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by DavidTheMad
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Rigid Track Painting and Grassed.
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: Rigid Track Painting and Grassed.

Hi Doug,

As to your point about "most of the world", out of the British population of 66 million only 13 million watched the funeral, so pretty much a minority interest subject.
by DavidTheMad
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Rigid Track Painting and Grassed.
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: Rigid Track Painting and Grassed.

Hi Doug, Many thanks for the reply, I had forgotten that you had used painted track on Robin's Run, so we were both working on detailing track right back in 2012!! Time flies. As to the funeral I am so glad I don't have TV, although, sadly, there are many programmes about it slipping on to YouTube t...
by DavidTheMad
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Rigid Track Painting and Grassed.
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: Rigid Track Painting and Grassed.

Hi folks,

I posted the picture and technique on my birthday hoping to get a few replies or comments. NADA. RIEN. Pour expliquer pourquoi?

David
by DavidTheMad
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Rigid Track Painting and Grassed.
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Rigid Track Painting and Grassed.

I haven't seen anyone posting anything like this so I thought I would put it up. Process is:- 1st Light grey for the sleepers. 2nd is Dark grey for the ballast. 3rd is painting the sides with green paint and then sprinkle grass flock/scatter into the wet paint. All my tracks are treated this way, an...
by DavidTheMad
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: 3D Printing for T Gauge
Topic: Army Stock
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: Army Stock

Hi Graham, Many thanks for the reply. A novel approach indeed. I have a military train undergoing building, I asked a designer on Shapeways to re-scale his 1/400 Leclerc tank company to 1/450, which he did. So I have a company of 14 Leclerc tanks and 6 Infantry Fighting Vehicles, for which I current...
by DavidTheMad
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: 3D Printing for T Gauge
Topic: Army Stock
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: Army Stock

Hi GBtrains,

They look good, but even though I am a military nerd I cannot put a name to any of the models! Have you modelled the British army, or another one?

Cheers

David
by DavidTheMad
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Isolating tracks.
Replies: 8
Views: 1347

Re: Isolating tracks.

I have given up on the idea of isolating the tracks. It will be more expensive, but it is only one layout so I am going to go DCC! Now to cost it...........

David
by DavidTheMad
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Tiny locos!
Replies: 2
Views: 1456

Re: Tiny locos!

Hiya,

I keep looking at your excellent range for something new, as I have many examples of your brilliant work. I also watch your YouTube channel as well, jealous as hell for your skills in animation work.

Great to see you are still around.

David
by DavidTheMad
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: 3D Printing for T Gauge
Topic: Cathedral
Replies: 5
Views: 4322

Re: Cathedral

Graham,

Just being very nosey, have you got the measurements for your superb model.

And there are some amazing videos on YouTube of bells to download. I use "OffLiberty.com".

Regards

David
by DavidTheMad
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Modifying Eishindo buildings
Replies: 1
Views: 563

Re: Modifying Eishindo buildings 02

I have also painted another building, from Eishindo Building Set A. the house with the pyramid roof, French windows and balcony. The one I used had to have the walls painted white, the roof painted green, and I had an Art Deco-style house. I painted climbing roses on the walls as well. Let me know w...
by DavidTheMad
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Modifying Eishindo buildings
Replies: 1
Views: 563

Modifying Eishindo buildings

I think most modellers would agree that the standard Eishindo buildings, although of excellent quality, are not represntative of British outline. In the "Eishindo Building Set B", from tgauge.com, there is an L-shaped building with a balcony. I have modified two of them to be Tudor builings in style...
by DavidTheMad
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Forum Admin Queries & Rules
Topic: STOP PRESS ---- STOP PRESS
Replies: 2
Views: 7762

Re: STOP PRESS ---- STOP PRESS

This is great news, Doug. I have quite a list waiting for the day.
by DavidTheMad
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: 3D Printing for T Gauge
Topic: Cathedral
Replies: 5
Views: 4322

Re: Cathedral

An absolute masterpiece of the highest standards. You have a real work of art there, a lot of time and love to produce such a terrific model. I would love to see it in situ, with maybe a choral procession going into the cathedral, as they have at Bekonscot Model Village, (although theirs is good it ...
by DavidTheMad
Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Isolating tracks.
Replies: 8
Views: 1347

Re: Isolating tracks.

I will do that. I am preparing a post on how I've dealt with the rigid track so they don't look lifeless. The picture is taken of the progression, so all I have to do is reduce its size and then copy/paste the procedure.

Cheers for now.
by DavidTheMad
Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Shapeways Rates
Replies: 7
Views: 5902

Re: Shapeways Rates

I conducted a search on Shapeways for T-Gauge 1/450 shops and houses. It seems as if there are many missing from when I last looked back in 2018. I really wanted a good few of the hollow shops with the open window, (to become a Skoda dealership), but the ones I was looking for, if I remember correct...
by DavidTheMad
Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Isolating tracks.
Replies: 8
Views: 1347

Re: Isolating tracks.

Hi, I think I am moving towards using the isolating tracks on all 6 of the sidings, with the isolation being controlled by micro-switches. However, I really can't see any way of avoiding the use of a soldering iron. It will have to be pretty easy!! I currently have 3 x 9-car sets of the British Rail...
by DavidTheMad
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Isolating tracks.
Replies: 8
Views: 1347

Re: Isolating tracks.

Is there really no one who is willing to help me out? Really?
by DavidTheMad
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Ribblehead Layout
Replies: 32
Views: 19750

Re: The Ribblehead Layout

I must admit to being VERY impressed by your new layout, and an unusual subject as well. You have done a great job of your 3D design and printing. Is it your own 3D printer and what type? I am really struggling trying to learn 3D, my stroke damaged brain learns new things so slowly. All the very bes...
by DavidTheMad
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Isolating tracks.
Replies: 8
Views: 1347

Re: Isolating tracks.

The plan is to have 3 tracks running clockwise and 3 tracks running counter-clockwise, giving a choice between 6 trains to run on the main lines. And I have FINALLY modified one of the old DC beige controllers into a PWM with a return delay of 25 seconds rather than the standard 5 seconds. I am hopi...
by DavidTheMad
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Isolating tracks.
Replies: 8
Views: 1347

Isolating tracks.

I hope someone can help me out with some tips on wiring the track. I want to have all 6 tracks in my fiddle yard capable of being switched individually yet my brain can't work out whether it is safe to use the Straight Isolating Track (R-030) with the risks entailed in soldering to those tracks, or ...