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by Tim V
Mon May 20, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon fleet compostion
Replies: 19
Views: 2338

Re: Wagon fleet compostion

Unfortunately looking at the composition of freight trains on a lot of layouts, the message Don was trying to say does not appear to have been heard.
by Tim V
Mon May 20, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 3457

Re: Show attacked

This thread has morphed into a hanging and flogging. I think we should keep on the topic.
by Tim V
Thu May 16, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon fleet compostion
Replies: 19
Views: 2338

Re: Wagon fleet compostion

I wonder if EditorTim could get permission from the copyright holder to do a reprint in the S4News? I think that is an excellent suggestion. regards It was an excellent series of articles from one of my favourite periods of Model Railways. I would be up for that - does anyone know Don? Is he still ...
by Tim V
Mon May 13, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon fleet compostion
Replies: 19
Views: 2338

Re: Wagon fleet compostion

Was it 'Keeping the balance', by Don Rowland July to December 1974 Model Railways?

Where you needed 430(?) mineral wagons for every 4F?
by Tim V
Sat May 11, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods
Replies: 17
Views: 1809

Re: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods

The important thing is to get a technique that suits you - and stick to it. Don't follow the latest fad if you want to build reliably and quickly. I am minded of that article by Roy Jackson 'Locomotives of Dunwich' (MRJ 18), where he broke his usual method and regretted it. This is the professional ...
by Tim V
Sun May 05, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Andrew Ullyott
Topic: Cheddar
Replies: 54
Views: 12039

Re: Cheddar

I can't remember if I've sent you these pictures of Wells goods shed.
Wells 13 March 1975 Zenit 48- (2).jpg

Wells 13 March 1975 Zenit 48- (1).jpg
by Tim V
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: NiSI Rod
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

Re: NiSI Rod

Could use brass - tinned?
by Tim V
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best tool for the job
Replies: 10
Views: 1415

Re: Best tool for the job

I can't see a 'safe' way of holding that small an item to drill it.

I would use broaches from each side to enlarge the hole, trying for fit along the way.
by Tim V
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2160

Re: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019

Chris forgot to mention the other P4 layout at Ally Pally, Lower Exbury now in the care of Alison Barker. This year the exhibition probably had the most layouts built to P4 standards ever and as always it was helpful to point those who stopped by the Society stand in the direction of these layouts....
by Tim V
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Materials and Techniques
Topic: Ready-made wire tree armatures
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Re: Ready-made wire tree armatures

But if these kits get you making trees, that's a Good thing :D
by Tim V
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Advice sought on point rodding routing
Replies: 7
Views: 1200

Re: Advice sought on point rodding routing

Most likely a gap as seen here at Ashton Junction, though the extra line was removed in around 1976.
Ashton Junction 18-7-1978 New Hanimex Lens 136-7.jpg
by Tim V
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Carriage loading docks
Replies: 74
Views: 9792

Re: Carriage loading docks

I saw a ploughing engine on a low loader, just behind it was a double decker bus. The engine was bigger than the bus :o
by Tim V
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Scalescenes Industrial Box File Layout
Replies: 9
Views: 2125

Re: Scalescenes Industrial Box File Layout

Matt Harris wrote:With the purpose of, hopefully, spurring me on to actually complete something, I've started to work on a P4 version of the Scalescenes


Good project, I've suggested this to certain members of the Bristol group who never finish anything :D
by Tim V
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: close up photos of GWR tubular signals
Replies: 13
Views: 1737

Re: close up photos of GWR tubular signals

But here at Honeybourne, the signal is visible from the box and has repeaters. Of course, this is later WR practice.
Honeybourne 17 June 1979 OM1 165-001.jpg
by Tim V
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: close up photos of GWR tubular signals
Replies: 13
Views: 1737

Re: close up photos of GWR tubular signals

Like this?
Ashton Junction 18-7-1978 New Hanimex Lens 136-11.jpg
by Tim V
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Leamington & Warwick MRS - 2/3 March 2019 - 44th Annual Model Railway Exhibition
Replies: 9
Views: 1573

Re: Leamington & Warwick MRS - 2/3 March 2019 - 44th Annual Model Railway Exhibition

Perhaps you can take your own photos at S4N? See you there?
by Tim V
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Leamington & Warwick MRS - 2/3 March 2019 - 44th Annual Model Railway Exhibition
Replies: 9
Views: 1573

Re: Leamington & Warwick MRS - 2/3 March 2019 - 44th Annual Model Railway Exhibition

Well it rained all the way there, but a good show, I believe Shelvington won best in show?
by Tim V
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Leamington & Warwick MRS - 2/3 March 2019 - 44th Annual Model Railway Exhibition
Replies: 9
Views: 1573

Re: Leamington & Warwick MRS - 2/3 March 2019 - 44th Annual Model Railway Exhibition

Bad weather last year (Clutton couldn't go) - what a difference this year!
by Tim V
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Protofour W iron units
Replies: 8
Views: 1645

Re: Protofour W iron units

No, I laminated two pieces of drilled plastic at the time.

I have found some of my older (40+ years) wagons had distorted floors, solved by using a brass strip with track rivets. The brass strip spanned both W irons, and the Brassmasters jig was used to ensure the axles were parallel.
by Tim V
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Protofour W iron units
Replies: 8
Views: 1645

Re: Protofour W iron units

I have a lot of wagons with these W irons, but I used two track rivets instead of the bolts. A piece of plastic with two holes, the rivets against the floor, low cost solution :)
by Tim V
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: MarkS
Topic: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney
Replies: 40
Views: 11049

Re: 1P 0-4-4T chassis by Rumney

How many times larger than life size are those pictures John?
by Tim V
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Frame Spacers for P4 and EM
Replies: 7
Views: 1502

Re: Frame Spacers for P4 and EM

15mm and 15.5mm date back to Studiolith days! They produced two widths of frame spacing jigs, the recommendation was to use the narrower spacing normally, but of your curves allowed it, to go for the wider spacing.
by Tim V
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Flywheel sources
Replies: 9
Views: 1519

Re: Flywheel sources

A small lump of turned brass is an awful lot cheaper than a DCC system... Philip Which goes on to produce excessive noise, and wreck motor bearings. The flywheel is used to overcome small areas of dirt on the track, which at very low DC volts, is unable to punch through. Whereas DCC is a much highe...
by Tim V
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Flywheel sources
Replies: 9
Views: 1519

Re: Flywheel sources

Go DCC Steve, you won't need flywheels with all their problems ...

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