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by Steve M
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DCC 8 pin decoders
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: DCC 8 pin decoders

For cheap and cheerful have a look at Hatton’s own brand. Rails of Sheffield also have their own brand but I have yet to try them.
by Steve M
Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: For the gardeners ( if we have any? )
Replies: 49
Views: 6567

Re: For the gardeners ( if we have any? )

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Sorry, it’s been a long day.
I’ll get my coat.
by Steve M
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: WEST ORTON
Replies: 294
Views: 33808

Re: WEST ORTON

I agree Brian. They look ok on the bench but definitely out of scale one on the roof. The good news is that the resin is quite easy to file o cut on the bandsaw, so I should be able to reduce the component parts to give a more correct look.
That’s for tomorrow. :D
by Steve M
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: WEST ORTON
Replies: 294
Views: 33808

Re: WEST ORTON

Much of the roof is now in place after some head scratching. I had to spend some time thinning the roof castings with a sander but I have now learnt how to cast very thin sections. I couldn’t have done that with the resin I have used in the past but the stuff I bought for this project is very good f...
by Steve M
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Free at last.
Replies: 20
Views: 1679

Re: Free at last.

Stay safe, have fun.
Have you checked that wherever you are going will actually let you in? ;)
by Steve M
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: For the gardeners ( if we have any? )
Replies: 49
Views: 6567

Re: For the gardeners ( if we have any? )

Very few kites down this way although we do have a breeding pair of buzzards about a mile up the road from here. Often see them circling over the garden.
by Steve M
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: WEST ORTON
Replies: 294
Views: 33808

Re: WEST ORTON

darkscot wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:38 pm Those clamps you have holding the joists together look interesting, where did you get them?

Oh, and the shed looks great by the way!
I think I picked them up in the €1 section of a Spanish supermarket!
by Steve M
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: For the gardeners ( if we have any? )
Replies: 49
Views: 6567

Re: For the gardeners ( if we have any? )

We have the same ‘regular conversation’ with a neighbour regarding the large maple that my railway room is under.
Too much shade, too many leaves etc.
I planted the tree long before they moved in so tough luck really.
by Steve M
Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: WEST ORTON
Replies: 294
Views: 33808

Re: WEST ORTON

Yes, SM. It’s mounted on a couple of kitchen drawer runners salvaged from a traverser. Fitted into the support frame so the baseboard can still be lifted off for maintenance.........and fitting all the point motors that I now need to find. :D
by Steve M
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: WEST ORTON
Replies: 294
Views: 33808

Re: WEST ORTON

Made a frame to fit around the inside of the shed at roof level along with a central support then finished fitting the roof supports - doubled up the thickness to give a wider pad for the roof sheets. Also assembled the roof vents - I made five but may not fit them all. I still need to cast a few mo...