I'm not a railway modeller

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New Member
Hi, I'm not an active railway modeller, model aviation was my passion. I am an engineer by trade, conversant with Computer Aided Design and have a laser cutter in my workshop to this end I have made and sold ballast spreaders on ebay for many years. More recently I developed a range of helices which are different to the others on the market. I'm not sure of the forum rules here with regards to promoting / selling via a forum, I'm not trying to do either really. I really enjoy the laser and CAD work, if any members want fag packet sketches converted into precision laser cut items, just get in touch, I'm more than happy to help.

Kind Regards - John


BN Modeller
Hi John!
You can probably show off your work without making a sales pitch, might not ruffle feathers.
Its interesting seeing what can be done with “new” technology!


New Member
I'm more than happy to help you guys, I'm amazed at what you achieve, detail is amazing and so realistic.

I really wary of offending the site owners / admin, I am happy to contribute to the forum and to help members. I have designed, cut, built and flown many model aircraft but I haven't done anything from a model rail perspective other than ballast spreaders and now Helices. I have received good feedback on all of the items produced so far, sometimes a fresh pair of eyes comes up with good solutions.


Gomez Addams
Staff member
Anything that’s not blatantly selling is allowed. If you want to sell something, there is a sub-forum here for buying/selling where you can post. Try to keep the sales posts down to one or two active threads at a time.


Gandy Dancer
Welcome! There are many similarities between the two hobbies. RC technology is all over model railroading.


New Member
Welcome! There are many similarities between the two hobbies. RC technology is all over model railroading.
I thought it was all done through the tracks rather than radio with model rail, then again with 2.4GHz technology it would be easy, in fact probably easier than through the tracks.

Every day an education, I've got loads to learn.


New Member
Would she like a Helix do you think ?

I dont know how true some of these stories are, if there is any truth it's a very sad situation.


Ol' School
Hello John, let me try it this way, I don't see the response I sent you back on the ninth in the messages.....actually I responded via e-mail because that was how model railroad forums had notified me that I had a message from you. Anyway, here are the numbers for the helices.....
and the opening for the lift-out.
Thanks for your time, Jerry


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