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by NeilM
Thu May 12, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: New T Gauge Layout No Name Yet
Replies: 36
Views: 35882

Re: New T Gauge Layout No Name Yet

Nearest supplier of the humbrol railmatch colours is not local and don't want a 50 mile round trip just for a pot of paint Do you have Boyes stores in your neck of the woods? If they are just a northern thing then you may wonder what on earth I am talking about - if so then please ignore as it woul...
by NeilM
Thu May 05, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My T gauge adventure
Replies: 126
Views: 147625

Re: My T gauge adventure

I have now put my remaining 1930s models (Austin 7s) up on Shapeways. Direct link to this model in my shop: http://shpws.me/M8U1 I have printed these but have not yet had a chance to paint them. When I have done so I will load some pictures. Currently in my shop as a set of 3 models, but as always, ...
by NeilM
Wed May 04, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My T gauge adventure
Replies: 126
Views: 147625

Re: My T gauge adventure

Wow that cop car looks great.....gotta put it on my list.....I had forgotten about the little chargers.... As of yet I have not put either version of the charger in my shop. I am just going through all the road vehicles that I have created and test printed ready to put up some collections (rather t...
by NeilM
Tue May 03, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My T gauge adventure
Replies: 126
Views: 147625

Re: My T gauge adventure

As promised, images of my experiments using Shapeways prints in Full Colour Sandstone to create pre coloured 1/450 models. This material is, as its name suggests, gritty in texture and quite unlike the finish of FUD which I normally print in. My test print included some models larger than T which wo...
by NeilM
Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My T gauge adventure
Replies: 126
Views: 147625

Re: My T gauge adventure

I have now made a start adding the new models to my shop. For now just the convertibles without a screen. I have added this as a single model and also as a pack of three. I still need to organise the convertible with screen, saloon and van into collections, so if anyone is wanting any of these and h...
by NeilM
Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My T gauge adventure
Replies: 126
Views: 147625

Re: My T gauge adventure

I just checked your Shapeways shop but the Austin 7 models aren't there yet......I really want some of the little convertables without windscreens....hope'n they'll be on your site soon.... I just need to check that the screen really will fit in the model. Basically just a check that the slot is op...
by NeilM
Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My T gauge adventure
Replies: 126
Views: 147625

Re: My T gauge adventure

Interesting all you need now is the steam rolling stock Watch this space for suitable 4 wheeled rolling stock. I just need to find where I have put my stock of wheels (moved them some time ago into a 'safe place' so they did not get lost!) then I can test my wagons. Other designers have suitable co...
by NeilM
Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My T gauge adventure
Replies: 126
Views: 147625

Re: My T gauge adventure

These photos have been on my camera ages waiting to be downloaded. Although I have started painting some of these models now, I thought it best to show what I have rather than waiting for me to complete them and get round to photographing/downloading etc all over again. These are just a few of the m...
by NeilM
Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridge
Replies: 450
Views: 414442

Re: The Bridge

Astounding work Doug. And this does not even show the bridge itself! There are club layouts with far less detail than this, making it all the more impressive that it is all your own work. I hope at least one of the major magazines is pounding on your door ready to run an article. This would really s...
by NeilM
Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Stone walls made easy.....
Replies: 3
Views: 6277

Re: Stone walls made easy.....

That looks really effective, and so simply done. A good reminder that details in T scale sometimes only need to be hinted at, rather than fully modelled to scale. I keep trying to work out how to model a dry stone wall in detail, and then realising that it would be no good trying to get that level o...
by NeilM
Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My T gauge adventure
Replies: 126
Views: 147625

Re: My T gauge adventure

I did get my last order from Shapeways, but then I was away on holiday so did not have any time to do anything with it. I have tried to photograph what I ordered, but the small pieces do seem to be challenging my camera. I will stick at it and try and get some decent photos as what I have got looks ...
by NeilM
Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My T gauge adventure
Replies: 126
Views: 147625

Re: My T gauge adventure

Again, some time since my last update. Just a little progress on my layout, with the upper part of the board cut nearer to size ready for assembly (I am using foam board so using a lower and upper board for strength with the lower full size and the upper cut back for cuttings, under bridges, canals ...
by NeilM
Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridge
Replies: 450
Views: 414442

Re: The Bridge

As if the bridge itself was not enough on its own! The ends of the layout are shaping up to be something special as well.

Looks like you still have a lot to do, but keep at it. It will be quite something to see when it is finished.
by NeilM
Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My T gauge adventure
Replies: 126
Views: 147625

Re: My T gauge adventure

Just realised I had shown my small station building as printed, but had not uploaded a photo after it was painted. All I need to do now is to complete the layout to put it on...... For Shapeways - Station Building.jpg My next Shapeways order will include the Austin 7s in my previous posts (it has be...
by NeilM
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: T gauge rail supplier
Replies: 56
Views: 63102

Re: T gauge rail supplier

The rail is the same profile as the Code 40 rail that is available form the 2mm Society In that case the moulded individual chairs sold by the 2mm association (unfortunately to members only) would be usable with the rail. These are the chairs used in the latest easy-build 2mmfs point kits. The chai...
by NeilM
Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: T gauge rail supplier
Replies: 56
Views: 63102

Re: T gauge rail supplier

Doug, Do you have any photos of the rail, end on from close enough to show the cross section? I ask because I have just joined the 2mm association and plan to build some of their point kits. They use code 40 rail, either soldered to copper clad sleepers, or alternatively held in moulded plastic chai...
by NeilM
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridge
Replies: 450
Views: 414442

Re: The Bridge

Keep at it Doug.... Good to see how the houses look painted (still have not got round to painting the ones I got from you!) Do not worry how they look in close up. That is more a credit to the quality of your camera, rather than saying anything bad about your painting. As you say, at a normal distan...
by NeilM
Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: 3D Printing for T Gauge
Topic: How do you draw? - T-size or larger and scale down?
Replies: 6
Views: 8748

Re: How do you draw? - T-size or larger and scale down?

Yes, working at a larger size is to get round the foibles of Sketchup. Not only the minimum size for a circle, but also the possibilty of your model developing holes in it when you save it (I think saving triggers the minumum line length/point spacing check and Sketchup just throws out anything that...
by NeilM
Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: T gauge rail supplier
Replies: 56
Views: 63102

Re: T gauge rail supplier

Doug, Good to know you are getting somewhere on this. thanks for progressing this for us. I know you are really needing people to commit so that you know where you are in discussions, however I could only put myself down as interested at the moment. what I am think about is what are people using for...
by NeilM
Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My T gauge adventure
Replies: 126
Views: 147625

Re: My T gauge adventure

No progress on my layout as yet - unless you count making some pencil marks on the foamboard whilst I work out where the canal is going to go. I have however found my way back on to the computer and have completed my trio of Austin 7s. For Forum - Austin 7 Collection.jpg I may try an alternative ver...