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  1. Look like damp, is it damp? May come of with soap and water (more damp;-)) Ian
  2. Hi Matin, I do enjoy it when you get the maths out ......... R = 1 / ( 1-COS(12) ), I bet I haven't seen that for fifty years;-) quick edit, I had to punch the numbers into a calculator to see if it worked ... happy days! Ian
  3. Is that a "Battle Space turbo Car"? I do hope that you have added DCC Sound and jet flame at the back ..................... just thinking about the sound, perhaps it's not necessary because .... in space no one can hear you scream! Have a good show. Ian
  4. Loved the Ted Lowe quotes "and for those of you who are watching in black and white, the pink is next to the green" and the one that was a little risky "Fred Davis, the doyen of snooker, now 67 years of age and too old to get his leg over, prefers to use his left hand" Ian
  5. Wow, that, in my humble opinion, is absolutely superb ...... and I would assume very expensive. Having looked at the web site for regions et compagnies I came across this, perhaps a little over the top for loco stabling at minories;
  6. Hi Phil, I was a little confused with that statement, I thought the 7805 is a regulator, purpose made to reduce the voltage but then it dawned on me, perhaps not so efficient at it's job. Perhaps the following wil be an adequate replacement; https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/switching-regulators/7962138/?cm_mmc=UK-PLA-DS3A-_-google-_-PLA_UK_EN_Power_Supplies_%26_Transformers_Whoop-_-Switching+Regulators_Whoop-_-7962138&matchtype=&pla-341403531999&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-ouP0aaK8gIVAbbtCh1KHQJKEAQYBCABEgKjd_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Ian
  7. Hi BoD, Thank you for keeping us updated about Gordon over the past months. You ask for us to message you for further details but perhaps my fellow subscribers to this thread, the same as I would ask that whereas you have told us that his funeral will take place on Wednesday could we ask you to inform us of the time. I would like to mark it with respect and a few minutes of silent contemplation! Thank you Ian
  8. Hi Wayne, I have never built a turnout, well perhaps one but since it didn't work we can't include that one;-) so I have never built a turnout but I am looking forward to giving these ago. You mention "blackening the flangeway of the cast crossing" ... with what are we to blacken this with, most people will probably know the answer but I don't! Thanks Ian
  9. Very sad news. I’m not quite sure what to say other than, I do hope that Jackie can take some comfort in the knowledge that Gordon was a much loved member of the RMweb community and that he will be greatly missed. I also want to take this opportunity to thank BoD for keeping us informed about Gordon. Ian
  10. I too am totally choked by this, can't get it out of my mind since BoD announced it. We communicated a little over the years and Gordon gave me lots of tips, a genuinely nice guy, such a shame. I certainly didn't expect it to go down like this, I hope he bounces back! My love to Gordon’s family and friends Best regards Ian
  11. This is an excellent review ..... makes me want to have a go! As Dave also mentioned, what is your opinion regarding curvature of the turnout ..... do you think it would be relatively easy to curve? Thanks Ian
  12. Best wishes Gordon, we're all rooting for you .............................. and look forward to the completion of Eastwood Town with construction of Bastille on the opposite wall;-) Get well soon. Ian
  13. ... whatever you do don't mention Bastille, I did it once I think I got away with it
  14. Hi Gordon .... can I have the..., only joking of course! We all know that at sometime in the future life comes to an end, three score years and ten was the norm at one time, both my parents passed at that age so what hope for me but life style changes and the three score years and ten is easily surpassed nowadays and a healthy attitude can help. Is the glass half full or half empty? I think you are very prudent to catalogue all your stock, the same as having your affairs in order, it doesn't mean your going to pass away tomorrow but rather less to be concerned about which is less of a pressure, why put of until tomorrow what you can do today? Sure you have a big operation looming and I certainly hope all goes well with it but I also think you have a very positive attitude and from what you have said previously you'll have a good team undertaking the op ..... you'll be fine and if you start to doubt it just remember the Monty Python song "always look on the bright side of life" ! All the best Ian
  15. Just my just my tuppenceworth, and I haven’t built jack yet! I’ve been considering 00-SF for sometime but now I’m finding myself to be attracted to EM for the improved look from the wider gauge. However, there is a problem in committing to EM gauge and that is the time it will take to modify the RTR locos and stock that I have collected, to say nothing about the cost and complexity of the conversions. I’ve just looked up (searched) the conversion of Bachmann 4TC to EM Gauge ... seems rather extensive, not just pulling the wheels out, and also the cost of an Ultrascale wheel set for the Bachmann class 08 Diesel Shunter … Ouch! EM looks nice but so too does 00-SF which is what I think the majority of modellers will probably stick with, including myself ….. when I eventually pull my finger out! Ian
  16. Excellent idea from Bob and one that seems to have been implemented sucessfully by The Laird on Leeds City www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/64065-leeds-city-the-midland-side-in-4mm/page/4/ Best regards Ian
  17. Hi Wayne, I think that is really quick but I won't hold you to it! Thanks Ian
  18. Hi Wayne, What is the time scale for you having the full range of turnout kits available in 00 similar to the range that you have available in code 40? Ian
  19. Hi Gordon, Thankyou for getting back to me; I certainly wasn't suggesting that you rip it up and start again ........ that'd be crazy I think I'd be over the moon if I could achieve half of what you have achieved with ET, it's looking superb! Good luck with the reset of the build. Ian
  20. Hi Gordon, Nice to see you building some more S&C, they look fantastic. I haven't got round to building anything for myself yet, I'm still building the house and if that goes much slower we'll be going backwards but enough of that and back to your trackwork, as I say it looks fantastic, 00 gauge SF 16.2mm at the crossings, did you ever consider EM gauge? I'm not having a dig or anything I just interested to know what stopped you going that route. Of course EM gauge would necessitate the adjustment of wheels on your locos and rolling stock but I can't see that fazing you too much having seen you messing about quartering(*) the wheels of a 9F a few years ago. Nevertheless, ET looks superb and I am eagerly awaiting the signalling plan, I think you’ve mentioned previously that you would have to brush up your knowledge of signalling but I’m sure there are plenty of experts on RMweb that will be only too willing to give advice. (*) I hope that’s the correct term! Keep up the good work and very best wishes for the New Year Ian
  21. Hi John, Who's gauges are you using for 83 flatbottom rail in 00SF? Thanks Ian
  22. Excellent .... although I'm not too sure what is meant by "SH duties"? Also, I seem to remember that you are pretty good with a camcorder John, a la 'Bradfield Gloucester Square', it would be nice to see the above movement on video, I'm sure it would give you a welcomed break from ballasting Incidenteally, how is the ballasting going, it's a very big area and how are you doing it, perhaps just flooding the area with pva then sprinkle? best regards Ian
  23. I think it would have been easier to go with Bradfields open roof ........ but then it wouldn't have been Leeds;-) Excellent modelling, well done and keep on giving us the insight to how you are producing these excellent models. best regards Ian
  24. Here's an idea, put the Hornby Dublo in the study and the MiL in the train room ....... there, fixed it! Should I get my coat now?
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