It's been a while since I last posted about it yet the hardest bit is out the way. Roof is crudely printed at 200 microns in PETG and needs some smoothing around the joins but I'm happy enough. Overall impression once done I'm sure will be passable.
Wals are 3mm plasticard with thin brick plastic card overlays and 3D printed lintels n arches. Beed to add circular vents in the triangles and also roof vents. Roof needs more strutting, pillars, filler and other things. Pleased so fa
Finally decided for THIS layout it'll be 00. I WANTED to do it in P4 but I NEED tight curves. Have kicked and screamed but there you go, it is what it is. Will be having a 13' x 2' P4 layout about it anyway so all is not lost!!
Not really a blog but didn't know where else to put it.
Works fine, have no where to make a proper layout with it so would rather someone find use for it.
Took my time on this, too long actually.
Hopefully it doesn't look crap, pretty pleased with the quality of finish.
Overall progress is slow due to divided attension and lack of gumption but getting there.
Happy to tick one off the list.
You'll notice the title changed from 1st entry slightly. Going from the 1st RWS book I've often thought it to be Vicarstown but the maps say Tidmouth. Anyway, forget that for now....
There has been more progress on the mini layout but saving that until I start 3D printing the shed. Currently I'm still drawing them.
1) - Illustrations never show vents but being realistic they would without doubt be there. I've put some in the center and also shorter versions
So, while I am busy 3D designing, 3D printing, building N gauge Norramby, and various other modelling projects on the desk my 4mm modelling itch has been getting unbearable.
The loft layout although mostly planned still can't start due to more work that needs to be done, it's taking ages and I'm royally naffed off with it now. Anyway, after seeing a few dioramas a couple of friends have been doing that don't take that much space up I decided to do one.
It'll offer potential for
I finished Percy!
I will be making my own chassis for it as I want slightly bigger 14mm/ 3' 6" wheels (rather than 12mm / 3') and slower running so the Peckett W4 chassis it is mainly designed for I have just borrowed from my own Peckett W4, that's why I have not painted the wheels greener. The #6 is a home made decal, not perfect but good enough. I'm VERY happy! Will get some faces sorted la
Not done an update in ages on Norramby for a variety of reasons, one being the goods yard was holding 3D printed railway goods 148 times bigger than they should be but I digress. Found some organisation now for those.
The gutters and downpipes are a job I've been putting off as they are to be honest a bit of a bore for me to do but finally they are out the way. The Kestrel down pipes were about 2mms fat in some areas,never seen a 1 foot fat down pipe before so a 0.7mm rod gives about the
Baby write up:
Daddio ages ago gave me a fishing pellet thingummy, so I chemically blackened Dingham parts and bunged them in. A real boon it is.
Considering I'd need to solder them I got a fresh brass one from the etch.
Following David Thorp's modification I purposely went overboard and extended the length and width. It was a very quick nock up thus the rough uneven nature of it.
Middle partly removed, needs more filing but good enough for the t
As the title suggests really.
I've been planning a few layouts for a while and the big dream layout I have not decided whether to do in 00 or P4.
Initially I scrapped the P4 idea for this particular layout because the 'minimum'curve radius of 48" wouldn't fit. However, after spending several hours here and there reading posts on here and elsewhere it seems you CAN get a pacific or 9F around a 24-30" curve with a lot of side play and gauge widening.
With that in mind I redesigned th
At last some actual modelling! Two Little Ducks; Twenty Two - Quack Quack! You remember my RWS Duck From 2007 right? Of course you do. It was kindly hosted on TRLOTTTE that I am relieved to finally realize has been saved by Ryan and his merry men! http://www.sodor-island.net/railwayseries/ http://www.sodor-island.net/railwayseries/modeller-gavin-duck.htm This was then rebuilt slightly when the chassis was modified and converted to P4 instead of 00. This is what it looked like All good