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by Knuckles
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 268
Views: 45394

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: 268
Views: 45394

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: 268
Views: 45394

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.
by Knuckles
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 9521

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Trying to stamp out cliques is an exercise in futility, for they are natural established social constructs. Mechanically you can go against them to a degree, yet they will prevail.
by Knuckles
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Exactoscale Products
Replies: 78
Views: 19419

Re: Exactoscale Products

Martin, Terry - thanks. Yes, of course it is possible to fabricate one's own rail items but the beauty of the kits was you didn't have to. This is very appealing for those who don't have the time or inclination to do so and are prepared to pay a premium for convenience and consistency. I do absolut...
by Knuckles
Wed May 29, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5691

Re: RAILEX 2019

Everyone forgets the drill: provide periscopes and yellow pages.
by Knuckles
Mon May 27, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5691

Re: RAILEX 2019

Knuckles wrote:I've filmed steam coming from drain cocks many times on my older layout, requires a disco smoke machine, aquarium pipes to reduce diameter and a drill to turn your layout into a collander. Got vids if interested.



Edit: Railex was good, spent bar and saw some good stuff. Didn't disapoint. :)
by Knuckles
Sat May 25, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5691

Re: RAILEX 2019

I've filmed steam coming from drain cocks many times on my older layout, requires a disco smoke machine, aquarium pipes to reduce diameter and a drill to turn your layout into a collander. Got vids if interested.
by Knuckles
Tue May 21, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5691

Re: RAILEX 2019

Will be there Sunday.


Looking forward to this, never ever been to Railex yet always wanted to.
by Knuckles
Mon May 20, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 268
Views: 45394

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

I've kept this quiet and just got on with it, well they're ready now. It's no secret I like to model the Railway Series/RWS as well as pre-Grouping locomotives so to that end here is something more freelance to my own interpretation. May be suitable for non RWS engines too simply by painting them di...
by Knuckles
Sun May 19, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 2381

Re: Show attacked

I gave a bit, quite picky where I donate to and I'm not one for advertising the fact either but this is an exception to me. £36k I doubt will cover all the loss, not really. Add up ALL the locomotives, especially 0 gauge and above, components, electrics, boards etc, decades of work.....it's an ocean...
by Knuckles
Sun May 12, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods
Replies: 17
Views: 1214

Re: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods

I go for split axles with custom made frame spacers, Mashima motors and High Level gearboxes and use the Avonside Chassis Squared jig. I've no idea on the construction time spent but the 2 locos that I've nearly finished were started in 2007 and 2010 if that helps. None of this is any reflection on...
by Knuckles
Sun May 12, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: RE: Chassis Speed Building
Replies: 15
Views: 1675

Re: RE: Chassis Speed Building

I'll reply to my own thred when on PC. Jim, it isn't all about fun to some people, some of us need to get a bucket load done and need speed, plus if we can make life quicker and easier for people then some will appreciate that. I enjoy modelling but not always every possible task and the scope of so...
by Knuckles
Sat May 11, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods
Replies: 17
Views: 1214

Re: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods

It would but I'm not ready to show them. 0-4-0 in this case but the 0-6-0's are not far behind. Whole point of the question is, to the written amount of completion above what are your experiences and timings building any chassis. Would just like a collective of average times and experiences with dif...
by Knuckles
Sat May 11, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods
Replies: 17
Views: 1214

Chassis Speed Building - Records and Methods

What is the quickest you have built a working chassis minus coupling rods? To this level of completion, Gearbox built and in frames, brake pads but not rigging on, wheel quartering and pressing done, crankpins on, pickups built and on, added power and it runs acceptably with no oil and a wee bit of ...
by Knuckles
Wed May 08, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout
Replies: 17
Views: 2994

Re: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout

They look brilliant.

I love my Photon too. Brilliant bit of kit.

I can imagine those levers being ruddy fragile though. Get em glued in the box quick. :mrgreen:
by Knuckles
Sat May 04, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 268
Views: 45394

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Not a new product but I was asked for help in deciding what detail variations the various Furness & Cambrian engines had in relation to the different parts I have made, so to that end I created this PDF earlier. You'll have to look at the Shapeways website or the Photon Price list for pictures a...
by Knuckles
Fri May 03, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout
Replies: 17
Views: 2994

Re: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout

I haven't said much as I got nothing other than 'firework reactions' to contribute but great to see sone greenery on it at last. Looking forward to the next YT update, asuming there will be one. :)
by Knuckles
Fri May 03, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: North Norfolk
Topic: North Elmham NNAG Layout
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Re: North Elmham NNAG Layout

'Commit Modelling' - That's priceless! Will remember that one. Like it's a cultural crime. (is to some!)

Thanks for the funny feels. 8-)
by Knuckles
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2019 S4 North
Replies: 37
Views: 5834

Re: 2019 S4 North

Had a good day. Saw some layouts I hadn't before and some I had. Spent a bit too. Was particularly impressed with Midland Sidings. Both times I stood there watching the operations it was flawless and earned my vote at the end. No stalls and prodding by Mr Hand, all slow, smooth starts and stops thro...
by Knuckles
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 268
Views: 45394

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Quick follow up to that 3D printed coach side I did for Linny.

https://mobile.twitter.com/LinnysTrains ... 0102609922

Bottom needs smoothing as the layer lines show a bit, or a higher resolution print. Other than that, apart from door handle wars, I think it's pretty nice.
by Knuckles
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 268
Views: 45394

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Jokes aside we are getting close to that. There are technologies that create 3D meshes out of 2D images, your PC likely has one if you have Windows 10 called 3D Builder although I haven't yet given it much investigation. There is 3D colour printing. Hinged parts all printed in one go, fully 'hingabl...
by Knuckles
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 268
Views: 45394

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Just wimp out and go all out Teak. :D
by Knuckles
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.
Replies: 64
Views: 12660

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Mark me as a potential buyer. :thumb
by Knuckles
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 268
Views: 45394

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

True for Shapeways but when you have your own printers things can be finer in some areas. I agree with Jol's points about different methods, techniques, preferances etc. Is what I keep saying. Although I obviously advocate 3D printing it won't replace etching for some things due to etching being mor...

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