Andy’s scenicscale boxfile model

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  1. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Andy ...... well done on another POTW. Your night scene in your boxfile project is first class. well done Sir. :thumbs:

    toto :tophat:
     
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  2. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Congrats POTW, a realy atmospheric build

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  3. York Paul

    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Congratulations Andy for making POTW :tophat:well done mate:thumbs:
     
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  4. Andy_Sollis

    Andy_Sollis Full Member

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    Wow. Many thanks Gents. And it’s not even finished!
     
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  5. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Well done on POTW Andy :thumbup::thumbup:

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  6. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    Congratulations on Picture of the Week. Well deserved. :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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  7. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice one Andy :tophat:, well deserved POTW mate!
     
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  8. Andy_Sollis

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    Made some progress on the conveyor section. Here’s an earlier shot under construction. This is the only part I seem to have made a mistake on, purely down to following instructions which lack details! make sure when you glue the underside..... that the cover layer for the plant room is at the A end. Not H... :faint:

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    I realised that I needed to have a light over the plant room door to at least have some light on this side of the yard, so I’m routing the copper strips through the conveyor (hey, see what I did there, it actually carries currents!) to take the power to the other side. I’m awaiting some more bulbs and new plugs as I am not happy with my original purchases.

    For the light, I’ve had a go at making a shade on the 3D printer.

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    Then when I got back from work I decided to try some more night time photos.

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    Have a good one! :thumbs:
     
  9. Andy_Sollis

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    Now, I’ve nearly come to the end of the build and it’s the detailing stage. I posted photos earlier, but what I didn’t mention was that each section was plug and socket. I used “wot I got” first off, but to be honest, I didn’t like them. They were bought for another project (fitting a speaker in the tender of a loco) but I opted for something less fiddly, one of those “well it looked ok for the job when I saw them on eBay” kind of things. The plugs are great, but the sockets I think must have been for a circuit board as they had the smallest of pins to solder to.

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    Here’s the plug. Simple enough and soldered to the copper tape on the back of the building.
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    And here are the sockets. Minute about 5MM across.

    Not happy, I’m changing to these plugs with some heat shrink over the ends.. 9713AA6F-D622-429F-A3EB-99738822F89F.jpeg
    Now if anyone can offer me advice re soldering these, I’d be grateful as ever time I’ve tried in the past, I’ve probably put too much heat in to it and the pins start to soften the plastic (you would THiNK they would use a harder higher temp plastic but no..!)

    The last parting shot for today is showing another trick I’m doing, taking the power OVER the conveyor. This will then give me some voltage in to the plant room in the corner for yet another bulb. :thumbs:

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    The joys of fitting things as you go along and coming up with ideas rather than before you start and planning it out. Both ends will again be on plugs so it’s a simple removal job for packing up.

    Once that is “wired” I can finish the roof and it’s final location fitment.

    Now to find some spare wire (to replace the lengths from the original plugs) and test my home made light shade.

    Oh, almost forgot, I’ve done the back scene and also given the place a name. I will explain this in a later posting when some other detail is fitted.

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  10. ed

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    Like the way you've taken the power over the conveyor Andy, great idea :thumbup:



    Ed
     
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  11. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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  12. Andy_Sollis

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    Ha, wait till I’ve completed it! Then I’ll be happy if it works. It’s not connected yet, though Indont foresee any reason why it wouldn’t work.. :scratchchin:
     
  13. MicroModeller

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    :hismiley:Andy I’m sure it will all work fine mate. Brilliant job.:thumbs:
     
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  14. Keith M

    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Andy.
    Your original plug/socket type is available with flying leads to both plug and socket. The socket you have is indeed intended for soldering to a circuit board. If you still want to use your original choice of plug and socket, I have a few spare (I've used them for linking EMU/DMU lighting between coaches) so if you want a couple, just ask and they're yours. Regarding soldering advice, tin your wire ends and the pins before attempting to solder together, as soon as the solder has cooled enough to solidify when joining, immediately use needle-nosed pliers, tweezers etc as a heat shunt by clipping or holding them on the joint to drain the heat out of the soldered components, thus preventing the plastic parts from turning into unintended shapes. It also helps if you fit the plug into the socket before attempting to solder as this will mean that there is a bit more metal (both pin and socket) to dissipate the heat, and make the joint as quickly as you can, as this will mean there's less heat to get rid of in the first place.
    Keith.
     
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  15. Andy_Sollis

    Andy_Sollis Full Member

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    I’ll give that a try Keith. I may have made the mistake of not leaving them together.:facepalm:

    Everything else is par the course. I had the best soldering in my class at school (probably the only one who had used one on the model railway at age 12!)
     
  16. Andy_Sollis

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    What to do when your on the early night shift and have your meal break at the end.....

    Come home and re-wire the lighting!

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    All done on all three leads. Will look at the conveyor plugs tomorrow as still need to wire in the bulb and paint it’s lamp shade.

    Off to blanket fayre now!
     
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    Kids out swimming with the wife gave me an hour before tea to have a think... time to turn away from the kit to the make it up as you go along bit. The Sector plate. I’ve used the same thick card as in the kit and added 3 laminated strengthening edges and eventually something to locate it to the box other than fish plates.

    I have to extend the two lines out a bit before I terminate them for the swing line as they are a little too parallel at the box edge. 28618C98-421A-49CD-A99E-06ECB95EC792.jpeg
    The stirring sticks just nicely lift the track to the same height and also will give a bit of ridgidity to it all.

    The single line out the other side of the box will have a similar set up but only the one track.
     
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  18. Andy_Sollis

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    So up early after nights so given it an hour or two whilst the wife was out shopping.

    I’ve used some large stiring sticks to the left to secure the track to (it’s also pinned as the top rail has a slight curve to align.

    The swinging track sits on a thin bit of card and another stick is glued to the deck as a limit (there will be one the top side too later. ) and the whole item pivots on a nut and bolt.

    I still have to cut back the end of the track and then the off cut will be used at the other end to give a small siding.

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    I’ve also fitted yet another light fitting, this one being 3D printed by myself.
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  19. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    First class. :tophat::thumbs:
     
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  20. mydadstoys

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    Excellent work Andy:thumbs:
     
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