Freerails Home 
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register
Freerails > Model Railroad Forums > Model Building Aids > Making The Perfect 90-deg. Right-Angles

Freerails is accepting new Members ... To join Freerails ... See how to Register as a Member in the 'Joining Freerails' Forum

Making The Perfect 90-deg. Right-Angles
 Moderated by: Herb Kephart Page:  First Page Previous Page  1  2   
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
 Rating:  Rating
AuthorPost
 Posted: Wed Jan 7th, 2015 06:28 am
  PMQuoteReply
11th Post
Paglesham
Registered
 

Joined: Sun Aug 24th, 2008
Location: East Anglia, United Kingdom
Posts: 234
Status: 
Offline
I think I have that kind of memory on this as it was originally configured for a high end Flight sim by the chap who gave it to me and my little pootah man tells me it has "some serious kit" in it. Beyond that, I neither know nor care!
As to the connection,it is what it is and it ain't, in bow and arrow country here, going to get better. No glass tube super speed likely here. There are only three houses in this lane.
Having said that, this is the third machine on which I've had Freerails and all have been fairly to very slow to load. Compared with any other forum I've been on. I am now not on any other forum, choosing to stay with Freerails. I'd just forgotten that this one was slow. It also doesn't give me any sign that anything is happening, hence I click "Reply" again. Eventually I get two or three in a row!
No matter, I'll just click Reply and go to make tea.

Cheers,
Martin



____________________
Manifestly it is better to use simple tools expertly than to possess a bewildering assortment of complicated gadgets and either neglect or use them incompetently. ( L.T.C.Rolt) Blog @ http://oddsoracle.blogspot.co.uk/
Back To Top

 Posted: Wed Jan 7th, 2015 05:34 pm
  PMQuoteReply
12th Post
Tramcar Trev
Registered


Joined: Sat Mar 16th, 2013
Location: Gordon ACT, Australia
Posts: 415
Status: 
Offline
Paglesham wrote: I think I have that kind of memory on this as it was originally configured for a high end Flight sim by the chap who gave it to me and my little pootah man tells me it has "some serious kit" in it. Beyond that, I neither know nor care!
As to the connection,it is what it is and it ain't, in bow and arrow country here, going to get better. No glass tube super speed likely here. There are only three houses in this lane.
Having said that, this is the third machine on which I've had Freerails and all have been fairly to very slow to load. Compared with any other forum I've been on. I am now not on any other forum, choosing to stay with Freerails. I'd just forgotten that this one was slow. It also doesn't give me any sign that anything is happening, hence I click "Reply" again. Eventually I get two or three in a row!
No matter, I'll just click Reply and go to make tea.

Cheers,
Martin
Martin I live in the Antipodes and we have the planets 3rd slowest internet, the only slower places are Easter Island and The Maldives/Canary Islands..... I have fibre to my house from a pillar about a KM away and the guy who came and did the cabling told me "Mate you have superfast net here" Hmmmmm not so sure about that, its constantly crashing and can be as slow as a wet week in Binalong.... Im not a guru but if you're using wireless it will be slower than cable and if you are more than 1Km from an exchange where even in the UK presumably the copper transposes to fibre things slow down exponentially and for reasons that I dont know some sites are slower to load than others.  So will that be English Breakfast, Darjeeling or Orange Pekoe?



____________________
There once was a man who said Damn!!
I perceive with regret that I am
A creature that moves
in predestinate groves
I'm not a Bus, I'm a tram
Back To Top

 Posted: Wed Jan 7th, 2015 05:37 pm
  PMQuoteReply
13th Post
Tramcar Trev
Registered


Joined: Sat Mar 16th, 2013
Location: Gordon ACT, Australia
Posts: 415
Status: 
Offline
Oh hell yeah! Give me nickel silver anyday over brass but due to cost restaints/availablilty brass holds the day. Now I have some brass that is MAGNETIC, yeah true honest injun... It must have some nickel in it....



____________________
There once was a man who said Damn!!
I perceive with regret that I am
A creature that moves
in predestinate groves
I'm not a Bus, I'm a tram
Back To Top

 Posted: Wed Jan 7th, 2015 05:39 pm
  PMQuoteReply
14th Post
Tramcar Trev
Registered


Joined: Sat Mar 16th, 2013
Location: Gordon ACT, Australia
Posts: 415
Status: 
Offline
Kent K wrote: Martin,
Loading speed is a function of your Internet connection and the horsepower of your machine. It may be time to upgrade either one or both. I am using an Intel I5 machine with 32 gigabytes of memory and a one megabyte per second ISP. I have no complaints about the speed of this site or any other.
Ken
Liquid nitrogen cooling Ken?:glad::glad:



____________________
There once was a man who said Damn!!
I perceive with regret that I am
A creature that moves
in predestinate groves
I'm not a Bus, I'm a tram
Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Jan 8th, 2015 12:53 am
  PMQuoteReply
15th Post
Salada
Registered


Joined: Mon Nov 4th, 2013
Location:  
Posts: 1194
Status: 
Offline
My own super fast cutting method is to use thin sheet, blued and marked exactly as previously described. Being a lazy, idle chap I then scribe very heavily with an old Stanley knife EXACTLY on the scribed line.. Into the vice jaws, a few quick work hardening bends back and forth and Bingo, dead straight finished accurate cut in one go. Well, it works for me.

Regards. Michael

Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Jan 8th, 2015 04:19 am
  PMQuoteReply
16th Post
Paglesham
Registered
 

Joined: Sun Aug 24th, 2008
Location: East Anglia, United Kingdom
Posts: 234
Status: 
Offline
To be honest, I've never tried the score and snap method for brass, but the famous model car builder, Gerald Wingrove, used it when he was turning out his models. And they were 5 figure sums!

Trev, we don't have fibre optic here and we are about as far from the exchange as you can be. BT tells us that the exchange is due to be "unbundled", whatever that means. They've been telling us that for years.
It's not that slow to download stuff generally, just that Freerails is sometimes very slow to load a post. Sometimes it's instant. Odd.

Martin



____________________
Manifestly it is better to use simple tools expertly than to possess a bewildering assortment of complicated gadgets and either neglect or use them incompetently. ( L.T.C.Rolt) Blog @ http://oddsoracle.blogspot.co.uk/
Back To Top


 Current time is 09:18 pm
Page:  First Page Previous Page  1  2   

Freerails > Model Railroad Forums > Model Building Aids > Making The Perfect 90-deg. Right-Angles
Top



UltraBB 1.172 Copyright © 2007-2016 Data 1 Systems