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by CDGFife
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Burntisland 1883 at Model Rail Scotland
Replies: 8
Views: 1613

Burntisland 1883 at Model Rail Scotland

Burntisland made an appearance at Model Rail Scotland in Glasgow last weekend. We had an enjoyable weekend operating (on the whole!) and the layout was generally very well received. Also nice to see Calderside and Elcott Rd waving the P4 flag. Some pics from the weekend follow: MRS17-1.jpg MRS17-2.j...
by CDGFife
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: JanuaryMeeting
Replies: 0
Views: 566

JanuaryMeeting

Quick snap of everyone hard at work on various modelling projects last Sunday. A wide variety of members own projects plus some work on Burntisland buildings for the new Roundhouse boards.

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by CDGFife
Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37556

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Happy New Year All! On a personal note I'm glad to see the back of 2016 and am looking forward to a better 2017. Been busy over the holiday finishing the farmhouse. Here's some photos of it mocked up about where it will go on the layout. Apologies for the lighting - this board is in the loft with a ...
by CDGFife
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Mount Woodville Works
Replies: 257
Views: 47343

Re: Mount Woodville Works

RobM wrote:now having to decide what's next.....


Show me a layout builder who does not have that problem!!!

It's looking good Rob

CDG
by CDGFife
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37556

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Will - I think I see what you are saying, but to be fair Rob's pic was a quick test piece to look at the gaps. I use the strips and also (as Rob has done by the looks of the picture) use horizontal lines at the correct spacings for the top of the strip. I stick with PVA so I have a fair amount of ad...
by CDGFife
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37556

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Sorted... Edit > Preferences > Import Options >When Importing DXF check As Is. The default is Fit to Page. When importing I found that a bounding box also appeared. The import is also placed to the top and left outside the page view. I select the bounding box, delete it then move the drawing onto t...
by CDGFife
Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37556

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Rob - I'm liking the tiles with the gaps a lot. It's the next thing I will try as the Signal Cabin and also the lean-too extension on the back of the farmhouse will need tiling along with the W/C roof next to the Signal Cabin. Unfortunately I failed to put in my stock of paper that I normally use fo...
by CDGFife
Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37556

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Thanks Tony - you beat me to it with the link!

It's a fascinating thread and full of possibilities.

CDG
by CDGFife
Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37556

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

INspired by some really good looking Sash window frames supplied to me by Lindsay Galloway for the new Burntisland Machine Shop which were cut using his Sillouette Cutter, I recently took the plunge and invested in one. Finally this week I've had the chance to give it a shot. I started off drawing u...
by CDGFife
Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 97974

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

Great to see you making progress Tim. The track and the lining are looking very good -I'm just re-reading Ian Rathbone's book again in prep for the G6 kit that's burning a hole in my bench! "Unfortunately I had the pressure wound up too high on my airbrush compressor"," - I turned it ...
by CDGFife
Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Stock for Cadhay
Replies: 36
Views: 5948

Re: Stock for Cadhay

A bit of progress on the stock side to report of late: CSM16-11-1.jpg CSM16-11-2.jpg CSM16-11-5.jpg CSM16-11-3.jpg CSM16-11-4.jpg The wagons are all Parkside kits, whilst the Road Vans are from Smallbrook Studios. I've also got another Bachman SR Van converted and a Parkside MinkA 10 T van painted b...
by CDGFife
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Morgan Design TOU System
Replies: 20
Views: 4424

Re: Morgan Design TOU System

Knuckles you could also try AMBIS. http://www.ambisengineering.co.uk/ Alan does a range of cranks to 4mm scale that can definitely be made to work. My tandom on Cadhay is operated this way and I definitely agree that the side action gives good operation. I use a servo under the baseboard driving the...
by CDGFife
Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37556

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Thanks guys for your comments and Mike for your wishes. It was my maternal Grandfather and his Leicester Railway Room that got me hooked on modelling when I was very young. At first I've found it difficult to get back to modelling partly for that reason but actually I'm now finding it quite therapeu...
by CDGFife
Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37556

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

It's been a bit of an awful summer for us this year, mainly taken up with my Mum passing away. Not done a great deal of modelling on Cadhay (excepting the stock side that is covered in the workbench thread) hence the scandalous lack of reports on here. We did manage to get Cadhay up and running this...
by CDGFife
Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Making a start, my P4 plank...
Replies: 134
Views: 31219

Re: Making a start, my P4 plank...

[quote="John Donnelly"]' it has been a success despite it's ultimate operational limitations.

I think it looks stunning and it's achieved it's aims so you should be proud of what you have achieved.

Cheers

Chris
by CDGFife
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: whats the state of the art in baseboards
Replies: 27
Views: 7190

Re: whats the state of the art in baseboards

Apologies my post was not clear. The baseboard shown was a one piece 1220x750 board that weighed in at 6Kg. The monocoque design makes it really stable. The attached pdf should show what the 1200mmx600mm ones look like from top and underneath. 1200x600ST_RevA_3D-1.pdf The 1200x600 can be made from 2...
by CDGFife
Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: whats the state of the art in baseboards
Replies: 27
Views: 7190

Re: whats the state of the art in baseboards

Dave, I'm a little busy today but will try and upload a pic of the 3d CAD drawings for Cadhays 1220x750 baseboards at some point in the next 24 hours. This will give you the idea. My local friendly laser cutting business does the cutting but to echo what Terry has said, I found that most laser cutti...
by CDGFife
Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: whats the state of the art in baseboards
Replies: 27
Views: 7190

Re: whats the state of the art in baseboards

Here's how I do mine with 4mm Birch ply. Next lot will be Laser cut rather than hand cut, but the design will be the same. The rectangles marked on the cross boards are the cut outs for the 9mm ply track bed. Supported in this manner at 300mm centres it's been fine. CSM Board3.jpg Relatively easy ac...
by CDGFife
Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Stock for Cadhay
Replies: 36
Views: 5948

Re: Stock for Cadhay

Well it's been a while since I posted much on here. Sadly this is mainly due to losing my Mum in July. I've only just really got back into the swing of regular modelling so not too much to report despite the long lay-off. However the one thing that has moved is the M7. In the end a Perseverance chas...
by CDGFife
Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Burntisland at Wigan Finescale
Replies: 1
Views: 787

Burntisland at Wigan Finescale

Just back from an enjoyable weekend with Burntisland at the Wigan Finescale show. Layout ran well and saw much benefit from the hard work everyone has put in this year in solving a lot of the operational issues whilst at the same time adding three extension boards for the Roundhouse/works area. Lots...
by CDGFife
Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Starter question - track work
Replies: 100
Views: 16102

Re: Starter question - track work

I used the thick sleepers on Cadhay and as Alan says the "first pass" of medium/fine Woodland Scenics ballasting on the neat PVA (spread pretty thickly) was generally just below the sleeper top. I have used three different types of PVA over Cadhays' trackwork, Builders/plasterers' PVA (Eve...
by CDGFife
Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Starter question - track work
Replies: 100
Views: 16102

Re: Starter question - track work

On Cadhay I glued sleepers/timbering and ballast in the same operation. Neat PVA spread onto the template and sleepers/timbering positioned, followed immediately by the ballast. Once the glue had dried (overnight) the loose was hoovered off and re-cycled. A second sweep of ballasting was definitely ...
by CDGFife
Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Making gutters from styrene
Replies: 10
Views: 2867

Re: Making gutters from styrene

I concur with Terry. This is my preferred method for guttering. It also has the added advantage of being able to solder the downpipes to the gutter and paint the whole lot off the model before final fit.

CSM16-6-1.jpg


CSM16-6-2.jpg

Cheers

Chris
by CDGFife
Thu May 12, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Stock for Cadhay
Replies: 36
Views: 5948

Re: Stock for Cadhay

When I first built the trackwork for Cadhay, I had no rolling stock at all, so I re-wheeled a very light hornby wagon and have used this as a "snagging wagon" run through at high speed to first test any track I've built. This made me very quickly realise that (in spite of the dire conseque...
by CDGFife
Tue May 10, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37556

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Can't quite believe it's been over a month since I last posted anything on here!! There's not actually been much layout work done of late as I've been concentrating a little on stock making. I've started a thread in the My Workbench to detail this if anyone is interested, but still intend to post la...

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