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I've been building a CakeBox Challenge Entry

Hi All   My challenge entry initially made excellent progress, but due to pressures of work I've done nothing on it all week. I fear that it won’t be finished or complete enough to allow entry.   But I must say that the idea has started me thinking on new lines, quite literally and has enthused my modelling again, thanks RMWeb.   Elisa  

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Lisa

Thankyou Julie

Thank you Julie, for letting me post some of my material on your blog following the problems with loosing my phone, and thus temporally loosing control of my email account.     Lisa

Lisa

Lisa

Alderney Railway

Hi   I am currently on holiday on Alderney. Since I arrived I have visited the railway. I walked the route, not along the track of course. There were no trains running whilst I was near the track.   Both of the photographs that are taken looking along the track, were taken from a public road, over a level crossing.   The track is largely unbalasted, the sleepers are mostly concrete, the rail is flat bottom. The track sections are bolted together. Interestingly the rails are bolted to the s

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Lisa

Additive Manufacturing 2

Hi   Recently Steam_Julie posted a blog entry where she posted photographs of the cable clamps she made, to fix the DCC power bus to the underside of her layout.   These were manufactured using additive manufacturing techniques, BUT not using a 3D printer, instead using styrene cement and strips of styrene sheet.   Lisa   Posted from andriod phone   Knob Shop blog entry http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/blog/941/entry-12889-the-knob-shop/

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Lisa

The Knob Shop

Hi   No I NOT being rude. The name comes from the fact that they started trading selling door knobs. The shop came to my attention looking for different hinges to hinge, joint between two baseboards. The Knob Shop stocks a huge range of hinges, including ones with large hinge plate dimensions. One that I looked at have a over 7" between the rows of screw holes.   They also stock a large range of door stops, window furniture, including units to hold them open.   I think that they are worth

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Lisa

Guernsey Railway

Hi   I am currently on holiday in Guernsey. On Monday, bank holiday, I visited the only railway on the island.     Lisa

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Lisa

Guernsey Railway

Hi   I am currently on holiday in Guernsey. On Monday, 26th August, bank holiday, I visited the only railway on the island.     http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/guernsey/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8849000/8849444.stm     2nd Picture posted from phone.   Lisa

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Lisa

Railways in the Landscape

Hi   Whilst travelling back home, from the 2FS Expo 2013 in Wallingford Oxon., I looked out of the train window, and what I saw started me thinking.   Of course railways exist in a landscape, but many modellers build their models as if there are no significant vegetation between the boundary fence and the track. Pre 1985 that might have been more true, up to then the railway had kept their cutting and embankment etc. maintained as a grassy sward. This to prevent the exhaust from steam trains

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Lisa

I know that sometimes I appear awkward - BUT I am Autistic

Hi   Because I have Autism, I am unable to read between the lines of what someone is saying. Thus far more misunderstanding occur, for me that most people, who are 'neuro typicals'.   I also have serious problems with equipment and software which are designed to be intuitive.   Recently I have been having problems, with uploading files to RMWEB. Because of my Autism the help information provided is worse than useless to me. The only way I have of solving such problems is to experiment.  

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Lisa

Thoughts on the Taunton Event

Hi   Thanks to all involved in arranging the Taunton Event. The selection of Layouts was good, Atmosphere excellent.   I always enjoy seeing Bridport Town. The town modelling is well observed, and the owner is an excellent communication skills and out his explanations are pithy and very instructive.   The use of low tech sound effects, such as the wooden locomotive whistle gave the operation just that little something extra.   The contrast between the high tech, with locomotives not prop

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Lisa

St Ouen JNWR – When is a Level Crossing Not a Level Crossing?

Answer when it at St Aubin in Jersey, see the diagram below.   St Aubin Level Crossing     Signalling on Jersey railways   The only signals on Jersey railways was the two protecting the Level Crossing at St Aubin on the Jersey Railway and two signals protecting Green Street Level crossing in St Helier on the Jersey Eastern Railway.   The signals at St Aubin were lower quadrant, the one at the end of the platform has mounted on a short wooden post, the one protecting the crossing for t

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Lisa

St Ouen JNWR - Running Around a Passenger Train

My micro layout has to fit in a footprint of 230mm by 150mm, i.e. inside a container that came filled with Raspberry Ripple Ice-cream. I want the operation, despite the small size to be prototypical. On Jersey railway the engines always had their chimneys facing west. Because of the small layout footprint the fiddleyard has to be single ended.   Below is a picture of the track layout and building on the main board.     The video, link shown below shows the sequence required to keep not tu

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Lisa

Additive Manufacturing

There has been much talk in the model railway press about using 3D printing, and indeed the recent Lynton and Barnstable coaches and wagons by peco used 3D prining in their production.   The masters were 3D printed, and then positive molds were made, and then the sides, ends, roof and chassis were then cast in resin.   Several members of the 2mm Association have experimented with 3D printing, including Missy, using a printging contractor to do the printing. DIY 3D printing setup currently h

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Lisa

Why do model railway layouts have black facia's?

Hi   Why do model railway layouts have black facia panels? Before visiting the RM Modellers day, this is not a question which I would have asked.   BUT following a discussion with the person on the design desk, the above is a question that I am exploring. He pointed out, and thinking about I agree, that when one attempts to take a close up photograph of say a locomotive on one's layout, it is difficult not to have part of the facia panel showing in the photograph.   His solution is to hav

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Lisa

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