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Denton Brook 7mm Industrial

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#201 deecee

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 15:48

Some bird life is appearing on Denton Brook. This one got a bit smudged when being glued, but has been touched up (since this photo). They're so small I can hardly see them at about 3mm

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#202 Giles

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 13:25

I've been experimenting for a long time with nettles - which has not proved as easy as it may sound. I suspect these may be as good as I can do . These are all 'large' ones, with other sizes to be added, of course.....

 

although they are fundamentally laser-cut, each plant is two 'profiles' glued together at the stem, slightly off-set, and then each leaf twisted flat and rotated 45 degrees (in opposition.

 

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#203 Giles

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 19:19

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#204 Giles

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 19:17

I think I hate buildings - this one at the back has been taking so long, but I'm getting to see the end of it. Even all the guttering etc has been a marathon

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#205 Giles

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 12:54

At some stage (probably not before Railex) I hope we might have a Bedford TK artic (radio controlled - if I can squeeze it all in) to play with. That'll be fun - but I need to sort the layout proper, first!
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Posted 18 December 2016 - 16:20

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Hi Giles,

I am surprised to be the first one to ask, but where did you get the " leafy plants " from? They look very life like and to scale.

Regards,

Martyn.
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#207 Dr Gerbil-Fritters

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 16:32

Hi Giles,

I am surprised to be the first one to ask, but where did you get the " leafy plants " from? They look very life like and to scale.

Regards,

Martyn.

 

 

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#208 adrianmc

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 16:47

At some stage (probably not before Railex) I hope we might have a Bedford TK artic (radio controlled - if I can squeeze it all in) to play with. That'll be fun - but I need to sort the layout proper, first!

 

Maybe for Uckfield?



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Posted 19 December 2016 - 15:12

Maybe for Uckfield?


Well, I'm hoping so - provided it works! Operators won't have time to run trains though...!

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 17:31

Well, I'm hoping so - provided it works! Operators won't have time to run trains though...!


What, with the A team?

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 18:59

True.... You and Ken have got two hands a-piece..... I don't know what I was thinking..... And I know you can reverse a trailer....

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 16:11

I've been getting so little done in recent months because I've had a major job on, inventing and designing s suite of 'disappearing' auditorium seats for the RSC in Stratford. Some of these are used when the need to put Production Desks into the auditorium, but most are needed for wheelchair positions - I.e. Seating that can appear or disappear according as to whether it is needed as flat floor to accommodate a wheelchair, or conventional seats.... The problem is that normally this takes significant time and man-power to remove or fit seats, so a better way was needed.

These rubbish videos are of pre-production prototypes. Both units are sunk into the floor, with seats that rise automatically. The first one by swinging up from horizontal to vertical (assisted by rather powerful gas-struts) and the second using electrically powered elevator, containing a pair of seats, sunk into the floor.

Normally, developing these would take the thick end of two years, but we've had four months to do these.




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Posted 21 December 2016 - 19:50

It looks to me as though your job is a lot of fun, If you get to design and play with mechanisms like that all day. even if they are sometimes a bit of a rush.
Thanks for sharing.
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#214 Giles

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 08:55

IT is when it finally does what it says on the packet....... But I'm self-employed, and people expect 100% results on things that have often never been done before - and that is immensely stressful. They also want to pay pea-nuts for it..... (How hard can it be?).

The real satisfaction is stuff I have devised is in theatres all over the place, but no-one really notices it...
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Posted 22 December 2016 - 09:39

True.... You and Ken have got two hands a-piece..... I don't know what I was thinking..... And I know you can reverse a trailer....

You'll be lucky if you can prise the controls for the lorries from their grip.....;-))


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 10:41

A fire in the 'Goods In' office (still needing final detailing) caused extensive damage over the weekend.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 19:06

Very nearly there - needing a chimney pot at the brick capping grouting, all to be followed by a dirty wash....

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 13:02

I've done all I shall do to it now - and it will shortly get glued to the railway!

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#219 Giles

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 08:37

Mean whilst, I've been playing with my Christmas present....... And very useful too......



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Posted 01 January 2017 - 09:30

The stylus was cut and bored out to make a tool-holder, and new stylus nibs were made

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And these are the frames in the video (with no extra work) for an 0-14 Decauville

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 18:24

The next victim....... A Bedford TK. A thing I found horrible to drive when I was young - purely because I was too rall for the cab, and had to drive with my head tilted to one side and against the cab roof. Going over bumps was extremely painful, and bad for the neck.....
However, they were ubiquitous.......


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#222 steaming_chris

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 01:52

The next victim....... A Bedford TK. A thing I found horrible to drive when I was young - purely because I was too rall for the cab, and had to drive with my head tilted to one side and against the cab roof. Going over bumps was extremely painful, and bad for the neck.....
However, they were ubiquitous.......

 

Hales Cakes (local to me from Clevedon) now that's going back a few years


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 08:03

Hales Cakes (local to me from Clevedon) now that's going back a few years

 

Well well well, I always say that wherever you go, you will meet someone else from Clevedon! I lived there nearly all my life. Funnily enough I help out with a collection of military and classic vehicles, in the restoration queue we have a rather forlorn Bedford TK flatbed.

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 08:12

Well well well, I always say that wherever you go, you will meet someone else from Clevedon! I lived there nearly all my life. Funnily enough I help out with a collection of military and classic vehicles, in the restoration queue we have a rather forlorn Bedford TK flatbed.
http://shoplandcolle.../233-bedford-tk


..... That'll polish out....
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#225 Giles

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 08:15

Hales Cakes (local to me from Clevedon) now that's going back a few years


I'm afraid it won't stay as Hales Cakes.... It's destined to have a flat bed trailer, which can be put to work. I may or may not cannibalise the chassis of the existing trailer for the new one - we'll see!
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