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by Mountain
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Creative Modelling.
Replies: 35
Views: 722

Re: Creative Modelling.

It could just be that I feel this way because I try to avoid complicated technology.
by Mountain
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Creative Modelling.
Replies: 35
Views: 722

Re: Creative Modelling.

It has been hard to put feelings to words. It is only now I can fathom why. With 3D printers you are removed from the creative process of the actual point of construction or formation. This is what's missing. It is why, when I did a technical college course I felt cheated when they had all those lov...
by Mountain
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Creative Modelling.
Replies: 35
Views: 722

Re: Creative Modelling.

Thinking about things, is it harder to be creative for the younger generations then the older? When I raised the subject with my brothers older children about creativity my oldest niece said she was very creative (I'd been told she had taken a shine to art) and so I asked her about it. I wanted to s...
by Mountain
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: A full oval railway or half loop?
Replies: 10
Views: 85

Re: A full oval railway or half loop?

Its funny you raise this subject JamesNewbie as I've recently aired my thoughts and experiences in another site. I know that everybody is different. Some prefer an end to end be it in the form of a U or another form (L or a straight line or even coiling up a gradient etc). For my own experience, I h...
by Mountain
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Any new skills you have learned?
Replies: 30
Views: 410

Re: Any new skills you have learned?

Arduino... A new train by Virgin Railways?
by Mountain
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Brass Etched kits
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Brass Etched kits

Superglue (The runny type) is ideal for resin as well, so if you buy a resin kit, get some superglue. :D
by Mountain
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Any new skills you have learned?
Replies: 30
Views: 410

Re: Any new skills you have learned?

Mine has the screw on chuck which one pokes its tool through the spindle hole to hold the spindle in place to undo it. The lathe is only designed to run forward, but could easily be converted if one desired it to run backwards. Apparently I can upgrade it (Though I need the more powerful motor and o...
by Mountain
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Any new skills you have learned?
Replies: 30
Views: 410

Re: Any new skills you have learned?

Buying a lathe is only the beginning! You also need the tools for it such as chucks, collets, collet holders and tool bits. Then you need something to sharpen the tool bits with, such as a bench grinder. Grinders are best kept away from lathes as the dust produced while tool grinding is very bad fo...
by Mountain
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Any new skills you have learned?
Replies: 30
Views: 410

Re: Any new skills you have learned?

Thanks Pete. They're not cheap are they! :D They look excellent. Though I do tend to use my lathe with files rather then a specific tool, (This is because turning resin doesn't go well with the lathe tool as dwarf jams and creates big gouges in the resin) OMG! - does Snow White know what you are up...
by Mountain
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Any new skills you have learned?
Replies: 30
Views: 410

Re: Any new skills you have learned?

Thanks Pete. They're not cheap are they! :D They look excellent. Though I do tend to use my lathe with files rather then a specific tool, (This is because turning resin doesn't go well with the lathe tool as swarf jams and creates big gouges in the resin), I do want to be turning metal instead with ...
by Mountain
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Any new skills you have learned?
Replies: 30
Views: 410

Re: Any new skills you have learned?

Went to have a look just for the fun of looking!. So far the smallest I've found is about the same as my Unimat.
by Mountain
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Preowned windfalls
Replies: 71
Views: 5009

Re: Preowned windfalls

I have just had a Major windfall. My Nephew is the manager at a local care home which had a model railway display in the foyer, he told me that the company who run the home want rid of it and was I interested, of course I said yes. So for £100 I have purchased an 8ft by 4ft layout (with some track ...
by Mountain
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Any new skills you have learned?
Replies: 30
Views: 410

Re: Any new skills you have learned?

I think the Unimat is about 12" long, but it can easily be extended if required by buying extra bits like a longer section as a base etc.
Are there any other makes of small lathes that are about 12" long? (30cm). Are there any smaller lathes then that? Is a fascinating subject.
by Mountain
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Trying New Things.
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: Trying New Things.

That's not Birmingham New St is it? I was told it is huge. I saw a model of it where someone had made a 00 gauge version in a shed, and the track ran out into the garden. It was very impressive.
by Mountain
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Track identification...
Replies: 16
Views: 380

Re: Track identification...

The normal operation is to have an extra switch that changes the polarity. One switches the first point. Drives the train in and stops it. Then one switches the switch, and then changes the second point and drives off, not forgetting to change the first point back again afterwards. You have some nic...

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