Search found 1974 matches

by flying scotsman123
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Very simple question,
Replies: 24
Views: 420

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: 87
Views: 3936

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: 87
Views: 3936

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: 87
Views: 3936

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...
by flying scotsman123
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Ex-Cambrian Railways Composite coach
Replies: 10
Views: 313

Re: Ex-Cambrian Railways Composite coach

Difficult to assess the heritage of that coach Geoff, clearly much altered and cut about. Even has a TPO look Geoff, but it clearly isn’t. The VCT is usually a good source for such info: http://www.cs.rhrp.org.uk/se/CarriageInfo.asp?Ref=136 Ex-toplight brake third apparently.
by flying scotsman123
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: overly complicated point work in old photos
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: overly complicated point work in old photos

There's an argument to be had that some of it might have been unnecessary. The victorians had some funny ideas about a lot of things, everyone knows about covering piano legs, but it spread to railways too; valve gear and motion on locos was almost always covered up, they liked to ballast track so y...
by flying scotsman123
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 83
Views: 2296

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

After the first episode I wasn’t going to bother watching the second. A friend suggested I did however and it was a far better effort, much more interesting and less silly commentary. I don’t dislike James May but he really does need to say less at times: he got the balance just about right in epis...
by flying scotsman123
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 83
Views: 2296

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

was anyone else confused about that "professional" layout? are the builders limited to only using hornby products for those? or was its purpose to look like the kind of thing literally anyone can build? and more specifically why were they using a massive screwdriver to apply that awful lo...
by flying scotsman123
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 83
Views: 2296

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

Quite a bit of talk about Hornbys toy like past but I myself have some of my fondest memories running Triang Hornby model trains, we may have all bells and whistles models these days but when us old geezers have moved onto the big railway in sky it will most likely be bye bye model train hobby, far...
by flying scotsman123
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: One Of My Favourite Books.
Replies: 13
Views: 335

Re: One Of My Favourite Books.

There's only one book you need for scratch-building carriages as far as I'm concerned:

Image

Worth every penny. I should be able to post some results soon.
by flying scotsman123
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 83
Views: 2296

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

End2end wrote:
Lysander wrote:???
Tony

Propagander with a tie on.
Thanks
End2end


Known to infiltrate even television shows about toy train companies?... :roll:
by flying scotsman123
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: when will she return???
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: when will she return???

Thanks for the info on the old girl,I just wonder if its worth while contacting where she is and enquiring.It surely will not be left in a corner to rust away It certainly won't be being forgotten about, but if you can get any information out of Carnforth then good luck to you, they're notorious fo...
by flying scotsman123
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Recent changes to RMWeb
Replies: 26
Views: 731

Re: Recent changes to RMWeb

Unlike this site topics veer off topic within 3 comments usually - so I'll not rejoin - especially as one 'moderator' offered to come up north and "sort me out" - I said fine, but felt I should mention that I was ex-Forces and rejected by the Para's because ~I was too tall and big - funni...
by flying scotsman123
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Recent changes to RMWeb
Replies: 26
Views: 731

Re: Recent changes to RMWeb

Currently unable to find my Blog, but it asks for titles and I've always make them up to suit each posting and can't actually remember any. It'll take time to settle and be fully updated so really just living with it as is. Geoff T. Can't you just look in your profile for blog posts? That's what I ...
by flying scotsman123
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Recent changes to RMWeb
Replies: 26
Views: 731

Re: Recent changes to RMWeb

I found it a bit overwhelming at first, as normally when I access forums the first thing I go to is "New Content". It wasn't easy to see how to do this with RMWeb at first, but I've now cracked it. If you're on a PC full screen then "activity" appears in a bar at the top. Hover ...

Go to advanced search