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by Mike_R
Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Electricals
Topic: brass pick-up strips
Replies: 6
Views: 4716

Re: brass pick-up strips

If it is the straight strip shown on the Kato parts website a strip of brass could be easily ben to the same shape. There are several suppliers of brass strip, such as Eileens https://eileensemporium.com/index.php?option=com_hikashop&ctrl=category&task=listing&cid=1097&name=nuts-and-washers-2&Itemid...
by Mike_R
Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Yellow stripes
Replies: 2
Views: 3076

Re: Yellow stripes

Too late, all but one that normally comes is done or was made with the yellow stripes. If modelling up to date stock it should all be fitted with stripes, 100% had to be done by June 2015.
by Mike_R
Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Yellow stripes
Replies: 2
Views: 3076

Yellow stripes

I've started fitting yellow stripes to my UP locos with red stripes. Latest are two SD38-2 locos. The red stripe was too wide so I had to remove it, by scraping and sanding it off. Where it was too light I painted with a grey paint pen which was wiped off quickly filling any scratches. I used Smokeb...
by Mike_R
Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 25820

Re: 23rd Street

Next are the industries across the other side of the mainline, building supplies and scrap yard.
They have to fit in this space.

Image23rd Street folded board by Mike Ruby, on Flickr
by Mike_R
Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 25820

Re: 23rd Street

With the buildings painted and weathered, I'm nearing completion of the board plant. I think the loading shed looks far better with the low relief structures, before it stood out as a lone building, now it is part of a larger industry. https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7533/27801354775_dc82c44dca_o.jpg ...
by Mike_R
Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 25820

Re: 23rd Street

I've started on the low relief structures of the board plant. I made the basic blocks from foam core board, easy to cut and glue. Here they are against the profile board. https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7349/27205388970_2446c1580c_o.jpg I then covered them with styrene sheets, stuck with transfer glue...
by Mike_R
Sun May 29, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 25820

Re: 23rd Street

I've finished the roof of Banks Boards (finally named it). I've used the same cladding and sloped roof materials with black card to represent tarred flat areas. [url=https://flic.kr/p/HuCzWS][img]https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7299/27234627602_708e15f6da_o.jpg[/img] 23rd Street Banks Boards by Mike R...
by Mike_R
Sun May 15, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 25820

Re: 23rd Street

I've added the backing for the low relief buildings. I was going to make them a few inches deep, but then thought that would put them in the scrap yard when folded and being wider would not make them look much different, it would make the module wider so I just added 3/4". I had planned a fold up lo...
by Mike_R
Sun May 15, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: My First Layout - N Gauge Denesport & Lesley Falls
Replies: 32
Views: 16953

Re: My First Layout - N Gauge Denesport & Lesley Falls

Nice drawing! Most don't even have a scribble, that makes it very hard to fault find. The only thing I would question is switching the power to the passing loop by the right hand turnout, 1. you don't need the double pole switch as the loop can be connected to the the frog, with both rails on the sa...
by Mike_R
Fri May 13, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 25820

Re: 23rd Street

The pump is a fan. I'm not sure if they are used in this case, but I do know that there is some vacuum unloading done and I have worked where woodchips were transported by blowing them through pipes with such fans. There was a circuit of about 100m of pipe which climbed around 8m from the sawdust ho...
by Mike_R
Thu May 12, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 25820

Re: 23rd Street

A view of the loading shed at the Christow Freemo meeting. I'm now thinking of adding low relief buildings to the left edge of the board, creating a bit of a canyon effect and giving a better impression that this is just a small structure in the plant. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7656/26361797694...
by Mike_R
Thu May 05, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 25820

Re: 23rd Street

Last day of building before Christow, Friday will be for packing and hopefully some car weathering. The board plant now has ground cover and I've added warning notices to the building. http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm127/mikeruby_photos/23rd%20Street/23rd%20Street%20board%20plant%2017-05-16_sm_...
by Mike_R
Wed May 04, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 25820

Re: 23rd Street

Well the roof came off ok. The silver dots on the underside of the roof are the magnets. I've had the board folded and the roof stayed on whilst inverted. http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm127/mikeruby_photos/23rd%20Street/23rd%20Street%20board%20plant%2004-05-16_16%2035%2033_zpsjbcp9ulu.jpg I fo...
by Mike_R
Tue May 03, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 25820

Re: 23rd Street

The main roof is now on. I'll leave it to fully dry overnight before lifting it off, hopefully in one piece. It is held on by 8 sets of magnets for easy access. http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm127/mikeruby_photos/23rd%20Street/23rd%20Street%20board%20plant%2003-05-16_21%2033%2026_zpsdpg2jzvh.jp...
by Mike_R
Mon May 02, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 25820

Re: 23rd Street

Day three of the board plant. I've laid rails in the floor, I used plastic angle cut into the foam core base, no locos allowed in here! http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm127/mikeruby_photos/23rd%20Street/23rd%20Street%20board%20plant%2002-05-16_10%2052%2042_zps2sgzhcfp.jpg Next was the platform t...