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by Paul_in_Ricky
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Slaters De Winton question regarding batteries & r/c
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Slaters De Winton question regarding batteries & r/c

Slaters is a large buisness Sure ? Bigger than the one man bands certainly, but from what I've experienced it's not a large operation with lots of facilities. I'd assume that a fair bit of the 16mm kits is outsourced. There's a massive range of types of part for these kits; etched parts, cast white...
by Paul_in_Ricky
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Slaters De Winton question regarding batteries & r/c
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Slaters De Winton question regarding batteries & r/c

slaters unfortunately cancelled my order I had placed for one as they cannot fulfill my order because they dont have the motors in stock for it presently. Theyve told me to re order in another month, I just had to wait six weeks for a replacement motor for the Quarry Hunslet kit I'm building, so I ...
by Paul_in_Ricky
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Slaters De Winton question regarding batteries & r/c
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Slaters De Winton question regarding batteries & r/c

Alan Jones documented his build of one of these kits on RMWeb at https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index ... loner-kit/

I was considering one until I read of the possible 12 week wait for one.
by Paul_in_Ricky
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Garden Railway Reference Library
Topic: Using Fusion360 to produce drawings for 3D printing
Replies: 12
Views: 1452

Re: Using Fusion360 to produce drawings for 3D printing

Firstly, thanks for a great thread. It's further inspiration to make the effort to learn more about Fusion. I probably wouldn't have thought of using the parameters function at all, but I can see that it could be really helpful bringing measurements into a drawing. I've used Tinkercad a fair bit. Wh...
by Paul_in_Ricky
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: 16mm Slater Hunslet kit build
Replies: 0
Views: 762

16mm Slater Hunslet kit build

I'm just starting a 16mm Slaters quarry Hunslet kit of 'Rough pup'. Has anyone else here made one of these ? If so can I ask a couple of questions please ? How did you add the rivet detail ? I don't have and can't really justify the expense of a rivet press. I wasn't too happy using a centre punch o...
by Paul_in_Ricky
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Guide to 16mm Scale Modelling
Replies: 25
Views: 22309

Re: The Guide to 16mm Scale Modelling

I thought the guide a fantastic piece of work. A superb production, well set out with a real high quality feel about. A brilliant feat for a small amateur society to acheive. It really is nit picking to mention the odd typo in such circumstances. the guide give no guidance to either track power, and...
by Paul_in_Ricky
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past
Replies: 77
Views: 6238

Re: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past

FWLR wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:41 am
Is it really that important to be approved quickly.
Yes, if you want a forum to thrive. People who apply to join, by implication, want to contribute. More active contributors make the forum better.
by Paul_in_Ricky
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past
Replies: 77
Views: 6238

Re: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past

You only need to look at Reddit or 4chan to understand why approval is needed No issue with needing approval at all, absolutely good practice. The issue is how long it takes. Two weeks, plus needing an extra prod to via an email to an administrator ? pretty poor in the 21st century. There should be...
by Paul_in_Ricky
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past
Replies: 77
Views: 6238

Re: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past

I do have experience of running forums actually, but TWO WEEKS ? really ? I've never had to wait that long to join any online forum or service before.
by Paul_in_Ricky
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past
Replies: 77
Views: 6238

Re: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past

Interesting to look at this thread as a new member. Are forums declining ? often in new content, but one needs to consider if forums are being used as a resource. Often regular subjects have been dealt with time and time again, but can be researched by newcomers without adding anything new. This is ...
by Paul_in_Ricky
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Slaters 2 ton slate wagon
Replies: 36
Views: 4246

Re: Slaters 2 ton slate wagon

I've built loads of these, and I like 'em gnarly: Lovely work there. What do you use to apply the iron fillings ? It would be interesting to read a good and detailed weathering tutorial that is specifically for 16mm scale. I'm not sure that the 4mm techniques so widely reported all necessarily scal...
by Paul_in_Ricky
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Slaters 2 ton slate wagon
Replies: 36
Views: 4246

Re: Slaters 2 ton slate wagon

An interesting thread and sorry to comment late to it. It seems to take a long time to get permission to join this forum. I thought this kit, well the braked version in my case, would be a nice gentle reintroduction for me to return to 16mm modelling after a very long gap. Looking at this thread; Gr...