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by philipy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: If We Don't Have Internet
Replies: 4
Views: 40

Re: If We Don't Have Internet

Well, sorry to be at odds, but this thread has made me stop and think, and actually, on reflection I'm pretty sure that I use the internet far less now than I did some years ago. There was a time when I had emails coming in faster than I could read them, when I was member of many online forums, etc,...
by philipy
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge

Just got my hands on a copy of the mag. Excellent write up Peter, well done.

First time I've bought or even read the Todeller since sometime in the 80's, I think. It has changed hasn't it! So has the price of small scale RTR stuff, Wow it's Eye-watering these days.
by philipy
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: 24 radius setter
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: 24 radius setter

Well done Rob. I KNEW somebody would prove me wrong! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Even with a rail bender and short stock, I still think gauge narrowing will be a problem at that radius.
by philipy
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!

Reminds me in some respects of me as a child with "Brickplayer" used to drive my mother mad with the mess I made with the wallpaper paste type cement that it used. Anyone else here remember it? Yes, I do! I saw the start of this thread last night but didn't have time to say what you've just written...
by philipy
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: 24 radius setter
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: 24 radius setter

Mark, tbh, I think you will be struggling with this small a radius. Peco and Mamod both do 30" radius set track curves, but I don't know of anything smaller unless there is something from US or European manufacturers. Similarly you can get templates at 30", and larger, to fit between the rails and h...
by philipy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: IP Engineering Wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Re: IP Engineering Wheels

Nice speed and looking good so far. Well done or a first attempt.

Not sure if youv'e changed something since Tom's post, but the video link works for me.
by philipy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Suggestions please: removable ground-level section
Replies: 33
Views: 310

Re: Suggestions please: removable ground-level section

I said a couple of mm protrusion but it only needs to be high enough to ensure that the wheel treads don't run on the concrete on the outside of the running rail. I made that mistake as well, and ended up having to grind it down. I don't know if this overblown and slightly cruel close-up helps to s...
by philipy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Suggestions please: removable ground-level section
Replies: 33
Views: 310

Re: Suggestions please: removable ground-level section

Its your decision obviously, but it works for me. My garden waste wheely bin gets so heavy that I have trouble shifting it even just on the patio, but its never caused any problems on the track. The diameter of the wheels is massive compared to the tiny protrusion of the railhead so effectively the ...
by philipy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Suggestions please: removable ground-level section
Replies: 33
Views: 310

Re: Suggestions please: removable ground-level section

I used embedded treated timber for fixing track in my original build (not crossing any paths), so I think I'll carry on with that then. I was wondering if it was seen as a shortcut method, but if you use it...! I used it as a short cut AFTER I found I couldn't drill some concrete with a lot of ball...
by philipy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Suggestions please: removable ground-level section
Replies: 33
Views: 310

Re: Suggestions please: removable ground-level section

Thanks very much for this information. Two questions: - what method is recommended for screwing track directly to concrete? - how do you fit check rails, and can it be done with Peco track? I really wouldn't want to encase pointwork in concrete! I embedded some short pieces of 1" x1" treated timber...
by philipy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Suggestions please: removable ground-level section
Replies: 33
Views: 310

Re: Suggestions please: removable ground-level section

I agree totally with Peter's comments about indoor vs outdoor layouts. Plus, with an indoor exhibition layout, the track is fixed to the boards and its the boards that largely do the alignment, at a reasonabley sensible height which allows access above, below, and probably from both sides. The idea ...
by philipy
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Initial experiments with Bluetooth and Arduino
Replies: 38
Views: 652

Re: Initial experiments with Bluetooth and Arduino

Certainly looks nice, smooth control Rik.
Not sure about the noise, tbh. I suspect that my sound set up may be distorting things, I didn't really get a whine, but I did hear what sounded not unlike a London Underground train, at one point!
by philipy
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Initial experiments with Bluetooth and Arduino
Replies: 38
Views: 652

Re: Initial experiments with Bluetooth and Arduino

when I've got as far as I want to with it, I'll start exploring more traditional RC including the nrf240 and maybe even using the Bluetooth module in a tx with knobs and switches. Subsequent to my post I found a site of a guy who has got arduino, and the Tx-Rx 2.4gh modules, with speed knobs and st...
by philipy
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Initial experiments with Bluetooth and Arduino
Replies: 38
Views: 652

Re: Initial experiments with Bluetooth and Arduino

Rik, not sure if you are interested ( it's not Arduino or Bluetooth!) but I've just found a long and detailed thread, with code, for using NRF240L01+ with Picaxe, on the Picaxe forum.
https://picaxeforum.co.uk/threads/using ... les.19036/
by philipy
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Workbench advice
Replies: 13
Views: 319

Re: Workbench protection

My bench is an old, traditional type, Deal Kitchen table which I've used for about 45 years. On top of that is a layer of hardboard which has been there for about 40 years. On top of that is an old wooden shelf about 1" thick and approximately A2 size, also 40 years old. On top of that is an A2 Cutt...