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by Steve M
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: LOW GHYLL
Replies: 481
Views: 50884

Re: LOW GHYLL

Fresh from a Chinese shipping container, my new Covid-19 carrying Princess Elizabeth. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49552617693_546de94592_k.jpg 20200218_170310 by Steve Mumford , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49552617698_68f8459f45_k.jpg 20200218_170643 by Steve Mumford , on F...
by Steve M
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: New camera
Replies: 10
Views: 340

Re: New camera

Thanks Roger. As I said, it was a very quick test, both of the equipment and the built in editing software. Yes, a very clumsy edit (best to avoid Hitchcockesque cameos) - there may be some gentle ‘transitions’ in the software but I have yet to find them - but I wanted to prove on film that I can fl...
by Steve M
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: New camera
Replies: 10
Views: 340

Re: New camera

First proper video test of the drone at the local cricket club after the rains.

https://youtu.be/Bj4TtArohKQ
by Steve M
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Maybe this is a stupid question
Replies: 15
Views: 142

Re: Maybe this is a stupid question

This is where the runoff from our part of town ends up. Took the drone out to capture my son’s cricket ground - still a bit too windy really. Nowhere near as bad as some have suffered but the whole field was covered at the weekend - no wonder it’s known as ‘Frog Island’. But it was a successful flig...
by Steve M
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Your latest acquisition
Replies: 219
Views: 29205

Re: Your latest acquisition

Unless they are completely mangled you may be able to gently ease the rods straight with a suitable lever.

My latest addition, according to Hornby, arrives tomorrow. :D
by Steve M
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Thoughts In Regards To The Sustainability Of Our Hobby...
Replies: 14
Views: 510

Re: Thoughts In Regards To The Sustainability Of Our Hobby...

The comparison between model costs and average wages is probably more relevant and has been documented on here many times.
In short, modelling is relatively cheaper today compared with the past.....and we get better models. :D
by Steve M
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Maybe this is a stupid question
Replies: 15
Views: 142

Re: Maybe this is a stupid question

Dragging the thread back to seriousness, there simply isn’t an answer. Water can be ‘encouraged’ away from areas but ultimately it is powerful enough to get anywhere it wants to. And it always has gravity on its side.
No contest.
by Steve M
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: N Gauge
Topic: railway station
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: railway station

My post is gibberish - the GM kits are OO not N. Have a look at Kestrel kits instead.
by Steve M
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: N Gauge
Topic: railway station
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: railway station

Walkingthedog wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:59 pm
Metcalfe card kits are my favourites.
They are good although I prefer laser cut or ready to plant resin. The Gaugemaster kits are good but may not suit some locations as I think many are based on old SR designs.
by Steve M
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Maybe this is a stupid question
Replies: 15
Views: 142

Re: Maybe this is a stupid question

Water has always run off the hills into the valleys but it is said that the felling of trees and vegetation, this runoff can happen a lot faster. Factor in more concrete and tarmac and the runoff into drains ditches and rivers speeds up even more. Now create a bottle neck for example a bridge across...