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by luckymucklebackit
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 925
Views: 72151

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

Lets go round the EU before we leave!!

So we had Germany - now Holland,

Distromex visit 20-03-13 032.jpg


Lets have some more EU countries

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: What would you use?
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: What would you use?

What you are planning is a recipe for trouble! Baseboard construction is where a lot of modellers try and cut corners so save money and end up with problems (I talk from experience with an early layout). Are the drawers/units exactly the same height? If not the board will be uneven and stock will ro...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"
Replies: 31
Views: 1867

Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

Superb job Ex-Pat, I am told that soaking Plasticard in hot water for a while before trying to form it makes it more "plastic" (in the engineering sense of the word)

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Gresley 2-6-2-T connecting rod problem
Replies: 8
Views: 55

Re: Bachmann Gresley 2-6-2-T connecting rod problem

I had a similar if less catastrophic failure, it was the little white bearing that failed on one of the axles, it had probably cracked a while before and took some time to work free, managed to fix it with super glue.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford Rail offer the J27 NER/LNER/BR 0-6-0
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Oxford Rail offer the J27 NER/LNER/BR 0-6-0

Hatton's have announced a price - a reasonable £104 for the basic model, becoming even more tempting! Jim Apparently it’s an estimated price & people who place orders will be updated with the actual price once it’s known with option to cancel order I’m hoping it accurate as it’s much more reaso...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford Rail offer the J27 NER/LNER/BR 0-6-0
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Oxford Rail offer the J27 NER/LNER/BR 0-6-0

Hatton's have announced a price - a reasonable £104 for the basic model, becoming even more tempting!

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Welcome to Chaos Central........
Replies: 7
Views: 87

Re: Welcome to Chaos Central........

Looks interesting, very much my era, plus you are an old school DC and code 100 man - good on you. Would like to see a track plan of what you are hoping to achieve - it looks nice and complicated! :D

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford Rail offer the J27 NER/LNER/BR 0-6-0
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Oxford Rail offer the J27 NER/LNER/BR 0-6-0

Hmmmm! Nice looking loco, did they ever cross the border in BR days though! Ironically I have a photograph of one up here at Bo'ness, but it was in preservation days when the SRPS borrowed 2392 (65894) during a steam shortage in 1991 and I traveled behind it on the line. Edit - according to LNER.inf...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Another Question.
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: Another Question.

Could be Formoway, which was made by Graham Farish in 00 in the 1960s

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 650
Views: 65607

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

The problem with dry brushing is that is that you always end up with some in the mortar! :shock: Painting the brick colour first then using a mortar wash sounds a better principle, but every time I try, I end up with mortar coloured bricks! I guess it is something that takes years of practice befor...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Unnamed layout for my kids
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Unnamed layout for my kids

Yes, thanks, that section would just be used so they could swap to the other end of the coaches, so they would just have to enter that section, stop, close the points at the end they entered, open the other end, and then set off again. TBH the only 1 likely to use that would be my eldest and he's 7...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 650
Views: 65607

Re: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)

Todays job was fettling up the bridge then painting, I used a stiff plaster as I needed to make up a mix for the embankments to the front so two birds were killed with the one stone, The plaster worked out well and when dry I started to paint, For this process I split the boards up as the first coat...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Industrial sites
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Industrial sites

There is a veritable treasure trove of photographs taken of old industrial sites on the Canmore Database, a source of much of my research https://canmore.org.uk/. This site should come with one of those warnings that you might spend a long time here once you start.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 325
Views: 128075

Re: BARGAINS!

Hi Dont know if this applys everywhere or if everyone uses UHU glue but the UHU all purpose glue 60mm tubes i found in the st helens home bargains for 99p a tube (with the not quite precise nozzel but they not hard to change) just in case anyone needs any. Been buying mine out the pound shop for a ...

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