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by longhaireddavid
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming
Topic: 2017 Convention
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: 2017 Convention

Steve tells me "There will be some clinics but the layout and trade lists are correct at the moment."
by longhaireddavid
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming
Topic: 2017 Convention
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: 2017 Convention

Can I ask again? I live in Ipswich and a trek to Derby, even for a single day visit, will require at least one overnight stay so, given that I use a wheelchair for these things, it is not a trivial activity. The Black Diamonds web site hasn't changed since I last asked and is showing just three layo...
by longhaireddavid
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming
Topic: 2017 Convention
Replies: 5
Views: 175

2017 Convention

Are there any more details available than that on the Black Diamonds web site as the content there seems a bit sparse.
David
by longhaireddavid
Wed May 24, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Operations
Topic: Freight Car Routing -My University project moves on
Replies: 0
Views: 340

Freight Car Routing -My University project moves on

I am busy working away on the project. Although it is, supposedly, a software project, the University sees it as a project report. I am expecting to have a working prototype to accord to the the original design once the course ends but the University deliverable is a 10,000 word report. To help me d...
by longhaireddavid
Sat May 13, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Track
Topic: NMRA Track Gauge - where can I buy one?
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: NMRA Track Gauge - where can I buy one?

I had an e-mail from Model Junction telling me that they had them back in stock so it is worth trying them.
by longhaireddavid
Wed May 10, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Working on the Sunset and North Eastern - the Foam core goes down
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Re: Working on the Sunset and North Eastern - the Foam core goes down

I keep my blog more up to date. Have a look at:

http://www.gmrblog.co.uk

I get my foam board from the local Hobbycraft where they, currently, have a deal of 4 A0 sheets for £10.00.
David
by longhaireddavid
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Working on the Sunset and North Eastern - the Foam core goes down
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Working on the Sunset and North Eastern - the Foam core goes down

I have missed posting the story here - for the parts you have missed, go to http://www.gmrblog.co.uk I have now laid out all of the foam core. It all fits very nicely and very tightly. It is 80mm high to accommodate the DCC Concepts point motors. Here is a video of the layout as it stands. I hope th...
by longhaireddavid
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Can you help with my University Course - Android/iOS Scale Conversion App?
Replies: 1
Views: 455

Can you help with my University Course - Android/iOS Scale Conversion App?

Hi there. It's me again looking for help with my Open University course. This time it is part of the course that I am doing called - "Web, Cloud and Mobile Technologies"! As part of my last assignment (the mobile part - or Cell phone to the US), I have to propose a new app. The idea is that I compar...
by longhaireddavid
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Operations
Topic: Assistance with an Open University Project
Replies: 6
Views: 881

Re: Assistance with an Open University Project

Do you mean UML? Partially. However, I use an iteration process with a working prototype at every step. I also test at every step so the prototype always runs as expected. There will be three iterations of the system building up to the final 10,000 report. The module does not require that the system...
by longhaireddavid
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Track
Topic: NMRA Track Gauge - where can I buy one?
Replies: 4
Views: 760

NMRA Track Gauge - where can I buy one?

Is there anywhere I can buy one that doesn't involve £30 on EBay?
David
by longhaireddavid
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Operations
Topic: Assistance with an Open University Project
Replies: 6
Views: 881

Re: Assistance with an Open University Project

Thanks Dean. I will be in touch shortly. I will send you my initial outline so you know where this is going.
by longhaireddavid
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Operations
Topic: Assistance with an Open University Project
Replies: 6
Views: 881

Assistance with an Open University Project

Hi there. I am currently completing the last couple of course for my OU Hons degree in Computing. The main one of these is the TM470 Computing and IT Project. For this, I have to develop a project that incorporates much of what I have learned at the OU. Background: I am 72 years of age and started m...