• The Plug Track functions are experimental and still being developed. Some of the earlier pages of this topic are now out-of-date.

    Some pages of this topic include contributions from members who are creating and posting their own CAD designs for 3D printing and laser-cutting. Do not confuse them with Templot's own exported CAD files.

Building Yeovil Pen Mill in EM.

didn't know, incidentally that there was a difference between Rockwool and glass fibre insulation. Does anyone know where to get rock wool, as opposed to glass fibre?
Try construction stores, construction websites, insulation websites, for the best result stick to rock wool
Try to get the "hard" one, i believe it was 433.
Heck, even go to a construction site and ask for some waste, they won't bite, you would be surprised how many are modelling(speaking for the Dutch workers btw)
This one will get you further i think:
https://www.rockwool.com/uk/Or the closet "do it your self" store.

For glue-ing and ballasting i am getting pretty fond of 3 mm sand/pebbles (for me 1:32) and sarnacol 2116(silka), i have not experiment with that one yet....but the experiment will take place soon

I am pleased to hear that my two cents can possibly help you to achieve what you want

@Matt M.
but really just a footnote to an introduction of plastics.
It is a very good refreshing note.

I have a rough grasp of some of the issues from practical experience plus research
for practical use.
That is the best teacher.
But speaking of teachers and learning, yep the hobbies will get you much further than the working arias.

With best regards
 
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Andrew Duncan

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Hello Everyone
Sorry I've been so elusive of late. Sadly there's a very good reason.

My wife Babette has been very ill with triple-negative cancer since late last year, and last Sunday she decided enough was enough and died peacefully and without pain at home, in a bed we'd set up for her in our main living room so that she could be with us all the time.

I'm aware that this is not normal fodder for a model railway track building forum, but as I've occasionally involved pictures of the family in my meanderings on the old version of the Templot forum, then I thought some of you would want to know.

Kind regards
Andrew
 
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AndyB

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Hello Everyone
Sorry I've been so elusive of late. Sadly there's a very good reason.

My wife Babette has been very ill with triple-negative cancer since late last year, and last Sunday she decided enough was enough and died peacefully and without pain at home, in a bed we'd set up for her in our main living room so that she could be with us all the time.

I'm aware that this is not normal fodder for a model railway track building forum, but as I've occasionally involved pictures of the family in my meanderings on the old version of the Templot forum, then I thought some of you would want to know.

Kind regards
Andrew

Andrew, I am extremely sorry to hear that and I am sure so many others here are too. Please do not hesitate to reach-out to any of us, any time for any reason.
 
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Hayfield

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Andrew

So sorry to hear your very sad news, like others my thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Needless to say if we can help we are here for you
 
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Hi Andrew.
Yes, really sorry to learn of your predicament.
You have my utmost sympathy.
I thought you had been uncharacteristically quiet lately.
Best regards
Tony.
 
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......very sorry for your loss, no words can make this up...

You have my best regards, wishes and my strength.
Take your time, if want to escape to the Netherlands becouse it is getting to much, you will get my adress.
I hope she will find her peace now, she will have my prayers.
I wish you all the wisdom you need and strength.

Stay strong in those dark difficult times,
With uttermost best regards and respect Igor
 
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Andrew Duncan

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Hello Everyone
Thank you all for your very kind, thoughtful, and supportive replies. I've been very touched by them and will pass them onto my children as well.
Warm regards to each one of you.
Andrew
 
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Lancastrian

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Andrew,

I've just caught up with this thread, after watching your first steps with designing the layout. I am so sorry to hear of your sad news. My sincere condolencies to you and your family at this time.

Regards,
Ian
 
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Andrew Duncan

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Hello Everyone,
I wanted to wish you all a very happy, if rather belated Christmas and of course a very happy new year. As a family, we have got through what has been a pretty difficult and testing time over Christmas, in one piece (just about!). I've still not returned to my shed however, or therefore YPM since the early summer! I'm hoping that my motivation will return in the not too distant future!

Kind regards
Andrew
 
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Dear Andrew,
Aldo my English is not my native language i wish you the same and ALL the best.
I know from simulair experience, I wish you to keep strong, and keep things strait.
My the best luck be with you in these and upcoming times.

As we say in the Netherlands: A healthy and happy new year is wished for you and kids.

With best regards, Igor
Ps take the time you need, i needed 2 years..
 
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Hello Andrew,

Really good to hear from you again. It must have been a difficult time for you. Belated seasons greetings.

I look forward to hearing of some progress on YPM when you feel you are ready.

Rob
 
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Hayfield

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Andrew

Lovely to hear from you, lets hope the new year will be kinder to you and your family

I do hope you get your modelling mojo back, as lots of us enjoyed your updates on the layout, especially the very skilful track building you were doing
 
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Andrew Duncan

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Dear Andrew,
Aldo my English is not my native language i wish you the same and ALL the best.
I know from simulair experience, I wish you to keep strong, and keep things strait.
My the best luck be with you in these and upcoming times.

As we say in the Netherlands: A healthy and happy new year is wished for you and kids.

With best regards, Igor
Ps take the time you need, i needed 2 years..
Hello Igor
Thank you ever so much for your reply and perhaps especially so for sharing that you have been through something similar. Very kind and thoughtful of you.
Kind regards
Andrew
 
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Andrew Duncan

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Hello Andrew,

Really good to hear from you again. It must have been a difficult time for you. Belated seasons greetings.

I look forward to hearing of some progress on YPM when you feel you are ready.

Rob
Hello Rob
Thanks for the message, and you are of course right in saying it's been difficult, it has, and continues to be so, although not continuously thank god. It's strange how some days can be "back to normal" and then others seem endlessly depressing and many a combination of the two! All part of the process we call grief I think, but I'm learning to take each day as it comes.
Kind regards
Andrew
 
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Andrew Duncan

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Andrew

Lovely to hear from you, lets hope the new year will be kinder to you and your family

I do hope you get your modelling mojo back, as lots of us enjoyed your updates on the layout, especially the very skilful track building you were doing
Hello John
Thank you for your reply, for your empathy, and for your encouragement. I shall do my best to get back to it as soon as I can muster the energy/interest. It's odd actually, as I do miss it, but something stops that being translated into action!
Kind regards
Andrew
 
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Hayfield

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Hello John
Thank you for your reply, for your empathy, and for your encouragement. I shall do my best to get back to it as soon as I can muster the energy/interest. It's odd actually, as I do miss it, but something stops that being translated into action!
Kind regards
Andrew

Andrew

I do know what you mean, but for different reasons. The thing is just to do something, it might be by bringing a small project into the house like building a wagon kit. For me doing a little taster gets me going

I had a stroke of luck as I recently won on eBay a LSWR A12, built to EM gauge and just needing hand rails and lining (The wheels and motor are worth more than I paid).

I am in the process of starting a little cameo layout and I need a bit of your ingenuity where fitting point motors/servos are concerned

John
 
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