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by Knuckles
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Stour Valley Dream - progress on P4 layout
Replies: 50
Views: 9272

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: 296
Views: 65849

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: 296
Views: 65849

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: 296
Views: 65849

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: 2269

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: 296
Views: 65849

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: 296
Views: 65849

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: 1690

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: 296
Views: 65849

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: 213
Views: 22829

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: 296
Views: 65849

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: 296
Views: 65849

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: 296
Views: 65849

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: 296
Views: 65849

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: 249
Views: 33257

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: 25244

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: 9054

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: 9054

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: 9054

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: 9054

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: 296
Views: 65849

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: 4635

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: 2574

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: 21
Views: 4014

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: 2574

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...

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