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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: 3211

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: 1518

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: 1933

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: 8198

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: 1959

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: 1443

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: 10669

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: 10865

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: 9576

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: 9576

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: 6258

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: 6258

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: 114922

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: 2213

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: 1360

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: 2637

Re: Weathering rail and chairs separately?

The air bush was angled to hit the rails and chairs almost (but not quite) horizontally.
by Tim V
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Weathering rail and chairs separately?
Replies: 16
Views: 2637

Re: Weathering rail and chairs separately?

This track was getting 10 steam trains a day over it.

Note how the rust has gone onto the ballast under the rails.

Concrete sleepers in the picture, but I painted mine with an air brush, but masked off the sleepers.
by Tim V
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Weathering rail and chairs separately?
Replies: 16
Views: 2637

Re: Weathering rail and chairs separately?

What photographs are you following for track colouring?
by Tim V
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 268
Views: 66919

Re: The Burford Branch

I drove through Burford today, didn't see the station anywhere ...

Did bump over some large flanges in the road!
by Tim V
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Wheels, curing eccentricity and wobble.
Replies: 29
Views: 5498

Re: Wheels, curing eccentricity and wobble.

Alas, I fear I shall have to abandon this plan because of the considerable eccentricity of at least one of the wheels in this elderly collection, as shown on the attached picture, which may be of interest in showing my set-up for measuring the degree of eccentricity present – in this case .013”! Wh...
by Tim V
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench
Replies: 377
Views: 114922

Re: Tim V's workbench

Better get on and finish it ...
by Tim V
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Tim V
Topic: Tim V's workbench
Replies: 377
Views: 114922

Re: Tim V's workbench

Going with the Burnham crowd to Scaleforum.

Tuning the Ivatt tankie, plus built some leads so we can have some spare controllers.
by Tim V
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: 1943-5 LMS Shed codes
Replies: 7
Views: 2673

Re: 1943-5 LMS Shed codes

I would have thought that information would have been 'classified' at the time?

I have the codes for 1950, from my ABC.
by Tim V
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Needle Files
Replies: 5
Views: 1875

Re: Needle Files

I tend to pick them up as I see them - model engineers shows usually being good for this sort of thing.
by Tim V
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Warley 2017
Replies: 63
Views: 9090

Re: Warley 2017

Warley also showcases some excellent models, not necessarily in 4mm scale. If you want to go with closed minds, so be it, I personally found plenty to look at.

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