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by brit-in-bama
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Miniature Wunderland - Hamburg
Replies: 33
Views: 1039

Re: Miniature Wunderland - Hamburg

I agree with most of the posters above who support the notion that this is more than just a train-set, but if I really wanted to get pedantic with the duke, I would simply point out that if you use absolutely "any" "out of the box parts" that includes any shafts, nut and bolts, o...
by brit-in-bama
Sun May 19, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 53
Views: 1788

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

I personally think this is down to bad parenting, soooooooooo, add it all up, including time spent building the models, and then split the bill between the 4 scumbags parents, and then put the youths in the army for 3 years, and teach them discipline which they obviously have never had, and again wh...
by brit-in-bama
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: what do you hope to achieve from your model railway?
Replies: 35
Views: 941

Re: what do you hope to achieve from your model railway?

for me its rather simple, its an escape, when I am in the train room, I do nothing else, my life consists of fixing stuff or making things for other people, no matter what it is, finding ways to fix something that should never have broken has made me learn many skills, plus as my partner says I have...
by brit-in-bama
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval
Replies: 448
Views: 46477

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Making Tree's have always been a p-i-t-a to me, they never looked right but I couldnt figure out why? then a girlfriend looked at one and said, you do know that tree's use the "Fibonacci sequence" in their branch placement dont you? and no I didnt, anyway to cut a long story short if you a...
by brit-in-bama
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: making your own corrugated panels
Replies: 34
Views: 2176

Re: making your own corrugated panels

As you can see from Bob (say hi Bob) and his 54 Buick, they really are to scale, and this also gives you the true scale of these buildings, he is outside the machine room, this is where the rollers are driven, the gas for the lance in the kiln is fed and the conveyor system is controlled, it was the...
by brit-in-bama
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: making your own corrugated panels
Replies: 34
Views: 2176

Re: making your own corrugated panels

A quick update the reason for my needing to make so many corrugated panels is this! DCP_3938.JPG this is a cement plant based on memory from working there, and although this is a smaller version of the real place as you can see its still massive as you will see later on, so here is a few pics of wha...
by brit-in-bama
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads
Replies: 1167
Views: 225322

Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

long live the three foot rule, (or 18 inches in N-gauge), I know I go to extremes sometimes with tiny details that most people just dont or cant see, but thats just for me, I know they are there, but dont be too hard on yourself, your building looks great from what I can see, especially as it is in ...
by brit-in-bama
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads
Replies: 1167
Views: 225322

Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

I have to admit also that I have made many card models over the years, both paid and free, and mikes efforts are really the best I have come across, not only because they look good as designed and built, but all of them lend their selves to to being butchered and modified quite easily, I dont know w...
by brit-in-bama
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Spray Glues. What's the difference?
Replies: 21
Views: 781

Re: Spray Glues. What's the difference?

looks like I may have thrown you a curve- ball, Halfords seem to be the only listed distributer in the uk for loctite products, everything else seems to be in europe, (according to their own site), hope you find some, if not try the 3m 77, its not as fine a spray, but it would be my other choice.
by brit-in-bama
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Spray Glues. What's the difference?
Replies: 21
Views: 781

Re: Spray Glues. What's the difference?

all the details I can give you are on the can, so if you double click the photo to enlarge it you may read all the blurb on the can, I got this at "home depot" (B&Q type store) three weeks ago, so its "current" for $3.99 and it contains 13.5 oz. spray glue1.jpg spray glue2.jp...
by brit-in-bama
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Spray Glues. What's the difference?
Replies: 21
Views: 781

Re: Spray Glues. What's the difference?

there are as many spray glues as there are substances to glue together, I have a range of them and it all depends on whether I am doing upholstery, woodwork, or plastic, there are many kinds, but the one I use for card and paper is this one, DCP_3880.JPG its made by loctite, and one of the cheapest ...
by brit-in-bama
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: making your own corrugated panels
Replies: 34
Views: 2176

Re: making your own corrugated panels

ok had a slow day this afternoon, so I tried the glue last night and it ended up simply too thick, it looked odd next to the foil, however I did try something else to make the sky-lights, ours are fiberglass and are a white rigid plastic, but both are slightly opaque, anyway whilst drinking my tea a...
by brit-in-bama
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: making your own corrugated panels
Replies: 34
Views: 2176

Re: making your own corrugated panels

thank you peroni for that link, I used to follow martin a couple of years ago, he has some great ideas, I did see others doing a similar thing with other substances, however, I do use a wood glue that dries clear, and will try that method on some ribbontape and see if I can make some clear panels an...
by brit-in-bama
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: making your own corrugated panels
Replies: 34
Views: 2176

Re: making your own corrugated panels

thanks bufferstop, and thank you for trying, I did think the layers would be a problem, it all looks so big when you draw it in cad, but in reality I know the sizes, so for now I will just carry on with my roller-mill as it is, it works and it was cheap to build, but I will still keep one eye open f...
by brit-in-bama
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: making your own corrugated panels
Replies: 34
Views: 2176

Re: making your own corrugated panels

yes I fully agree, however thats not going to happen, I have spent hours and hours over the last couple of years looking for something even slightly close, so I think its time to consider an alternative approach. I have watched plenty of 3D printers at work, and the SLA seem to be better suited to t...

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