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by heda
Thu May 21, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A 1944 themed layout
Replies: 127
Views: 9352

Re: A 1944 themed layout

A bit more progress, crossing gates and lineside fencing added, greenery will (hopefully) hide the gaps. I also put more ballast outside the tunnel entrance to follow the line of the fence. The second picture is the view of the village so far from a different angle. Compact due to squeezing a lot on...
by heda
Mon May 18, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Is Cooper-Craft dead?
Replies: 31
Views: 2201

Re: Is Cooper-Craft dead?

No reply as yet, if he was in business I would have expected a simple yes it's in stock or no it isn't next working day so agree with the general opinion that he is best avoided. IF he does respond I'll post.
Dave
by heda
Sun May 17, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Is Cooper-Craft dead?
Replies: 31
Views: 2201

Re: Is Cooper-Craft dead?

Resurrecting an old thread, I'm looking for a 1/76 lorry and stumbled across the Cooper Craft website. There is a message on there now that a new machine has arrived, so maybe he is back in business. I haven't ordered yet but I've sent an enquirey, if I get a positive reply I'll post on this thread....
by heda
Thu May 14, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A 1944 themed layout
Replies: 127
Views: 9352

Re: A 1944 themed layout

Thanks Dublo, I bought the church as part of a job lot a while ago on ebay for around £10 including postage. All the buildings needed various amounts of work doing and some are still undergoing restoration, overall I'm quite pleased with the results. There not true to scale but, to my eyes at east v...
by heda
Thu May 14, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A 1944 themed layout
Replies: 127
Views: 9352

Re: A 1944 themed layout

The churchyard is about finished, I stuck some masking tape over the newer graves on the left before covering it with static grass, then once the pva had started to set added a slightly greener grass to the graves to give the impression that they are newer and better tended. Also some coloured sawdu...
by heda
Wed May 13, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A 1944 themed layout
Replies: 127
Views: 9352

Re: A 1944 themed layout

The postman brought me some goodies today, headstones, gates, fencing and other bits and pieces. As the headstones were grey I decided just to give them a light brush of green to represent moss and stick them in place. The lych gate isn't stuck down yet, that's a job for tomorrow followed by putting...
by heda
Tue May 12, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A 1944 themed layout
Replies: 127
Views: 9352

Re: A 1944 themed layout

Thanks Bufferstop, as I said they are nowhere as good as the expensive ones but a lot better than then green toilet brushes that they were.
Dave
by heda
Tue May 12, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 890
Views: 81521

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Take a look on ebay for 'nail art tape' I'm not sure what widths it comes in but I used some a while ago for pin stripe lines on Scalextric cars.
Dave
by heda
Tue May 12, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A 1944 themed layout
Replies: 127
Views: 9352

Re: A 1944 themed layout

I haven't done a lot on the layout itself as were making the most of the nice weather but I've been pottering about with various bits including rebuilding the last of the buildings. The next job on the board will be to add rough grass and trees to the land beside the depot. I don't feel inclined to ...
by heda
Tue May 12, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 370
Views: 38732

Re: Lumsdonia

Like Dad-1 the technology isn't for me but I am seriously impressed with those exhaust pipes, it looks like the possibilities for small one off detailed items are endless. It takes detailing to a new level.
Dave
by heda
Wed May 06, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Small 00 carriages
Replies: 17
Views: 520

Re: Small 00 carriages

I read your thread with interest E2E, I was thinking about the bestway to add seating and figures, another job to the ever increasing list ! I recently bought some four wheelers, three fit my little village halt perfectly, there not the correct livery for SDJR but I think they look OK so rule one ap...
by heda
Mon May 04, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Small 00 carriages
Replies: 17
Views: 520

Re: Small 00 carriages

Lots of those on ebay for between £5 and £10 each, I've recently bought a couple as they fit in well with my small layout. I haven't done anything to the interior yet but sprayed the shiny white roofs grey today.
Dave
by heda
Sun May 03, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Frustrating track laying
Replies: 16
Views: 546

Re: Frustrating track laying

Just a stab in the dark but my thinking is – no double sided tape, all is well. With double sided tape the loco's 'stop on most frogs'. Try sticking the track down but not the points.
Dave
by heda
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A source of coupling hooks.
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: A source of coupling hooks.

I've just had a quick look, most of my removed couplings are the older triang type. I have got four of the type your looking for, don't want anything for them but probably not worth the bother.
Dave
by heda
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 890
Views: 81521

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Regarding your questions on Memrans thread about relays. Flashbang will be able to guide you better than me, but you can buy relay's ready wired very cheaply.. I'm not sure if these are the correct ones but might give you some idea. Dave https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DC-5V-12V-24V-1-Channel-Latching-Re...

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