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by JLK2707
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Track weathering during the steam age
Replies: 14
Views: 1661

Re: Track weathering during the steam age

Where do I put the soot and brake dust on the tracks?
by JLK2707
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Thomas range discontinued again
Replies: 10
Views: 788

Hornby Thomas range discontinued again

What do you think of how Hornby is going to end the thomas and friends range of theirs again?
by JLK2707
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2018 Range
Replies: 78
Views: 9153

Re: Hornby 2018 Range

It is just such a bummer that Hornby will be discontinuing the thomas range again this year.
by JLK2707
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: GNR Great Northern Locomotive Green Paint (Ivatt and Gresley)
Replies: 2
Views: 353

GNR Great Northern Locomotive Green Paint (Ivatt and Gresley)

Hi, I am wanting to paint the A0 locomotive designed by Gresley and I need to know what shade of green I would need this as. The reason I ask is because I live in Australia and cannot get Phoenix precision paints delivered. :cry:
by JLK2707
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: GNR dark green acrylic paint
Replies: 0
Views: 295

GNR dark green acrylic paint

Hi, I am just wondering if Tamiya XF70 is ideal for painting the darker green on the tender of Class A1 Great Northern when it was painted in Great Northern Railways green. Also, is this Tamiya XF70 ideal for painting GCR Robinson Atlantic tender engines with?

Please reply ASAP.
by JLK2707
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: GNR chocolate frame acrylic paint
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: GNR chocolate frame acrylic paint

JLK2707 wrote:Is Humbrol 98 matt chocolate ideal to use for painting the Great Northern Class A1 locomotive?

The reason I ask is because I cannot get Phoenix rail paints sent to Australia.
by JLK2707
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: GNR chocolate frame acrylic paint
Replies: 2
Views: 288

GNR chocolate frame acrylic paint

Is Humbrol 98 matt chocolate ideal to use for painting the Great Northern Class A1 locomotive?

The reason I ask is because I cannot get Phoenix rail paints sent to Australia.
by JLK2707
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: RC408 Apple green acrylic paint
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: RC408 Apple green acrylic paint

What shade of Apple green paint would I need to paint Great Northern in? The reason I ask is because I am wanting to paint a GNR Class A0 loco in GNR Apple green which was appropriate for 1922 and I need to get the precise shade for it. The reason I ask is because I am in Australia and cannot get Pr...
by JLK2707
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Weathering Stanier Class 5s
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Weathering Stanier Class 5s

Hi, I am just wondering what colours railway tracks would have weathered on a main line which was frequently used by the Stanier class 5MT locomotives and what kinds of braking systems that those locomotives would have used. Does anybody here know, as I plan on weathering tracks which had these loco...
by JLK2707
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Level crossing lights during the steam era in the UK
Replies: 8
Views: 847

Re: Level crossing lights during the steam era in the UK

Also, wasn't the Spath level crossing in the UK fitted with flashing red lights and SECOND TRAIN COMING illuminated neon sign during the steam age during the UK?
by JLK2707
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: RC408 Apple green acrylic paint
Replies: 3
Views: 520

RC408 Apple green acrylic paint

Is the humbrol RC408 Apple green acrylic paint appropriate for GNR Doncaster green or would Vallejo olive green be a better choice? The thing is that I live in Australia and I cannot get Phoenix precision enamel paints:(. The shade of green I am wanting for GNR loco green is the green which was used...
by JLK2707
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Railway sleepers during the steam era in the UK
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Railway sleepers during the steam era in the UK

I am just wondering if there were concrete or steel railway sleepers used in the UK during the steam age or if all the sleepers which were used were wooden.
by JLK2707
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Level crossing lights during the steam era in the UK
Replies: 8
Views: 847

Re: Level crossing lights during the steam era in the UK

So am I to understand that there were just flashing red lights during the steam age in the UK? Also, did the level crossing alarms change in frequency when another train was detected at the same time that the first one was on the crossing during the steam age?
by JLK2707
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Level crossing lights during the steam era in the UK
Replies: 8
Views: 847

Level crossing lights during the steam era in the UK

I am just wondering if the level crossing lights in the UK had a steady yellow before the two flashing red lights during the steam era or if they had only the flashing red with no yellow which illuminated before then.
by JLK2707
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Unnumbered BR Black 5 Locomotives
Replies: 6
Views: 697

Re: Unnumbered BR Black 5 Locomotives

I am talking about ones which were just so grimy that the cab number could not be read.

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