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by mattd10
Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: 3D Printing for T Gauge
Topic: Shapeways sandstone prints
Replies: 10
Views: 13916

Re: Shapeways sandstone prints

Back either on the previous forum or early on in this one, Mitchell (spoorobjecten) created body shells of Dutch stock in full colour sandstone. They looked very effective...I'll see if I can find some photos.
by mattd10
Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Lack of motivation
Replies: 15
Views: 24261

Re: Lack of motivation

I've been in that same state for some time. I have stock all 3D designed and printed waiting for transfers, I have layout ideas (maybe too many which could be the problem) and I'm just lacking the motivation. But I've found it comes and goes. Work will start quieting down for me as winter approaches...
by mattd10
Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: test
Replies: 8
Views: 12776

Re: test

Sounds like a right nightmare! Glad it's all sorted though! Thanks Doug!
by mattd10
Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: test
Replies: 8
Views: 12776

Re: test

Good to see it working as normal again! There was a day or two when I couldn't get on via tapatalk, but that seems to be working too now!
by mattd10
Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My T gauge adventure
Replies: 126
Views: 158493

Re: My T gauge adventure

So on second glances, I'm realising the error of my ways. In the rush to get it ready to get the free delivery promotion, I left the gap between the containers as 0.1mm :| So understandably, there is no visible gap at all. In contrast each ridge on the container is 0.3mm wide and 0.1mm deep and you ...
by mattd10
Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: MICRO-STEAMTOWN 1:450 Scale Museum - Ultra Portable layout!
Replies: 8
Views: 13818

Re: MICRO-STEAMTOWN 1:450 Scale Museum - Ultra Portable layo

Lovely little layout! There must be something with pilots and T gauge then, as I fly orange airbusses around Europe!
by mattd10
Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My T gauge adventure
Replies: 126
Views: 158493

Re: My T gauge adventure

Hi Neil, These all look great! The container wagons are very similar to what I designed. I found that the gap between the containers has to be pretty large to show up. Mine just looks like one massive container. I'll have a quick look at what my dimensions were for you and show you a picture to illu...
by mattd10
Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Working Signals
Replies: 16
Views: 30758

Re: Working Signals

So I decided to order some 0402 SMD LED's from ebay on a whim (£3.50 for a pack of 50, can't go wrong) and they've just arrived. It's very much a T gauge moment where I knew they'd be small, but these are something else. They are insanely small! There is no way I could ever solder these so I'll wai...
by mattd10
Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: HST original livery companions
Replies: 3
Views: 5042

Re: HST original livery companions

This is just the sort of info I needed, thanks Martin. As much as I'm an "anything goes" kind of modeller, I want it all to sort of match so I've not got a HST from the 80's passing a modern image multiple unit. That and I'm really not brave enough to attempt to re-livery a HST set (yet!) so my era ...
by mattd10
Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: HST original livery companions
Replies: 3
Views: 5042

HST original livery companions

Hello all, Got a question for you regarding prototype railways which were a little before my time! The HST is available in the original livery, what sort of motive power and rolling stock was seen along side it? I'm trying to find videos/photos but am struggling slightly so I'm hoping you can help o...
by mattd10
Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Wire glue on track joints
Replies: 6
Views: 9383

Re: Wire glue on track joints

I ordered some of the silver stuff from eBay. About a pound for a 2ml syringe full. Will do a report when I know more!
by mattd10
Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Working Signals
Replies: 16
Views: 30758

Re: Working Signals

It looks like a pretty fiddly job, but I had also never heard of wire glue so may try and track some down! A quick ebay search brings up some RGB three colour 0603 LED's (ever so slightly bigger than the 0402) which may be useful for making searchlight signals. The alternative is to buy the SMD's pr...
by mattd10
Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Making a go of it
Replies: 15
Views: 17851

Re: Making a go of it

6' by 2'10 is anything but modest! Any chance of a track plan?

Look forward to following this!
by mattd10
Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: 3D Printing for T Gauge
Topic: The making of a viaduct..
Replies: 27
Views: 32769

Re: The making of a viaduct..

What a beautiful structure. Superb work once again Doug. Also loving the track spacer/platform jig. I'd definitely be interested in one of those. On a semi-related note, do you still have your online shop?
by mattd10
Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: 2015 catalog is out
Replies: 4
Views: 6285

Re: 2015 catalog is out

Always like seeing the catalogue! But sadly, if this didn't have 2015 on the cover I would have thought it was several years old! As you say, the new points are nowhere to be seen. Also the garden railway set has made an appearance again despite being long out of production!
by mattd10
Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Securing flexible track
Replies: 7
Views: 8778

Re: Securing flexible track

I use superglue. Managed to hold the track down nicely despite it wanting to twist and turn wherever possible. I pinned around the track with push pins and dabbed the glue at the end of the sleepers and let surface tension do the rest. As has been mentioned....you'll get loads of different methods s...
by mattd10
Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Soldering to track?
Replies: 8
Views: 10202

Re: Soldering to track?

I second the soldering to the joiners...and spend as little time close to the track with the heat as possible.

I soldered the rails and it does work, but it tends to melt the plastic sleepers and clasps holding the track in place.
by mattd10
Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: PWM
Replies: 15
Views: 22619

Re: PWM

Fascinating to follow as I'd love to build my own PWM controller with added simulation (I also looked at having a capacitor across the control pin to achieve this) but my electronics knowledge is pretty limited so I resorted to using other designs found online which were all designed for larger scal...
by mattd10
Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: 3D Printing for T Gauge
Topic: UK outline stock
Replies: 29
Views: 29519

Re: UK outline stock

Well, I finally picked up my parcel and got a first look at the stock! I'm very happy with the 313 and the first print I have of the 158 too! I have once again though fallen into the T gauge trap and made some details too small. Most noticeable is my container wagon designed to hide a power unit. Th...
by mattd10
Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: 2D Printed UK Stock
Replies: 4
Views: 5091

Re: 2D Printed UK Stock

I don't think they look bad at all in the photos! If anything maybe a little too pristene compared to the painted stock. Not sure how you could overcome that though.