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by Derek
Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout gauge widening
Replies: 14
Views: 3131

Re: Turnout gauge widening

Thanks again Martin Comparing an A6 and a 9ft straight switched 1:6 in Templot to a photo of the location and the A6 is closer (I can't see the fishplates between blade and closure but there is at least two special chairs between the end of the blade and the fishplate and it is sufficiently far away...
by Derek
Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout gauge widening
Replies: 14
Views: 3131

Re: Turnout gauge widening

Thanks Martin That was what I concluded above, so it's reassuring to know that I have that right now. I know that you and others have recommended that publication, even when dealing with non GWR, such as the Nicest Ever Railway. I shall add it to my growing library. I assume for 9ft switch, I can su...
by Derek
Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout gauge widening
Replies: 14
Views: 3131

Re: Turnout gauge widening

Hello Mark, Keith, I think after reading your posts that I am looking to solve a problem that doesn't exist. I was worried about doing anything that would damage the neat stock/ blade interface, but of course the curving doesn't start until after the end of the planing. I think that I will just stic...
by Derek
Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout gauge widening
Replies: 14
Views: 3131

Turnout gauge widening

At the risk of asking stupid questions (even by my standards) and not wanting to re-invent the wheel, am I right in thinking that turnout gauge widening follows the same rules as normal track- ie 10-7ch, 7-5.5ch and <5.5 ch? I am assuming that gauge widening has to come AFTER the set to avoid introd...
by Derek
Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: BACHMANN CLASS 105
Replies: 12
Views: 4086

Re: BACHMANN CLASS 105

Thanks Mark.

That seems to be pretty standard for all the conversions. I must admit that I am apprehensive about chopping things about until I'm sure this P4 lark works for me.
by Derek
Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: BACHMANN CLASS 105
Replies: 12
Views: 4086

Re: BACHMANN CLASS 105

Ah that's good, Mark.

Do you have to chop the brake hangers off or can you squeeze past them?
by Derek
Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: BACHMANN CLASS 105
Replies: 12
Views: 4086

Re: BACHMANN CLASS 105

Hello WaveyDavey I bought a set at Aylesbury and it was £33 IIRC. Yes, it is labelled as 105, 108 and I think the Derby's, so same set. I am assuming that it also fits the 101, although Branchlines haven't tested it as such and I was warned not to assume it was the same until I checked and measured....
by Derek
Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: It's wrong, but I can see why
Replies: 10
Views: 2740

Re: It's wrong, but I can see why

That knuckle looks quite a sharp angle. Is that an optical illusion, something common to tandems or is it just 'that's the way this one was made'?
by Derek
Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: It's wrong, but I can see why
Replies: 10
Views: 2740

Re: It's wrong, but I can see why

Hello Nigel I couldn't find any reference to it on the internet, but I have a friend who is into 2mm stuff so I will ask him. Thanks. Hello John Wouldn't it need to be different? The radius for (L)NER varies by APPROX 5.5 mm radius for every 1:X and I believe 4 mm for every 1:X on GWR, so only a sma...
by Derek
Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: It's wrong, but I can see why
Replies: 10
Views: 2740

Re: It's wrong, but I can see why

Thanks Keith. Yes, I used the S4 thin metal gauge for setting the first flangeway and the one from the S4 stores marked as DD Wheelwrights for the second one. Because I have gone for quite gentle knuckles, there's nothing to 'push' against the DDW gauge. There's nothing to stop me turning the crossi...
by Derek
Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: It's wrong, but I can see why
Replies: 10
Views: 2740

Re: It's wrong, but I can see why

Keith, you're a gentleman, thanks for the advice. This is the first one I've produced since Mr Bolton's guidance at S4. You are right about the file- Howard made that point at Aylesbury and since purchasing the recommended files, the vee has been much easier to produce and I'm happy with that. Our l...
by Derek
Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: It's wrong, but I can see why
Replies: 10
Views: 2740

Re: It's wrong, but I can see why

The common crossing looked fine at first, but somewhere I have introduced a slight bend in the wing rail. I think I know how that happened... I made the knuckle to the figure that I found for (L)NER post grouping knuckle radius. In fact, I think I made it slightly too tight for NER practices. Does t...
by Derek
Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: It's wrong, but I can see why
Replies: 10
Views: 2740

It's wrong, but I can see why

'evening. I have finished what I thought was going to be my last practice turnout before construction started for real, but it seems that I am not naturally gifted in track building. I would appreciate any comments on this blade tip. I think I have followed the instructions suggested by a number of ...
by Derek
Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Door Handles, which ones?
Replies: 10
Views: 2946

Re: Door Handles, which ones?

Dave

Just for future reference just in case you ever do need them, the jigs are below. Even a 10 thumb modeller like me cannot go wrong with them.

https://www.eileensemporium.com/index.p ... 6&Itemid=9

Derek
by Derek
Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Door Handles, which ones?
Replies: 10
Views: 2946

Re: Door Handles, which ones?

I agree with that the Markit's T handles are the best. The Bill Bedford hand rail jig (available from Eileens Emporium+ others perhaps) is a good tool for making straight grab rails to the right length, with accurate bends at the end. Even with my 10 thumbs I can make grab handles quickly and easily...
by Derek
Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: (RESOLVED) Anyone like to guess what this is...?
Replies: 12
Views: 2985

RESOLVED- Re: Anyone like to guess what this is...?

I've cracked it... Thanks to documents supplied by a good chap named Alan and photos on the excellent David Hey site, I can conclude that it is a simple diamond protected by a trap on each side of the turnout closest to the camera.- as suggested by Steamraiser- thanks. I conclude this from http://ww...
by Derek
Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: (RESOLVED) Anyone like to guess what this is...?
Replies: 12
Views: 2985

Re: Anyone like to guess what this is...?

Hello Bill Many thanks for making that point. I think Keith is probably right in that I need to re-draw what I think it is in Templot, and then ask again for comments. I know this particular part was heavily re-built in 1920 or so and was already quite restricted in space, so they might have introdu...
by Derek
Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: (RESOLVED) Anyone like to guess what this is...?
Replies: 12
Views: 2985

Re: Anyone like to guess what this is...?

This is under the control of Bog Hall, which controlled movements into the engine stable and goods shed. http://www.signalbox.org/diagrams.php?id=163 The dotted lines lower left is the area in question. From a schematic point of view it is incorrect inasmuch as the order of turnouts is incorrect- fo...
by Derek
Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: (RESOLVED) Anyone like to guess what this is...?
Replies: 12
Views: 2985

Re: Anyone like to guess what this is...?

Thanks for looking at it Keith. I have just traced the lines using paint shop and worked out where the diamond is (whether the diamond is part of a slip or just a plain diamond I can't say). However someone has just emailed me a link to signalbox.org diagram that shows there were switches in that ar...
by Derek
Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: (RESOLVED) Anyone like to guess what this is...?
Replies: 12
Views: 2985

Re: Anyone like to guess what this is...?

The one about 30ft behind the A8. Documents record that at the toe of that turnout there is the diamond which is used to cross the A8's road with the one between those groups of blokes. You're right that there's no chance of a firm conclusion without a closer photograph or speaking to someone that a...
by Derek
Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: (RESOLVED) Anyone like to guess what this is...?
Replies: 12
Views: 2985

Re: Anyone like to guess what this is...?

PS look at the aforementioned turnout. Missing wings???
by Derek
Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: (RESOLVED) Anyone like to guess what this is...?
Replies: 12
Views: 2985

Re: Anyone like to guess what this is...?

Thanks for the suggestion, Gordon.

That does seem to be the most common response thus far. I am not sure, although I did see a trap/turnout combination in a photograph on Templot.com so I suppose it's possible.

Thanks
Derek
by Derek
Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: (RESOLVED) Anyone like to guess what this is...?
Replies: 12
Views: 2985

(RESOLVED) Anyone like to guess what this is...?

OK I admit defeat. I have tried asking if anyone on Templot forum might know, NER and LNER forums. Defeated. Anyone care to guess what this is??? http://railphotoprints.zenfolio.com/p86258800/h3c7e7b26#h3c7e7b26 The road that the tank is on bisects with the one between the two groups of people as a ...
by Derek
Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2015
Replies: 123
Views: 34598

Re: Scaleforum 2015

Who won the best layout award? A tough competition I think.
by Derek
Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2015
Replies: 123
Views: 34598

Re: Scaleforum 2015

What an excellent show. A great balance between layouts, traders, demonstrators etc. Many thanks to the organisers- led, so I am told, by Terry. Also many thanks to the exhibitors and demonstrators for taking the time to talk to me today. I think I learned more today than in the whole previous year....

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