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by Stu
Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: How to make static grass applicator please?
Replies: 26
Views: 19122

I like this one, it looks a lot better.. Added to the 'To do' list.. 8)
by Stu
Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:47 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yet another new layout - Episode 1
Replies: 32
Views: 13062

Cool, that's one hurdle out of the way! Don't forget to buy some wire as well, to save yourself any confusion it's best to get two different colours so you can easily differentiate between the permanent rail and the sectional breaks... I don't know if you've got a soldering iron yet? If you haven't ...
by Stu
Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yet another new layout - Episode 1
Replies: 32
Views: 13062

RichUK wrote:I was looking for some of these for my layout and thought Maplin was expensive.


They can be Richard, it was just to show what was needed rather than an endorsement..
by Stu
Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yet another new layout - Episode 1
Replies: 32
Views: 13062

Oops sorry :oops: OK, keeping it simple, SPST stands for Single Pole Single Throw (On-Off), SPDT stands for Single Pole Double Throw (On-Off-On) and DPDT stands for Double Pole Double Throw (On-Off-On and used for reversing the way the power flows). In the most basic terms SPST has 2 connections, SP...
by Stu
Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yet another new layout - Episode 1
Replies: 32
Views: 13062

This is great, even I am starting to understand what I need to do - thanks for the advice on one common rail, anything that cuts down wiring I'all for - although you did add another slight twist by mentioning swiches, hadn't even thought of those. I don't know if you have thought of building a smal...
by Stu
Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yet another new layout - Episode 1
Replies: 32
Views: 13062

But still need to advice on wiring - I know its simple for you guys that know, but I don't I'm presuming your using DC Gordon? Keep the wiring as simple as possible, to create isolated sections you only need to make a brake in one part of the circuit so the easiest way is to have 1 common rail (wit...
by Stu
Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Katham House
Replies: 186
Views: 61399

Jon Randall wrote:That does look good Barry.
I'm :mrgreen:


A martian with a big smile.. :?

:lol:
by Stu
Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:07 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Turntable from CD
Replies: 28
Views: 11686

I couldn't see the pictures... :cry:
by Stu
Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: bending machine
Replies: 16
Views: 6715

Unfortunately that's not much help Ken, I don't have anything to cut PCB up on and i'm certainly not doing it by hand.. :?
by Stu
Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: bending machine
Replies: 16
Views: 6715

I thought I'd chuck this question under the same thread seeing as it's related.. Where is the best place to buy flat bottom code 100 rail and PCB sleepers from cos I'm having a bit of trouble locating some? I've tried Marcway - The telephone just rings & rings, with nobody home! I've tried C+L F...
by Stu
Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:00 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Drain Cover Turntable
Replies: 19
Views: 6882

Great modelling Christoph 8)
by Stu
Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Simon's VB Challenge Gnine Loco
Replies: 82
Views: 38360

Well, only the axle's need fit.. I can live with a bit of overhang... :lol: Not sure what ideas you have running through your head Stu :lol: but I will be sticking to Gn15 proportions if I build one :lol: . LOL sorry mate, you know I thought someone might think that after I posted.. Well... I'm wor...
by Stu
Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Katham House
Replies: 186
Views: 61399

mogbass01 wrote:On board edges have you ever used the C&L connectors? I try and keep my layouts to a sinlge board but the layout im about to start later today has to be 2 boards :(


I always use Scart leads (21 pins) for multi board, cheap & cheerful from somwhere like Maplins!
by Stu
Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Drain Cover Turntable
Replies: 19
Views: 6882

Yup a builders or plumbers merchant would be the best place to start..
by Stu
Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Turntable from CD
Replies: 28
Views: 11686

Well if mine are anything to go by, there would be a bit of slop on the post. :cry:
by Stu
Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Simon's VB Challenge Gnine Loco
Replies: 82
Views: 38360

Steve Bennett wrote:Well I guess, it would need to fit on a CD turntable, if I were going to make one, of course :lol: Not sure if that helps.


Well, only the axle's need fit.. I can live with a bit of overhang... :lol:
by Stu
Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Turntable from CD
Replies: 28
Views: 11686

Nice one Jon..

Just keep friggin it till it works, that's what I say.. :mrgreen:
by Stu
Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Simon's VB Challenge Gnine Loco
Replies: 82
Views: 38360

Steve Bennett wrote:I'm guessing you are talking about Gnine and On9 :?: If that is the case, G is almost twice the size of O.


No I was actually referring to Gnine & Gn15, but I missed the bit about the use of the different chassis for this particular project..
by Stu
Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Turntable from CD
Replies: 28
Views: 11686

RichUK wrote:Evening
Thanks for the suggestions - will give them all try - I am now wondering if I could fasten the CD to a lego wheel and do something that way!

Will have a try tomorrow and see what happens!
richard


Anythings possible Richard, the only drawback to that is getting it central.. :cry:
by Stu
Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Simon's VB Challenge Gnine Loco
Replies: 82
Views: 38360

I suppose it might be possible to multiscale some of the components, will have to see what they come out like. I wont rule out something in On9, but my recent track record in that is not very good, I'm too easily distracted (again). Sorry for going off on a tangent again :oops: are there any other ...
by Stu
Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Simon's VB Challenge Gnine Loco
Replies: 82
Views: 38360

LOL :lol:
by Stu
Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Turntable from CD
Replies: 28
Views: 11686

RichUK wrote:I have been trying to build one, but I can't get it to turn freely.


You could always try a tiny bit of grease something like vaseline where the CD is seated.
by Stu
Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 1:24th scale canal narrowboat
Replies: 82
Views: 29956

Interesting...
by Stu
Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Simon's VB Challenge Gnine Loco
Replies: 82
Views: 38360

Quoting Sir Arthur in Minimum Gauge Railways: Their Application, Construction and Working : Cabs on such small engines are to be avoided as unbearably hot in summer, dangerous in case of emergency, and inconvenient at all times on account of the contracted dimensions. A stout mackintosh is cheaper ...
by Stu
Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Turntable from CD
Replies: 28
Views: 11686

I have 2 solutions to turning them, I must hasten to add though that I haven't had the time or been well enough to implement them yet so we shall say for now that they are theoretical.. Method 1; The first is to have a toy car wheel, like the kind you find on the centrifugal drives (The ones you pus...

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