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by lesmond
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Where is Everyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: Where is Everyone?

Busy with work / life / family. Snail like progress on all modelling fronts :(

Les
by lesmond
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line
Replies: 169
Views: 19730

Re: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line

Nowt done for a while due to work etc, but finally some progress today. I cut a piece of styrene to the right size, and used it to make a mount to hold the Spud to the 3D printed chassis: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4538/27037676589_9083e90629_z.jpg 2017-12-03 17.01.37 by lesmond2009 , on Flickr ...
by lesmond
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 40
Views: 869

Re: Macton II

That is going to look quite lovely. Thank you for the detailed account.

Les
by lesmond
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line
Replies: 169
Views: 19730

Re: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line

Wiring finally finis :D . Trains have run, and it mostly all works. Next to make the small locomotive to bring the skips from the offstage mine and take the loaded flat cars to the (also offstage) warehouse. So far it consists of these parts: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4570/38662570171_4d4e44c22...
by lesmond
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 96
Views: 7097

Re: Longstone 2

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Les
by lesmond
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 40
Views: 869

Re: Macton II

Wow. That is all :)

Most interested in the turntables, have made similar but operated manually from above.

Les
by lesmond
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 40
Views: 869

Re: Macton II

Just found this one, and loving it :)

Les
by lesmond
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line
Replies: 169
Views: 19730

Re: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line

Thanks, Bill. Its quite straightforward, just a little squeezed in. Having each track section switched does mean I can have three locomotives "on scene" at once... :D :D

Les
by lesmond
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line
Replies: 169
Views: 19730

Re: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line

After a busy week in which nothing was done at anything much, I settled down yesterday afternoon and yesterday to connect up the wiring. It isn't quite finished yet, 'cos I need a yard of grey wire (none in the local Maplins, none in stock thin enough) to connect up the last track section. So, not f...
by lesmond
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 19
Views: 1496

Re: Crundells Estate

Very gnice - good progress, I especially like the trackwork :)

Les
by lesmond
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 96
Views: 7097

Re: Longstone 2

Excellent :)
by lesmond
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line
Replies: 169
Views: 19730

Re: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line

I'm away this weekend (unsupervised, too) so there probably won't be a lot done. In light of this, 'cos I was home early from work (1pm finish on a Friday), I fitted the back and side mdf sections. They'll likely be off again, but with them in place I can get the wiring done. I reprinted the control...
by lesmond
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Back on the Drawing Board
Replies: 123
Views: 44578

Re: Back on the Drawing Board

You are a lovely man :)
by lesmond
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line
Replies: 169
Views: 19730

Re: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line

Its the nature of the piece of track. Its a bit like a dead frog point - there are plastic sections between the powered rails.
by lesmond
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line
Replies: 169
Views: 19730

Re: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line

Last for today. There is wine with my name on it. The curved section which has given me plenty of anxiety turned out to be not too bad, but another interesting problem has arisen. More of that later... I had a look at the amount of track needed for the curve which turned out to be roughly 2/3 of a l...
by lesmond
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line
Replies: 169
Views: 19730

Re: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line

Now that the track is down and set firmly in place, some revisions and modifications have been suggested. From the start I've always wondered if there was room for another track coming off the turntable, without taking away from the design and also without the whole thing looking cluttered. There wa...
by lesmond
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line
Replies: 169
Views: 19730

Re: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line

A bit of a bonkers week in work, so no progress until today. I've made and fitted all of the track sections except for the curved one. These were cut to length with Xuron cutters, and stuck to the foam base with caulk. All expense was as ever spared. It now looks like this: https://farm5.staticflick...
by lesmond
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Back on the Drawing Board
Replies: 123
Views: 44578

Re: Back on the Drawing Board

What otherDoc said :)

Thank you!

Les
by lesmond
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line
Replies: 169
Views: 19730

Re: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line

Today I made a start on the track sections. Alignment with the turntable is crucial, so I made the section which runs into the shed first. This is a piece of Hornby OO straight track with 1/2" or so trimmed off. It joins to the Atlas square crossing inside the shed. It will be buried in the gro...
by lesmond
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 182
Views: 15277

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Cheers, Bill - bookmarked for reference / inspiration :)

Les
by lesmond
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Forest distillery
Replies: 11
Views: 501

Re: Forest distillery

Gorgeous :)

Thanks for sharing.

Les
by lesmond
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 96
Views: 7097

Re: Longstone 2

Absolutely beautiful. Many congratulations to both of you for a superb job :)

Les
by lesmond
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line
Replies: 169
Views: 19730

Re: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line

Minor progress over the last couple of days. The control panel has now been drilled out, section and other switches added, and the whole thing trial fitted to the back mdf panel: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4443/23986027608_2755958408_c.jpg 2017-10-21 20.59.56 by lesmond2009 , on Flickr https://f...
by lesmond
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 182
Views: 15277

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Just beautiful Bill :)

Thanks for sharing.

Les
by lesmond
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line
Replies: 169
Views: 19730

Re: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line

Planking finished, just to add "nails" and finish the inspection hatch (currently a square piece of styrene): https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4465/37645117936_b382e2db32_c.jpg 2017-10-14 17.44.24 by lesmond2009 , on Flickr It looks fairly ok (I think, anyway) in place: https://farm5.staticf...

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