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by Tractor Matt
Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 25657

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

Hence, why I asked what method you have used to apply the track to the baseboard If the baseboard has not warped then there is another issue, as N gauge track does not normally warp It will expand and contract, the fishplates and IRJs normally take up this movement Finally, what about the temperatu...
by Tractor Matt
Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 25657

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

What has warped, the track or the baseboard? If it is the track, then what construction method did you use? During construction what was the typical temperature? Is the loft insulated or subject to variable temperature? Its the Peco track that has warped not the base board. The loft is consistant t...
by Tractor Matt
Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 25657

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

Problems at Tinsdale! My layout is in the loft, and this morning was the first time this week that I have been able to get up there. I wish I hadn't, the fiddle yard to the rear of my layout is made using flexible PECO track and with the heat has warped. This has brought the layout to a standstill w...
by Tractor Matt
Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 25657

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

First thing this morning was to check the colour of the yellow paint that was done yesterday evening. To my disappointment the Railmatch colour yellow from Humbrol was dull and a silk finish which didn't match the yellow of the Amsies Vinyl's. A trip into Town was planned today so with my pocket mon...
by Tractor Matt
Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 25657

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

Yeahhhhhhh! The post-woman came today with my Vinyl overlays for my Network Rail HST. So I retreated straight to the workbench and took to starting the kit. I have previously brought a brand new HST from Hatton’s, so with a little hesitation in painting a brand new loco I offered up the overlays to ...
by Tractor Matt
Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 25657

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

Today I have finished the other two wagons transfers and gave them all a coat of silk varnish spray. Still need to weather the sides and will do this with the Tamiya weathering kit B. http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff476/TractorMatt/18032011340.jpg http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff476/Trac...
by Tractor Matt
Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 25657

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

The JJAs are looking very good and you soon knocked them together! A tip for the ballast load, line the bottom with a piece of polystyrene to pad out the load then add the ballast on top, before soaking it in diluted PVA to fix it. Don't fill the whole wagon with ballast as it'll be too heavy, espe...
by Tractor Matt
Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 25657

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

I must say the (other) new arrivals look rather good. That HST looks rather smart too as it is; still I shall be looking forward to seeing how it turns out with the new livery. Cheers, Stuart I know it seems a shame to paint a brand new model but this cost me £59. second hand ones were going for no...
by Tractor Matt
Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 25657

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

Hi Matt You've done a great job on the Warflats, and your Autoballasters are coming on nicely too. I look forward to seeing the full rake of ten - will you do both sets of five in Network Rail, or one set Network Rail and one set Railtrack? (Or even Railtrack unbranded with blue patch painted over ...
by Tractor Matt
Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 25657

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

hi ya mate your layout is coming on very well and loving the station area slowly coming along so whats your next plan of attack and good work on thoise kit wagons you built peter Thanks Peter, The ramp area will be a loading platform and also somewhere for the Loco's to pull in to driver change as ...
by Tractor Matt
Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 25657

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

I want to start by saying thank you for all the congratulation messages. So today I have found that I was the only one awake and the house was in peace, so a perfect time to start adding the details and transfers to the HQA's. Only got round to the one so here's a few pictures on my test layout I ha...
by Tractor Matt
Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 25657

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

I haven't been able to update you recently due to a new arrival in our house, my new baby daughter. So modelling time as been between dirty nappies and tea making for visitors. My other delivery has came from the N gauge society. First part of my order is my warflat wagons and Y25c bogies. Ok I know...
by Tractor Matt
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 25657

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

Sorry not much progress on the layout as I have been working. I'm currently awaiting a delivery from the n-gauge society so you will have some pictures of the wagons I have ordered and will need to construct soon. There was a visit from the Health and Safety officers the other day and they wanted a ...
by Tractor Matt
Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 25657

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

I have modified the Knightwing Porta-cabins to be two-storey high and with steps. I have managed this by using plastic-card. This has a place in the Stobart yard. I will further detail this with a man I have from the Scenecraft range but don't want to open the packet until I know were the rest of th...
by Tractor Matt
Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era
Replies: 152
Views: 25657

Re: EWS TMD, N Gauge, Modern Era

Thinking about the space to the rear of the TMD I have decided to add an office building to the side. So today saw me scratch build the office building (help supplied by my 2 and half year old, chief gluer). As this is hidden by the TMD I opted for simplicity. I also received by order of Herpa truck...

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