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  1. Could you steal a bit of length from the hidden part of the scenic board and make a parallelogram traverser. The direction of slide would be parallel to the face of the scenic break bridge, which would stay where it is. The traverser track length would be a bit longer than on the original design. There is a possibility that the front right of such a traverser would hit the side wall, before full extension was reached, but I can't be sure without drawing it out. Dave (purveyor of silly ideas...)
  2. I too bought an Aldi printer last week, and after one issue, when the provided SD card went faulty on first use, have managed a couple of successful prints. The provided software, which I had to download, makes a perfectly good starting point. It will accept a range of file formats, including ,jpg, where it treats black as zero height and white as the maximum you want for that print. This has meant that I have been able to do some test prints without getting into the complexity, (yet), of doing 3d cad. I have been an occasional user of Turbocad, so far only in 2d mode, and will delve deeper into that, but my next test will be to try to see how a greyscale .jpg translated into heights, as this seems to have a lot of potential for some of the things I want to do. Dave
  3. Better late than never, I hope, here are a couple of images of the Wheatley sign. The first is a bitmap image, created from a photo by straightening and removing perspective effects. This is of the area inside the white border seen in the photo. This is only a painted edge, the casting is smooth. The second is a jpg made from a drawing I have created in Turbocad, drawn from scratch from measurements taken from the image above, and checked from the sign. It still needs a bit of tweaking, but so far I'm pleased with it. I will be drawing up other letters as I have pictures of similar signs contailing most of the alphabet. I have yet to do the cross section drawing. The overall size of the sign, ignoring the mounting and locating lugs is 90.25"x23". If you have a suitable cad program I can let you have the files in an appropriate format.. Hth Dave
  4. My few pictures. 6150 in the yard in early 1965. Two signals, understood to be from Wheatley, resited to a private garden. The position of the black/white paint on the distant suggests it has been shortened. Summer 1964? Wylde is making glacial progress, currently waiting for Peco bullhead single slip, then tracklaying can begin... Dave
  5. No problem, I'll get on to it in the next few days. My father bought the sign from the person who did some of the demolition there after closure. I should have some pictures of two of the Wheatley signals, after they had been transplanted to Longsides. I will post them here when I find them. Dave
  6. Nothing much to offer, but I can give you accurate measurements for this if you need them. It has clearly had a blue background at some point, before a final poor quality coat of brown. The other one, now at Didcot was for some time at Longsides, at the top of Ladder Hill, along with much other railwayana. Dave
  7. Looking convincing. I've just uploaded some more photos taken in the Greenwich/Deptford area over the last few years. They show that industrial red brick is OK for south of the river, if you want some variety. https://www.flickr.com/photos/unravelled/albums/72157711770750377 I hope they are of some interest Dave
  8. Hi, I'm fairly local to the area, (Brockley), and have taken quite a few photos over the years along the Greenwich-Gallions stretchof the Thames. Unfortunately they are not well sorted, so I can't easily point you to anything relevant yet. This is the street side of what seems to have been a small works complex, with the other side on the riverbank. http://RIMG0147 by David Harvey, on Flickr One of the distinctive features of a lot of the riverside sites is a panel of stone in an otherwise brick wall, usually adjacent to a gateway. http://RIMG0167 by David Harvey, on Flickr If you would like some more pictures like these, I can post them here. Thanks Dave
  9. A few pictures from 1965-67, which might hrlp for variety. I haven't bothered with mainly van trains which have been mentioned before, nor with the mineral trains. First from 1965, milk as tail traffic on a stopping service, Garsdale PW(?) train at Dent, 1966 Opens and vehicle flats, Dent 1966 Presflos, 1966 Ais Gill 1966 Not all Black 5s and 8Fs, 1967 I hope these are of some help. Dave
  10. Wow! The thread I started turns into a conspiracy theory. I hope this helps to debunk it, though I fear it now won't be taken seriously... Dave
  11. Over the last couple of days I have noticed that the "Load nore activity" button is acting inconsistently. Up until a few days ago, clicking on that button would cause it to disappear, and be replaced by the start of a new batch of topics, with the topics above remaining in place. The inconsistent activity I've recently noticed is that on clicking, the button remains in place, with a new batch of topics inserted above it, requiring me to scroll back to see the added content. Not really a big problem, but I think it's worth noting. Thanks Dave
  12. There was an interesting programme at least 10 years ago, (possibly Horizon), which discussed the monitoring of solar energy reaching the Earth's surface. On the two no-fly days post 9-11, there was a measurable increase in temperature, which declined again when flying restarted. Suggesting that air travel reduces global warming. I had heard this somewhere else before the program, and was interested by the suggestion. Of course it may have been reinterpreted as an error, but this new report makes me wonder. Btw, regarding the trackplan, wouldn't reversing the release crossover simplify operation? As drawn, the train will have to shunt back a considerable way before the loco is able to use it. Thanks Dave (Long time lurker...)
  13. A correction to my previous post. The STOP board has been there since at least 2005, as I found after checking through older photos, and now I look for it, it was still there last Christmas. It is at the exit from the engineering sidings where the tampers live. Thanks Dave
  14. Chairs moved while your handbuilt track sets? LT tracks at Stratford 2014. Dave
  15. I don't know if this fits in here, but this stop marker doesn't look modern era to me. It was in use on the Oxford shed site in December 2017, but not there in 2016 or 2018. Were these regularly used so late on or is this just a convenient one-off installation? Thanks Dave
  16. These two pictures are of a gateway near Silvertown station site. I don't know if it had an arch, but I wouldn't be surprised. It served a jam factory. I like the amount of skew on the inset track, to get on to the site Dave
  17. COND on wagon , Tebay 1967. Looks well weathered, so could have been there a long time. And MTD on a PO wagon , swindon 1965 Dave
  18. I too have a horror of warm milk from my school days. We are on the verge of stopping our doorstep deliveries, as the keeping qualities of glass bottled milk don't seem as good as the supermarket product. Regarding top colours, apart from some like gold top and possibly green, I think it's only in the last 25 years that a standard has arrived, though I might be confusing the foil bottle tops with plastic lid colour standards. I can't offer much information regarding milk processing, in spite of having visited the Job's plant in Didcot, as a child in the 1950s. Dave
  19. Time Left: 6 days and 13 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED - unboxed, modified and evidence of use

    These are two faulty MegaPoints controllers, for 12 servos each. MegaPoint offer an upgrade exchange for older boards like these, so these can be used as credit towards a pair of new boards. Postage for uk only, Royal Mail signed for, will combine postage. Overseas postage at cost. PM for further info or pictures

    £44.00

  20. This advert is COMPLETED!

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    • USED - unboxed, modified and evidence of use

    Various peco code 100 curved points. 2xLH, 5xRH. 3 have had wires soldered and tiebar/extended sleepers trimmed Postage for uk only, Royal Mail signed for, will combine postage. Overseas postage at cost. PM for further info or pictures.

    £45.00

  21. Time Left: 6 days and 12 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED - unboxed, modified and evidence of use

    Graham Farish Formoway track. Double slip and RH point. Ex layout, (many years ago). Tiebars all firm, on esleeper end detached. I may have some other examples, and plain track if anyone is interested. Postage for uk only, Royal Mail signed for, will combine postage. Overseas postage at cost. PM for further info or pictures.

    £10.00

  22. Time Left: 6 days and 12 hours

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    These are some old but barely used items. Large radius insulfrog points, 3xLH, 1xRH. 2 first generation double slips, one long crossing and 2 short crossings. Happy to split at about £7 per item Postage for uk only, Royal Mail signed for, will combine postage. I might send individual items unsigned, at buyer's risk Overseas postage at cost. PM for further info or pictures.

    £55.00

  23. Time Left: 6 days and 12 hours

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    Peco code 75 flat bottom track, 10 full lengths. Opened and loose laid, but not curved. Postage of long lengths can be costly, but I could probably deliver in the London travelcard area, if that is possible.

    £50.00

  24. Time Left: 6 days and 12 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED - unboxed, modified and evidence of use

    Peco code 75 Electrofrog points. Large radius. 2xRH SL-E188, 1xLH SL-E189. Two boxed as pictures, other unboxed but unused. Postage for uk only, Royal Mail signed for, will combine postage. Overseas postage at cost. PM for further info or pictures.

    £36.00

  25. Time Left: 6 days and 12 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED - unboxed, modified and evidence of use

    Lima L205184 Class 47 RES liverySt Aidan , 47535 Postage for uk only, Royal Mail signed for, will combine postage. Overseas postage at cost. PM for further info or pictures.

    £30.00

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