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by Chuffchuff
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: DIY printable brick paper.
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: DIY printable brick paper.

Many thanks for your replies and offers. Purely by chance searching for something else I found what I was looking for. It turned out to be Brickarch app which can be found at http://www.bwwmrc.co.uk/bricks/ At the bottom of the web page there is a download link for Win10 users. Thanks to Beckenham a...
by Chuffchuff
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: DIY printable brick paper.
Replies: 7
Views: 140

DIY printable brick paper.

I had saved some while ago a little freebie Win10 app / program that allowed the user to design brick papers and change brick sizes, mortar thickness , colours etc. Unfortunately I seem to have lost it in my electronic cupboard.

Has anyone seen, or have a link to a similar app?

Thanks
by Chuffchuff
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Securing Metcalfe models on baseboard
Replies: 12
Views: 211

Re: Securing Metcalfe models on baseboard

I saw this whilst searching for advice and remembered this thread. Might cure the fixing and lighting questions at the same time.

https://modelrailwayengineer.com/light- ... buildings/

Rgds

Ps Thx for the Metcalf info
by Chuffchuff
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Securing Metcalfe models on baseboard
Replies: 12
Views: 211

Re: Securing Metcalfe models on baseboard

Slightly O/T but anyone know, or heard a whisper, when Metcalf models might be back in production ?

The web site says "Closed Down until ??", and most shops have little or no supplies of these models left.

Rgds
by Chuffchuff
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Trimming back scene (too tall)
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: Trimming back scene (too tall)

You obviously take it off the top or what ever is on the bottom will appear to disappear into the ground. Harsh but True ;-) Thanks for the replies, I have taken a little while to play (study) with the items and have decided that raising the height of the backboard on one leg is the best solution f...
by Chuffchuff
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Cardstock Canals Question
Replies: 19
Views: 2730

Re: Cardstock Canals Question

Wordsworth http://www.wordsworthmodelrailway.co.uk/railside.html freebies have some useful odds n sods, including a 60 ft narrow boat.

Rgds

Ps May have been a little late with this advice considering the Date of the first post :-)
by Chuffchuff
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Trimming back scene (too tall)
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Trimming back scene (too tall)

My layout is in an attic with two sides that has back scene boards 300mm /12in high. Each side is approximately 3.65m /12ft long My upper track runs 150m / 6in high alongside the back scene on both sides. Rather than have inclines and declines I opted for a dual track at a high level around the layo...
by Chuffchuff
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Isopropyl Alcohol == Surgical spirit
Replies: 20
Views: 442

Re: Isopropyl Alcohol == Surgical spirit

Thanks for link

Rgds
by Chuffchuff
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Attaching backscenes to hardboard
Replies: 16
Views: 988

Re: Attaching backscenes to hardboard

Waiting for my backscenes to be delivered , ordered a couple of weeks ago. But that's effects of Covid19 I guess

Just to mention that you can get flexiply IE bendable ply rather than the usual stiff boards. 3 or 5 mm thick Not cheap but great for curves in corners.

Rgds
by Chuffchuff
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Isopropyl Alcohol == Surgical spirit
Replies: 20
Views: 442

Re: Isopropyl Alcohol == Surgical spirit

Medicine cabinet 1. Model rail 0 !

Thanks for the advice, I have taken a look on line. Not that I am a sceptic but it seems to be a choice between overpriced , watered down or both . That was why I went the Boots route originally.

Any supplier recommendations ?

Thanks again