64 wagon train on TT2

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Re: 64 wagon train on TT2

Postby Captain Kernow » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:14 am

Mark Tatlow wrote:Mind you, someone has a lot of wagon weathering to go (and some painting to be fair!)

An activity that has been suspended in a hopelessly optimistic bid to get the actual layout finished!!
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Re: 64 wagon train on TT2

Postby Re6/6 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:27 am

And now for something a little different. A King and eleven on at an approximate 'scale' 60 mph. There's a board joint that does need some attention.

A bit short I'm afraid as the camera was a low on memory. A new card is indicated, I think.

Next session we'll be running the same but with 15 on using one of the superelevated circuits.

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Re: 64 wagon train on TT2

Postby Tim V » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:43 pm

Don't knock Cyril. We wouldn't be where we are today without him.
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Re: 64 wagon train on TT2

Postby grovenor-2685 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:18 pm

Great videos, by the way, just above the composition window at the right hand end of the row of buttons is a "youtube" button, use it instead of the "URL" button. The required syntax is shown when you hover your cursor over the button.
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Re: 64 wagon train on TT2

Postby Jonathan Wells » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:21 pm

Listening carefully, the express does sound almost like the real the passing!

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Re: 64 wagon train on TT2

Postby Re6/6 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:27 pm

grovenor-2685 wrote:Great videos, by the way, just above the composition window at the right hand end of the row of buttons is a "youtube" button, use it instead of the "URL" button. The required syntax is shown when you hover your cursor over the button.
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Thanks for the complement Keith, most kind. It was more down to CK's good wagons!

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Re: 64 wagon train on TT2

Postby Flymo748 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:17 pm

Re6/6 wrote:And now for something a little different. A King and eleven on at an approximate 'scale' 60 mph.

Impressive footage (inchage?).

Looking at the locomotive and the first three coaches, I can almost see the attraction of modelling something Green With Rivets...

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Re: 64 wagon train on TT2

Postby Rod Cameron » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:17 pm

Flymo748 wrote:I can almost see the attraction of modelling something Green With Rivets...


Frogs?
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Re: 64 wagon train on TT2

Postby Captain Kernow » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:28 pm

Nice piece in the S4News, Rod, well done! :)
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Re: 64 wagon train on TT2

Postby HowardGWR » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:28 pm

Rod Cameron wrote:
Flymo748 wrote:I can almost see the attraction of modelling something Green With Rivets...


Frogs?


Rod :)

Do you know, I never ever heard a great way round employee ever react in this way with another company's acronym. I think the closest concerns to the GWR were the LSWR, MR and S and D, but I do not recall any of the less amorous epithets ever used by my uncles who were loyal Churchward servants. As a boy, I said to my uncle, who was shed master of SPM, that I thought the Castles were fine engines. 'Not as good as a Star or Saint', he immediately rejoined. A bit hard on an 10 year old who had only seen those 'green with rivets' examples mouldering in the back of the Swindon Stock Shed.

Still he must have known, as he drove the things in the 30s.

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Re: 64 wagon train on TT2

Postby Rod Cameron » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:03 pm

Hi Howard

I've never heard of 'Green with Rivets' either before now. Apart from the noise apparently made by some amphibian. Maybe Paul can clarify ;)
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Re: 64 wagon train on TT2

Postby martin goodall » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:07 pm

Tim V wrote:Wobble is usually caused by wobbly wheels :!:

Should investigate that - before Martin Gooodall reads this thread....



It's taken me some time to get around to looking at this thread. (Don't know why.)

I would have to admit that P4 wheels run quite happily on my own layout most of the time (I still have a number of vehicles which I have not yet converted with re-gauged EM wheels). But then on, say, the 23rd ocasion when you have performed this manoeuvre something falls off for no apparent reason. What makes it all the more infuriating is that it doen't happen on the 24th, 25th or 26th time, etc. etc. I don't seem to have encountered this with EM-profile wheels.

At a branch terminus like mine there are quite a few reversing movements with both wagons and passenger sets, and the ones with EM wheels have never yet misbehaved themselves.

As for wobbly wheels, they will be wobbly whatever their gauge or flange profile if the manufacturing standards are not up to snuff. Naming no names, I replaced a number of wheelsets from a certain manufacturer with examples from Kean-Maygib and Ultrascale and experienced an immediate improvement in running - not just in concentricity and lack of wobble, but in what might be described as 'rollability'. It seems that the tyres on Kean-Maygib and Ultrascale wheels are turned to a finer finish than on the other wheels I had originally fitted. (This applies equally to 00/EM/P4 wheels.)

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Re: 64 wagon train on TT2

Postby Flymo748 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:57 pm

Rod Cameron wrote:Hi Howard

I've never heard of 'Green with Rivets' either before now. Apart from the noise apparently made by some amphibian. Maybe Paul can clarify ;)

It's a term of endearment, applied by some of my friends from the Talyllyn Railway to those that get all huffy and puffy about anything that isn't polished brass and coppercapped chimney ;-)

A gentle put-down, along the lines of "what's so special about what you like?" :-)

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Re: 64 wagon train on TT2

Postby Re6/6 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:28 pm

Another evening of fun at DRAG.

Doubleheaded with Hall & King and 14 on.

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Re: 64 wagon train on TT2

Postby Andy W » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:38 am

Splendid!
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Re: 64 wagon train on TT2

Postby Re6/6 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:12 pm

From a different angle!

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Re: 64 wagon train on TT2

Postby Mike Garwood » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:03 am

Brilliant! :D :D :D


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