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by flying scotsman123
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: What to use for modelling/scratch-building (Materials?)
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: What to use for modelling/scratch-building (Materials?)

Hi there, I'd suggest plasticard would be the way forward. Guaranteed smooth surfaces, easy to cut to shape and generally work with. A plastic weld solvent such as Mek-pak is best, as it leaves no residue whatsoever and gives a pretty strong bond. You can sand/file it with anything, sandpaper, needl...
by flying scotsman123
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: What glue for making trees?
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: What glue for making trees?

Hairspray works well when you're using smaller particles, but as you've found out it's not strong enough for big clumps. I think when I used to use clump foliage for trees I used "stringy glue" something like bostik or equivalent. You have to be careful not to get in a mess with it, but th...
by flying scotsman123
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)
Replies: 249
Views: 26443

Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

Indeed, really looking good Ex-Pat, can't wait to see it in place.
by flying scotsman123
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Bridge over the river Exe
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Re: Bridge over the river Exe

That's magnificent, top marks! I agree it did look nice with the white latticework, always a tricky one when here's a choice between prototype and what "looks nice"! Anyway, I look forward to seeing the construction of the accompanying signal post... ;)
by flying scotsman123
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Lake District, Norfolk or Cornwall; which is easier?
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: Lake District, Norfolk or Cornwall; which is easier?

I'm a big fan of picking an area as "inspiration", if not modelling a real location as so many places have their own architectural feel, associated either with the geographical location, the original railway company, or a combination of both. However, I think you may be looking at things t...
by flying scotsman123
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Western Region Dynamometer Car
Replies: 19
Views: 659

Re: Western Region Dynamometer Car

A superb finished product Tony, very nice! Would it have run in a train of a particular formation, or just some any old coaches tacked on to simulate a "normal" train for testing purposes? Yes, originally only a few specific rakes of coaches were painted chocolate and cream for named train...
by flying scotsman123
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: GUV
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: GUV

I think it would be more likely for the parcels traffic to be tacked on to a passenger train than goods, hence the existence of "XP" rated vans,e.g. fruit vans, Siphons etc on the GWR which would be fully fitted, sometimes even with a steam heat through pipe, and could also be added. If i...
by flying scotsman123
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: GUV
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: GUV

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by flying scotsman123
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: GUV
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: GUV

So can I run these as part of an ordinary goods train- as in with a mixture of fitted and unfitted vans and a goods brake at the rear? I guess it would be advantageous to have the GUV in the fitted head, but not strictly necessary? I could have some parcels tail traffic collected from various train...
by flying scotsman123
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: GUV
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: GUV

Yep, pretty much exactly as you've described!
by flying scotsman123
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: I wonder what George & Robert would think now?
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: I wonder what George & Robert would think now?

I think they'd marvel at the progress made, and possibly be astounded that the original bridge and formation was still there!
by flying scotsman123
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: ADDISON ROAD - KENSINGTON OLYMPIA SET IN THE 1920'S IN 7MM
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: ADDISON ROAD - KENSINGTON OLYMPIA SET IN THE 1920'S IN 7MM

Ooh, one of my favourite layouts about at the moment! Twickenham is a bit far for me, but I look forward to seeing this at an exhibition one day, when things are back to normal. :)
by flying scotsman123
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Wood Kits
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Wood Kits

With wood I'd want to prime it with something first, then you can use whichever paint you fancy.
by flying scotsman123
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: All things paint!
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: All things paint!

Ah yes, you did point me towards Phoenix paints and I did get some which I'm experimenting with at the minute. I have applied paint to plastic models and its never looked that great, but I've not used a primer. I have on a base board but not on plastic. With this advice I will get a primer and begi...
by flying scotsman123
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: All things paint!
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: All things paint!

Once you've put a primer of some kind on it doesn't really matter what sort of paint you use on what surface, that's what the primer is there for. Most people have a preference for either enamel or acrylic. I recall pointing you towards phoenix paints for NSE colours before. Phoenix paints are all e...

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