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by kiwitram
Sun May 20, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Alex's Locomotive Works- tinkering and whatnot
Replies: 132
Views: 9781

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: Alex's Locomotive Works- tinkering and whatnot
Replies: 132
Views: 9781

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: Alex's Locomotive Works- tinkering and whatnot
Replies: 132
Views: 9781

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...
by kiwitram
Sun May 13, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: ZTS workbench: Structures, rolling stock, locos, and madness
Replies: 7
Views: 833

Re: ZTS workbench: Structures, rolling stock, locos, and madness

I've got plenty of projects on my desk. Here's what I'm currently working on: http://img01.deviantart.net/12fd/i/2016/021/9/a/roundhouse_pullman_weather_update_by_zeldatheswordsman-d9otu1u.jpg An old Pullman Palace sleeping car kit by Roundhouse. I've painted and weathered the bogies and the underc...
by kiwitram
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: BMR Workbench.
Replies: 406
Views: 71172

Re: BMR Workbench.

its a shame I feel quite a few are put off by it, I feel model shops could help this by running modelling evenings where people pay for a kit, paint and transfers and they get shown how to build it.... they can take that home as well as that skill and carry on. This is something my model club are l...
by kiwitram
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: BMR Workbench.
Replies: 406
Views: 71172

Re: BMR Workbench.

Haven't posted in a while, been very busy with model repairs from my local model shop, and also customer projects. However I have managed to find some time to start a couple, a 3D print of the LNWR observation car, and the one I wanted most of all was the LBSC Directors Saloon, with thanks to the g...
by kiwitram
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Alex's Locomotive Works- tinkering and whatnot
Replies: 132
Views: 9781

Re: Alex's Locomotive Works- tinkering and whatnot

My assessed presentation at the end of the year has to be related to a representation of childhood or children, or 'childness', in a text not on the course this year. So, I'm setting myself a challenge and plumping for the character development of Eric in Gaston Leroux' 1909 novel, The Phantom of t...
by kiwitram
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Alex's Locomotive Works- tinkering and whatnot
Replies: 132
Views: 9781

Re: Alex's Locomotive Works- tinkering and whatnot

Mountain wrote:Seems like you have a lot to keep you busy.


Aye, though I'd rather be kept busy than have things to do and procrastinate, or have nothing to do at all!
by kiwitram
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Alex's Locomotive Works- tinkering and whatnot
Replies: 132
Views: 9781

Re: Alex's Locomotive Works- tinkering and whatnot

Well, three weeks have trickled by, near enough, and I've managed to get quite a bit of university work sorted through and planned to make it substantially more digestible. I've been away for the past fortnight visiting my parents; taking a break from Kent and my family down there has done me the wo...
by kiwitram
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern Railway loco question
Replies: 15
Views: 349

Re: Southern Railway loco question

The Wrenn/Dublo R1 tank would be a good bet for anywhere coastal in the Southeast, and the majority of Kent and parts of East Sussex anyway. They're easy enough to pick up and I think they had a 'Derby standard' wheelbase, meaning the Hornby 0-6-0 chassis should be a fairly easy swap in (obviously i...
by kiwitram
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Alex's Locomotive Works- tinkering and whatnot
Replies: 132
Views: 9781

Re: Alex's Locomotive Works- tinkering and whatnot

Evening all!I'm thinking that, for now at least, I may build something with the boards I already have (the wooden ones donated by a club member). It'll keep me busy and prove a good test-bed. Quite what I'll build I'm not sure, probably a small coastal town or shed which would have seen both SECR an...
by kiwitram
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Alex's Locomotive Works- tinkering and whatnot
Replies: 132
Views: 9781

Re: Alex's Locomotive Works- tinkering and whatnot

Actually its a relief as I'm glad I'm not the only one! With me it is an idea I have and I have to try it out. Then I find I've started another project! :roll: :D Mostly the unfinished projects I have tend to be awaiting finishing off. Things like the smaller details. Making buffer couplings etc. T...
by kiwitram
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Alex's Locomotive Works- tinkering and whatnot
Replies: 132
Views: 9781

Re: Alex's Locomotive Works- tinkering and whatnot

I'm terrible for it, I'll find something else to tinker with and before I know it my original projects are so far back in the queue I get into a panic thinking I'll never finish them! But, I imagine I can finish most of these by Christmas, and then hopefully have some stock to actually run at my clu...
by kiwitram
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Alex's Locomotive Works- tinkering and whatnot
Replies: 132
Views: 9781

Hastings and Delays

Blimey, I hadn't realised I'd not updated this in almost a year! How time flies. I'm afraid the Hastings project has rather stalled, at least until I have space in which to construct the layout in a space and to a size which is fairly representative of the actual station; as it stands at the moment,...
by kiwitram
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 795
Views: 173180

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

I have an animal; my cockapoo puppy, Lucy.

She's coming up two years old in October, it's quite mad to think how fast that time's gone.

Next up?

Another book title, perhaps? I'll leave that open to your interpretation!

- Alex

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