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by Tim V
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Soldering Cab Roofs
Replies: 7
Views: 1413

Re: Soldering Cab Roofs

I always tried to make cab roofs on tank engines removable, aided painting and putting crews in. I used to put some clips, so the roof was held in place.
by Tim V
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 3031

Re: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2018

I trust the very last train was accompanied by the traditional branch-line send-off, with brass bands and detonators on the rails (all in 4mm and working, obviously!) I recall once asking you what you'll do when Clutton is finally complete, and you replied "rip it up and build another layout!&...
by Tim V
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 3031

Re: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2018

At 4.30 this afternoon, the hall was empty apart from the crowd that had assembled to watch the final (public) trains on Clutton. The occasion was marked with headboards on both trains.
by Tim V
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 3031

Re: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2018

The Scalefour News editor will be there, but probably a little stressed ...
by Tim V
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Model Facing Point Locks
Replies: 7
Views: 1863

Re: Model Facing Point Locks

Here is what could be termed an economic FPL, one lever moves the switch and sets the lock.
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Note the colour of the lever.
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by Tim V
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Makers Nameplates
Replies: 6
Views: 1688

Re: Makers Nameplates

What you need is "British locomotive builders' plates" ISBN 1-85780-018-4.
by Tim V
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: GWR bridge colour
Replies: 7
Views: 1815

Re: GWR bridge colour

Black!
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by Tim V
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Transacord
Replies: 2
Views: 1137

Re: Transacord

My records will still play!
by Tim V
Tue May 29, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Trials and tribulations of a (very) average P4 Modeller
Replies: 19
Views: 3112

Re: Trials and tribulations of a (very) average P4 Modeller

I've actually had quite a lot of lessons - this is my ninth working P4 loco - but they don't seem to make an awful lot of difference. It's been one of the most problematical because i was trying to convert an old whitemetal kit which had been built for 00 and was probably designed before P4 was eve...
by Tim V
Tue May 29, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Trials and tribulations of a (very) average P4 Modeller
Replies: 19
Views: 3112

Re: Trials and tribulations of a (very) average P4 Modeller

It's not the arriving, it's the journey that counts.

And, you have learn't a lot of lessons, maybe had some fun (or not). Next time you'll probably do it quicker.
by Tim V
Mon May 28, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG visit to Buckingham GC 17/5/2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1488

Re: CRAG visit to Buckingham GC 17/5/2018

That grin says it all Ian!
by Tim V
Mon May 28, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Special exhibition at Pendon Museum
Replies: 6
Views: 1896

Re: Special exhibition at Pendon Museum

Keep an eye on the Pendon website ...
by Tim V
Sun May 27, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale now closed to new orders
Replies: 51
Views: 8067

Re: Ultrascale now closed to new orders

Discuss :P
by Tim V
Tue May 15, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: North Norfolk
Topic: Taking Shape?
Replies: 5
Views: 1926

Re: Taking Shape?

Takes me back, putting the train set on the floor ...
by Tim V
Thu May 03, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Burnham 160
Replies: 4
Views: 1420

Re: Burnham 160

We'll have to rerun that special at Scaleforum!
by Tim V
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum North 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 10526

Re: Scaleforum North 2018

However after listening to Tim Venton for 20 mins training a new visiting Clutton signalman my brain hurt as much as when my 4 year old granddaughter chatters at me in Italian. Martin was not used to EKT working, but picked it up very well, even crossing trains. Set up Friday, trains were running w...
by Tim V
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Newport and Gwent (NAGNAG)
Topic: NAGNAG Open Day Sunday 29th July 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 10587

Re: NAGNAG Open Day Sunday 4th March 2018

Rod

I think you need to amend the title on the first post with the new date.
by Tim V
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Pentroller repairs
Replies: 50
Views: 9466

Re: Pentroller repairs

However I find mine perfect for a test track/rolling road on part built chassis and completed locomotives when used for running in or debugging purposes. I always "chip" a model as virtually the last step in the process, and it's handy to have a clean, compact controller on hand for testi...
by Tim V
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Pentroller repairs
Replies: 50
Views: 9466

Re: Pentroller repairs

It was when I had yet another Pentroller failure that I weighed them in and went DCC.

Good riddance. There are better methods of control out there.
by Tim V
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Proscenium arch size?
Replies: 30
Views: 6153

Re: Proscenium arch size?

Where as 3ft again needs to be lower again...an example of clutton where the width of the boards is a lot wider, TIM might tell us... looks right lower down as it is an overall view of the scene that pulls us in to look at the smaller details. Clutton is about 5' deep. I actually tried raising it b...
by Tim V
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Proscenium arch size?
Replies: 30
Views: 6153

Re: Proscenium arch size?

Eye level?

Whose eye level?

This is all set out in Iain Rice's books, have a read of Model Railway Layout Design, other books by Iain are available.
by Tim V
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench
Replies: 377
Views: 113910

Re: Tim V's workbench

Finally running satisfactorily, found the balance weight was being rubbed by the coupling rod.

On with the brake gear, utilising these frame spacer jigs.
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by Tim V
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Houten, Utrecht. Netherlands.
Replies: 11
Views: 2174

Re: Houten, Utrecht. Netherlands.

That's odd, we had no problems a couple of years ago with Clutton.
by Tim V
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Cancellation of Leamington & Warwick Show 3rd & 4th March 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1334

Re: Leamington & Warwick Show 3rd & 4th March 2018

Yes, I am open to offers.
by Tim V
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Weathering rail and chairs separately?
Replies: 16
Views: 2567

Re: Weathering rail and chairs separately?

The air bush was angled to hit the rails and chairs almost (but not quite) horizontally.

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