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by Le Corbusier
Tue May 31, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: help on sprung csb chassis with cosmetic outside frames
Replies: 25
Views: 3854

Re: help on sprung csb chassis with cosmetic outside frames

Lack of pertinent outside frame experience means I have nothing to add, beyond saying I that the following had me feverishly looking round for that like button again. ...I remain astonished how *little* movement is needed in a chassis for it to run smoothly. The old "compensated so it can clim...
by Le Corbusier
Mon May 30, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: help on sprung csb chassis with cosmetic outside frames
Replies: 25
Views: 3854

Re: help on sprung csb chassis with cosmetic outside frames

Thanks to you both.

I will let you know how I go on in due course.

Tim
by Le Corbusier
Mon May 30, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: help on sprung csb chassis with cosmetic outside frames
Replies: 25
Views: 3854

Re: help on sprung csb chassis with cosmetic outside frames

Having seen a couple of my locos running at Railex this weekend (enormous thanks to Robin (Rolvenden) and Tim (Clutton) for the opportunity for them to stretch their legs) I remain astonished how *little* movement is needed in a chassis for it to run smoothly. ..... So you could build the outside a...
by Le Corbusier
Mon May 30, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: help on sprung csb chassis with cosmetic outside frames
Replies: 25
Views: 3854

help on sprung csb chassis with cosmetic outside frames

Any thoughts please. I have an old k"s Kurtley 700 class outside frame goods loco which I am looking to rebuild/improve and run on a csb sprung LRM 2F chassis. My question is how to deal with the external frame horn blocks 'cosmetically'. The original kit simply elongates the cast representatio...
by Le Corbusier
Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 196
Views: 30117

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Tim - thanks for the comments! How are you getting on with your track build? Be sure to post your progress. cheers Chris Hopefully I will in due course .... unfortunately I have a real push on at work over the next few months so all has ground to a halt at the moment! I have one switch blade comple...
by Le Corbusier
Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 196
Views: 30117

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

I rest my case! ..... wonderful
by Le Corbusier
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 196
Views: 30117

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

I have to admit I am still so impressed with the landscape modelling on this .... though not the subject of the post. Having spent much time looking at the model at scale forum, it just seems to go from strength to strength - in the last 2 or three pictures, to me the realism really jumps out at you...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Starter question - track work
Replies: 100
Views: 12725

Re: Starter question - track work - Ballasting

So ... thinking a little more about ballast at the turn of the century .... and having dug up a few period photos - http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad265/leefitzgerald/Monsal%20Dale%20Station/Monsaldale%20Station%201910_zpsrlkx5cps.jpg http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad265/leefitzgerald/Monsal...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Starter question - track work
Replies: 100
Views: 12725

Re: Starter question - track work

Flymo748 wrote:
"Midland Railway Portrait" by Peter Truman & David Hunt, published by Platform 5/Foxline Publishing.


Am now in possession of "Midland Railway Portrait" .... excellent book - thanks

Tim
by Le Corbusier
Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Starter question - track work
Replies: 100
Views: 12725

Re: Starter question - track work

There are probably a number of books around that a Midland expert could point you towards that will give suitable images. However I have recently picked up cheaply from Ebay this: "Midland Railway Portrait" by Peter Truman & David Hunt, published by Platform 5/Foxline Publishing. Whil...
by Le Corbusier
Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Starter question - track work
Replies: 100
Views: 12725

Re: Starter question - track work

The first two places I would look are " Midland Record " and " Modellers Backtrack ". Regards Thanks Kieth, I don't have easy access to Midland Record .... though I did manage to pick up a copy of the issue on the Midland Signal Boxes .... however trawling through the various in...
by Le Corbusier
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Starter question - track work
Replies: 100
Views: 12725

Re: Starter question - track work

Getting a little more into the meat of things I have another photo-type question which I hope someone will be able to point me in the right direction on. I am starting to think a little about the stretcher bars on the switches and attendant gear. Would anyone either have or know where to look for pe...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Starter question - track work
Replies: 100
Views: 12725

Re: Starter question - track work

I have managed to get copies of Howard Boltons two pieces in MRJ on the process of sub assemblies as an approach to track building. Hopefully Howard or somebody else familiar with the approach will be able to answer a question? I think I have got the idea of making the sub assemblies secured using ...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Starter question - track work
Replies: 100
Views: 12725

Re: Starter question - track work

I have managed to get copies of Howard Boltons two pieces in MRJ on the process of sub assemblies as an approach to track building. Hopefully Howard or somebody else familiar with the approach will be able to answer a question? I think I have got the idea of making the sub assemblies secured using t...
by Le Corbusier
Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Starter question - track work
Replies: 100
Views: 12725

Re: Starter question - track work

Maybe my track blog might help as apart from the 1st turnout it is all ply and functional plastic chairs. http://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2002&start=100 I'm still pretty new to it but if it helps great. The blog was pointed to in Scalefour News (Feb 2013 I think) so it ca...
by Le Corbusier
Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Starter question - track work
Replies: 100
Views: 12725

Re: Starter question - track work

Tim, Just for interest, why are you quoting your own post? My instinct was to delete the copy as adding nothing, but seeing as they are so many hours apart I thought maybe you had some subtle reason. Regards Nothing subtle I'm afraid. Just that my first post was a response to Terry's advice. I thou...
by Le Corbusier
Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: South London (SLAG)
Topic: 'Bankside' lives!
Replies: 4
Views: 1607

Re: 'Bankside' lives!

I don't suppose you would have any updated pictures of progress! ... living 10mins walk from bankside I am interested.

Tim
by Le Corbusier
Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Starter question - track work
Replies: 100
Views: 12725

Re: Starter question - track work

Iain Rice in his book on track work advocates a mix of rivet and plastic construction with plywood ... the thinking being that where a solid joint is required rivets are used with cosmetic chairs and elsewhere bonding the plastic to the plywood is fine Yes he does and quite a lot of people use this...
by Le Corbusier
Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Starter question - track work
Replies: 100
Views: 12725

Re: Starter question - track work

Iain Rice in his book on track work advocates a mix of rivet and plastic construction with plywood ... the thinking being that where a solid joint is required rivets are used with cosmetic chairs and elsewhere bonding the plastic to the plywood is fine Yes he does and quite a lot of people use this...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Starter question - track work
Replies: 100
Views: 12725

Re: Starter question - track work

I would be interesting to hear thoughts on track building. To date I have experimented with copper clad and soldering to get a feel for things and understand what I am trying to do. However thinking further ahead i want to have properly chaired track. I am also seduced by the merits of ply sleepers...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Starter question - track work
Replies: 100
Views: 12725

Re: Starter question - track work

Dave, Your reasoning sounds similar to that of Iain Rice except for plastic sleepers. I am leaning towards using ply for plain track as well. So perhaps Butane + chairs in general with riveted sleepers at those points requiring additional strength and cosmetic chairs? Thanks for such a comprehensive...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Starter question - track work
Replies: 100
Views: 12725

Re: Starter question - track work

... I understand that using Butanone as the solvent does work to bond the chairs to the plywood but that the bond is not as strong as to plastic. While true, I think that gives the wrong impression. The bond may be less than plastic to plastic, but the chairs are quite well enough stuck down on the...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Starter question - track work
Replies: 100
Views: 12725

Re: Starter question - track work

I would be interesting to hear thoughts on track building. To date I have experimented with copper clad and soldering to get a feel for things and understand what I am trying to do. However thinking further ahead i want to have properly chaired track. I am also seduced by the merits of ply sleepers ...
by Le Corbusier
Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Starter question - track work
Replies: 100
Views: 12725

Re: Starter question - track work

The space I have initially is 2.5m x .5m for the station diorama .... with the hope of adding to later. This equates to 625ft x 125ft full size. Initially I pulled the track plan and the historic OS plan into CAD to scale and overlaid the base board size... http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad265/l...
by Le Corbusier
Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Starter question - track work
Replies: 100
Views: 12725

Re: Starter question - track work

That will presumably involve me in trying to get to grips with transition curves in templot .... hmm! .... Though in Martin's single slip tutorial he states that slips and turnouts in the prototype predominantly occurred within sections of true curves or straight.

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