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by Chuffchuff
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Risers required for a tunnel
Replies: 15
Views: 997

Re: Risers required for a tunnel

By chance this email landed in my Rail inbox !

https://modelrailwaylayoutsplans.com/ho ... f03e0b16a0

Rgds
by Chuffchuff
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Risers required for a tunnel
Replies: 15
Views: 997

Re: Risers required for a tunnel

Only to add ; if you have curves in your gradient, this can cause more drag on the rail stock the engine is pulling.

Probably a matter for trial and error ! I chickened out of putting gradients on my layout and ended up with two tracks flat one running above the other.

Rgds
by Chuffchuff
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: A Question of Cardstock
Replies: 7
Views: 642

Re: A Question of Cardstock

I forgot to add that my link above has links to a series of (entertaining and enthusiastic) hints and tips on building card models.

Or use https://youtu.be/4xAYjT9FJOM

Rgds
by Chuffchuff
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Which helping hand with iron holder & tester pen
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: Which helping hand with iron holder & tester pen

A couple of these ( small brass rotary brushes) and crocodile clips make a use test / wheel cleaner. A fuse in the 12v circuit might help. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brushes-Cleaning-Polishing-Buffing-Different/dp/B089RBCJWD/ref=asc_df_B089RBCJWD/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=443678449410&hvp...
by Chuffchuff
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: A Question of Cardstock
Replies: 7
Views: 642

Re: A Question of Cardstock

Any use ?

http://modelrailroadlayoutsandscenery.c ... ahuna.html

If you subscribe to the site (free) , there is a regular news letter detailing members layouts, a mixture of northern American and U.K. . Site seems USA based, but postal address is Devon

Some reads more useful than others

Rgds
by Chuffchuff
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Attic Cooler Thermostat
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Attic Cooler Thermostat

Just to add that BES came back with the suggestion of using a Honeywell T6360B Room Thermostat Wired - 230V, which has a 10 amp load. The T6360 ID seems to referenced to its external styling because there are a range of options based on that reference number T6360 xxxxxxxxx for a range of central he...
by Chuffchuff
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Whats in the box ?
Replies: 87
Views: 2267

Re: Whats in the box ?

A very small Schrodinger's cat ?

Rgds
by Chuffchuff
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Attic Cooler Thermostat
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Attic Cooler Thermostat

Many Thanks for your suggestions. Isn’t it annoying when hours searching, come up with nothing, and others find answers almost right away :roll: The information indicates that they could be used. The BES has a Q and A form. I have asked the question so will see if I get a reply. Unfortunately neithe...
by Chuffchuff
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Attic Cooler Thermostat
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Attic Cooler Thermostat

The layout in the attic is getting rather warm dispite my attempts to cool it. I am trying to find a domestic thermostat that switches an extractor fan on when too warm, and off when cooler. I have an outlet for a fan and would like to automate the on / off. I have searched tech pages on Screwfix, T...
by Chuffchuff
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Cutting 1.5 and 2.0 mm card. Scroll saw.
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: Cutting 1.5 and 2.0 mm card. Scroll saw.

Thanks for the replies, Some more thoughts ! After dusting down the scroll saw, I think the last time it was used was by my kids for making projects at school. Now my grand children are same age! I purchased some blades (Axminster Tools). Cheaper on some sites, but they had a good selection and advi...