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by Atso
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.
Replies: 95
Views: 2554

Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Great videos and lovely models of some unusual prototypes! Certainly kept me guessing for a long time!

Great work. 8) 8) 8)
by Atso
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry
Replies: 63
Views: 1383

Re: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry

Mind boggling skill at that scale! Thank you TimberSurf. :) So, you use rapido couplers? I used to fit Dapol 'easi-shunt' which not only looked far better, but also actually worked! By which I mean they actually coupled AND uncoupled when desired 8) A bit expensive, but I found the rapido ones not ...
by Atso
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry
Replies: 63
Views: 1383

Re: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry

Mountain wrote:Wow. The lining you do in such a small scale is brilliant. Well done indeed!


Thanks Mountain, they are really cruel close ups that show off every wobble (more so than my magnifying glass!) though. :shock:
by Atso
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry
Replies: 63
Views: 1383

Re: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry

I've just noticed that my previous post is effectively a repeat of an earlier post on this page!!! :oops: :oops: :oops: :lol: Anyway, some more pictures of the N gauge V1. http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/213-170618173620.jpeg http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/213-170618174000...
by Atso
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry
Replies: 63
Views: 1383

Re: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry

Wow, the loco looks extremely good 8) and of course the coin shows how incredibly small N gauge is! What is left to do now - e.g. I can't tell from the photo if the crew are installed yet or not . . . ? Thanks PNP! :) There is a crew in there but the camera hasn't picked them up! Here they are take...
by Atso
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry
Replies: 63
Views: 1383

Re: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry

Well 2911 has had a coat of matt varnish and glazing and coal applied (but not yet dry!).

Image
by Atso
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry
Replies: 63
Views: 1383

Re: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry

I forgot to add my latest efforts on the track building front. These were posted earlier on another part of the forum but, as they form part of my competition entry, I feel a mention should be made here as well. http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/213-130618114701.jpeg The double slip is pr...
by Atso
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry
Replies: 63
Views: 1383

Re: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry

2911 has gained a crew. http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/213-130618185633.jpeg These are just some cheap generic figures that I got from China several years ago. There not the greatest figures ever but they'll be fine living in the cab area. They came unpainted so I roughly painted them ...
by Atso
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Scratch building track
Replies: 18
Views: 303

Re: Scratch building track

I'd suggest for isolation you slip in an extra sleeper so that the bit that needs cutting is as short as possible. Once its firmly stuck down cut the rail with a slitting disk in a small rotary tool. Fill the gap with Plastic Padding, two part epoxy glue or even Milliput, then file it smooth. Thank...
by Atso
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Scratch building track
Replies: 18
Views: 303

Re: Scratch building track

A friend of mine models in OO9 using the N scale Society's stuff, he's even built me three 6.5mm gauge points, though I would say that a roller gauge and those triangular spacers (can't remember the proper name for them) make life much easier and the track gauge more accurate. Thanks b308, do you k...
by Atso
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry
Replies: 63
Views: 1383

Re: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry

Yes of course! But Peco track always looks to have the sleepers too clolse together to my eyes...[/quote] I agree but didn't realise just how wrong it looked until relatively recently. Some more work has been done on 2911. http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/213-120618154514.jpeg Buffer bea...
by Atso
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Scratch building track
Replies: 18
Views: 303

Re: Scratch building track

My second attempt at a turnout. http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/213-120618145735.jpeg This time I stuck a second copy of the plan onto some 0.5mm cardboard and cut out the frog and one of the check rails to make some crude disposable jigs. This seems to have worked well as the test wago...
by Atso
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Scratch building track
Replies: 18
Views: 303

Re: Scratch building track

Very nice bit of trackwork, I'm impressed by the loco's lack of wobble passing through the point. Thanks Bufferstop, the flange ways are much tighter than Peco's at 0.9mm - although Peco have the issue of having to mass produce track that will accommodate a wide variety of wheel standards. As I'm o...
by Atso
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry
Replies: 63
Views: 1383

Re: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry

Thanks guys, PNP, the sleeper spacing on the turnout is way out. As it is only intended for the fiddle yard, I tried to use as few sleepers as possible while retaining some strength. A bit more progress on the V1 tonight. I do like how the model starts to come to life when the fittings start to be a...
by Atso
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry
Replies: 63
Views: 1383

Re: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry

Back to the main project for the competition and some progress on the V1 test build/paint. Having seen Tim Watson's magnificent 2mm scale P2 build, I thought I would try his technique for making the boiler bands. This comprises spraying a piece of clear decal paper (Microscale in this case) the colo...

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