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by rue_d_etropal
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 55n15 ??
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: 55n15 ??

I tested it on 2 1.5v batteries and it still moved a bit fast. On one battery it was too slow, so suspect somewheee inbetween. That was before I built layout, so need to test again, now its done and motor nicely worn in.
by rue_d_etropal
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Thank you, Photobucket !!!
Replies: 32
Views: 2452

Re: Thank you, Photobucket !!!

I wonder how many will take them up on their offer. Two problems. Firstly, when you try to charge for something that had previously beeen free, then takeup is not that high. Secondly when you have upset so many potential customers by messing around with their photos,why should they trus you any more...
by rue_d_etropal
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 55n15 ??
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: 55n15 ??

After trying to get password reset, for some reason nothing got emailed to me when I requested a newpassword. But, I found my old password, and it works, so now I can post a coule of pictures of my 55n15 mini layout. Mre cake than pizza, as it fits in a cakebox. http://www.rue-d-etropal.com/Model-pi...
by rue_d_etropal
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 55n15 ??
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: 55n15 ??

Still at planning stage. This is the chassis for loco https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rokuhan-SA002-1-Z-Shorty-Powered-Chassis-Shinkansen-Type-1-220-Z-Scale/352357443580?epid=21012527110&hash=item520a23e7fc:g:zTkAAOSwSFJaep9D There is another version SA001, not sure on exact difference,but looks very...
by rue_d_etropal
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 55n15 ??
Replies: 5
Views: 222

55n15 ??

I bought one of those low cost Z gauge locos and an oval of track. Radius is about 45mm, yes mm not cm. The loco is what the maker Rokuhan call a shorty, and is in same price bracket as Kato units. Now 6.5mm gauge works out close to 15in gauge in 5.5mm/ft(1/55) and as I have been planning various ga...
by rue_d_etropal
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Indonesian Railcars
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: Indonesian Railcars

Doubt if it was originally 50cm gauge, so googled it, and found this http://www.internationalsteam.co.uk/tales/indonesiatales01.htm Turn out the mine section was 50cm but the rest has alwaysbeen 60cm gauge. I think if you exhibied a layout with these railcars(??), people would not believe they exist...
by rue_d_etropal
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: THREADS REVIVED WITH PHOTOS
Replies: 3
Views: 924

Re: THREADS REVIVED WITH PHOTOS

We went through this same scenario a few years ago. It seems that many are still making themselves dependent on free webspace. I will post of sites such as FB, but always have original photos, which are sometimes also on my own, paid for, website. Not that that is 100% safe, but I think it is safer....
by rue_d_etropal
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Forum hosting costs
Replies: 22
Views: 3274

Re: Forum hosting costs

Just noticed I had not been logged on since July. Having been looking though, and was using the FB page, until I felt it was going over the same ground as we covered a while back here. Just sent a small donation . Happy New Year As for hosting photos, I still recommend people to buy their own little...
by rue_d_etropal
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Photo hosting?
Replies: 33
Views: 3123

Re: Photo hosting?

I would have thought people would have learned after the last free photo sharing website went bust, that the best way is to have your own paid for website and post your pictures there. You ae talking, less than the cost of a couple of pints a beer a month. No adverts, and you are in control, and as ...
by rue_d_etropal
Thu May 04, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 3D Software
Replies: 14
Views: 2115

Re: 3D Software

Someone mentioned tinkercad to me at the weekend and said that it was OK for initial designs but could not then modify them. Also when it comes to costings, then I am concerned some still don't appreciate many free packages are not for commercial use. Student versions of software are for educational...
by rue_d_etropal
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 3D Software
Replies: 14
Views: 2115

Re: 3D Software

Tom recommended me to try a 3D CAD package Alibre, now called Geomagic Design, it works well for me, being more engineering based. You can try it out for free for a short period, so make sure you have the time to work through their tutororial, and it is then it costs a single fee of £400 , no yearly...
by rue_d_etropal
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: A chance find
Replies: 6
Views: 1432

Re: A chance find

quite often the Atlas Editions items end up on ebay, so you can buy them later. Might have to pay more, but at least you don't get the hazzle. Also bought quite a few HO French items direct from China. These would have been stock left over by Atlas Editions, and the more popular items sold out fast....
by rue_d_etropal
Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 1/35n9 diorama
Replies: 1
Views: 837

Re: 1/35n9 diorama

must admit, the more run down, the more I like it, but I would not want to live there necessarily! I am sure someone could explain why I feel this way, but any models that are too clean - sorry not for me. If the owner is not carefuul I might get my dirtying up kit out. 1/35n9 or 1/32n9 is something...
by rue_d_etropal
Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Project X
Replies: 35
Views: 6307

Re: Project X

It is just that I have found my 3ft long modules difficult to move, and with all that height. I am sure there are examples of crates used in the cartoons.Diamite is transported in crates, but given where you are living, that might be a bit sensitive.
by rue_d_etropal
Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 191
Views: 22975

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

wish you luck wit the infill. Worth while having a look at how Michael Mott did it. it is somewhere on this forum. Would be a pity to spoil layout when other parts are so good. And yes, you could have used my 3D printed track, but everyone has their own ideas, and some work out OK.
by rue_d_etropal
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Project X
Replies: 35
Views: 6307

Re: Project X

nice one. Might be fun transporting it, based on experience. I suppose a purpose built box(on wheels) to put it in might be the answer.
by rue_d_etropal
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Boat kits?
Replies: 3
Views: 797

Re: Boat kits?

most of the boat kits require a lot of skill to build, one advantage of these and other vac formed kits. Just a pity the other manufacturer retired(he also was first to supply those fishermen figures somehave used in 1/12th scale, as I bought some not long before he retired). I think thete was a fis...
by rue_d_etropal
Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Boat kits?
Replies: 3
Views: 797

Boat kits?

A few years ago there was a range of vac formed boat kits at about 1/24 scale. I have one on one of my APA box modules, and a second unmade. Unfortunately they are no longeravailable, I was looking at the Amera website.They produce the vac formed bases for some of the Airfix kits, but I noticed they...
by rue_d_etropal
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: underground monorail line under London - idea for a layout?
Replies: 3
Views: 1191

Re: underground monorail line under London - idea for a layout?

that gives me an idea.I have just ordered one of the Marklin My World train sets, the wagons look similar, and I am thinking some sort of narrow gauge system similar to the post office system. It is remote control. Infrared I think, so train has to be in sight. https://az95169.vo.msecnd.net/images/m...
by rue_d_etropal
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Light weight bridges
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: Light weight bridges

The Bailey bridge is more complex than the bridges I mean. In the book on Longmoor it shows them building simple bridges with longitudinal metal beams and sleepered track on to. Just wondering if it was fixed in place. This was for standard gauge but it was also used for narrow gauge.
by rue_d_etropal
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Light weight bridges
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Light weight bridges

After looking at some photos, I am wondering about construction of light weight, often military built narrow gauge railways. Early bridges were typically wooden, and track was sleepered. On later beidges the supports might still be wooden, but longitudinal metal girders were used. Some bridges had m...
by rue_d_etropal
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: SIDI FONTANA MOROCCO 1916 scale 1/72
Replies: 58
Views: 9110

Re: SIDI FONTANA MOROCCO 1916 scale 1/72

I found this website on the French 60cm gauge in Morocco. Some interesting pictures of bridges. http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Narrow_gauge_railways_in_former_French_Morocco I suspect many bridges were lightweight girder on supports and probably then sleepered, USA style. The concrete(?) supports have l...
by rue_d_etropal
Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Smallbrook Super Nellie in 1/6-1/8 scale
Replies: 14
Views: 2046

Re: Smallbrook Super Nellie in 1/6-1/8 scale

there is a lot of stuff out there for 1/6th scale(also listed under 12in figures), not all military, some street acton stuff, and some slightly weird/dodgy stuff(don't ask, just search on ebay!) . Also there is good old Barbie and Sindy. Difficulty is getting figures which are shorter than 12in, esp...
by rue_d_etropal
Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Cactus Plants ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1248

Re: Cactus Plants ?

A search on ebay, only came up with this alternative - Pegasus PG6507 – Large Cacti Plastic Model Kit – 13 – 50 mm, still not cheap, but as a kit can be put together in different ways. surprised there are no cheap Chinese ones, as there are plenty of palm trees available! There is another Pegasus ki...
by rue_d_etropal
Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: 1/24th Ford Transit Van
Replies: 4
Views: 1214

Re: 1/24th Ford Transit Van

One idea I had would be for a forestry railway like the Romanian ones, were they use transits converted to run on track. Italeri do have a tendency of picking odd versions of models. When they did the Quonset hut in 1/72 they picked probably the least common and certainly the least successful versio...

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