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by petermeyer
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Ballasting ply sleepered track
Replies: 28
Views: 5239

Re: Ballasting ply sleepered track

Thanks again. As I alluded to in my last reply, a number of responses here refer to methods that predate Templot or at a stage of building that I am beyond as I have already attached the rails and electrics before considering ballasting. Let me expand a bit more on the construction method used some ...
by petermeyer
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Ballasting ply sleepered track
Replies: 28
Views: 5239

Re: Ballasting ply sleepered track

Thanks all, quite a lot to mull over here. The Templot advice that I took at the time of starting the track build (many moons ago now) was to fully test the track before ballasting. And that is what I did and there's no going back now as it's all built. Having followed Iain Rice's book to a certain ...
by petermeyer
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Ballasting ply sleepered track
Replies: 28
Views: 5239

Re: Ballasting ply sleepered track

I have laid plywood sleepers on top of a Templot paper template, then ballasted using Deluxe Materials ballast bond. So far no problems. IMG_20180713_153058 A.jpg Gordon A Thanks and I have some of that too. Your track appears straight whereas mine is entirely on a curve so there will be tension in...
by petermeyer
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Ballasting ply sleepered track
Replies: 28
Views: 5239

Ballasting ply sleepered track

I have searched the Forum for advice on this but thus far have not found the answer I'm looking for. Received wisdom is that ballast is laid onto the trackwork and then fixed with water and dilute PVA mix. But water and thin ply may not be a good partnership. In addition, my track is laid directly o...
by petermeyer
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Berrington and Eye 1912
Replies: 4
Views: 1337

Re: Berrington and Eye 1912

Every time that I see this title, I think that it is another Great Eastern layout emerging ;-) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye,_Suffolk Lovely looking work though! Cheers Flymo Haha, no it's here - firmly in Herefordshire https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berrington_and_Eye_railway_station
by petermeyer
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Berrington and Eye 1912
Replies: 4
Views: 1337

Re: Berrington and Eye 1912

Serjt-Dave wrote:That looks great Peter. Any more pics please?

Dave


Not painted nor weathered yet

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by petermeyer
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Berrington and Eye 1912
Replies: 4
Views: 1337

Berrington and Eye 1912

My long-term layout project has it's first building; a weighbridge office. Looking a bit lost alone with its weighbridge but the footings are in for the station building too.

Next it's all about ballasting once I've finished installing the platform edgings.

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Berrington and Eye
by petermeyer
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 126
Views: 24393

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

Hi Peter. No, not really. I will cover slips in some detail later, I have been having to deal with other matters recently. I start with a length of rail several mm longer than the final length and produce the first switch blade. This is then held with the tip of the blade in the correct position to...
by petermeyer
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 126
Views: 24393

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

Hi Tony

This is leaping ahead I know but I note from the photo of the single slip build on your Brimsdown thread that the blades are made all as one piece both ends included! Is there any magical way in doing this to get them to line up including the bend please?

Cheers

Peter

Single_slip.jpg
by petermeyer
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Coopercraft Kits.
Replies: 7
Views: 2985

Re: Coopercraft Kits.

No mention of the Slaters range which supposedly has returned to Slaters according to RMWeb
by petermeyer
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum North 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 11674

Re: Scaleforum North 2018

It's DC. Works fine on my smallish end-to-end layout but would be nice to see it stretch its legs on something large and round.
by petermeyer
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum North 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 11674

Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Will there be a test track?
by petermeyer
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Private Owner Wagons
Replies: 20
Views: 2880

Re: Private Owner Wagons

Private Owner Wagons from The Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company Ltd: Montague 1981 OPC includes brief and official histories, alphabetical listings and 665 wagons portrayed.
by petermeyer
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Berrington and Eye
Replies: 7
Views: 2566

Re: Berrington and Eye

I have wondered whether the dock was initially for the loading and unloading of carriages and horses. It has quite a substantial ramp in the maps. The line was built, in the 1850's, on land owned by the then occupants of Berrington Hall (now National Trust). A condition was that they had their own w...
by petermeyer
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Berrington and Eye
Replies: 7
Views: 2566

Re: Berrington and Eye

Thanks Martin I don't have the width to get in the whole yard so it has to be cropped but I should be able to include the weighbridge and office. I was referring to the building next to the dock (circled): map_withTrack.jpg I think on the following image you can just see some livestock in the enclos...
by petermeyer
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Berrington and Eye
Replies: 7
Views: 2566

Re: Berrington and Eye

Baseboards5.jpg This closer perspective probably displays the detail better. This is the centre and southern boards (of only 3) facing towards Hereford. On the right is the up platform followed by the signal box and then an embankment upon which is the up home signal. On the left in the yard is a d...
by petermeyer
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Berrington and Eye
Replies: 7
Views: 2566

Berrington and Eye

Having posted in praise of the wrap function in Templot, I thought it might be an idea to post my own experience as I am literally building the layout onto a blow-up of an old O/S map and thought this could be a first. Berrington and Eye was a small station on the North to West GWR/LNWR joint line. ...
by petermeyer
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 327
Views: 51804

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Thanks all for your helpful comments on the subject of crossings and knuckles which have been most enlightening. I too have two crossing flangeway gauges. One is an original Studiolith the other I think from the EM Gauge Soc. though I no longer know which is which. Last night I checked them and foun...
by petermeyer
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 327
Views: 51804

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Martin Wynne wrote: ...However, if the check rail and wheelset are not ... etc, etc, having a radius to the knuckle is helpful for traffic in the trailing direction, and potentially harmful for traffic in the facing direction. But the worst condition of all is a sharp knuckle bend which is not exac...
by petermeyer
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 327
Views: 51804

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Hi Peter, Do you need to, if they are running ok? Bear in mind that the P4 flangeway gap is already overscale at 2" scale, so just about right for knuckle gaps if you have built them tight to the P4 crossing flangeway gauge. Prototypes do vary. On ex-North Eastern lines the radiused knuckle be...
by petermeyer
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 327
Views: 51804

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Hi Tony, I'm also a guilty party there. For a long time Templot templates showed a sharp knuckle bend even though I knew perfectly well that it should be radiused to a wider knuckle gap. The reason was that the templates were originally for my own use only, and I felt that they didn't need to inclu...
by petermeyer
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1106
Views: 163190

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Hi Peter, I don't suppose you have any instructions you could post? It would be very interesting to see what is involved. Would also be interested to see what comes with the kit Tim Lee Hi Tim The instructions are in the member's download section: https://www.scalefour.org/downloads/leverframe.pdf ...
by petermeyer
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1106
Views: 163190

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Hi Tim, Oh yes! I am going to have a lever frame for my test track and it will be a Society one. Howard Bolton very kindly worked out a signalling diagram for me, which requires 17 levers, including point locks (plus one lever for a siding, which seems easier to include on the frame). All the best,...
by petermeyer
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Onward from Ambergate
Replies: 99
Views: 32079

Re: Onward from Ambergate

Apologies for highjacking the thread but I have a similar problem with an unreliable crossing on curved track. I had made the assumption that if Templot allowed you to draw it, then it was buildable and would work. I had no minimum radius warnings in the plan. My technical knowledge of track work is...
by petermeyer
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Direct loading of background maps in Templot
Replies: 22
Views: 6584

Re: Direct loading of background maps in Templot

Martin These are fantastic functions. You may recall I uploaded a background map and also used the Templot function that matches the transition curve to bend it to fit my layout. Without Templot I could not have built it and got it into the small space I have available. Keep up the developments. Peter

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