What happened at your workbench today?

Jasper

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'First Choice Airlines have some of the finest cabin staff in the industry, unfortunately none of them are on this flight.' The cabin descended into uproar.
It's basically a good joke, but it's been made a thousand times. I'm honestly surprised it roused anyone.
 
David1226

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It's basically a good joke, but it's been made a thousand times. I'm honestly surprised it roused anyone.

I did say it was a few years ago, perhaps it was new then.

David
 
Zerogee

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It's basically a good joke, but it's been made a thousand times. I'm honestly surprised it roused anyone.

Classic jokes, like classic music, are still around because they're still good.... ;)

Jon.
 
musket the dog

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I imagine all jokes about cabin crew have done their fair share of miles
 
Rhinochugger

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It's basically a good joke, but it's been made a thousand times. I'm honestly surprised it roused anyone.
Some of us have led sheltered lives :emo:
 
casey jones snr

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I’ve spent last few days building and painting a Swift Sixteen Guards Van:-
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Paul M

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I’ve spent last few days building and painting a Swift Sixteen Guards Van:-
View attachment 273328 View attachment 273329 View attachment 273330 View attachment 273331 It is a very easy kit to build. There was very little flash and all the joints were square and true. I fitted Binnie buffers as they are compatible with my other rolling stock.
Casey, sorry to ask, but are you sure that the duckett are in the right place? The sliding doors look like they wont open
 
Rhinochugger

Rhinochugger

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Casey, sorry to ask, but are you sure that the duckett are in the right place? The sliding doors look like they wont open
The ducket slides :nod: :nod: :nod: ;)
 
Paul2727

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Still up to my eyeballs in packing up everything for the (Now much delayed.) (Thanks Covid... NOT..!) house move.
Anyhoo, I've come across all kinds of train related rammel. So I've had a bit of a play.
Those of a sensitive nature should look away now!
Ingredients:
3/4 of a much abused LGB porter saddle tank.
1/8 of a early Bachmann LYN.
Wiring loom and lamps from a long dead Otto.
Add plasti-card and assorted sprinkles to taste.
Mix thoroughly.

Joking aside, the Lyn cab only needed a couple of mm off the boiler opening to fit the LGB / Playtrain boiler. 9mm slice off the rear of the wrecked lYN chassis / boiler assembly provided the extra length needed and filled the original mounting holes.
Still quite a bit to do to yet, ( like a nice tall straight funnel.) But has some potential.
The only question is what name give this unholy union. As obviously LYN no longer fits the bill.
Any suggestions?

NB: No functioning locomotives were destroyed in this experiment. All parts from the junk / spares box.
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The Shed

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'The only question is what name to give this unholy union. As obviously LYN no longer fits the bill.'

How does Oaklyn (OAKLYN) sound, 'LYN' as in a lake or pond, Oak as growing from small acorns.
 
casey jones snr

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Casey, sorry to ask, but are you sure that the duckett are in the right place? The sliding doors look like they wont open
Paul, the sliding doors were modified by the CFR staff so they couldn’t open. The interior of the Guards van was rebuilt and the ducketts were added.
 
dunnyrail

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Still up to my eyeballs in packing up everything for the (Now much delayed.) (Thanks Covid... NOT..!) house move.
Anyhoo, I've come across all kinds of train related rammel. So I've had a bit of a play.
Those of a sensitive nature should look away now!
Ingredients:
3/4 of a much abused LGB porter saddle tank.
1/8 of a early Bachmann LYN.
Add plasti-card and assorted sprinkles to taste.
Mix thoroughly.

Joking aside, the Lyn cab only needed a couple of mm off the boiler opening to fit the LGB / Playtrain chassis. 9mm slice off the rear of the wrecked lYN chassis / boiler assembly provided the extra length need and filled the original mounting holes.
Still quite a bit to do to yet, ( like a nice tall straight funnel.) But has some potential.
The only question is what name give this unholy union. As obviously LYN no longer fits the bill.
Any suggestions?

NB: No functioning locomotives were destroyed in this experiment. All parts from the junk / spares box.
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An all weather cab for a Porter, very nice.
 
JimmyB

JimmyB

Semi-Retired; more time for trains.
Friday turned up two points that were not working correctly, so yesterday was the fix, both LGB R3 with LGB point motors and ancillary switches.
The first point the motor was not activating the switch, and though the motor was working and the switch worked independently, it would seem the mechanism, wasn't quite right to through the switches, some cleaning and readjustment and all was fine, just a fiddly job to do.
The second point, which had a dead line between the frog and blade had to be removed to work on. It was quickly identified that "spot welded" connection had failed, so heavy duty soldering iron and some 5 amp wire sorted that. Also I identified that the copper connections to the blades were not as good as they could have been, so whilst the point was removed these were also remedied. All back in place and power has been restored.
 
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LGeoB

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Friday turned up two points that were not working correctly, so yesterday was the fix, both LGB R3 with LGB point motors and ancillary switches.
The first point the motor was not activating the switch, and though the motor was working and the switch worked independently, it would seem the mechanism, wasn't quite right to through the switches, some cleaning and readjustment and all was fine, just a fiddly job to do.
The second point, which had a dead line between the frog and blade had to be removed to work on. It was quickly identified that "spot welded" connection had failed, so heavy duty soldering iron and some 5 amp wire sorted that. Also I identified that the copper connections to the blades were not as good as they could have been, so whilst the point was removed these were also remedied. All back in place and power has been restored.
Yes I've had these problems. I had a number of R3 points that had the spot weld fail in the same place. I also had dead blades so wired them to the fixed rails.

Geoff
 
David1226

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Although the time since I completed the Claptowte Railway goods wagons can be measured in years, I never got around to creating and goods for them to carry. I recently created some folded empty coal sacks to adorn I.P Blacks storage bins at Gernise End Station. I did this by cutting off the doubled over hem of an old cotton bed sheet, that I used as a dust sheet when decorating, and cutting it into suitable lengths.. It further occurred to me that I could use this material to create filled sacks for use as freight on wagons.

I started by cutting off and trimming the remaining hem.

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Next, gripping the end in a bulldog clip, I introduced some superglue into the top that both sealed the end and stiffened to opening.

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Having cut the sack to length I then filled the sacks from the bottom end using split red lentils (other fillings are available). The last thing to go into the bottom of the sack was a small plasticard offcut. The plasticard was daubed with superglue and the bottom of the sack was then folded over to stick to this to seal the sack and at the same time provide a flat(ish) bottom..

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The next stage will be to paint the sacks after first sealing with a coat of grey primer. I think they will end up as sacks of potatoes.

David
 
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The Shed

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Post 30 from here....


Online User Guide.

Purchased from here... Sparkfun WAV Trigger | WIG-13660 | SparkFun

As well as the WAV Trigger board, a USB to Serial converter is required to program the WAV Trigger board with the WAV Trigger software, which is an executable stand alone program file, does not need or require any dependencies from the Windows operating system.

Setting up and use, the Online User Guide is comprehensive and explanatory.

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Hooked up to a Arduino DCC accessory decoder....

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Grid paper, pencil, eraser and ruler, to create a diagram and working guide, just need yet another Arduino Nano.