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by Mark Tatlow
Mon May 25, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 184
Views: 61283

Re: Glenmutchkin - Loco Coaling

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by Mark Tatlow
Mon May 18, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: P4 Refresh - Hi
Replies: 20
Views: 2771

Re: P4 Refresh - Hi

Edit : a few images added to my Flickr site showing some of my locos on display. Not all of these are P4 btw & some fine scale OO https://www.flickr.com/photos/113816008@N03/albums/72157714063578467 That collection is looking pretty impressive; perfect for where the east coast mainline meets th...
by Mark Tatlow
Wed May 13, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 109444

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Flymo748 wrote:
Mark's been trying that salt-crystal weathering thing...

Cheers
Flymo


It happened in my ultrasonic bath that I think I set the temperature a bit warm (40 C) that softened the acrylic paint.

Won't be doing it again!
by Mark Tatlow
Wed May 13, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 109444

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Hmmmm……..

A signal imitating a Fresian cow was not the effect I was after…………..

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Halfords etch primer is obviously that etchy!……………..

The completion of my challenge entry will be a little bit longer!
by Mark Tatlow
Thu May 07, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Mysterious pyramid
Replies: 6
Views: 1217

Re: Mysterious pyramid

Its a stack of chairs isn't it?

If you think about it, you can not stack them vertically on top of each other as they would rock off the top of the chair.

Mind you, there looks to be a £10 worth of Exactoscale chairs in the stack!
by Mark Tatlow
Tue May 05, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 109444

Re: A Highland Miscellany

I have used brass square section for the post and dolls, which means that there is a lot of hard filing to do (I don't have access to a milling machine). I reckon there was the better part of a day consumed with the post/dolls for this and the MR signal I am doing. It is hard work and there is a si...
by Mark Tatlow
Tue May 05, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 109444

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Reverting back to the Midland signal, this is now pretty much complete. I have bought a new light box for taking photographs in. Whilst I am still getting to grips with it, when it works it does produce much improved pictures of models. These almost look like an images of a 3D model on a computer sc...
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Andy W
Topic: Yard crane gears
Replies: 28
Views: 3387

Re: Yard crane gears

David, I can't help for the specifics of your crane (should you call it a 6 wheeled chassis when it has six axleboxes but two axles in it is a point to muse though!). However, I have drawings for a 4 wheeled Highland crane mobile yard crane you might find useful? Pop me a private mail if you do and ...
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 184
Views: 61283

Re: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks

More progress has been made with the pair of water tanks and they have now reached the stage where they are effectively finished. IMG_6200 (2).JPG The stonework was painted by picking out each stone in different colours. I think there is a real art to this as when I see others do this, I often think...
by Mark Tatlow
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 109444

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Very impressed with the method for making the Midland pinnacles. That ring of wire filled with solder as the basis for the circular 'plate' in the middle of the casting has worked a treat! I can't quite make out whether you designed a notch into the profile of the pinnacle to locate the wire ring, ...
by Mark Tatlow
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 109444

Re: A Highland Miscellany

More progress has been made with the two doll NER bracket signal. I have used brass square section for the post and dolls, which means that there is a lot of hard filing to do (I don't have access to a milling machine). I reckon there was the better part of a day consumed with the post/dolls for thi...
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 70
Views: 8330

Re: Rigid Chassis Locos?

Wizard of the Moor wrote:. The pony wheels aren't quite right, but I think I'll get away with it after a spot of weathering :?



Very Ben Hur if you don't mind me saying; woe betide a Stanier class 4 tank that runs up alongside............

BH-8.jpg
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 109444

Re: A Highland Miscellany

I have also made a start on the second signal; which is a rather simpler single arm Midland home signal, modelled on this one at the Midland Railway Centre: 42923852990_f324cb8718_b.jpg I don't know much about Midland signals but did manage to dig out the chapter in Midland Style. Looking through th...
by Mark Tatlow
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 109444

Re: A Highland Miscellany

Nice finials! Are they available to others? Yes, via my Miscellany Models site https://miscellanymodels.com/ . I am not too sure what the signalling arrangements were at Coldstream, but if you are showing interest in the McKenzie & Holland finials, you might want to look at the other signalling...
by Mark Tatlow
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 109444

Re: A Highland Miscellany - Socially Distanced Challenge

In response to the Society's Socially Distanced challenge, I have picked up the building of a batch of signals for some friends. The first of these is a NER two doll signal. This is destined for Benfieldside and is the up starter. This went missing over the years and we have not been able to source ...
by Mark Tatlow
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 109444

Re: A Highland Miscellany

It seems I have been neglected this thread for a bit long; it took a while to find it! I have still be busy modelling and posting on my public blog. My last post are a sensible prelude to the next few posts here as it looks at my thoughts and tips on signal building. You can find this here https://h...
by Mark Tatlow
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 9465

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread

Noting that the rules allow multiple entries I propose to enter my next batch of signals, if I may. One of these is destined for Benfieldside and is starter for the up main and its adjacent bay. It will be of the NER heavy bracket form, with slotted posts and M&H finials. Hopefully it will look ...
by Mark Tatlow
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson LMS Compound
Replies: 66
Views: 12790

Re: Gibson LMS Compound

Looks good Julian, and goes very smoothly.

I think the tender is sitting a bit high?
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 184
Views: 61283

Re: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks

One of my pet hates on model railways are buildings that float a fraction above the ground because they have been plonked in situ, not bedded in. For me, it completely destroys the illusion and I can get quite wound up about it when I see it (…..and it is pretty common, so this is fairly often!). Oc...
by Mark Tatlow
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 9465

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread

Whilst I wish to use most of any free time when I am not working from home trying to finish things, I will rise to this challenge. The next thing I had in mind tackling is a bit of a beast of a coach; a Caledonian Grampian Stock brake composite. This will be the construction of a Caley Coaches kit (...
by Mark Tatlow
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ilkley Engine Shed, West Yorkshire late 1950s
Replies: 57
Views: 16855

Re: Ilkley Engine Shed, West Yorkshire late 1950s

With apologies to Peter for hijacking his thread for the moment, but I followed Dave Franks youtube links and found a fabulous clip of a high speed reverse of a substantial freight train:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7vNZioYlss

Its very impressive; so worth a look.
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day
Replies: 34
Views: 6461

Re: 7th Chris Kedgley Skills Day

For the person that asked me what the taper was on a wooden post signal, the following is an answer from the McKenzie & Holland catalogue (1893 - ish!) I have is: • Single post wooden signals – 6” square at the top and then tapering out 3/16th of an inch for each foot of height (1.5% or so) • Wo...
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies
Replies: 61
Views: 8614

Re: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies

As of yet Rumney Models don't do a 10' bogie, so that option is not there for me in this instance. I do think that some experimentation is in order, but before I send off an order to Eileens, may I just ask you Mark what it was about the secondary springing that you "didn't really get on with&...
by Mark Tatlow
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies
Replies: 61
Views: 8614

Re: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies

Hi Neil, Coming back to you on a couple of the points. End handrail I have taken another look at this and as you say, the Ratio kits have this on a gentle curve and I copied this in my build. Looking at both the Midland Railway carriages and my other big source book (Carriage Modelling Made Easy by ...
by Mark Tatlow
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Water Tanks
Replies: 184
Views: 61283

Re: Glenmutchkin - Putting a Backbone into a Goods Shed

Andrew Bluett-Duncan wrote:
Do I gather though that you’ve made some significant progress with yours? If so I’d be most interested to hear more.
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Maybe; but I want to test it for a bit longer before I go into print on it!!

……….so watch this space but don't hold your breadth for when!!

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