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Jon Fitness

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  1. , Well, I'm back on one of these again. It'll make a nice change from all the GWR ones I've been stuck on!! JF
  2. Lovely stuff Stephen. Does the route indicator operate? They are on my list of "got to get those etched"! JF
  3. Absolutely stunning work Steve. The gantry is an engineering masterpiece! JF
  4. Anyone for a bit of CIE/IR signal? The arm and balance weight are Tyrconnel Models to which I've added the distinctive V profile to the blade. Not sure about the fluorescent colour, I think it starts off red then fades to orange eventually.. LED lit and servo operated. The LED is powered by the +/- 5V feed to the servo with a 330ohm resistor in circuit.. More Soon JF
  5. Lovely work on the big bracket Stephen. Did the same myself but only in 7mm scale.. JF
  6. The one on page 43 at Swindon looks a bit nearer to it, but I see what you mean. Does look rather odd though..
  7. A quick update! Everything still seems GWR or more correctly, BR(W)! This is a GWR 30ft distant. It uses a Borg-Rail Etched post, Scale Signal supply arm, Modelu lamp and Finial and Southwark Bridge built up ladders. Theres a few of my own etches there and the little cabinet is scratchbuilt. These 2 are a couple based on structures at Park Jc in South Wales. They use MSE brackets, Modelu lamps and finials, a scratchbuilt ground signal and my own etched arms, weight bars and ladders and a few scratchbuilt odds and sods. The staging is 0.8 ply, and the whole is wea
  8. What a gorgeous bracket signal and the engineering put into it still stuns me. Love the mix of corrugated and Nicholls pattern arms too. I doff my hat to the master! JF
  9. Advice? work carefully around the LED! Check your switch first! If you can expose the connections on the back of the LEDs, with a meter, check continuity back down to the resistors and also the earthing to the structure. If all else fails, I'll check it next time I come up to Freckleton...whenever that will be! JF
  10. Ooh! Theatre indicator failed? Oh dear...... Cracking cab ride video though. Having attempted something similar many years ago I can appreciate how time consuming and sometimes difficult it can be. JF
  11. Wow. The amount of engineering that goes into your signals still astounds me Steve! Lovely work as always and all power to your methods. Wonderful. JF
  12. Lovely stuff Steve. It's ages since I did any rocking shafts for signals as most of my commissions seem to be GW at the moment! JF
  13. Enjoyed the YouTube video Rod. Looking forward to the next one now! It's inspired me to get my RR37 numbered up and named as 37420. JF
  14. Many thanks for all the suggestions and helps. As I still have my CAD stabilisers and L plates on, this is all rather confusing. If only draftsight would work properly again I could just carry on where I had to leave off!.. JF
  15. Well, doublecad is installed but won't touch any of my previously done drawings...
  16. My latest Loco finished and having a run round the garden train set. It's a mix of Premier Components chassis, Chowbent etches and JLTRT resin boiler/saddle unit. More eventually.. JF
  17. I've downloaded and installed DoubleCad XT5 thanks Stephen, so I'll give it a go over the next few days. It all looks familiar on the interface so I should be able to stumble my way round it. Hopefully it'll open some of my previously done drawings and prove possible to work on them without starting from scratch again... Anyway, I've finished the first of a batch of early pattern GW wooden post signals.. No lamps on these but they'll be servo operated and all fitted with built up ladders. I must be mad. I blame the lockdown! JF
  18. Thanks Stephen, I think I'll download DoubleCad and give it a try. JF
  19. I was very happy with Draftsight when it was free and I was happy to pay for it once that ended. Since then it simply either hasn't worked or or has moments when it works for a while then crashes. Nanocad is broadly similar so I found it very familiar. There are functions on it which I can never rely on working properly, mainly the fill function which is very fussy and random regardless of any settings I alter. It also randomly unfills areas during moving and copying stuff. These same areas then won't refill until I pick them apart and redo them. Even when they filled perfectly before. Don't e
  20. I know there are a few of you out there who can construct these "built up" ladders with etched stiles and wire rungs. Using the supplied jigs and methods they just breeze together and look really good when finished. Me? Nope. My efforts have usually resembled badly laid narrow gauge WW1 temporary track that's been run over by an early tank. Then hit by heavy artillery. During these strange times of personal confinement my befuddled mind rashly agreed to fit a few signals with them for a customer so I've had to "get back on the horse" and have another go. My main problem with them is
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