: 65
Views: 7854

Re: Joggled Stockrails

This is what Tony Wilkins wrote on the related thread. He is saying exactly the same as you, except what I've italicised clarifies the aspect that seems critical to me. Here is a diagram of an undercut switch showing the section at the toe or tip of the blade. Obviously we cannot hope to produce su...
by Tony Wilkins
Wed May 22, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 126
Views: 22983

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

I have followed that in the past to make such a turnout. I haven't found a similar description of how to make a straightcut switch for joggled pointwork. From your reply earlier today I get the impression it's not much different. However I found in making the undercut style that 0.2mm at the runnin...
by Tony Wilkins
Thu May 02, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 304
Views: 47298

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Thankfully for me {I hope anyway} my layout is basically single line {ish}. I've also decided not to have board joint breaks in the rail now and build continuously across all joints. I don't plan on moving my layout {unless the wife kicks me out} so will have joints in the underlay etc but not the ...
by Tony Wilkins
Wed May 01, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 304
Views: 47298

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Serjt-Dave wrote:ME! Not paying attention? Sorry what are we talking about? LOL.

Thanks Tony, will give it ago. I'm getting tantalizing close to laying my first bit of track.

All Best

Dave

You'll only learn by trying.
Tony.
by Tony Wilkins
Wed May 01, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 304
Views: 47298

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Just one question. I know you've probably have already said but what do you stick your underlay and track down with please. All Best Dave Clearly, someone hasn't been paying attention. The cork is stuck to the baseboard with a 'cheap' PVA wood glue. Mine was actually a mix of two, one thick and one...
by Tony Wilkins
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 304
Views: 47298

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Thanks Mark. This is the result when fixed down and adjusted DSCF0830.jpg and the rest of the next board. The two sections of track to the left were joined to the tracks on the right, but are too short, as are most of the others. DSCF0831.jpg Several problems are apparent with this baseboard. The re...
by Tony Wilkins
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 304
Views: 47298

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Onwards and upwards, or maybe not as we shall see shortly. One of the reasons for wanting to get the next few baseboards dealt with is that I knew there were potentialy problems with them. This stems from the fact that the last baseboard I constructed ended up somewhat different to that as designed....
by Tony Wilkins
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 304
Views: 47298

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

I also have a new definition of tedium, cutting 9' sleepers down to 8' 6". Here's a saw trolley, used to cut 9' sleepers down to 8' 6" so that old track panels, once lifted, could fit between the stanchions on a Morris Tracklayer. There's a prototype for everything! Hi James. I have seen ...
by Tony Wilkins
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 304
Views: 47298

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

If it's in the hidden sidings, why bother? Phil. Because, if you hadn't already noticed, I can be a fussy B****r at times and like to do things a certain way. Tony. So has this fussy B****r made any progress on tie bar design....? We’re, or at least I, am expecting great things from you Tony :) Kin...
by Tony Wilkins
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 304
Views: 47298

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Phil O wrote:If it's in the hidden sidings, why bother?

Phil.

Because, if you hadn't already noticed, I can be a fussy B****r at times and like to do things a certain way.
Tony.
by Tony Wilkins
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 85
Views: 17489

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Lucky you!
You could hold Scaleforum in there.
Tony.
by Tony Wilkins
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Arrangement of levers in a signal box (calling at the Quintinshill disaster, use of collars and setting back)
Replies: 52
Views: 5713

Re: Arrangement of levers in a signal box

In an earlier post, John mentions the slowness of introducing ATC or AWS. One of the things that stuck me as odd was that the Lee valley line in the 1960s although track circuited, was not then fitted with AWS. The exGE lines electrified at the end of the 1950s were so fitted as part of that scheme ...
by Tony Wilkins
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 304
Views: 47298

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Following on from the last post, I have just about completed the track laying for the straight boards of the storage yards with the exception of one piece of track. (Built, but pending.) DSCF0815.jpg And from the other end. DSCF0816.jpg A considerable amount of curved track now requires to be constr...
by Tony Wilkins
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 164
Views: 29439

Re: Alpha Mill

Hi Tony.
Perhaps not the correct place, but since you mention it, I would like to thank your group for your hospitality yesterday. Alpha Mill fully lived up to my expectations. Fabulous. I also appreciated the opportunity to give some of my rolling stock an airing.
Many thanks.
Tony (NAG member).
by Tony Wilkins
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 109749

Re: Brettell Road

... the NBL class 21s ... its reported that they did appear on the Condor's occasionally (anyone got any pictures of this?) Curious, this. The Cromptons were allocated to Derby and Cricklewood before they were exiled to Barrow, and their replacements on the Condor were Class 24s; the Condor was alw...
by Tony Wilkins
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 304
Views: 47298

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Just a short update with a few pictures. I have been concentrating on getting as much track built and laid as I can for the moment. Here is the finishing touch for the above board as I have now added the end stops. Basic but functional. DSCF0812.jpg These are just glued to the cork. The holes are fo...
by Tony Wilkins
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Colin Parks, Scalefour member
Replies: 20
Views: 3395

Re: Colin Parks, Scalefour member

I too would like to add my condolences to everyone else’s.
I did not know Colin personally, but always looked forward to his comments on my contributions, which have been noticeably lacking recently.
All is sadly now explained.
Regards
Tony.
by Tony Wilkins
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 304
Views: 47298

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Back to the subject in hand. Further progress has been made with the North end of the Down storage yard to the extent that most of it has now been laid. This includes much curved track and pointwork. At the start of this section, it had been my intention to concentrate on the running lines. The poin...
by Tony Wilkins
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 304
Views: 47298

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

I often find it intriguing how the same old chestnuts arise periodically. One would have thought that someone would have cracked the sound transmission problem by now, but apparently not so. I am not an acoustics engineer, but what I do remember, from my Hi-Fi days is there are two methods of reduci...
by Tony Wilkins
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: MIDLAND RAILWAY FOOTBRIDGE KIT ON EBAY
Replies: 5
Views: 1268

Re: MIDLAND RAILWAY FOOTBRIDGE KIT ON EBAY

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Regards
Tony.
by Tony Wilkins
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 304
Views: 47298

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

And so another month goes by with Christmas in there somewhere. It may be recalled that I stated that one of the baseboards would come back to haunt me. Well the problem with it was the proverbial baseboard sag. I put this particular boards' problem down to the curved extension not giving sufficient...
by Tony Wilkins
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 304
Views: 47298

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Hello Tony, There must be room for a tremendous amount of stock in those sidings. Colin Well, yes. Even though the Lea Valley line is / was a secondary main line, it still carried a lot of traffic over a 24 hour period. A lot of the freight traffic was carried overnight. I have fond teenage memorie...
by Tony Wilkins
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Example prototype ride over VERY uneven track
Replies: 8
Views: 1406

Re: Example prototype ride over VERY uneven track

There are some things that as a modeller we wouldn't dare!
Regards
Tony.

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