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by NeilM
Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Magnetic couplers
Replies: 9
Views: 14727

Re: Magnetic couplers

I have just ordered some magnets (larger size for another project) from theses people, http://www.first4magnets.com

If you select 'Disc magnets' from the homepage then they list items down to 1mm, and usefully they also list the pull of each type they sell, so you can compare different types.
by NeilM
Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My T gauge adventure
Replies: 126
Views: 147689

Re: My T gauge adventure

Matt, Yes, would be interested to know what dimensions you settled on. I had wondered whether mine were big enough or not, but I was hoping to fill the gap with black paint first, which should hopefully make it stand out against lighter containers. Also painting the containers different colours, rat...
by NeilM
Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: OzRailways Flying Scotsman
Replies: 13
Views: 16877

Re: OzRailways Flying Scotsman

And another vote for your painting. Very well done indeed to get that quality in this scale. Does look far better done that my own models that I am showing on my own thread!

Also, you are creating an excellent show case for Ozrail's loco, which has now move onto my wants lists.
by NeilM
Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My T gauge adventure
Replies: 126
Views: 147689

Re: My T gauge adventure

Another update on my progress, just a few odds and end plus a quiz.....with no prize, other than the glory of being correct! First up, an image I did not add last time. This is my Dodge Charger with light detail that I have now painted. Detail on this is limited to recessing the back window and the ...
by NeilM
Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My T gauge adventure
Replies: 126
Views: 147689

Re: My T gauge adventure

Some more photos of the printed items that I have been painting. For these I have been using the illuminated magnifier that I bought recently. This has been such a great help that I can not think why I did not get one before. If anyone reading this is painting T gauge models without one, then stop n...
by NeilM
Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Making a go of it
Replies: 15
Views: 16523

Re: Making a go of it

This is quite an impressive start for a first layout, far bigger than my own 20" x 30". Do not forget that (if my maths does not fail me) a run of over 12' is a scale mile, which you will have easily achieved with your trackplan - just drop that in now and again to make modellers from larger scales ...
by NeilM
Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My T gauge adventure
Replies: 126
Views: 147689

Re: My T gauge adventure

I am back on the case now. When I said I would be busy for a few days I actually meant that I was on holiday for two weeks - although I am sure nobody here would have tried to steal my T gauge items whilst I was away, just saying 'busy' seemed safer. No railway inspiration whilst away, I was in Aust...
by NeilM
Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My T gauge adventure
Replies: 126
Views: 147689

Re: My T gauge adventure

I have not got much done with my latest prints other than getting the first coat of paint applied. These are looking good so far, but not really worth photographing when partly done, so nothing to see at the moment. I had been hoping to get at least one shipping container complete and photographed b...
by NeilM
Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My T gauge adventure
Replies: 126
Views: 147689

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. Malcolm, Yes, that is my intention. My plan was to get the 2 examples I have printed off painted first. Both of...
by NeilM
Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My T gauge adventure
Replies: 126
Views: 147689

Re: My T gauge adventure

Hope'n someone will make a dump truck with a "snout" or any truck with a motor up in front.....Tractors (caterpillar and or big wheel)>Forklifts Well I never know what I will make next because my wish list changes all the time, so just depends what it is currently when I get to the computer! I thin...
by NeilM
Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My T gauge adventure
Replies: 126
Views: 147689

Re: My T gauge adventure

Slow progress as usual! I was hoping to have images of painted models by now, or at least models in primer, but alas all I have managed to achieve so far with my latest batch from Shapeways is cleaning in white spirits. These are just some of the models I had printed, and are an interesting mix - at...
by NeilM
Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My T gauge adventure
Replies: 126
Views: 147689

Re: My T gauge adventure

I have now received my order from Shapeways of cars, canal boats and shipping containers. I have not cleaned and primed anything yet, but all look to have worked well. I have put the single shipping containers for sale on my shop. I will get the ones I received painted and post a photo on the site, ...
by NeilM
Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Problem with Sketchup?
Replies: 7
Views: 9456

Re: Problem with Sketchup?

Just one thing I realised that I had missed out from the above; You can keep the model as a component, and send it to Shapways as such. I say this because using the explode command to cancel the component and return it to a normal model is one of the actions that can (sometimes...depending...!) caus...
by NeilM
Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Problem with Sketchup?
Replies: 7
Views: 9456

Re: Problem with Sketchup?

I have just seen a number of posts on the Sketchup forum which seem to agree on the fact that there is no certain way to prevent holes appearing in your model, basically all boiling down to 'it depends.....'! The method which I used made use of components in a way I had not realised that you could -...
by NeilM
Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: T gauge - General Queries
Replies: 3
Views: 4385

Re: T gauge - General Queries

Details for the wheels set sold by Alan at Tgauge.com (note these are not exactly the same as those fitted to the rolling stock) http://www.tgauge.com/product/253/7/2-pin-point-wheelsets. Coupling currently sold are only the regular type and a fixed coupling bar, both availalble from Tgauge.com. Any...
by NeilM
Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Problem with Sketchup?
Replies: 7
Views: 9456

Re: Problem with Sketchup?

Yes, this does happen! And very annoying it is too. One way to try and minimise this is to limit the number of places where a circle, or an arc, cross a straight line at anything other that 3,6,9 or 12 when you image the circle as a clock face. You can try and work at actual size, but this is limite...
by NeilM
Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My T gauge adventure
Replies: 126
Views: 147689

Re: My T gauge adventure

Matt, They look very interesting, hope they work out when printed. I must admit that I had not considered using a power chassis. Do the containers need to be modelled over width to fit over the chassis? I had not measured this - not even having considered it for this type of wagon - so do not know i...
by NeilM
Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Pennsylvania EMD FP7 A-B-A
Replies: 16
Views: 21440

Re: Pennsylvania EMD FP7 A-B-A

They do look very good painted, and I am sure they will be very effective when complete and pulling a train - please post photos when you get to this stage. I have just ordered an FP7 shell, which has been printed but not yet delivered. I have not yet decided on the livery I will finish it it. Part ...
by NeilM
Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My T gauge adventure
Replies: 126
Views: 147689

Re: My T gauge adventure

My Shapeways order is now printed, but still in the post. On the assumption that the container will print OK I have already been thinking about a container wagon. My first thought was a flat wagon with the containers added separately. However this would leave a very flimsy wagon, which may break eve...
by NeilM
Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My T gauge adventure
Replies: 126
Views: 147689

Re: My T gauge adventure

I have finally got my Shapeways order ready. The free postage offer was an incentive to get this done (offer is on until Sunday, and is not the previous one that was US only, not sure if it is completely world wide but it definitely included the UK saving me GBP 7.24) I have ordered one of Jesse's F...