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by GeraldH
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: What to use for modelling/scratch-building (Materials?)
Replies: 15
Views: 227

Re: What to use for modelling/scratch-building (Materials?)

I've just discovered that candy floss and toffee apple sticks can provide very nice square section timber that is thicker than matchsticks and stronger than balsa wood, although these might have been replaced by plastic in some cases more recently? Balsa can be used to make effective seating in non-...
by GeraldH
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 436
Views: 82353

Re: The BNR (another way)

Thank you for all your kind comments. Workers have now assembled the base of the new coaling stage using the Linka components reinforced with diluted PVA. There has been some skimping with the casting material, it was acquired for free and it is not as strong as some of the better materials. Coaling...
by GeraldH
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: What to use for modelling/scratch-building (Materials?)
Replies: 15
Views: 227

Re: What to use for modelling/scratch-building (Materials?)

Here's a few bits that I often use... Cereal boxes & other card from packaging Cotton bud shafts for pipe wagon loads Perspex packaging for glazing Coffee stirrers for benches, fencing etc. Old plastic pens Damaged plastic items e.g. broken intrays from work. Coke cans provide thin sheets of alu...
by GeraldH
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: I build with Plaster
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: I build with Plaster

My roads and rockfaces are generic versions of Polyfilla mixed with black powder paint. If the plaster chips you don't then get a bright white patch.
by GeraldH
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 436
Views: 82353

Re: The BNR (another way)

A lovely railway with a difference, GeraldH. Loving it. A Consett Iron Co. wagon I see. Any reason why you have it? Glencairn Thank you. The railway has a whole rake of Triang-Hornby Operating Ore Wagons with a couple of spares. Now that an automatic unloading facility has been added on the Pewsley...
by GeraldH
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Slightly
Replies: 1095
Views: 152572

Re: Slightly

Great work on the Britannia, it's nice to see older models being restored and updated, rather than being dumped into landfill :) .
by GeraldH
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Taming Smokey Joe
Replies: 20
Views: 540

Re: Taming Smokey Joe

Nice work. I swapped out the motor in mine for the older Johnson 111 used in the original models. It's still speedy but slightly more controllable. The more recent models have much better slow running.
by GeraldH
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 436
Views: 82353

Re: The BNR (another way)

The Linka casting plant has been busy creating parts for Pewsley's new coaling stage. The parts have just been delivered on a Lowmac by No 5 and are ready for unloading by the engine shed. CStageParts.JPG Concerns have been raised about the new roof on the platform shelter which may have to be redon...
by GeraldH
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Castleford Halt
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Re: Castleford Halt

Sounds interesting, any progress?
by GeraldH
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Cleethorpes Loosely 00 Gauge
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: Cleethorpes Loosely 00 Gauge

Sounds interesting... any developments, or pictures?
by GeraldH
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 436
Views: 82353

Re: The BNR (another way)

Hello GeraldH, could you tell me the height of your "homemade" platforms ? Thanks. Some of the platforms are Triang/Hornby ones (mostly repainted), the others are homemade to match. both are approximately 19 mm high. The seats on the benches are 6 mm above the top of the platforms. Hope t...
by GeraldH
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lachute's small layout
Replies: 26
Views: 625

Re: Lachute's small layout

Lachute wrote:Absolutely. I think that I'll borrow several ideas from your great layout...if you don't mind, of course.


No problem, feel free :) .
by GeraldH
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lachute's small layout
Replies: 26
Views: 625

Re: Lachute's small layout

Looks like a lot of fun in a very small space :) .
by GeraldH
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Bridge over the river Exe
Replies: 14
Views: 469

Re: Bridge over the river Exe

Excellent piece of modelling!
by GeraldH
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)
Replies: 249
Views: 26523

Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

You've made a very neat job of the renumbering. What did you use to scrape off the old numbers?

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