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by msimister
Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Brainstorming for a new exhibition layout
Replies: 10
Views: 13874

Re: Brainstorming for a new exhibition layout

Taking the Worting Junction idea a bit further east, I've often thought about a four-track layout somewhere around Walton-on-Thames or Esher. Lots of running, no points, stopping trains and expresses and, depending on what era modelled, quite some variety, providing you like southern EMUs (REP/TC, C...
by msimister
Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Show Details & Reports
Topic: Zm 'Roussennac' at Canterbury exhibition.
Replies: 3
Views: 6341

Re: Zm 'Roussennac' at Canterbury exhibition.

Hi Noel,
Well done, good stuff. Any chance you can post a picture or to of your Southern electric stock when you have some time?
Thanks in anticipation.
Malcolm
by msimister
Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Lack of motivation
Replies: 15
Views: 23116

Re: Lack of motivation

My approach to modelling (and anything else if I can get away with it) is to do it when I feel like it. It's supposed to be fun so if I don't feel like modelling I don't do it and if that means a project hangs in abeyance for a while so be it. I find that I wax and wane on modelling and other intere...
by msimister
Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: test
Replies: 8
Views: 12103

Re: test

Thanks for your efforts Doug. Appreciated. We're on our narrow boat atm for which T gauge would be perfect, if the boss agreed (officially I'm the captain, but inside the boat she's the boss). Nice little layout that would pack away in a box would be ideal. With a canal theme, of course. Cheers, Mal...
by msimister
Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Impressionistic rolling stock
Replies: 12
Views: 15255

Re: Impressionistic rolling stock

Someone once told me that if it looks OK from 3' away then it's fine, and that implies a degree of impressionism, especially in T gauge. But did you mean non-prototypical rather than impressionistic? Plenty of that around in all scales.

Cheers,

Malcolm
by msimister
Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Flexible tracks
Replies: 7
Views: 7273

Re: Flexible tracks

More through error than design a curve on my small layout is quite a bit tighter than the smallest fixed track radius but I've not measured its radius. My GWR railcar and Class 108 have no problems with it although they need a bit more power to get around. However, I wouldn't deliberately have such ...
by msimister
Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My T gauge adventure
Replies: 126
Views: 148433

Re: My T gauge adventure

Hi Neil, Narrow boat windows are pretty much flush with the sides so I wouldn't bother recessing them. The bow in front of the superstructure on your model looks quite long to me. There are a few such boats - called 'tugs' - but most are shorter. Your model's stern most closely resembles a 'cruiser'...
by msimister
Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My T gauge adventure
Replies: 126
Views: 148433

Re: My T gauge adventure

Just backtracking a couple of days, are you making your narrow boat available Neil? Once you have the bow and stern done the bit in the middle is pretty much the same whatever the length.
Cheers,
Malcolm
by msimister
Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:23 am
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Soldering to track?
Replies: 8
Views: 9261

Re: Soldering to track?

Yes, I've soldered to the rails on a non-scenic section of track, using caution and care. The sleepers seem to be unharmed but I don't recommend that you leave your soldering iron on the rails any longer than absolutely necessary!
Cheers,
Malcolm
by msimister
Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:36 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: T Gauge based Zm Layout
Replies: 83
Views: 71687

Re: T Gauge based Zm Layout

Looks really good. What have you used for your telegraph wires? Has anyone tried human hair?
Cheers,
Malcolm
by msimister
Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: UK Stock?
Replies: 31
Views: 24993

Re: UK Stock?

A Big Boy would look terrific in T, as would any steam loco and some of British outline are available on Shapeways, but how do you give the impression of moving connecting rods? I'm no expert here but I suspect that the scale is too small to have connecting rods that actually move, so perhaps we hav...
by msimister
Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: New Shapeways feature.....
Replies: 10
Views: 15953

Re: New Shapeways feature.....

Thanks Thom; appreciate your help.

Malcolm
by msimister
Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: New Shapeways feature.....
Replies: 10
Views: 15953

Re: New Shapeways feature.....

Does anyone know the trick in Shapeways of what search brings up all T gauge stuff and no N, Z and other gauges, and how to get all of a particular designer's stuff to come up? I get all sorts when I search and sometimes can't find some things again no matter what I put in the search box. Thanks in ...
by msimister
Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: In a laptop box
Replies: 3
Views: 4894

Re: In a laptop box

Traverser is probably a more accurate word than sector plate. Taking a cue from something you said, I wanted as much as possible to use materials I already had, so its 3 mm board (MDF? I can't remember what they call it) that I had lying around, top and bottom, sandwiching and mounted on transverse ...
by msimister
Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: In a laptop box
Replies: 3
Views: 4894

In a laptop box

I've been fascinated with T gauge for a few years but hadn't built anything until Martin Kaselis' Sarum Bridge layout at the Australian Model Railway Association's exhibition in Melbourne last year inspired me. I'm also fascinated with small layouts as such and having a sturdy box my laptop computer...
by msimister
Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: 2D Printed UK Stock
Replies: 4
Views: 4572

Re: 2D Printed UK Stock

Hi Martin,
They look good, even a Melbourne tram. Can I ask what quality printer you used?
Will look forward to seeing your layout at AMRA Caulfield (is that the exhibition you are referring to?).
Cheers,
Malcolm