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by BorisSpencer
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!
Replies: 15
Views: 344

Re: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!

bikermike wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:42 am
Anyone got a teeny augur piling rig I can borrow...
Screw fix sell them for various modelling scales: https://www.screwfix.com/p/auger-bit-se ... /6754v#_=p
:lol: :lol:
by BorisSpencer
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: If We Don't Have Internet
Replies: 16
Views: 237

Re: If We Don't Have Internet

I love threads that invite opinion, and then when such is given proceed to tell the respondent that they're wrong. It sums up everything that is great about t'interweb. :thumbleft: :roll: :lol: :roll: :lol: :thumbright: Please note that this post is not to be taken seriously, as indicated by the exc...
by BorisSpencer
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge
Replies: 21
Views: 582

Re: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge

I haven't bought Railway Modeller more than occasionally since the 70s. I used to read it from cover to cover and then tear out all the adverts and file the remainder, it was surprising how little room they took up, iirc they used to publish an index of articles from time to time. I still have some ...
by BorisSpencer
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: If We Don't Have Internet
Replies: 16
Views: 237

Re: If We Don't Have Internet

Well, I'd be knackered! I'm dependent on my internet connection for work, but also for: Turning most of the lights on and off (Hue & Sonoff), although these can be overridden manually. Heating (Nest) can be overridden locally. Listening to the radio (TuneIn), I only have one traditional radio remain...
by BorisSpencer
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Initial experiments with Bluetooth and Arduino
Replies: 38
Views: 873

Re: Initial experiments with Bluetooth and Arduino

One of the down sides is only 10 steps for control. Do you know if this can be changed later on to a much greater number, like 100? You're stuck with the codes the android app is transmitting. But looking at the example code, it wouldn't take much of a change to use one of the on-off switches as a ...
by BorisSpencer
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Initial experiments with Bluetooth and Arduino
Replies: 38
Views: 873

Re: Initial experiments with Bluetooth and Arduino

One of the down sides is only 10 steps for control. Do you know if this can be changed later on to a much greater number, like 100? You're stuck with the codes the android app is transmitting. But looking at the example code, it wouldn't take much of a change to use one of the on-off switches as a ...
by BorisSpencer
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway
Replies: 170
Views: 16670

Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

My back complains if I spend too long working at ground level, I don't envy you ballasting below ground level.
by BorisSpencer
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: set-track advice
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: set-track advice

Hi Mike, Are you looking at 45mm or 32mm gauge? I'm only familiar with 32mm. Peco do fixed radius curves at either 30" or 38", and Mamod\MSS is also 30". If you're thinking af the extension across the patio as being temporary then Mamod track might be worth considering due to it's 'clip together' na...
by BorisSpencer
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Applying custom lettering?
Replies: 36
Views: 1020

Re: Applying custom lettering?

That looks very nice, I'm going to have to get some white transfer paper now and have a go myself.
by BorisSpencer
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 171
Views: 29648

Re: eBay madness

Good news for those of us who managed to get one of the original issue GRS LKM diesels:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233264058028?ul_noapp=true

Proves to have been a very sound investment!
by BorisSpencer
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Applying custom lettering?
Replies: 36
Views: 1020

Re: Applying custom lettering?

Can I print my own decals from my inkjet printer on ordinary paper and use the Micro Sol, Micro Set and Liquid Decal Film for decal making...Or do I need special paper for inkjet that will allow me to print decals. What size also is correct for the printing of them, 18,20,22,24 and so on. You need ...
by BorisSpencer
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Applying custom lettering?
Replies: 36
Views: 1020

Re: Applying custom lettering?

Thanks Philipy, I shall give both suggestions a go, other than the printing, my approach to application/use was what I learnt 45+ years ago making Airfix models. I suppose varnishing will make any little signs weather resistant and they could be left out. This shows the slight sheen when viewing at ...
by BorisSpencer
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Applying custom lettering?
Replies: 36
Views: 1020

Re: Applying custom lettering?

Hmm. Thanks for the input all. Laser printer isn't a problem, but had I appreciated the difficulty printing white I might have chosen a different color scheme! You could always paint the wagon side white and print a black decal with clear lettering on an ordinary laser printer. When the transfer is...
by BorisSpencer
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Applying custom lettering?
Replies: 36
Views: 1020

Re: Applying custom lettering?

I print my own waterslide transfers, but there are some downsides.
1. you need access to a laser printer.
2. you can't produce white on a transparent background.
by BorisSpencer
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry
Replies: 57
Views: 1501

Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

Rik,
I take my hat off to your modelling creativity, but also to the skill of that horse having pushed those tippers backwards up that incline. ;)