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  Topic: Johns very varied workbench
ruedetropal

Replies: 6
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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:59 pm   Subject: Johns very varied workbench
I happened across some photos of part of the admin building for Huncoat Power Station, which I think was built in the 50s(confirmed started in 1950), and that was colonial/garden wall bond(every 6 row ...
  Topic: Johns very varied workbench
ruedetropal

Replies: 6
Views: 665

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:29 pm   Subject: Johns very varied workbench
John, I cut upa few Peco points, and been amazed just how strong they are.
Anyway, I assume that building was relatively new, so had luxury of cavity walls , otherwise would not have expected stretc ...
  Topic: Bickersleigh Colliery 00, a north western scene
ruedetropal

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:02 pm   Subject: Bickersleigh Colliery 00, a north western scene
nice layout, I have not seen it locally, which is odd, as some of the club layouts have done the rounds here.
Note that is is a a more reasonable table height, so someone can actually see what is ha ...
  Topic: Johns very varied workbench
ruedetropal

Replies: 6
Views: 665

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:19 pm   Subject: Johns very varied workbench
You disappoint me John, there is nothing wrong with Setrack, assuming it is Peco. For a sharp curved point try to find one of the original Peco ones which were ist radius.

It is a good effort, but ...
  Topic: Photobucket pay to view
ruedetropal

Replies: 1
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PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:56 am   Subject: Photobucket pay to view
no such thing as a free lunch(assuming we want to live in a capitalist society), that is the problem. The warnings have been there for a while, certainly since that other photo sharing site collapsed. ...
  Topic: British outline HO?
ruedetropal

Replies: 69
Views: 23197

PostForum: Article Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:43 pm   Subject: British outline HO?
I am pushing on with my 3D printed designs. Easy to work initially in 7mm/ft then half it for 4mm/ft. I also resize to both 4mm/ft and 3mm/ft.
The challenge is finding suitable chassis for locos, bu ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
ruedetropal

Replies: 230
Views: 44324

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 4:25 pm   Subject: 1860 and all that
Giles, I have the catalogue. The Merco slate one is on the list, along with Bovril adverts sheet and a sheet of doors and windows.
I am just about to order a lot of the Bilteezi sheets, because I s ...
  Topic: Bury electric stock and future ideas for 3D printing
ruedetropal

Replies: 1
Views: 543

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 11:55 am   Subject: Bury electric stock and future ideas for 3D printing
test model received. will photo it when I have the chance.
  Topic: My SNCF boxfile layout in HO
ruedetropal

Replies: 20
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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 11:53 am   Subject: My SNCF boxfile layout in HO
article in June issue of Continental Modeller. Just received subscription issue. It s in shops next week.
Also this will be at MRX (DCC ) exhibition at the bus museum in Manchestrer next week, along ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
ruedetropal

Replies: 230
Views: 44324

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 11:49 am   Subject: 1860 and all that
I do like the Bilteezi backscenes. I need to order some. Was talking to the FMA chap at York, who said he did not bring them as he did not find they were popular. Can't understand why not. They are n ...
  Topic: Scale Rail International No.12 Final Issue
ruedetropal

Replies: 6
Views: 1134

PostForum: Article Discussion   Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 11:32 am   Subject: Scale Rail International No.12 Final Issue
A pity it is last, but it does not surprise me. It takes a lot of work to do a magazine on a regular basis, and you need to take advantage of all options to sell copies . I never saw it up this way on ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
ruedetropal

Replies: 230
Views: 44324

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 8:38 pm   Subject: 1860 and all that
Nice picture, 3mm scale is rarely seen up this way. I plan to use the footbridge trick on one layout, have not worked out what to do the other end, but it might be another foot bridge at the other to ...
  Topic: Bury electric stock and future ideas for 3D printing
ruedetropal

Replies: 1
Views: 543

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

Replies: 0
Views: 506

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

Replies: 69
Views: 23197

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 ...
 
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