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 Posted: Thu Aug 29th, 2013 08:30 am
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It also depends if your parcel comes via the Post office or ParcelForce in the UK - the former charge around £8.50 per parcel as their fee while the later charge £13.50.

A year or two ago I won a On30 Shay from one of The Favorite Spots's auctions for some ridiculous some like $57- paid another $25 postage but it got here without any duties being charged - maybe French LaPost are less money grabbing, but it was a very cheap Shay!

Ten or so years ago I had a business buying NCE DCC chips from the US at $120 for 10 - was reselling them in UK for twice that price, but it was still half what you could buy any other chip in the UK for. I used to get them sent over in a Global Priority Fixed rate envelope and never got charged duty .

The trucks are made from Nylon - is much stronger than normal plastic. It does however, have a slightly rough and porous surface, but I find takes paints well.

It does flex a little so you may find enamels coming off in time, I use artist acrylics, the liquid sort, not the tube type, and find it sticks well. I buy in white plastic and pre-color my trucks a rusty reddish brown by dyeing them with Rit dyes. It's not the same as the Black you get from Shapeways.

BTW you can't use enamels on Shapeways FUD/FD but in 1:32 thats unlikely to worry you.

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Hi Dan

If you use On3 track & wheelsets for a 1:35 railway, you get some of the way towards the bulk that makes On30 so appealing, but why not go the Whole Hog and use S-standard gauge, 22.4mm?  There is support for this gauge by way of NWSL wheelsets, the S-standard boys make flex track and turnouts and I have been told by David White of Slaters (UK) that it is possible to fit washers behing the wheels of 21mm gauge wheelsets to pack them out to 22.4mm.

I know all this because I have been investigating modeling Australian VR 30-inch gauge Puffing Billy railways in 9mm:foot, having tried and failed to design a workable 9mm:foot 42-inch gauge layout to fit my available space - can't fit the 1.8m radius curves and I don't want a point-to-point.  I can get commercially-made stainless steel tyres to suit the steam locos' driving wheels, and the carrying wheels correspond in size to an O-scale American standard freight car wheel, so all the hard work is taken care of.

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Ford T Draisine with 3 wagons & stowage


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Ford T Draisine with 3 wagons & stowage






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You know it's amazing what you find when you think you have no record of something you've done!I was just trying to get back on NGRM Online and found a load of my old pictures from 2008 ish of my aborted layout known as Havengore.  It was a little on the whimsical side, but for England it was very pioneering 1/32nd scale narrow gauge.  I had a great time scheming up what might have been knocked up by an isolated community on an island off the Essex coast. I found pictures of the line's only passenger vehicle!

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I never finished anything as I realised I would never have space for it all, so I gave it to my dear friend Ken Cooper, who then went and died soon afterwards. I have never seen it all again and assume it went on the bonfire with a lot of his stuff as his family were not especially interested in all his hobbies.Here's another view of the first class travel arrangements.  Hand made in aluminium sheet from pics on the 'Net.Cheers,Martin

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Hi Martin :wave:



I like the idea of a small isolated 'rusty' island off the Essex coast !

Keep the tourists penned in at Southend, is what I say !! ;)



Interesting looking  o D d i T y  Martin. L:



You may have just provided some inspiration ! :)

I bought the small Tamiya 1:35 scale 'Simca 5' kit recently.





Totally NUTZ for down South U.S. narrow gauge really. :Crazy:

But subscribing to the 'there's a prototype for everything' truism ...

... a 'Simca 5' actually DID end up in the railroads hands. :P



A strange looking, very tiny 'roller-skate' for sure.

I was wondering what to do with it ?

Somehow never got to thinking RAILCAR or a SPEEDER !

Thanks Martin.

More insanity.


NICE ! :thumb:



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If you happen to like road vehicles as well as trains ...

... there are a TON of reasonably priced kits & diecasts available in 1:32 and 1:35 for all kinds of stuff ! :bg:



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Si, that will make a great critter/speeder/etc.

I made my living for many years making masters for 1/32nd scale slot car body kits. So 1/32nd scale is very familiar to me. 1/35th less so as I despise all militaria and that is very much a military scale, plus it ain't on my steel rule, so I wouldn't touch it.

I'd love to do 32nd NG again, but just don't have the space.

You get on with that Simca. It looks interesting.

Havengore was supposed to be set near Potton and Foulness. Could have been a bit of nuclear spillage as the residents were a bit odd-looking.

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Those cars look really neat!

Gets the brain cells thinking that a little RC rail car could be knocked together easily!



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I'm sure it could, Michael. I have some of those cheap as chips R/C cars which I can try fitting into locos. You only need forwards and backwards. With suitable gearing, speed control isn't really necessary. Industrial diesels tend to do one speed anyway. SLOW!

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