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by Tim V
Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Modelling shunting manoeuvres
Replies: 10
Views: 5550

Modelling shunting manoeuvres

Although shunting is performed on most layouts, it is rarely modelled properly. That is loose shunting or even fly shunting. To tackle this, I will be showing some ideas for motorised wagons, controlled by DCC. Some will include on-board uncouplers. This should be treated as experimental. By the way...
by Tim V
Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Inside Key Track
Replies: 3
Views: 2169

Re: Inside Key Track

Been there, done it, got the T shirt.

Trouble is, no one notices it :!:
by Tim V
Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Upcoming events
Replies: 7
Views: 5425

Re: Upcoming events

And here is part of the group, operating Robin Gay's Rolvenden layout at Railwells.
L-R Ashley Phillips, Robin Gay, Paul Bannerman
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One of Robin's exquisite engines.
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by Tim V
Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Upcoming events
Replies: 7
Views: 5425

Re: Upcoming events

The group regularly goes out for curries, seen here on Richard Lane's birthday bash at the former Miners Arms in Farrington Gurney. The WAGs and SPROGs curry night :!: On the left is the former window where you could buy your train tickets. The Great Western had an ticket agent in the pub. miners.JPG
by Tim V
Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: Bristol
Topic: Upcoming events
Replies: 7
Views: 5425

Upcoming events

The Bristol Group are: Going to the RM Web day on the 18 July Going to Cam Rail 19 July. P4 layout Horselunges (ex EM) will be there. may see some of you there. And hopefully see loads of you at Railwells this August, where we are supporting Bristol Group member Robin Gay with his model of Rolvenden.
by Tim V
Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turntable indexing
Replies: 2
Views: 1976

Re: Turntable indexing

There was a picture of that turntable in an old MRN, circa '69 I remember. You don't say what scale it's in, but assuming 4mm, I would possibly put a large disc underneath with something like door bolts. Then just release the bolt, and turn the table. Heath Robinish, but make it as big as you can, t...
by Tim V
Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 98
Views: 36210

Re: 1980's cars

It was green, somewhere I have a picture of it, but it had a Bristol registration, and I bought it in Bristol, so it was unlikely to have been in Brum, but you never know :!: I just thought, I was riding my 1954 motorbike in the 80s, in fact it was last on the road in '86 :!: Plenty of ideas for car...
by Tim V
Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 98
Views: 36210

Re: 1980's cars

Although there are now a lot of 50s cars available, there is a gap in pre war cars, a lot of which survived until the dreaded MOT. Cars I owned in the 80s were a Mini Clubman estate on an L plate (1972), a Ford Cortina Mk1 on a D plate (1966), a Morris Marina on a K plate (1972) and right at the end...
by Tim V
Fri May 29, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: GW C&W/shunters cabin
Replies: 2
Views: 4550

Re: GW C&W/shunters cabin

Really Captain, there are other ways to get around the image problem on RMweb :!:
by Tim V
Sun May 17, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 38" Curves
Replies: 4
Views: 2708

Re: 38" Curves

I don't see a problem, PROVIDED the loco has been built to go round that curve. Most P4 locos won't do this as built.
by Tim V
Fri May 15, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Tortoise Auxiliary Switches
Replies: 28
Views: 13193

Re: Tortoise Auxiliary Switches

I have been using Tortoises for a number of years without problems. As opposed to the problems I had with Lemaco/Fulgarex.

What is all this worry about a couple of ohms, or are you using DC control, where it just might make a slight difference?
by Tim V
Mon May 11, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan Diesel conversions
Replies: 12
Views: 6670

Re: Heljan Diesel conversions

I used Branchlines all metal wheels in my Hymek, just filed off the pinpoints.

I'm using the original Heljan wheels in the end of my pin chucks to put against the palms of my hands (waste not want not) :!:
by Tim V
Sun May 10, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan Diesel conversions
Replies: 12
Views: 6670

Re: Heljan Diesel conversions

Well your question was directed at Tim M, but I know that the Heljan diesel motors are not very efficient, taking a lot of current to unstick and run, getting overheated on longer runs. Branchlines did a conversion kit for Heljan diesels.
by Tim V
Wed May 06, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Bristol
Topic: About us
Replies: 0
Views: 2900

About us

The Bristol group still meets regularly on a Tuesday night.

The circular test track has just been repaired, and Gordon's Bachmann diesel was seen running round.
by Tim V
Sat May 02, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Comparing paints
Replies: 7
Views: 5666

Re: Comparing paints

I assume it's a fitted vehicle, so virtually any shade of brown could do, have you looked at some colour prototype pictures of the vehicle and matched to that?
by Tim V
Fri May 01, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachman RTR conversions
Replies: 9
Views: 5746

Re: Bachman RTR conversions

If yours is better than CK's, then I would be surprised. The Bachman locos run well, but not that well. I find their running a bit "solid", compared with my usual ones, but then they only took an hour or so to convert and tweak.
by Tim V
Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout Operation (TOUs etc.)
Replies: 33
Views: 13140

Re: Turnout Operation (TOUs etc.)

Yes Bob, saw you were going to be there demoing, I'll try and drop by to say hello.
by Tim V
Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please
Replies: 24
Views: 7566

Re: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please

Hopefully have a good look at all three and get some pictures to post on here.
by Tim V
Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Test tracks
Replies: 9
Views: 7293

Re: Test tracks

Good point Mike, how do you return Studiolith wheels?
by Tim V
Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Test tracks
Replies: 9
Views: 7293

Re: Test tracks

No problem Mike. For all wheels, I put the wheels into a standard W iron, and spin them slowly looking for wobble and eccentricity. I look for minimum of either. It might not be the wheels, it could be the pin points are not machined centrally. I also look for the 26mm across points, and a proper pi...
by Tim V
Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Test tracks
Replies: 9
Views: 7293

Re: Test tracks

Presume you mean stock wheels. I prefer all metal ones these days, however, all wheels are tested by spinning between centres.

With the Unimat almost any make loco wheel can be made useful :!:
by Tim V
Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Test tracks
Replies: 9
Views: 7293

Test tracks

To start this topic off, and because this seems to raise some controversy here is the test track I expect my stock to traverse. It's an emulation of the track on Clutton. The track goes from a straight into a 3' curve, without transition and also straight into super elevation (bit of a mess I know!)...
by Tim V
Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Bachmann BR 16 Ton mineral wagons
Replies: 18
Views: 8395

Re: Bachmann BR 16 Ton mineral wagons

Until you try propelling it, you may run into trouble then. I do add a sheet of lead to the floor, improves the road holding.
by Tim V
Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please
Replies: 24
Views: 7566

Re: Hornby Grange Conversion - Any Advice Please

Thanks Mike, I'll see you there :!:

Hope to have a good look at the layout and engines.
by Tim V
Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Best adhesive for RTR additions
Replies: 8
Views: 5378

Re: Best adhesive for RTR additions

Jim

If you look on this thread, I've posted some pictures of the Bachmann chassis where I haven't cut off the pull rods, these locos go round 3' radius.
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