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by dkightley
Mon May 10, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridges at Saltash
Replies: 198
Views: 163378

Re: The Bridges at Saltash

I'm finally starting to make some small steps of progress.....I've started giving the vast expanse of water a lick of paint. I've a few more layers of spraying, particularly green and blue, to do yet, as the base colour of the sheet (black) is still dominating things....... but it's starting to look...
by dkightley
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Rigid Track Painting and Grassed.
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Rigid Track Painting and Grassed.

Seeing as much of the world has paused today for the funeral of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, I'm not that surprised there's been no comments. Here's a link to my attempt at sleeper painting back in 2012: https://www.talkingtgauge.net/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=24&start=4 It was covered in greater detail on t...
by dkightley
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Zoom x1000 for deep clean
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Re: Zoom x1000 for deep clean

Go on Youtube and search "Forth Bridge T Gauge" and you'll find videos of my layout at Model Rail Scotland, Shildon, Crich and GCR.

Also on here: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=123
by dkightley
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Zoom x1000 for deep clean
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Re: Zoom x1000 for deep clean

Cleaning can be easily done using IPA...either in a ultrasonic cleaner ( monitored carefully so the alcohol doesn't get hot!) or brush the wheelsets with a dental brush (not a tooth brush, but one of those small brushes for cleaning between two teeth!). Clean the circumference of the tyres and the d...
by dkightley
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Forum Admin Queries & Rules
Topic: "Not secure" message on site access
Replies: 0
Views: 1612

"Not secure" message on site access

Apologies for the current issue where you;re getting a "Not secure" message in your browser when accessing the forum. My web host sent me an invoice to renew the SSL certificate back in February....and then didn't send any reminders. Consequently the certificate expired.....which is why you get the ...
by dkightley
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridges at Saltash
Replies: 198
Views: 163378

Re: The Bridges at Saltash

I hope your dates for live shows work out. What I'm hoping is that as I'm a long-term volunteer at Crich, I might...and I say might.....be able to persuade the management team to allow a very much cut-down version of the normal Models Weekend to go ahead....essentially two or three layouts owned by...
by dkightley
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridges at Saltash
Replies: 198
Views: 163378

Re: The Bridges at Saltash

Now the UK government have set out their road map for exiting from the current COVID lockdown, it now seems likely that I may be showing the layout at Crich in August this year....either at the Models Weekend show (if it's on!) or as a one-off display of the layout to add something to the offering f...
by dkightley
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Has anybody used finescale curved track?
Replies: 4
Views: 1144

Re: Has anybody used finescale curved track?

From what I remember seeing in comments here and on the Facebook group, I get the impression that only the 16mm power unit is unaffected by such tight a curve. I assume that the same "Binding" issue will be there for rolling stock longer than this power unit size as well. My personal experience with...
by dkightley
Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: tips please
Replies: 1
Views: 572

Re: tips please

Do some reading......there;s a lot of info in the forum.

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1696&p=11265&hilit ... ack#p11265

If you don't find the answers to your questions, come back here and post any specific questions.
by dkightley
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: T-Gauge signals
Replies: 4
Views: 1271

Re: T-Gauge signals

by dkightley
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Has anyone used the new fine scale track?
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

Re: Has anyone used the new fine scale track?

I've used well 0over 150ft of flexitrack and something like 50ft of set track sections. Unfortunately, the flexitrack I've used is not the new fine scale track. If there's a weak spot its the track connectors.....not the colour. The track is stainless steel and the joiners might be gold flashed spri...
by dkightley
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridges at Saltash
Replies: 198
Views: 163378

Re: The Bridges at Saltash

Its been a while since I've posted here......but there's not been all that much to report... During October and November, I didn't get all that much time to spare on the layout due to my Tramway Museum Society commitments. I had to concentrate on preparing for an AGM....which took up most of my time...
by dkightley
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: First layout:Kyushu
Replies: 9
Views: 5239

Re: First layout:Kyushu

What slicer do you use?

And what computer do you have?

I may be able to get you back into printing....
by dkightley
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Layout size
Replies: 4
Views: 2951

Re: Layout size

Whoops. Egg on face! I should have gone to bed rather than answering the post!

Martin's quite right in what he says......
by dkightley
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Layout size
Replies: 4
Views: 2951

Re: Layout size

You'll have to be careful over choice of rolling stock. Nothing too long....I think only the 16mm power chassis will negotiate the 45cm diameter curves.

And the new shunter. Almost forgot about that!
by dkightley
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Exhibition Standard Layouts
Topic: The Bridges at Saltash
Replies: 6
Views: 9421

Re: The Bridges at Saltash

.....and 2021 now looks as if its going to unravel as well! The Trainwest show in April has been cancelled....invited to 2022 show as consolation! I'm beginning to feel quite concerned about all these clubs who are losing out on their show income.....which will probably be the main source of their c...
by dkightley
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridges at Saltash
Replies: 198
Views: 163378

Re: The Bridges at Saltash

Having moved onto work that will see the layout looking more complete, I've had a shuffle round in the work room so I can assemble the whole layout and still be able to get round (aka shuffle along the wall!) most of the layout. First job was to commission and test all of the control electronics on ...
by dkightley
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridges at Saltash
Replies: 198
Views: 163378

Re: The Bridges at Saltash

As I'm about to reach a key point in my overall "voluntary" life....an EGM for the Tramway Museum Society, I thought it best to use the natural break in work at home to draw uo another progress report/to do list. Layout boards: Backboards cut out for where track goes through. Cut-outs still required...
by dkightley
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Couplings
Replies: 2
Views: 1884

Re: Couplings

If you find your fingers are too big to easily handle the couplings, then a pair of pointed nose tweezers is the best tool for the job. You'll be able to hold the coupling by poking one side of the pointed end of the tweezers into the "hole" formed by the coupling so you can then grip the coupling a...
by dkightley
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridges at Saltash
Replies: 198
Views: 163378

Re: The Bridges at Saltash

Its been six days since my last post.....and I'm able to let everyone into a little secret..... Scenery laying is COMPLETE! On Monday, I put the finishing touches to the scenery on both the Saltash and Plymouth sides of the layout, and created the "beaches" (if you can call them beaches, that is!). ...