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....just can't stop one hand shaking ....
Mike - the way to help prevent this is to either have a couple of whiskeys first.....alternatively, what I do is to extend a finger (usually third finger) from each hand and put finger tip to finger tip. This then will help steady each hand against the other. reducing any shakiness. It'll feel clumsy at first, but you get used to it!
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Cheers Doug, Drink and the pills i'm on don't mix.
Unfortunately my body is telling me it's older than it really is.
Look forward to the new order of bits that you hopefully received earlier today.
Might have to trim the finger nails back as well. :D
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Foamboard just purchased to make the baseboard, also some more glue sticks for my glue gun. A trip to Hobbycraft that was successful for once.
Also got another storage box that I can keep all my buildings in until I am ready to use them.
Revised size layout will be A1 sheet cut to 350mm wide with Sheet will be shortened to 800 long and 250mm approx. high backboard( Most likely just the height of the off cut).
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Pictures of my latest job Class 205 DEMU in BR blue/grey and Class 150/1 Sprinter DMU in Regional Railways colour scheme.
I definitely prefer the class 150/1 in the flesh although for some reason it was a poorer picture.
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GS Models/Electra Graphics on Mk 1 20m class 103 chassis
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Which platform canopy black uprights or white ones
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Black looks better.

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Thanks Jerry, that is rather how I felt, fortunately the white is acrylic paint so should come off easily.

Next epic production about to start- that tiny brass signal box kit in 1/4 hour stints no more than that or the brain can't cope. :roll:
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Tiny grey cell struggling with the signal box trying to get the interior assembled and painted first.
Having a break from that at present and finally finishing assembling some Scalelink Electric pylons that will be 90mm high (actual) when finished.
The pylons were not cheap but originally bought to go in the background on a Z scale layout but as they say the scale is 1/400 or 1/500 approx build them as intended. Part No SLAF30 for those interested.
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a few more work in progress pictures. Most are of Doug's excellent 3d printed models (all in the Talking T Gauge Shop) but also some of my etched brass models as well.
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That's all for tonight folks
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Everything on hold at the moment, busy with real life and hospital appointments.
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Hi,

that looks really good! Regarding the DMU, it is always estonishing how good a simple paper model looks in T. However, maybe you can adjust the hight of the two cars a bit 8-)

The power poles are also great! I can very well imagine them standing in a landscape.

I hope your project can go on soon. Best wishes!

Cheers
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Had time to think about what I want to do but need to think seriously about the locomotive types needed. Prototype area is decided but which part of the line. Be a challenge doing a different iconic bridge , will have to look at the plans and see how much space I will need. Anyone doing unpowered class 20 or class 40.
Clue for the moment bridge design by RL Stephenson and next to one by I.K Brunel
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Bridge design to scale would work out at around 3 feet long. Possibly something that would have have to be made in clear acrylic to show the trains, otherwise the latest version built in the 70's would be more sense.
Got the wrong designer for the second bridge was T.Telford
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Following discussion with other people not on this forum a double track swing bridge like the ones on the Norfolk Broads, could be a possibility. Need to find out if plans are available and then could possibly fit a motor and have it working..
So many ideas but need plans to decide. More research needed I think.
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These ideas have all been cancelled and am now totally unsure what will be happening yet.
Have ordered some bits from T Gauge.com, Shapeways and the forum shop.
Track plans are my pet hate as every thing I want to do seems to involve needing those unrealistic points which I don't want to use.
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I completely know where you are coming from, the frustration is a killer isn't it ....... I'm on my third layout plan only due to the continual points problem so have tried to find some logical track plan layout ...... for now NO points so now have two separate tracks running with their own controllers .....it's not ideal but only thing I can come up with for now ..... hope you find something which suits you .......

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Ending this thread as nothing more to add, will start new one when things start to get organised.
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