Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby Mike Garwood » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:25 am

Nice job Mr Horn! Truly inspirational work. Could you summarize this all, software used (file types) and materials? I have managed to track down one of these Makespace laser cutters to Bristol and as soon as LMJ needs buildings I am definitely going down this route - brickwork allowing. If you know a way the laser will cut rough finish slab stone, now that would be even more special.
Thanks for sharing such a 'revolutionary' approach, brilliant, look forward to more.

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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby mikewturner » Sat May 04, 2013 10:22 am

Mike Garwood wrote:Nice job Mr Horn! Truly inspirational work. Could you summarize this all, software used (file types) and materials? I have managed to track down one of these Makespace laser cutters to Bristol and as soon as LMJ needs buildings I am definitely going down this route - brickwork allowing. If you know a way the laser will cut rough finish slab stone, now that would be even more special.
Thanks for sharing such a 'revolutionary' approach, brilliant, look forward to more.

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Mike


Hi Mike

Is this the sort of thing you had in mind? As an experiment we tried laser cutting 3mm cork floor tile which has one sanded and one unsanded side. This is the unsanded which gives a nice uneven texture.

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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby Flymo748 » Sat May 04, 2013 11:36 am

And as a reprise of the subject of laser cutting, one of my friends has just posted this link to me...

http://www.instructables.com/id/Franken ... /?ALLSTEPS

Not for me, although if you read it carefully you'll see that the level of understanding of electronics is at about my level :-)

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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby Mark Tatlow » Sat May 04, 2013 5:24 pm

mikewturner wrote:Hi Mike

Is this the sort of thing you had in mind? As an experiment we tried laser cutting 3mm cork floor tile which has one sanded and one unsanded side. This is the unsanded which gives a nice uneven texture.

corktest.jpg

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Now that looks promising.

The laser cut brickwork looks fabulous for neat engineered brickwork (which to be fair was used a lot by the railways) but it is just too neat for more vernacular brickwork; that cork tile might be the way to do it.

Can I encourage you to experiment more Mike on something bigger?
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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby barhamd » Sat May 04, 2013 7:09 pm

Another hijack to the thread - here is a laser cut model of Thaxted water tower that I cut from 1.5mm MDF.

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more on the rmweb blog

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/blog/186/entry-11579-laser-cut-buildings-water-tower-painted-and-tank-fitted/

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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby Tim Horn » Wed May 08, 2013 9:20 am

Thanks for all the links and pics above, David, love the water tower :)

We have just had the final pre-exhibition test over the Bank Holiday weekend. All went well, with a couple of issues flagged up which should be sorted out in time for its first exhibition in September. Phil has done an excellent job in covering most of the boards to a minimum standard of scenery, with only 8 foot of the 40 foot left to get covered in the next few months. Big thanks to all the boys for the help and continued support of this project.

Hope you enjoy the photos so far . . .

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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby Mike Garwood » Wed May 08, 2013 3:21 pm

That is sensational! Completely in awe of that. I may have missed it - but where is the first outing of this layout?

Mike

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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby jim s-w » Wed May 08, 2013 7:09 pm

First outing will be expoEM north in september

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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby Mike Garwood » Thu May 09, 2013 1:11 am

Thanks Jim

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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby Tim Horn » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:03 pm

It's just over a week to go before we head up north to Manchester for the first show with CSv2.

I've spent the past few days doing the track cleaning, testing and road numbering of my Storage Yard. With 36 roads available for us to use, we did need a visual aid to tie in with the laptop route settings.

I've lasercut them out of four different coloured material. We should be able to quickly see what route we want now.

Please do come and say hello and have a chat if you're going to expoEM North on the 14th & 15th September.

Cheers
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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby Tim Horn » Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:14 pm

Phil's debut ExpoEM North has come and gone, and we had a very good time. I know that everyone enjoyed themselves, and a great team effort by everyone helping. It was a testing time for the layout too, but overall, it behaved itself very well. The only noticeable problem was an overheating Digitrax box on the Saturday afternoon on the Storage Yard, which was solved by Mike T adding another booster inline to lower the constant power consumption from a single source.

Overall I'm very pleased with the performance, still some room for improvement in both reliability (a couple of points and the odd errant piece of stock) and operating, but we gave a solid performance, with up to 5 large trains moving at once out the front :) Plenty of detailing scenery wise is called for now, as the layout is at its most basic at the moment.

Roll on ExpoEM in May 2014, and Scaleforum in September 2014 :)

Cheers
Tim

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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby Andrew Ullyott » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:14 pm

Good photos. Being parked next to CS2 all weekend made us feel quite small in comparison! But then so was everything! The sprinter going full throttle round the curves was a little disconcerting at times but the 2 HST's passing at speed was impressive.

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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby Terry Bendall » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:08 am

Brilliant pictures Tim, and brilliant modelling from Phil and the team. No question now about the concept of P4 not being prooved with long trains and high speeds. A great contrast between Calcutta Sidings and Wheal Elizabeth next door which just shows that P4 is not always about branch lines. That of course is not to belittle Andrew's work which is equally stunning.

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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby grovenor-2685 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:15 am

Roll on ExpoEM in May 2013, and Scaleforum in September 2013 :)

For avoidance of doubt, I take it both these dates should be 2014. :)
I'm looking forward to the spectacle.
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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby Tim Horn » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:26 am

grovenor-2685 wrote:
Roll on ExpoEM in May 2013, and Scaleforum in September 2013 :)

For avoidance of doubt, I take it both these dates should be 2014. :)
I'm looking forward to the spectacle.
Keith


Thanks Keith,

Yes, correct, thanks for pointing out :) Duly amended above.

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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby Mike Garwood » Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:04 pm

Tim

Those pictures are breath taking! I can't wait to see this in the flesh. So glad it all went well for you.

Mike

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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby Tim Horn » Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:43 am

We had a great time at Wigan last weekend, the layout ran very well. Thanks to all those who stopped by and said hello :)

https://youtu.be/XU3tv5JuFfE

https://youtu.be/iyc0s_c4u94

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Tim

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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby Terry Bendall » Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:28 am

Brilliant stuff Tim (and Phil). The video clips should dispel any doubts about P4 not being successful. :D

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Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Postby Tim Horn » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:38 pm

We had a good Glasgow show, layout performed well. Only downside being my van is still stuck up in Glasgow with a broken fuel pump awaiting fixing.


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