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just realised that if you watch it on RMWEB you don't get to see the description that is on Youtube. So here it is below:

 

"The post is to my design and etched by PPD in brass. The holes are added afterwards as the post is designed to be built as a standard square post. The post is in 2 halves, soldered together. This facilitates the provision of the wiring for the LED working light. This is a warm white SMD 0603. The servo is a standard Towerpro 9g being driven by a MERG servo4g using SEMA4 firmware modified by myself. I Still have to modify the speed and bounce settings, which is easy enough to do in Chris Whites SEMASET program (by the way this runs on most windows PCs and is freely available to MERG members). Signal arm, spectacle and ladders are Wizard models products again in etched brass."

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Just to let you all know that PPD seem to be starting up, I am currently in the process of ordering a repeat etch of 30ft square post etches in 7mm scale having been in touch by email.

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8 hours ago, Stephen Freeman said:

Just to let you all know that PPD seem to be starting up, I am currently in the process of ordering a repeat etch of 30ft square post etches in 7mm scale having been in touch by email.

Good news indeed!

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Whilst I am waiting on PPD to process my order for cosmetic fishplates, I have been busy building signals, just for a change.  I have prepared some GWR Ground Signals (the disc bearings aren't quite in the right place on the casting, which makes the spectacles line up incorrectly with the lamp lense) for a small diorama and also completed some CAD files ready for the etchers.

 

The diorama will contain one "normal" signal, I say normal as it is not quite GWR in that I believe the post, ladder and safety hoop are probably of Cambrian origin, as the hoop is not standard GWR issue and the location is definitely Cambrian. The signal also features that bete-noir of modelmakers the distant arm, in this case fixed, in addition to the normal stop arm. I have tried transfers and painting them but am now of the opinion that Matt Vinyl paper gives the best results. I now have enough on one A4 sheet to last me several lifetimes in both 4mm and 7mm scales. I did some stop ones whilst I was at it. I found it it relatively easy to do in Turbocad, colour matching was the hardest part. The first time I used the medium was for some time ago for  LBSCR arms of rather ancient design.

 

I have done the sheet to 7mm scale but have also re-scaled it to 4mm scale (might need to make a slight modification or two), which should hopefully fill a hole in the provision of Stevens Brackets,  posts and arms, especially relevant to a certain well known station on the LSWR. At the moment PPD are working on 4 to 6 weeks delivery, so hopefully sometime in August if the design doesn't need amendment.

 

Some photos will follow shortly.

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Here are a couple of photos:

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A few details: The arms are MSE as is the ladder, balance weight arm and backblinder, the finial and lamps are Modelu, the post is in etched brass. Operating wire 0.33mm Nickel Silver.

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On 04/07/2020 at 16:07, Stephen Freeman said:

A recent arrival from PPD. A 7mm scale version is under way.

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Getting there hopefully. I will be fitting the arms next, which are already done. After that the bits to make it work (servos) I do have another one at least to make and possibly one in 7mm scale too.

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On 10/07/2020 at 12:25, Stephen Freeman said:

Getting there hopefully. I will be fitting the arms next, which are already done. After that the bits to make it work (servos) I do have another one at least to make and possibly one in 7mm scale too.

SEATON7and4new.jpg

Lovely work on the big bracket Stephen. Did the same myself but only in 7mm scale..

JF

 

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PPD etches are about 5 to 6 weeks away at the moment so am concentrating on doing various Southern signals in 4mm at the moment. I( wasn't happy with the height of the dolls so they are being revised at the moment.

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