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by CDGFife
Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37698

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Thanks Keith

That convinces me that my gut was right. Already have the pulley wheels and chains, it was just a question of how the layout was set out. Your description is pretty much as I'd imagined the layout to have been, but had been unable to find any pics to confirm.

Cheers

Chris
by CDGFife
Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37698

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Thanks all for the interesting comments so far. My model is set around 1930 so the 1997 regs are a little modern for me, as are the 1950 regs (1955 reprint) Keith has linked! My issue is how would the railway have dealt with this in 1930 - In fact, given the backwater nature of the branch I'm modell...
by CDGFife
Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37698

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Well not much pictorial progress to report as most of the latest work has been electrical and also in planning/thinking time. Also what with a most enjoyable weekend just spent at Scalefour North and a long weekend in Wolverhampton watching the world's greatest prog band in action (Marillion for tho...
by CDGFife
Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37698

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Been a bit busy of late (also distractions like Model Rail Scotland and finally being able to get together with the East of Scotland people) so not posted up my progress. FPL and detector bar have been fitted but final connections to the box are awaiting an order to Ambis Also been working on the si...
by CDGFife
Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37698

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Been quite busy this week for just a little visible progress: Point rodding to turnout and trap point are now connected and working back to the signal box crank. PALM units are in place for the point rodding (at the signal box crank) and the FPL (again signal box crank) - although these two photos w...
by CDGFife
Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37698

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Keith - I'd looked at the PALM at the same time as I ordered the rodding/cranks etc. It is certainly in consideration not only because we've experienced the odd servo flutter on start up on my Dad's OO gauge loft layout where we've been using them for a while with Servo4 boards. We've found that Pec...
by CDGFife
Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37698

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Thanks Keith - I folded the crank base up as per the Ambis instructions and knew it did not look right (hence my post) and certainly all the ref photos I have show no top bearing/strap. I suspect I will end up using only the bottom half of the Ambis part and fixing as per your post. It's certainly m...
by CDGFife
Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37698

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

So the Ambis Point rodding etches have arrived and I've had time to have a play today. See below for results. CSM15-1-3.jpg From the left are my first and second attempts at Compensation cranks, First one was just loose assembled but the second has been soldered up (and still moves) and just needs a...
by CDGFife
Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37698

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Happy New Year All. Can't believe it's been so long since I had the time to post an update. Just as I'd got going on the layout along came a pile of work (can't really complain about that) which pulled in some cash to allow me to complete another phase of house renovation (shouldn't complain about t...
by CDGFife
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Trackwork options for newbie
Replies: 75
Views: 19133

Re: Trackwork options for newbie

As a fellow beginner in P4 I've been through this exact decision in the last few months. Despite advise as per most people that have already posted to go for the exactoscale kit, I decided (being contrary and also tight!) to dive straight in and build a turnout and some track from lengths of hini ra...
by CDGFife
Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37698

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

That yellow book lying prominently on your bookshelf could mean you won't be doing much modelling in July John - You may be right! I am actually in the midlands on the first weekend as I'm entered into a sportive in Shropshire, but it would be rude not to step across to Yorkshire when we're so clos...
by CDGFife
Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37698

Finally Made A Start in P4!

Well after nearly 18 months of membership I've finally got down to some track building! Terry Bendall signed me up at Model Rail Scotland in 2013 - I'd gone with the intention of talking to the EM boys but found the P4 stand first. I spent the first year of membership reading up on what and how, and...
by CDGFife
Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2014
Replies: 97
Views: 23102

Re: Scalefour North 2014

Having just returned to my computer after some onward business travel I tacked on to the Fife-Wakefield XCountry journey (Ladybank to Wakefield direct :thumb ) I'd like to extend my thanks to everyone involved for show that I thoroughly enjoyed. I experienced lots of helpful advise and encouragement...

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