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by flying scotsman123
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN,
Replies: 464
Views: 54726

Re: Edgware GN,

Ex-Pat wrote:I always find curved platforms very eye-pleasing


I always find them extremely difficult!

Anyway, nice to see a bit more of Edgeware, I'm so used to enjoying your scratchbuilt/bashed locos, it's all too easy to forget there's an excellent layout to run them on too! :)
by flying scotsman123
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 139
Views: 16762

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

Simply stunning work, and I keep having to check, this is N gauge yes!? The finish and detail of the 3D printing is one thing, but the level of decoration you've achieved is quite another. :o
by flying scotsman123
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons store closure
Replies: 23
Views: 901

Re: Hattons store closure

Hattons now contemplating suspending mail order. Going to make an announcement in the next few days. They say the suspension could be between 10 and 14 days. The 10-14 days makes it sound like they have a suspected case within their workforce. Not much point doing it just as a more general precauti...
by flying scotsman123
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Exhibitons cancelled.
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Exhibitons cancelled.

Most heritage railways have closed as well, probably sensible for all model railway exhibitions to follow suit.
by flying scotsman123
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Thatched roofs
Replies: 25
Views: 550

Re: Thatched roofs

I think you're supposed to cut it into small bunches a cm or 2 in length and lay it like you would in real life, so you see mostly ends of the fibres, and it all ends up looking a lot more dense.
by flying scotsman123
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Thatched roofs
Replies: 25
Views: 550

Re: Thatched roofs

Other than the human hair used for Pendon, the best examples I've seen have all used plumbers hemp and that would be the route I'd take, although I've no personal experience yet!
by flying scotsman123
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Fitted brake vans
Replies: 18
Views: 325

Re: Fitted brake vans

stuartp wrote:
Although described as 'fitted' the BR vans were in fact piped only (with the possible exception of one batch ?) and should not have vacuum cylinders.


Some certainly did, last summer we spent a good deal of time making it all work on one!
by flying scotsman123
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Fitted brake vans
Replies: 18
Views: 325

Re: Fitted brake vans

Bufferstop wrote:It's bauxite not grey so was a vacuum brake fitted van.


Not necessarily, fairly sure bauxite was for through-piped vehicles as well.
by flying scotsman123
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Fitted brake vans
Replies: 18
Views: 325

Re: Fitted brake vans

Or to put it another way, in the absence of any visible brake hoses, what makes this https://www.hattons.co.uk/194080/bachmann_branchline_37_537b_ln01_20_ton_brake_van_in_br_bauxite_livery_b952497_pre_owned_like_new/stockdetail.aspx a fitted brake van? The fact it appears to have a vacuum cylinder?
by flying scotsman123
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern passenger train question
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: Southern passenger train question

You may find this thread on RMWeb useful for coaching sets. King Arthurs did indeed have 6 wheel tenders, although I'm not sure if the latest Hornby release did one, if they did they're not so easy to come by. One could be pinched from an N class if you chose carefully as some were very similar, but...
by flying scotsman123
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: I need to find 3D / relief lettering suppliers for signs
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: I need to find 3D / relief lettering suppliers for signs

Would etched brass letters like these or these (scroll ~2/3rds down) be any good?
by flying scotsman123
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Are these semaphore signals right?
Replies: 14
Views: 1403

Re: Are these semaphore signals right?

gppsoftware wrote:
flying scotsman123 wrote:That's also the function of the white discs with the yellow stripe.


If I remember correctly, they were used at different times, however, since installed equipment lasted many years, there were often overlaps in usage.


I presumed they'd either be a different time period or different region.
by flying scotsman123
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Are these semaphore signals right?
Replies: 14
Views: 1403

Re: Are these semaphore signals right?

Not sure what the LMS used, though I do know the GWR used dolly signals. They were ground shunting signals and many are still in use today. Basically a disk with a red line (Or yellow in certain instances) where the disc is pivoted in the middle, and if the disc turns so the red line is horizontal ...
by flying scotsman123
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby flogging another dead horse
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: Hornby flogging another dead horse

End2end wrote:To be honest, working in the film industry, this franchise is well and truly dead


From a making new films perspective, maybe, but the brand itself clearly isn't.
by flying scotsman123
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Airbrush
Replies: 11
Views: 712

Re: Airbrush

For the first time I'm actually considering the purchase of an airbrush, I've always been put off by the faff of it all, and the expense. This looks pretty handy and not too badly priced, thanks for posting!

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