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by Neil Smith
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Carriage ride height and springing
Replies: 40
Views: 3278

Re: Carriage ride height and springing

Thanks for the detail - duly stored away for future reference!

All the best

Neil
by Neil Smith
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Carriage ride height and springing
Replies: 40
Views: 3278

Re: Carriage ride height and springing

Well done!

What was the solution that worked in the end?

All the best

Neil
by Neil Smith
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Winter scenes - snow vision
Replies: 14
Views: 1439

Re: Winter scenes - snow vision

All very distracting (visually) during the working day, so they are normally "backgrounded" ;-) Very wise. I still had some more of the Bergen run to finish this morning, and tried arranging my work windows to allow it to play alongside, but yes, it was too distracting! But very good soun...
by Neil Smith
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Winter scenes - snow vision
Replies: 14
Views: 1439

Re: Winter scenes - snow vision

Paul Willis wrote:Or for the real thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39K2iCJ7ULQ


Cheers Paul - that is even better than the Swiss one you shared a wee while back! And the rail scenery is pretty special too :D

All the best

Neil
by Neil Smith
Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Paul Townsend
Topic: Dartmouth progress
Replies: 27
Views: 7809

Re: Dartmouth progress

Thank you! Very clear now!

Keith's Australian photos above also have it switch free, so not just South Devon!

All the best

Neil
by Neil Smith
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Paul Townsend
Topic: Dartmouth progress
Replies: 27
Views: 7809

Re: Dartmouth progress

Concentric is a much more efficient way of saying what I was trying to write, Keith. And yes, it was your photo of the turntable, plus the one of the sheeploading chute, that led to the penny dropping...! Thank you!
by Neil Smith
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Paul Townsend
Topic: Dartmouth progress
Replies: 27
Views: 7809

Re: Dartmouth progress

Thanks Keith. Where I was going wrong was thinking that on the table bridge that the four rails were for BG outer and then the SG sharing either one of the outer rails plus its own inner rails. Whereas actually it is the SG sat on its own two rails which share a centre line with the BG.....?
by Neil Smith
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Paul Townsend
Topic: Dartmouth progress
Replies: 27
Views: 7809

Re: Dartmouth progress

This whole thread is fascinating, but I have been trying for some minutes to work out how a mixed gauge turntable would best work, with that transition from three to four rail. I get that the turntable has to be four rail so it can accept incoming NG locos however the bridge is orientated, amd that ...
by Neil Smith
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1813

Re: Scale Length Conversions

That's the word, thanks John!
by Neil Smith
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1813

Re: Scale Length Conversions

And just one other request, any chance of one of those little icons that appear to the left of the URL in the browser window and alongside the name of the website title on quick access bars in browsers like Chrome... I usually delete the text altogether on my quick access bar, so if there was an ico...
by Neil Smith
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1813

Re: Scale Length Conversions

Well done with putting this together John, I can see myself using it a lot! In which case, one other (very easy) calculation that might be worth adding in a simple converter between thou <=> mm. My thinking here is that whilst your site can not only do real <=> scale, but also take something in on s...
by Neil Smith
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Layouts
Topic: De Graafstroom - OntraXS!
Replies: 25
Views: 1798

Re: De Graafstroom - OntraXS!

Thank you Vincent - that is very clear!

All the best

Neil
by Neil Smith
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Glazing - your thoughts please
Replies: 29
Views: 1993

Re: Glazing - your thoughts please

Thank you David and Mark - very much food for thought, and I feel another experiment coming on!

All the best

Neil
by Neil Smith
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Glazing - your thoughts please
Replies: 29
Views: 1993

Re: Glazing - your thoughts please

I am following this with interest, with my first carriage getting close to needing glazing. (OK still needs lining out, and for a prewar Midland Railway coach that is not a job for the faint-hearted, which is why it has been somewhat put off for the last few months....) Mark and David B - two questi...
by Neil Smith
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Layouts
Topic: De Graafstroom - OntraXS!
Replies: 25
Views: 1798

Re: De Graafstroom - OntraXS!

Thank you, Vincent! All is made clear! Another wonderful bit of ingenuity, not least as you say using the rotation of the arm to engineer an almost imperceptible movement at the start and end of each lift/drop. Wonderful stuff!
by Neil Smith
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 135
Views: 12673

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

Stone the crows indeed Steve! I have now finished watching the gas works series. Wow just wow! Head spinning...!
by Neil Smith
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Layouts
Topic: De Graafstroom - OntraXS!
Replies: 25
Views: 1798

Re: De Graafstroom - OntraXS!

Vincent, I can only echo everyone else's admiration. I have seen vidoes of De Graafstroom before, and love the interplay between the swan and the tjalk! But watching it afresh, I became curious how you achieve the operation of the lifting bridge - I can't immediately see how you did it. Maybe more i...
by Neil Smith
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 135
Views: 12673

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

Just to echo what everyone else has been saying.... This has been simply superb. I am still reeling from watching all the (main) Southwark Bridge videos earlier (and I haven't even started on the gasworks set!) - this and elsewhere some fantastic modelling on show, and so inspiring. And with the fac...
by Neil Smith
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Traders
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: Wizard Models

Thank you Andrew - that sounds hopeful! Fingers crossed at some point, then....!

Best wishes

Neil
by Neil Smith
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Traders
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: Wizard Models

Hi Andrew, Great to have you on here today - which allows me to easily ask this question please?! I have been checking into the Wizard website since March or slightly earlier, hoping that your sprung MR buffers are back in stock. I did wonder if this was down to lockdown but I still haven't found th...
by Neil Smith
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 245816

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Seriously ... if I find it enjoyable to make, even if it becomes a labour of love I'm probably going to do it - its as much about R & R for me as anything else. :thumb Getting it all right! Why not...! (Would also make a superb Slow TV documentary. Perhaps, tongue in cheek he adds, preferably w...
by Neil Smith
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 245816

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Someone very clever could maybe even program a 3D printer with the ground contours, and get software to draw and then print up a suitably accurate but random rendition of stones...?!
by Neil Smith
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 245816

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Given the location and contouring I think the resin option may well not be an option for my situation. Hi Tim It's great having you busy back on here - always something interesting and thought provoking on your thread! Just thinking on about resin or other prefab options... While clearly the topogr...
by Neil Smith
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Mousa Models
Replies: 10
Views: 1522

Re: Mousa Models

Hi Bill, Thanks for responding. I know you have said in the past on this forum that for some kits you are lucky to sell one a year if even that, so I appreciate the challenges this presents you and your business - and as a customer I would much rather receive goods within 28 days rather than months ...
by Neil Smith
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Mousa Models
Replies: 10
Views: 1522

Re: Mousa Models

Neil Thanks for the plug and yes the CRA would be interested. Have you looked at Worsley Works, although you will have to do some work to obtain all the underframe bits you'd need? Philip. Chairman - Cumbrian Railways Association Hi Philip, Thank you for that - I am glad I wasn't speaking out of tu...

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