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MickRalph

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  • Location
    Henfield, Sussex and the Correze, France
  • Interests
    Torrington Station on the LSWR in 1912, with the North Devon Clay Co. 3ft narrow gauge feeder line from Marland (modelled in P4 and 12mm gauge); also the Tramways of the Correze and the Paris, Orleans Correze metre gauge lines, modelled in 1:55 scale with P4 trackwork
  1. Oh dear! I haven't used the cutter for quite a while, but I have some work I need to do soon. I must connect the cutter with the laptop to see if it works or not. If not, it is a good job we are going to France on Wednesday, as the only non-win10 computer I have is in our French house. I will have to take the cutter with us so that I will be able to flash the firmware on it. Mick
  2. ... and the person in the foreground was an exhibitor (me), not a visitor! Mick Ralph
  3. We will be exhibiting Plumpton Green (LB & SCR c1910) at the Bluebell Railway show over this weekend. I will be operating the layout on Sunday (in the carriage shed at Horsted Keynes) and will be operating the signal box at Kingscote all day on Saturday. Come and say hello if you visit the railway either day. Mick
  4. The phrase in question (in broad dialect) was printed in a Progress Report on Torpoint Mk IV (not a letter to the Editor) in the December 1963 issue of RM. I have been scannining all my old issues of RM and MRC. Mick
  5. Superb - I'm fascinated to see the approach to operating the jacks, as I have been struggling to work out how to operate a self-contained turntable mechanism on some French metre-gauge railcars, where a plate was would down to the rails and then wound further to raise the railcar, which was then turned to face the other direction by shoulder power. Mick
  6. Graham, In the "material settings" area you can set the "number of passes" for the material you are using. If this is set to "2", then there will be 2 cuts made; if you click "Send" twice, then you will get four cuts in total. I would check this first. Mick
  7. I, too, arrived at 11:00 on Saturday and found that the streets opposite were full. I found plenty of parking space on the roads just under half a mile back towards the motorway. A great show and lots of young families present. I would have gone on Sunday, when it is always much quieter, but I was otherwise busy then. Mick
  8. The issue of scribing/embossing has been covered a couple of times in this thread, using a diamond dresser tool purchased from Ebay. You could look at post 541, or do a search for "diamond dresser" in <this thread> to get a listing of the various references to the techniue. Mick
  9. Returning home from France tomorrow in order to assist in operating Plumpton Green. Very much looking forward to the weekend. Mick Ralph
  10. MickRalph

    MRJ 263

    It would be good to get my subscription copy by post, as WHS has it in-store. Mick
  11. Back in post 179, I mentioned Pulborough, which is a scale length depiction of the LBSCR station in 1910-12. We are exhibiting this layout at Scalefour North in Wakefield this weekend. This may well be one of the last opportunities to see this layout, as it is so large that it is difficult to maintain and exhibit it to the highest standard. There is detail about the layout, and the stock which runs on it, on Barry Luck's blog here. Mick Ralph
  12. Sadly, there are no pictures in the posting. I look forward to seeing them. Mick
  13. Join the 009 Society and subscribe to their email sales lists of secondhand models. The monthly magazine is a great read. Mick
  14. Yes, it is interesting to see that there is now a new group of people using Inkscape and the Silhouette (and Emblaser) and showing new tips and techniques. Mick
  15. Thanks Paul, I certainly didn't think that you ignored my post - indeed, I have only just logged on again so I saw your replies to Jason and me. I had fogotten that, particularly with the laser embosser, people prepare the interlocking brick courses, so I concentrated on creating a rectyangular shape. I have so far only made buildings which are planked or have a DAS covering for inscribing rough stone. My main use so far has preparing sides for coaches and waggons. I think that your proposal for preparing the sides/ends of walls is probably the best approach. Certainly, your questions are not "Noddy" questions. We all have to start somewhere and we keep on learning, particularly when we don't use the program/cutter all the time. I bought mine soon after Jason and Mike started their threads, so I was learning at the same time that they were experimenting. However, it was only recently that I learned from Jon Hall that there are two buttons on the Portrait - one for feeding in material on the mat and the other for when the material is not on it; I had been using the latter and wondering why the cutter started cutting above the material and damaged the mat. There are lots of knowledgeable and helpful people on the forums, so that any question should get a prompt answer. Mick
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