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by Mark Tatlow
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: Dapol Class 121 - conversion to P4
Replies: 1
Views: 1519

Re: Dapol Class 121 - conversion to P4

Jeremy Good wrote:I now have a new complete train for the passenger service at Wheal Elizabeth.


Prototypically without any passengers!!

I suspect some people in the compartment around the cover to the drive shaft would help mask it.
by Mark Tatlow
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: Crane gears source
Replies: 13
Views: 5141

Re: Crane gears source

Andy W wrote: I'm the old, ugly guy you like to insult.


No, that is Paul Willis!
by Mark Tatlow
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Andy W
Topic: Crane gears source
Replies: 13
Views: 5141

Re: Crane gears source

Hi Andy, Allan has not got this particular piece of artwork, so it would need to come from me in the first instance. There is an early BR picture of the dia 51 full brake in Reading. It had to get down south somehow, so anything is possible!!! Prior to this time they would have been regulars on the ...
by Mark Tatlow
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Andy W
Topic: Crane gears source
Replies: 13
Views: 5141

Re: Crane gears source

Andy, If the existing ideas do not come up trumps, I have drawn up a gear wheel that is very similar - it was the wheel drive on this https://highlandmiscellany.com/2013/12/01/my-computer-work-this-time-a-yard-crane/ I have had this printed and someone like Allan Butler can readily do further prints...
by Mark Tatlow
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG Meeting 26th October 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 2017

Re: NAG Meeting 26th October 2017

I'll be interested in how Howard gets on with his conversion of the Bachman birdcages as I have a set to do. My initial thought is to use Bill Bedford 8ft Fox sprung units. Thanks Steve Possibly have a chat with me or keep your eyes peeled on my threads. In conjunction with Justin, we are nearly th...
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 184
Views: 64125

Re: Glenmutchkin - A Bit of a Slip Up

Thanks Keith; I will look into the interlocking of the two turnouts electronically as I would appreciate the improvement of the idiot proofing of the layout as there are a number of idiots that are likely to use it!! With regard to the differing cab sections, I am splitting the layout into power dis...
by Mark Tatlow
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 184
Views: 64125

Re: Glenmutchkin - A Bit of a Slip Up

In my last post recounted the difficulties that I was encountering correctly wiring up a slip and the technique I had arrived at to overcome this,  This precipitated various bits of advice including an alternative approach provided by Richard (FCA). Richard’s solution is certainly a little easier th...
by Mark Tatlow
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Cowan Sheldon 15Ton crane
Replies: 15
Views: 4355

Re: Cowan Sheldon 15Ton crane

Doug, I suggest you buy the old man's book!! The NER took two batches of 15 ton cranes; a pair with curved jibs and a single one with the swan neck jib. No photo in the book that definitively shows the match truck to the first batch but there is a photograph of the Gateshead train in 1907 where the ...
by Mark Tatlow
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Slow TV
Replies: 9
Views: 3598

Re: Slow TV

FCA wrote:I have an etched kit I started in 1979 but have yet to finish.

That would make very, very slow tv.

Richard


In the absence of a "like button" may I just say like!!
by Mark Tatlow
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 184
Views: 64125

Re: Glenmutchkin - A Bit of a Slip Up

I have been continuing with the wiring of Glenmutchkin, but have hit a snag; one that I should have been ready for – the wiring of the slip,  I had been aware that a diamond crossing was a challenge to wire and I was suckered into thinking that the switches on a slip could over come the challenge,  ...
by Mark Tatlow
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 291
Views: 74854

Re: Crab Comet conversion

Hi Julian, I am subscribing (having not previously before) to the view that the sound in a model loco should come out of the smokebox/cylinder area; because this is where it came out of in real life. Not my idea, I think it was Chris Pendlenton that suggested it to me first - so I am giving it a go!...
by Mark Tatlow
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 291
Views: 74854

Re: Crab Comet conversion

So that infers a six wheel loco must weigh 360g to be at the ride height as designed. I am in the process of weighting mine this weekend, having given it a fairly good running at Scaleforum. It was much too light (155g) but was not prone to derailment even though I agree with you that the springs w...
by Mark Tatlow
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 291
Views: 74854

Re: Crab Comet conversion

The inertia in a flywheel is proportional to the square of its rotational speed. Therefore its effect at low speed is relatively small. Likewise the greater its effective mass means that a flywheel of greater mass and larger diameter is much better than a lighter, smaller one. My own experience is ...
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Mount Woodville Works
Replies: 257
Views: 82176

Re: Mount Woodville Works

In defence of the "texting whilst driving driver" I was sending a clutch of photos to one of my mates who was mighty impressed - does that make you feel better Rob?

Here are some more photos of a rather fine model:

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by Mark Tatlow
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 291
Views: 74854

Re: Crab Comet conversion

Hi Julian, Seeing your notes is prompting a few of the Comet chassis' foibles to come back. I do not recall having to cut back the front of the frames. I also soldered a plate as an extension of this to rest on the underside of where the footplate projects beyond the smokebox. Thanks also correcting...
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Unusual Trackwork
Replies: 17
Views: 5644

Unusual Trackwork

From time to time I am sure many of us come across some unusual trackwork; perhaps share it? Here are a couple from me taken last week at Scunthorpe Steelworks. First up a tandem turnout in flatbottom rail: _DSC0039 (5).JPG _DSC0113.JPG And here are checkrails immediately in front of the toe of the ...
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 184
Views: 64125

Re: Glenmutchkin - Control Freak

Hi Doug, The trestles that I used were by Draper. I did initially buy a cheaper set off the interweb but I found that these were a bit more flimsy than I thought was sensible. Thus, this set of trestles in the garage doing what they were originally designed to do! I am very pleased with the techniqu...
by Mark Tatlow
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lastest High Level Loco Kit
Replies: 12
Views: 4906

Re: Lastest High Level Loco Kit

I can confirm that the Fowler looks and runs fab!

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by Mark Tatlow
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 291
Views: 74854

Re: Crab Comet conversion

if your mate has weaker 'juice' or dirtier track than your own layout, and pick-up is on the margin in forward gear, it could manifest like that. ... aghh, now what i didn't say was that the sticky-ness manifested itself by an thermal overload on the controller, so pick ups weren't a problem! The t...
by Mark Tatlow
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 291
Views: 74854

Re: Crab Comet conversion

Hi Julian, Good choice of prototype!!! I am not totally sure what of your questions are still "live"? I am pretty certain that the highlighted section of the motion assembly that you have used of my work is a personal modification to hold to the motion bracket, expansion link bracket (not ...
by Mark Tatlow
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 114092

Re: A Highland Miscellany

One of the most characteristic features of the Highland Railway’s locomotives for many years was the louvered chimney.  This was fitted to almost all of David Jones’ locomotives and although some lost them over their lives, most retained them until withdrawal.  Indeed this style of chimney can still...
by Mark Tatlow
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 399
Views: 125568

Re: The Burford Branch

Very impressive Martin
by Mark Tatlow
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Matching Bachmann and Heljan green.
Replies: 6
Views: 3025

Re: Matching Bachmann and Heljan green.

Have you thought about taking it down your local DIY store or paint supplier and allowing their colour spectrometer tell you what the colour is. It will give you the colour reference (a RAL code typically). With a bit of luck, you can then find out the RAL references of any near colour until you get...
by Mark Tatlow
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: How real do your photo's look?
Replies: 122
Views: 54298

Re: How real do your photo's look?

duncan hutson wrote:Hi Jim, yes it is my layout but it is EM not P4! : ;)


I don't care (and frankly nor will anyone else); there is lots of great modelling here and that is all I care about!
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Paulhb
Topic: Finishing what i've started; Two highland Engines
Replies: 4
Views: 3187

Re: Finishing what i've started; Two highland Engines

Cracking Paul.............must get my loch finished; and get some of the Bill Bedford wagons built and, and, and, and................

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