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casey jones snr

casey jones snr

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Charnwood Forest Railway. Rothley. Leics.
I got stuck in to some figure painting:-
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Figures ready for primer.
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Figures primed.
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Painting well under way.
I’ve used the trusted Humbrol enamel paints. They are ideal for figures that are going to be out in all elements.
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phils2um

Phil S
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Spent most of the day setting up and installing 6 MD mXion PWD DCC lighting decoders for LGB passenger wagons. These are a relatively straight forward and easy install in the LGB passenger wagons tackled so far. All were similar to the 31521. The decoder replaces the original LGB 5V regulating board using the existing mounting holes. The only conversion that I initially bodged was my Gourmino, 30520. This dining wagon has one set of incandescents in the roof. The table lights are two sets of LEDs. One set for the tables on each side of the diner. I discovered the table lamps were LEDs upon disassembling the wagon's interior fittings :banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead: to find why the tables on one side were not illuminating. Of course Murphy's fifty-fifty ninety corollary had got me. (For those not familiar with this corollary to Murphy's Law, it states that if you have a 50% chance of getting something right, you'll be wrong 90% of the time.) I had cut the plugs off the two sets of leads thinking the table lamps were incandescents. When I soldered the leads together I had the pluses and minuses crossed. In any case, once that was corrected I now have independent control of the dining car's cabin lighting and table lamps thanks to the PWD's two function outputs.

Tomorrow I'll be attacking my other diner, a LGB 3068. This one DOES have incandescent table lamps. I'll finally get around to replacing one that has brunt out as long as I'm working on it.

This is my first experience with MD mXion decoders. These were fairly inexpensive at around $25 each when shipping is included. I bought 10 of them. I'll let the group know what I think of them once they've run a bit.
 
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dunnyrail

dunnyrail

DOGS, Garden Railways, Steam Trains, Jive Dancing,
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Drilling holes and cutting up pins for bolt heads. That 4 little piles represents 1/2 of one side, so another 4 this side then 16 more for the other side and ends. Booooooorrrrrriiiiinnnnngg. But I do a few at a time between other things. 18 will be done in a minute before I start prepping todays slow cook curry then another 18 after curry has been turned on to slow cook all day.
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found out why pics get revolved round, if I take a pic on the iPad and change the size it takes the orientation that the pic was taken in from the iPad. However if I leave at full size orientation is correctly uploaded. Weird or not? I expect that iPhone will do the same. So trying to do the right thing for forum memory can seriously screw you up!
 
Henri

Henri

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I’m awaiting delivery of new planks for my RTM coaches... Supplies ran dry at my workbench, in the shop and at the importer... now awaiting new delivery but when...?

Starting a new project for which I do have sufficient supplies of planks.
 
maxi-model

maxi-model

UK/US/ROW steam narrow gauge railways 1:1
27 Oct 2009
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A little more work on the Pagosa the past couple of days - decaling, flat coating and some detailing like rails and walkways done. Next it's time to crack on with the interior. But first a day playing with trains at a local 16mm NGM meet tommorow - all to current Covid - 19 rules. I'm told I have to bring my own pork pies and Victoria sponge cake Max

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PhilP

G Scale, 7/8th's, Electronics
5 Jun 2013
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Tamworth, Staffs.
Quick!!

Every one, to the CFR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I see a bag of flour! :eek::):clap::clap::clap:
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Fred Mills

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I can not provide pictures, but I did hand spike 8 feet of track (Two rails) to 8 feet of trestle deck today, in preparation to install it as a replacement for an old one. The bents will be installed after the deck is in place, along with the appropriate smaller code guard rails, within the 4'8 1/2" gauge.
It sure helped having good 3 point track gauges, and pliers with a notch to hold the spikes.Spiking went very well, and was done in no time at all.
 
LGB-Sid

LGB-Sid

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Finally fitted the lights and so it was test run time to see what falls off, just a few more detail bits to sort in the cab yet, and add the power buffer when it gets here, then Stainz conversion no 2 is complete, time to find another one to bash :D Name and running number no decided yet, need to wait till the 21st of July (ish) to find out what the next grand child is and called :think:

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scook

scook

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This decoder made it into my piko 218
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LGB-Sid

LGB-Sid

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That was a Stainz?? Excellent build! (did I miss the 'making of' thread...?)
Thanks no build thread as I 3D printed it.
 
casey jones snr

casey jones snr

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Charnwood Forest Railway. Rothley. Leics.
I spent the afternoon preparing more figures fainting:-
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The figures are 16mm and come from “Short Staff” range from Roundhouse Engineering.
The figures were washed in warm soapy water. Then they were separated from the excess resin. The heads are interchangeable. Once assembled I primed them. They have now been set aside for the primer to harden.
 
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dunnyrail

dunnyrail

DOGS, Garden Railways, Steam Trains, Jive Dancing,
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I spent the afternoon preparing more figures fainting:-
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The figures are 16mm and come from “Short Staff” range from Roundhouse Engineering.
The figures were washed in warm soapy water. Then they were separated from the excess resin. The heads are interchangeable. Once assembled I primed them. They have now been set aside for the primer to harden.
Real shorties, interesting bunch though I doubt you would want to meet them in an alleyway on a dark night.