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by Knuckles
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 282
Views: 51395

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: 34
Views: 1933

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: 34
Views: 1933

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: 47107

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: 47107

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: 47107

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: 47107

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...
by Knuckles
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started
Replies: 205
Views: 47107

Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started

Thanks, Doug. Much appreciated. :thumb It does bother me though. Was hoping to do things the other way around; have the biggy as P4 and the smaller one as 00 but after 7 years of constant replanning, over 100 Anyrail files, each edited many times my hand is forced if I want to fit in what I need. I ...
by Knuckles
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started
Replies: 205
Views: 47107

Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started

An update. I know most of you will not care about this, mainly due to it being 00 and the basis not being entirely real plus this thread has gone silent and replies have dribbled to hardly anything. After 7 years I've finally decided for THIS layout it'll reluctantly be 00.  I WANTED to do it in P4,...
by Knuckles
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Hattons RTR period stock
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: Hattons RTR period stock

They'll be on to a winner with the likes of me. Plan on getting 8-15 of them so that's a fair expence. At £36 for lit ones...if that is indeed the price they will retail for I'll be stocking up for a few trains. RTR market has been screaming for these for waaaaay too long, and yes the generic impres...
by Knuckles
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 26
Views: 1937

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

Same here. I've a friend who has stuffed cheap repurposed RC equipment in 009 with success so as components keep shrinking viability keeps ascending. Always fancied DCC Sound so waiting to see if there are significant developments there. Still on DC (happy enough) and always torn between DCC and RC ...
by Knuckles
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout
Replies: 23
Views: 4277

Re: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout

This layout build is one of my favourites to follow lately, loving your YouTube vid's too. :) Wish more people would do explanatory vlog type video's, quality ones are rare to come by. P4 almost non existent. I find your vid's to be a breath of fresh air on the Tube. Looking forward to whatever you ...
by Knuckles
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 282
Views: 51395

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Thanks, Mike. Apart from a few things I'm still part way designing will be taking a break from new stuff as I am bottle necked with a few half completed 3D print loco's on the desk. Built another HL gearbox today for one. (55 minutes, not bad) Must get them finished. Want some nice new shiny pics an...
by Knuckles
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 282
Views: 51395

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Yeah I know, this is just a quick render to give an impression, not an attempt to show an accurate combination. You'll also see I didn't finish all the livery details for the same reason. A nice blue and white render looks better than boring black. The body comes in riveted or non riveted form and t...
by Knuckles
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 282
Views: 51395

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

CR 812 4mm Body Shells: I'm now ready to accept 3D print orders for those whom it may interest. :) Riveted and non riveted, also specify 00, EM or P4 as the cab splashers are set accordingly. Chassis and tenders are still in development but for now the bodies are available. Will finish off the 652 b...
by Knuckles
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: New C&L Crowdfunding Project for P4 Plain Track
Replies: 9
Views: 1520

Re: New C&L Crowdfunding Project for P4 Plain Track

Personally I dispise with a passion the golden look of standard NS rail so Hi Ni or Steel is all I will consider. As to the crowd funding project. Err. Ok. Opinionation / Opination: (even a word?) We have at least two options for building quicker plain line that I know about already. C&L shallow...
by Knuckles
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 282
Views: 51395

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Thanks, the 3000 Gallon one although may do more too.

Caley ones look good, especially in that primer.
by Knuckles
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 282
Views: 51395

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

https://twitter.com/KnucklesSCC/status/ ... 5844876289

Image
Soon to be released. Pic shown without detail pack, smokebox doors, buffers, controls etc.

Will be various scales eventually although Photon prints as in the pic 4mm and smaller.
by Knuckles
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Extracting coach wheels from Hornby Gresley suburbans
Replies: 13
Views: 1008

Re: Extracting coach wheels from Hornby Gresley suburbans

To Admin's: If you see a post by my real name....it's me. I'm posting it again as I was perplexed by the 'new' forum changes that required adding my user name. Upon putting 'Knuckes' it said it was already taken, so, like a mongoose I added my real name. It was only after I realised I was replying i...
by Knuckles
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 282
Views: 51395

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Ta :)

Almost there....



00 Splashers in this view, will have P4 ones too.
https://twitter.com/KnucklesSCC/status/ ... 7442827265
by Knuckles
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 37
Views: 3216

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45284

Just read the whole thread. One to watch as I'll need a black 5 sorting out, either a Hornby conversion or a fresh build.

Needs to go round horrable curves though so can see it needing some abuse!
by Knuckles
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 282
Views: 51395

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Getting there...

https://mobile.twitter.com/KnucklesSCC/ ... 6592572416

Still a way to go though.
by Knuckles
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 282
Views: 51395

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Thanks. :) Perfectly understandable as to perplexity of my reasonings. (I'll be doing the 652 variant bodies also) There are two reasons really: 1) For about a decade I've wanted to build the 812, specifically FOUR of them, possibly EIGHT, or 4 of them and 8 chassis. So economically what is cheaper ...
by Knuckles
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 282
Views: 51395

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Sure can, have been thinking about it too for a while. I know some prefer no detail here in favour of transfers or tape yet others like a bit of relief. A thou is 0.0254mm's apparently. I doubt 25 microns for this detail will be usefully visible in model form so a tad overstating is sometimes needed...
by Knuckles
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 282
Views: 51395

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Progress on the 812 CAD.


https://twitter.com/KnucklesSCC/status/ ... 6329862144

Might redo the base of the chimney to reduce the bulge but other than that happy with the progress thus.

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