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by Ian Everett
Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 133709

Re: Scaleforum 2013

The power loss was unfortunate but only happened a few times late on Saturday morning. We had a plan for the power supplies but the noble Mark Tatlow who has been kind enough to deal with this aspect did it a bit differently and as things got bit warmer we caused a circuit breaker to trip out. I do...
by Ian Everett
Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Drakelow
Replies: 47
Views: 21354

Re: Drakelow

The minimum radius is about 500mm on the inside hand of the 3 way. This may prove to be too tight in practice but I've had some success testing a compensated 6w chassis on a 450mm radius test track so I'm giving it a go. I have curves tighter than that on Humber Dock but they are significantly gaug...
by Ian Everett
Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: How High?
Replies: 36
Views: 11506

Re: How High?

At the end of the day with the best will in the world someone may watch a layout for half an hour at a show but oppo's have to work the thing for about 7 hours a day. Their comfort has to be all that ultimately matters. If we all spend a weekend stooped over layouts that are too low for comfort we ...
by Ian Everett
Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:33 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Pinfold Street
Replies: 7
Views: 5745

Re: Pinfold Street

This looks very interesting, especially as it will be able to grow into a larger layout as time permits. That was my ploy with Clecklewyke - first built when I was a widower with four youngsters to cope with - and not much time or money!

Keep us posted!

Ian
by Ian Everett
Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:04 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: How High?
Replies: 36
Views: 11506

Re: How High?

The worst it would do is stop invites for layouts that are too high. They are a minority anyway. The question is "what is too high?" I think my layouts - at 56" - are the right height - for the average adult. Their impact would be destroyed if they were pitched lower. I agree with Ti...
by Ian Everett
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: How High?
Replies: 36
Views: 11506

Re: How High?

by Ian Everett
Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: How High?
Replies: 36
Views: 11506

How High?

I've recently been cogitating Iain Rice's ideas on the height at which layouts should be presented. This is currently important as I am preparing Clecklewyke for Scalefour North next year, which will require new under-pinnings for the extended layout. Iain advocates that for most cases tracks should...
by Ian Everett
Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Will L
Topic: Buck Jumping on Mass
Replies: 126
Views: 54346

Re: Buck Jumping on Mass

However the truth remains that I am unlikely to start a new layout from scratch as those parts of chez Will into which such a thing might just fit, already have other dedicated uses, and are already full. Will <declares interest> There's always the Standard Gauge Workbench - perfectly designed for ...
by Ian Everett
Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Colliery Loco depot
Replies: 16
Views: 7636

Re: Colliery Loco depot

Masterful - what an imaginative plan! It's amazing how strict limitations get the creative juices going. I found the same with Royston Vasey, which also uses gradients to get the most out of a tiny space. You could extend the fiddle yards, as it's only the length of the scenic section that should be...
by Ian Everett
Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Drakelow
Replies: 47
Views: 21354

Re: Drakelow

But what, pray, is a "Barry Slip"? Hi Ian, Essentially it is two turnouts of the same hand reversed and interlaced. Here's a picture of a Barry Slip at Beverley: Thanks Martin. I had a feeling it was something like that but I am surprised to see this example on my home turf - I trainspott...
by Ian Everett
Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: North East Essex (NEEAG)
Topic: Standard Gauge Workbench
Replies: 1
Views: 1364

Re: Standard Gauge Workbench

Hi, Mike, It's good to see more people thinking about the SGW and I look forward to seeing your ideas. When you do start to report on progress, can you please post in the SGW forum (the snappily-titled http://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=101 ), so we get all the projects under one roof? T...
by Ian Everett
Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:03 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Drakelow
Replies: 47
Views: 21354

Re: Drakelow

Welcome aboard!

A most intriguing history and a great plan. But what, pray, is a "Barry Slip"? I think I've heard of one before but recall is not my best faculty these days...

Ian
by Ian Everett
Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling harbour points
Replies: 20
Views: 7830

Re: Modelling harbour points

Have a look at how I did the track for Humber Dock at http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/62837-humber-dock/ and despair at its crudity! I just drew the track (with curves of about 18" radius) on some paper, stuck down some copper-cad sleepers fairly randomly and cut crossings and...
by Ian Everett
Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Manston Brewery Ltd - A Brewery Railway
Replies: 112
Views: 45894

Re: Manston Brewery Ltd

Rob I just had a bit of a look through the thread... I have noticed something. Every time you put up a photo there is more casks/barrels first photo, 7, second photo 49 more, third photo... Another 28, forth photo the pile.... I am a little concerned the next photo could mean the layout has disappe...
by Ian Everett
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Manston Brewery Ltd - A Brewery Railway
Replies: 112
Views: 45894

Re: Manston Brewery Ltd

RobM wrote:Bit more progress...........

Image


Ah, wedges! I feel much safer now.

Ian.

P.S. Lovely stuff.
by Ian Everett
Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: SGW Lime St Loco Depot
Replies: 8
Views: 6183

Re: SGW Lime St Loco Depot

I am pleased to be able to report that the "rules" for the SG Workbench now allow a turntable instead of a couple of turnouts (see latest Snooze No 184). So the plan of Lime St MPD shown above would be eligible without modification.

Ian
by Ian Everett
Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2013
Replies: 476
Views: 133709

Re: Scaleforum 2013

That front cover picture of the show guide is just stunning. I wish I could go to the exhibition, as the overall quality looks wonderful, and I would particularly like to see Dubbieside again. I first saw it in Fife in the 70s or 80s and it impressed me then as a superb evocation of the atmosphere o...
by Ian Everett
Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Manston Brewery Ltd - A Brewery Railway
Replies: 112
Views: 45894

Re: Manston Brewery Ltd

dcockling wrote:So that's how they built the pyramids... :geek:


And it's just as big a mystery to me as to how they got the barrels to the top of the stack.

Amazing!

Ian :-?
by Ian Everett
Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:30 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Manston Brewery Ltd - A Brewery Railway
Replies: 112
Views: 45894

Re: Manston Brewery Ltd

I think this is superb work, really evoking the feel of the place. All it needs is the scent! But - I'm worried by that stack of barrels. It looks awfully unstable to me and I have visions of them scattering all over under the weight of the pile. How are they prevented from rolling out under that we...
by Ian Everett
Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Water Mills
Replies: 10
Views: 4850

Re: Water Mills

Gayle Mill, near Hawes in Wensleydale, is a passion of mine and of our large force of fellow volunteers. See http://www.gaylemill.org.uk/ It displays several features relevant to this discussion, albeit that it was a originally a cotton mill, converted to a wood mill in 1879, and is fed by a river (...
by Ian Everett
Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Can anyone identify/specify my ECM Compspeed?
Replies: 6
Views: 4593

Re: Can anyone identify/specify my ECM Compspeed?

16 volts or 14 - 18 volts.

What's a Voldemort between friends on Hogwort Railways? :lol:

(Sorry!)
Ian
by Ian Everett
Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Can anyone identify/specify my ECM Compspeed?
Replies: 6
Views: 4593

Re: Can anyone identify/specify my ECM Compspeed?

My Compspeed Rambler Minors require 16V AC and I would suspect yours will be similar. Re the transformer - check the obvious, such as fuse, terminations of wires in the plug etc. then if it still is a failure check whether you have a degree in electrical engineering. If you find you haven't, chuck i...
by Ian Everett
Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: 1st P4 layout - Endex
Replies: 153
Views: 62974

Re: 1st P4 layout

for such a small track plan I'm unsure if it would theoretically require a[n engine] shed. Although most yards at passenger stations had neither dedicated locos nor engine sheds there were many goods and engineers' yards that did. Examples are the large goods yard in Salford, which had a fleet of L...
by Ian Everett
Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Black 5 - conversion to P4
Replies: 14
Views: 7091

Re: Hornby Black 5 - conversion to P4

I'm certain I used Gibson crankpins - I know no other way :(

Ian
by Ian Everett
Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: CRAG Meeting 10/8/13
Replies: 0
Views: 1529

CRAG Meeting 10/8/13

Yesterday we met at Tom Foster's house in Aysgarth - our furthest eastern meeting yet. We comprised Chris King, Steve Griffiths and Phil Tuer from Carlisle, Ron Tyler from somewhere in Upper Swaledale and Tom and myself from Wensleydale. Are we the most scattered British group? Ron's wife, Patsy, jo...

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