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Signalling change

I recently had cause to reflect on the ultimate questions, and got little further than ’42’, or Leonard Cohen’s ‘do dah dum…’.  The root of this reflection was a decision to quit my long-standing remunerative employment for a ‘sabbatical’ of uncertain duration. Essentially I was jaded and in need of a change.  Ironically, in the…

Getting your gear on

Today sees another leap forward with the W locomotive kit, mating our coreless motor to a new gearbox. The urge to develop a new box stemmed from my observation a few months ago that many currently available gears were slightly eccentric and that, as a result, any gearbox using them was prone to tight spots.…

Latest developments

Long time readers of the blog will appreciate that, here at NZ Finescale, recent efforts might be characterised as ‘productive dabbling’.  Productive in the sense that we’ve been able to demonstrate some pretty cool items. Dabbling, because this has not so far resulted in many new products that you can actually build.  No apologies from…

Website upgrade

If you are reading this and are a regular visitor to New Zealand Finescale you’ll have already noticed that the website has undergone something of a revamp. Apart from the completely different look, the major change has been implementing online shopping.  Not only is the shop new, but we’ve also tried to list things which…

RESISTING ALL BUT TEMPTATION

As foreshadowed in the last post, I was struggling with the temptation to do a horse, and like Mark Twain proved unable to resist it. There’s not too much to say about it really other than to remember that it is less than 25mm at the shoulder, so the paint job looks better at less…