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Re: Hi all from Italy

Postby TTTerrific » Fri May 13, 2016 4:49 pm

Edgardo,

While on the subject of photo-etching--would you care to elaborate-like how you do it!? Your switch engine (shunter) is really, really nice. The layout in the photos is first-rate all the way. There's got to be a method to your "magic," so let's share. :thumbup:
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Re: Hi all from Italy

Postby Edgardo_Rosatti » Sat May 14, 2016 6:39 pm

Thanks again for your warm welcome and I hope the link I posted you can find many interesting things.
I put all and I will try to answer all your requests, I remind you that I use a translator software and I could be wrong to write;-)

ConducTTor,
the scale TT compared to the other scales such as the H0 and N, unfortunately is little supported by
the manufacturers. In Italy we call it the perfect scale. This gives us the incentive to self-produce
:-)

krokodil,
Arduino is an excellent platform for experience and I am very pleased that your son is studying on it.
Rail crossing, if you send me a PM I will gladly give you more information;-)

Marquette,
unfortunately I never realized parts of E444 in photoetched, though in the past I assembled mounting
kit Line Model, http://www.lineamodel.it.
You may be of interest:
Line Model is a small firm of Pisa which produces scale models 0, H0 and N and soon should also do some
kit scalal TT at our request.
Our friend is a craftsman making the E.424 scale TT:
http://www.ferromodellista.it/index.php?
option=com_content&view=article&id=202:scalatte424&catid=85:rotabili&Itemid=186
The bodywork is complete, missing only the motor that is being studied.

TTTerrific,
thank you :-)
I can share my experiences and technical drawings in PDF.
The method I tried at the beginning is for the realization of PCB (Printed Circuit Board) used in
electronic homemade, but I quickly realized it was not valid to engrave metal plates.
The main problem is that the chemical materials (highly hazardous corrosive acids), the equipment for
the various processes and raw materials such as brass or nickel silver are difficult to purchase in the
forms and dimensions that we are interested.
So I knew I had to turn to a specialized company that made these things for me.
To carry information a couple of sites of factories in Italy that make these processes. I am sure that
in other countries there are similar factories.
Usually these factories offer good service assistance even for those who practice model railways and
more.

http://www.lasertechsrl.eu/

http://www.cm-italia.it/

Just provide them a drawing in PDF format of your project.
The design can be made with Corel Draw, or any of a CAD program.
The important thing is that the design must be a vector. Do not use photoshop or paint.
The cost is not low, an A4 sheet has a cost about $ 60 and many more plates are required unless you
spend proportionately.
Example of drawing in pdf:

Banchina_fotoincisione.pdf
Plattform in TT scale
(1.23 MiB) Downloaded 148 times


The black-colored parts are removed from the process of corrosion.
DSCN3474.JPG
Nikel silver layout

DSCN3475.JPG
Model assembled

DSCN3476.JPG


I bring other contributions as soon as possible.
In the meantime, visit the forum. :thumbup:

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Re: Hi all from Italy

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun May 15, 2016 12:02 am

Greetings Edgardo,

Welcome aboard!

During my first deployment with the USS Annapolis (SSN-760), I made a stop at La Maddalena and was able to take a tour around Sardinia, I made it a point to watch for trains every time I saw tracks. I ended up buying some railfan and model railroading magazines at a magazine shop in Palau. Got some strange looks back on the Annapolis when others saw me looking over the magazines during off duty time.

(For the most part) Good times and good memories...
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Re: Hi all from Italy

Postby Edgardo_Rosatti » Tue May 17, 2016 7:01 pm

Thanks AstroGoat760,
I was in Palau in 1994 during a vacation and I took some pictures of the station (railway
narrow gauge). Original photographs are transferred to Kodak Photo CD.

IMG0058.jpg
Palau

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Palau

IMG0060.jpg
Palau


I did not know the USS Annapolis, then I looked up and I realized wilipedia :-)

To talk a little 'me I can say that I served in the military aviation during the period
of the Cold War that we all know. In 1984/1985 I was serving in a NATO missile base at
Chioggia (Nike missile interceptors 81 ° drones Group) on the Adriatic coast. After
military service I worked in a local transport company in Desio and now I work in Milan as
driver of the metro 1 (red line).

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Tramway depot in Desio (now closed)

IMG0068.jpg
48, 49 in Desio


The passion for modeling has always been so, and in the past I have also practiced RC aeromodelling
I'd like to take back.

Thanks again for your hospitality.

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Re: Hi all from Italy

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue May 17, 2016 11:16 pm

Thanks for the photos, Edgardo.
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