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It all started a long time ago, I had my model railway layout and went online to learn and find out more about the hobby. I met people on social media, many of who were Facebook users or YouTube creators. I became such a person myself and continued meeting people and enjoying the hobby. I have always had a keen interest in printing as a whole. I had worked in environments for printers and had a few friends who were printers. After one printer asked me for help with a new machine he had bought I realised I had a possibility of doing things to help my hobby, not by getting him to do printing for me but for me to do it for myself. What was normally reserved for businesses ws now becoming available for the serious hobbyist. I traded with my printer friend and ended up with a wide format printer, it was large by domestic standards but small by most businesses. I could now print a back scene for my layout. Not in small sections and patched together like you get commercially but in one single piece. I could in theory print a scene two feet tall and forty feet long. This is the maximum that the printer could handle according to the drivers and software. However, restraints of image size and memory would have a part to play. I have had success with 12 inch high and thirty feet long scenes and have sold quite a few. The selling of them was a poly to provide the funding for my hobby, a little side line to help. This proved to be the start of what is going on today. I began introducing sublimation printing which included Mugs, Coasters, Key rings, Mouse mats, Glass clocks, slates and so much more. T shirts and hoodies were added to the long list of items. I used my Cricut sutter machine to cut out vinyl for heat pressing onto clothing etc, I became facinated with what I could do and it started to take over my life.

A meeting with a good friend led me to seeing the birth of what is now a fantastic product and a great business. While I was whitness in the very begining I could not help in any way bring this idea to fruition. Another friend joined him and produced a product what is today such a fantastic part of todays model railways. The second friend got me involved in 3D printing, learned me a lot and helped me get where I am today and technically one of their competitors. 

I used the name Jumble Lane Printing as the business name as my model railway layout and Youtube channel was called Jumble Lane. I did sell items under this name but as COVID hit I had a lot of stock and no shows to sell it. I did not have an online presence at the time so it was time for a change. After one method did not work out I decided to re-brand and start selling online. Lets face it you go to ADSA and their clothing range is George! YOu come to Jumble Lane and buy Scenic3D.

Scenic 3D is part of Jumble Lane Printing, initially set up to provide online sales of our 3D printed products. There will be some of the existing JLP items in this shop as they compliment our range and gives you a one stop shop. I can still produce items other than the 3D printed products that you will find in this store and as time goes on I will increase the products as demand requires.

I hope you find what you are looking for but if not just mail me and ask.

More information about the jigs

Easy Installation

It is all about fitting the point motors in the correct place, easily and accurately. Point motors that are fitted under the baseboard have to be fitted in line and square to the movement of the throw bar on the points (Turnout). Normally on your back, upside down and inder the layout makes for a difficult job getting the motor in the correct place. The Jig is designed to be lay on top of the track in line with the throw bar of the turnout. You can then drill small holes in the guide holes provided. In most cases these holes are the point motors fixing holes. Once the holes have been drilled you then go under the layout and offer up the point motor carefully threading the operating rod through the hole in the throw bar and lining the motor up with the fixing hole positions you have just drilled. Some jigs are a two part jig and these are described below. The drilled holes should be 1.5-2mm in diameter. This is just right for the fixing screws normally provided with the point motors. Once fitted its back up on top and a check that everything is in the correct place. Continue with the wiring of the point motor. The Jig can be used again for the next point motor. When it comes to adding scenic material such as ballast, this will cover any holes made previously.

Two Part Jigs

In some cases the standard jig would end up drilling holes directly in line with the track. In this case, a special oversize jig is used on the track and a second jig is fitted under the layout. The second jig has fixing holes to line up with the holes drilled from above and as you can see from this image the point motor sits in the frame and the fixing holes can be marked in the correct place and pilot holes drilled and the motor subsequently fitted in the correct place. The jig plate is removed once the underside of the baseboard has been marked. Howevr, as in the case of the one n the photo yiou can slide the plate off even if the motor has been fitted.

Point motor adaptors

PL-10 not forgotton

The Peco PL-10 solenoid point motor has not been forgotton. For customers who have a mixture of point motors we have adaptor plates. There are two plates available and they convert from the SEEP and Twistlock type and the DCC Concepts iP and The Tortoise type motors. The conversion plate receives the motor in the same way as the PL-9 mounting plate but is larger in surface area. They have marked holes which line up with the corresponding type point motor. For example, you have twistlock motors and the older PL-10. You have purchased the jig for the twistlock motors. You use the jig in the normal way and use the conversion plate for the PL-10. Fix the plate using the holes marked T for Twistlock and the PL-10 will be in the correct place.

We also produce our 'Super-Easy' PL-10 mounting plates which are fitted in the old fashioned way without a jig but is slightly larger than the original and has longer slotted holes giving you more adjustment once fitted.