Search found 2126 matches

by TimberSurf
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 318
Views: 125667

Re: BARGAINS!

Robmag wrote:Tried to find these in Poundland to no avail, where are these on sale please ?

My profuse apologies!
Found in pounstretcher! (not poundland)
by TimberSurf
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Just starting in this Forum
Replies: 19
Views: 246

Re: Just starting in this Forum

We can't see the picture?
by TimberSurf
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 318
Views: 125667

Re: BARGAINS!

{ammended from Poundland} PoundStretcher have a new tool range called Dekton, they seem to be good value, here is a small selection of a larger range:-


Dekton at poundland.jpg
by TimberSurf
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 607
Views: 61426

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

A cracking job as usual Jim, looks like you have cracked the static grass as well! I have yet to 'play' with water as yet (puddles n lakes), but I think I mastered the water tower https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=44849&start=135#p629152 What did you use as wa...
by TimberSurf
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: How to build an animated diorama
Replies: 17
Views: 289

Re: How to build an animated diorama

Try as I might to think of a ready supply of fan, none came to mind, so I set too cutting segments from a circle and gluing them to spokes and then to a washer using a tiny jig to help set and maintain the angle Windmill fan construct.jpg The frame was also difficult, as it was so delicate, not help...
by TimberSurf
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: How to build an animated diorama
Replies: 17
Views: 289

Re: How to build an animated diorama

So next up comes the rotating head. The base is made and fitted with a brass tube that will slide into a slightly larger one as the axis. Why tube? Because all the electrics will pass through it, as there are two motors up top (main sail and tail rotor) Windmill top shaft for wiring.jpg A crank arm ...
by TimberSurf
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Not a layout - but railway modelling
Replies: 202
Views: 29967

Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Ripples can be added after with Modge podge gloss, see 19:15m on here
The challenge is to find some in time! :shock:
I think other scenery makes do something similar, too.
by TimberSurf
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: How to build an animated diorama
Replies: 17
Views: 289

Re: How to build an animated diorama

Not sure the LEDWiz will ever get more developed, more likely that Arduino will be a better/cheaper hardware solution and would be standalone (no PC required to run them once programmed), I am slowly getting to grips with the subject and as they drive servo's very easily they are now my 'go to' for ...
by TimberSurf
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: How to build an animated diorama
Replies: 17
Views: 289

Re: How to build an animated diorama

Hi E2E I will eventually incorporate into my layout and the 4 LED circuits will be controlled by the 64+ outputs from the Computer controlled (timed cycle) system , in the short term, I have yet to program an Arduino (next on the list) to run all the animation for the diorama and may well include 4 ...
by TimberSurf
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 280
Views: 20328

Re: Lumsdonia

Forgot to put the Link up! Doh! :roll: Alsager Back in August, I started a diorama that will eventually become part of my layout, I will integrate it into a 'hole' in the baseboard scenery. It has been a great exercise in developing my skills, but it was actually kicked off by the idea for a Windmil...
by TimberSurf
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: How to build an animated diorama
Replies: 17
Views: 289

Re: How to build an animated diorama

Next comes more octagonal nightmares with the wooden upper structure Windmill Body in white.jpg Windmill Body in black.jpg Then some more subdivision (so only one window lights when the LED is on) and a bit of black acrylic light blackout Windmill top LED and black box.jpg the two half's are assembl...
by TimberSurf
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 607
Views: 61426

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

Don't be tempted to sprinkle polyfilla out of the packet! :o Use a tea strainer to 'control' the lay down! 8)
by TimberSurf
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: How to build an animated diorama
Replies: 17
Views: 289

Re: How to build an animated diorama

Next it needs a platform, another angular nightmare that needs to come together as a full circle!

Windmill Camberwick Green.jpg


then some supports,windows, doors, etc

Windmill helicpter landing pad.jpg


and install the servo to rotate the head later on

Windmill Cap rotation servo.jpg
by TimberSurf
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: How to build an animated diorama
Replies: 17
Views: 289

Re: How to build an animated diorama

Next comes the Windmill. An octagonal scratch build! Each and every corner had to be filed to the correct angle! Who's idea was this? :shock: Windmill base parts.jpg Windmill 2-6 Hex.jpg Holes were drilled (wills plasticard is 2mm thick!) to the size of doors/windows and the corners carefully filed ...
by TimberSurf
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: How to build an animated diorama
Replies: 17
Views: 289

Re: How to build an animated diorama

Two LED's are fitted with 1k resistors, one under the ceiling by the door and another on the right in the roof, these are wired to a servo cable, making (as I always do) the electrics un-plugable for easy removal of the building. Here is the finished building Barn complete.jpg and this one is a GIF,...

Go to advanced search