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by Martin Wynne
Tue May 29, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log
Replies: 173
Views: 72496

Re: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log

Hi Knuckles, I also like David Hoogvorst's AnyRail program. I think he has produced a smashing piece of software which is great to use. Did you know that you can easily display your AnyRail track plans in Templot? You can't convert them directly to P4, but you can create P4 templates over the top of...
by Martin Wynne
Mon May 28, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log
Replies: 173
Views: 72496

Re: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log

Of course, i may be wrong about all this and new members may indeed still be getting a full set of templates. If that is indeed the case, then you don't need Templot to build a slip, Knuckles - the Society templates are fine! Hi Davey, A full range of straight P4 templates is also available from C&...
by Martin Wynne
Sun May 27, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: High Level chassis kit for Class 03/04
Replies: 64
Views: 36754

Re: High Level chassis kit for Class 03/04

P.S. I can't work Templot either. Have you asked for help on Templot Club? Many folks say Templot is too difficult, but never actually tell me which bit they don't understand. Please watch these two videos: http://www.templot.com/martweb/videos/flash/startup/startup_em.html http://www.templot.com/m...
by Martin Wynne
Mon May 21, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log
Replies: 173
Views: 72496

Re: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log

Hi Knuckles, You account didn't make any reference to "setting" the curved stock rail at the switch. I don't know how fully this is covered in the C&L notes, but it's an important detail for beginners to get right, which isn't immediately obvious. Without a proper set in the stock rail...
by Martin Wynne
Mon May 21, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log
Replies: 173
Views: 72496

Re: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log

Hi Knuckles, It's looking good, but I think you may have got the rails offset to one side on the timber base: p4_timber_base.png At A I think I can see the small "v" web between the timbers which is surely intended to be aligned under the nose of the vee? And the amount of timber projectin...
by Martin Wynne
Sun May 20, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log
Replies: 173
Views: 72496

Re: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log

Templot provides the tools, yes but it doesn't do it for you. I don't want to get into semantics either, but your original statement implied to a casual reader that Templot does not provide such tools. The reason it's important to me to clarify such things is that a lot of email support requests ar...
by Martin Wynne
Sun May 20, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log
Replies: 173
Views: 72496

Re: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log

True Martin, but Knuckles did say Any ideas or suggestions on the best way to do this without Templot? I'm still learning Templot but progress is really slow/confusing - normal that apparently and I would put shoving timbers down as one of the advanced functions, and if just creating a template to ...
by Martin Wynne
Sun May 20, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log
Replies: 173
Views: 72496

Re: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log

Incidentally a crossover is one of the simplest things to do in Templot, just get your simple turnout to the required gauge and size, B7 etc. then one click on "tools/make simple crossover" does the job. But as above this does not sort out the timbering which is left to you. True, but you...
by Martin Wynne
Mon May 14, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log
Replies: 173
Views: 72496

Re: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log

Hi Gavin, Wally, I don't think we can say anything about the timbering discrepancy without some input from the manufacturer. I'm surprised that a common timber track base is supplied for both EM and P4, and this may be the explanation. You can just about get away with this for plain turnouts, but no...
by Martin Wynne
Mon May 14, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log
Replies: 173
Views: 72496

Re: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log

Check the alignment of the timbers over the crossing and diverging roads,do they remain at a right angle to the main road or are they at aright angle to the centre line of the crossing V? The first option is an R E A (Railway Engineers Association) standard and good for most major and minor compani...

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