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by Imagineering
Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: C Rapper & Sons, Sanitary Ware Manufacturers
Replies: 18
Views: 8680

Or a 'Porter Potty' perhaps? http://my.gn15.info/dsc00245.jpg It raises many comments at Exhibitions. "What a Crappy Layout" "Where were you when you thought of it?" "Is this Scale Bog Standard?" "Is there any significance that the Loco is pulling a 'Log'?" (j...
by Imagineering
Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Button-Hole mine.... a fantasy in Gn15
Replies: 25
Views: 13290

rockershovel wrote:aren't holes shipped in "lay-flat" form http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFNx7YFw ... re=related ?



Watch that you don't fall into this one . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5_Msrdg ... ature=fvwp

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by Imagineering
Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smith's dream - a short bush tram layout
Replies: 126
Views: 59459

Blackcloud Railways wrote:Emulsion paint is the stuff we paint interior walls with, not sure if you have a different name for it on your side of the pond. It's water soluble so definitely not oil based.


From your description, it is know as an 'Acrylic' everywhere else but the US.

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by Imagineering
Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smith's dream - a short bush tram layout
Replies: 126
Views: 59459

If I do as Murray says I will be eating the layout in no time flat, as it stands now I`m off to have a snack just from reading the post! :twisted: Gnow you Gnow why some Layouts are called Pizzas. Jamie Oliver - eat your heart out . . . I saved (and dried) tea bags and use the loose tea if I want d...
by Imagineering
Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smith's dream - a short bush tram layout
Replies: 126
Views: 59459

Thanks for those suggestions. I'd like to use hanging basket liner, but the sort available here is made from coarse brown coconut fiber, and does not look like the green grassy stuff available overseas. I will try carpet underlay and bush litter. Have a look in the 'Condiments' Section of your loca...
by Imagineering
Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smith's dream - a short bush tram layout
Replies: 126
Views: 59459

... Keep the glue mix nice and thin and you won't get it showing. Ahh, that's it. My glue dilution was more like 1:1, with no wet water spray first. I tried using a spray, then glue diluted 1:4 and it did not get nearly so dark. Still a bit. And I put the glue in a squeezy bottle as you said - much...
by Imagineering
Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pizza in Gn15. You order it - I'll cook it.
Replies: 39
Views: 18481

Murray any progress is great, Not much further to go on this one I suspect, then onto the next project, An inglenook perhaps?, you are probably a dab hand at switches after all that track laying. Yep, 37 Sets of Points, all Electro-Frog and Tortoise controlled. Includes an 8 Car Inglenook, TimeSave...
by Imagineering
Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pizza in Gn15. You order it - I'll cook it.
Replies: 39
Views: 18481

Eighteen months on, and it's still not finished :roll: For the past Year, I've been busy with a Std Gauge layout for a Client. Over 120Km of Track & over $100K spent - wish it were mine . . . Might get a chance to finish this one :lol: The Update . . . . . http://my.gn15.info/dsc03460.jpg .
by Imagineering
Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 561
Views: 208183

Sorry that I didn't get to meet you Glen.
didn't know that you were there untill Sunday night, (via this forum).

Hope that you scored some 'Jaffas' at the Chocolate Mine though. :D

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by Imagineering
Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:33 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 561
Views: 208183

The last 'Junk Haul' found me three 24Volt 100Amp PSU's. Bit big for Haywards Estate though . . . (Actually physically bigger).
Running my 4-Axis CNC Mill off one of them.

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by Imagineering
Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:57 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 561
Views: 208183

Gavin Sowry wrote:
DCRfan wrote:Sowry, I'm sure Murray will support me - don't bother bringing the train suit. The hat is JUST acceptable :lol: :lol:


:shock: Guess what shop I went back to (and made a purchase) :!:




Fluoro Green this time I suppose?

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by Imagineering
Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Go Figure
Replies: 20
Views: 8593

Re: Go Figure

Does my Bum look too big in green dear?? http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj319/bilcor/Figure009r.jpg Another view of the re-profiled buttocks. Some of the material on the rear of the right thigh has been removed to get a good 'sit'. Not often does one get a chance to 'profile' your Woman's Butto...
by Imagineering
Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Go Figure
Replies: 20
Views: 8593

Re: Go Figure

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by Imagineering
Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Electronics & Animation for Layouts
Replies: 22
Views: 9124

Wireless Servo Controller

This just arrived from the States today . . . http://www.cheapcontrolsystems.com/ It will drive up to 6 Servos using a wireless Playstation 2 Controller. Just the thing for operating a Layout whilst sitting down or off chatting to other Exhibitors. Range is up to 30 Metres. According to the Specs, h...
by Imagineering
Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:12 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Stamping Ground Gold Mine
Replies: 832
Views: 330591

Glen A wrote:Thanks Gerry.


Actually, I've been busy. Yesterday I finally took the plunge and ordered the board that Murray recommended (back on page 28 on this thread).


Which route are you taking Glen? Have you ordered the Arduino or the Servo Controller?

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by Imagineering
Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 561
Views: 208183

:? The Kerosine Creek layout on our other side is lucky to survive. I wrote Texas Chainsaw Massacre II on Saturday, threatening to bring my real chainsaw to outdo the forestry sound effects :!: : You haven't broken my Sound FX CD I hope . . . I only made one copy for Grant. What sounds do you want ...
by Imagineering
Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:13 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Barton Ings Tile Works
Replies: 215
Views: 83744

Shouldn't that Box of Oil containers read GN15 Oil?

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by Imagineering
Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:10 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 561
Views: 208183

Gavin Sowry wrote::oops: :oops: :oops:

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:roll: Well, would you rather the Hawian shirt on page 2 :?:


Ouch, my eyes still hurt from the day that you wore that Gavin.

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by Imagineering
Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:45 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Electronics & Animation for Layouts
Replies: 22
Views: 9124

Email to 'The Stamping Ground'

This is a copy of an Email I sent to Glen of the Stamping Ground Fame. On reflection, I thought that the contents may be of interest. It may have sound a bit presumptuous of me to send you this post, but I have the benefit of a few years of Electronics/Mechanical/Model Engineering that may be of ass...
by Imagineering
Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Stamping Ground Gold Mine
Replies: 832
Views: 330591

I'm trying to think how to automate the bottom part, so I can have more moving when it is just me running it. But the limited space for motors, may mean having to rip out the incline. You could replace the 'Flesh Coloured Servo' on the Turntable for a start :lol: PM me with your Email address &...
by Imagineering
Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Electronics & Animation for Layouts
Replies: 22
Views: 9124

This is the one I've ordered, a bit cheaper if I solder the Header Pins myself. http://www.robokits.co.nz/mini-maestro-24-channel-servo-controller-partial-kit Quite a neat little 3 Servo Hexapod Robot featured in a Video at the bottom of the page using the Micro servo Board you mention. What turned ...
by Imagineering
Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:00 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Electronics & Animation for Layouts
Replies: 22
Views: 9124

Hi Guys, I've just ordered another board, which may be a better option for Animation & Railway applications. Product Advert here; http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/1354 Users Manual here; http://www.pololu.com/docs/pdf/0J40/maestro.pdf It comes in 24, 18, & 12 Servo variants, and is able...
by Imagineering
Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:33 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Electronics & Animation for Layouts
Replies: 22
Views: 9124

G'day again All Just thought that those of you in aussie land might not know of a local manufacturer of control boards suitable for control of trains/servo's/displays/relays etc, etc, etc. http://www.jedmicro.com.au/SingleBoardComputers.htm Great little boards, but all the interfaces are 'Serial'. ...
by Imagineering
Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Electronics & Animation for Layouts
Replies: 22
Views: 9124

And then there is the cheaper alternative by purchasing an MP3 Player, ($20-$30 NZD), & recording Left & Right Tracks separately.
Place the L&R Speakers on each side of the Layout & you can have appropriate sounds from the approximately appropriate positions.

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by Imagineering
Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Electronics & Animation for Layouts
Replies: 22
Views: 9124

Korschtal wrote:Wow, and I'm still using thread and pulley...


You could always attach the threads to Servos . . . :lol:



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