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by heda
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Gluing a grass mat
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Gluing a grass mat

If you use pva be careful, I used it to lay grass matt and when it soaked into the mat the fibers became loose, I wasn't to bothered as it was meant as a quick cover prior to laying static grass.
It may have been the particular mat (can't remember the make now) or the pva been cheap and watery.
Dave
by heda
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Toy Or Model? Some Blend Inbetween The Two!
Replies: 16
Views: 647

Re: Toy Or Model? Some Blend Inbetween The Two!

For me, my model railway is a 'big boys toy'. What the actual difference between a train set (toy) and model railway is I'm not sure and as you say 'does it matter'. It is a hobby, we all want different things from our layout, whether its an actual or fictional location or a mix of both, whether the...
by heda
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A 1944 themed layout
Replies: 151
Views: 12073

Re: A 1944 themed layout

LOL, Thanks Glencairn, the loads were very easy to do and to me add a lot more interest than open wagons.
As repayment for your kind words I'll speak with the driver but only after he's offloaded my barrels :) .
Dave
by heda
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A 1944 themed layout
Replies: 151
Views: 12073

Re: A 1944 themed layout

Not much progress to date as I've been making a farmyard for Grandson. What I have done on the trains is to put some rope on the lorry and add the name. Also made up some wagon loads, they are all on a removable card base so I can swap them around or replace them, I glued a washer underneath so they...
by heda
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Recommended shop
Replies: 0
Views: 123

Recommended shop

I recently purchased something online from Jackson's Models & Railways. When it arrived they had sent me the N gauge rather than OO in error. I e-mailed them, they replied within 15 minutes apologising and saying they would send the correct item and include a return postage label for the incorre...
by heda
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Scale confusion.
Replies: 24
Views: 600

Re: Scale confusion.

I don't know if it would work or look right but if you can't get a refund could you reduce the height of the jib by taking a section out.
Dave
by heda
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Scale confusion.
Replies: 24
Views: 600

Re: Scale confusion.

Agreed the scale is right but to big for the scene.
Dave
by heda
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A 1944 themed layout
Replies: 151
Views: 12073

Re: A 1944 themed layout

Thanks all. E2E, yes, I'm sometimes guilty of paying to much attention to detailing things that you can't even see !
I think probably a couple of coils of cotton to be added to tie the tarp down.
Dave
by heda
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: A Question of OO Canals, advice please.
Replies: 17
Views: 1368

Re: A Question of OO Canals, advice please.

Just correcting myself, it is the River Wey, not the Basingstoke canal. The road bridge is a small hump back bridge just enough room for boars to pass underneat, the other side of the bridge is a pub with a pleasant riverside beer garden. Don't recall ever seeing Nessie there though. Your canal boat...
by heda
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A 1944 themed layout
Replies: 151
Views: 12073

Re: A 1944 themed layout

Not a lot of modelling recently, to busy doing nothing enjoying the fine weather. But I have done some work on the brewery lorry. I picked the barrels up as part of a small job lot of Merit platform accessories. Rather than use loads of the barrels I cheated and used plastic rod covered in tarpaulin...
by heda
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: A Question of OO Canals, advice please.
Replies: 17
Views: 1368

Re: A Question of OO Canals, advice please.

I like it, it reminds me of New Haw lock on the Basingstoke canal where the water drops and there is a road bridge.
Dave
by heda
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Wagon load
Replies: 7
Views: 112

Re: Wagon load

Or put a something (anything) on there and cover it with a tarpaulin
Dave
by heda
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: R2882 Body Swap
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: R2882 Body Swap

Thanks for the replies, I've pretty much decided on repainting the body as it's a cheap one anyway. Just got to get round to it, so many little projects on the go, most do get finished eventually though.
Dave

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