-A few people asked about kits. I'll have to acquire some track gang cards (I wrote down the details on the back of a Woodworks card. Two for the price of one) to help with this. There was some interest in the etch-cetera Da's (and I do wish I had another one or two, and not one that's someones tried to convert to Dar 512). I also pointed people at Shapeways and the models available there. However having not purchased any myself (the diesels that is) I don't feel qualified to comment on them. Maybe I need to broaden my horizons and lighten my wallet.
-We really need an NMRA compliant 6mm wheel with a decent profile and axles 13.5-14mm long. This at least will give a standard that will run through all commercial trackwork . To summarise, 2mm wheels are too fine and Peco are too coarse. British wheels are too long and no longer seem to be widely available. Thoughts on the back of a postage stamp please.
One of the jobs I worked on over the weekend was the layout I had previously built to fit in a box file. this was made on 3 400mm sections and was designed to fold out and pop together. While rebuilding the points from my failed attempt to build points with only one blade, I thought about other uses for it. Tonight I removed the track from the short bases, and layed them out on something longer.
The plywood is temporary till I get organised to mount them on something more permanent. I'll have to make up a single ended MMW module using them (Mark, I'm going to need that other small module back, and a few more ends...)
Finally from the weekend, some photos of me at work (Cheers Grant, I owe you. Possibly a bit of rusty corrugated iron and some chunks of old concrete)
|'Vices? Real men don't need vices!'|
|'And the finger gets soldered ... here.'|
|'Module ends, get your module ends here...'|
|'Why yes, I am completely out of my mind. Thank you for noticing'|