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by StevieDay
Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rayne St, Fictional N-Gauge Layout - Update 22/01/13
Replies: 131
Views: 25229

Re: Rayne St, Fictional N-Gauge Layout - Update 22/01/13

Evening peeps, Haven't been on here for quite a while. Lot been happening - Back in work for last 6mths, started beekeeping & helping a friend with his saffron growing. Due to being busy with the above & also planning to move, little has happened with the layout. Except for a bit of work on ...
by StevieDay
Wed May 29, 2013 1:15 am
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: Temperature Allowances For "OO" Outdoors...
Replies: 8
Views: 3655

Re: Temperature Allowances For "OO" Outdoors...

You'll also need to take into account thermal expansion of the rails. 6C to 40C is a large temperature range for model railway to cope with. As Bufferstop said, this is air temp. Metal exposed to direct sunlight will be significantly hotter, possibly 80C+. If you lay track when its 6C, the themal ex...
by StevieDay
Wed May 01, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: modern day DMU end end layout
Replies: 25
Views: 2439

Re: modern day DMU end end layout

From my notes (can't remember the source). Though I believe there is no set std, except for motorways. A roads 21ft = 84mm = 3.31ins in OO B roads 18ft = 72mm = 2.83 ins in OO A street road with parking on both sides 24ft = 96mm = 3.78 ins in OO Country lanes vary normally between 10 - 16ft = 40 - 6...
by StevieDay
Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: "Pen Y Bryn"
Replies: 268
Views: 27286

Re: "Pen Y Bryn"

phil.c wrote:Image


Wow those must be the longest point blades in the world. Did you scratch build them Phil.

As to the area you're working on. I was thinking on the line of collier houses.
by StevieDay
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: "Pen Y Bryn"
Replies: 268
Views: 27286

Re: "Pen Y Bryn"

More scenic gems. I really love the scene of the workers taking a break, no doubt soaking up the sun. And the newspaper sitting on the chaps' lap is great touch.

How many more hidden equisite scenes do you have yet to reveal Phil?
by StevieDay
Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Stoketon update - N gauge + River Exe
Replies: 9
Views: 1281

Re: Stoketon update - N gauge + River Exe

I have to agree, this is a lovely layout. The way the countryside blends into the village & station is excellent. The river scene is exquisite. Especially the way the river cuts into the far bank on the bend & shallow stoney deposited on the near, just like the real thing. Does the line by t...
by StevieDay
Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1355
Views: 192565

Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

Give it a couple of weeks Splop & Jim will do a Blue Peter job of......"Here's one I made earlier" lol :lol: :lol: :lol:
by StevieDay
Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Waton - N gauge challenge
Replies: 404
Views: 68897

Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

When wired up, wont the current short circuit from 1 rail to the other via the coppercladding? Or is copper cladding not copper? As in nickel-silver rail has no silver in it & is actually copper-nickel rail. That's what the insulating gaps are for, each sleeper has a gap cut in the copper cladd...
by StevieDay
Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My Experiment in 2mm Finescale
Replies: 43
Views: 10622

Re: My Experiment in 2mm Finescale

How did I miss this thread?. Excellent work there acs1979.

Jumping straight into 2mm fs & 3D printing, is a brave & bold move, which is paying off for you. The under body detailing of your wagons is something else, so intricate.
by StevieDay
Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Waton - N gauge challenge
Replies: 404
Views: 68897

Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Waton has been packed up and stuffed in a corner of the workshop since its last outing in August last year. After an exhibition I tend to have a serious lack of motivation to do anything with the trainset ........ Trainset!?? :o ........tsk tsk. Its a work of art. Excellent work in build of your cr...
by StevieDay
Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: It Now Begins Again
Replies: 166
Views: 21613

Re: It Now Begins

Tractor's right. Make a mess & lock the door!!! lol :lol: :lol: :lol:
by StevieDay
Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE: **final update**
Replies: 362
Views: 51010

Re: MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE: nearing completion ...

Fantastic layout Retroman, definitely one of the best on the forum.

Great detailing & the lines realistically sweeping round.
by StevieDay
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: my lay out
Replies: 22
Views: 3503

Re: my lay out

Good idea getting the missus involved. Think I'll try training mine, though I think she'd be happier using a sledge hammer lol :lol: :lol: :lol:
by StevieDay
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Castle Cross - Trains! (P71)
Replies: 1065
Views: 81046

Re: Castle Cross - Trains! (P71)

Nice photos, particularly like the one of the rake of pullmans.

Think someone needs to fix that picket fence though lol :D :D :D
by StevieDay
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My attic layout - Update 10/05/13
Replies: 68
Views: 11664

Re: My attic layout - Update 10/02/13

Looking good, love the grime on the retaining walls & the weathering of your stock.

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