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by Tom@Crewe
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Magnifng Light
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Magnifng Light

I can't get on with mag/lights I find I need both hands to do work, so you have to set lamp up then the tools and if you want to focus on another part you have to set it all up again and not as easy as you think. OK if your just examining something in your hand. I just use the most powerful off the ...
by Tom@Crewe
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Final design now need advice
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Final design now need advice

I would join the turn table long spur to the sidings and not the inner loop
by Tom@Crewe
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Electrifying a hinged section
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Electrifying a hinged section

I had a similar idea but a little simpler. Before the bridge/hinged section, a safe stopping distance each way split the track (Isolator) then put a push switch that closes when the bridge/hinged section is also closed feeding the section, when bridge/hinged section is open, switch is open and the s...
by Tom@Crewe
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1387
Views: 299934

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Here is my layout at night (or at least with curtains closed)

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Next a horse landing
by Tom@Crewe
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Board design to store under the bed?
Replies: 11
Views: 365

Re: Board design to store under the bed?

I did see somewhere, A person had bought one of those storage lift up beds and built the layout inside. May cost more for bed but you have more room because you don't have to pull out the layout from under bed! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ottoman-Storage-Happy-Phoenix-Modern/dp/B01M35CSPA#ace-g09792493...
by Tom@Crewe
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Control panels. Show us yours.
Replies: 32
Views: 2034

Re: Control panels. Show us yours.

Tom@Crewe wrote:Here's mine connected to Megapoints system.


I have it on draw slides so when not in use it slides under the layout
by Tom@Crewe
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Control panels. Show us yours.
Replies: 32
Views: 2034

Re: Control panels. Show us yours.

Here's mine connected to Megapoints system.

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by Tom@Crewe
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Coppenhall Goods (Late Crest) 00
Replies: 42
Views: 5308

Re: Coppenhall Goods (Late Crest) 00

Its a more recent edition. as is the Horse landing (still work to do).

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by Tom@Crewe
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1387
Views: 299934

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Here is my Coaling stage..

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Next some freight on platform
by Tom@Crewe
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What would you do in this area
Replies: 22
Views: 1005

Re: What would you do in this area

Bufferstop wrote:Or cheat and put your houses behind a high wall.

Or high wall with 'High Street' (Shops) behind it
by Tom@Crewe
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What would you do in this area
Replies: 22
Views: 1005

Re: What would you do in this area

This is the plan https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50249898273_70cf2d4157_c.jpg Orange is the existing Signalbox Light Blue is a Water Tower (Modified Scalescenes Coaling Stage) Dark Blue Low Relief High Street Backs (Scalescenes) Then rough ground between backs and retaining wall.
by Tom@Crewe
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What would you do in this area
Replies: 22
Views: 1005

Re: What would you do in this area

No Prison No church.

Maybe water tank tower and brick office (run down) and scrub land.
by Tom@Crewe
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What would you do in this area
Replies: 22
Views: 1005

Re: What would you do in this area

Prison. never seen that before good idea but not for me and did they have razor wire in the 60's. Like the idea of rundown house and scrub land. (I do like this idea). Also friend said Gasometer there is one in Crewe still but never been inflated for decades. Are there any good British (Crewe) style...
by Tom@Crewe
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What would you do in this area
Replies: 22
Views: 1005

What would you do in this area

What to do in this raised corner! It's an early 60's industrial shunting layout. it lifts out for access to tunnel. I have thought, just tree's, another factory, back's of houses. I just don't think those are right (maybe) any idea's....Not a church. Not Stonehenge. Its basically a triangle 300mm x ...
by Tom@Crewe
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 3d printers and printing
Replies: 19
Views: 1084

Re: 3d printers and printing

I have one Hictop (prusa) filament printer its good, useful and I learnt a lot... But if I was buying one now would move to the Resin Printer type. Filament has its limitations, Resin more expensive (and smell) I read and see Resin gives better smooth results especially with small items. https://www...

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