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by kiwitram
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Alexandra's Workbench.
Replies: 145
Views: 11874

Re: Alexandra's Workbench.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyuwzlEijLo#action=share

Alex's latest video; an introduction to my Pullman projects!
by kiwitram
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Model Rail Announcement of Rapido's New Models!
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: Model Rail Announcement of Rapido's New Models!

I'm glad to hear there's excitement about these new models; looks like Rapido could becoming a true contender in the 00 market. The Stirling Single did catch my attention but there was no way I could've afforded it at the time, and so I had to pass over it. Although it's one of my favourite classes ...
by kiwitram
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench
Replies: 30
Views: 1279

Re: Michaela’s workbench

This would perhaps be comparable? Though I do think yours looks better. Struggling with prototype or model photos does make things like weathering really difficult, it's why I've staved off the art for so long! The only things I've weathered so far are my Pullman cars' bogies and underframes, and s...
by kiwitram
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench
Replies: 30
Views: 1279

Re: Michaela’s workbench

You've certainly achieved that; the peeling paint effect looks very realistic, especially on the wooden body. I've always found wood effects harder to weather than metal, but by the looks of things you've got it down pat!

I look forward to seeing more of your projects,

- Alexandra
by kiwitram
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Alexandra's Workbench.
Replies: 145
Views: 11874

Re: Alexandra's Workbench.

Pete wrote:There is an irony here that an engineer quotes Sartre and an English undergraduate quotes Simon Rosen (I do hope I've guessed right with his name).

8)

Pete


Almost! Michael Rosen was who you were looking for.
by kiwitram
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Alexandra's Workbench.
Replies: 145
Views: 11874

Re: Alexandra's Workbench.

That sounds terribly romantic, going on an adventure (''we're going on a bear hunt...''). Hopefully when I'm feeling a bit more flush I'll do some travelling again. I say that, but I've never left the country! One day, one day...
by kiwitram
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Model Rail Announcement of Rapido's New Models!
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: Model Rail Announcement of Rapido's New Models!

Sounds interesting for my 1930s SR branch line. I have an old Hornby E2 that I don't feel any great affection for; I would be happy to replace it for goods working when running in Central Division mode. It is green, and I strongly suspect that it would have been black in SR days. The chassis is a r...
by kiwitram
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Alexandra's Workbench.
Replies: 145
Views: 11874

Re: Alexandra's Workbench.

Thankfully I'm waiting on the platform now for my train (direct, for once! ) Though I am concerned as a TPE service has just rolled past and there's one due in a couple of minutes... Hmm. I've got my script prepared for my debut video, and rehearsed it a little last night. It went reasonably well, j...
by kiwitram
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Alexandra's Workbench.
Replies: 145
Views: 11874

Re: Alexandra's Workbench.

Good evening all! I'm risking staying up late tonight and missing my train to Newcastle tomorrow so that I can share some exciting news! Some of you know this already but... I've started a railway-specific YouTube channel of my own! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1eGyOpjBeKhO7tXGnT7EmQ I hope to ...
by kiwitram
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Model Rail Announcement of Rapido's New Models!
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Model Rail Announcement of Rapido's New Models!

Hello everyone! I wasn't sure if anyone had seen this yet, but it's been announced in this month's Model Rail magazine that Rapido are producing two new useful prototypes; 16XX Hawksworth Pannier (unknown liveries as of yet). LB&SCR E1 - including Stroudley's 'Improved Engine Green', LBSC Goods ...
by kiwitram
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Alexandra's Workbench.
Replies: 145
Views: 11874

Re: Alexandra's Workbench.

Mountain wrote:They look nice.


Aye, dapper little so-and-so's, aren't they?
by kiwitram
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Alexandra's Workbench.
Replies: 145
Views: 11874

Re: Alex's Locomotive Works- tinkering and whatnot

Good evening, good evening, good evening! I've not long got back from a trip on my tod to York, where of course I visited the Railway Museum (nothing exciting to report really; Sir Nigel Gresley is still in the 'shop, there's been a shuffle of exhibits slightly around the 'table and Stirling Single ...
by kiwitram
Sun May 20, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Alexandra's Workbench.
Replies: 145
Views: 11874

Re: Alex's Locomotive Works- tinkering and whatnot

Good news! After unsoldering and resoldering the pickup wires on Monaco and fretting about potentially having wrecked a £48 model, I noticed I'd refitted the wheelsets the wrong way around so one rail's worth of pickup had been insulated; pop the wheelsets out, flip them over, and all's well. Amelia...
by kiwitram
Sat May 19, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Alexandra's Workbench.
Replies: 145
Views: 11874

Re: Alex's Locomotive Works- tinkering and whatnot

Incidentally, did you know Hornby's Pullman lampshades look nothing like the origional lampshades used up until the 1960's and for decades before that? I had an original. Hornby Pullmans are modelled on the modern lampshades used which are very different. The older ones were made from a Bakerlite t...
by kiwitram
Sat May 19, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Alexandra's Workbench.
Replies: 145
Views: 11874

Re: Alex's Locomotive Works- tinkering and whatnot

Cor blimey, what a long lapse! Quickfire updates first of all: - I didn't do my presentation on The Phantom of the Opera ; I plumped for Peter Pan in Scarlet instead. - I've got two pieces of coursework left to do, then I'm free until final year! - I'm in Yorkshire for the next month and hope to hav...

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