Messages posted here can also be received as emails: information pre-print options:     

Templot Club Home list recently active topics
  Search  Image Gallery  My Account  Members  Help       

Forums and resources for users of Templot track design software about Templot Club

Please click: important information for new members and first-time visitors.
quick links: files, photos and messages archive on Yahoo
A single message from topic:  Beginner 2nd (or 3rd) time around   in forum:  Baffled beginners
main Templot web site

Single message by Martin Wynne       Topic: Beginner 2nd (or 3rd) time around
Posted: 12 Sep 2017 12:07
 PM  Reply with quote  Reply blank  Go to topic 
Martin Wynne
West Of The Severn, United Kingdom

view images in gallery
view images as slides
Oh dear, Andrew. :)

So much has been written about all this in recent years on the various forums, some of it by me. I don't think I have the will to write it all down again. I suggest you join the Western Thunder forum for a lot of friendly advice, especially from Richard Lambert of this parish (Dikitriki on other forums). See for example:




1. Many/most builders of 0-MF pointwork use 32mm plain track flexi from C&L or Peco. It can be joined to 31.5mm gauge by warming the rails to soften the chairs, or by building a short length of gauge-transition track. The wider gauge is useful for gauge-widening on sharp curves.

2. Gauges for 0-MF are available from Debs of this parish, and from Roxey Mouldings:

image linked from RMweb

3. It is difficult to find any dimensions on the C&L web site. Hopefully this will change with the new owner. So we don't know the flangeway gap width on their assembled crossings.

They are assembled with high-temperature solder so not easy to modify. In any event attempting to change the flangeway gap on an assembled crossing is almost certainly doomed to failure, you would simply wreck it. 10 times easier to start again from scratch.

In any event they are all made straight-over-straight, whereas a lot of your pointwork is curved, so they are not going to fit very well.

4. Plain turnouts can be built to 31.5mm gauge on 32mm templates with a bit of fudging. However this won't work for diamond-crossings and slips, which must be built on templates printed for the matching gauge, otherwise the rails won't align properly. Generally it is much better to print templates for the actual gauge in use.

Here's a picture of 0-MF track on Richard Lambert's Heyside layout:

image linked from RMweb

Here's a diagram showing why the modern 0 gauge wheels drop into the crossings on traditional GOG-F (F7) track:



A single message from topic:  Beginner 2nd (or 3rd) time around   in forum:  Baffled beginners
about Templot Club

list recently active topics Templot Companion live online chat Please click: important information for new members and first-time visitors.

Please read this important note about copyright: Unless stated otherwise, all the files submitted to this web site are copyright and the property of the respective contributor. You are welcome to use them for your own personal non-commercial purposes. If you want to re-publish any of this material or use it commercially, you must first obtain the owner's permission to do so.

The small print: All material submitted to this web site is the responsibility of the respective contributor. By submitting material to this web site you acknowledge that you accept full responsibility for the material submitted. The owner of this web site is not responsible for any content displayed here other than his own contributions. The owner of this web site may edit, modify or remove any content at any time without giving notice or reason.
Problems with this web site? Contact
Powered by UltraBB - © 2009 Data 1 Systems