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by EvadingGrid
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 3D Software
Replies: 14
Views: 2295

Re: 3D Software

3D is hard. People want easy answers. The best advice is to keep an open mind, because you need to change how you think about objects. Artists are taught to see the world as composed out of a few basic primitive shapes. We humans look at a coffee mug and don't as a rule think Torus and cylinder. The...
by EvadingGrid
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Unidentified Lister
Replies: 64
Views: 28322

Re: Unidentified Lister

It would look more realistic with a bit more weathering :twisted:
by EvadingGrid
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 140
Views: 16786

Re: Longstone 2

I like the size 7ft 3ins (2.2mts) x 3ft 3ins (1mt) and its clever track / scenario design.
by EvadingGrid
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K
Replies: 25
Views: 2699

Re: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K

docnjoj wrote:It also depends on motor quality and gearing but on 200 ma batteries I get 2-3 hours running. This is on 2 cells or about 8 volts. Batteries are about 6-10 USD from Hobbyking.
otherDoc


Thank you !
From that I get "The big picture".
by EvadingGrid
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K
Replies: 25
Views: 2699

Re: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K

My big worry, is the running time for the batteries. I realise, that would depend on the size of the battery, the draw of the motor, and so on . . . Thing is I want to know what sort of times (roughly) are people getting, is it in minutes, or hours ? Also thanks for all the replies, its taking me ti...
by EvadingGrid
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K
Replies: 25
Views: 2699

Re: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K

I've been reading about Deltang here : http://www.deltang.co.uk/ Its hard work, kind of like reminds me of reading Unix Manual pages . . . The product itself looks very good, but the website is aimed at Geeks. I'm left wondering about the batteries and all sorts of every day practical concerns. Batt...
by EvadingGrid
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K
Replies: 25
Views: 2699

Re: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K

I gave just been browsing for a suitable DCC system The result is one very angry Gnewbie. First off analogue. Bit more advanced than napping two flints together. Perfectly suitable for high speed running. A marginal advance on clockwork. Second Pulse Width Modulation It works. Ok, so I've got the sm...
by EvadingGrid
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Gn00b Gnwebie
Replies: 9
Views: 1131

Re: Gn00b Gnwebie

Can I just thank everybody for replying, if I seem a little slow to respond its because I am absorbed in all the reading and studying track plans.

Its all very inspirational.
by EvadingGrid
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Gn00b Gnwebie
Replies: 9
Views: 1131

Re: Gn00b Gnwebie

Hi, This is more of a 'Hello' than an answer to your varied questions as I play in bigger scales (up to and including 12" to the foot) but I'm a big fan of minimum gauge type railways and models of all scales. If I might make so bold, but a real name is always nice to know too please. Meantime...
by EvadingGrid
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Gn00b Gnwebie
Replies: 9
Views: 1131

Re: Gn00b Gnwebie

Thank you More_Cats_Than_Sense Your layout Katham House , by answered a heck of lot of questions, really, really helpful write up and photos. I think I spent about a couple of hours last night studying photos that are effectively a great collection of track plans ideas. My previous experience in mod...
by EvadingGrid
Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Gn00b Gnwebie
Replies: 9
Views: 1131

Gn00b Gnwebie

I'm kinda stuck what to say. I really could do with some most basic help ! I have spent time looking at the Virtual Exhibition pages. The thing is a lot of people are so talented that they skip little details, like track plans, how they laid the track, what it cost to build and other little details ...

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