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PhilP

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You'll pay a lot for that remark, Jon...

You'll need a more-gauge!
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I dont think I am helping with the world micro plastic issue with my plastikard CNC experiments...

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PS, this picture was taken pre-knocking over the MEK bottle ! it makes quick work of wiping out the grid on a cutting mat !
 
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I dont think I am helping with the world micro plastic issue with my plastikard CNC experiments...

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PS, this picture was taken pre-knocking over the MEK bottle ! it makes quick work of wiping out the grid on a cutting mat !
Been there, done that! A block of wood with a bottle-sized hole in it works well...
 
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An hour or so has seen the bomb wagon virtually complete; it just needs couplings, but given the height, a piece of flat bar with a hole in each end will suffice. I don't think we used much more than that at Groudle way back when, so I'll claim it as prototypical...
I'm not one for modelling military railways (or thought I wasn't), but it sits well with the Tin Turtle, of course.
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An hour or so has seen the bomb wagon virtually complete; it just needs couplings, but given the height, a piece of flat bar with a hole in each end will suffice. I don't think we used much more than that at Groudle way back when, so I'll claim it as prototypical...
I'm not one for modelling military railways (or thought I wasn't), but it sits well with the Tin Turtle, of course.


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Are those individual bolts in each timber, bvery nice..... YES I see slaters plastikard will sell you said block of wood and hole for £3.50.... thought they might have maid it out of left over plastikard at least !
 

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Are those individual bolts in each timber
It's worse than that: I made my own coach bolts :nerd:! 1.6mm iron rivets, threaded 8BA so the nuts hold the wooden slats to (1/4" brass) angle, as per the original.

I really should check in somewhere for therapy...
 

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It's worse than that: I made my own coach bolts :nerd:! 1.6mm iron rivets, threaded 8BA so the nuts hold the wooden slats to (1/4" brass) angle, as per the original.

I really should check in somewhere for therapy...
Wow, there really is no cure for that.... amazing.
 

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It's worse than that: I made my own coach bolts :nerd:! 1.6mm iron rivets, threaded 8BA so the nuts hold the wooden slats to (1/4" brass) angle, as per the original.

I really should check in somewhere for therapy...
That sort of modelling is therapy, I don't suppose you thought of much else when you were making those bolts, apart from, perhaps, your sanity
 
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I dont think I am helping with the world micro plastic issue with my plastikard CNC experiments...

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PS, this picture was taken pre-knocking over the MEK bottle ! it makes quick work of wiping out the grid on a cutting mat !
Yup we have I guess nearly all of us done that. The wood option is good with a piece of ply on the bottom but one of these works fine as well if you can look for them at a show. MDF ones are available as well.image.jpg
 
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That sort of modelling is therapy, I don't suppose you thought of much else when you were making those bolts, apart from, perhaps, your sanity
Yes, you're right; although I know it's a bit extreme, I get a lot of satisfaction from making things. Working out how to hold the domed head of the rivets while I cut threads on them was particularly exercising; and d'you know what? I can't remember how I did it!
 

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I really should check in somewhere for therapy...
its not about the fact that you made your own bolds.
That takes some sanity.
The fact is more that fully grown adult men are still playing with trains.....
 

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Even though we all know "There ain't no Sanity Clause!"

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Even though we all know "There ain't no Sanity Clause!"

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Do we? Do we really know that for certain? Can you be sure?

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The latest and unexpected projects have arrived on the workbench, swiftly taken apart (read "fell to bits") are the 2 ex Manx Northern coaches, bought at a song, total rebuild needed, so on with the paint stripper and wire wool, one cleaned up and one to finish off.
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Back when Methuselah was in short trousers, I started building an IOM saloon, using up left-over laser cuts from earlier runs. With the bomb wagon completed, I've dusted it off and resumed work:

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The main reason I delayed manufacturing is that I already have enough of them:

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This one, when completed, will make six, which is as many as the real railway had! Mind you, they  are attractive: some have called them the most elegant narrow gauge coaches in the British Isles...
 

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Just finished my latest project, further work on platform lamps for the Claptowte Railway. Below is a link to the latest work carried out, and a picture of the finished articles.
Claptowte Railway - Platform Lamps

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Right today's progress, brackets made for corners and body glued together also chassis trimmed to the right size and frame work reglued and clamped. New compartment partitions cut.
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