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by sleeper
Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Show us your weathering skills...
Replies: 107
Views: 19937

Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Here's a couple of scratch builds I did, they are weathered with acrylic washes and Humbrol 'smoke' weathering powder

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by sleeper
Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: sleepers workbench
Replies: 24
Views: 3770

Re: sleepers workbench

This is the latest model I've produced using cardboard. It was designed in Inkscape and cut with a Silhouette cutter.
For full details of the build click 'my blog' below and scroll down to the first entry.



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by sleeper
Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Chris Brown (Emettman)'s workbench
Replies: 170
Views: 14289

Re: Chris Brown (Emettman)'s workbench

[quote="Emettman"]OK, here comes the madness again. Not the NZ one I remember, but one from the USA. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/15/A_switch_of_Mount_Washington_Cog_Railway.jpg/600px-A_switch_of_Mount_Washington_Cog_Railway.jpg quote] Love the safety aspect of th...
by sleeper
Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Lifelike GP38 Diesel loco
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: Lifelike GP38 Diesel loco

don't hold your breath
by sleeper
Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dead Hornby class 56
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re: Dead Hornby class 56

Lead free solder is mainly for use in the plumbing trade, the theory is that when plumbing fittings are soldered a little ring of solder on the inside is in contact with the water. If that water is 'potable' (drinking water) the lead contained in 60/40 solder contaminates it, the water bye-laws now ...
by sleeper
Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Coach air vents for Dapol Coaches
Replies: 7
Views: 1249

Re: Coach air vents for Dapol Coaches

comet models was sold last year, now part of wizard models
by sleeper
Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: London commuting - slightly random post
Replies: 8
Views: 1269

Re: London commuting - slightly random post

I remember it well, in the early 60s I travelled up from Hither Green to Charing Cross/ Canon Street, sometimes from Catford to Holborn depending where I was working. Things were as bad if not worse then. Leaves on the line was a favourite excuse, even in mid winter when there wasn't a single leaf l...
by sleeper
Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: sleepers workbench
Replies: 24
Views: 3770

Re: sleepers workbench

Due to my being back in the UK from France since the beginning of December with limited internet access over there nothing much has been posted on here, indeed save for building a couple of wagon kits and doing some solder work on a Roxey Mouldings coach kit I haven't done much modelling full stop. ...
by sleeper
Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Ratio GWR 10ft Chassis - Wheels?
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Re: Ratio GWR 10ft Chassis - Wheels?

some Ratio kits and Parkside kits come with Romford wheels and pin point axles, I'm not so sure with this kit though, due to the low price. You can get the wheel sets from 'kit lady' (Preston models) on ebay. A cheap and fast postal service too. No connection.
by sleeper
Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Scratchbuilding a Cut & Shut Shunter
Replies: 22
Views: 4173

Re: Scratchbuilding a Cut & Shut Shunter

Col K, you've certainly shown some amazing imagination and resourcefulness with this scratch build. Who cares if it's not strictly true to prototype, representation is key in my opinion. I haven't looked in on this forum for quite some time,partly due to a dire lack of modelling interest shown and p...
by sleeper
Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: sleepers workbench
Replies: 24
Views: 3770

Re: sleepers workbench

Thanks for the compliment mate, however I have got the advantage of having just completed a similar project and I learned a lot from that one, which I've applied to this one. I can't say the same for the computer designs though, that is one big learning curve for me.
by sleeper
Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: sleepers workbench
Replies: 24
Views: 3770

Re: sleepers workbench

I've reverted to type with this project, maybe it's a case of 'old habits die hard' but I find it difficult to just dream up components and draw them up in Inkscape. What I've done is cut the parts by hand tried them for fit and then re-produced them in inkscape and ultimately as a Silhouette cuttin...
by sleeper
Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Unwritten Rules
Replies: 36
Views: 3333

Re: Unwritten Rules

IF IN DOUBT GET A BIGGER HAMMER OUT!
by sleeper
Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1045
Views: 63191

Re: Dad-1 Workbench

That's a really inspired idea for that coupling, I'd never have thought of that in a thousand years! I guess it has the added bonus of some adjustment in the height of the coupling too. I love that Vulcan, I've got the book of the raid on Stanley Airport during the Falklands Campaign using a Vulcan ...
by sleeper
Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1045
Views: 63191

Re: Dad-1 Workbench

It sounds like you got an old kit Geoff and that's possibly the reason for the warping in the body. The price for a current kit is around £9 and would have Romford wheels as standard. It seems there's a parallel market in old 'new' stock. I recently built two covered vans one a Ratio ventilated van ...

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