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by Tony W
Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 86
Views: 24332

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

Last Saturday 8th December saw this years annual Christmas bash at Dean Hall. It is the most popular event of the MMRS year (apart from the show) when all layouts in the clubroom are operating. This year proved to be just as popular but unfortunately the location of Slattocks in the building makes p...
by Tony W
Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Using servos for turnout operation
Replies: 4
Views: 2906

Using servos for turnout operation

In a recent posting updating the progress of the Manchester Model Railway Society layout Slattocks Junction I promised to post a recent article written by Mike Bolton on the use of servos for turnout operation which was published recently in the MMRS in house monthly magazine, 'The Link'. Copyright ...
by Tony W
Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 86
Views: 24332

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

So, MMRS show next year then..............?? I think if we laid track like that in the rest of the fiddleyard Dick Petter would either completely disown us or have us all flogged!!! Whilst the layout wont see the light of day for at least a couple of years we hope it will really start to come toget...
by Tony W
Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 86
Views: 24332

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

It is now almost 12 months since anything was posted on this board about the layout and a progress report is long overdue. However, this does not mean that work has been at a standstill - far from it in fact, but much of the progress has involved work that is not visible once complete such as altera...
by Tony W
Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Bill Bedford Springing units
Replies: 30
Views: 9684

Re: Bill Bedford Springing units

I also agree with Allan, but I've found that the success of the carrier fingers gripping the wire whilst keeping it dead straight can be a bit hit and miss. I guess I'm going OTT in making damn sure the carrier and wire don't part company!

Tony
by Tony W
Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Bill Bedford Springing units
Replies: 30
Views: 9684

Re: Bill Bedford Springing units

Allan I've had a similar problem to you but noticed it happening after the model was finished. Closer inspection showed I was distorting the wire as it was retained by the three fingers at the top of the bearing carrier. Not a problem in itself but after a while the wire rotated to find its own leve...
by Tony W
Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 86
Views: 24332

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

Last Tuesday, 22nd Nov, the group had its first meeting, outside of a normal club night, for a while. Since the last posting on this forum work has progressed on Slattocks but not at the speed we would have liked. Nevertheless progress is progress and we are now at the stage where we need to refocus...
by Tony W
Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Austerity tanks
Replies: 10
Views: 2709

Re: Austerity tanks

[quote="craig_whilding"]I had a look between the frames of an austerity recently but it looked a bit odd and I couldn't work out why..
You really know how to have a good night out dont you Craig!! :D

Tony
by Tony W
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Alex Jackson Assembly Jig?
Replies: 8
Views: 2899

Re: Alex Jackson Assembly Jig?

Tony, You are the culprit for converting me to AJ couplings!! Many thanks!! Sorry about that.:D Or, am I in fact better off using hinged couplings attached directly to the body of the cars themselves? Like many things with AJ's it is just about possible but in this case not really recommended. I ag...
by Tony W
Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Alex Jackson Assembly Jig?
Replies: 8
Views: 2899

Re: Alex Jackson Assembly Jig?

John What type of AJ coupling are you proposing to use? The AJJ jig referred to above is very useful if you are using the 'fixed' coupling. However, if you are thinking of using the hinged version the jig is not really necessary but the jig to make the correct bend to the pivot plate (Stores referen...
by Tony W
Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby vs Bachmann Standard Cl 4 4-6-0 comparison
Replies: 8
Views: 3147

Re: Hornby vs Bachmann Standard Cl 4 4-6-0 comparison

I'm sure that we'd all like to see that picture :D Hi Danny I'm not proud! I'm the handsome one on the left, the other is my brother. The photo is dated 16th August 1959 which makes it 12 days away from my 3rd birthday. Fortunately the good Lord gave me the ability to remember things from my early ...
by Tony W
Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby vs Bachmann Standard Cl 4 4-6-0 comparison
Replies: 8
Views: 3147

Re: Hornby vs Bachmann Standard Cl 4 4-6-0 comparison

Tim After I read athe correspondence that John had directed me towards I was non the wiser as there really didn't seem to be a consensus of opinion. Most people seemed to think that the detail above the footplate was finer on the Hornby (which I totally agree with but to be fair to Bachmann we are s...
by Tony W
Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby vs Bachmann Standard Cl 4 4-6-0 comparison
Replies: 8
Views: 3147

Hornby vs Bachmann Standard Cl 4 4-6-0 comparison

I will shortly be purchasing one of these for conversion to P4 using a Comet chassis. The trouble is, I can't decide which one to get! Both appear to be very good models but when they first came out I dont remember seeing any comparisons of which was the better model. Personally I think the Hornby h...
by Tony W
Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Advice please....new member
Replies: 42
Views: 13059

Re: Advice please....new member

Hi Martin

If you still want a bit of advice on AJ Couplings and you're coming to Scaleforum, I'll be on the Society stand all weekend - and I'll put you right on certain comments aleady made in this thread about the couplings!!

Tony
by Tony W
Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Craftsman Johnson 1f.
Replies: 7
Views: 2378

Re: Craftsman Johnson 1f.

Simon I made the loco in the attached photo a good number of years ago. The chassis uses the original sideframes but the foldup one-piece spacer provided was unsuitable for P4 and was discarded. It wouldn't have been used in any case as this was to be a split frame chassis so I made my own spacers. ...
by Tony W
Fri May 07, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 86
Views: 24332

Progress with Slattocks Junction

Sometimes, in this great hobby of ours, we can decide to build a model, overcome most of its problems with 'relative' ease, build it quickly, and have it in operation before we've even realised. However, more often than not, models, be they items of rolling stock or layouts, take on a life of their ...
by Tony W
Wed May 06, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Hinged Alex Jacksons
Replies: 29
Views: 15506

Re: Hinged Alex Jacksons

Hi Richard Is there any chance of a wider view of your first picture. I'd quite like to see more of the wagon floor but from the photo posted the hinge plate does look as if it will cause a few problems in that position. Bogie stock is another issue altogether and one where attention will be focusse...
by Tony W
Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: New Alex Jackson Jigs and components
Replies: 10
Views: 5479

Re: New Alex Jackson Jigs and components

Dont know how one photo has now been duplicated. I'm pretty sure it wasn't posted like that and this has now been confirmed by a third party. Shame you cant edit it. Such is life.

Tony
by Tony W
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: New Alex Jackson Jigs and components
Replies: 10
Views: 5479

New Alex Jackson Jigs and components

Released this weekend at Scalefour North are three new etches to help modellers build and fit the Alex Jackson Coupling. The first is the Turner Hook Bending Jig, named after its inventor, Graham Turner. This Jig enables the user to produce accurate Alex Jackson couplings every time. Used in conjunc...

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