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Some more detail work on Truro island building, including some ridiculously tiny door knobs getting a coat of ‘brass’ paint. 

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11 hours ago, Compound2632 said:

Are you holding the building upside down, or has the photo been posted the wrong way up?

The latter. For some reason it rotated it....

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16 hours ago, Mike G said:

Richard

 

Are the doors and door handles available on the website...4mm scale?

 

regards

 

Mike

Afraid not in 4mm. They are only 7mm, available through Intentio. 

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Here’s some sack loads for a commission  I’ve been working on. The eagle-eyed will notice both types are shown displayed in the same wagon as the loads are removable. Individual sacks made up from cotton cloth and stamped with the logos. 
 

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30 minutes ago, Compound2632 said:

Interesting goods yard scene your customer must be modelling...

 

I'm much taken with your roosting clamps.

I had a discussion with him whether to sheet or not to sheet (say it carefully). Can’t remember the outcome now! I have a plague of roosting clamps, about 50 at the last count! 

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6 hours ago, Tricky said:

I had a discussion with him whether to sheet or not to sheet (say it carefully). 

 

Well, ask him from me if he'd let his daughter go out flaunting her wares like that.

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Happy Birthday.

 

I put this photo on my wagon building thread when I first received the Huntley & Palmers crates from you. I'm afraid lockdown lassitude has been hitting me a bit so I've not, I'm afraid, done much more towards the planned micro-layout "The Lower Loading Shed":

 

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Compare the original photo

 

I really should have tweaked the positions of some of the ropes before taking the photo. I blame my excitement at having these exquisite little objects in my mitts.

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I just want to give credit to Tricky for the service he has provided to me. A while ago he agreed to have a go at 3D printing some panels for the sides of the 7mm Midland water tank I am building for my MPD layout but then had trouble with them. However, he persevered at great cost to himself in time and effort with the result that this morning I received a parcel containing the requisite panels but not only that, they were ready mounted on plywood backing sheets and primed. Truly outstanding service. Thank you Richard.

 

Dave

 

No connection with Monksgate Models except as a very satisfied customer.

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You may recall me making mention of a photo plank. I’ve made a few now for customers but have decided to make one for myself. I started one a little

while ago but in reflection it was too shallow to get a retaining wall in plus some undergrowth behind it. So I’ve started again. This time with a hardwood frame and rebate to take an acrylic dust cover. I’m also repurposing a bracket signal redundant from Monk’s Gate and added the toe end of a turnout to a) justify the bracket signal and b) give a bit more interest. The groundworks will be taken care of by my very good friend Neil Podbery. 
If anyone wants to make use of the Mk I photo plank then I could finish it off for a good price. 
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Been working today on a collection of O Gauge crossings. These are for a commission where the whole layout is on a curve so nothing is straight! Here I’ve drawn the whole layout in Autocad and then used those drawings to cut templates on the laser. The templates are oriented upside down so the vee can be soldered from below along with scrap brass ties which fixes the vee and wing rails together. 
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I’ve got a couple more plain crossings to do before moving on to the last one which is the most complicated one where I’ve combined crossings and a diamond in close proximity. Using these templates means that the rails can be formed to the required curves very accurately and held firmly and accurately while being soldered up. 
 

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All of the wing rails are drawn over-length as these are trimmed to length and flares added later once the crossing is removed from the template. The only slight niggle to this technique of making crossings is the templates aren’t reusable as they get damaged during the build process. 

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I have only just started to make turnouts, so I am watching your posts with interest! Out of curiosity, are you using AutoCad rather than tools such as 'Templot' because it's a familiar package and is more suited to producing files for the laser-cutter?

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3 hours ago, brylonscamel said:

I have only just started to make turnouts, so I am watching your posts with interest! Out of curiosity, are you using AutoCad rather than tools such as 'Templot' because it's a familiar package and is more suited to producing files for the laser-cutter?

Autocad is very familiar to me, yes. It’s what I grew up with - old dogs and all that…! And yes again, it’s ideally suited to making drawings (dxf) for the laser. 
 

Here’s some crossings I made the other day using the same method. These wyes are so tight (it’s a dockyard setting) and unprototypical that I am told Templot would throw it’s hands up in horror! 
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14 hours ago, Tricky said:

These wyes are so tight (it’s a dockyard setting) and unprototypical that I am told Templot would throw it’s hands up in horror!

 

Of course it wouldn't. Templot is a tool. It does whatever you tell it to do.  :)

 

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3 hours ago, martin_wynne said:

 

Of course it wouldn't. Templot is a tool. It does whatever you tell it to do.  :)

 

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Martin.

Thanks Martin, as I said, I was ‘told’ by my customer that he had tried Templot and couldn’t get it to do what he wanted. I’ve got no real experience with it so just went down my usual Autocad route - especially as drawing for the laser is a doddle. Nothing derogatory intended about Templot, no offence meant, I hope none taken. 

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