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On My Workbench / Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Last post by paulprice on Today at 02:01:51 pm »
More rumblings from the Despair Depot...


Remember this...?:





Now looks like this:




Really pleased with the lining on this one (and the home-installed tender pick ups!). Just got to fettle the pony truck so she sits nicely on both sets of driving wheels and she's done.



Another pic of the T9 I'm working on, showing the first stages of lining on the other cabside (and some brass on the pipework. Getting there!!





B1 and B12 get more lining...:




More soon.... :)


A true masterpiece

Gideon you put us all to shame
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Signals / Re: Colour Light Signals
« Last post by EastMidsCoal on Today at 02:01:27 pm »
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probably need a box below the baseboard to encase each LED feeding the respective fibre optic cable to ensure there was no light bleed, but could be an interesting possibility.  I've never worked with fi
heatshrink,push led  one end into a  bit heat shrink  and the fiber into the other.
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so not sure how the light goes on around tight curves?
looking at a few data sheets  20-1 ratio seems to be the recommended.so 0.25 o/d has a minimum bend radius of 5mm, 0.5mm 10mm etc

Oooh hadn't thought about heatshrink, thats a good idea.  Might have to get some 0.25/0.5 fo and have a play, a 5mm radius bend could be a bit big for N gauge.  Still room to try and see what I can come up with.

Richard
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Dapol Diesel/Electric / Re: Dapol - Class 68
« Last post by eddief83 on Today at 01:42:37 pm »
How easy is the body to remove on one of these? I am going to buy one and will be sound fitting it as the one I want is sold out with sound.
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Continental N Gauge / Re: N gauge continetal cork underlay
« Last post by ntpntpntp on Today at 01:41:49 pm »
@Newportnobby  ... whereas I would always recommend DON'T cover the entire baseboard, it's a total waste of cork!!   Certainly you'll need to use a few rectangles of cork under lineside buildings that need to be set at the same base height as the track, but you don't need it under the general town buildings, roads, scenery etc.  Use it only where needed.

You don't need to use a single wide strip for double track, use 1" wide strips under each track.



For curves use 2x 0.5" strips either side of the centre line, as that's easier to bend round the curve.




The last batch of cork sheet I bought was from an ebay seller with a name something like "The Fridge Magnet Shop".  2mm thick if I remember correctly.

With the thin strips you get nicely raised track and a ballast shoulder, if that's the effect you're looking for?


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Signals / Re: Colour Light Signals
« Last post by themadhippy on Today at 01:38:50 pm »
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probably need a box below the baseboard to encase each LED feeding the respective fibre optic cable to ensure there was no light bleed, but could be an interesting possibility.  I've never worked with fi
heatshrink,push led  one end into a  bit heat shrink  and the fiber into the other.
Quote
so not sure how the light goes on around tight curves?
looking at a few data sheets  20-1 ratio seems to be the recommended.so 0.25 o/d has a minimum bend radius of 5mm, 0.5mm 10mm etc
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Layout Planning / Re: East Midlands Coal
« Last post by EastMidsCoal on Today at 01:28:22 pm »
@Shropshire Lad Nice shot, thanks for that. I can imagine from a drivers perspective its a far easier layout to navigate.  You don't happen to have any similar views of the old layout at all do you?

Re the 20s.  Yes, I did know they were regular around there, I am assuming they must have moved a set into the works prior to light engine move I photographed, but I did not realise there was any move yesterday!  Lovely to hear them depart tho. 

Cheers
Richard
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Thanks for the update John. :thumbsup:

Google not too helpful in finding your website, but I got there eventually.

For ref for others, site is here:

https://www.nscalech.com/
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Continental N Gauge / Re: 1:160 scale model buses
« Last post by railsquid on Today at 01:13:37 pm »
And a somewhat earlier double-decker from Minichamps:



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Continental N Gauge / Re: 1:160 scale model buses
« Last post by railsquid on Today at 01:11:19 pm »
I think I have the Berlin version of that:



(though for some reason it appears to have been abandoned, empty, far from its usual route, a local police patrol car is investigating)
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Layout Planning / Re: East Midlands Coal
« Last post by Shropshire Lad on Today at 12:43:50 pm »
As you said the new layout at Derby has been really simplified.

This was taken on the approach from Pear Tree.



Pairs of pairs (eh?) of class 20s fairly regularly move Tube stock and Elizabeth line stock from Derby to Asfordby for testing.


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