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by peterg
Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: How not to lose springs and things !
Replies: 0
Views: 1971

How not to lose springs and things !

I'm almost embarrassed to suggest that anybody taking apart or assembling tiny parts as in the T Gauge components should do so with hand inside a nice clear plastic bag. If things go "boing" they will remain inside the bag for another attempt. Longer narrower type bags are best (freezer bags ?) then...
by peterg
Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridge
Replies: 450
Views: 386568

Re: The Bridge

Doug Just a thought to the future when you need to be thinking about how you transport, join adjacent sections for display etc. I came across these people and they look to have a damned good selection of all those nifty little fittings that i think you might need....especially the board joining /dow...
by peterg
Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: BORDERLINE
Replies: 24
Views: 23134

Re: BORDERLINE

Have just given a length of the track a good going over with 2000 grit followed by surgical alcohol and it has worked a treat so tomorrow it all gets a damned good abrading and beating with a tree branch in Basil Fawlty style! Oh and i gave the wheels a clean as best i could but only one pair per lo...
by peterg
Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: BORDERLINE
Replies: 24
Views: 23134

Re: BORDERLINE

Cheers Doug, interesting about different arrangements running differently!
by peterg
Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: BORDERLINE
Replies: 24
Views: 23134

Re: BORDERLINE

Thanks for that Martin, i'm sure you are right.
I just hope that i have not got a layer of PVA (and possiblt too much ballast) along the inside of the rails.
by peterg
Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: BORDERLINE
Replies: 24
Views: 23134

Re: BORDERLINE

Two days ago i finished my layout apart from ballasting. Gave everything a good cleaning and happily ran the train for a while starting with 2 locos then 2 locos and the restaurant car (the idea being to give everything a good run in) and finally all motor units and cars making a 9 unit train. The f...
by peterg
Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: BORDERLINE
Replies: 24
Views: 23134

Re: BORDERLINE

Hey Connor

A very late response from me but i did exactly as you described......adding very thin layers and filling the cracks.
Thankfully it worked well enough that it is now acceptable and i do not have to dig it out and start over.
by peterg
Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridge
Replies: 450
Views: 386568

Re: The Bridge

Seeing the parts together...with the train, just confirms how great this will be.
I think we will be seeing you in a magazine with this one at some point!!
by peterg
Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Sarum Bridge
Replies: 63
Views: 68266

Re: Sarum Bridge

That is going to look stunning when finished mate. Wish i had that kind of space. Thanks, Peter. I'm hoping to exhibit it later this year. As for space, I just rechecked your posts on Borderline, and isn't that 48" x 18"? Sarum is only 57" x 20" - not much bigger. That is incredible! It looks so mu...
by peterg
Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Sarum Bridge
Replies: 63
Views: 68266

Re: Sarum Bridge

That is going to look stunning when finished mate.
Wish i had that kind of space.
by peterg
Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: BORDERLINE
Replies: 24
Views: 23134

Re: BORDERLINE

What you said makes sense Connor.
What happens to the cracks when you add more water ?
by peterg
Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:54 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: BORDERLINE
Replies: 24
Views: 23134

Re: BORDERLINE

HELP ! Have just ruined the lake water on my layout. I used Woodland Scenics - Realistic Water, poured onto a painted plaster cloth bed....trouble iis that i had sealed the bed with a coating of white PVA allowed to dry and harden perfectly clear. It seems that the Realistic Water has reacted with t...
by peterg
Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:33 am
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Ozrail wagons - Big Changes soon
Replies: 10
Views: 8913

Re: Ozrail wagons - Big Changes soon

If you do not have room for the ballast weight you could get some tungsten putty from your fishing tackle supplier. This can be kneeded to size and shape and being tungsten takes up less space than steel bars...just a thought!
by peterg
Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Rhaetian Railway (Rhatische Bahn) in T-gauge? help 4 newbie
Replies: 22
Views: 28262

Re: Rhaetian Railway (Rhatische Bahn) in T-gauge? help 4 new

martink wrote:
peterg wrote: What is the 0-5-0 shunter to which you refer ?
Is it more powerful than the standard HST motor unit ?
A bit of an in-joke... your hand has 5 fingers... and yes, it is more powerful than the standard HST motor unit. :)
OK so now i feel stupid ! :oops:
by peterg
Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Rhaetian Railway (Rhatische Bahn) in T-gauge? help 4 newbie
Replies: 22
Views: 28262

Re: Rhaetian Railway (Rhatische Bahn) in T-gauge? help 4 new

Basic question please;

What is the 0-5-0 shunter to which you refer ?
Is it more powerful than the standard HST motor unit ?
by peterg
Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridge
Replies: 450
Views: 386568

Re: The Bridge

Hope this doesn't sound too way out but ;

Supposing you had a relatively high speed fan playing on the water fluid from the moment it was poured until the point that it sets....would that make waves or shall i just go back to sleep ;)

PS: Or just tell people that it's a calm day.
by peterg
Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridge
Replies: 450
Views: 386568

Re: The Bridge

Sounds like it will certainly WOW the sceptics when it's done Doug! Your determination to quiet these people is great....still being new to the game i have no axe to grind as such but i do hate the dyed in the wool tendency where change and product evolution is concerned. Remember when computers wer...
by peterg
Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridge
Replies: 450
Views: 386568

Re: The Bridge

Wish i was clever! Great project Doug......guess you live in a long narrow house to manage a 25 foot layout :lol:
by peterg
Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:04 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: BORDERLINE
Replies: 24
Views: 23134

Re: BORDERLINE

A quick update on progress now that the papier mache has dried.................I know it can be a bit boring without photo's but i promise to try and get a whole bunch loaded when the project is finished..(only a few weeks i hope). I have painted and prepared the river bed and lake ready to receive ...
by peterg
Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Wheel Cleaner
Replies: 5
Views: 6937

Re: Wheel Cleaner

Well, Doug has cleaned half his wheels with it and Martin has had good success so i think i have to get one COS I AINT STRIPPING WHEELS OFF! off my loco's. :o