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Any model makers here? This is a nice little add on.

Discussion in 'off topic' started by kennyh, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    Are you going to do tiny lumps of stained toilet paper on the tracks too?
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  2. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

    Wrong era:D Era 5 - the rail operators in the early 60’s kept their tracks and line sides clean and tidy…
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  3. Nero

    Nero Don’t call me Bud

    Haha I remember the first time I travelled on French trains, and looking down the bog and seeing the tracks whizzing past.
  4. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

    I need a very small flat plate, say 6cm x 6cm, to mount a 12/2mm diameter on-off-on switch. It can be metal or plastic. It will enable me to feed a piece of track next to the diesel depot that can be either part of the main track buss, or using the switch can become the programming track.

    Any ideas on where I get such a thing?
  5. palindrome

    palindrome Thru a hedge, backwards and forwards.

  6. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

    Yes - that kind of thing. I have facility to drill the 12mm hole, but I don’t have the tools to make a nice job of the edging, so it looks like a light switch plate, for example.
  7. Enfield boy

    Enfield boy pfm Member

    That sounds brilliant. As a retired driver that's how you see most rails in the UK, the damp air, drizzle etc all create an orange coat in a few hours, with a shiny strip from use. Use black for leaf-fall season, but the trains won't stop then! Look forward to seeing more pictures.
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  8. Nero

    Nero Don’t call me Bud

    I’m sure you could find a local metal shop to crop it on a guillotine for beer money
    Andrew C! likes this.
  9. MJS

    MJS Technical Tinkerer

    That's a job for 10 mins in Tinkercad and a 3d printer. Honestly, get one and you'll be making anything and everything on it before long.
    Andrew C! likes this.
  10. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

    [​IMG]engine shed part finished by Andrew Clarke, on Flickr
    Mash-up of 2 two lane Modelux engine sheds to make a four lane one. Part finished, obviously. Needs some touching up, windows adding, plus some glazing from clear plasticard - v fiddly. That might wait for another time as I want to get my track laid. Also commenced glueing the platform edging to the wood template. Also v fiddly.

    Hopefully I might have platform 2/3 island nearly done tomorrow, so i can commence laying the track there as well.

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