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by jayell
Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery
Replies: 402
Views: 126457

Re: Tim V's workbench - Painting (at last)

beachboy wrote:I use the workmate / laminate board


thass not a real workmate ;)

I have one of the original cast aluminium ones that has two possible work heights as well as one like yours which is a pain to fold up for storage.
by jayell
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Trackbuilding questions
Replies: 12
Views: 5185

Re: Trackbuilding questions

Like Keith I use a wood dye - me current tiple is "Colron - American Walnut" which I hand painted onto the sleepers stuck down on newspaper. Thanks for the replies re wood dyes, there is an excellent 'woodworking' supplies shop in Martock which is only a few miles away and they have exten...
by jayell
Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Trackbuilding questions
Replies: 12
Views: 5185

Re: Trackbuilding questions

That's my experience too. Also I've never had a problem painting them. Id be sure that you are getting the ex exactoscale point timbers and not the ex c&l ones if you want to match exactoscale plain track. In answer to johns questions 1 - yes, the fatter bit is the top 2 - get some xuron track ...
by jayell
Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Trackbuilding questions
Replies: 12
Views: 5185

Re: Trackbuilding questions

I had a delivery of C&L stuff early this morning, considering I only place the order yesterday I think that is pretty good service. I'm not going to start building track just yet but I did have a look at the bits and bobs I got and a couple of things arose: 1. Does exactoscale bh rail have a top...
by jayell
Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Toller Porcorum
Replies: 5
Views: 3983

Re: Toller Porcorum

I think it has deteriorated a lot over the last two years judging by other pictures I have seen. I need to go back soon to get more measurements/pictures and will hope the 'jungle' isn't any thicker.when I do go.
by jayell
Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 101841

Re: Scaleforum 2013

Be rash - go to both! :D :D I hope I have the date correct as I just told my wife we were having a weekend away in Aylesbury on 28/29th Sep and have booked accommodation in a B&B, 1 mile away from the stadium, for one night. I was amazed that she didn't quibble about anything except the fact th...
by jayell
Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Toller Porcorum
Replies: 5
Views: 3983

Toller Porcorum

I had been searching for on-line pictures of the Bridport Branch and found a link to several on flickr. I then remembered I had a yahoo registration so have put a group of pictures taken recently at Toller on my new flickr page, they can be found here if anyone is interested: http://www.flickr.com/p...
by jayell
Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 101841

Re: Scaleforum 2013

Scaleforum 2013 might be the "best" but Aylesbury isn't particularly easy to get to from Yeovil by road or rail, From Yeovil take the A359 to the junction with the A 303, follow the A303 all the way to the junction with the A34, then A34 north to to the junction with the M40 then A41 to A...
by jayell
Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: GWR Ground Frame Buildings
Replies: 10
Views: 5378

Re: GWR Ground Frame Buildings

You could try the BRMNA Drawing index to see if something of a similar type has been covered in the model press. According to that there was a 'Guide to Drawings of Railway Structures (GWR)' in the May 1983 Model Railway Constructor so a copy of that might be helpful. Thanks Natalie, I have tried a...
by jayell
Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: GWR Ground Frame Buildings
Replies: 10
Views: 5378

Re: GWR Ground Frame Buildings

I'd love to buy a copy but having just today ordered track bits and pieces to the value of £70 I daren't spend any more this month, SWMBO doesn't know how much I have spent but will no doubt ask when the stuff gets delivered ;) Well, as it was published in 1977 and is still going strong, there's no...
by jayell
Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: GWR Ground Frame Buildings
Replies: 10
Views: 5378

Re: GWR Ground Frame Buildings

> The standard reference work for GWR buildings is Adrian Vaughan's "A Pictorial Record of Great Western Architecture". It's a chunky tome, but . > contains a wide range of photos and diagrams. > Lineside huts, including lamp huts, start on p.419. I can't quickly find a picture of a ground...
by jayell
Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: GWR Ground Frame Buildings
Replies: 10
Views: 5378

GWR Ground Frame Buildings

Toller station on the long closed Bridport Branch had a couple of building on the Bridport end of the platform. One being a lamp hut and the other the 'building' containing the "Toller East Ground Frame" There was also a Toller West groundframe, I have no idea if this had a similar buildin...
by jayell
Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 101841

Re: Scaleforum 2013

As a brand new member I haven't attended model railway exhibitions of any kind that I can remember. Scaleforum 2013 might be the "best" but Aylesbury isn't particularly easy to get to from Yeovil by road or rail, however Wells is just 3/4 hour up the road so my first ever (probably) exhibi...
by jayell
Tue May 21, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Gedge Hooks
Replies: 4
Views: 2692

Re: Gedge Hooks

Many thanks John, sadly I lack a lot of railway knowledge (especially when it comes to the GWR) but with help I will learn all that is needed to enable me to build something before I 'pop off' ;)
by jayell
Tue May 21, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Gedge Hooks
Replies: 4
Views: 2692

Gedge Hooks

I keep coming across the term 'non-gedge hooks' or 'gedge hook with instanter coupling' and similar but no where have I been able to find out what a gedge hook is. Could someone educate me please. Is it something I need to worry about in 4mm scale?
by jayell
Wed May 15, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: What turnouts should I use?
Replies: 20
Views: 4872

Re: What turnouts should I use?

However, what you wanted is really quite simple. I have made a quick 3-minute Jing video showing how to get what you wanted: http://screencast.com/t/4TON2vPOLdIt may take a few seconds to download before it starts. Sorry it's a bit scruffy in places -- polished videos take hours to edit out all the...
by jayell
Tue May 14, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: What turnouts should I use?
Replies: 20
Views: 4872

Re: What turnouts should I use?

[quote="Bulwell Hall"]Somewhere I have a copy of a GWR 40ft survey of Toller which would give the answer. The problem is it will take some extracting from the further recesses of the loft! When I get a chance I will take a look but please don't hold your breath. I cannot remember the date ...
by jayell
Tue May 14, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: What turnouts should I use?
Replies: 20
Views: 4872

Re: What turnouts should I use?

It is possible to measure the lead and crossing angle from the OS plan; or is there an official survey? Usual caveat applies, the OS were not fundamentally interested in the track, their primary remit was to record boundaries. I haven't managed to see a copy of the large scale OS map as yet, the 6&...
by jayell
Tue May 14, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: What turnouts should I use?
Replies: 20
Views: 4872

Re: What turnouts should I use?

I was very frustrated trying to use Templot to layout the track from Toller and have given up on it. I used a couple of CAD programs at work in dim and distant past and perhaps that is why I didn't get on with Templot. I kept wanting to tell Templot to draw a bit of track 400 yards long with a stat...
by jayell
Mon May 13, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: What turnouts should I use?
Replies: 20
Views: 4872

Re: What turnouts should I use?

I tried using gimp as suggested in a templot forum suggestion but the latest version of gimp seems very different to the example you were using as an illustration and I couldn't work out how to change the perspective. I was very frustrated trying to use templot to layout the track from Toller and ha...
by jayell
Mon May 13, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: What turnouts should I use?
Replies: 20
Views: 4872

Re: What turnouts should I use?

"The Bridport Branch" says the extension to West Bay used 75lb vignoles rail so it could be the whole branch was laid with the same rail. BG baulk road sleepers were still in use ca1906 at Bridport station and there is a photo in the book showing this. There is a pannier tank in another ph...
by jayell
Mon May 13, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: What turnouts should I use?
Replies: 20
Views: 4872

What turnouts should I use?

I am planning a diorama based on Toller Porcorum staion circa 1910. The track was originally broad gauge but converted when the GWR converted to standard guage in 1874. A single siding was installed when the station was built in 1861/1862 and this was converted into a goods loop in 1905. There are a...
by jayell
Wed May 08, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: early GWR 4 wheel siphons
Replies: 6
Views: 2425

Re: early GWR 4 wheel siphons

Thanks for the suggestions re Siphon modelling, however I think I'll adopt the suggestion that the Toller milk traffic could be covered by use of the two brake thirds that were part of the usual four 4 wheeler coach set on this branch in 'my period'
by jayell
Wed May 08, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: early GWR 4 wheel siphons
Replies: 6
Views: 2425

Re: early GWR 4 wheel siphons

My interest in the Bridport Railway was initially prompted by a visit to West Bay last year when I realized there was a delightful station still existing and then by my son-in-law buying a Bachman box set for the great-grandsons, I offered to put it on a 4'x4' baseboard for them rather than allow th...
by jayell
Tue May 07, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: early GWR 4 wheel siphons
Replies: 6
Views: 2425

early GWR 4 wheel siphons

I am going to need an early siphon or other type of vehicle for transporting 17 gallon milk churns for a diorama I am planning based on Toller Porcorum station on Bridbort Railway/Branch Line ca 1910. Toller had considerable milk traffic around this time, I haven't found any photos of siphons on the...

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