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by BorderShed
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Radius Island Railway
Replies: 57
Views: 2855

Re: The Radius Island Railway

Montfort wrote:A new link to the video:

Thanks, a very merry go round. :D

That LM317 cct is very simple, thanks for the heads-up, I googled LM317 and found lots of similar usage so I think I will order some and have a play, they dont cost much.
But I will try it out on a spare motor first :) !
by BorderShed
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Radius Island Railway
Replies: 57
Views: 2855

Re: The Radius Island Railway

Montfort wrote:The Radius Island Railway is still alive !

That looks very entertaining :)

I am a bit late to the party ! - because the videos do not work anymore :(

Which controller(s) did you decide upon, did you try the LM317 circuit, does it work ok ?
by BorderShed
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Smoke ! (again)
Replies: 11
Views: 706

Re: Smoke ! (again)

Yes you need a dremel!

Thanks ! I will acquire :)

"Without cooling air it will get excessively hot,"

I will be using a different enclosure with a small computer fan, if things work out.

the coil is tiny !
by BorderShed
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Smoke ! (again)
Replies: 11
Views: 706

Re: Smoke ! (again)

Y'alls may be pleased to know that my experimental 10off atomizers arrived and 1_of_10 met it's Waterloo :) No hacksaws needed, it was all a (tight) push fit. I am being premature in posting this without a dramatic finalé of a smoking gun, but thought there may be some interested parties who may wan...
by BorderShed
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Smoke ! (again)
Replies: 11
Views: 706

Re: Smoke ! (again)

Solder a brass tube in one of the side air inlets (block the other) and wires to centre battery tab and the outer ring. The bottom of the ring is sealed with a plastic plate glued in. The secret is separate control of pump and element voltages and not switching the smoke on permanently! Thanks for ...
by BorderShed
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Smoke ! (again)
Replies: 11
Views: 706

Re: Smoke ! (again)

else you will melt the assembly (hence there is no video of version 1!) Hi TimberSurf, yes ok the fine vids, I especially liked #4 looks like a fine autumn day, calm sunny high pressure settled Wx when the smoke can rise straight up to good height. It probably does that on fine summer days but we d...
by BorderShed
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Smoke ! (again)
Replies: 11
Views: 706

Re: Smoke ! (again)

PPS yet more research, and it turns out I didnt need to buy a whole eCig to find out how they work. I could have bought a pack of 10 atomizers (aka clearomizers) for £5.25 :(

That should provide a few sacrificial ones for adjusting-on-test with a hacksaw :twisted: !
by BorderShed
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Smoke ! (again)
Replies: 11
Views: 706

Re: Smoke ! (again)

Thanks for the warning, good shout. I have done some quick googling just now and it appears to be related to misuse of the batteries (high energy density Lithium types) not the atomizer (wick and coil) which is the bit that I am playing with. Keep your fingers xxed and watch out for smoke in SW UK :...
by BorderShed
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Smoke ! (again)
Replies: 11
Views: 706

Smoke ! (again)

Hi all, I had a (mad?) idea of adding smoke to my little Nscale building using an eCigarette gubbins. Not knowing anything about them I bought a cheapo (£4) off ebay to see if it could be adapted, it arrived yesterday and I cant see how to extract the smoke generating bit :( contained in the transpa...
by BorderShed
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Laying the track on a grass mat
Replies: 15
Views: 729

Re: Laying the track on a grass mat

Shhh, dont tell on me but I have a secret 9mm habit as well ! :D Ah carpet fluff, ah nostalgia, my Dublo didnt suffer from the front room* carpet too much in the 50s either, but then - it had a proper roadbed/ballast/pretend sleepers to cover some of the carpet :!: * the front room was where vicars ...
by BorderShed
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Laying the track on a grass mat
Replies: 15
Views: 729

Re: Laying the track on a grass mat

And that is me told as well :)
Nice pic tho' !
arnt fora great for learning and chatting :D
Dont forget the hand-held vacuum !

Come to think - when did I last hoover my kitchen roll , ooops >>>
by BorderShed
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Laying the track on a grass mat
Replies: 15
Views: 729

Re: Laying the track on a grass mat

Yes, and why not, it is your railway after all ! A prime case of Rule 1 I think. So, to answer your question :- I dont see why not. I've not done it myself but I have a test oval of Peco settrack laid on folded kitchen roll on a table top. That runs ok, except that it is not pinned down so every now...
by BorderShed
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads
Replies: 1174
Views: 231717

Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

Hi all, thanks for your words of encouragement. "long live the three foot rule, or 18 inches" - I like it (had to google it first ! :) ) , yes that makes a lot of sense especially with my aged eyes ! "it makes the kit more personal all my kits are ready to go" - Indeed they are a...
by BorderShed
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads
Replies: 1174
Views: 231717

Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

Hi all, interesting suggestion by Bufferstop, I feel an ebay search for some envelopes is due :) I think my N gauge railway will soon have a new station building. (at least - - I thought that until I exposed it to the cruel light of a flash and a macro :( I think a Mk3 is needed. ) https://preview.i...
by BorderShed
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads
Replies: 1174
Views: 231717

Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

one of my early designs so long back. Hope this helps. Oh yes, so it is :) ! Still looks good to me :mrgreen: and I have chosen that one because the location I am modelling had an arched entrance with a stand alone water tower removed a short distance from it. Yep, I'll be doing that one later assu...

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