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by Roger Murray
Sun May 16, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Layout - green house Aalsmeer
Replies: 95
Views: 51701

Great advice about the roofmate, looks rather like a very dense blue polystyrene used at my old high school in the CAM machines, I'll have to get my brother to get me some offcuts before he too leaves for Uni :D I think you will find the roofmate is "Styrofoam" looks just like what I use ...
by Roger Murray
Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Underground Ernie with Gaugemaster
Replies: 22
Views: 11067

You could always try one of my controllers? Please be aware that a "feedback controller" should not be confused with a "pulsed controller". They are different! My controller is safe for all motors and it is a feedback controller. A pulsed controller is not safe for all motors and...
by Roger Murray
Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Slate
Replies: 6
Views: 3587

Gerry Bullock wrote:Try here Roger:
http://www.llechicymru.info/t000952.cymraeg.htm
Might give some of the answers.


Most interesting, I missed that one many thanks,
by Roger Murray
Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Slate
Replies: 6
Views: 3587

Excellent pictures "Fab" many thanks indeed.
by Roger Murray
Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Slate
Replies: 6
Views: 3587

Try Dave Rowe's articles in the Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette and the Peco magazines. But don't try anything like that carved styrofoam block in the background. That looks like some artsy- fartsy decoration made from cast concrete, so common with German schools and administration buildings of...
by Roger Murray
Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Slate
Replies: 6
Views: 3587

Slate

I am looking into a way of making a slate quarry in 16mm scale. There will be a lot of it so it has to be light weight! I think carved styrofoam might be the answer. Experiments in the picture. My question is does anyone know the length of the bore holes and cuts? Were they horizontal as well as ver...
by Roger Murray
Fri May 08, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: (M) Halling Motor bogies
Replies: 0
Views: 3316

(M) Halling Motor bogies

I found this site while looking for something else and I don't know if it is known about or not?

http://www.halling.at
by Roger Murray
Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: (M) G Scale figures
Replies: 1
Views: 5188

I was wondering if everyone was aware of these figures, they are very good too!

http://poe.o-honua.com/available.html

Cheers
by Roger Murray
Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bricks again.....
Replies: 3
Views: 2054

My worry would be about the fragility of the finished building since touching it would be liable to leave an impression I think you may be confusing polystyrene with styrofoam. Try as I might I cannot make any impression in the styrofoam with my fingers! I use 3mm foamboard for the shell of the str...
by Roger Murray
Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bricks again.....
Replies: 3
Views: 2054

Bricks again.....

I just wondered if anyone had seen this, I have tried it and it is very, very good!
Cheers

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topi ... hichpage=1
by Roger Murray
Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:34 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: wheelbase and radius
Replies: 15
Views: 6843

Thanks both, I bet some mathermatician could come up with some brain dulling formula though! I have just realised that the back to back is critical as well.
Anyone going to Amberly tomorrow? If so bear in mind the Festival of Speed is on at Goodwood and always causes traffic chaos!
Cheers.....
by Roger Murray
Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: wheelbase and radius
Replies: 15
Views: 6843

wheelbase and radius

Not GN15 but may be of interest. I have a commision for a SM32 O&K loco and when I enquired its radius requirement I was told well the wheelbase is 1.5 inches so it will negotiate an eight inch radius curve. It does but I have never heard that theory before. Does it apply to all scales? has anyo...
by Roger Murray
Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Test Bed Layout
Replies: 19
Views: 7690

Dismantle

Before I dismantle this test layout does anyone want it? For sale is foamboard base, risers and all track, crossing and points. Bear in mind the track is not fixed down! Obviously will have to be collected. Say around £100 for components, open to sensible offers. If not I will dismantle it and sell ...
by Roger Murray
Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New layout - again
Replies: 90
Views: 47791

How about a (working) overhead crane or am I being a tad ambitious :?:

I have a static version nearly complete in 1/29 scale.........
by Roger Murray
Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Test Bed Layout
Replies: 19
Views: 7690

"I'm assuming that the rearmost track connects to the outer curve at the far end."

Correct on that one.

"X" is a hidden loop for holding a train albeit a short one.

cheers
by Roger Murray
Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Test Bed Layout
Replies: 19
Views: 7690

Hudson Hunslet wrote: a train running under the bridge while another one runs on the bridge.


We are in the process of making a simple module that will allow two trains on a continuous run without them catching up. If anyone is interested let me know.
by Roger Murray
Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:29 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Test Bed Layout
Replies: 19
Views: 7690

You are right about the look of the double track but there was no way round it. I was intending to disquise it somehow by putting the rear track in a building. I still may if I decide to continue with it due to all the pressure!!! :roll:
by Roger Murray
Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Test Bed Layout
Replies: 19
Views: 7690

Ok let me try and answer the questions.... First, you are quite right about the EMA structure kit, I use the parts all the time they are a great time saver in any scale! The skip and wheely bin are from http://www.macsmouldings.co.uk Overtrack clearance, well in this case to keep the gradient to a m...
by Roger Murray
Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Test Bed Layout
Replies: 19
Views: 7690

Well I was thinking of a factory of some kind, it looked a bit like a fairground helta-skelta (is tht spelt right?) to start with! Someone siad it was a cricket team waiting for a minibus! I think I shall dismantle it as it has served its purpose and Geevor is calling!
by Roger Murray
Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Test Bed Layout
Replies: 19
Views: 7690

Test Bed Layout

In an effort to get familiar with GN15 and what it can do I have made this test bed layout. It is 58 inches by 18 inches on a lump of styrofoam there are 5 inch radius curves and 3% to 4% gradients some on curves. It all works very well with loco's hauling up to six wagons. The various items are jus...
by Roger Murray
Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:09 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Factory Chimneys.
Replies: 30
Views: 9735

Many thanks for all the input, I will let you now how it developes............
by Roger Murray
Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Factory Chimneys.
Replies: 30
Views: 9735

Re: Chimney

Some body is mind reading :!: :!: I have just started to plan getting the chimney in the HORNBY mag from the paper model of a boiler house in 4mm scale scaled up to 1:24 scale at the local print shop and printed in colour. The reason is the bricks on the eight sided chimney are tapered and solve th...
by Roger Murray
Sun Jun 24, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Factory Chimneys.
Replies: 30
Views: 9735

Christoph made a nice one on his DCR layout. It was a kitchen roll tube with bricks (card) glued on, then painted. http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a3/Christoph0815/DCR%20in%20Gn15/LK06.jpg Something castable might be a better idea for a 30 inch one though :shock: Sorry George seen the picture now ...
by Roger Murray
Sun Jun 24, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Factory Chimneys.
Replies: 30
Views: 9735

"what about a chair or table leg cut to length?"

Some one might notice and I don't think I would be in favour with the management!.............

Roger
by Roger Murray
Sun Jun 24, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Factory Chimneys.
Replies: 30
Views: 9735

In 4mm scale that's around 150 feet, some chimney, one for Fred! I am not sure about round tapered being more difficult though, time will tell......
Cheers
Roger

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