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by brit-in-bama
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Lumsdonia R&D Dept Workbench
Replies: 102
Views: 9160

Re: Lumsdonia R&D Dept Workbench

Now experimenting how to make large glass doors with thin wooden frame :?: try the fronts off new jewel cd cases, they are half the thickness of the old ones, dirt cheap, and perfectly clear perspex, all I do is cut the edges off on a table saw(slowly), which leaves you with a little filing to do, ...
by brit-in-bama
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: bubblejet printing on plasticard!
Replies: 7
Views: 817

Re: bubblejet printing on plasticard!

the main problem is that styrene melts at 425*f, and liquefies at 475* so I was trying to do a cold process, as a domestic iron melts styrene sheet for fun, and so far all the sprays and paints I have found are either acrylic or oil based, neither will absorb the ink, so my next thought was somethin...
by brit-in-bama
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: bubblejet printing on plasticard!
Replies: 7
Views: 817

Re: bubblejet printing on plasticard!

tried mod podge first of all, it didnt do squat! then I tried gesso that artist use on canvas so they can re-use it, both act as a barrier to the ink, and it was the bubblejet printable transparencies that started this quest, and my first choice was powdered chalk, but I didnt and dont have any, and...
by brit-in-bama
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: bubblejet printing on plasticard!
Replies: 7
Views: 817

Re: bubblejet printing on plasticard!

I wonder what they use to make inkjet printable overhead projector transparency film? its a fine coat of glue of some kind, I have some, and used it, but its not smooth, and its slightly tacky to the touch, but what its made of I have no idea! (I wish I did), perhaps someone on this site knows, or ...
by brit-in-bama
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: bubblejet printing on plasticard!
Replies: 7
Views: 817

Re: bubblejet printing on plasticard!

any questions or comments would be welcomed,
by brit-in-bama
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: bubblejet printing on plasticard!
Replies: 7
Views: 817

bubblejet printing on plasticard!

We all know by now that we cannot use a bubblejet printer to print on the plasticard we use to build our models, be it buildings or loco's or running stock, for two reasons,1 the ink will not dry, and 2 it reverts back to a liquid and the surface tension draws it back into little beads. So, how do w...
by brit-in-bama
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Pressing rivets in plasticard with a sewing machine!
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: Pressing rivets in plasticard with a sewing machine!

OK, time for a small update, (hope your not bored with this yet), now I have made a guide out of an old styrene sign thats been kicking around the shop for years, its 1/8 inch thick, I made it into a square by gluing a small piece under the front to keep it in line with the sewing table, and simply ...
by brit-in-bama
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Pressing rivets in plasticard with a sewing machine!
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: Pressing rivets in plasticard with a sewing machine!

sorry couldn't resist, this is the side of a tender, found on the internet, so I copied it, drew it out and printed it onto a sticky lable, stuck it on plasticard, and spent about 30 mins riveting, this is in "00", but by scaling the drawing it could be any scale, I did the rivets only 5 t...
by brit-in-bama
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Pressing rivets in plasticard with a sewing machine!
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: Pressing rivets in plasticard with a sewing machine!

so I was looking at the hole punch thoughts on the first post, and decided to try some, again I did not alter anything except the card thickness and he stitch length, and produced this! cutting holes.jpg not only does it punch holes in a nice regular spacing, at differing hole centers, but it will a...
by brit-in-bama
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Pressing rivets in plasticard with a sewing machine!
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: Pressing rivets in plasticard with a sewing machine!

ok, now an update, well I seemed to have solved the "putting the rivets in" problem, so now its how to solve the distortion problem that the "putting the rivets in" solution created! so, so simple, yet perfect! so this is what happened as the rivets were pressed in after riveting...
by brit-in-bama
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Pressing rivets in plasticard with a sewing machine!
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: Pressing rivets in plasticard with a sewing machine!

Bigmet A small suggestion, submit your 'post of the year' for inclusion in the 'Articles ' section of this site. If you are so inclined, you could probably find a print magazine editor who would take it. I am not looking for fame or attention, and I dont know how to submit a post to the articles sec...
by brit-in-bama
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Pressing rivets in plasticard with a sewing machine!
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Pressing rivets in plasticard with a sewing machine!

This article may be republished or copied in full freely on other sites only if this link is included back to this site first published at http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/ copyright © brit-in-bama 2017 I am sorry for the long post, but its as short as I can make it given the subject involved, a...
by brit-in-bama
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: NRM 2017 00 'Tour' STARTED
Replies: 278
Views: 49989

Re: NRM 00 'Tours' 2, 3, 4 & 5. Deleted - Any Interest ?

only thing that pops into my head is Guy Fawkes, who was executed on 31 January 1606, but I still havnt got the numbers thing!
by brit-in-bama
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Look out Flickr here we come.
Replies: 65
Views: 3846

Re: Look out Flickr here we come.

I suspect that all these image hosting sites will get bought out by the same bunch as got pb, and the same thing will happen, until there are no free sites, it simply corporate raiders, make a quick buck, then close it down and sell its assets, then move onto the next one, it happens all the time he...
by brit-in-bama
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby's next great thing.
Replies: 16
Views: 1203

Re: Hornby's next great thing.

bufferstop Don't know as it's even a good idea. I disagree, anything that gets youngsters interested in models of any kind is a good idea, I just remember how badly carried out products lead to disappointment, not just for me, but my parents and siblings as well, we were really not well off when I w...

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