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by Knuckles
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites
Replies: 21
Views: 1675

Re: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites

I've standardized on Smiths hooks precisely because they are over-scale. Might seem to be a lack of logic there but I like to use them with Dingham Auto Couplings and with a gentle bend here n there and the slightest file on the top a Dingham loop will slot over a Smiths hook without any bother. Add...
by Knuckles
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 301
Views: 74247

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

04 Drewry Diesel – 3D Prints released! Full bodyshells and conversion parts for a Wisbech & Upwell, and also ‘Mavis’ representation. This project has resulted in me kindly being commissioned by Tom’ Waddell to certain specifications. A Bachmann 04 was lent to me and the task was to make Cowcastc...
by Knuckles
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 301
Views: 74247

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

I see no rain, just extra info to help get things accurate. It's appreciated.

As I'm doing this as a commission I'll pass this information on and we can discuss things more.

I agree that getting every combination perfect can be awkward, is like that on every build though.
by Knuckles
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 301
Views: 74247

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

​ Greetings all.    I'm hardly the first to do this and probably won't be the last, however, I've kindly been commissioned by someone to design the 04 Drewry Diesel to give the tram way variations.  As it's a loco I've always admired I didn't say no!  It is both for the usual conversion parts for a ...
by Knuckles
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: 3D Printing
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Re: 3D Printing

nvm
by Knuckles
Mon May 25, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Right Track DVD series
Replies: 18
Views: 2934

Re: Right Track DVD series

You forgot the 4 extra Right Track DVD's that focus on particular layouts. ;) Granted they arn't instructional but still part of the series. I collected the lot when they were current although the 2nd scenery DVD has a fault on some copies where it won't play all the way through so had to buy a 2nd ...
by Knuckles
Sat May 23, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: DCC
Topic: DCC Gremlins
Replies: 1
Views: 1863

Re: DCC Gremlins

Ah well, sorted it. Replaced the Hornby loco chip with a DCC Concepts Zen Black Mini V12.

Now it doesn't interfere with the point motors. Still no idea why it was happening but there you go.
by Knuckles
Sat May 16, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: DCC
Topic: DCC Gremlins
Replies: 1
Views: 1863

DCC Gremlins

'Ello! :thumb I got the most illogical issue with this DCC layout I'm building. It is Z21 powered with Circuitron Smail point motors. Knapford Junction section of the layout is wired and working....except I did have an issue with Gordon the other week. It is a Hornby A1 Great Northern chassis (with ...
by Knuckles
Sat May 16, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Sparkshot MR wagon
Replies: 6
Views: 1042

Re: Sparkshot MR wagon

Haven't tried IPA to know. :(
by Knuckles
Fri May 15, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Sparkshot MR wagon
Replies: 6
Views: 1042

Re: Sparkshot MR wagon

Hello, glad they got there safe, can't really help with the brake gear although I own the same book. The bit of twist can be ironed out by running under hot water, gently teasing it then setting with cold. Before painting there are a variety of cleaning methods that everyone argues over. I favour a ...
by Knuckles
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 301
Views: 74247

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Ok, thanks for clarifying. :thumb
by Knuckles
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 301
Views: 74247

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

They also have a rather interesting Marzipan onk to them when new. :D Regarding the 4 recently uploaded wagons, I've been talking in PM to Compound2632 on RMweb who's very kindly spend considerable time unearthing some extra information.  Based on that, with these two.... https://www.shapeways.com/p...
by Knuckles
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 301
Views: 74247

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Cleaning up 3D prints in areas is fairly normal though. Until we get to injection moulded quality it'll be the norm. Those pics are from 2018 so modern prints might be different now. It's the usual orientation factor no doubt. It's the 3 plank that looks the worst there. Bit of a scrub would sort it...
by Knuckles
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 301
Views: 74247

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

These are the S scale ones in Shapeways FXD/SFDP https://i.imgur.com/2YJtzFH.jpg https://i.imgur.com/aNBP8k4.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Qel75pN.jpg https://i.imgur.com/piIlbk5.jpg https://i.imgur.com/MhBqDbO.jpg https://i.imgur.com/meXhupw.jpg https://i.imgur.com/tYiK0xZ.jpg https://i.imgur.com/qMUGVOf...
by Knuckles
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 301
Views: 74247

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

I got some photo's of the S scale prints in FUD/SFDP.

Printed some on the Photon too although I'm not entirely happy with the anoying line that insists on forming on these wagons when printed on Photon which is why for now they are just on Shapeways.

Will upload in 5 or so minutes.
by Knuckles
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 301
Views: 74247

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Created these four wagons a couple years ago for the S Scale Society. Finally decided to release them in 4mm. https://www.shapeways.com/product/EWLRFTBLU/4mm-gwr-10-ton-4-plank-open https://www.shapeways.com/product/DM93X23UY/4mm-gwr-diagram-04-5-plank-open https://www.shapeways.com/product/N5QUSPGS...
by Knuckles
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 301
Views: 74247

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Caledonian 812 TENDERS now available in 4mm! Photon 3D Prints for bodies are £32 + postage, chassis Shapeways only (FUD/SFDP) & there are double pack offers for the whole sets too, bit pricey though. If this interests please share. For Photon orders email sparkshot082@gmail.com for everything el...
by Knuckles
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 301
Views: 74247

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

​ https://www.shapeways.com/shops/sparkshotcustomcreationsscc?section=3.5mm+H0+Flying+Scotsman+1969+%26+Tenders&s=0 3.5mm H0 Scotty is released.  4mm one following in a day or two once everything is uploaded. On the Photon can print everything bar the loco bodies at around 50% of the price altho...
by Knuckles
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 301
Views: 74247

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

As well as working on the 812 tender and other bits, also doing a few commissions,

Progress on the USA Scotty is coming along nicely, ultimately it is being done as the client wants a H0 model but it's agreed to release things in 4mm too.

https://twitter.com/KnucklesSCC/status/ ... 7358447618
by Knuckles
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Plywood disaster
Replies: 64
Views: 7733

Re: Plywood disaster

Start again - it's essential that you get your baseboard right. I find 9mm ply fine when braced. Paint or varnish both sides, then I suggest you use cork rather than foam for the trackbed - I've heard too many stories about problems with foam whileas good old cork is tried, tested and generally fou...
by Knuckles
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Plywood disaster
Replies: 64
Views: 7733

Re: Plywood disaster

Same for me, sound deadening and take a hike. NFI.

:thumb
by Knuckles
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started
Replies: 205
Views: 57378

Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started

Yeah I brought that a while back along with the track building book earlier.

Brilliant material.
by Knuckles
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started
Replies: 205
Views: 57378

Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started

That sounds usefull, thanks. Will check Alan's stuff closer the time. The hardest part 1st is drawing up a logical set of runs, cranks and compensators. I brought some books on it and have an idea, yet like when I used to install data cables in buildings it seems similar in that various logics and '...
by Knuckles
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started
Replies: 205
Views: 57378

Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started

Thanks. :) For the 00 one I will be using Peco Bullhead where possible though. Still RT-Plonk track.....just a wee better than the H0. Not full blown fine-scale. Will make some of it fine scale to a degree. In three minds about point rodding: Scratch with etches etc, DCC Concepts or Wills. Defo doin...
by Knuckles
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started
Replies: 205
Views: 57378

Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started

I love P4, it's why I joined this great society. I just feel if I post 00 stuff it'll likely be ignored. Most of us joined because of P4 unless I'm mistaken. I don't post my N gauge Norramby posts here because it is N gauge - I don't see how it fits the context of the forum so I refrain and post the...

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