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by teflontony
Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:34 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: polystyrene protection
Replies: 17
Views: 3657

Re: polystyrene protection

by teflontony
Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Grain Of Rice Bulb - Power Consumption
Replies: 11
Views: 2501

Re: Grain Of Rice Bulb - Power Consumption

The bulb, to function properly, needs 60mA. The is the current that will flow through it when there is 6V across it. When you wire them in series and apply 12 volts, because both bulbs have the same resistance, both will have 6 volts across them, and will draw 60mA. Where you to place 4 bulbs in ser...
by teflontony
Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Ratio for raising track
Replies: 9
Views: 2032

Re: Ratio for raising track

krusty answered your question.
40 cm length for every 1 cm lift. Ergo, 13 cm height needs 520 cm.
This applies for ANY height you need, therefore 10 cm lift would require 400 cm ramp.
Cannot really see how much easier one could word it, sorry.
by teflontony
Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Terrys new layout.
Replies: 19
Views: 3003

Re: Terrys new layout.

Well;, the story continues. There is now two tracks across the doorway, or the Royal Albert perhaps bridge. The track connectors via the old 'Organ Keyswitch' wires works OK, pickup on both ends, and a few length of track were purchased from a well know emporium in Peterborough, so I have actually h...
by teflontony
Wed May 15, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Frank Hornby
Replies: 6
Views: 682

Re: Frank Hornby

I see Google remembered then.....
by teflontony
Fri May 10, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Plastic Railway topic kits.
Replies: 14
Views: 2174

Re: Plastic Railway topic kits.

Hi. We have visiting grand daughter at the moment, sadly a special needs lass, physically 26 years old, but going on 5 :-( As a result I have not been looking here as much as I normally do. stuartp has the idea, he want to know what sort of things to stock, not, unfortunately, to manufacture. At the...
by teflontony
Thu May 09, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Plastic Railway topic kits.
Replies: 14
Views: 2174

Plastic Railway topic kits.

An acquaintance runs a plastic models business, but no trains, so as a matter of interest one day I asked about railway models. The response was "I have been considering railway kits for some time. Are there any particular ranges that stand out?" Fellow forumites?, as Loyd Grossman would h...
by teflontony
Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Terrys new layout.
Replies: 19
Views: 3003

Re: Terrys new layout.

Well, due to the temperature hovering in the low 40's (Fahrenheit, none of the Euro 'C' $h..) in the railway shed, very little has happened for a while. Yesterday however, I bit the bullet and 'had a bit of a go' There is now a bit of OSB from one side to the other. It also has a single track fitted...
by teflontony
Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Web Site Articles - Help contribute to the site
Topic: How to: Control Panel
Replies: 23
Views: 8541

Re: How to: Control Panel

I have opted for the single wire plus return to the points motors. Each motor has a capacitor 4700 mfd in my case, and a couple of diodes, and a single wire back to the switch to either charge or discharge the capacitor via the motor. More info is available from BL's site here, right down towards th...
by teflontony
Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:21 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Terrys new layout.
Replies: 19
Views: 3003

Re: Terrys new layout.

StevieDay Thanks for the comments, and yes the viaduct is scratch built. It was, in fact, the very first part of the layout to be built. I had this thought of a long set of railway arches first, with workshop , then changed my mind and put the viaduct in. It is a length of hardboard that was marked ...
by teflontony
Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Terrys new layout.
Replies: 19
Views: 3003

Re: Terrys new layout.

Doing some research into the Tamar Royal Albert Bridge it would seem that I will have to apply some 'Artistic Licence', in that it is, and I had not realised, Single Track. For a 'roundy roundy' to run unattended for a while I shall need double track. Another point I found, seems the tubular main ar...
by teflontony
Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Terrys new layout.
Replies: 19
Views: 3003

Re: Terrys new layout.

Ex-Pat
I did not notice 'til you spoke, must look into a pseudo curved roof (and G W in the two panels.....)
by teflontony
Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Terrys new layout.
Replies: 19
Views: 3003

Re: Terrys new layout.

Back to the railway... This shows the corner closest to the door. http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p140/TerryJones_2007/doorendcorner.jpg This area is just visible in picture #4 in the original post. The tunnel hopefully serves (Will serve?) to hide the corner. It does mean however that there is, ...
by teflontony
Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Terrys new layout.
Replies: 19
Views: 3003

Re: Terrys new layout.

Let's hope this works, I did a new download from the camera into 'Pictures' then 'Paint' and resized to 790, then saved as newshed. Then uploaded to PBucket.
Here goes.......
Image

By George he's got it... :o
by teflontony
Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Terrys new layout.
Replies: 19
Views: 3003

Re: Terrys new layout.

Here we have a picture showing the 'new' shed, the shed in the background is the 'Railway' shed. Now here should be the picture I refered to. As last time I posted however, it just tells me that the picture can only be 800 pixels wide. Now unless maths have changed since I was a school, (Well over 5...

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