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by ge_rik
Thu Oct 06, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 779
Views: 169986

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Absolutely perfect. Everything precisely aligned.

Rik
by ge_rik
Thu Oct 06, 2022 10:45 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Austro Daimler Build project
Replies: 46
Views: 1603

Re: Austro Daimler Build project

I do love this forum. I'm not sure there would be such an in-depth discussion about the shade of grey needed to paint a diesel engine anywhere else. It reminds me of my brother who has very conservative tastes and viewpoints. Many years ago, my mother asked if he would like her to knit him a jumper ...
by ge_rik
Wed Oct 05, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2892
Views: 720539

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

That geared motor looks like a neat little unit. I know RS isn't the cheapest supplier, but at £135, I might give it a miss :shock: :?

https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/dc-motors/8734760

Rik
by ge_rik
Wed Oct 05, 2022 7:57 am
Forum: Useful Web-found files
Topic: Pedestrian Bridge
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Re: Pedestrian Bridge

Ay first, I thought there were 10000 pages of G Scale items, and then realised they petered out on page 9.

Some interesting items, though

Rik
by ge_rik
Sun Sep 25, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Bishop's Woodland Light Railway (BWLR)
Replies: 45
Views: 6324

Re: The Bishop's Woodland Light Railway (BWLR)

Nicely done!

Rik
by ge_rik
Sat Sep 17, 2022 4:23 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2892
Views: 720539

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

My, my, that does look good!

Rik
by ge_rik
Sat Sep 17, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Bearings

I got some from Essel Engineering.
I wanted 4mm bore which aren't listed on his website but he said that as he makes them himself he can make them to any size.

Rik
by ge_rik
Fri Sep 16, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 33505

Re: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread

I can't fault that as a winning picture. The competition was strong and well supported so the choices made difficult. Congratulations Philip, lovely picture. I agree. There are so many elements which contribute to the success of this picture. The lighting, the overgrown track, the track curving out...
by ge_rik
Wed Sep 14, 2022 8:21 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Looking for help: 3d model
Replies: 14
Views: 598

Re: Looking for help: 3d model

I really struggled with SketchUp. I could get things to look ok on screen but when I tried importing them into Cura, I'd get all sorts of error messages (mostly that the shapes weren't manifold). I spent ages trying to discover ways of fixing them and Philip tried giving me a 1:1 tutorial, but I'm a...
by ge_rik
Wed Sep 14, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 779
Views: 169986

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Looks like all that rain has had some benefits :lol:

Rik
by ge_rik
Wed Sep 14, 2022 7:53 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Super-Micro servo
Replies: 10
Views: 886

Re: Super-Micro servo

These popped up beneath it
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/352960380402

They suggest they are equally as strong as other servos. Not sure how their torque compares.
They measure 17.5×20×8.3mm so only slightly larger.

Rik
by ge_rik
Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Looking for help: 3d model
Replies: 14
Views: 598

Re: Looking for help: 3d model

I could do the two domed parts in TinkerCAD but would struggle to do the flared openings at top and bottom.
I think this will have to be done in a more sophisticated 3D CAD package

Rik
by ge_rik
Mon Sep 12, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: ‘St George’ Rolling stock
Replies: 9
Views: 494

Re: ‘St George’ Rolling stock

georgesheppard wrote:
Sun Sep 11, 2022 10:29 am
Yep! I painted the main body and overlays separately, lined the overlays with gold pen then assembled and lacquered. Painting was pretty painless overall.
I did wonder if there was gold on the inside faces. I couldn't tell if it was there or just a trick of the light.

Rik
by ge_rik
Sat Sep 10, 2022 7:11 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: ‘St George’ Rolling stock
Replies: 9
Views: 494

Re: ‘St George’ Rolling stock

LNR wrote:
Sat Sep 10, 2022 12:24 am
I agree, superb paint job and a beautiful livery.
Grant.
I agree. Presumably, you painted before assembly?

Rik
by ge_rik
Wed Sep 07, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: Sept 2022 Gallery - VOTE HERE
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Re: Sept 2022 Gallery - VOTE HERE

Bumped - in case anyone hasn't seen it and voted yet

Rik