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by Michaelaface
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Greater Loftchester
Replies: 72
Views: 3452

Re: Greater Loftchester

after putting off some jobs for a while I've started getting back on with finishing the terminus, I've decided I'm going add about 30cms to the end of the board to allow for run around loops here's where I've got to so far https://live.staticflickr.com/7845/32667289687_4e7ebbb6a5_b.jpg
by Michaelaface
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: what do you hope to achieve from your model railway?
Replies: 34
Views: 707

Re: what do you hope to achieve from your model railway?

I was in no way bashing any train set stuff btw, I still buy them every now and then (if theres a good deal) as its nice to just have something basic you can set up in 5 mins and run wherever, don't really think that hornby advert sells that notion either though In fairness I think it all comes down...
by Michaelaface
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: what do you hope to achieve from your model railway?
Replies: 34
Views: 707

what do you hope to achieve from your model railway?

so I happened to watch Hornby's latest video on youtube, and I couldn't help but think "everything in this video looks rubbish" ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz8j4NxIz18 ) obviously that's just my opinion and is ultimately meaningless in the grand scheme of things, but it made me wonde...
by Michaelaface
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby R1233 The Coca-Cola Christmas Train Set 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 780

Re: Hornby R1233 The Coca-Cola Christmas Train Set 2019

unless Hornby are getting some sort of sponsorship money from coke for doing I really don't understand the point in this, or why people actually seem to want it, just looks like gimmicky nonsense to me
by Michaelaface
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings
Replies: 87
Views: 3939

Re: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings

should have this pretty much "finished" tomorrow, what do I start on next? do I attempt the station buildings for my layouts terminus? or do I carry on honing my skills with some more of these terrace house builds? (have a pretty clear idea for another terrace build in mind) https://farm8....
by Michaelaface
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings
Replies: 87
Views: 3939

Re: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings

I'd actually missed that RMweb thread, didn't know they were a thing and I also had no idea what I was doing, I just saw my mum using it and thought, wonder if I could use that with my scratch builds and I've just been guessing at how to do things from then on although after seeing the size of that ...
by Michaelaface
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings
Replies: 87
Views: 3939

Re: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings

Not 100 sure what the model is but the make is cricut, not sure of the cost either, was just random chance I ended up with access to one

Also I don't try to cut through the whole sheet with it, just score the outline, so manual cutting is still needed
by Michaelaface
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings
Replies: 87
Views: 3939

Re: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings

Wow how have I missed this - superb work! I'm another fan of that Northern style of big stone blocks heavily sooted, and you have executed the finish perfectly. I presume you've joined the elite club 8) of modellers using a silhouette cutter then? An absolute boon, makes tasks like that so much eas...
by Michaelaface
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings
Replies: 87
Views: 3939

Re: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings

Wow. What an impressive works area in regards to your choice of pints. It looks like you went into a model shop and asked for some paint. "Certainly madam... Which colour would you like? I want them all please including the display!" :lol: When I had H0e, I had lots of little waggons I pu...
by Michaelaface
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings
Replies: 87
Views: 3939

Re: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings

I love the flowers in the windows, great detail! I know you can get plastic guttering kits, but I've always wondered whether you could approximate the downpipes at least with paperclips. I'm nearly at the guttering point on my scratch built terraced houses too, so I'd be interested to know what you...
by Michaelaface
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 83
Views: 2299

Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

Oh I know body kits and dapol stuff are affordable, but it's when it comes to getting it to run the costs go crazy, saw a post on a dapol build somewhere that was summed up with "£9 loco kit £90 on the chassis, gears, motor and wheels"
by Michaelaface
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings
Replies: 87
Views: 3939

Re: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings

Your buildings are really rather good. I like the Black Five finish too, good to see a tender that hasn’t just had its interior sprayed matt back. The rusty in-use effect works well. Tony thank you, I can't remember where I saw it or got the idea anyways here's where my scratch build is up to, goin...
by Michaelaface
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Scratchbuilding of assorted structures
Replies: 246
Views: 62083

Re: Scratchbuilding of assorted structures

just out of curiosity, how long on average does it take you to complete a scratch built structure, obviously I know this will vary wildly depending on size and complexity, as I'm nearing completion of my latest attempt and it seems to have taken an absolute age to get a relatively simple building co...
by Michaelaface
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 83
Views: 2299

Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

here's one think I've wondered about for a while, when they get the first test models, they appear to arrive in essentially a kit form, which makes me think, I'd quite like it if these companies would also sell their RTR locos in kit form (ideally cheaper) there's probably loads of reasons why this ...
by Michaelaface
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings
Replies: 87
Views: 3939

Re: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings

yes that area, plus the ELR, is my main inspiration for buildings, not sure why, just like the look of them, and layouts full of them here's where I'm up to now, with sore fingers just a test fit before I finish painting and put all the windows in https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7896/47438688171_c3ec...

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