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by Tricky Dicky
Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Clive Sinclair
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Clive Sinclair

I see Sir Clive Sinclair has died, I once built one of his Stereo 60 amps but never got into his computers being more into starting out on a Vic 20 before moving onto PETs and BBC model B.

Anyone here ever owned a C5?

Richard
by Tricky Dicky
Tue Aug 24, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: gear removal
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: gear removal

hi its me agaln i have a west country / battle of britain which has a motor which is on its last legs and is in need of replacement i have sourced replacement and want to know if it is much of a job to replace the worm gear as the replacement comes without one regards bob :?: :?: If you are looking...
by Tricky Dicky
Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Twisting bus wires
Replies: 15
Views: 572

Re: Twisting bus wires

Telephone wires, whether open wires on an open pole route or cable are always in a twisted or reconfigured formation. On pole routes with open wires the wires are transposed around each other on certain poles. In main cables they are usually twisted but if not then the circuit is moved around the c...
by Tricky Dicky
Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Is this the future of Rail?
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Is this the future of Rail?

Looks like something out of my old Eagle comics of the 50’s. Anyone remember Dan Dare and the Mekon?

Richard
by Tricky Dicky
Wed Aug 11, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: Ballast noise
Replies: 16
Views: 1191

Re: Ballast noise

If you need to attach your layout to the rafters then it possible to make an acoustic barrier. The simple way is to sandwich to a piece of acoustic foam between two glued on pieces of ply. Screw through one ply into the rafter and screw through the other to the layout. As long as no screw passes dir...
by Tricky Dicky
Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: Ballast noise
Replies: 16
Views: 1191

Re: Ballast noise

Putting acoustic foam under the baseboard top will probably help with the “drumming effect” but then you will find that sound transmits through baseboard supports and anything they are attached to such as joists and rafters if you can separate them with an acoustic material then that should deaden t...
by Tricky Dicky
Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Any iPad users out there?
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Any iPad users out there?

Richard........this looks like a possibility........ https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/vectornator-vector-design/id1219074514 ......HB Thanks Cadman, I spotted that already and it looks like it does everything I want plus an awful lot more. I am considering downloading it and see how easy it is to get ...
by Tricky Dicky
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Any iPad users out there?
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Any iPad users out there?

I am looking for a simple vector graphics app where I can import mainly .jpg graphics but other file types would be good too. I need to be able to add to/edit the images with simple graphic shapes and lines and text and to be able to save the edited images as mainly .jpg but again other graphic file...
by Tricky Dicky
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: The Chain Saw - new modelling tool
Replies: 8
Views: 1085

Re: The Chain Saw - new modelling tool

Walkingthedog wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:13 pm Not in OO. 😃
Dunno, this looks like it might do the trick :D

https://www.screwfix.com/p/bosch-easycu ... -saw/1828x

Richard
by Tricky Dicky
Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: The Chain Saw - new modelling tool
Replies: 8
Views: 1085

The Chain Saw - new modelling tool

Don’t know if anyone has seen this before, but I got to get myself a chain saw :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X49mXjnxQt8&t=30s

Richard