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by brit-in-bama
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: making your own corrugated panels
Replies: 34
Views: 2904

Re: making your own corrugated panels

yes I fully agree, however thats not going to happen, I have spent hours and hours over the last couple of years looking for something even slightly close, so I think its time to consider an alternative approach. I have watched plenty of 3D printers at work, and the SLA seem to be better suited to t...
by brit-in-bama
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: making your own corrugated panels
Replies: 34
Views: 2904

Re: making your own corrugated panels

thanks bufferstop, it was a fortunate unexpected find when I wasnt looking for them, yes I had noticed the precision screwdrivers but they (over here anyway) are simply monkey-metal with mild steel tips, I use them on soft stuff, but I think the small diameter would make it hard to drive with the st...
by brit-in-bama
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Planning a points layout board
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Re: Planning a points layout board

there are many ways to do a mimic board, most seem to go with one board, well I (just to be different) with my roundy roundy decided to make it easier on the wiring aspect to make three simpler mimic boards, one on each side inside my center hole, few pics, explanations and what I used. for the boar...
by brit-in-bama
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: making your own corrugated panels
Replies: 34
Views: 2904

Re: making your own corrugated panels

A quick update. after a bit of weathering, first a helicopter view DCP_3911.JPG and a side view DCP_3915.JPG and the other side, the tar/mastic is simply black paint to outline fhe patches and repairs, and then using Isopropyl alcohol and a cotton buds to carefully clean the panel area of all the pa...
by brit-in-bama
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Pillar tank
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: Pillar tank

by brit-in-bama
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: making your own corrugated panels
Replies: 34
Views: 2904

Re: making your own corrugated panels

new delivery :lol: , these were cut on my old regular guillotine, no deformation, or twisting. good thin bladed sharp scissors also work, or a sharp new blade in a chopper. these pics give a better scale view, these were cut at 16mm wide (48") the figures are HO, I will use a few as replacement...
by brit-in-bama
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: making your own corrugated panels
Replies: 34
Views: 2904

Re: making your own corrugated panels

Actually the rollers are not perfect and have dings and scratches all over them, after all they were fitted to welders in the welding shop, and then left in the junk box for a decade or more with lots of other junk, and if you look closely at the two strips you will see the imperfections, all I did ...
by brit-in-bama
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: making your own corrugated panels
Replies: 34
Views: 2904

Re: making your own corrugated panels

ok so here it is in action DCP_3887.JPG and here is what It made DCP_3871.JPG and here it is on one of wordsworth railway buildings from mikem64, it was an engine shed but its now a warehouse for a trucking firm, its just stuck down with wood glue to the original card roof, only the damp here in ala...
by brit-in-bama
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: making your own corrugated panels
Replies: 34
Views: 2904

making your own corrugated panels

After looking around on the internet and in model shops, I was astounded by the cost of scale corrugated plastic, and it was way too thick to look convincing, yes I have seen some really good models of industrial buildings clad in it, but on close ups, the thickness of the panels is over the top, so...
by brit-in-bama
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: How much!!
Replies: 18
Views: 726

Re: How much!!

oh its not just railways and aircraft, over here in the USA, if you have got to get a part for a boat, or a camper, either motorized or a trailer, you can easily be quoted either double or triple the price for the same thing in a local hardware store, I was helping one of my bosses a few years ago r...
by brit-in-bama
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Drawing Software for Mimic Diagram?
Replies: 13
Views: 1668

Re: Drawing Software for Mimic Diagram?

a long time ago I was using autosketch, as it was free, then I learned autocad, and never looked at anything else, and after 30 years I still use autocad for everything, but autosketch used the same commands and was a good intro for autocad, it was only 2D but it was free and still is (probably with...
by brit-in-bama
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Nelevation issues
Replies: 30
Views: 1911

Re: Nelevation issues

we had a similar problem many years ago on a production line, the small items if not actually blocked from movement would vibrate with the machine and move towards the packer arm, we eventually stopped this by gluing a 1 inch strip of very soft foam to the back-bed of the machine, this was placed so...
by brit-in-bama
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Metric or Imperial, or does it matter.
Replies: 19
Views: 962

Re: Metric or Imperial, or does it matter.

well as most can see I am in the USA, but I was brought up to 11 years old in northwest england, Blackpool to be precise, being force fed imperial measurements, and being heavily dyslexic (although not even recognized then) I found it very hard to understand the scratches and squiggles the teachers ...
by brit-in-bama
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 2017. Which Threads Have Inspired You The Most....
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: 2017. Which Threads Have Inspired You The Most....

the main inspirational layout for me after nearly 30 years away from any kind of modeling, has to be Grotland, sadly now defuct due to photo-*ukit, it reminded me of so many places of where I grew up in the industrial north, and the photography was outstanding. I know andrew sometimes posts here but...
by brit-in-bama
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Lumsdonia R&D Dept Workbench
Replies: 102
Views: 9652

Re: Lumsdonia R&D Dept Workbench

I am intrigued more by your green house, how did to get the very narrow white strips? being broke most of the time, I took a leaf out of Andrews "grotlands"(sadly decimated by p-bucket) way of building stuff, I used what was available, as the greenhouse is only an inch and a quarter tall,...

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