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by andrew jukes
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Wheel Specification
Replies: 1
Views: 1487

Wheel Specification

I am interested in Golden Age Models' forthcoming Silver Jubilee train and, partly as a result of comments I made about their P4 wheels on earlier coaches and partly because of wanting reassurance that the Silver Jubilee wheels would be better, I seem to be in the position of specifying the dimensio...
by andrew jukes
Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: An Announcement re Exactoscale
Replies: 21
Views: 6702

Re: An Announcement re Exactoscale

I suppose I should be used to how these webforums work. I put out a message which seeks to makes clear that : a) Len should be left to get on with what really needs to be done; b) Pete Llewellyn is the appropriate source for information about how this is going to work - but that he will be incredibl...
by andrew jukes
Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: An Announcement re Exactoscale
Replies: 21
Views: 6702

Re: An Announcement re Exactoscale

Martin, I still can't see why anything needed to be added to what I originally said.
Perhaps the only bit you didn't understand is that I'm not you.

Andrew
by andrew jukes
Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: An Announcement re Exactoscale
Replies: 21
Views: 6702

Re: An Announcement re Exactoscale

Very interesting, thank you Martin - but what's hard to understand about "it hasn't been a priority."?

Andrew
by andrew jukes
Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: An Announcement re Exactoscale
Replies: 21
Views: 6702

Re: An Announcement re Exactoscale

Yes, Trevor, it would be good to put something on the Exactoscale site but, since upgrading my OS, I have been unable to make any changes. With the other things I've been trying to arrange, it hasn't been a priority. The move to C&L is going to be difficult to implement smoothly, complicated by ...
by andrew jukes
Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: An Announcement re Exactoscale
Replies: 21
Views: 6702

Re: An Announcement re Exactoscale

Excuse me, but it was on this site at 22.18 BST yesterday, had been sent to Martin Wynne for Templot at 22.12 BST who (unasked) posted it on RMweb sometime between 22.12 and 22.48 BST and was formally posted on RMweb by Pete Llewellyn sometime around 23.00 BST. What exactly was the problem? My only ...
by andrew jukes
Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: An Announcement re Exactoscale
Replies: 21
Views: 6702

Re: An Announcement

Russ - I'm sure that, come the changeover on 5th November, it will be clear on the C&L website which products are ex-Exactoscale.
Quite how they will be branded is for Pete Llewellyn to decide.

Regards
Andrew
by andrew jukes
Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: An Announcement re Exactoscale
Replies: 21
Views: 6702

An Announcement re Exactoscale

I wasn't sure where to put the attached as it is a little more than 'Product Information'. I hope Society members will feel this is a helpful change in terms of current and longer-term availability of Exactoscale products. Obviously, there will be a transition period but I hope the new arrangements ...
by andrew jukes
Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout troubles...
Replies: 33
Views: 12147

Re: Turnout troubles...

Martin Wynne wrote: If you want to have gauge-widening through a switch, really the only way is to gauge-widen the whole switch in the American prototype fashion, i.e. build the whole thing to say 19.0mm gauge for both roads. The gauge is progressively widened in the switch front section between th...
by andrew jukes
Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout troubles...
Replies: 33
Views: 12147

Re: Turnout troubles...

Expressed differently, Keith, but I think our conclusions are the same. No, Martin, I haven't (and wouldn't) try nickel silver for other reasons. In any case, scaling means model rail is relatively stiffer than real rail, so choosing a stiffer model option seems counter-intuitive. And I can't work o...
by andrew jukes
Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout troubles...
Replies: 33
Views: 12147

Re: Turnout troubles...

Martin Wynne wrote: Unless the inner foot has been removed in the planing making the tip section too flexible, this problem is usually caused by failure to provide sufficient opening at the tip. I think my home-made switches have suffered from (a) some removal of the inner foot because of not reall...
by andrew jukes
Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout troubles...
Replies: 33
Views: 12147

Re: Turnout troubles...

Commercial blades are unlikely to be as planed as thinly as you need. I'm confused by this, Russ. My problem with my home-made switch rails is that they tend to be too thin, over too long a length. They then are too flexible and it becomes hard to get a big enough gap behind the open switch without...
by andrew jukes
Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2012
Replies: 59
Views: 18417

Re: Scalefour North 2012

I’m sorry to announce that Exactoscale will not be at Scalefour North next weekend. Len Newman is not at all well - he’s had various family problems and it seems likely the stress of dealing with them caused old health problems to return. Now he needs an operation and meanwhile is in a lot of pain. ...
by andrew jukes
Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Correcting a Switch Rail
Replies: 4
Views: 2677

Re: Correcting a Switch Rail

Hi Gerry Yes, it is Green Scene. It's designated GS 411 but their 'improved' website doesn't seem to show it, which is slightly worrying. Best to give them a ring (01905 24298). As to the webs, as in many aspects of modelling, it's a trade-off between perfection and time. Of course it would look bet...
by andrew jukes
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Correcting a Switch Rail
Replies: 4
Views: 2677

Correcting a Switch Rail

Almost all of the switches on the turnouts I’ve been laying have ended up with good vertical and horizontal alignment (I do quite a bit of tweaking before assembly to make sure the switch rails make contact with the stock rail along the length of the planing and that the straight road is really stra...
by andrew jukes
Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Vees for Y points
Replies: 9
Views: 4097

Re: Vees for Y points

Thanks for the help. I did use Appleworks 6 and in fact the spreadsheet did convert directly to Excel. However, I opened the .cwk file in Numbers, did some cosmetic tidying up and then converted to Excel - and the result is attached. Note that I have not played with this since converting, so can't p...
by andrew jukes
Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Gluing down track and turnouts
Replies: 35
Views: 10184

Re: Gluing down track and turnouts

Some more pictures of progress. Hope I don't seem to have hijacked this thread - but it is still about gluing down track and turnouts. IMG_0128a.jpg Yard A switches now cleaned up and crossover 'chunk' now being checked for rail gaps and position of droppers and cross-bonds. IMG_0136a.jpg Droppers (...
by andrew jukes
Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Vees for Y points
Replies: 9
Views: 4097

Re: Vees for Y points

Well, it was a while ago and so it was done using Appleworks. I also find there were two versions, one including provision for a curved closure rail with a (specifiable) length of straight between the curve and the crossing. It makes no provision, though, for curving this straight section when the t...
by andrew jukes
Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Vees for Y points
Replies: 9
Views: 4097

Re: Vees for Y points

A while back, I did a little spreadsheet to show what happens when you curve a turnout. It's necessarily complicated because typical turnouts consist of a section of switch planing (which, on REA turnouts, is essentially a straight 'wedge'), a section where the radius is standard for that switch typ...
by andrew jukes
Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Gluing down track and turnouts
Replies: 35
Views: 10184

Re: Gluing down track and turnouts

All the turnouts are based on the P4Track Co. kits, but all have been modified to some extent. Four turnouts have been curved to varying degrees and the number of crossover-type formations you get with double track means a certain amount of splicing turnouts together has been necessary. The tandem, ...
by andrew jukes
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Gluing down track and turnouts
Replies: 35
Views: 10184

Re: Gluing down track and turnouts

Here are a few more pictures of track laying. IMG_0116a.jpg This shows some progress. The B switch at the near end has been laid and the 120ft panel been assembled and placed in position. The back-to-back A switches in the down yard will be next to be laid and the slots for their drives have been fi...
by andrew jukes
Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Gluing down track and turnouts
Replies: 35
Views: 10184

Re: Gluing down track and turnouts

It is a bridge! Bridge 70 on the ECML was a steel-decked set of separate structures with shallow side girders visible above the the steel deck. You can get a good idea of what it was like from the remnants of the down sidings bridge. To get the railway running but avoid having to mess with the rails...
by andrew jukes
Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Gluing down track and turnouts
Replies: 35
Views: 10184

Re: Gluing down track and turnouts

I've done a size adjustment in Preview as suggested by Paul - from 72 pixels to 36 - and it now works as it should. I shall try and do a series of shots over the next few days showing progress on the 'gap' and giving a better picture of the track laying method I'm using. Anyway here are the pictures...
by andrew jukes
Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Gluing down track and turnouts
Replies: 35
Views: 10184

Re: Gluing down track and turnouts

Thanks, Paul. My son just suggested the same thing!

I'll try it tomorrow.

Regards
Andrew
by andrew jukes
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Gluing down track and turnouts
Replies: 35
Views: 10184

Re: Gluing down track and turnouts

Thanks for the help, Rob and Keith - but what's best for me to do if I want to upload pictures. None of the options is particularly attractive. Try a different browser (Firefox?) - seems like a sledgehammer when I'm otherwise happy with Safari; Use Gimp to re-size my photos - but Gimp looks complica...

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