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by dkightley
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridges at Saltash
Replies: 175
Views: 110712

Re: The Bridges at Saltash

And the third and only remaining show for 2020 has now been cancelled.....which now means my new target date for completion of the layout is a week or so into the new year of 2021.

This now gives me six months to get things finished and ready to roll!!
by dkightley
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Exhibition Standard Layouts
Topic: The Bridges at Saltash
Replies: 4
Views: 3601

Re: The Bridges at Saltash

2020 has completly unravvled!!

The last show ......Shildon's show at Locomotion....has been cancelled,.
by dkightley
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Exhibition Standard Layouts
Topic: The Bridges at Saltash
Replies: 4
Views: 3601

Re: The Bridges at Saltash

Sad news....

Chesterfield MRC have deferred the 2021 show to 2022 to make room for the deferred 2020 show. This clashes with another show....so I've had to decline the rearrangement.
by dkightley
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Forum & Shop Admin Queries & Rules
Topic: Talking T Gauge Shop
Replies: 0
Views: 148

Talking T Gauge Shop

Due to personal circumstances, the Talking T Gauge Shop will be re-opening for the time being. I have a a couple of very time-consuming commitments at the moment that will make it difficult for me to print orders within a time scale that neither i nor customers would be prepared to accept. Orders th...
by dkightley
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Exhibition Standard Layouts
Topic: The Bridges at Saltash
Replies: 4
Views: 3601

Re: The Bridges at Saltash

2020 Exhibitions All planned shows cancelled..... 2021 Exhibitions Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition, 16th & 17th Jan 2021, Stevenage - Invited, accepted, a/w form, etc Syston Model Railway Exhibition, 20th & 21st Feb 2021, Syston, Leicester - Invited, accepted, a/w form, etc Ilkeston (Woodside) Mo...
by dkightley
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridges at Saltash
Replies: 175
Views: 110712

Re: The Bridges at Saltash

The Covid-19 toll continues.... Crich Tramway Village Models Weekend has now been cancelled...which means the first outing for the layout will now be the Shildon show in October.....provided of course that it's not a casualty as well! This now takes the pressure off the build....and will aloow me to...
by dkightley
Sun May 31, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridges at Saltash
Replies: 175
Views: 110712

Re: The Bridges at Saltash

Woke up very early this morning and couldn't get back to sleep, so......first batch of trees drip-drying:
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by dkightley
Thu May 28, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridges at Saltash
Replies: 175
Views: 110712

Re: The Bridges at Saltash

A single photo for the time being to show current progress:
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This section is ready for application of shrubbery, fences and trees....and eventually, some street furniture and clutter!
by dkightley
Sun May 17, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: DCC Developments & Experimentation
Replies: 64
Views: 58746

Re: DCC Developments & Experimentation

Well done Oliver!!

As you say, fitting a DCC chip is a challenge.....but despite first impressions, there does seem to be room to get one in....provided you're brave on the wiring lengths. I have to admit I was nervous about cutting them too short!

The 16mm chassis is the real challenge!
by dkightley
Thu May 14, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Forum & Shop Admin Queries & Rules
Topic: STOP PRESS ---- STOP PRESS
Replies: 1
Views: 5977

Re: STOP PRESS ---- STOP PRESS

Update...... As the pandemic is showing signs of being brought under control, and the UK Government is starting to slowly lift some of the restrictions, I thought it best I provide an update on the Talking T Gauge shop. Once the second step of the relaxation of the measures is announced....which wil...
by dkightley
Wed May 13, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridges at Saltash
Replies: 175
Views: 110712

Re: The Bridges at Saltash

2020 seems to be unravelling! The Newbury MRC show has been cancelled and the invite moved to the 2021 show. The Crich Models Weekend is looking very doubtful at the moment....95% chance of being cancelled. The Locomotion site (part of the NRM) is currently closed (like Crich), and may not be open i...
by dkightley
Fri May 08, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Where to source Gears?
Replies: 3
Views: 1215

Re: Where to source Gears?

by dkightley
Fri May 08, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Questions on decal paper
Replies: 1
Views: 558

Re: Questions on decal paper

I would suggest white. simply because you can't print white on decals.

You cab get white backed decal paper, but edges can then be an issue.
by dkightley
Fri May 08, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Where to source Gears?
Replies: 3
Views: 1215

Re: Where to source Gears?

There are a couple of threads in this section of the forum that have links to suppliers.
by dkightley
Thu May 07, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridges at Saltash
Replies: 175
Views: 110712

Re: The Bridges at Saltash

Today's progress is hardly visible....but I have the first three road sections fixed down to the scenery. IMG_4160_red.JPG I just need to wait for the glue to set and I can knife through the overlapped joins between the sections, and glue them down and seal the ends to stop ingress of moisture...whi...
by dkightley
Tue May 05, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridges at Saltash
Replies: 175
Views: 110712

Re: The Bridges at Saltash

Continuing the countdown to a deadline that may or may not exist with the current Covid-19 situation, I now have 102 days left before the layout's first possible outing. having finished painting the buildings, I think its time to review the "To do" list. The list I've shown previously have been a re...
by dkightley
Tue May 05, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridges at Saltash
Replies: 175
Views: 110712

Re: The Bridges at Saltash

I like landmarks!!! Particularly the ones that you reach! And the one I've just reached is completion of painting of all the buildings and other 3d-printed scenery sections for the layout! All 182 of them!!! And here's a shot of most of them...minus some of the small bits that I have bagged so I don...
by dkightley
Mon May 04, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Electrical connection
Replies: 1
Views: 767

Re: Electrical connection

I think an email to Alan at TGauge.com may give you then answer....

btw, your image is not showing. You uploaded it...and then used the wrong method to attach it to your post...resulting in it being lost. This thread shows how to do it: https://www.talkingtgauge.net/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=110
by dkightley
Mon May 04, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: short wheelbase
Replies: 2
Views: 811

Re: short wheelbase

I've been experimenting on and off with designs for 12T wagons.....first cut in 2013: P1010205_red1.JPG Then a refined design in 2015 that was easier to make, but they didn't run all that well....probably because they were too light! P1010408_red.JPG P1010413_red.JPG I've not got round to re-visitin...
by dkightley
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridges at Saltash
Replies: 175
Views: 110712

Re: The Bridges at Saltash

This evening's work:
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Time for a rest, I think.....