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On 30/12/2019 at 21:51, TurboSnail said:

So, so many tiny things to modify against the R Class, all the dimensions are very slightly different! I need to try and find photos of the backhead then that's it for the loco. Following the recycling theme, I'm hoping to re-hash the F Class tender into something suitable.

 

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This looks fantastic and blows my plans to backdate an O1 kit out of the water! I can't wait to see the final result. 

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The usual family New Year's Eve walk was around Faversham Creek this year. I've often harboured thoughts of building a layout along these lines, a quiet, single track narrow gauge line, serving a wharf or suchlike, which would be sited 'off-stage', leaving just the railway though a large board with lots of open space. Lots of little makeshift bridges and banks to support the lightly-laid track, weaving alongside the waterway over various tributaries etc.. I think it's well beyond my ability to do it at this stage, and certainly well beyond the space I have available, but I'll leave these pics here as inspiration if I ever decide to come back to it. All taken on a very grey day with a fairly rubbish phone camera!

 

Incidentally, the dog started off the walk in black, white and brown, and returned just black. Much of which was transferred to the car's carpets...

 

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Anyone for a Sentinel? I was doing some research for a model and got sidetracked, and next thing I know, I'm spending several days on a new model...

 

The cab interior is a little sparse at the moment, so if anyone's got any good photos, do let me know.

 

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Hi TS,

 

I know that feeling where what I should be doing and what I could be doing seem to change places. It always amazes me how much stuff I actually get finished off in its entirety while I am on a project detour before I get back to what I was doing in the first place.

The best way to reconcile not getting on with what I should be doing is that I can do all of it in time, and as none of it really matters, it doesn't actually matter !

 

How about Matissa Neptune Track Recorder for a detour should you wish to be side tracked ?

 

Gibbo.

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On 02/01/2020 at 13:58, TurboSnail said:

The usual family New Year's Eve walk was around Faversham Creek this year. I've often harboured thoughts of building a layout along these lines, a quiet, single track narrow gauge line, serving a wharf or suchlike, which would be sited 'off-stage', leaving just the railway though a large board with lots of open space.

Standard quay was rail served, by the LCDR.

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3 hours ago, TurboSnail said:

I was doing some research for a model and got sidetracked, and next thing I know, I'm spending several days on a new model...

Thats how I get my wagons done surprisingly.

 

Its looking great!

 

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The pre-war 100HP is neat.   Do you intend it for the 48DS chassis?

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3 hours ago, AlfaZagato said:

The pre-war 100HP is neat.   Do you intend it for the 48DS chassis?

 

I've designed my own chassis for this one, mainly for cost reasons.

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If you could possibly modify it for a Ruston chassis that would be fantastic!

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Just now, sem34090 said:

If you could possibly modify it for a Ruston chassis that would be fantastic!

 

Well, you'll have to send me a Ruston chassis to measure up then! Can't afford my own right now

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I could probably draw it up and send you the CAD file?

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2 minutes ago, sem34090 said:

I could probably draw it up and send you the CAD file?

 

No offence intended, but I'd rather do it myself - I have a very particular set of tolerances I use, related to my printer's characteristics so the chassis isn't drawn as-is.

 

I was thinking about getting one, but went for a cheaper Bachmann C Class instead. Maybe at some point in the future!

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I was tempted by the C, to be fair, but the cute diesel won.

 

In that case I am more than happy to wait until you can find one for yourself. I can't recommend it highly enough!

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1 hour ago, sem34090 said:

I was tempted by the C, to be fair, but the cute diesel won.

 

The C will eventually become an S Class or a J Class, possibly both. Either are better suited to my era than the Ruston

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@sem34090 you're a terrible person, making me spend all this money on new locos :rolleyes: I was planning to get one anyway at some point, I've just advanced that plan a bit. And it's worth it, the chassis is great - note the same motor I use in several of my kits...

 

As usual, the first thing that happens to any loco arriving at TS Towers is a complete dismantling to see if I can borrow its chassis for something else. I've currently got my eye on the 48DS's predecessor, the 44/48hp.

 

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Mwahahaha! :P

 

As you now know, resistance is futile! I had no real need for one... 

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Well, the payment for the C Class doesn't go out until some other bits on the same order are in stock, so I have some time to save back up for it! Besides, hopefully I'll be in a position to start selling bodyshells on a small scale soon, so of I can make some that fit the Ruston, I might make some of the cost back.

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I was to say, the Ruston truly isn't too dear.   I can understand "broke college kid," but 72 GBP is outright cheap for a new locomotive.

 

 

Have you seen Model Rail?   They tackle one of your designs from Hardy Hobbies.

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48 minutes ago, AlfaZagato said:

I was to say, the Ruston truly isn't too dear.   I can understand "broke college kid," but 72 GBP is outright cheap for a new locomotive.

 

 

Have you seen Model Rail?   They tackle one of your designs from Hardy Hobbies.

 

I'm broke graduate now! Though I agree, I'm generally happy with under £100 these days if they're as good as Hornby's recent Pecketts and the 48DS. But I bought several new locos over the Christmas period, so should probably stop for a bit.

 

I have seen the Model Rail December issue, was slightly underwhelmed with the review to be honest, but as they say, any publicity is good publicity...

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56 minutes ago, TurboSnail said:

 

I'm broke graduate now!

Hi TS,

 

If you carry on as you are, you could be Hornby's head of development for Era 1, how many engines do you want !?!?!?

 

That said, you are currently head of Turbo Smail's head of development for Era 1, how many engines do you have ?!?!?!

 

Gibbo.

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5 minutes ago, Gibbo675 said:

how many engines do you want !?!?!

 

Lots!

 

5 minutes ago, Gibbo675 said:

how many engines do you have ?!?

 

Not enough!

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5 minutes ago, TurboSnail said:

 

Lots!

 

= n

 

5 minutes ago, TurboSnail said:

 

Not enough!

 

= n+1

 

Gibbo.

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Just now, Gibbo675 said:

= n+1

Should that not be n+x? (where x is any number up to, and including, infinity) :jester:

 

Jim 

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13 minutes ago, Caley Jim said:

Should that not be n+x? (where x is any number up to, and including, infinity) :jester:

 

Jim 

Hi Jim,

 

I see that as more a philosophical question than a mathematics problem.

 

It could be said that the use of x within the equation as a variable for any integer from 1 to  represents greed, whereas the use of 1 shews a level of restraint and is more suitable to a rationale that shews a slow steady path of work toward an ever expanding sense achievement.

 

Gibbo.

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