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by msimister
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Monbulk Creek
Replies: 27
Views: 8551

Re: Monbulk Creek

That's looking very good Martin. Very impressed. Passengers too!
by msimister
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Monbulk Creek
Replies: 27
Views: 8551

Re: Monbulk Creek

As this isn't strictly T Gauge, I'll send you an email with consist info but if anyone else is interested then let me know I'll forward the info to yoiu too.
by msimister
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Monbulk Creek
Replies: 27
Views: 8551

Re: Monbulk Creek

Let me know if you want any help with train consists. BTW, I assume you know there'll be another Garratt in a few months' time - a regauged ex-South African NGG16. Welsh Highland?
by msimister
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Monbulk Creek
Replies: 27
Views: 8551

Re: Monbulk Creek

Looking good Martin. The colour of the first three carriages (NBHs) and the last vehicle (an NC van?) look about right.
by msimister
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Monbulk Creek
Replies: 27
Views: 8551

Re: Monbulk Creek

Thanks Martin. That's very helpful. Very interesting stuff. Couple of further questions: * Can the PCBs, magnets and electrical controller be purchased commercially or did you make your own? If purchased, where from? * Can you make 'points'. If so, that would be another big advantage of linear motor...
by msimister
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Monbulk Creek
Replies: 27
Views: 8551

Re: Monbulk Creek

Hi Martin, That's brilliant. For an electrical dumbo like me, can you explain how the linear motor and track work, please: * Does the rolling stock have wheels or does the linear motor just drag the locos and carriages along the track? * Is there any track or is it just paper, per the blurb in the v...
by msimister
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Ilkley Layout
Replies: 31
Views: 14813

Re: Ilkley Layout

Look forward to seeing the model. Lovely station buildings in the prototype.
Cheers,
Malcolm
by msimister
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: A Conrail (patched) GP40
Replies: 4
Views: 2369

Re: A Conrail (patched) GP40

Looks good. A simple colour scheme is easier in this scale!
Cheers,
Malcolm
by msimister
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Forum still very quiet
Replies: 8
Views: 4986

Re: Forum still very quiet

I agree that this forum does seem to be very quiet. Seem to be observers rather than contributors. The photos in my last post about my layout in 2 laptop boxes have been viewed 547 times but only one person went to the trouble of saying anything. I value and read what people say, especially as I'm a...
by msimister
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Low Moor Layout
Replies: 44
Views: 31437

Re: Low Moor Layout

Good work Graham. Impressive-looking layout.
Cheers,
Malcolm
by msimister
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Low Moor Layout
Replies: 44
Views: 31437

Re: Low Moor Layout

Looking good Graham. Some fine work there (in all senses of the word).
Cheers,
Malcolm
by msimister
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Scratch built buildings
Replies: 3
Views: 5601

Re: Scratch built buildings

The semi-derelict barn from my layout. The walls are made from glass paper, scored and bent to represent partial collapse. On reflection, I think I should have cut out a few 'stones' to aid the impression of semi-dereliction. The roof, as I said in the post about the layout, is the silver inside of ...
by msimister
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Stone walls made easy.....
Replies: 3
Views: 5677

Re: Stone walls made easy.....

As an alternative to Doug's method above, I used glass paper, painted grey, folded in half and cut out. I didn't take Doug's advice to not make the fold 'hard'. Perhaps I should have done but I'm happy with the overall result. See pic below. Cheers, Malcolm Dry stone wall from glass paper.jpg Field ...
by msimister
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: e2e in two laptop boxes
Replies: 5
Views: 6926

Re: e2e in two laptop boxes

Progress on the tunnel end, per pics below. Just about 'finished' although a tree or two wouldn't go amiss. All in good time. The tunnel mouths are made from suitably coarse glass paper, painted grey, scored to represent stones and cut out. I think it looks reasonably convincing. I added a few embel...
by msimister
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: 1.450 what is it?
Replies: 2
Views: 2180

Re: 1.450 what is it?

According to my calculations, for standard gauge it's actually 1/478th scale. 4' 8½" = 1435 mm. 1435/3 = 478. Not that anyone notices, or cares, I suspect.
Cheers,
Malcolm
by msimister
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridge
Replies: 450
Views: 378860

Re: The Bridge

That's wonderfully smooth running Doug. Great stuff.
Cheers,
Malcolm
by msimister
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Narrow boat
Replies: 2
Views: 2502

Re: Narrow boat

Yes, see my post on my e2e layout in 2 laptop boxes on which there will be a short stretch of canal with a narrow lock (i.e. one that is only wide enough for one narrow boat). The over-scale tiller came about because I didn't have anything smaller to hand. As with all T gauge, to the naked eye it's ...
by msimister
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Narrow boat
Replies: 2
Views: 2502

Narrow boat

I've not seen a narrow boat on the forum yet, so here's mine, just finished. It's a 3D printed shell from Shapeways painted and enhanced with an over-scale tiller and rooftop furniture comprising a storage box, plank, pole and coal-stove chimney. The windows look awful in the photo but in real life ...
by msimister
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Windows
Replies: 6
Views: 8493

Re: Windows

Just finished a 3D printed Class 158 DMU in approximate neo-GWR livery. The windows I made by gluing with PVA glue a dark grey strip of paper along both insides and infront of each carriage. Then, I filled each window with more PVA which dries clear. The windows are still not flush with the body sid...
by msimister
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: e2e in two laptop boxes
Replies: 5
Views: 6926

Re: e2e in two laptop boxes

Been making progress with this layout. Station platforms and ballasted track are now in place; about to start on some scenery, including tunnel mouths and a canal lock. Pics below showing the layout and also its storage in two laptop boxes. That almost half a mile of double track railway fits into t...