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 Posted: Sun Apr 23rd, 2017 09:25 pm
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@Herb

That brickwork is "Faller" # 222559   ( intended for N scale, but actually just right for TT )

Brickwork - you can make it by gouging Bristol-Board like I did below.
The dimensions are exact for TT scale -2.1 x 0.9 mm and a 0.1 mm mortar layer.
But this is only for rather small detailed areas IMHO.
Honestly, the plotter wouldn't mind- it just takes some time to finish.
That particular specimen was made on a Portrait.
I used it to simulate old, partially crumbling work.
The three-dimensional surface comes out when you rub off the fuzz left from gouging with an abrasive sponge.







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Hi Helmut  :wave:



How's the paper cutting & building going ?





Nice structure !



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 Posted: Thu May 24th, 2018 06:45 pm
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Another structure is in the line -but that 9.5" garden RR is taking all my time at the moment.
I have to pour concrete foundations for a segment- turntable plus shed.
Then there's the passenger car waiting to be built, those FX4's need attention, and of course, the daily chores.
Have to include the nights as 24 hrs per day seemingly don't suffice.




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Just by incident ( needed to cut a replacement gasket for my FX4 Taxi ) 
I found out that Abil/Elring gasket paper ( 0.25 & 0.5mm ) or other make 
are the best-suited materials for those fine structures like window frames, or a row of tiny holes. 
The grain structure is such that any fine detail will be cut out without fuzz, and the paper is soft enough to accommodate single cuts.





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 Posted: Sat Jun 22nd, 2019 04:53 pm
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" needed to cut a replacement gasket for my FX4 Taxi "



HOLY COW !  :shocked:

Helmut is  ...  TAXI DRIVER !!  ;)

( cue moody atmospheric soundtrack music )  :P



Not a bad lil' ol' run about Helmut.  :thumb:

Plenty of room for all the shopping.

Don't forget to overcharge The Mrs. on the way home !  [whack]



DIY engine-gaskets !  :shocked:
Now that's what I call PAPER CUTTIN' !!  :brill:



When you think of all the VAST number of cut-paper things out there in the world,

an  'automated X-acto knife'  must have 101 uses ! ?  L:



Anyone been cuttin' any paper recently ?  ???



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Yes, I just cut up some old bills and junque mail.
I would have burned them but I ain't allowed to set fires now.

WCG





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Just for Si:





The background music should be from "Carry On Cabbie" of course.




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Hi Helmut  :wave:



What a GREAT photo of 'Northern Chief' & 'Helmuts Taxis' FB LT72H !  :thumb:



Looks like it might have probably been taken in the yard at New Romney ?  ???

Or is that near the turntable at Hythe ?  L:



That must have been an expensive fare, all the way from Germany !  $$$  :shocked:

I guess FB is for Friedberg & then some random letters/numbers ?



The big & tall 'Austin' actually makes No.2 look 'small' ...

... which strangely for a 15" gauge loco, they have never seemed that small to me.  :P



When the R.H.& D.R. (Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway) comes up, as it does from time to time ...

... I can smell the oily steam & coal smoke, coming out of my computer vents !  ;)



My Grandmothers home & back garden, was right next to the R.H.& D.R. 'mainline' ...

... just along the coast from Dymchurch, at St. Marys Bay.
Fond memories of summer holidays, the beach & TRAINS ! as a kid years ago.  :old dude:



My Dad had a regular 'Austin 1800' 4-door back then ...

... A big heavy thing, with ultra smooth suspension & seats like your living-room sofa !  :)



They don't make 'em like THAT any more.  :f:

I seem to recall he said it did about 15 miles to the gallon in town !!  :shocked:



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 Posted: Mon Jul 8th, 2019 02:09 pm
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Yes, it's in New Romney where the coaling track is.


As for random letters/numbers - in principle, yes, but..

LT stands for London Taxi and '72 is the year the car was first licensed as JUL 270 K.

The 'H' stands for Vintage,

and a car so licensed enjoys some tax and traffic regulations' exemptions here in Germany.




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