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by Emettman
Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Coke Can Shunter: proof of concept.
Replies: 34
Views: 7125

Re: Coke Can Shunter: proof of concept.

Fascinating Chris, keep it coming please. Mac Thank you. I'll have to: I'm hooked now. 2-speed doesn't seem to work by first idea. Second idea needs more battery room, and then I might be looking at trying to get a proportional R/C chip in anyway. Plenty to experiment with in the meantime. I now ha...
by Emettman
Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Perception (or lack thereof ) of scale
Replies: 31
Views: 2427

Re: Perception (or lack thereof ) of scale

Playing about with slow shunting locos, I seem to be hitting another perception/scale anomaly. In OO, a model travelling at a scale speed of 5mph (a reasonable shunting speed, it seems) will take 12 seconds to cover a distance of 1 foot. This seems to be an eternity for an non-scale onlooker. 10mph,...
by Emettman
Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Scratchbuilding a Cut & Shut Shunter
Replies: 22
Views: 4316

Re: Scratchbuilding a Cut & Shut Shunter

Thank you Robuk81 for lighting up a bashing thread I would have otherwise missed, being a newcomer.

Excellent steam engine and diseasel.

Unrepentant bashers indeed!

Chris.
by Emettman
Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Awdry-inspired Thomas floor layout
Replies: 5
Views: 1742

Re: Awdry-inspired Thomas floor layout

I got to see the images by copying the window urls and pasting them into a separate tab.

That looks like great fun.
I'm guessing Bachmann track from its appearance and that of the controller.

What size of table-top are you thinking of?
Movable or permanently in place?

Chris
by Emettman
Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Bufferstop's Bench Confessions of an Unrepentant Basher
Replies: 136
Views: 9088

Re: Confessions of an Unrepentant Basher.

Still got to find a way of securing the body to the chassis, otherwise one heck of a crash!!!!! Glencairn There's always Blu-tack. It damps vibrations, too. A number of my creatures have "gravity-hold" bodies. The western loco above has an alternate "Ghost-Train " body as a Hall...
by Emettman
Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Bufferstop's Bench Confessions of an Unrepentant Basher
Replies: 136
Views: 9088

Re: Confessions of an Unrepentant Basher.

glencairn wrote:
SAM_0296.JPG


Meet Titan. Basically cut and shut on the ends of a class 52 body. Repainted olive green for work trains/snowplough etc.

Glencairn
by Emettman
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Perception (or lack thereof ) of scale
Replies: 31
Views: 2427

Re: Perception (or lack thereof ) of scale

There is a famous picture of St Pancras from Pentonville Road, the artist accentuated the spires to make the building more imposing. Although therefore inaccurate, it is nevertheless a wonderfull view. http://www.oseman.org.uk/joomla15/images/stories/oseman_images/images/painting_pr_0.5_399_263_95....
by Emettman
Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: What do you do with your corners?
Replies: 6
Views: 1759

Re: What do you do with your corners?

Trees?
And a little rise, or fall, to give reason for the tracks turning "away"?

Image

Chris
by Emettman
Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Coke Can Shunter: proof of concept.
Replies: 34
Views: 7125

Re: Coke Can Shunter: proof of concept.

Feeding the receiver chip 2.4 volts instead of 1.2 certainly produced a decided increase in loco speed, and turned the LED's into miniature searchlights: I suspect they might not like it for long. I now have a dock shunter body with an 0-4-0 chassis under it, and it runs at a very workable speed. It...
by Emettman
Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol N Scale Steam locos
Replies: 6
Views: 2262

Re: Dapol N Scale Steam locos

Sorry to be clear I meant by " challange radius " to run a loco renowned for needing large radius and see if it will run on my layout. I Would like to have visitors in future bring their models and want a layout that can run almost anything. SD I've had that on my garden line (45mm gauge....
by Emettman
Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hi from the Aussie Newb
Replies: 59
Views: 8080

Re: Hi from the Aussie Newb

I don't doubt that you've been to Australia, Definitely sounds like it. When I was first in Australia the running joke was "What's the Australian definition of an optimist? An English batsman with zinc oxide nose-cream." That seems to be hitting the mark once again Main reason for getting...
by Emettman
Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hi from the Aussie Newb
Replies: 59
Views: 8080

Re: Hi from the Aussie Newb

Hello and welcome! Yes, it's the rare railway modeller who does not discover the better ways to do things by trying a few of the as-it-turns-out not so good ones first. An A4 as your first step to Anglicisation? I'm not sure your track plan looks like somewhere an A4 would turn up regularly, but eit...
by Emettman
Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Coke Can Shunter: proof of concept.
Replies: 34
Views: 7125

Re: Coke Can Shunter: proof of concept.

State of play, and play or "mucking about" it is. Of all the motor/gear combinations tried, the most useful have all been with the large low-inertia motor. I have two other small motors on order that come with built-in gearboxes, so these options remain open for now. Other motors had insuf...
by Emettman
Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: First track electrical clarification.
Replies: 21
Views: 2416

Re: First track electrical clarification.

It would be possible to avoid any section switching for the crossover track, relying on the points' self isolating feature. As described, agreed. Saves a couple of switches and some wiring. Makes it slightly more likely there will be a shout at some point when both points have been set to internati...
by Emettman
Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: First track electrical clarification.
Replies: 21
Views: 2416

Re: First track electrical clarification.

Thank you, Jon. I've found and downloaded SCARM, but I've no idea how long it will take me to get familiar with it... On controlling, with that complexity of track, personally, I would be very happy with DPDT centre off section switches to allocate to either of two controllers That works for each la...

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