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by TimberSurf
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 290
Views: 22198

Re: Lumsdonia

After some disappointing attempts to use my gun silicon method to make intricate castings, I decided to bite the bullet and buy some two part silicon RTV. The results are fantastic and I will use it for the bridge bearings as an example, but past results showed that my gun silicon method is still va...
by TimberSurf
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Greater Loftchester *update page 4*
Replies: 52
Views: 2427

Re: Greater Loftchester *update page 4*

Hi Michaela, it's interesting you have swapped out Gold! What is the loconet setup, one card for points and one for block detection? Do you have resistors on the guard van/coach?
by TimberSurf
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Wanted - Railway Breakdown Cranes Vol.2 by Peter Tatlow
Replies: 4
Views: 44

Re: Wanted - Railway Breakdown Cranes Vol.2 by Peter Tatlow

You could contact those in this list for stock and for them to keep an eye out for it
by TimberSurf
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Problems getting solder to take to copper points LED LIGHT STRIPS
Replies: 8
Views: 141

Re: Problems getting solder to take to copper points LED LIGHT STRIPS

Some tips here, as said, clean the pads with a scalpel/fibre glass pen so they are shiney and use some Rosin flux paste
by TimberSurf
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: I need help...
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: I need help...

Is that 1200 individual trucks and coaches?! Yep! Fully catalogued with every detail in a spreadsheet Every one and its box as well (if present) is marked Totals are:- Freight 139 Guard 63 Mineral 39 Tank 176 Cars 11 Wagon 677 Special 13 Passenger coaches 105 :o A small selection on display in my d...
by TimberSurf
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: I need help...
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: I need help...

At least your obsession is only with one loco! Some have the same obsession, but not limited to the one :lol: I have two very large cardboard boxes of bridges :?: I have been collecting stock over many years for my planned large layout and want many varied long rakes, I have recently catalogued the ...
by TimberSurf
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 290
Views: 22198

Re: Lumsdonia

Just call me Timbersurf the bridge (as I am in Wales! :P). You aint seen notin yet! I have have two full boxes full of bridges I have collected over the years! Having waded through them, I picked out five to use for the mid level bridge, still many many more to be distributed across the layout. The ...
by TimberSurf
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 290
Views: 22198

Re: Lumsdonia

Not sure if I should start a separate thread for this, but I guess as it is a module for my layout, it should stay in here. So, first of all, you need to understand my love of bridges, second the layout was always designed to be two levels to allow for as many bridge/tunnels as possible. Having seen...
by TimberSurf
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: How to build an animated diorama
Replies: 39
Views: 1276

Re: How to build an animated diorama

No PnP, the remit was for two buildings that had been re-purposed, set in a diorama. I decided I did not want to put all that work in, for just something that sits on a shelf, so I designed it so it will sit in a hole and become a (removable) part of the eventual layout. Like most things I am buildi...
by TimberSurf
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 699
Views: 46779

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Carburundum or sandpaper sheet on the table, hold the wall at 45 degress, better than a file as you can't go to hard on one spot.
If you don't trust yourself to hold it at the correct angle, make a wooden block to sit it on at the 45 degree angle.
by TimberSurf
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: How to build an animated diorama
Replies: 39
Views: 1276

Re: How to build an animated diorama

By the way, have we seen a video of the windmill sales rotating yet - don't remember seeing it . . . End2end Part 2 has not occurred yet, a lot of other projects are in the queue, before I get around to sorting the electronics for the Windmill, plus I have still not decided (found suitable material...
by TimberSurf
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 290
Views: 22198

Re: Lumsdonia

Thanks Geoff, always good to get some validation feedback that I am not writing complete tosh! :lol:
As said, there are no rules and no known definitive answers, all we can do, is give a guide to good practice (rule of thumb) and warnings of the pitfalls.
by TimberSurf
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann A4 spares
Replies: 17
Views: 339

Re: Bachmann A4 spares

Buelligan, if you think £150 is expensive, don't let your son find out about the Black Label! :lol:
by TimberSurf
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: How to build an animated diorama
Replies: 39
Views: 1276

Re: How to build an animated diorama

End2end Part 2 has not occurred yet, a lot of other projects are in the queue, before I get around to sorting the electronics for the Windmill, plus I have still not decided (found suitable material) for the Windmill sail construction. Mountain A rolling road is invaluable as a running in bed, testi...
by TimberSurf
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: How to build an animated diorama
Replies: 39
Views: 1276

Re: How to build an animated diorama

I completely forgot to mention, that I WON the competition this was entered into!
As a celebration, I made a quick video of the two prizes I won, a loco and a rolling road :D

Prize for Windmill.jpg
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Prize for Windmill Diorama Video

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