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by msimister
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Low Moor Layout
Replies: 44
Views: 37191

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: 37191

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: 6274

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: 6307

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: 7688

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: 2575

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: 415953

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: 2908

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: 2908

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: 9512

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: 7688

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...
by msimister
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Copy machine Big help in this Tiny scale
Replies: 3
Views: 4157

Re: Copy machine Big help in this Tiny scale

Hi Matt,
I'm at your end of the technology spectrum. It looks like an idea worth trying and in due course I will.
Cheers
by msimister
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Z scale narrow gauge trains
Replies: 29
Views: 30813

Re: Z scale narrow gauge trains

Terrific stuff. Really like this narrow gauge application of T gauge.
Malcolm
by msimister
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridges at Saltash
Replies: 189
Views: 127748

Re: The Bridges at Saltash

Looking good Doug. Er, well yes, Portsmouth but Plymouth is closer...
by msimister
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: New product - Class 67
Replies: 5
Views: 5981

Re: New product - Class 67

Agreed Neil, I think this will be a popular model. Well, I'm ordering one anyway.
Malcolm
by msimister
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Conway and the Bridges
Replies: 32
Views: 34273

Re: Conway and the Bridges

Thanks Doug. Just a converted colonial (not convict). Should have remembered as I was in Caernarfon last year. So, damsels in distress it is?
by msimister
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Conway and the Bridges
Replies: 32
Views: 34273

Re: Conway and the Bridges

Great stuff Graham, looks terrific. Will you fill it with tourists, Charlie's investiture or damsels in distress (or even railway enthusiasts taking pics of the track below)?
by msimister
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Severn Valley Railway - Ironbridge Station
Replies: 55
Views: 58554

Re: Severn Valley Railway - Ironbridge Station

Streuth. Good luck. All the best. Come back soon.
by msimister
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Chassis dimensions?
Replies: 19
Views: 19519

Re: Chassis dimensions?

Er thanks. Think I need to study electronics...
by msimister
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Where has everybody gone?
Replies: 14
Views: 15912

Re: Where has everybody gone?

Yeah, it's been hot in Melbourne. Melted on PB last Friday when we had to run diesels instead of steam because of the fire risk. Bit cooler now until next weekend when 39 degrees Celsius is forecast again. I don't like modelling in the heat either - sweaty fingers don't work for me.