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by Trevor Thompson
Mon Apr 15, 2024 10:43 am
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Comparing Geared motors
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: Comparing Geared motors

While I don't pretend to have much experience of geared motors - I am just a few steps ahead of you. I have had success with a similar motor from China that I have bought via eBay. The smooth slow speed running in that video of Moelwyn which I shared recently was achieved with a motor which LOOKS id...
by Trevor Thompson
Tue Apr 09, 2024 7:59 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 338
Views: 70428

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

The digging continues! I have now reached the steps, and laid the gravel board track bed in place. So I just have to build the last 12 feet of retaining wall: IMG_3807.jpeg I can now see where the tunnel has to go - as in exactly where it has to go - and how it is to fit in with the existing steps: ...
by Trevor Thompson
Sun Apr 07, 2024 10:27 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 338
Views: 70428

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

Wonderful video Trevor, proper train in natural surroundings. I was a little anxious as it crossed the trestle though. Yes you are not the only one who worries about trains crossing the trestle viaduct! however I have no qualms about it - I have never had any issues with it. It seems quite prototyp...
by Trevor Thompson
Sat Apr 06, 2024 9:00 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Cheapo diesel sound card
Replies: 123
Views: 2274

Re: Cheapo diesel sound card

I have added a link to a video on the "Railway in the Valley of the Mill" thread showing the loco I have added one of these sound cards to.

Trevor
by Trevor Thompson
Sat Apr 06, 2024 7:39 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 338
Views: 70428

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

I have managed to actually run a train today! Link to the Video: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/t77i5sx37e00rtaipwtg6/first-goods-service-this-year-HD-1080p.mov?rlkey=i4eabu0fdr4xcj96cehurbkm3&dl=0 The locomotive is the one I have just fitted the "Cheapo Chinese Sound Card" to. I have ...
by Trevor Thompson
Sat Apr 06, 2024 7:35 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 338
Views: 70428

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

Old Man Aaron wrote: Fri Apr 05, 2024 4:18 pm A lot of rain down my way too, for a long time. Nice to see things pushing forward.
Interesting that you are getting lots of rain as well!

Trevor
by Trevor Thompson
Fri Apr 05, 2024 9:52 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 338
Views: 70428

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

It has been a while since I posted an update. However things have been progressing. The bank has been excavated further, and I am now working on the last 5 foot to the concrete steps by the greenhouse. The retaining wall and the all important shelf for the track have also moved on, and there is &quo...
by Trevor Thompson
Fri Apr 05, 2024 9:44 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Cheapo diesel sound card
Replies: 123
Views: 2274

Re: Cheapo diesel sound card

I have glued a piece of expanded neoprene rubber in front of the speaker. It is like wet suit material, and sold for gaskets. It has reduced the sound level - to my ear to an appropriate level. Reasonably loud when the loco is near me but as it goes further away the volume diminishes until I can ju...
by Trevor Thompson
Wed Apr 03, 2024 11:51 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Cheapo diesel sound card
Replies: 123
Views: 2274

Re: Cheapo diesel sound card

How about a bit of foam in front of the speaker to absorb some sound? I am going to experiment with that to see how much of the speaker needs to be "obstructed". Be interested to know how you get on. I did try putting a piece of 2mm plasticard in front of the speaker and it didn't seem to...
by Trevor Thompson
Tue Apr 02, 2024 2:50 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Cheapo diesel sound card
Replies: 123
Views: 2274

Re: Cheapo diesel sound card

I wonder if there is a simper way of cutting the volume down? How about a bit of foam in front of the speaker to absorb some sound? I am going to experiment with that to see how much of the speaker needs to be "obstructed". Trevor PS I have solved my issue with the sound. I have reprogramm...
by Trevor Thompson
Mon Apr 01, 2024 11:39 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Wibbly wobbly roof
Replies: 8
Views: 196

Re: Wibbly wobbly roof

I have not had problems with coach roofs distorting - but the canopy on one of my station buildings buckles in strong sunlight and then flattens when it gets cold. I think the difference is in the thickness of the roof. I tend to make my coach roofs as thick as I can being nearly flat inside. The ca...
by Trevor Thompson
Mon Apr 01, 2024 9:27 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Cheapo diesel sound card
Replies: 123
Views: 2274

Re: Cheapo diesel sound card

To answer the last two posts, in order: A 100 ohm pot getting hot, across the speaker output is a little worrying. - I don't have one of these cards to play with / work out the circuit, so advise caution, until 'we' can find more detail. The second query, is easier to answer : These cards are set u...
by Trevor Thompson
Sun Mar 31, 2024 7:44 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Cheapo diesel sound card
Replies: 123
Views: 2274

Re: Cheapo diesel sound card

I have been playing with one of these as well. I have it working but the way it works is a bit strange. I have no idea why it is performing like this - maybe someone else will be able to explain it, and perhaps help me to get it to work the way I expected it to work. It is connected to a Deleting RX...
by Trevor Thompson
Tue Mar 19, 2024 1:14 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Downloading Fusion 360
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Downloading Fusion 360

Thanks Steve. The only difference I can see is that i didnt sign in first. I will try again Trevor Well that was a wasted morning! I did get it installed but then I couldn't get it to take me back to the program after I had signed in. Either my computer is too slow, or the internet too slow - or bo...
by Trevor Thompson
Tue Mar 19, 2024 9:29 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Downloading Fusion 360
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Downloading Fusion 360

Thanks Steve.

The only difference I can see is that i didnt sign in first.

I will try again

Trevor
by Trevor Thompson
Mon Mar 18, 2024 7:11 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Downloading Fusion 360
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Downloading Fusion 360

How do you actually download this software? I seem to have gone round the same loop again and again. It seems to want me to create an account and then to wait 30 minutes and then sign in and go to a page to get the download. That is as far as I get. Im never able to actually download anything. Or am...
by Trevor Thompson
Mon Mar 18, 2024 6:09 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: What filler?
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: What filler?

I also use Vallejo paints, again, quite a collection. I use them for airbrushing as you rarely need to thin them down, but find they go on very very thin and take a lot of coats. Maybe a need a different airbrush for larger areas? Now, is it just me or does airbrushing Vallejo paints take AGES to d...
by Trevor Thompson
Sun Mar 17, 2024 9:35 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Tinkercad v Fusion
Replies: 19
Views: 215

Re: Using TinkerCAD to produce drawings for 3-D Printing

I've had two goes at Fusion 360, yesterday and this morning, with no more success than I had a year or so ago, Fusion 360 is the gold standard for 3D CAD packages for home use, but it's a bit naïve to think that a program so incredibly powerful can be learnt in a couple of short sessions or just pl...
by Trevor Thompson
Fri Mar 15, 2024 9:29 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Palmerston - Small England Loco as built
Replies: 65
Views: 10073

Re: Palmerston - Small England Loco as built

ge_rik wrote: Fri Mar 15, 2024 7:56 am I was going to comment on its hauling capabilities. Really surprising you've not had to add additional ballast. Is it a 6v or a 12v motor?

Rik
It is a 6 volt motor.

Trevor
by Trevor Thompson
Thu Mar 14, 2024 7:32 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Gmeinder & Co loco
Replies: 99
Views: 2545

Re: Gmeinder & Co loco

Brilliant.

And the instructions on how to add the bones are VERRY useful. Being able to do that has the potential to overcome the limitations of "Makehuman". I'm off to look for figures I can alter!

Trevor