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by CandO
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Lighting circuit - breaking fine wires
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: Lighting circuit - breaking fine wires

Thanks for the replies guys :D

I'm going to try joining two or three together, then tin them and then shrink sleeve them so they'll be a bit stronger THEN join them to a main lighting bus somehow.... At least that's the theory :lol:
by CandO
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Lighting circuit - breaking fine wires
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Lighting circuit - breaking fine wires

Can anybody help with a problem I'm encountering with the very fine wires you find on n gauge streetlights. I'm trying to connect them all in a sequence using connector blocks so that nine lights come on with one switch but the wires keep breaking with any movement of the wires made. Is there a fool...
by CandO
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Archway quoins
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: Archway quoins

Ironduke wrote:Hi CandO
what material is your archway scratchbuilt from?

Sorry, I should've said :lol: I'm using card and Metcalfe stone sheets hence the idea of using the flagstones.... :)
by CandO
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Archway quoins
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: Archway quoins

Thanks for the reply Flashbang :D The two replies are great for possible future builds but I'm looking for ideas as to quoins on archways that are totally scratch built and not necessarily standard shaped arches. It may be that I have to cut each stone individually so I'm resigned to doing that - I ...
by CandO
Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Archway quoins
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: Archway quoins

Thanks for the link End2End - not exactly what I'm after for my current build but they may be of use for another future project :D
by CandO
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Archway quoins
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Archway quoins

How do people scratchbuild archways like the one in the picture below (open or filled in)? Is it just a case of painstakingly cutting each brick/stone and placing it or are there any off the shelf products? Looking for a little inspiration as I have a few archways to produce :D Thanks in advance!! q...
by CandO
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Market Street (formerly CandO)
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re: Market Street (formerly CandO)

I just thought I'd post a little update of how the main goods sidings/fiddle yard section is looking on the layout. It is a clockwise continuous run on the outer track with a point just before the tunnel mouth at left into the one-way yard before re-joining the main track at bottom right. The track ...
by CandO
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Market Street (formerly CandO) Workbench
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: Market Street (formerly CandO) Workbench

So as I was waiting for more supplies for the control panel I began construction on another part of the layout. This involves one of the platforms in the main station complex and the attached goods shed and warehouse. I began with the platform and just used a Metcalfe platform kit (first time using ...
by CandO
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Market Street (formerly CandO) Workbench
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: Market Street (formerly CandO) Workbench

Hi all , hope everyone had a great festive period and new year :D I spent the holiday period out of the attic and away from modelling as I was getting a little cba with it but since going back to work I've been quite busy. First up I attempted a scratchbuilt viaduct although after finishing one elev...
by CandO
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Market Street (formerly CandO) Workbench
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: Market Street (formerly CandO) Workbench

Just an update on what I've been up to with my 'corner' :D Finally got round to doing the grass in the churchyard only for the handheld vac I'd bought specifically for the job of clearing up to have a fault and die after ten seconds!! Despite numerous attempts to recharge it wasn't going to work.......
by CandO
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Custom Glazing
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Custom Glazing

Ironduke wrote:Custom in what way? Can you show an example of what you're after?


They're basically factory north facing roof windows with the large bit in the middle being panelled rather than glazed.

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by CandO
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Custom Glazing
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Custom Glazing

Does anyone know if there is anywhere that does custom glazing sheets? I've tried doing my own but the acetate sheet I'm using is meant for overhead projectors (are they still used?? :lol: ) and is too thin and I'm not sure anything thicker would go through the printer easily. I would also prefer wh...
by CandO
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Zebra crossing location
Replies: 14
Views: 644

Re: Zebra crossing location

Thanks everyone for your views :D
I was preferring just right of B to be honest. There will be a bus stop just about at the back end of the bus with another across the road above the D I think.
by CandO
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Zebra crossing location
Replies: 14
Views: 644

Re: Zebra crossing location

Not A or E as to close to the junction. So my first choice is B as it is but if you are planning to put a row of shops along the road maybe C or D. My thinking is where and why would people want to cross, to get to or from a bus stop or station to the shops or church maybe. Dave No shops but there ...
by CandO
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Market Street (formerly CandO) Workbench
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: Market Street (formerly CandO) Workbench

Another couple of small projects undertaken over the past week. First up is a small kit bashed Metcalfe low relief terrace in order to fill a gap next to the pub. If you recall the low relief terrace in the main view comprises of six fronts so the two left over were used to create the triangular bui...

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