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by flying scotsman123
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - Coaching Stock inc scratch & kits
Replies: 13
Views: 239

Re: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - COACH STOCK inc scratch & kits

Looking forward to the scratch built coaches, I'm very much an enthusiast of scratch building carriages!
by flying scotsman123
Wed May 29, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 53
Views: 1760

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

I'm not so sure about that. I've worked in the prison service for over ten years and view a system of gangs and cultures that learn from one another. Imho, better to dispense justice swift and briefly. Interestingly, I once had a long chat with a con who described his life of crime. He came from a ...
by flying scotsman123
Wed May 29, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 53
Views: 1760

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

You can't get blood out of a stone but a darn good flogging might make him think twice before he vandalized anyone else's property. I have no time for these insolent rodent's. Once again, evidence shows that harsher punishments do not work as a deterrent, and are often deleterious and counterproduc...
by flying scotsman123
Fri May 24, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Preserving 'lost causes'?
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Preserving 'lost causes'?

Never say never, just look what's happening to 35011, still in ex-Barry condition but finally an enthusiastic bunch have got behind it and making a real go of not just restoring it, but backdating it to original condition. Given that these days we can build steam locomotives from scratch again, it d...
by flying scotsman123
Sun May 19, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 53
Views: 1760

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

Come on chaps, even RMweb are managing to stay vaguely civilised without the rather unattractive baying for blood. There's a justgiving page set up for folk to show support, I'm sure despite money being only a small fraction of what was lost with all that kit/scratch built work, the folk affected wo...
by flying scotsman123
Sat May 18, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Matching Factory Finish
Replies: 16
Views: 291

Re: Matching Factory Finish

Hornby BR green is suspect at best, and given you say the locomotive is weathered too I'd say it would be virtually impossible to get a decent match unless you go down the digital paint matching route, and even then it's not going to be perfect. Definitely none of the proper BR green railway paint c...
by flying scotsman123
Sat May 18, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 53
Views: 1760

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

I agree with Bufferstop, the science says the absolute best deterrent to this sort of thing is a fear of getting caught, any subsequent punishment is completely irrelevant as far as prevention is concerned. Calls for corporal or capital punishment are merely old testament desires for revenge and do ...
by flying scotsman123
Wed May 08, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 98
Views: 4954

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

From reading here I do wonder why a good number of people are members of model railway clubs when they apparently have so little interest in doing any modelling. Sometimes sounds like they're just there so they can run their trains on someone else's very nicely made layout, which isn't why I'd join ...
by flying scotsman123
Wed May 01, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dj models announcement
Replies: 40
Views: 1295

Re: Dj models announcement

The general consensus on the other place seems to be that it prevents other companies from pinching the CAD work but if they independently decide to do a model of the same subject and come up with a very similar looking CAD design (which is quite likely if it's of the same prototype!) then he's not ...
by flying scotsman123
Wed May 01, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Signals
Replies: 11
Views: 233

Re: Signals

It all depends on the trackplan as well, as one has junction signals both home and distant varieties, ground (Also known as shunting) signals for slower speed operations in sidings and sometimes on mainlines where shunting proceedures are designed to take place... Keep it simple at first though. Ke...
by flying scotsman123
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Signals
Replies: 11
Views: 233

Re: Signals

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b2/Typical_signal_box_layout.svg/750px-Typical_signal_box_layout.svg.png So home signals tend to come towards the end of a particular section of "plain" track, as you approach a signal box (and often a station). You can have "out...
by flying scotsman123
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Very simple question,
Replies: 24
Views: 577

Re: Very simple question,

Another vote for PVA, might be a bit slower than bostik or other stringy glues, but it's harder to get in a mess with!
by flying scotsman123
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings
Replies: 90
Views: 4479

Re: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings

Thanks FS123 Interesting you don't cut all the way through! I did wonder! There are a few Cricut models and I have heard others mention Brother as an option, so I think it needs a bit of research before purchase, best we start a new thread on the subject and stop hogging this one! :lol: Likewise I ...
by flying scotsman123
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings
Replies: 90
Views: 4479

Re: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings

Oh lets not d*ck about, here it is. Timbersurf's question has just been asked on the last page so hopefully an up-to-date answer will appear soon. I've just got a normal Silhouette Portrait which accepts maximum width of just over A4 width, but you can feed in a maximum of 10 feet I think. The Cameo...
by flying scotsman123
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings
Replies: 90
Views: 4479

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 easi...

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