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Boxfile Kyle - What's the point?...

Posted by bcnPete , 17 November 2009 · 651 views

Evening - I have to report, a disastrous night of modelling...Tried to tackle the turnout and spent over 2 hours trying to make the common crossing...and it looks complete pants :icon_eek:

I am not sure whether it was my bad soldering skills, bad light, bad eyesight, bad white wine...or a combination of them all

I am so embarrassed of my efforts, I am too ashamed to post a picture of this evenings attempts.

All packed away now and hoping to try again another night soon :icon_mutter:

Goodnight





Hey Pete :)

Everyone has evenings like that so you are not alone. Move onto something else for now or just take a break from it all and then come back and tackle it again. The second time always works out better.

Dont give up.

Missy :)
Hi Missy - Thanks - I know you are right - This hobby can be so frustrating some times.

Its always good to reflect the next day though, and already I have a few ideas on why I think I was going wrong. This is only my second attempt at building a turnout...the first being the only one on Coombe Junction...now you know why I am not modelling Clapham Junction :lol:
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nick_bastable
Nov 20 2009 20:11
bad white wine try the red instead however I know the feeling regarding bad modelling days I reckon on 1 good one to 10 bad...............
Nick - your probably right - I normally drink red so this might account for it - as the saying goes 'you can't keep a good man down' so I will be retrying the common crossing again in the next few days and hope to be more upbeat in my next post...
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Ian Fisher
Dec 01 2009 00:23
start over..make sure everything is greasse free fibre glass the lot the whole job.

over do the crossing take to much metal away and after a few it will click and youll be banging em out for fun!

Ian
Ian - thanks - good call on the fibre glass stick.

It's fun...albeit a tad frustrating...especially when we are impatient to get trains running...

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