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 Posted: Tue Sep 27th, 2016 03:28 pm
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Si, it'll only be "depressed" after you & Wolfie have finished with it - it's a WELL trolley/car etc. at the moment.

Erith sounds familiar, or maybe Footscray. Wasn't that the home of Triang-Rovex?.

I also have memories of lugging heavy old 50s/60s stage audio gear (amps or cabs ?)up steep stairs to various dubious "Dance-Halls"). Some of this stuff had a makers name plate with a similar addresa (Vox, RS, Peavey ??).

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 Posted: Tue Sep 27th, 2016 05:16 pm
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Hi Michael.

Indeed !
The VOX Continental & VOX AC30 were both made at various locations around Erith & Dartford.
VOXs R&D Dept. occupied the top floor of the Erith works...
...until a FIRE destroyed it during the '60s !
Vacuum tubes huh !



Here's West Street, Erith in the '50s
Nordenfeldt Road leading to the VOX/Burndept works, is on the left, next to the corner shop selling the Wills Capstans !

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 Posted: Tue Sep 27th, 2016 05:43 pm
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Wow, lovely photo Si. A rubber tyred trolley-bus. The Walsall system (where I lived) held on into the early 60s, I have fond memories (top deck, Sat night, past the 'giggle band') (do I need to explain ?).

All the 'kids' rave about the old gear, now in repro at daft prices. Truth is the AC 20s & 30s were damn awful. If you managed to get them to light up at all, you left them on all gig long incl break time; chances of firing them up again were minimal once hot. Maybe the silver foil valve 'hats' didn't help but we had 'overdrive distortion' yearsahead of the foot-pedal boys.

Cheers, Michael (once nearly famous in my own lifetime)

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 Posted: Wed Sep 28th, 2016 05:33 am
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" Do I need to explain ? "

Hi Michael.

No you don't, it's probably best left to the imagination.


" All the 'kids' rave about the old gear, now in repro at daft prices "

6 months in a Borstal would fix that.

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I have actually got some new trackplans & train pix. to put up.
But I thought this letter might amuse you !



Wolfgang will be back though !!
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Interesting; quite an early date for such a circuit. I think the U.S. West Coast folk started messing with that awful sound 'effect' approx. late 60s. Personally I think every Wah Wah should be thrown in the trash immediately after purchase.

Regards, Amadeus

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 Posted: Thu Sep 29th, 2016 02:45 am
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What ... Even Jimis ?



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 Posted: Thu Sep 29th, 2016 04:58 am
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The drawing above ^^^ was done for a slotcar 'hillclimb' track.

Size of the trackplan is 6' x 2.5'
The numbers are elevations in Inches.

It took some time to get what I think is the 'optimum' configuration of looping.
The other concerns were, minimal tunnels & track being as visible as possible.

This design has inspired me to try some slightly simplified & smaller 4' x 2' versions for trains.
More soon ...

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Si.

On the left are what look like switches...
...and they are !
Slotcar switches.

The idea was to have 2 extension pieces, the size of dinner-plates for the cars to turn on top & bottom.
The polarity of the main track can be reversed by a track-mounted switch, as the car is driving the loop.
The switch swops over a latching-relay, changing the main-track polarity.



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Having made the foundation of an engine-house a while ago...
...I have also now designed & sized a small turntable for a yard.

I wanted riveted-girder sides for the turntable.
I found the right parts eventually, after a bit of a search.
The Wills 'vari-girder' kit, makes the perfect size & length.



This is another section 'in progress'.
Until I know the 'footprint' of the buildings...
...I can't realistically lay any track.
There is no way they can be added as an after thought.

We gettin' there !!

s l o w l y

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Si.

This is helping to work out the best benchwork sizes as well.
The track geometry is really specific.
The only way to really know if it's working, is a scale drawing.
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This is another 'section' I have been drawing.
I posted this trackplan a while back, but here it is again.

It is for a gold-mine & associated buildings.

I haven't done an acurate scale-drawing for this yet.
However a lot of different formats were tried & this is the best so far.



The large circle bottom-left is the mines spoil-dump.
Could be a nice feature, perhaps not big enough though.
Might be a dump of B-grade ore though.

An enginehouse is bottom-right.
The circle nearby is a yard-crane.
Above that could be a water-tower & loco fueling.
The mine itself is top-centre.
At the front is a water pit.
Mmm...

It is, like the last section, intended for a space of 4'x2'

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 Posted: Sat Oct 1st, 2016 09:33 pm
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Si,

Grasshopper is now learning less is more; above 2 figs. much better than Post No. 56.

Now I'm not rivet counting mine spoil heap shapes but :

Hard rock waste dumps are normally fan shaped or elongated rectangular - as the tipping track is advanced across a flat topped pile and using end or side tipping wagons. Conical heaps are typical of soft rock coal mines where a conveyor or aerial ropeway dumps stuff at the apex of a 360 deg cone.

Maybe I should get out more ? (I would if I could)

Regards, Michael

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