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Hi Martin

Sackcloth and ashes time......

My only excuse is that it was probably a feature of the newer version of Templot, but "Modify shape" "wrap along control template" is absolutely brilliant :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

In my further "tinkering" I have just wrapped that original plan along the 15' curve template through the station and it works a treat.....

now to see if that helps me resolve my layout design

best wishes

Richard

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Richard_Jones wrote: "Modify shape" "wrap along control template" is absolutely brilliant :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:Hi Richard,

I'm glad you found it useful. :)

For anyone else, the full words and music are at:

http://templot.com/companion/index.html?wrap_picture_shape_to_curve.htm

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Martin.

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Hi All,

An interesting learning lesson - having had trouble with clearances on the layout I tried using TEMPLOT on the actual layout - too big for my available space and although all the turnouts were larger than on my original plan, when transferred to my compressed/curved layout they (in my opinion) look and fit better, albeit with the 6' being slightly challenged in the same area, but not to the extent of the previous version. 

Yes, I will have to scrap some timbers and rivets, but still cheaper than being unhappy with it after it is all built!

best wishes

Richard
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Hi All,

Hope you had a Happy Christmas and New Year.

I couldn't resist the temptation to "play trains" a bit, so below is a picture of a ballast train leaving the down loop (in the wrong direction!) - I think it would have had a larger loco than an A1 on such duties, but its the only loco anywhere near finished! (ballast brake and wagons - 5&9 Models, Terrier - Westward kit)

Looking at photos of the prototype, there is a distinct reverse curve into the down loop, so I think I need to move that point further back, as increasing the ruling curvature through the station has resulted in it being almost straight. Also, I appear to have the platforms too wide, so some "tweaking" will be necessary on TEMPLOT before track is actually laid .

Best wishes for a successful year of modelling in 2014

Richard



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Hi Martin,

Can I pick your brains on transition curves? - as I mentioned in my previous message I'm indicated I was going to "tweak" the curve between the down main and down loop which is formed by template 87 - I've also moved the turnout (86) forward and used the "s curve transition" on 87, without knowing what I'm actually doing (!!!) - but this looks a bit better, even if I'm not convinced of the alignment between 86 & 87!

I know the photos of the actual station may give a false impression due to foreshortening, but is there anything else you can suggest to improve things, accepting that I've already distorted the geometry by constraining it to a constant radius through the station?

many thanks

Richard



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Hello Richard,
Just had a look - v nice!  But that is quite dog leg there.  I was thinking that if you made 66 a 1:9, the alignment is much better.
I had a play - it is not finished, but it shows what I mean.
Cheers,
Howard
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Hi All,

progress has slowed somewhat - photographs of the turntable are still illusive, but a selective scan of one of the Bannister photographs has revealed the edge of the pit, indicating, I think, that it was not a boarded table.
I am waiting on a copy of a drawing from Carlise Records office for a 45' Cowan & Sheldon turntable

I have just "found" a mechanism that I acquired many years ago to use on a turntable, not envisaging it would be for a model of Singleton.

best wishes

Richard


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Hello RichardAny news of your progress.....?
Kind regards 
Andrew 


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Hi Andrew,
I'm afraid there's not been much progress recently - all of the track is built, but the sticking point is clearing the garage so that I can get on with the serious woodwork for the baseboards.

I also have a large backlog of suitable stock awaiting the paint shop, and have distracted myself with a 7mm mini layout.....

Best wishes

Richard

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Hello Richard
The mini 7mm sounds interesting. What's that all about?
Andrew
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Hello Andrew,I am afraid I succumbed to temptation and bought myself a Dapol KESR Terrier in O gauge, which in turn led to a Steam and Things Pickering steam railcar kit! So an Edwardian era KESR layout is in the offing using a couple of baseboards salvaged from an earlier 4mm excursion......
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Hello Richard
Thanks for the reply and the pictures, the Terrier looks lovely and the steam railcar rather interesting and nicely built so far. Hope you'll post more on the project as time and progress allows.
Kin d regards
Andrew
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I believe the shape file might have been corrupted (or I uploaded the wrong one!) - kept getting "empty" pictures, so here's one that I know works (or did when I created it!)

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Hi Richard,

You need to upload also the SK81 file from the same folder.

The BGS file contains only the position and size of the picture shape(s).

The actual image is contained in the SK8n files (one file for each picture shape).

regards,

Martin.

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Oo-er,

Thanks Martin, I think I have just demonstrated how little I understand TEMPLOT, and probably why I kept getting "empty" pictures!

best wishes

Richard

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Hi Richard,

That was a rather large picture shape containing a lot of blank space, making it slow to load and zoom. Also the colour was a bit pale.

Here is a version with deeper colours. I used the new crop/combine function in Templot to make it smaller and faster. It should be exactly the same size as before on the trackpad.

Download both the SK81 and BGS files to the same folder, and then open the BGS file to launch Templot.

regards,

Martin. 

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And the BGS.


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Martin Wynne wrote: Hi Richard,

That was a rather large picture shape containing a lot of blank space, making it slow to load and zoom. Also the colour was a bit pale.

Here is a version with deeper colours. I used the new crop/combine function in Templot to make it smaller and faster. It should be exactly the same size as before on the trackpad.

Download both the SK81 and BGS files to the same folder, and then open the BGS file to launch Templot.

regards,

Martin. 
Hi Martin,

Many thanks.....

best wishes

Richard

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Dreaming of playing trains........

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