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Forum: Scenery 31-08-2018, 05:02 PM
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Posted By TimberSurf
I used 3mm LED's (approximates to 9 inch glass...

I used 3mm LED's (approximates to 9 inch glass bowl). Be wary what you buy, 3mm LED's will give a narrow beam, not as narrow as 2mm but if you look at the specs, it will tell you the beam angle and...
Forum: Scenery 31-08-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 583
Posted By TimberSurf
I had similar thoughts about using springs, etc,...

I had similar thoughts about using springs, etc, but being above the board is ugly, so I came up with this (https://www.lumsdonia.co.uk/post_spike.html), as a sacrificial element or copper wire as a...
Forum: Members layouts 22-08-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,903
Posted By TimberSurf
Prompted by a discussion with exhibitors at a...

Prompted by a discussion with exhibitors at a Model railway exhibition, a couple of guides on electronics that are useful for controlling power, sprang to mind.
Now added to the growing list

DC...
Forum: Members layouts 14-08-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,903
Posted By TimberSurf
I finally got around to doing a Soldering write...

I finally got around to doing a Soldering write up, it's been on my list to make a which/guide for long time. It frequently comes up on forums (mainly "I am scared to try") but also how to and which...
Forum: General Chat 27-07-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,078
Posted By TimberSurf
I have a 3in1 HP A3 printer at home {Officejet...

I have a 3in1 HP A3 printer at home {Officejet 7500 E910}, it was about 100, when new, I go through the ink about every 9 months and get a set of 4 XL for about 50, the advantage is that seperate...
Forum: Members layouts 19-07-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,903
Posted By TimberSurf
Hi Steve M, care to elaborate?

Hi Steve M, care to elaborate?
Forum: Members layouts 19-07-2018, 09:57 PM
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Posted By TimberSurf
Flashbang, I apologise. I did research the...

Flashbang, I apologise.

I did research the subject and to be honest thought your wording the most appropriate. The terminology used is very common throughout all websites, as its based around...
Forum: Baseboards 18-07-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By TimberSurf
Taking on Flashbang's and Cudworth's suggestions,...

Taking on Flashbang's and Cudworth's suggestions, combine the two and use the table as the support for a larger ply sheet, a 125mm overhang on all sides would give you 100cm x 145cm, etc
Forum: Members layouts 18-07-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,903
Posted By TimberSurf
Thanks chaps, glad you find it useful, it...

Thanks chaps, glad you find it useful, it encourages me to expand the site.
Although the site was originally set up as my kind of blog, it rapidly turned into a repository of tips n links. Obviously...
Forum: Baseboards 17-07-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 762
Posted By TimberSurf
You are correct, the theory is not to "reconnect"...

You are correct, the theory is not to "reconnect" the track mechanically (no pins, no touching ballast to base, etc)

http://www.lumsdonia.co.uk/images/8e47aafffa74.jpg

I did a huge amount of...
Forum: Members layouts 17-07-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,903
Posted By TimberSurf
Soooooooo...... BIG NEWS! Well it is...

Soooooooo......

BIG NEWS!

Well it is for me!

Lumsdonia is now a domain.

So you can always find it by just typing in www.lumsdonia.co.uk
(www.lumsdonia.co.uk)
Forum: Baseboards 14-07-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 762
Posted By TimberSurf
I laid mine on closed cell foam (instead of cork)...

I laid mine on closed cell foam (instead of cork) and glued the ballast with copydex (rubbery glue). No ballast touches the ply. The Jury is still out, as my base is only 6mm ply, so adds to the...
Forum: Members layouts 13-07-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,903
Posted By TimberSurf
Your very welcome, it is what the website is...

Your very welcome, it is what the website is mostly about, sharing idea's with others for them to invest in maybe having a go themselves, its also a great resource (Links page...
Forum: Members layouts 03-07-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,903
Posted By TimberSurf
Dear footplate, many thanks for the offer of...

Dear footplate, many thanks for the offer of assistance, but I did spit when asking the question!
There is no love lost between "The other railway" and Lumsdonia. A guy once remarked about our...
Forum: Members layouts 03-07-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,903
Posted By TimberSurf
It is good, to have something "different", I have...

It is good, to have something "different", I have plans for other bespoke Lumsdonia specials. I too abore samey easily recognisable buildings and intend to do much more kit bashing and scratch...
Forum: Members layouts 02-07-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,903
Posted By TimberSurf
I must admit I could probably look up what the...

I must admit I could probably look up what the actual gauge is/was and work out the 4mm/1ft equivalent, but like most of my modelling, prototypicality is of little concern to me (Lumsdonia tends to...
Forum: Members layouts 02-07-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,903
Posted By TimberSurf
The other angle is the opposite way round, maybe...

The other angle is the opposite way round, maybe I am seeking others with similar matter interest who can help me?

I am a complete newbie to both scratch building and Arduino, any nuggets of...
Forum: Members layouts 02-07-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,903
Posted By TimberSurf
You are not wrong in one respect, what does...

You are not wrong in one respect, what does "flying out of the box" mean? lol

I think you all have valid points, (Teedoubleudee) we all need a pat on the back occasionally, at what ever level our...
Forum: Members layouts 01-07-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,903
Posted By TimberSurf
I am not looking for praise, just justification...

I am not looking for praise, just justification that's it's worth posting!
I could just passsify my penchant for sharing by writing up my endeavours on my website alone, were I knowingly definitely...
Forum: Members layouts 01-07-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,903
Posted By TimberSurf
If there is nothing to say, then it is worthless...

If there is nothing to say, then it is worthless posting here.

Either like or dislike, any comment would do, that's the point of a forum, to generate discussion, indifference is not worthy of my...
Forum: Members layouts 01-07-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,903
Posted By TimberSurf
Man, getting comments out of you guys is like...

Man, getting comments out of you guys is like pulling hen's teeth!

What do I have to do to get some conversation?

Current project is Office tower blocks with lights on every floor, controlled...
Forum: Scenery 01-07-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 474
Posted By TimberSurf
Dampen the (one only side) inner surface of the...

Dampen the (one only side) inner surface of the corrugated cardboard.
Find thin card the same size and dampen.
Apply PVA to thin card.
Place glue up, on the former.
Pre bend the corrugated...
Forum: DCC 25-06-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,108
Posted By TimberSurf
Teedoubleudee, you are correct, I have not...

Teedoubleudee, you are correct, I have not mentioned DC (might have to add a few words) and it is just as applicable to apply "a BUS" to eliminate fishplate issues, but no so relevant for things like...
Forum: DCC 25-06-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,108
Posted By TimberSurf
This question comes up frequently and causes...

This question comes up frequently and causes confusion, one bunch advocates going nuts with droppers and, as Cudworth says, others chime in with " I have been running with a single connection for 30...
Forum: Members layouts 17-06-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,903
Posted By TimberSurf
And here is the second, a power transformer,...

And here is the second, a power transformer, Lumsdonia version of a schnabel.
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