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by John Donnelly
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 2413

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: 2413

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: 2413

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: 2413

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: 2413

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: 2413

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: 2413

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: 2413

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: 2413

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: 2413

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: 2413

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: 2413

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: 1893

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: 130
Views: 37338

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: 3848

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: 261246

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: 3848

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...
by John Donnelly
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 261246

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

I used the extruded polystyrene for my first 'plank' layout and found, whilst making the board that it was very prone to denting and any such dent stayed dented and didn't recover, I certainly wouldn't have laid track on it without the plywood track bed...
by John Donnelly
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 130
Views: 37338

Re: South Pelaw Junction

grovenor-2685 wrote:I fitted my Masokits ones after laying the track, Wasn't particulary hard. I don't think fitting them to loose turnouts would be any easier.


Thanks Keith.
by John Donnelly
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 130
Views: 37338

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Thanks for that. How easy would you say they are to retro fit as I'm laying my track directly on to the boards?

John
by John Donnelly
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Servos and DCC
Replies: 11
Views: 2947

Re: Servos and DCC

There just seems to be something wrong or even unethical about a frog-juicer causing a short circuit in order to avoid one so for that reason alone I prefer relays or microswitches. You're putting a spike on the power supply too, for what it's worth. I'll be honest, despite the fact that I've decid...
by John Donnelly
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 130
Views: 37338

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Thanks Julian, I may take a look at them.

John
by John Donnelly
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites
Replies: 21
Views: 4114

Re: Which 3-link coupling? Please show your favourites

I decided some time ago to standardise on Smith's hooks and links. I accept that they are oversized but, having tried to couple up using scale hooks and links, I decided that life was too short...

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by John Donnelly
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 130
Views: 37338

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Julian Roberts wrote:Thanks John. I'm trying out Masokits.


Are you driving the turnouts from the tie bars or are they just cosmetic?
by John Donnelly
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Servos and DCC
Replies: 11
Views: 2947

Re: Servos and DCC

On my, under construction, layout, I'm also using servos albeit controlled via MERG Servo4 boards. In an effort to avoid having even more wires going back to the panel where the switches are, I've decided to use Gaugemaster Frog Juicers to switch the polarity, mounted under the baseboards next to th...

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