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by Ian Everett
Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Megapoint - a simple way to control turnouts?
Replies: 12
Views: 6718

Megapoint - a simple way to control turnouts?

Has anyone experience of using the Megapoint system for controlling turnouts and signals using cheap servos? It looks to be very well thought through, cheaper and more effective than traditional point motors and simpler than setting up MERG etc. kits. It can be used with a traditional lever frame or...
by Ian Everett
Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Norwayman's Wharf Junction
Replies: 14
Views: 7066

Re: Norwayman's Wharf Junction

They are a bit long for shunting about on a plank that fits the SGWB criteria - So I added a few inches to the plan! Its now not a SGWB - but it does seem to have more play value; at least to me. Well rules were made to be broken. I suppose Brunel thought of his 7' gauge as a standard. :thumb But o...
by Ian Everett
Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Wagon Suspension Systems Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 5855

Re: Wagon Suspension Systems Discussion

Given that the combination of Parkside kit and etched W irons is the de facto standard for fine scale wagon building, it should be in the manufacturers' interests to cross refer kit to suspension type in a web-accessible table. That way we'd spend less time on researching and more on buying and buil...
by Ian Everett
Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Layout Planning & Design Inspiration - Help!
Replies: 14
Views: 5687

Re: Layout Planning & Design Inspiration - Help!

If you have built most of the High Level kits, then something based on the Tanfield Railway would be apt - maybe the diamond crossing and the loco shed area? And Iain Rice has produced an excellent plan based on this, I think in his book "Realistic Railway Modelling: Layout Design", publi...
by Ian Everett
Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: I'm Being Bullied!
Replies: 6
Views: 3115

Re: I'm Being Bullied!

Bill Bedford (Mousa Models)does downloads of generic coach interiors,which include representations of pictures which satisfy my ancient eyes at normal train viewing distances - see http://www.mousa.biz/downloads/coach_seats.html

Ian
by Ian Everett
Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:40 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Norwayman's Wharf Junction
Replies: 14
Views: 7066

Re: Norwayman's Wharf Junction

On this Project I assume it is OK for any sidings etc to run off stage past the defined limits of the layout proper? I do hope so Absolutely. It's only the scenic section that has to be 4'8.5" or less. The fiddle yards can be any size (within reason ;) ) and you may run sidings etc. off the sc...
by Ian Everett
Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG) Meetings
Replies: 9
Views: 6446

Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG) Meetings

Having survived* Scaleforum, and even winning a voucher for £50 at Eileen's Emporium for the best use of scratch building materials (for Clecklewyke's viaduct), attention turned to the October meeting of CRAG. This was held at David's house which is in the beautiful, largely unknown country "be...
by Ian Everett
Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Norwayman's Wharf Junction
Replies: 14
Views: 7066

Re: Norwayman's Wharf Junction

So, wind-swept, bleak, mud-flats, stunted hawthorns? IIiffe Stokes rather than ITV's Doc Martin. Could be really atmospheric!

Ian
by Ian Everett
Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Norwayman's Wharf Junction
Replies: 14
Views: 7066

Re: Norwayman's Wharf Junction

Welcome aboard! It looks a bit like Humber Dock - https://clecklewyke.wordpress.com/exhibition-layouts/humber-dock/ - but with an extra passwngwe line (and a later period). I take it you are planning a fiddle yard at each end? This would require two operators, or a lot of walking. Have you considere...
by Ian Everett
Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Romford hand rail knobs for CSBs
Replies: 2
Views: 1362

Re: Romford hand rail knobs for CSBs

Thank you, Morgan.

The order is as I speak wending its way to 247 Developments. (It would have helped if I had looked more carefully at the 247 web site - they helpfully note "CSB" against the appropriate knobs.

Doh... :?

Ian
by Ian Everett
Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Romford hand rail knobs for CSBs
Replies: 2
Views: 1362

Romford hand rail knobs for CSBs

I'd be most grateful if you could remind me what type of Romford hand rail knobs I should order for making a CSB chassis.

They come in several sizes - lengths 1.2, 1.6, 2.0 3mm and WD variants.

Ian
by Ian Everett
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: Clecklewyke on tour - Tea and trains in Askrigg, 5/9/2015
Replies: 0
Views: 1271

Clecklewyke on tour - Tea and trains in Askrigg, 5/9/2015

Clecklewyke will be at Scaleforum in September, so as a try-out under less demanding exhibition conditions we will be showing the layout in Askrigg Village Hall, between 2.30 and 4.30 on Saturday 5th September. We are again calling it "Tea and Trains" and the admission price of £2.50 will ...
by Ian Everett
Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Ex-LNWR shed, somewhere in South Wales.
Replies: 12
Views: 5596

Re: Ex-LNWR shed, somewhere in South Wales.

Hi, Philip and welcome to the workbench. This looks like a really interesting project - even if the buildings are old they look the part and the baseboard (particularly its legs) is fabulous! It's good to see you starting up again, I remember fondly your earlier web site with its thorough-going expl...
by Ian Everett
Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 821
Views: 37796

Re: Another Round...

It's wonderful what the surgeons can do with some eye defects - I just wish they could make optic nerve fibres regenerate. I'm sure they will but not in my time.

Ian
by Ian Everett
Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: GWR Goods hand barrow.
Replies: 19
Views: 6702

Re: GWR Goods hand barrow.

David B wrote: See if you can get the pedals to go round!

bike_4056crw.jpg


It can be done -

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

Ian
by Ian Everett
Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Beer and Buckjumpers
Replies: 821
Views: 37796

Re: Another Round...

jim s-w wrote:Does anyone ever actually view models form 3 feet away? :?

Jim


I do, with 68 year old eyes and a touch of glaucoma, so don't look too closely at the stock on Clecklewyke! :cry:

Ian
by Ian Everett
Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Clasp Brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 1818

Re: Clasp Brakes

Thank you Jim, they look absolutely perfect.

Thank heavens for S4Soc! - and Andrew Hartshorne!

Ian
by Ian Everett
Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Clasp Brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 1818

Clasp Brakes

I'm building some ex LNER and BR fish vans for Humber Dock and everything's gone reasonably fine so far. For the first time I'm using Bill Bedford's springing units which went together nicely and I was getting really rather cocky - this finescale stuff isn't really that hard, etc., etc. - but then I...
by Ian Everett
Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 215
Views: 57473

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

I remember watching one layout at Scaleforum 2013 which was displayed quite high. I was both amused, and rather concerned about elfandsafty, by the antics of an operator who found he needed to stand on a chair. Ah, layout height. How I love these old staples of the finescale discussion diet. On one...
by Ian Everett
Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Ideal starter wagon chassis?
Replies: 56
Views: 17268

Re: Ideal starter wagon chassis?

Maybe a silly question but... I've just made up some BB springing units for the first time for some fish vans for Humber Dock. In general I found them simple to put together and they seem to work well on my test plank, even with the unweighted plastic kits. However I found that the W-irons were very...
by Ian Everett
Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Mount Woodville Works
Replies: 257
Views: 72713

Re: Mount Woodville Works

It's good to see another layout on the Standard Gauge Workbench.

If it's as good as Manston Brewery, and I'm sure it will...

Ian
by Ian Everett
Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG)
Topic: Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG) 2015 programme
Replies: 1
Views: 1632

Cumbrian Region Area Group (CRAG) 2015 programme

We now have a complete programme arranged for the remainder of this year: June 13 (Sat) Operating Preston (Lostock Hall) July 11 (Sat) Operating Clecklewyke or Humber Dock (Wensleyfale) Aug 13 (Thurs) (Swaledale) Sept 5 (Sat) - "Tea & trains" - try-out of Clecklewyke before Scaleforum ...
by Ian Everett
Wed May 27, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Stanier brake van chassis
Replies: 14
Views: 5940

Re: Stanier brake van chassis

jim s-w wrote:That's not a chassis kit though

Cheers

Jim


Doh - thanks for saving me a lot of dosh and a red face. :oops:

Ian
by Ian Everett
Wed May 27, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Stanier brake van chassis
Replies: 14
Views: 5940

Re: Stanier brake van chassis

That's the one.

Many thanks.

Ian
by Ian Everett
Wed May 27, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Stanier brake van chassis
Replies: 14
Views: 5940

Re: Stanier brake van chassis

Thanks, Jim, that's the right type but I thought there was one more recently announced by another manufacturer?

Ian

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