3D Printing Iron Man 5

The saga continues… and this week is not pretty… First up, the masking tape wouldn’t stick so I used some Mr Masking Neo Sol which was great but it took me several attempts to put it on neatly… Painting iron man is much harder than printing him! If at first you don’t succeed… Here he …

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Back to Basics Scenery Series

Back to Basics Scenery These are a couple of articles that I wrote for the NMRA British Region. They were published in Roundhouse, their bimonthly magazine, as part of the Back to Basics Scenery series which is aimed at beginning modellers. I hope you find them useful. You can find the articles here: Back-to-Basics-Scenery-Part-1 Back-to-Basics-Scenery-Part-2 …

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3D Printing Iron Man – Part 2

I’ve finished off the sanding on Iron Man and getting his various body parts to fit: I successfully drilled out the eyes using a hand vise and my normal drill with 1.2mm drill bits: I have to admit I have failed at the lighting though. Despite managing to successfully solder tiny LEDS…. They just weren’t …

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 Inspiration This video is really different to usual.  II’ve been thinking a lot about new YouTube projects and what to do next and what inspires me to model what I do. There’s no easy answer! This is a little bit of my thought processes in how I decide what to do in my modelling. …

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Port Dinorwic Layout Planning

Planning One of the most fun parts for me is planning a project.  This micro layout has started to take form in my mind and I’ve been playing around with real track to see what fits. It’s certainly not easy fitting a dockside into a small space… Track Plans This is based on 25″ Ordnance …

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NMRA Orlando 17 – General Interest Tours

NMRA Orlando 17 – General Interest Tours I went on only one of the many general interest tours at this NMRA National Convention to the Kennedy Space Centre – awesome!