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by Jim S-W
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1433
Views: 253562

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

While I've been in a brake van kinda mood I finally got around to improving an old Hornby LMS 20ton version I had and making it a tad more suitable for Brettell Road. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/detailed-hornby-brake-van.jpg Pretty basic detailing job on this one. http://www.p4news...
by Jim S-W
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1433
Views: 253562

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Just swapped the wheels and couplings and re-aligned the brakes Geoff
by Jim S-W
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Building and finishing plastic kits - some thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: Building and finishing plastic kits - some thoughts

Mountain wrote:I like the compensation. I assume it is a commercially available part?


Yep, these are from MJT
by Jim S-W
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Building and finishing plastic kits - some thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: Building and finishing plastic kits - some thoughts

Illustrator ? Yep. My ‘first love’ was illustration. My personal interest was American fantasy art and manga before it became mainstream. For work I worked mostly as a copy artist in the licences character field. That means I used to be able to emulate other artists styles. People would buy the lic...
by Jim S-W
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Building and finishing plastic kits - some thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: Building and finishing plastic kits - some thoughts

The nearest you will get is after the washes stage to seal everything with matt varnish, paint neat thinners on then blend paint in using the wet in wet technique.
It won’t give the same effect though, nothing really will I’m afraid.
by Jim S-W
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Building and finishing plastic kits - some thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Building and finishing plastic kits - some thoughts

Thought I'd do a bit of a more detailed post about building and finishing plastic kits and the thoughts behind it as I go along. As always other methods are available and no one has to follow every step slavishly. Just take from this what you want if it helps at all.  The intended victim in this cas...
by Jim S-W
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1433
Views: 253562

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

A while ago I showed a picture of a Powsides ED 7 plank wagon.  ED stands for Earl of Dudley and I said at the time that it was a bit early for the layout and that that PR, Pensnett Railway would be more appropriate. A chance discussion on an industrial railway modellers Facebook group revealed that...
by Jim S-W
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1433
Views: 253562

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Nah. It’s a lifetime project so there’s a good chance it never will be. I’ve not even started the eastern approaches yet.
by Jim S-W
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1433
Views: 253562

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

I haven’t lost the photos. It’s just they were linked to the server my original website was on. When I changed service providers I did keep the old server paid up for a few years but you have to call it a day at some point.

Thanks for your kind words

Cheers

Jim
by Jim S-W
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1433
Views: 253562

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Welcome to the thread Daniel. Feel free to ask any questions.

(Apologies in advance that some of the early posts have broken image links)
by Jim S-W
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1433
Views: 253562

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Sometimes it pays to drop back a gear and just do a few simple things that are not too taxing.   Things like a few simple wagon kits or just some pictures. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/dia102-mineral-wagon.jpg And what could be more simple than the good old Airfix mineral wagon kit?...
by Jim S-W
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1433
Views: 253562

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

One of the things that struck me as a bit weird with the pics of the class 103 underframes I showed last time was that the bogies seemed to be too far inboard from the ends.  The class 103 (and class 110 for that matter) have bogies centres of 40 feet but Hornby have them set closer to 38 feet.  Thi...
by Jim S-W
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1433
Views: 253562

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Attention has moved the the under frames of my DMU project. As I mentioned when building my class 114 the easy option for the 103 would be to stick with the 110 under frames and I would expect most people wouldn't notice.  However as per my 114 project that wont really do. http://p4newstreet.com/wp-...

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