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by George Stein
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: (Will it be a) Happy New Year?
Replies: 15
Views: 282

Re: (Will it be a) Happy New Year?

On the other hand, it appears that "indoors" has been an impetus for the hobby. Hornby sales up; 3-d OO printing growing; Hornby maintaining the kit-based "build-a-wagon" part of their line; etc. Sitting and playing with one's I-phone ultimately gets boring. So just maybe...the h...
by George Stein
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and, I guess, a Good Boxing Day (whatever that is) to all Forum members. As a USA OO modeller, I have learned many valuable ideas from this forum.

Stay Covid safe and good luck with whatever that Brexit deal is supposed to do.

George
North Carolina
by George Stein
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: UK 55 gallon oil drums.
Replies: 23
Views: 485

Re: UK 55 gallon oil drums.

OK, I started this thread. So I've learned the origin of some little used USA expressions like "imperial gallons" and "long tons." Still don't know about multi-colored 45/55 drums and I'm hesitant to ask what it means to weigh people in "stones." And lets not get into &...
by George Stein
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: UK 55 gallon oil drums.
Replies: 23
Views: 485

UK 55 gallon oil drums.

A prototype question. Peco/Wills supply oil drums in black, bright red, and green. Did the UK use different colors to indicate the content of the drums? e.g., red for flammable? Or is Peco just being colorful. Normally, I'd paint mine steel. I've also seen many photos in your hobby magazines where t...
by George Stein
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Filler
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Re: Filler

Depends on the size of the gap. Yes, Milliput, etc. works fine. However, having built many 1/72 aircraft over the years (where there is invariably a slight gap between the wing root and fuselage), I have found the white typo correcting fluid (Tippex in the UK?) to be quite appropriate. Mind, it shri...
by George Stein
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Sprog II
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Sprog II

Curious if UK modelers use the Sprog (together with JMRI) to program your DCC chips. Good description at DCConcepts and/or Coastal DCC. Thinking about getting the cheaper Sprog II to assist in programming and fine tuning my locomotives. Any experience, reactions of criticisms? Widely used in USA. [ ...
by George Stein
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: B & H Models limited edition Bachmann wagons
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: B & H Models limited edition Bachmann wagons

Writing from the USA. As I wanted a small fleet of coal traders wagons for the Oxford area, I bought unpainted Dapol wagons and used a number of decals from Robbies Rolling Stock, Very easy to use. Paint sides white, ends the body color of the decal. Check him out. "Robbies Rolling Stock" ...
by George Stein
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Coopercraft - GWR Provender wagon diagram Q1- kit 1011
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Coopercraft - GWR Provender wagon diagram Q1- kit 1011

Sorry, but no instructions. However, I built one and if I recall correctly, there is nothing unusual about the kit. Builds just like a standard box van minus the roof. What's the issue for which you need instruction sheet?

George
North Carolina
by George Stein
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: GWR "stone"
Replies: 1
Views: 330

GWR "stone"

As I cannot get Precision Paints, etc. in the USA, GWR colors are always a bit of a problem. So, permit me to suggest (your opinions appreciated) that Vallejo Model Color 70.843 (cork brown) makes a pretty good GWR Medium Stone and two parts cork brown + one part Vallejo 70.940 (saddle brown) makes ...
by George Stein
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Auto & lorry drivers
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Auto & lorry drivers

Writing from the USA, so unfamiliar with universe of UK specialist firms. Does anyone make drivers for OO scale autos and trucks (lorries)? E.g., Oxford, etc. One would have thought that someone like Modelu would have filled this niche. BTW, same problem with HO in USA. Yes, I'm aware of the few fro...
by George Stein
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Crazy Prices
Replies: 17
Views: 1288

Re: Crazy Prices

So, Covid shutdown = time on our hands and no money. Solution to building prices? CARDSTOCK.
by George Stein
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Adhesives for plastics
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: Adhesives for plastics

Writing from the USA. Check your own UK company "Deluxe Materials" catalog (catalogue) for an excellent discussion of which glues glue what to what. In fact, they have a glue that deals specifically with the questions discussed above. Support the home team!

George
North Carolina
by George Stein
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Toy Or Model? Some Blend Inbetween The Two!
Replies: 16
Views: 1093

Re: Toy Or Model? Some Blend Inbetween The Two!

A common statement here in the USA is that when someone asks "what railroad is that supposed to be" (implication "it's not prototype"), one merely replies: " It's MY railroad." Run what you please: it's YOUR railroad (or railway).

George
North Carolina
by George Stein
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: NCE Power Cab V Gaugemaster Prodigy.
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: NCE Power Cab V Gaugemaster Prodigy.

First, I assume you know that any locomotive will need a DCC chip. And any locomotive with a DCC chip can be operated by any DCC power system. So, I am quite happy with my NCE Power Cab. It is entirely appropriate for any smallish (e.g., 12' x12') system and would be quite appropriate for an end-to-...
by George Stein
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Purist
Replies: 27
Views: 1470

Re: The Purist

Naturally it helps to be in the USA modelling the Great Western. No one has called me out for using five wires instead of six on my line side fencing.

George
North Catolina

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