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by Ex-Pat
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: What to use for modelling/scratch-building (Materials?)
Replies: 5
Views: 65

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

I would advocate Plastikard (see https://slatersplastikard.com/plastikard.php) - Mek-Pak is their own solvent, and in my (limited) experience, the best. However, be prepared to have to resort to anti-warping tactics if modelling large buildings - I have found it necessary to use brass square section...
by Ex-Pat
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!
Replies: 811
Views: 107044

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!

I've never had such a premonition - I just went for it, and then dismissed the Chief Civil Engineer for the fiddle yard 60501-up. You know you've got to go for it Jim - presumably there are no timbers under where the point-motors will be going?!
by Ex-Pat
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Electro frog wiring difficulties
Replies: 21
Views: 206

Re: Electro frog wiring difficulties

Beautifully presented Ironduke.
by Ex-Pat
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 221
Views: 26808

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

I'll certainly join the plaudits club for this one - one thing that particularly catches my eye is the 3-track level crossing - haven't seen that before, and it really "works" for me.
by Ex-Pat
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Electro frog wiring difficulties
Replies: 21
Views: 206

Re: Electro frog wiring difficulties

Neilw wrote: I’ve trialed what I thought was correct but I’m getting shorts and I can’t figure out why .


Welcome to the Forum.

Are you using insulated rail joiners on the point frog "V"s? You will certainly get short circuits if you don't.
by Ex-Pat
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)
Replies: 249
Views: 26445

Re: Hawick - no material excuses now.

A recent three day trip to Waterford (to finish walking the old line from Dungarvan, and to assess accessibility to the mothballed Waterford – Rosslare line) afforded the opportunity to call in at Marks Models on the outskirts of Dublin, and resulted in the purchases shown below – so I now have no m...
by Ex-Pat
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN,
Replies: 581
Views: 68847

Re: Edgware GN,

It's great to see a conservationist at work with yet another toilet-roll being recycled. You had me there with GBL - had to Google it and came up with "Great British Locomotives". That series definitely passed me by. How did it work? Was it one of those monthly magazines supplying a few ki...
by Ex-Pat
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 1182
Views: 137988

Re: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)

47010 - Preston - 28-08-89 (7).jpg



Next - a hand-painted loco nameplate.
by Ex-Pat
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!
Replies: 811
Views: 107044

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!

It's the stage when you feel you are getting somewhere at last.

Will you be wiring and testing each section as you go?

Looks like a piece of Set Track on the bridge section - how much such track will you be incorporating?
by Ex-Pat
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.
Replies: 171
Views: 9443

Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

glencairn wrote:Next job will be to tidy the road area.

Glencairn


Why? - it has great character as it is.
by Ex-Pat
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Slightly
Replies: 1095
Views: 152048

Re: Slightly

That's smoothness personified - very impressive.

(70021 brings back memories of it working the Midland Main Line when they also imported 70014 and 70042 (and I think 70004) to work the St. Pancras - Manchesters.)
by Ex-Pat
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 1182
Views: 137988

Re: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)

This is the access road (last week) to Campile station on the mothballed line from Waterford to Rosslare.

P1090651.JPG


There haven't been any customers now for 10 years or so.

Next - a named train headboard.
by Ex-Pat
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN,
Replies: 581
Views: 68847

Re: Edgware GN,

Coming on a treat as usual - that last photo rather cunningly gives the impression of nothing under the footplate other than the wheels. Interesting that you have the loco number on already - I always leave that as the icing on the cake (particularly as further construction handling might damage the...
by Ex-Pat
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Layout repair/overhaul
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Layout repair/overhaul

Welcome to the Forum Steve.

This site below covers Clubs in the Bedford area and will also give you details of Model Shops in the Bedford area - best of luck.


https://www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/county/c ... dfordshire
by Ex-Pat
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!
Replies: 811
Views: 107044

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!

luckymucklebackit wrote: so I am reaching the point of no excuses!

Jim


I can always find one (at least)!

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