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by BorisSpencer
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Small layout project
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: Small layout project

Have a look at Faller-E-Train track, assuming you're going 32mm. Or The old Hornby 2-rail tinplate might be worth a look, cheap as chips (ebay has loads of it). It has small radius curves and a variety of small radius points and diamond crossings. It wouldn't last five minutes outside before rusting...
by BorisSpencer
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Small layout project
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: Small layout project

IP Engineering build its own wooden 32mm track. What do you think about it for indoor use ? https://www.ipenginnering.com/product-page/ezee-circle-track-pack https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raMtt3kCEgo&feature=youtu.be I bought a circle of that from the Peterborough show a couple of years ago. Rubb...
by BorisSpencer
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Small layout project
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: Small layout project

You'll also find the following interesting: http://mdlr.co.uk/

Brian Dominic's two table top layouts.
by BorisSpencer
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Derogatory terms
Replies: 10
Views: 140

Re: Derogatory terms

tom_tom_go wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:49 am
I finally got my wife to stop using the term 'toy'.

It took buying a 5" gauge loco but it worked!
So a "Big Toy" then. :lol:
by BorisSpencer
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 437
Views: 45807

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

I don't comment on many threads, but that is a lovely piece of work Dazza.
by BorisSpencer
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!
Replies: 18
Views: 798

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: 349

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: 26
Views: 932

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: 349

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: 1105

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: 1105

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: 176
Views: 17535

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: 12
Views: 426

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: 1202

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: 30704

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!