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by Mark Tatlow
Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turntable indexing
Replies: 2
Views: 2122

Re: Turntable indexing

A long time ago, I recall visiting a private layout where they had used a plunger for indexing. The plunger they used was a vertical chisel shape and it engaged in a V, where the angle of the V was a bigger than the chisel. Therefore, when the chisel engaged, it dragged the turntable deck into line ...
by Mark Tatlow
Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Merchant Navy
Replies: 3
Views: 2401

Re: Hornby Merchant Navy

Get in contact with Ashley Pollard, who is on this forum. I suspect the West Country will be the same as the Merchant navy (well maybe, perhaps!). She and Ted Scannel have written it up on the Clag site - here No doubt she can fill you in further if ...
by Mark Tatlow
Sat May 30, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: wooden sleepers
Replies: 18
Views: 8849

Re: wooden sleepers

Regarding Terry's much earlier posting, does anybody have any thoughts about rivets for the Exactoscale sleepers.

My preference would be to use them, but with rivets at the turnouts...........................

by Mark Tatlow
Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: To rivet or to Butanone!
Replies: 11
Views: 6501

Re: To rivet or to Butanone!

Rob, You mentioned that you were going to use Copydex to secure the track to the underlay, which I would caution against. It works fine (I think) until such time that you need to do something with it such as cut or drill it. In my case, this was drilling the dropper wires, which of course took place...
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Layout Location
Topic: A New Railway Room
Replies: 6
Views: 4031

Re: A New Railway Room

A caution if I may Richard, followed by a little advice. If you start to use this room in a more than an occassional manner, you could find that more than domestic planning permission is required...........the real planners and particularly building control will be after you. Thus, I would be a litt...
by Mark Tatlow
Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Adhesion in 4-4-0's
Replies: 10
Views: 8027

Re: Adhesion in 4-4-0's

4-4-0's are always a problem I find. I hang the tender onto the engine's draw bar. If you make this pin sufficently flexible it will turn vertically and then keep the rear axle fixed, you have a three point support. I then only spring the two leading axles lightly so that the bulk of the weight rest...
by Mark Tatlow
Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:46 pm
Forum: Materials and Techniques
Topic: Corrugated styrene
Replies: 7
Views: 5211

Re: Corrugated styrene

Terry, Way too late I know (and hey, you will not have wished me to interupt valuable modelling time in mid September!), I have used the Wills corregated iron sheet. However, not the solid one, go for the clear glass one meant for skylights in industrial units. It is made of about 15 though plastic ...

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