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 Posted: Fri Aug 5th, 2016 01:51 am
   
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But, Mr Greene, Sir, - he can't use a rotary tippler unless his MMMRRCo splashes out on them new fangled self contained oil lube axle boxes, otherwise all the 'lube grease will run out as he tips them *rse over t*t (English expression for upside down, I'm sure you have a similar analogy).

Just helpin'.

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 Posted: Fri Aug 5th, 2016 03:01 am
   
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Yep, he will need journal box covers or maybe just a "grease monkey" kid with a pail of the nasty stuff ready to re-lube the boxes. More details...more...

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 Posted: Tue Aug 9th, 2016 04:11 pm
   
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Hi Herb.

I'll 2nd your call on electricity-companies (_!_)(_!_)(_!_)(_!_)(_!_)

I did miraculously manage to mend the digital TV-DVD unit, after the major POWER SURGE here :shocked:

My P.C power-supply had also blown-up...
... thankfully a new one fixed the problem & 'puter-chips were not DEEP FRIED !

Still on the darn Mac from matey Patrick though.
Still can't find the Freerails 'gallery' button...
...but have got my cellphone to work with the Mac :thumb:



So here is the underframe for the 14ft Gilpin Caboose so far.
The simple construction-jig worked a treat !

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 Posted: Thu Aug 11th, 2016 01:14 pm
   
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:bg:

The decking for the Gilpin Tram caboose is different to other wood used so far.

I've tried to mix it up a bit, so all the cars end up looking a bit different.

Once distressed & painted, the light/dark woods will merge ( I hope ! )
But the grain & coarseness of the different woods should still show through.



I haven't bought stripwood for a while, as I have quite a stash !
But gonna need a few new sizes shortly.

'AlwaysHobbies.com' for UK builders, looks like a good supplier for wood.
Lots of sizes/types & prices seem OK ... I'll probably try them.

They've got some nice walnut listed !!

:pimp:

Any U.K peoples know any other good current suppliers for stripwood etc. ???

:moose:

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 Posted: Thu Aug 11th, 2016 04:50 pm
   
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Greetings Si:

My life motto is "Never buy unless you can't find/scrounge/adapt summat for nowt" - no need for fancy, expensive strip wood 'specialists'.

1) 'Practical' model aeroplane shops (not plastic kit vendors) usually have a wide size/quality range.

2) Some Builder's stores have a rack of beadings/mouldings/strip at trade prices & often small eneough for model use.

3) Wilkos (Wilkinsons) & £-Shops (yeah, I know, you wouldn't be seen dead in there) can have packets of 'seed sowing' wooden indicator strips at £1 a throw - eneough for umteen wagons.

4) Try Starbucks - avoid their brown sludge but their stirrers are excellent; serve 'em right for avoiding paying UK tax.

5) I use lollipop sticks (excellent warp resistance) a lot - free off the streets. Take a look at the current "Salada Wagon Works" topic - all the sole bars & frames (chassis) are pre-used lollipop sticks !!  (not sure what flavour they originally were).

Regards,      El Cheapo  (aka Michael)

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 Posted: Thu Aug 11th, 2016 06:48 pm
   
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Si-Great ''save'' by fixing the electronics yerself!

Also, all the lollypop sticks that Salada uses don't come off the streets. It's rumored that he is partial to the green lollys, 'cause they remind him of all the money that he is saving. Just saying.

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 Posted: Thu Aug 11th, 2016 11:32 pm
   
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I bought a package of a zillion (at least) coffee stirrers off ebay for a pittance. They also have tongue depressors (depression in tongues seems to be a problem lately).
Otherwise, I make my own strip wood. A nice clear pine or cedar board is fairily inexpensive compared to buying stripwood. A cheap bandsaw will make all the strips you want. Maybe a local friend or hobby club would have a saw you could use. You can cut a mountain of various sizes in a short time.



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 Posted: Fri Aug 12th, 2016 02:00 am
   
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I bought a box of 1000 of them for less than ten bucks.



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 Posted: Fri Aug 12th, 2016 02:18 am
   
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Herb Kephart wrote:  It's rumored that he is partial to the green lollys, 'cause they remind him of all the money that he is saving. Just saying.

Herb


Ha Ha !!   The Queen's currency ain't sort of faded olive-green like your greenbacks. We have different colours AND we have different size notes for different value notes (like most other sensible countries around the world).

Being a Limey (sort of) I do like green flavour though.

Regards,               Michael

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 Posted: Fri Aug 12th, 2016 08:47 pm
   
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Hi guys :wave:

WOW ! ...
... never thought that question 'wood' have stirred up so much comment ;)
Thanks.

As far as I can tell, the CCTV in my local Ronald McDonalds is pointed at the cashout area...
...the coffee-stirrers are on the wall to one side.
I've got 'one or two' in the M.M.M parts-box !!

YES ! ... I was looking at the gardening lolly-sticks in Wilko the other day Michael !

Ken, I haven't suffered from tongue-depression, since I stopped drinking coffee at Starbucks.

When I'm feeling brave, I have used my rip-saw for miniature-wood duties !
The main beams for this underframe were cut from a 1/4" mahogany-plank.

:moose:

Si.



Image courtesy of the U.K police.
Thought to be of M.Salada leaving Starbucks with a 1000 board-feet of tax-free lumber !!



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