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by John Donnelly
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 126
Views: 33423

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Sounds like you've turned a disaster in to an opportunity, I look forward to seeing the results...
by John Donnelly
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 126
Views: 33423

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Thanks Allan,

Prior to these being announced, I was considering scratch building but there is no way I could have matched the quality of these, especially with 18 of them required for the layout.

I was talking to Derek a couple of days ago and he said you'd had some bother with water leaks?

John
by John Donnelly
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 126
Views: 33423

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Accurascale have come to the rescue with one of the vital wagons for the Consett line, the PTA wagons that took the iron ore to the steelworks from 1974 to closure in 1980. Wheels have been swapped and all that was required was a slight thinning down of the plastic bosses on the inside of the bogies...
by John Donnelly
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Area Groups
Topic: Area Groups and Zoom
Replies: 20
Views: 933

Re: Area Groups and Zoom

Zoom's Terms of Service contain this line: "You may not offer or enable any third parties to use the Services purchased by You" I suspect that if the purchaser of a licence were to share their details with a member of another area group so that area group can then use that licence, it's th...
by John Donnelly
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1308

Re: Scale Length Conversions

Hi John, I expect that this is very useful application, but on my tablet, the answer is hidden by a white band informing me that you created it and the version number. I have not yet tried it on the laptop. Cheers Phil. You should be able to scroll down for the results to show. I don't have to do t...
by John Donnelly
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1308

Re: Scale Length Conversions

Suffering from insomnia has allowed more progress, the program now offers the following: 1. Actual Length to Scale length with proper fractions (i.e. not decimals) for feet & inches and the ability to select a custom scale as well as those from the list. 2. Scale Length to Actual Length, feature...
by John Donnelly
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1308

Re: Scale Length Conversions

In the previous versions, you could enter an actual distance to convert in either feet or inches. As a result, if you wanted to convert a length that was in feet and inches, you first had to convert it yourself to inches as a decimal. I've started an update that allows you enter the actual length in...
by John Donnelly
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1308

Re: Scale Length Conversions

Martin Wynne wrote:Users of Templot have another useful calculator available at utils > metric/scale calculator menu item:


Another Templot feature I didn't know about :mrgreen:
by John Donnelly
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1308

Re: Scale Length Conversions

Thanks Andrew, plan now is to roll it out to the other pages. In case anyone wonders, I appreciate, at the moment that the pages are http rather than https and I am aware that some browsers will report it as 'non secure' I will, at some point, implement https but, as the pages gather no personal dat...
by John Donnelly
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1308

Re: Scale Length Conversions

Thanks Gareth, it is supposed to be anchored to the bottom right of the page but clearly not...
by John Donnelly
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1308

Re: Scale Length Conversions

Favicion now added 8-) As a go at handling fractions of an inch, I've started with a simple imperial to metric converter so you enter a length in feet, inches and fractions of an inch and get it converted to millimetres or meters... http://leyburnsolutions.com/scaleconverter/imperialtometric.php Fee...
by John Donnelly
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1308

Re: Scale Length Conversions

I'll have a look, I believe they are called favicons...
by John Donnelly
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1308

Re: Scale Length Conversions

Currently working on the ability to handle fraction of inches properly (i.e 1/2 rather than 0.5), it is proving interesting...
by John Donnelly
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1308

Re: Scale Length Conversions

Thanks Alan.

This morning's update adds support for US/EU N at 1:160 and clarifies the current TT selection is British, I'll look to add Continental TT.
by John Donnelly
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1308

Re: Scale Length Conversions

New version is up with improved navigation meaning you can get from one page to another without having to go back to the Home page.

John
by John Donnelly
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1308

Re: Scale Length Conversions

Thanks Philip and Paul, much appreciated, working on a change to the Home button now...

John
by John Donnelly
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1308

Re: Scale Length Conversions

An update: 2mmFS is now an option and entering a negative will produce an error.

John
by John Donnelly
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1308

Re: Scale Length Conversions

Thanks Noel, I hadn't considered anyone would enter a negative number but that's what testing is for so thanks for that. My thinking with the current entry was that, if this was available to the 'masses' I wonder how many would know what the actual scale of N gauge, for example, was... I guess, idea...
by John Donnelly
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1308

Re: Scale Length Conversions

Thanks Guy, the suggestions are most welcome. The scale one is easy enough and I'll take a look at the second.

John
by John Donnelly
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1308

Scale Length Conversions

In my professional life, I've been a software developer for over 20 years working on developing applications for Windows. As the future is 'cloud' I figured it was about time I learnt how to develop web based applications and figured, if I was going to learn, I may as well produce something useful s...
by John Donnelly
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Wagon A or Wagon B? A bit of fun...
Replies: 16
Views: 1415

Re: Wagon A or Wagon B? A bit of fun...

I'd be happy with either but I just about prefer A - it looks like it may have had a slightly heavier dry brushing?
by John Donnelly
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 129
Views: 33880

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Well it's not much but it proves that I can build a single slip (tiebars and some chairs still to be added) without stuff falling off, at least in one direction :mrgreen: Annoyingly, having made good progress with track laying and electrics, it looks like the new lockdown in the North East means tha...
by John Donnelly
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First steps in track building and P4.
Replies: 34
Views: 2879

Re: First steps in track building and P4.

seanmcs wrote:Well, we had this conversation about a year ago.


And here it is: viewtopic.php?f=40&t=6083&hilit=chairs

John
by John Donnelly
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 235046

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

I believe that the proper term is extruded polystyrene. I used B&Qs own make acrylic no more nails type glue when I did mine. My concern with just using cork laid directly on top would be that if you did end up putting weight in a localised spot, there would be enough give in the cork for the po...
by John Donnelly
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: First steps in track building and P4.
Replies: 34
Views: 2879

Re: First steps in track building and P4.

Having threaded over 2000 chairs over the last four months, a couple of pointers from someone who was a complete novice at building track with individual chairs: 1. It's difficult to tell from the photo but have you got the rail the right way up? I.e. the rail head is larger than the foot. 2. If you...

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