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Forum: Members layouts 17-06-2018, 09:47 AM
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Posted By TimberSurf
And here is the second, a power transformer,...

And here is the second, a power transformer, Lumsdonia version of a schnabel.
Forum: Members layouts 15-06-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 812
Posted By TimberSurf
I did not have a design for it (although I could...

I did not have a design for it (although I could have designed in CAD or 3D) it was just something in my head, so just tried bits together and let it grow into the shape in my mind. The end result...
Forum: Members layouts 15-06-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 812
Posted By TimberSurf
I will have another bash at attaching a file this...

I will have another bash at attaching a file this time!
Here is the finished project 1
Forum: Members layouts 10-06-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 812
Posted By TimberSurf
Until I saw a moderator attach a pic in my...

Until I saw a moderator attach a pic in my thread, I have never seen the attachment box below. I then tried to edit a post and it did not show up! Proving I was not able (trust me, I have looked...
Forum: Members layouts 10-06-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 812
Posted By TimberSurf
I am lucky as I have access to my own hosting,...

I am lucky as I have access to my own hosting, but others can only use an URL and have no control over size, if the forum does not host pics (except for moderators), the very least it should do is to...
Forum: Members layouts 10-06-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 812
Posted By TimberSurf
Scratch built "Special" loads

Prompted by a competition on another forum, I remember seeing a video of someones attempts (extremely good ones) of oversize loads special wagons, for bridge girders etc. I also like, but don't want...
Forum: Kit Building 19-05-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By TimberSurf
The modern equivalent is 3D printing Example Dave...

The modern equivalent is 3D printing Example Dave (http://www.davesmrs.com/) available at Shapeways (https://www.shapeways.com/shops/dcyale)

Worth a search through the Laser Cut...
Forum: Kit Building 19-05-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By TimberSurf
Scalescenes also do laser cut furniture, carpets,...

Scalescenes also do laser cut furniture, carpets, etc
Printing of the net or cutting out of glossy mags (argos catalogue) are good sources for wall decor.
I had a go at a...
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 14-05-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By TimberSurf
You need to reduce the power without reducing the...

You need to reduce the power without reducing the voltage, easiest and very cheap is to drive the LED's via a PWM circuit
They can be had as a remote devices but just set and forget.
Example:- ...
Forum: General Modelling 11-05-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By TimberSurf
This is a genuine story from the Aviation...

This is a genuine story from the Aviation industry:-

Pilots have a form they fill in and hand over at the end of a flight to the ground crew to inform maintenance of any issues found with the...
Forum: Members layouts 07-05-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 812
Posted By TimberSurf
The original design of the layout was to fit the...

The original design of the layout was to fit the room in my current house, there is a move on the cards in the next few years (downsizing) so the final layout may well be different in size and shape....
Forum: Members layouts 06-05-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 812
Posted By TimberSurf
Ratio 553 Signal Box Interior It is all...

Ratio 553 Signal Box Interior

It is all worked out in CAD and is 4" per 12ft (1:36), is that too steep?
Forum: Members layouts 06-05-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 812
Posted By TimberSurf
I originally created a spread sheet, many moons...

I originally created a spread sheet, many moons ago to store all the collected useful web links I had found, not trusting the favourites of a web browser program, as I have gone through half a dozen...
Forum: Site Help 06-05-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,829
Posted By TimberSurf
Chrome is broke

I can see all the icons in "Reply to thread" but non work!
So I can't change font or add pics or links, is the site broken?
The menu was broken the other day and the adds seem to have two adverts...
Forum: General Chat 01-05-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By TimberSurf
(probably) The best kick off point for searches

I am quite happy to update the list, especially if people feed me data or suggestions, the point is (pun intended) that without a base list, starting from scratch is a nightmare when you don't even...
Forum: General Chat 30-04-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By TimberSurf
Here is a list to choose from points table...

Here is a list to choose from points table (http://www.elotion.co.uk/pointstable.html)
There are some that are by the side and others that need to be hidden in buildings or scenery, but don't limit...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 29-04-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 560
Posted By TimberSurf
I use 5.5mm ply as a base board and 3mm closed...

I use 5.5mm ply as a base board and 3mm closed cell foam, drawing pins would barely hold through the foam plus hammering them in would disturb everything, plus they may pull the track down and...
Forum: OO Scale 29-04-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By TimberSurf
Most Model Shops do mail order. Hattons and Rails...

Most Model Shops do mail order. Hattons and Rails of Sheffield are probably the biggest well know, but you can get good service and best prices from many others, check out UK Model Shops.co.uk...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 29-04-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 560
Posted By TimberSurf
I lay track with no pins. I glue in place with...

I lay track with no pins. I glue in place with Copydex. I use track setters to hold the curves and lots of weights to hold precisely while drying (household bricks are ideal). I then wrap buildings...
Forum: Kit Building 27-04-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By TimberSurf
The best kick off point for searches

How about a few more options? Scalescene is only one of many!

Card Kits (http://www.elotion.co.uk/links.html#LS13)

I have personally gone off card and now prefer something with texture and...
Forum: Members layouts 27-04-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,300
Posted By TimberSurf
I use this Paragon Paints...

I use this Paragon Paints (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Paragon-Paints-Humbrol-Compatible-Thinner-Humbrol-Alternative-Paint-Thinners/251444470022?hash=item3a8b422106:m:mjLSVwSgbwCs059pe7ylgkw)
More...
Forum: Members layouts 26-04-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 812
Posted By TimberSurf
It says put title here, just call me Sir!

Does that mean I am for the high jump?:(. Not sure what I raised? :p The layout or the website?


Your welcome, all feedback will be fed to the web gremlins who will cobble together more!:D
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Forum: Members layouts 26-04-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 812
Posted By TimberSurf
Let me know what you think when you have time:) ...

Let me know what you think when you have time:)

Cheers, glad you don't think my advice is garbage! Always looking for idea's to reduce costs and happy to share.

Yes Mountain, I AM...
Forum: Members layouts 25-04-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 812
Posted By TimberSurf
LUMSDONIA layout and resource website

I am an Electrical Design Engineer with a large house and a departed family, heading toward my twilight years, I am re-invoking my long lost hobbies of electronics and model railways. I built my...
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