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by martinm
Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Clutton @ Clutton 10th September
Replies: 8
Views: 1906

Re: Clutton @ Clutton 10th September

Gordon,

Obviously an escapee fom the Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park; http://www.wildlifedinosaurpark.co.uk/

I know it's not at the park, because their coaches are open :D

egards,

martin
by martinm
Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Society Gauge Widening Tool
Replies: 325
Views: 51224

Re: Society Gauge Widening Tool

But to set against that view :twisted:, we have Will's conclusions in 'Gauge widening conclusions' that I don’t see anything to suggest that an excess amount of gauge widening will improve running. This goes along with the societies general experience that the proper use of the society gauge produce...
by martinm
Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Is this a weighbridge?
Replies: 21
Views: 3851

Re: Is this a weighbridge?

This feature appears on the plan of Connah's Quay c 1906, (just to the left of "Lamp Post" which is circled in red) but there are no photographs available. The longer structure is marked cabin, but the two rectangles, one on the track, one next to the track, marked W.M. have me confused. ...
by martinm
Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: DCC Concepts bullhead fishplates
Replies: 35
Views: 7824

Re: DCC Concepts bullhead fishplates

Perhaps he's just a bit confused? Looking at some of the other items, I see he has Roller Gauge (w/handle) P4 Scale 18.82mm BH (2 Pack) Roller Gauge track-making tools for track built to P4 18.83mm gauge standards (0.68mm flangeways). Made for use with bullhead rail! Two roller gauges per pack, with...
by martinm
Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Air Brush Recommendation
Replies: 49
Views: 10944

Re: Air Brush Recommendation

I wear the el cheapo white disposable ones. I cannot however help but think they are chocolate fireboxes in disguise. Unfortunately you're right! They are not designed to filter fume, only particles and they can only do that if they fit. Really, they're dangerous, instilling a false sense of securi...
by martinm
Fri May 27, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: BACHMANN'S DERIVETTED DRUDGE
Replies: 11
Views: 2897

Re: BACHMANN'S DERIVETTED DRUDGE

Have you thought about the High Level chassis, if you want to get carried away with the underpinnings? Unfortunately, the High Level is a 3F, with a longer wheelbase. We'll just have to wait for Brassmasters (or Bill Bedford) Alternatively, getting the saw out is another option. Hooks look cracking...
by martinm
Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Best way to fabricate multiple metal parts?
Replies: 32
Views: 6753

Re: Best way to fabricate multiple metal parts?

I'm with Bill and Will on this. There is usually a reason that traditional approaches work well, and, unless some aspect of the technology has changed drastically, continue to. The traditional way uses compression to load the blade which when released is under tension. The adjustable type requires ...
by martinm
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Mount Woodville Works
Replies: 257
Views: 55129

Re: Mount Woodville Works

Hi there, My period is set about '64 - '66 and the earliest requirement (that I could find….someone else may correct me) for ROPS in the UK was 1974. However, to be on the safe side the management of Mount Woodville Works have decided to give their drivers such protection and the fitting shop has fa...
by martinm
Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:56 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Starter question - track work
Replies: 100
Views: 18656

Re: Starter question - track work

Le Corbusier wrote: In an endeavour to try and research all of this further .... would anybody be able to give a steer/suggest a source where I might find out a little more on prototype Midland track work in the Edwardian era? I was thinking in terms of the sleepering configuration and also what sw...
by martinm
Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Starter question - track work
Replies: 100
Views: 18656

Re: Starter question - track work

More relevant than the formation in this case is the ballast that sits between the formation and the sleepers, the main lines having a nice thick layer of stone ballast and the sidings just a thin layer of ash putting a short gradient in the access tracks to the sidings. This is a rarely modelled f...
by martinm
Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Starter question - track work
Replies: 100
Views: 18656

Re: Starter question - track work

On which topic, I just happened on this, whilst looking for something else. Can't remember where it's from, either, martin Curves Throw = 4400/r mm Radius, mm Minimum track centres Minimum structure clearance Over 8800 45 31 8800 – 5867 46 31.5 5867 – 2933 48 32.5 2933 – 1760 50 33.5 1760 – 1257 52 ...
by martinm
Thu May 21, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Plate girder bridges
Replies: 9
Views: 3551

Re: Plate girder bridges

Steve, You could have a word wth Mike Edge, Judith Edge Kits, I saw that they were doing "a kit for the basic 50ft span overhead structure and a number of other special parts for the station girders." for the LOR. It doesn't look dissimilar to the one you show, so might help you. regards, ...
by martinm
Fri May 01, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Advice on building diamond crossings
Replies: 18
Views: 4903

Re: Advice on building diamond crossings

(ok here in Firefox, with much sideways scrolling). If not for you, right-click on the link and then Save Link As... Then open it in a graphics editor program such as Microsoft Paint, PaintShopPro or Irfanview (free). regards, Martin. Thanks, Martin, I am using Firefox, so rarely have problems. Was...
by martinm
Fri May 01, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Advice on building diamond crossings
Replies: 18
Views: 4903

Re: Advice on building diamond crossings

K?eith,
both Derby and Trent images won't display?
martin
by martinm
Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Buffer Stops
Replies: 16
Views: 5762

Re: Buffer Stops

Pete, You might find this thread http://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1058&p=7110&hilit=rail+built+buffer#p7110 useful, then you can think about bending your own. Of course some rail-built buffer stops were assembled from cut lengths and heavy plates (see Pete Harvey at htt...
by martinm
Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Home made laser cut sleeper sections
Replies: 17
Views: 3764

Re: Home made laser cut sleeper sections

Hi David, I don't know what your track details are, sleeper size(s), spacings, rail length, etc. The fact that you seem to be thinking of plain laser cut ply suggets that you are going for plastic chaired track. I think there are easier and cheaper options than cutting the sleepers wih connecting ta...
by martinm
Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Sentinel wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 1899

Re: Sentinel wheels

Hardwick wrote:Shall I email Ultrascale directly?

Yes, reply to Ultrascale direct.

Latest number of interests for 18.83 is 7

martin
by martinm
Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Sentinel wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 1899

Sentinel wheels

Seen on Ultrascale https://www.ultrascale.com/eshop site: Hornby 0-4-0 'Sentinel'. I have had a couple of enquiries about a third batch of this conversion. I will put a third batch into production if there is enough interest in one. I will need at least 20 conversions of each gauge, therefore, if yo...
by martinm
Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Eastleigh Eurotrack 21/22 Feb
Replies: 3
Views: 1520

Re: Eastleigh Eurotrack 21/22 Feb

Must be cold in the hall, there's a pullover covering the standard white shirt ;)

martin
by martinm
Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Whats this? Japanese version.
Replies: 15
Views: 4141

Re: Whats this? Japanese version.

Surely that would be RP25 wheels on Proto87 track. :) ;)
by martinm
Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum Attendance and Location
Replies: 180
Views: 23415

Re: Scaleforum 2015

Hi there, Whilst not really wanting to revive the debate about location; do we have any statistics about the origin, travel pattern etc of visitors to any of the S4 events? The apocryphal story about the attendance at a travelling exhibition I used to attend was that people who lived in 'the south' ...
by martinm
Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Modelling Class 40s
Replies: 22
Views: 6476

Re: Modelling Class 40s

Seen it. That one is likely to go sky-high, as with anything bearing the MOK label generally does. If it's this one, 281512601484, it has reached £85.69 in only two bids - though that is still perhaps comparable to, say, a Judith Edge kit. It seems that anything by a 'named' kit manufacturer is now...
by martinm
Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Type of track ballast
Replies: 49
Views: 18735

Re: Type of track ballast

Alan,
I wasn't sure that these had been creosoted, any more than the poles on their site.
The ones on 'Geograph' look more like I remember the treated sleepers.
Justshows how tricky all this colour choice is!
martin
by martinm
Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Examples of really short sidings?
Replies: 40
Views: 9577

Re: Examples of really short sidings?

Simon, The loco you picked out could very well be one of these: "Hughes had also introduced a small class of enormous 0-8-2T shunting tanks" if http://www.lyrs.org.uk/the_railway/locomotives4.html is anything to go by. I'm sure that there are some L&Y experts out there to provide a mor...
by martinm
Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Type of track ballast
Replies: 49
Views: 18735

Re: Type of track ballast

Creosoting sleepers One firm, Calders and Grandidge in Boston, Lincs, appears still to be pressure treating timber with creosote, although their web site http://www.caldersandgrandidge.com/products/poles now only mentions telegraph poles. There is a photograph of their treated poles stacked to dry a...

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