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  Topic: Bury electric stock and future ideas for 3D printing
ruedetropal

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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:47 pm   Subject: Bury electric stock and future ideas for 3D printing
As this year is centenary of the pioneering electrification of the Bury to Manchester line, it seemed a good time to tackle it , and produce some designs for 3D printing.
The first is now ready to p ...
  Topic: LNWR railmotor in HO
ruedetropal

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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:34 am   Subject: LNWR railmotor in HO
Working through more models for 3D printing
This is my latest, the LNWR steam railmotor which just about survived into british Railways ownership.
http://www.rue-d-etropal.com/3d-print-photos/lnwr-r ...
  Topic: British outline HO?
ruedetropal

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PostForum: Article Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:34 pm   Subject: British outline HO?
I have been working on a Brish HO boxfile layout, now I stage I can put it to one side.
The more I play around with HO the better it looks, and apart from well detailed OO items I have I am concentra ...
  Topic: Scale means scale
ruedetropal

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PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:26 am   Subject: Scale means scale
I know it is a marketing trick, but scale means scale. As a mathematician I othat there is a difference between 1/100 and 1/87. The various other names we use can be muddled up, although I don't like ...
  Topic: Just 'cos I like it
ruedetropal

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PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:00 pm   Subject: Just 'cos I like it
Giles, that was the loco I was talking about a few months ago.
  Topic: Rainhill this weekend 4/5 March
ruedetropal

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PostForum: Events   Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:15 pm   Subject: Rainhill this weekend 4/5 March
March has arrived at last , which means more exhibitions up this way.
I am at Rainhill this week with Bangers and MASH. Article in current edition of Continental Modeller.

Hopefully rail problem ...
  Topic: Urban backdrop idea
ruedetropal

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PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:38 pm   Subject: Urban backdrop idea
I only use that term Bob, because that is how Roger Nicholls originally developed it. I have adapted it to be a very thin piece up upright card, it could even be transparent. Having talked to Roger ab ...
  Topic: Urban backdrop idea
ruedetropal

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PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:42 pm   Subject: Urban backdrop idea
Kadees, no problem, just don't use them. They are not obligortary. Standard continental couplings would work fine, especially if loop was only on one end and the blade of grass type uncoupler used.
  Topic: Urban backdrop idea
ruedetropal

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PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:22 pm   Subject: Urban backdrop idea
and of course you could use my 3D printed inset track, wonder what minimum radius you could get away with. It looks very sharp in photo, but photos can make curves look sharper.

In fack looking at ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
ruedetropal

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PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:38 am   Subject: 1860 and all that
not so sure about photo backscenes, especially as you now see same or very similar on layouts. As Giles says, people don't see the old Bilteezi ones now. Pity they are not still around as they are tim ...
  Topic: My SNCF boxfile layout in HO
ruedetropal

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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:12 pm   Subject: My SNCF boxfile layout in HO
a picture of all3boxes together.
http://www.rue-d-etropal.com/my-models/boxfile-layouts/port-d-etiob12-sm.jpg
  Topic: My SNCF boxfile layout in HO
ruedetropal

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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:59 pm   Subject: My SNCF boxfile layout in HO
first exhibition photos

http://www.rue-d-etropal.com/my-models/boxfile-layouts/port-d-etiob-11-sm.jpg

http://www.rue-d-etropal.com/my-models/boxfile-layouts/port-d-etiob-11a-sm.jpg

http://www ...
  Topic: My SNCF boxfile layout in HO
ruedetropal

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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:36 pm   Subject: My SNCF boxfile layout in HO
yes you are correct John. Have been supporting Lord Eric for many years.

It is only a small exhibition, but it is also a quiet time of year so a useful time to try out new ideas.
Normally it is ...
  Topic: Another EMU - 2SL
ruedetropal

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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:42 am   Subject: Another EMU - 2SL
started on another EMU for 3D printing, the very distinctive 2SL, which were converted from LBSCR overhead supplied stock
http://www.rue-d-etropal.com/3d-print-photos/2sl-emu1.jpg

I think I have c ...
  Topic: Bangers and MASH
ruedetropal

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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:24 pm   Subject: Bangers and MASH
With only a few weeks to go, I am working on a better support system for rear section. Everything has to fit in car, so have to be careful.
Also just received latest copy(Feb) of Contenental Modelle ...
 
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