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Lumsdonia Website and YouTube Updates

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:45 pm
by TimberSurf
The LUMSDONIA website is my personal internet mechanism for sharing both my model railway plans and my knowledge and ideas for others to benefit from.
It serves as both an insight into my creative plans and a repository for information, useful for others.
I hope the later will build up over the years to become a reference site for innovative idea's for all.
There are a few pages specific to my layout plans but most of the others are expanding to include more reference data for the enjoyment of all modellers.
There are a few pages about the basics for the beginners and some data pages, the tips pages are now constantly expanding and I hope to include a reference list of links for other useful websites in the future.

I will use this thread as a prompt for each time I update and add more information.

Re: Lumsdonia Website

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:08 pm
by TimberSurf
The first batch of LUMSDONIA tips has arrived:-

Section 100 and 900 now alive!
http://www.lumsdonia.co.uk/tips100.html
101 Toothpicks
102 Matchsticks
103 Grease proof paper
104 Kitchen scoureres
105 Coffee stirrers
106 Gravel hunting

http://www.lumsdonia.co.uk/tips900.html
901 Wooden clothes pegs
902 Shot glasses
903 crocodile clips
904 Cribbage board
905 Mini Clamps

Re: Lumsdonia Website Updates

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:18 pm
by TimberSurf
Now the storage section has been added
http://www.lumsdonia.co.uk/tips300.html

301 Desk Tidy
303 Ballast storage
304 Indian/chinese takeaway containers
305 Hotel jam
306 Rigid Box File Black

Re: Lumsdonia Website Updates

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:36 pm
by GreenBR
Hello,
There is some good stuff going on here, Thanks
regards

Re: Lumsdonia Website Updates

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:57 pm
by TimberSurf
Stephen

Cheers
You have some handy links on your website too!
Thanks

Re: Lumsdonia Website Updates

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:02 pm
by TimberSurf
Now the electrical section has been added
http://www.lumsdonia.co.uk/tips200.html

201 Timed cycle lighting
203 Measuring Resistances Less Than 1 Ohm
204 Layout ambience sounds (Mono)
205 Layout ambience sounds (Stereo)

Re: Lumsdonia Website Updates

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:58 pm
by TimberSurf
The gallery page has now been updated with the more recent build of the A and B base boards. A few spelling mistakes rectified and a couple of Lumsdonia tip pictures added to supplement the basic ones. The first Tips page has been updated as an index page and the old Tips moved to the relevant pages.

107 Replaceable label
307 Rigid Storage Box
907 Ballast and Gravel grading

Re: Lumsdonia Website Updates

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:43 am
by TimberSurf
The 600 properties page has now been added. An area for reference of the attributes of materials and their range.

http://www.lumsdonia.co.uk/tips.html

601 LED properties - Colour
602 LED properties - Size
612 White Spirit dissolves Hot Melt Glue

Please do make comments or criticisms, it can't be perfect, so please give me some feedback good or bad!

Re: Lumsdonia Website Updates

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:25 pm
by TimberSurf
The 400 Alternatives page has now been added. An area for idea's that can replace commercial offerings or just making use of stuff for something it was never intended for. Most are either cheaper or at least up cycling! Some are just idea's for uses that may not be so obvious or may well be simple not heard of.

http://www.lumsdonia.co.uk/tips.html

401 Maskol equivalent
402 Can’t solder?
403 DCC Bus removable tap off
404 Paint mixing pot

Please do make comments or criticisms, it can't be perfect, so please give me some feedback good or bad!

Re: Lumsdonia Website Updates

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:20 am
by kebang
I find all this info very useful - thanks TimberSurf

Re: Lumsdonia Website Updates

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:25 am
by TimberSurf
Many thanks Kebang, I was wondering if anyone is bothered about my efforts, as no one is making comments!

Please, please reply in this thread what tips you think you may use and if you think they are rubbish, let me know. I desperately need critique, as I have never done a web site before, have no training and without feedback, have no idea if anyone finds it useful or see areas for improvement.

Re: Lumsdonia Website Updates

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:29 pm
by GreenBR
Hello,
Looking for something to strip paint from Hornby stuff.
I am liking the tips to.
as a aside would you like me to put a link on my website to you
Regards

Re: Lumsdonia Website Updates

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:47 pm
by TimberSurf
Hi Stephen
I have no experience of paint stripping and only ever offer advice (and Tips) if I am personally experienced in the subject/topic.
However, I have distant memory of reading up on the subject on here (for future use) and a quick search reveals this viewtopic.php?f=16&t=47758 thread :)
Glad you like the tips,I hope you get to utilise some or bare in mind, if something on a shelf, while shopping, rings a bell!

I would be very pleased if you put a link! I am working on an extensive list of useful links, not dissimilar to yours, but more supplier orientated, to go on my website and would also link to yours. In the meantime, I have added it to the current page Lumsdonia Links

Re: Lumsdonia Website Updates

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:01 am
by GreenBR
Hello,
Link up!
I can add some description if you would like, let me know what you would like.
Regards

Re: Lumsdonia Website Updates

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:52 pm
by TimberSurf
GreenBR

Just:-

Lumsdonia Model Railway & Modelling tips

would be good, what do you think?