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Post by Robert Hammond » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:03 am

I have just completed a post box. The main body is a piece of wooden dowel, which was probably once a broken broom handle. I have a policy, never throw anything away which may be of some use one day. The top is an oversize circular disc of lead sheet which was left over from repairs to the church roof and is also used for weighting rolling stock. I cut a narrow sector out of the disc, bent it to the shape of a chinaman's hat, soldered the joint, and fixed it to the top with epoxy. A short piece of copper wire, a strand of electrical cable, was bent and soldered to form the letter slot, and fixed with liquid superglue. A piece of thin plasticard wrapped and superglued around the base completed the structure. It took far longer to paint than to construct, to be honest, the longest job was watching the paint dry.

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Post by ge_rik » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:37 am

Hi Bob
Sounds clever. My sort of modelling. Have you managed to figure out how to upload a picture? Would love to see it.
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Post by tom_tom_go » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:04 am

I like the sound of this as well, here is how to post photos:

https://gardenrails.org/forum/viewtopic ... 33&t=11543

If you need additonal help please message me.

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Re: Post box

Post by Robert Hammond » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:55 pm

I'm afraid I'm still struggling with compressing photos. One tool I tried (not one of the suggestions) gave me a virus which has been quarantined. I need help with this.

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Post by philipy » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:18 pm

Irfanview is excellent and free. It has preset or customizable resizing ability. Simply open the picture, click image, resize, and select what you want and save. I pretty much always use the 640 x480 preset, for posting here.

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Post by LNR » Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:29 am

I,ll second Philip's suggestion re Irfanview, it can be simple to use, or as complex as you want. Also totally agree about the 640 x 480 picture size. Personally I find little joy in gigantic pics. that you have to scroll to see the whole pic. (and I have a large monitor) and consequently don't bother opening the posts.
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Post by FWLR » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:01 am

That a shame Grant...You may well be missing some very interesting posts.
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Re: Post box

Post by Robert Hammond » Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:31 pm

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Post box finally managed to get posted :thumbright: Awaiting re-siting, homebuilt swing unintentionally in background, made from single strand of copper electrical
wire bent and soft soldered. Very crude but animal-proof, may redesign.

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Post by FWLR » Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:27 pm

Glad you have managed to get to post your photos Rob.

Great little Post Box and the swing looks ok to me.... :thumbright:

Who's going to get close enough to criticise it...
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Re: Post box

Post by dizzysteamer » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:47 pm

Looks good to me, also the swing has character sweetโ˜บ
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