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by GeraldH
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 798
Views: 70344

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

I love the imaginative use of Linka. I've always found the roofing moulds to be the trickiest ones to get a good result, as the gaps between the moulds seem more obvious. I have more recently smeared a bit of polyfilla onto the gaps and then scribed it out once it's dry. It's a bit of a fiddle though.
by GeraldH
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 364
Views: 67056

Re: The BNR (another way)

The track gang have been salvaging track for use after the quake. The distant signal on the bank up to Lewitton looks rather forlorn :( .

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by GeraldH
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 364
Views: 67056

Re: The BNR (another way)

Seismologists on the island have been detecting earth tremors and a quake is imminent. All rolling stock has been removed from the line along with a number of structures and both placed into secure storage. Residents have also been evacuated into quake shelters. Once the quake is over, repairs will ...
by GeraldH
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 364
Views: 67056

Re: The BNR (another way)

A couple of videos of the BNR have now been uploaded to Youtube. The camera work is not the greatest :) . It was hoped to produce some more, but the SQ11 mini cube camera died after 3-4 days :( .

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHU8vy ... tmICJ0rAsA
by GeraldH
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 364
Views: 67056

Re: The BNR (another way)

Now that you know about the viscosity of the gunk, the problem is half solved. With a new one wash out the gunk whilst you can and introduce light oil to replace it. A couple of syringes one with alcohol and one with light oil, then pump it in whilst it's running with its wheels in the air. Thanks ...
by GeraldH
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 364
Views: 67056

Re: The BNR (another way)

The line has two Heljan Class 16 locos which were very nice runners, but the situation has gradually deteriorated. Both locos have been getting sluggish with more and more power needing to be applied to get them to move. The same thing happened to the line's class 15 a few years ago which resulted i...
by GeraldH
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Changing old Triang wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 359

Re: Changing old Triang wheels

I'm still using the old matchstick trick, there's a bit more detail on my layout thread.

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by GeraldH
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dust
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: Dust

I use one of these to flick the dust off locos, rolling stock and fragile scenery. It's softer than a paintbrush and very effective. https://www.superdrug.com/Make-Up/Makeup-Tools/Superdrug-Face-Blusher-Makeup-Brush/p/736080 I then remove all loose items from the baseboard (people, vehicles etc.) an...
by GeraldH
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme
Replies: 191
Views: 14003

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914 theme

Love the train of 4 wheelers. Hopefully Hornby will produce a matching brake coach one day.
by GeraldH
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 364
Views: 67056

Re: The BNR (another way)

Seismologists have detected earth tremors and it is anticipated that parts of the BNR's line between the existing stations will see significant damage. Plans are therefore being drawn up to rebuild parts of the line with slightly shallower gradients and to serve an additional settlement at Pewsley. ...
by GeraldH
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 364
Views: 67056

Re: The BNR (another way)

pete12345 wrote:The imported German loco (no. 8?) is looking very smart in BNR blue!


Thank you :) . It was a rather complex project, which took much longer than anticipated. The original chassis was not the greatest design and so a Bill/Ben one had to be transplanted in.
by GeraldH
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Motive power for track cleaning
Replies: 10
Views: 462

Re: Motive power for track cleaning

The Heljan BO-BO mechanisms have huge pulling power. My Class 23 and 33's will pull pretty much anything. At the moment Hattons have BR Parcels units going cheap (£54) which are reputedly very good pullers. You can also buy a new Heljan Class 26/27 chassis on Ebay for £36 which would do the trick, b...
by GeraldH
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A very different model railway cab ride
Replies: 4
Views: 383

A very different model railway cab ride

I just came across this cab ride video which might cause indigestion, but it does look like they're having fun :) .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHF_w-FMD-U

In case the link doesn't work it's called "Hornby 00 Model Railway with Train Camera".
by GeraldH
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Abandoned Railways and Cyclepaths
Replies: 14
Views: 692

Re: Abandoned Railways and Cyclepaths

Theres also a good website which has olds maps with all the old lines on, and you can superimpose a modern satellite image over it to see where it ran. I've got quite good at spotting the routes on google maps now. This might be the website, the link below shows part of the Tarka Trail through Barn...

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