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by ivanf
Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Sarum Bridge
Replies: 63
Views: 72749

Re: Sarum Bridge

Pleased to hear things went well. :)

And thanks for the video it's all looking fantastic!
by ivanf
Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridge
Replies: 450
Views: 413289

Re: The Bridge

seems to be going well.. :)

that's quite a drop from the station to the sea....

I'm beginning to get the impression that it's going to be quite a big layout... :)
by ivanf
Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Sarum Bridge
Replies: 63
Views: 72749

Re: Sarum Bridge

what doug said! :)

hope the exhibition goes well.

any plans for another video? I enjoyed the last one a lot.
by ivanf
Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridge
Replies: 450
Views: 413289

Re: The Bridge

glad to hear the trip went well and looking forward to the photos... :)

btw... it has occured to me that my cutter thing might be rather good for doing road signs... warning triangles and such... will post something when I've had a play.
by ivanf
Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: 3D Printing for T Gauge
Topic: APT Yipee !!
Replies: 2
Views: 2844

Re: APT Yipee !!

not sure what I've done to deserve thanks? I'm vaguely toying with the idea of doing a t-gauge apt but haven't yet. I have found the dougways printing service much easier to work with... :) my introduction to shapeways was to spend months learning how to model in 3d and then try to get them to print...
by ivanf
Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: 3D Printing for T Gauge
Topic: T-Gauge Houses the easy way.
Replies: 6
Views: 8103

Re: T-Gauge Houses the easy way.

Looks great!

and 52 minutes * 200 = quite a lot of printing :)

and there's a bridge to print... :shock:
by ivanf
Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: 3D Printing for T Gauge
Topic: T-Gauge Houses the easy way.
Replies: 6
Views: 8103

Re: T-Gauge Houses the easy way.

I didn't know the model could be improved - I thought they looked rather nice as they are. :)
by ivanf
Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: 3D Printing for T Gauge
Topic: T-Gauge Houses the easy way.
Replies: 6
Views: 8103

T-Gauge Houses the easy way.

As I've volunteered to help Doug with buildings for the bridge I thought describe the process. If anyone is interested in a particular part bit, let me know and I'll expand. 1) the models are based on what can be seen from google maps and street view. We're lucky that a lot of the buildings seem to ...
by ivanf
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridge
Replies: 450
Views: 413289

Re: The Bridge

hhearle wrote:Looking forward to seeing these buildings - I've got a few of Ivan's prints myself and the quality is just superb :P
Thanks... I'm glad you like them... :)
by ivanf
Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Thinking about printing British wagons
Replies: 4
Views: 5691

Re: Thinking about printing British wagons

I've got this far.... DSC05500.JPG I think I've just about sorted an attachment for a regular coupler to slot in at one end and I'm planning on small wire loops at the other end as I'm a bit of a cheapskate. I tried inside bearings with printed wheels and they didn't work terribly well - I think tha...
by ivanf
Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Points - the achilles heel
Replies: 30
Views: 38958

Re: Points - the achilles heel

I think Doug has covered the issue nicely. I'm going for option 3 and plan on wiring the frog and the 2 blades together somehow through a switch. Although the 2 blades do seem to pickup enough power by being in contact with the powered rails... I was a bit worried about accuracy but the point was qu...
by ivanf
Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: 3D Printing for T Gauge
Topic: printed points?
Replies: 3
Views: 4379

Re: printed points?

I thought so... it's the thing that stopped me building a layout when I first started messing with T. Double slips might take a while! :) Need to wire up me frog first. :) Have vague notions of wire in tube control, a chum has expressed interest in using that.... but if that works they should be mot...
by ivanf
Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: 3D Printing for T Gauge
Topic: printed points?
Replies: 3
Views: 4379

printed points?

I've had another small victory! A while back I was talking to some z-gauge people who where criticising t-gauge for it's lack of points. Although it does have points they aren't very good. So I dusted of an old project and had another go... point.JPG designed in Templot with a few guesses at numbers...
by ivanf
Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: 3D Printing for T Gauge
Topic: Titan 1 3d printer
Replies: 2
Views: 4636

Re: Titan 1 3d printer

The cost of resin and the fact that you need to buy a new build vat every few prints ( same as form 1 ) is also offputting.

I like the direction the price is going though.
by ivanf
Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: 3D Printing for T Gauge
Topic: Titan 1 3d printer
Replies: 2
Views: 4636

Titan 1 3d printer

nother printer that looks interesting for t-gauge... it's about half the price of a form 1...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ku ... la-3d-prin
by ivanf
Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My T gauge adventure
Replies: 126
Views: 147311

Re: My T gauge adventure

I use blender and am happy with it - it's free. I sometimes wonder if it would be better to use sketchup but I've invested so much time learning blender... also happy to help. tip #1 has got to be design something simple and upload it to shapeways to get the hang of their thin wall checker. It's ver...
by ivanf
Tue May 20, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Chassis Extension
Replies: 5
Views: 6665

Re: Chassis Extension

Doug: Thanks... I am officially pleased with it. Yup... wiring up the loose coupler is the next step... then need to get some new paint brushes and splosh some paint on. Conner: Thanks to you too... I would put tiny people inside if it wasn't for the great big lump of chassis filling a lot of the in...
by ivanf
Sat May 17, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Chassis Extension
Replies: 5
Views: 6665

Chassis Extension

I've had a small victory! DSC05580.JPG That's a 19m mechanism with the non powered bogie taken off and attached to the chassis to give the correct bogie separation for.... DSC05581.JPG A 1m gauge Billard A150D railcar in Zm gauge/scale/thing. I've even had a loop of track out and after a lot of poli...
by ivanf
Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Narrow Gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 5639

Re: Narrow Gauge

I've done a bit of narrow gauge stuff in other scales and have had a go modifying a Nm meter gauge railcar to Zm. The maths is a bit approximate but it allows Z people to do dual gauge layouts. I think 1:350 would be a more accurate scale... This is the second version of my attempt at a chassis. It'...
by ivanf
Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Motor Replacement for T Gauge Inter City 125 Power Car
Replies: 13
Views: 29602

Re: Motor Replacement for T Gauge Inter City 125 Power Car

When replacing the springs, the first spring can be attached to the chassis connector and then hook the bogie on it, then wrap that round the bottom of the chassis block. The proceed as detailed above. That way you only have to play the twangy spring game once. Don't know if this works for the drivi...