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by jack richards
Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: My first attempt at a scratch built kit.
Replies: 1
Views: 1114

Re: My first attempt at a scratch built kit.

Well done with this one!! Look forward to seeing the finished product.

Jack
by jack richards
Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Removing Lining
Replies: 14
Views: 1479

Re: Removing Lining

Hi if you are very careful you can use modelstrip or Expo modeller's paint remover.

Put a tiny bit of the gel on a pin head and apply very sparingly. Take it off quite quickly. It can also be used for removing transfers.

Jack
by jack richards
Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Making kit buildings last.
Replies: 3
Views: 1159

Re: Making kit buildings last.

Depends what you make them out of.

I always varnish the interior of card buildings as my layout is in a shed. The damp plays havoc otherwise.

Jack
by jack richards
Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Dapol Cattle Wagon
Replies: 8
Views: 1557

Re: Dapol Cattle Wagon

On another site there was an interesting thread on these. Firstly they have correct dimensions which apparently the Bachmann ones do not. The interior was I think whitwashed but it was obviously constantly being discloured. I decided to put cattle in my two after putting heavy chunks of flat lead in...
by jack richards
Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: flush glazing
Replies: 5
Views: 1360

Re: flush glazing

I agree it works well for small areas. I use it as well. But useless on larger surfaces.

Can run all over the place if you are not careful!

Jack
by jack richards
Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: flush glazing
Replies: 5
Views: 1360

Re: flush glazing

I would be surprised if anyone makes that. If it brass then you won't need to flush glaze it as the metal is thin enough, there won't be a ridge between the surface and the glazing. Waste clear plastic does the job normally but you can get clear plasticard. Use Evo stick in very small quantities app...
by jack richards
Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: MTK KITS
Replies: 19
Views: 4714

Re: MTK KITS

Anyone that attempts MTK deserves a medal.

If you can get a half decent result you have done well. The castings are awful.

The only person who ever succeeded was Paul Wade with his Southern Units on Tonbridge West Yard.

Jack
by jack richards
Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Crab on its last legs
Replies: 8
Views: 2740

Re: Crab on its last legs

Thanks again for all the nice comments.

Jack
by jack richards
Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Crab on its last legs
Replies: 8
Views: 2740

Re: Crab on its last legs

I hadn't noticed that!!

Thanks for the comments. The tender is etched brass and yes perhaps the dents do add something.

Jack
by jack richards
Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Crab on its last legs
Replies: 8
Views: 2740

Crab on its last legs

This is a Bachmann Crab detailed with Comet Steps and Buffers and a Comet Tender. Photographed on Belmont Road MPD.

Jack
by jack richards
Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Lulworth in O - Photo Update (Pg9)
Replies: 133
Views: 22774

Re: West Lulworth in O - Ivatt Project Pg4

Excellent weathering well done,

Jack
by jack richards
Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Belmont Road Crab on its last legs
Replies: 23
Views: 5362

Re: Belmont Road New Pictures

Here is a Bachmann Crab on its last legs.

Its a detailed and weathered Bachmann, with a Comet tender, using a mix of spray and weathering powders.

Jack
by jack richards
Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Belmont Road Crab on its last legs
Replies: 23
Views: 5362

Re: Belmont Road New Pictures

It's in South London near Kingston.

See the website.

Jack
by jack richards
Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Belmont Road Crab on its last legs
Replies: 23
Views: 5362

Re: Belmont Road New Pictures

lairadepot wrote:hi ya
what can i say apart from wow what a good looking layout
will you be at exibition near london by any chance
and im loving the 9f on the turn table what a great pic
laira depot


Hi Yes Next week in fact at the Tolworth Showtrain Exhibition.

Hope you can make it.

Jack
by jack richards
Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Belmont Road Crab on its last legs
Replies: 23
Views: 5362

Re: Belmont Road New Pictures

Thanks for the comments. It was a chance shot the layout is very difficult to photograph.

Jack

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