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by TimberSurf
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Cannings Cross
Replies: 27
Views: 770

Re: Cannings Cross

Looking infinitely better now we can 'SEE' the layout! :lol:
Re red LED's, if the green are working, check the polarity of the red LED's?
by TimberSurf
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1332
Views: 172132

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

manna wrote:G'Day Gents

Some beautiful work, puts me to shame :D

manna


Puts us all to shame, but very inspiring :)
by TimberSurf
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Lumsdonia R&D Dept Workbench
Replies: 101
Views: 5487

Re: Lumsdonia R&D Dept Workbench

I discovered the problem with my voltage reducers, I had not wired up the negative! There are four terminals, so I just assumed two in and two out! Turns out the fourth is an enable and both negatives go to one of the other three. :shock: I made an interesting discovery tonight! :idea: It seems you ...
by TimberSurf
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 287
Views: 121868

Re: BARGAINS!

Cheap as chips branded soldering station (£16.87) till 22/9/2018 at pcb-soldering.co.uk
by TimberSurf
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: 009 Layout YouTube Link.
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: 009 Layout YouTube Link.

Nice find Mountain, that is exquisite modelling! Very inspirational!
by TimberSurf
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Setting up a new layout
Replies: 10
Views: 340

Re: Setting up a new layout

Hi Diane, welcome to the forum! :)
I use very fine wet 'n' dry (it smooths out imperfections underneath) and paint with grey paint (emulsion, poster or acrylic will do). A 2inch paint roller gives a smooth even covering.
Disguise joins as above.
Add lines with nail tape.
Example
Tape
by TimberSurf
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Greater Loftchester
Replies: 21
Views: 714

Re: Greater Loftchester

Yes, I too was wondering how different trains were using the same track, very good! :) Clever idea to use the time lapse too!
by TimberSurf
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 85
Views: 6413

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

I have no interest in N gauge, but still read your blog just to marvel at the work you do in such a small scale. :D If you keep dropping projects and swapping to others, may I suggest you keep a 'worksheet' with each bunch of bits, track what you have done (cross through) and jot down what is next t...
by TimberSurf
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: All Change -- Well Not Quite!
Replies: 73
Views: 1690

Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Thats a lot of canopies! :)
Might I suggest you replace the buffers with Hydraulic ones, standard ones look odd in a terminus.
by TimberSurf
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Can a model train pull a real one?
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Can a model train pull a real one?

Here is the answer to the question you have been asking for years!

Does your HO loco have enough grunt and traction to pull a full sized one?

Well the Germans (Miniature Wonderworld guys) just had to try!

WORLD RECORD LOCOMOTIVE
by TimberSurf
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Noch construct a complete layout
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Noch construct a complete layout

Here is an interesting video of how to make a layout NOCH style, with intensive use of a hot melt glue gun and a very different method for constructing the scenery relief framework! There are four parts (its loooong!) Construction of the novelty diorama 2018 Unfortunately the narration is in German,...
by TimberSurf
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Railway roundabout!
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: Railway roundabout!

Also note 15:20 an offset platform and 26:25 the carriage doors ar rounded
by TimberSurf
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 18
Views: 557

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

I have 15 Arnold's Sands and 18 Bestwoods, I am dismayed now! :lol:
by TimberSurf
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 26
Views: 433

Re: Soldering

I wrote this for just this sort of question Soldering Guide

Re original post, definataly resin cored solder and not "Lead free"
Additional flux is always good, but get the non corrosive type (unless you are building brass engines)
by TimberSurf
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 273
Views: 18459

Re: Lumsdonia

Talking of long empty platforms, a current workbench project has drawn me into something that I am useless at in the real world, green fingers I have not! But I am quite pleased with my results at gardening in miniature! Platform flower boxes.JPG These will be placed along the back platform under th...

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