Swanage (again)

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Re: Dorset 1937

Postby nberrington » Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:05 am

I unfortunately also discovered that not all rivets are made equal. $@#$@&#!!!!

The height difference is especially problematic when using a combo of plastic chairs and rivets. You have to discard the flatter ones!
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Re: Dorset 1937

Postby nberrington » Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:08 am

My new design for hiding the pins for turnout blades.... some laser cut “laserboard”:

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Re: Dorset 1937

Postby nberrington » Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:12 am

Despite cursing little brass rivets, The progress on the layout this weekend is steady....

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Re: Dorset 1937

Postby Paul Willis » Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:13 am

nberrington wrote:My new design for hiding the pins for turnout blades.... some laser cut “laserboard”:



I like that a lot! What an excellent suggestion, and very neatly designed.

Whilst I can't justify a laser cutter of my own, I will put that idea away somewhere at the back of my mind for future reference...

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Re: Dorset 1937

Postby nberrington » Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:17 pm

Flymo748 wrote:
nberrington wrote:My new design for hiding the pins for turnout blades.... some laser cut “laserboard”:



I like that a lot! What an excellent suggestion, and very neatly designed.

Whilst I can't justify a laser cutter of my own, I will put that idea away somewhere at the back of my mind for future reference...

Cheers
Flymo


They are super easy to produce. I can mail you a stash, or even Jeremy if there is widespread interest. Send an e-mail with an address....

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Re: Dorset 1937

Postby ralphrobertson » Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:14 pm

Hi Neil,

That looks like a very neat idea but what do you mean by 'laserboard'? Is that MDF?

Ralph

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Re: Dorset 1937

Postby nberrington » Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:00 pm

ralphrobertson wrote:Hi Neil,

That looks like a very neat idea but what do you mean by 'laserboard'? Is that MDF?

Ralph


Ralph - it’s a paper/resin composite designed for making stencils. One of the premium producers of “craftsman kits” in the USA introduced me to it. (Brett from Sierra West Kits)

I had some trouble finding it, but have a decent source now. I suspect they are closed at the moment.

Listed here on evilbay:

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/153216258884?ul ... noapp=true

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Re: Dorset 1937

Postby ralphrobertson » Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:51 am

Thanks Neil, I will have a browse and see if I can find something like that. It looks similar to Tufnol but I will take a look.

Ralph

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Re: Dorset 1937

Postby ralphrobertson » Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:04 am

A quick look has revealed it is a commercial product that seems to be made for use in kitchen furniture. Take a look at https://modelshipworld.com/topic/15915-laserboard-what-material-and-where-to-get/ which provides more details. The manufacturer's link is https://www.richwoodind.com/polybak.

Ralph

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Re: Dorset 1937

Postby nberrington » Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:12 pm

Ralph - I think you will enjoy working with it. It engraved and vectors beautifully, with minimal burn and hardly any kerf. It also comes in a variety of thicknesses.
Here are some samples I did :
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Re: Dorset 1937

Postby ralphrobertson » Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:52 pm

Thanks Neil. I will see if there is a supplier here but it looks like it can be dangerous if you get the wrong stuff.

Ralph

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Re: Dorset 1937

Postby Winander » Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:03 pm

Ralph,

Neil's seller does not exclude shipping to the UK, maybe it's worth contacting them.

There's a discussion here dating back to 2017 https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?94412-Polyester-Impregnated-Kraft-Paper/page5&highlight=laser%2520board regarding suppliers. I noticed one, Michael Henriksen, is based in Denmark, his website is https://www.bustedbricks.com/contact.html. On the Sawmill Creek site he says he stocks various sizes of Polybak, received 600Kg of the stuff, sourced from Lendricks, who are listed by Richwood Industries (the manufacture) as their sole European distributor. Not quite round the corner, but closer than the US.
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Re: Dorset 1937

Postby ralphrobertson » Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:17 pm

That's great thanks. Will take a look and see.

Ralph

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Re: Dorset 1937

Postby nberrington » Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:01 am

Ah those beautiful curves. Starting to actually look like Swanage...
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Re: Dorset 1937

Postby David Knight » Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:15 am

Looking good Neil :thumb , only 4,358 chairs to go ;)

Be safe, stay healthy.

Cheers,

David

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Re: Dorset 1937

Postby Le Corbusier » Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:25 am

Lovely stuff :thumb

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Re: Dorset 1937

Postby Serjt-Dave » Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:21 am

Looking good. Keep going and Keep Safe.

Dave

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Re: Dorset 1937

Postby nberrington » Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:14 pm

David Knight wrote:Looking good Neil :thumb , only 4,358 chairs to go ;)

Be safe, stay healthy.

Cheers,

David

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You might not be far off. A recent bit of “axial neck pain” is certainly putting a damper on the fun they might be....

I also discovered to my horror that the 1500 LSWR chairs I painted and separated from their sprue have been contaminated by a foreign pattern of chair that I think originated from Exactoscale point kits. I have to look at them carefully before threading.....

I have them sorted right facing keys from left facing, but still have to look carefully.

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Re: Dorset 1937

Postby nberrington » Wed May 06, 2020 10:52 am

Quick update:

(The Stockley wagon is entirely fictional. The merchant exists, but as far as I can establish, they didn’t have in PO wagons.)

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Re: Swanage (again)

Postby nberrington » Sat May 16, 2020 10:42 pm

So I gave in and changed the title. It is truthfully an attempt at Swanage (sort of) - apologies to the better interpretations of the station.

Anyway - droppers mark 2. Today we worked on the underside of the MPD module. Pictures self explatory, including the usual feline supervision by Kato, chief electrician on the project.

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Re: Swanage (again)

Postby Terry Bendall » Sun May 17, 2020 9:14 am

Looks like some rather fancy tamper proof screws in use Neil. Any particular reason?

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Re: Swanage (again)

Postby nberrington » Sun May 17, 2020 12:35 pm

These are common screws in Canada Terry. Cheap off the shelf jobs from Home Depot.
They just happen to be a good size.

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Re: Swanage (again)

Postby Wizard of the Moor » Sun May 17, 2020 7:44 pm

Square socket screws were the original 'timesaving' fasters for industry. One of the big US car companies used them on their assembly lines and the US military also took them up. However, the guy who patented the idea charged a royalty for their use. That's why the rest of the world uses hexagon drive hardware.

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Re: Swanage (again)

Postby David Knight » Sun May 17, 2020 11:09 pm

A Canadian invention as it happens, https://www.robertsonscrew.com/. Far superior to Phillips heads IMHO as they don't strip as quickly and the screw can easily be carried to the job on the screwdriver tip.

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Re: Swanage (again)

Postby nberrington » Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:46 pm

Some test “carcasses” to see building proportions and environs. Some tweaking to be done.

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