What happened at your workbench today?

dunnyrail

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Made a start yesterday and some more work today on my 16Mills Gauge 3 Cattle Truck, also the Cambrian Rivets and other bits arrived today so the Steam Tram can now progress.
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This was from the other day.. I needed a light for my LGB buffer stop, and had some of these blood lancets from someone's allergy test and an old pen:
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Still needs paint...
 
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Rhinochugger

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Something near half of them are defective and don't draw blood.. so they gave extra with the test.
 

Riograndad

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Riograndad

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The fellas at Revell were kind enough to give me a choice of 2 engines for the bus kit so one was going spare and what to do with it,the box (huge) was thrown out yesterday much to the joy of SW so a sprue of engine parts left,I built the parts into a nice in line straight 6 diesel but no gearbox so left a "short" engine.so what about putting in a crate as a new motor for a truck/flatcar load,some modifications made taking the belts and alternator off and so on and the spare indicators made good engine mounts so threw a crate together.Metal base and wooden sides and top,still some more to do but waste not want not as they say?;);) IMG_20210219_182849.jpg IMG_20210219_194923.jpg IMG_20210219_224557.jpg IMG_20210219_232742.jpg IMG_20210220_011828.jpg IMG_20210220_011932.jpg
 
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The last two weeks I learnt you can 3D print roofing sheets...... but it takes ages and ages :rofl: :rofl: sorted the last few gutter bits I needed , so it's strip down time and paint all the woodwork, it comes apart in three main bits, Roof, Upper Floor and Ground Floor. Don't know yet whether to do it the Dark brown that the end frame is painted in, or do it Black :think: the Brown would show all the gutters off better.

There's one angled Ridge tile missing , dropped it and can't find the dam thing anywhere, think the borrows must have nicked it :)

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Fezwig

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The last two weeks I learnt you can 3D print roofing sheets...... but it takes ages and ages :rofl: :rofl: sorted the last few gutter bits I needed , so it's strip down time and paint all the woodwork, it comes apart in three main bits, Roof, Upper Floor and Ground Floor. Don't know yet whether to do it the Dark brown that the end frame is painted in, or do it Black :think: the Brown would show all the gutters off better.

There's one angled Ridge tile missing , dropped it and can't find the dam thing anywhere, think the borrows must have nicked it :)

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Looking good, are you taking bookings for Christmas yet?
 
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David1226

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Progress on the Gernise End Station, lighting added. Before adding the roof and platform canopy I decided to add some internal and external lights to the building. I added an outside lamp to the end wall above the door. This was the same as the lamp used on the front of the Toilet Block, a 3 Volt LED lamp purchased from China, via eBay. For the internal lighting I used 5mm clear white 3 Volt LED bulbs, again sourced from China, via eBay. The lights came with connecting wires attached and supplied with bulb holders to secure them. I glued in 3mm plywood struts, along the centre line of the building, and drilled them to take the bulb holders, one in each end room and two in the larger centre room. The wiring for the lights was also taped to these struts. I was looking for a means of locating some lamps on the outside of the building located to shine down from the underside of the platform canopy. I was concerned that the bulb holders supplied with the LEDs might be too deep. A couple of days after my Birthday I noticed a Birthday Cake Candle Holder on a kitchen worktop. It proved to be ideal for my needs. I drilled two holes in the base, to take the bulb wires. The LED was a perfect fit. The spigot on the candle holder can then be trimmed to an appropriate length to be glued into a hole on the underside of the canopy roof.

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The wires for all seven lamps were wired to a switchable 2 x AA battery holder, held in a cradle with a movable securing arm, to facilitate battery changes.

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