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by Terry Bendall
Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Alignment dowel fixing
Replies: 23
Views: 11286

Re: Alignment dowel fixing

Pete

You can also have a look at my method described on page 28 of Scalefour News 161

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:25 am
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Converting a Lima Class 47 to P4
Replies: 5
Views: 3828

Re: Converting a Lima Class 47 to P4

I have only just seen this message since the last few days have been a bit busy. I have converted Lima Locos but not for a very long time and we dont have any left now to look at. I would have thought that a standard top hat bearing might be a bit short and may slide out of the bogie centre slot. An...
by Terry Bendall
Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Press and rivet tool
Replies: 3
Views: 2559

Re: Press and rivet tool

Keith said " I don't know if the new Bring and Buy team will do the same." The answer is yes they will, unless someone buys it first. Jeremy may have one or two in stock so I suggest you ask. Also I have developed an alternative design which seems to do the job and Jeremy may have some of ...
by Terry Bendall
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:06 am
Forum: Cornish Riviera Area Group
Topic: Cornish Riviera Area Group
Replies: 21
Views: 19568

Re: Cornish Riviera Area Group

Hi Steve Thanks for posing this. There is lots to see that is of interest and clearly a lot still to do. I wish the group well with the project and when you feel ready, let me know and you can bring it to Scaleforum even if it is still "work in progress". Perhaps 2012? Targets like that ar...
by Terry Bendall
Mon May 03, 2010 6:37 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: St. Mary Hoo C.E.G.B. Railway - a first time P4 layout
Replies: 9
Views: 4811

Re: St. Mary Hoo C.E.G.B. Railway - a first time P4 layout

I have not been on here for some time but having seen the pictures, I would like to echo Jim's comment about bringing the layout to Scaleforum. And as I am the person who books the layouts, just get in touch when you are ready. Of course anyone else can do the same, regardless of whether you are a f...
by Terry Bendall
Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Fiddle Yards
Replies: 16
Views: 13322

Re: Fiddle Yards

I suspect there are probably as many ideas for fiddle yards as there are layouts in existance. On the Mid-Sussex group's first layout - West Chiltington, which no longer exists we used a 4ft turntable with four tracks and this worked quite well with short trains. I have sometimes watched with some c...
by Terry Bendall
Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:20 am
Forum: Materials and Techniques
Topic: Baseboard materials
Replies: 25
Views: 14214

Re: Baseboard materials

I have said this before but at the risk of being tiresome, I will repeat it again. In my view as someone who used to teach woodwork in schools, the best material for baseboards is 12mm thick birch plywood. It must be birch, not any other timber and is by no means cheap, probably now in the UK about ...
by Terry Bendall
Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Bogies and buffers
Replies: 22
Views: 8091

Re: Bogies and buffers

On my son's layout Staverton we have a set of 8 Bachmann coaches with P4 wheels fitted directly into the existing bogies so no compensation of any sort but a bit of slack in the existing bogie mounting. They are fitted with KD couplings with the curved part that is underneath cut off to give a reaso...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ouse Viaduct/Balcombe/Lewes project
Replies: 118
Views: 53617

Re: Tomorrow Balcombe, the day after the world!

Of course if you were to set the layout in the 1910 period the Mid Sussex group could fill the layout with LBSC stock. At the noment we, mainly Barry Luck, have more coaching stock than will fit on Pulborough or Brighton Road, our new layout (see it at Scaleforum this year). A Brighton Atlantic with...
by Terry Bendall
Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:50 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Success at the Scalefour Society Workbench
Replies: 9
Views: 5275

Re: Success at the Scalefour Society Workbench

It is good to see from these postings that those who attended the Workbench on Sunday enjoyed themselves. I have also had similar comments direct to me from other members of the group. For those who were unable to come, the committee is already discussing further similar events, and it is likely tha...
by Terry Bendall
Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:24 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – Can they do it?
Replies: 44
Views: 23360

Re: Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – Can they do it?

As someone who was at the show, running the Society stand with Mark and dropping in from time to time, I think the South Hants group did a fantastic job. Virtually everything was done during the course of the show - and with a calm and purposeful atmosphere in the room throughout. The group even had...
by Terry Bendall
Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon Suspension
Replies: 68
Views: 20587

Re: Wagon Suspension

If you were setting out with a clean sheet, then you might consider building the layout in EM gauge as an alternative to P4 (or possibly even in 00 gauge). Yes you might, but then, with a bit more thought you might not. When I have been on the Society stand at exhibitions I have had several EM mode...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: 'Mint' Gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 4232

Re: 'Mint' Gauge

If you go to http://finneyandsmith.co.uk/finneyandsmith/gauges.htm you will see a picture of one - scroll down the page a bit. This gauge was developed by Society member Roger Sanders and is listed in the Stores list as "his" gauge but there is no picture there. Roger is a member of the Mi...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:31 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon Suspension
Replies: 68
Views: 20587

Re: Wagon Suspension

Russ has identified the problems with inside bearing W irons and he is of course quite right. I have used these quite a lot on "modern" freight vehicles where the design of the bearing hangers are quite bulky and you can hardly see the wheels, let along anything behind the wheels. Certainl...
by Terry Bendall
Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project
Replies: 152
Views: 81122

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project

Thanks Allan for the clarification. I have a little saying "Learn something new everyday" and it is surprising how often it happens. I have certainly never heard the term "soldering bolt" but I used to use the old heat up irons a lot, but not for modelling. I agree about the use ...
by Terry Bendall
Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project
Replies: 145
Views: 50282

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project

Thanks Allan for the clarification. I have a little saying "Learn something new everyday" and it is surprising how often it happens. I have certainly never heard the term "soldering bolt" but I used to use the old heat up irons a lot, but not for modelling. I agree about the use ...
by Terry Bendall
Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project
Replies: 152
Views: 81122

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project

I find this series facinating and very useful. Something that surprises me is that no one else has commented in a similar way. I don't claim to be a beginner as far as P4 modelling is concerned but I am when it comes to steam locomotive construction so I expect to learn a lot. I shall be very intere...
by Terry Bendall
Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project
Replies: 145
Views: 50282

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project

I find this series facinating and very useful. Something that surprises me is that no one else has commented in a similar way. I don't claim to be a beginner as far as P4 modelling is concerned but I am when it comes to steam locomotive construction so I expect to learn a lot. I shall be very intere...
by Terry Bendall
Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Ply Sleepers
Replies: 8
Views: 4527

Re: Ply Sleepers

All part of the service, although if the quality control had been better it would not be necessary. Having checked out the tooling, I found that some maintenace was needed with a new "anvil" for the blade that cuts them to length and new blades and a bit of adjustment in the slicing tool. ...
by Terry Bendall
Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Help Required on Chairs and Track Construction
Replies: 14
Views: 6042

Re: Help Required on Chairs and Track Construction

Steve Penny wrote Hi Terry, I've checked the dimensions for the challenge and I think it will fit in nicely. It might look slightly odd in that there will be the stub end of a siding on one side but other than that it should work. My only problem will be getting signal wires and point rodding off o...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Help Required on Chairs and Track Construction
Replies: 14
Views: 6042

Re: Help Required on Chairs and Track Construction

Hi Steve I like the idea of your cameo. A pity that it sounds a bit too big for the Armchair Modellers' Challenge since it would be an ideal entry. Of course if you could make it in two sections so that it fits the size conbstrain that would be another story! Anyway, even if you did not want to ente...
by Terry Bendall
Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Ply Sleepers
Replies: 8
Views: 4527

Re: Ply Sleepers

As the person who makes the sleepers my apologies for the poor quality of this batch. I am not sure why there should be so many that are under length. Sometines an underlength one gets in the collecting container and if I notice this when I bundle them up it gets replaced. Usually each bundle will c...
by Terry Bendall
Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Horsley Bank - shunting plank
Replies: 23
Views: 12390

Re: Horsley Bank - shunting plank

Brilliant Steve!

Terry Bendall
by Terry Bendall
Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Tarpaulins - Any success/Ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 5744

Re: Tarpaulins - Any success/Ideas

Charlie Trace, who was a member of the Mid Sussex Group, had a technique for making tarpaulins which involved using a single piece of two ply loo paper. This was sprayed - probably dark grey but may have been black and then lettered. After that I am not sure how he proceeded but you can see the resu...
by Terry Bendall
Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Wall brackets
Replies: 6
Views: 5667

Re: Wall brackets

I have used heavy duty adjustable shelf brackets to support a layout successfully for several years. I use the Spur brand which have a double row of slots on the uprights. These can usually be found in most DIY stores. The largest brackets I could find were about 400mm long so I screwed some wood on...

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