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by ElDavo
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: People on the layout
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: People on the layout

Go careful with blue tak, it takes the oils from your skin and can leave a greasy mark on anything you use it on.

Cheers
Dave (still trying to get rid of the marks on the walls from the kids posters)
by ElDavo
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Aruino RS485 point control
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: Aruino RS485 point control

As part of the Winchester railway modellers Redbridge Wharf layout I have made extensive use of Arduinos to control servos and pretty much everything else. They communicate with each other through an I2C bus which is natively supported by the board. The only extra circuitry we have had to add is usi...
by ElDavo
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Modern image TMD layout
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: Modern image TMD layout

Should be no problem with rail alignment as long as you use decent baseboard assignment dowels. The cheaper bullet shaped jobs are good enough. You might want to think about where you have the loco wash. Probably don't want it on the headshunt/neck as every move send to need a move through it. Cheer...
by ElDavo
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Tts query
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Tts query

Yes, motor, sound and lighting.

Cheers
Dave
by ElDavo
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Baseboard design help u shape or well freestanding or fixed?
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Baseboard design help u shape or well freestanding or fixed?

Personally I would always build the baseboards in sections that are small enough to be moved out. I have seen too many layouts where for whatever reason the layout has had to be removed and the only approach was to take an axe to it as it had been built in situ and as a permanent fixture.

Cheers
Dave
by ElDavo
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: W&U Tramway coach, using 3D Printing and the Cameo cutter
Replies: 34
Views: 1336

Re: W&U Tramway coach, using 3D Printing and the Cameo cutter

Nice work bufferstop. You are certainly getting good results from your printer. What is it by the way?

Cheers
Dave

P.S. there are some clues as to how to create leafsprings in the book. It's not as difficult as it looks. ;-)
by ElDavo
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 339
Views: 131267

Re: BARGAINS!

A very useful site for transfer paper to make homemade transfers. Most folk tend to use it for larger boxy transfers, but with a little bit of practice it can be quite effective for other things; all the lining and lettering was printed off on transfer paper here: http://i1273.photobucket.com/album...
by ElDavo
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: AC Models
Replies: 4
Views: 763

Re: AC Models

They are a reputable model shop and I haven't heard anyone having problems. Contact them, I'm sure they will resolve any issues.

Cheers
Dave ( no connection just a satisfied local customer)
by ElDavo
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: back scene
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Re: back scene

How high is the sky? IMHO you should have as tall as you can fit. Certainly taller than your tallest building. Of course practicalities can make this impossible. It also rather depends on what your layout objectives are and the viewers viewpoint. If you want to take photos of your layout then higher...
by ElDavo
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Engine shed facilities layout
Replies: 11
Views: 1219

Re: Engine shed facilities layout

Certainly would be. The first photo shows it nice and clean and the second shows lots of ash around the area.

Cheers
Dave
by ElDavo
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Engine shed facilities layout
Replies: 11
Views: 1219

Re: Engine shed facilities layout

...Froom: http://www.davidheyscollection.com/page21.htm ... That's another hour gone following links! :wink: interesting stuff and a nice compact shed layout if you leave out the sidings at the top. Looking at the photo further down the referenced page and thinking logically, the ash pit would almo...
by ElDavo
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: CAD 3D PRINTING MODEL MAKING
Replies: 89
Views: 10771

Re: CAD 3D PRINTING MODEL MAKING

Lots of interesting numbers but why would anyone want to know this level of detail. I would have thought it was largely irrelevant unless you are building a printer. Using a particular printer you only need the specs of that printer surely?

Cheers
Dave
by ElDavo
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: DRS Class 68
Replies: 33
Views: 5508

Re: DRS Class 68

No idea whether it is rivet perfect and I haven't even run it yet but I received 68005 today and it looks absolutely stunning!

Cheers
Dave
by ElDavo
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: N-gauge Pacific without traction tyres.
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Re: N-gauge Pacific without traction tyres.

The Brittannias have traction tyres on the loco. Not had a problem with them yet which is more than can be said for the Chinese electrics in the tender! Repaired twice by Dapol and now completely removed by me!

Cheers
Dave
by ElDavo
Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Superglue not sticking
Replies: 15
Views: 1043

Re: Superglue not sticking

Admittedly super glue will stick almost anything to anything but it could be that you are using too much glue. You need the merest smear of glue as super glue will not stick to itself! Might not be the right glue for the job. I would be looking at using an epoxy glue myself. I would probably solder ...

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