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by hank55
Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Utilising sensors, power one-way and one-direction cables
Replies: 5
Views: 9683

Utilising sensors, power one-way and one-direction cables

Hi folks, greetings from Czechia. Coming back after a pause caused by healthy and family troubles. I am seeking with difficulty bits of information referring to using the Eishindo sensor cables, one-way and one-direction cables. "Using" means in this respect utilising them other ways except those de...
by hank55
Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Looking for data
Replies: 10
Views: 13055

Re: Looking for data

Hi Hank, that would be absolutely fantastic! If you could send it through to matt_d10 (at) hotmail.co.uk that would be much appreciated! Wishing I'd done the same and downloaded the site. Was a fantastic resource! Matt I've just posted the file via a Czech public ftp server "uschovna.cz". By e-mail...
by hank55
Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Looking for data
Replies: 10
Views: 13055

Re: Looking for data

Hi Matt, when it was still available I completely downloaded the David K. Smith's T-Gauge Headquarters website including all the images you probably need on my local HD. If you give me an e-mail address I can send it to you via a public ftp-server. The data volume is approx. 7 MB. Greetings from Cze...
by hank55
Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Card/paper model crack/seam filling.
Replies: 11
Views: 17504

Re: Card/paper model crack/seam filling.

hank55 , it took a few moments for the penny to drop about "acrylic based aqueous dispersion adhesives" but I wondered if water-based acrylic sealant would do as a start. I didn't want to buy half a litre as I've nothing to varnish or seal at the moment. I can crush some pastel. Anyway, I have smal...
by hank55
Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Off Topic but Seasons Greetings to everyone
Replies: 5
Views: 7927

Re: Off Topic but Seasons Greetings to everyone

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by hank55
Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Card/paper model crack/seam filling.
Replies: 11
Views: 17504

Re: Card/paper model crack/seam filling.

Here in Czechia we use for this purpose acrylic based aqueous dispersion adhesives filled with fine-grated artistic chalks. The chalk powder is very fine and you can control a degree of the mixture fluidity by means of a chalk concentration in the paste in a very wide range. You can also purchase a ...
by hank55
Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Lack of motivation
Replies: 15
Views: 24520

Re: Lack of motivation

I think I understand all of you very well. I have not touched my TT layout since March. (Well, had a lot of reasons, sick wife etc...) I would only add a sigh of a famous Czech poet: Do not kill your dreams making them come true...
by hank55
Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Idiots Guide no1 Tools and work areas
Replies: 16
Views: 20782

Re: Idiots Guide no1 Tools and work areas

I'm using Bristol Board at the mo and sometimes thicker "archival" board. The Bristol board has the advantage of giving recessed window openings but this may be less important on buildings behind those on the front. Eventually they'll be merged with ready made 3D prints from the t-gauge shop. A com...
by hank55
Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Idiots Guide no1 Tools and work areas
Replies: 16
Views: 20782

Re: Idiots Guide no1 Tools and work areas

I also think that brass is not hard enough. Try to find a specialised workshop making die-cutting tools for boxmakers. Better a smaller one, best of all an old independent craftsman making the tools by hand for small boxmakers in his region. They use grades of steel able to stand high forces and pre...
by hank55
Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Idiots Guide no1 Tools and work areas
Replies: 16
Views: 20782

Re: Idiots Guide no1 Tools and work areas

Thx for yr replies, I am glad that a couple of tricks I had to learn in the first half of my life spent in the East European short-supply conditions :mrgreen: may be still useful even in the 21st century... In the meantime one more useful papercrafter's trick came to my mind. You may cut out even qu...
by hank55
Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Idiots Guide no1 Tools and work areas
Replies: 16
Views: 20782

Re: Idiots Guide no1 Tools and work areas

Reith01: In my paper modelling life period :mrgreen: I succesfully used a kind of boxmaking die-cutting tools to cut out even very small holes in thick bookbinding board grades. Either you may try to purchase them in a specialised workshop or you might try to make the tools yourself from thin square...
by hank55
Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: More detailed motorised chassis specification?
Replies: 7
Views: 8872

Re: More detailed motorised chassis specification?

alanr: Do you mean the height of the body itself? Or above the rail/ground? I hope A is correct... :mrgreen:
by hank55
Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Flexible tracks
Replies: 7
Views: 8143

Re: Flexible tracks

Great, thx a lot for your valuable advice. Now I think I´ve got it.

Greetings from Czechia.
by hank55
Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Flexible tracks
Replies: 7
Views: 8143

Re: Flexible tracks

OK, I see. And I am trying to get it. Nevertheless - as usually - each answer causes a cluster of further questions. This is one of them: On the internet there are lots of images of T-gauge briefcase layouts. Usually their builders do not mention radii of their track curves. A standard briefcase siz...
by hank55
Fri Sep 11, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Flexible tracks
Replies: 7
Views: 8143

Flexible tracks

What is the smallest negotiable track radius you have ever tried to curve a flexie to? In fact, my question has two parts: What do the flexies withstand? And what are vehicles able to negotiate? Somewhere I noticed that someone operated as small radius as 75 mm but at this moment I cannot find the r...
by hank55
Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: More detailed motorised chassis specification?
Replies: 7
Views: 8872

Re: More detailed motorised chassis specification?

I see... Looks like the B-shell is a little bit lower, correct?
by hank55
Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: More detailed motorised chassis specification?
Replies: 7
Views: 8872

More detailed motorised chassis specification?

Hi folks, does anyone know a difference between the Eishindo motorised chassis labelled 049-B and 049-C?
by hank55
Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Light signals?
Replies: 4
Views: 6272

Light signals?

Browsing the internet I cannot find anywhere how to tackle T-gauge signalling. Is here anyone skilled in this field? To start off I would appreciate any idea how to put together a simple two-aspect light signal, at this moment w/o an automated block train control yet, my only initial request is to e...
by hank55
Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Where is T at?
Replies: 20
Views: 31033

Re: Where is T at?

Hi folks, greetings from Czechia. I am just entering a similar life period like someone above me: Having had freshly retired equals in my case having more spare money than spare health and remaining lifetime... I have just registered here being not a railway modelling beginner. During last 50 years ...