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by luckymucklebackit
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Pva/water mix ratio for ballast
Replies: 9
Views: 108

Re: Pva/water mix ratio for ballast

I agree with Bufferstop, it depends on the glue. If you are using Unibond or Evostick branded PVA then 50/50 with the usual dash of washing liquid works fine. I tried that stuff out of "The Works" and it is much more watery and needs to be almost 75/25 and even then it is a poor substutite...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The ideal hobby
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: The ideal hobby

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by luckymucklebackit
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The ideal hobby
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: The ideal hobby

I went to B&Q on Sunday, timber & 4 x 9mm sheets of ply purchased, guy on the till told me the place had been very busy, lot of people looking to start DIY projects during the next few weeks. Hoping to see a big number of posts in the layouts and workbench forums as our members keep busy dur...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Parkside shock-absorbing open wagon kit.
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Parkside shock-absorbing open wagon kit.

For all things wagons, Paul Bartlett's site is normally the place to go, but have just checked his site and every wagon pictured has a tarpaulin in place so you cant see the bar. Here is a photo of a completed kit though, hope it helps. 3009973.png From memory wagons of this type rarely had a nice s...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Tools needed
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: Tools needed

echo Dad1s comments about a good quality hand saw. I bought a new one last year and the difference is remarkable, I was cutting 1" worktops straight and easy, the old saw took ages and wandered about.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons store closure
Replies: 23
Views: 905

Re: Hattons store closure

Hopefully they will see a surge in orders as more modelers take advantage of "self isolation" hopefully with mild symptoms to progress projects.

Keep Calm and Build Models!

jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge "Marty - We are going Back to the Future!"
Replies: 762
Views: 92087

Re: Gateside and Northbridge "Marty - We are going Back to the Future!"

Still nothing to report I'm afraid, the weather has been too wet and windy which has put me off going up the loft. On my way home form work the other day I had to divert due to an accident, took me through this place on the B777 from Beith to Lugton, think it was a hint to get off my butt! Gateside....
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby J36
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Hornby J36

The factory identifier on the packaging for three of the four Hornby metal bodied locos I have including the J36, is 'LOT01'. The D16/3 is CHL01. (Not bought any Hornby pacifics since production finished at Sanda Kan (SK) so cannot make a comparison there.) I have seen or heard of at least twelve f...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Model Rail Scotland 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Model Rail Scotland 2020

Well that is Model Rail Scotland over with for another year, I braved the wind and rain on Friday to make my annual pilgrimage and I was not disappointed. Stand out for me was Hornsey Broadway, I had seen this layout on-line and it was even better "in the flesh", the layout oozed atmospher...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Network Rail Merchandise
Replies: 0
Views: 100

Network Rail Merchandise

HI all - I found this resource today by accident

https://nr.printstoreonline.com/galleries/

Network Rail cashing in on the enthusiast market by peddling a large range of Victorian Engineering Drawings. Might be something in there that would be useful to the modeller though.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby flogging another dead horse
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: Hornby flogging another dead horse

Considering there is a chain of "Harry Potter" style stores sprining up across Scotland, including one in the departure lounge of Edinburgh Airport (mega high rent), I think that the franchise is anything but dormant, the horse is well and thriving!

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge "Marty - We are going Back to the Future!"
Replies: 762
Views: 92087

Re: Gateside and Northbridge "Marty - We are going Back to the Future!"

Getting quite excited already! Perhaps my own "Year of Discontent" may shortly end. I see the plan shows a turntable, and the original plan had one too but I could never find any mention or photo of it. What plans do you have as to the type of turntable? Hi Ex Pat - The Gaetside turntable...
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge "Marty - We are going Back to the Future!"
Replies: 762
Views: 92087

Re: Gateside and Northbridge "Marty - We are going Back to the Future!"

Ok I appreciate the re-launch has had more than it's share of false starts but at last I think I have a workable plan. The reason for the title is that back in the distant past the original Gateside and North bridge was built in a 12' by 8' loft in my first house. The general concept of that layout ...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point power problem
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: Point power problem

A common problem with points is that the switch rails rely on good contact with the stock rail for continuity, are the faces clean and are the little tabs on the switch rail that should amke contact with the underside of the stock rail correctly bent and fully in contact. I always bridge these out a...

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