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JimmyB

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I assume these are for Aristo-Craft, if they are it surprises me they are metric as American companies mainly use imperial size threads.
 
Gizzy

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Rhinochugger

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I assume these are for Aristo-Craft, if they are it surprises me they are metric as American companies mainly use imperial size threads.
I suspect that Gordie is drilling his own :nod::nod::nod:

... but M2 does Aristo as well ;););)
 
Nodrog1826

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Yep...

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...drilling and tapping my own, but they appear to be the same size, pitch etc., the earlier photo was with a piece of old Aristo rail off cut.
 
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Chris Vernell

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Aristo as you rightly state, is old school units....
Old school metric units ;)
The last time I stuck a rule on Aristo track, the "five foot" lengths were 1500 mm, the "one foot" 300 mm, etc.; similarly, the "two foot" radius is 600 mm (yes, LGB R1), the "five foot" radius (wot I use on my main line) is 1500 mm (or "10 foot" diameter = 3000 mm). Ditto USAT.
Not surprising, since it all comes/came out of China, shamelessly cribbed from the LGB geometry -- although Aristo had a broader range of curves.
 
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Rhinochugger

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I think it was the Danes who first had a metric equivalent for a UK foot (as in yds, ft & ins) when measuring timber, as this metric rubbish was impractical.

And before anyone starts on centimetres, they are not an SI unit, so you're stuck with metres or millimetres, neither of which are practical units for construction :nerd::nerd::nerd:

So the Danes went back to feet :clap::clap:
 
dunnyrail

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Hm I sometimes use my foot as a rule.
 
Chris Vernell

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Hm I sometimes use my foot as a rule.
As a rule, I use my feet all the time. I tried walking on my cubits, but the elbows said it wasn't their job.
 
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As a rule, I use my feet all the time. I tried walking on my cubits, but the elbows said it wasn't their job.
I wonder if Noah had any drawings?
 
Nodrog1826

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There is a saying, What goes around, comes around", or something like that.

A while back, Nov 2016, post 270 on page 14, of this rubbish I post from time to time. I dressed my Gourmino coach, which resulted in an enquiry as to the source of the table items food etc..

As I had not used all of the items, and if they could be used by someone else, all I needed was the address to post to, the surplus was dispatched to pastures new.
Now fast forward to now ish, and a recent post in the daily chat that I was looking for two items, resulted in a return delivery of sorts arriving earlier this week.

Resulting in a change from this...

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...to this...

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mike

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Sometimes nice things happen to nice pepole matey
 
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Sometimes nice things happen to nice pepole matey
I hope you are not hinting that I am nice, there Mike...;)...don't want that getting out...:eek:
 
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JimmyB

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Nodrog1826

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Ok a sort of over winter ish, disaster ridden update.

Wind, rain and snaa, as is normal for these parts at this time of year.

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Not a lot happening, which is just as well as the weather put pay to the station building lights, with many led failures, but strangely not to the MPD building or the platform ones.

So I sourced a replacement via some crimbo lights, reduced in a Jan sales, installed a temporary building of sorts and set to work re lighting the station building.

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Just for good measure also decided to upgrade the other lights to 4.5v from 3.0v, which is much brighter, and has resulted in a reduction of battery boxes from 4 to 2.

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The new station lights are a brighter white, so can be put down to station improvement works, which is true anyway.

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One thing that is still open for debate, is my trial signal, it may be a tad over scale...

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...;)...onwards and downwards...:eek:
 
PhilP

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Ah!

A patio heater, to keep the passengers warm!

Excellent customer service.. :):clap::clap:;)
 
PhilP

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Lights are good too..

Did you inform the local airport, so they can warn incoming planes? :rofl::rofl::rofl:
 
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It's Christmas!!!!!,

Well sort of, yesterday installed the digital lights in an festive coach I got at Christmas.

Now for the dodgy photos...
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...I don't appear to have the shakes when I take them, but you should see the ones I have to delete.