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by Bufferstop
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: W&U Tramway coach, using 3D Printing and the Cameo cutter
Replies: 22
Views: 287

Re: W&U Tramway coach, using 3D Printing and the Cameo cutter

Hello Dave, first off it's the DaVinci Mini W, the bright orange one. The W bit is pretty useless, as it looses the settings as soon as it's switched off, so you have to connect it to a PC when you next power it up. The lines of the slices are less noticeable than those in some of your photos, but e...
by Bufferstop
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: W&U Tramway coach, using 3D Printing and the Cameo cutter
Replies: 22
Views: 287

Re: W&U Tramway coach, using 3D Printing and the Cameo cutter

This is likely to go cold for a bit. I have to do some experimenting to find out; firstly how to draw leaf-springs and their shackles, and then how much detail it's worth including when I've seen the results from the printer. I think I'll be creating them as a component then merging them into the ex...
by Bufferstop
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: DJM J94 on sale
Replies: 64
Views: 2630

Re: DJM J94 on sale

Malapropism - Hey it's me was supposed to be getting the dictionary for Christmas!
I'm satisfied it was he, and so far no flood of posts either for or against, perhaps a bit of a non story really.
by Bufferstop
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Now who should get one of these for Christmas
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: Now who should get one of these for Christmas

Thanks for the spell check Timbersurf, the odd thing is my spell checker doesn't spot it until I type it elsewhere. It's the gremlins, they've been licking the windscreens after I spray them with the stuff that's supposed to stop them icing overnight. Smells like cherry menthol. As for slew I quote ...
by Bufferstop
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: DJM J94 on sale
Replies: 64
Views: 2630

Re: DJM J94 on sale

I've asked Pennine MC for assurance he has the right guy. Assuming he has, I'll act on the opinions of the majority.

John W
by Bufferstop
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Now who should get one of these for Christmas
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: Now who should get one of these for Christmas

If you want to propose a gift for someone else, quirky, outrageous but please not mean insert a line that says
[url=.....the URL of the object ...]REVEAL[/url]
by Bufferstop
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Now who should get one of these for Christmas
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Now who should get one of these for Christmas

At the risk of setting myself up for a slew of dubious, outrageous or just darned expensive presents,
Who should get one of these for Christmas?

for the first gift I propose, one of these.
REVEAL
for E2E
Merry Christmas

John W
by Bufferstop
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: I must stop spending!
Replies: 148
Views: 149918

Re: I must stop spending!

Long been DCC and now sound, you'll soon be qualified to join the order of the nerd. Who knows your next layout might even feature the MERG C-Bus.
:wink:
by Bufferstop
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 447
Views: 26759

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

You definitely have to have a little shunter doing its knit one pearl one in the C&W yard.
by Bufferstop
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: General Advice About Scratchbuilding.
Replies: 21
Views: 221

Re: General Advice About Scratchbuilding.

Picking up E2E's comment about taking a saw to a loco, I think that's exactly what you need to do. Rummage through the trays of hopeless stuff at swapmeets or the second hand stalls at exhibitions and find old Triang or Lima bodies, take a saw to them and change them into something else. Prototype a...
by Bufferstop
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: General Advice About Scratchbuilding.
Replies: 21
Views: 221

Re: General Advice About Scratchbuilding.

We all have to make mistake or produce things that are not as good as we would have liked them to be. But what I've found helps is to look at what you've done, and split it up into what worked well and what didn't come out quite the way you wanted it. Next project you do, see if you can make more us...
by Bufferstop
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 768
Views: 27925

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

What better reason do you want to start another layout? Socked in with snow ATM, the real annoyance, there's a not so mini digger sitting in next door's garden, but the man with the keys is 4 miles away similarly stuck. Never hot wired a digger before, I wonder what the wiring's like.
by Bufferstop
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: W&U Tramway coach, using 3D Printing and the Cameo cutter
Replies: 22
Views: 287

Re: W&U Tramway coach, using 3D Printing and the Cameo cutter

Would not have been better to print in black? Indeed it would, but just like the ink cartridges for cheap inkjet printers cost an arm and a leg, the people who made my 3D printer have buried a chip in the centre of the spool to be able to charge whatever they like for the plastic, but it goes an aw...
by Bufferstop
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: BMR Workbench.
Replies: 392
Views: 66302

Re: BMR Workbench.

I think there's a point beyond which it's difficult to go on with the one line likes and greats etc. You've established your level of excellence in most peoples minds. There will always be the moaners and disparagers, but I think they would soon get put in their place if they tried it here. We have ...
by Bufferstop
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Selective Compression- how-to?
Replies: 29
Views: 306

Re: Selective Compression- how-to?

As you have discovered scale length can mean massive. Our little station, which never has more than a four car DMU stop at it, is on a former secondary mainline. So the platforms will take around 10 coaches except that about half their length is now buried beneath the creeping green stuff that seems...

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