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by TimberSurf
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 275
Views: 18923

Re: Lumsdonia

Having taken some rubbish video at the Wigan exhibition the other week, I decided to by a better camera, a superdooper DSLR :o One of the cool features is stop motion, so as ever, game to try anything, have a peek at my first attempt ! It's set on part of a 600mm x 400mm diorama I am building (an ex...
by TimberSurf
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Great Electric Train Show - 13th-14th October 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 151

Re: Great Electric Train Show - 13th-14th October 2018

I went on Saturday and enjoyed the show, its the first one of that size i have been to, it was really really busy and got rather hot but some really nice layouts on display and worth the trip. I gave up trying to take photos about 1/3 of the way in as it was just to busy but thought i would share t...
by TimberSurf
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 61
Views: 2883

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Any publicity is good publicity - there is no such thing as bad publicity ​ The hobby does not exist in the media, I don't remember ever seeing a model railway show on the telly! It is better that we receive (potentially seen as) bad publicity, than no publicity at all! At the end of the day, it's e...
by TimberSurf
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Henley
Replies: 29
Views: 435

Re: Henley

A policeman's helmet would have been black. Firemen had chrome shiny silver helmets, they may have been policemen, but with silver hats they definitely look like firemen! :D
by TimberSurf
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Henley
Replies: 29
Views: 435

Re: Henley

Chops, nice to see you are having fun. A lot of us put personal cameo's in our layouts and they usually come with a little story (explanation), so being quirky/offbeat is perfectly allowable in our hobby! :wink:
Only one comment, in your last film, the 4 policemen are actually Firemen! :lol:
by TimberSurf
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Greater Loftchester
Replies: 36
Views: 1196

Re: Greater Loftchester

Re pointwork, as you have the skills, could you not cut a section out and repair it? (pictures, please) Re height, what you have laid is not quite as per the previous diagram, could you give us an up to date diagram? I have issue with the previous diagram that the upper track would be obscuring acce...
by TimberSurf
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Megapoints Controller (Point Servos)
Replies: 21
Views: 5911

Re: Megapoints Controller (Point Servos)

I spoke with Dave briefly on Sunday. There is an issue with servo's as they hunt to find position, usually exasperated if you set them beyond their mechanical endpoint (trying to push the point blade past its stop). But the general buzz can be seen on any servo, the answer is to switch it off after ...
by TimberSurf
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 61
Views: 2883

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

I think it should have had the planning and prep time shown and a longer period allowed. At least the arrogant Captain got his comeuppance. But like any project, if the team is given a wishywashy scope, don't expect to get what you wanted or completed on time! But then ridiculous aspirations, contro...
by TimberSurf
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Budget Model Railways PWM controller
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Budget Model Railways PWM controller

Here is the video of Dave Bonar (Electronics Guru!!!)
by TimberSurf
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Budget Model Railways PWM controller
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Budget Model Railways PWM controller

You can make your own case Dimmers
by TimberSurf
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 852
Views: 61989

Re: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)

OK lets start a theme - something with number 2 in it up next

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Fenchurch 672 at the Blue Bell Railway

The theme continues - something with number 3 in it up next
by TimberSurf
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Royal Hudson ,,by Rapido
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Royal Hudson ,,by Rapido

I don't get it, Dapol can make a metal 'Black Label' with all the whistles and bells for £400, but Rapido want over £500 and its not metal nor has smoke?
by TimberSurf
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Tunnel Mouth With A Difference
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Tunnel Mouth With A Difference

Very simple, chop off the bottom to make the portal as short as you like!

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