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Wayne Kinney

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  1. Hi Guys, 00 Gauge Standard Crossover base is looking pretty yummy The Crossover kits will come in two identical parts that fit together with clips as shown: I'm about to send this kit over to a guy doing an article in Hornby magazine.
  2. I'll try and get that fixed soon. In the meantime, as Martin suggested print a Templot template.
  3. Nice work! I tried using the black eSun tough and it does seem to work well. I find if they are printed directly on the base plate, there is more chance of warping over a week or so. So I keep them on a raft with supports. Need wheel rims, but they run fairly true:
  4. I believe it's possible but to be honest I am so busy with all the other gauges I don't think I have the time, at least not at the moment...
  5. Thanks Nick, I've actually also made the rubber mould and waxes for the slips, they are also waiting to be cast. I really want to crack on with these this month, I lost a lot of time in August going away with family and visiting old friends Now time to knuckle down. P.S - Your 00-SF crossover looks great!
  6. Hi Guys, Quick preview on the EM Gauge diamond kit so far. I've made the rubber moulds for the K crossings and waxes are now with the caster to be cast in Nickel Silver. I've taken some pictures of the waxes in situ on the base: It looks like the rails don't align in the above image, but it's just because the base isn't sitting flat on the surface
  7. Hi Guys, Currently working in CAD for a 00 Gauge B7 crossover @ 50mm spacing (ready for an upcoming Hornby Magazine Article ) It's difficult to cater for every single formation, but as Martin says, these are only kits!
  8. Hi Bob, I am making the rubber moulds for the K crossing castings this week, then sending waxes off to be cast. hoping to get the kit done by the end of this month...
  9. They will be available from both, but members will get a little extra discount from the 2mmSA. No timeframe just yet, sorry.
  10. They will be available from both, but members will get a little extra discount from the 3mm society. Here are a few images, one showing it with one of the society sleeper bases:
  11. I went with everybody's recommendation of 16.2mm through the entire turnout
  12. Hi Guys, I have spent all morning doing product photography and website work, and have finally released the 00-SF version of the B7: https://www.britishfinescale.com/product-p/finetrax-00sf-b7.htm EDIT: I am still working on the downloadable template, so this link doesn't work just yet...
  13. Hi Patrick, I was comparing to the kits that the 2mmSA currently sell, which are similar to my current N Gauge kits (plug 'n' hole system). I'm hoping that the new format can transfer to the N Gauge kits, waiting on feedback on the 2mmFS kits first.
  14. Martin, do you think the Polypipe could help in bonding resin printed chairs to HIPS timber strip in a similar manner? Polypipe on bottom of 3D printed chairs, then butanone?
  15. Thanks. The current 2mmFS kits are supplied with a base with predrilled holes and sprues of 'chairs'. The chairs need cutting off the sprue and inserting into the holes on the base one by one. In contrast, the new Finetrax kits includes a timber base with all the chairs pre installed as one piece. It also comes with a pre made cast crossing V/frog and pre machined switch blades with pins already soldered on them, ready to insert into pre drilled holes on the provided tie bar.
  16. You mean my Finetrax 2mm kits compared to what the 2mm Scale Association are currently offering?
  17. Hi Guys, Not 00 related, and I know I've been a little quiet on here lately, but I've been quite busy working on the 2mm Finescale & 3mm test kits: 3x '2mmFS' kits on their way to 3x 2mm Scale Association committee members. Spending the rest of this week on the 3mm scale test kit. Should return to the 00-SF release next week and also continue work on the diamond crossing. Steady progress
  18. It's not possible to make the kit work for both without the timbering being incorrect for the of them. The timbering is different for a crossover vs a single turnout. Even the Streamline has the incorrect track spacing when joined together. It's better to release a dedicated crossover kit, with correct spacing and shared timbers. Obviously that would be an infinite number of combinations, but I plan on making standard and ladder crossover kits, incorporating either a diamond or slip. They are kits, and no doubt a certain amount of trimming/kit bashing maybe required for some formations. Maybe adding separate chairs and timbers into the range would be a good idea?
  19. Thanks. I will be releasing crossover kits with proper spacing and shared timbers...
  20. Excellent build, Darius. Try blackening the flangeway of the cast crossing, and then polishing the tops and sides of the 'rail' on the casting. This really improves it's visual appearance, and will better match the look of the actual rail.
  21. The blades are not moved all the way over, there is still a gap between switch blade and the straight stock rail.
  22. https://www.britishfinescale.com/product-p/butanone.htm
  23. It's certainly possible. Just concentrating on getting the diamond and slips out first
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