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by Steve M
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Retaining wall method of construction?
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: Retaining wall method of construction?

As Puddles suggested, thin ply (2mm) is a much better bet for supporting the plastic sheets. If necessary you can wet the ply and bend it to shape first - the ply will keep the bend as it dries. Same applies to the plasticard as that can be shaped with some gentle heat before ‘setting’ with cold wat...
by Steve M
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Mimic board
Replies: 10
Views: 119

Re: Mimic board

As Brian said, Seeps need to be fitted 'just so' or the switches can be temperamental. That is why I stopped using them for frog polarity switching. But using them to switch LEDs on and off is perfectly good - after all, if the switch doesn't make contact all that happens is that the light doesn't c...
by Steve M
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Flu jab?
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: Flu jab?

Do you qualify for a free one Barry? We still have to fork out for ours. I do Steve, but I was never sure why? I think I've been having this jab since I was sixty. I recall a standard letter just turning up from the GP practice - you know the type - if your surname begins with A-C turn-up on Wednes...
by Steve M
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Flu jab?
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: Flu jab?

Brian wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:16 pm
"............... and clothing suitable to allow easy access to the upper arm. :D
Mankini?

Asking for a friend.
by Steve M
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Flu jab?
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: Flu jab?

Ours are booked for a couple of weeks time (earliest slot available at Boots). I don’t anticipate any issues either.
Do you qualify for a free one Barry? We still have to fork out for ours.
by Steve M
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!
Replies: 291
Views: 30058

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!

Barry, you are far too bl@@dy tidy!
As for the question - horses and a traditional travellers caravan would look good in that space.
by Steve M
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Kadee coupler problem.
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: Kadee coupler problem.

Barry, the jaws are shaped to create the curve needed on the pins.

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by Steve M
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Tool for cutting holes for point motors?
Replies: 26
Views: 498

Re: Tool for cutting holes for point motors?

If you have access to a plunge router with this type of bit it would be very easy to make a quide in a piece of 12mm ply. Cut a hole the right size in the ply first then screw the ply to the baseboard while making repeatable cuts with the router. Unscrew the template and reposition for the next hole.
by Steve M
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Tool for cutting holes for point motors?
Replies: 26
Views: 498

Re: Tool for cutting holes for point motors?

Personally, I think the days of cutting a big hole in the baseboard for a motor ave gone. Peco have introduced an under board motor that clips into two lugs screwed under the board using a template. I fitted my points with Seep motors and just drilled a 1/2" hole in the board for the pin but you can...
by Steve M
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: New PSU?
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: New PSU?

Hi Barry, I would go for a higher output, say 8a, and fit a 1 amp self resetting fuse to each output from an 8 way splitter. That will give you multiple (spare) and safe circuits. But if you only need it for powering LEDs then 3A is more than adequate surely? I have all my LED colour-light signals ...