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by flying scotsman123
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern malachite coach livery
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Southern malachite coach livery

Was anyone here around when malachite green was introduced? All we can do today is a reasonable approximation; if relying on photographic evidence this isn't helped by the large variance in colour reproduction with the film stock available at the time, mainly Dufaycolour and the new (then), Kodachr...
by flying scotsman123
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: A Dead Decoder - But Weird ?
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: A Dead Decoder - But Weird ?

I've had a few "weird" experiences with the cheap hornby decoders not doing what you expect! Can't remember what now as it's been a few years but wherever I bought them from sending a replacement was no trouble. I've since moved onto the cheap hattons ones instead, far more reliable.
by flying scotsman123
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Help Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Help Needed

It's a generic hornby 4-wheel coach, it's been around for ever and been released in virtually every livery you can think of, based on no prototype in particular it is a freelance design. This one looks like it's been repainted and lettered by a previous owner as a departmental vehicle, something lik...
by flying scotsman123
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Any tips for roofs with multiple parts?
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Any tips for roofs with multiple parts?

Alternatively, I draw the roof out in 3D in something like Google SketchUp, then use the "tape measure" and "protractor" to measure each 2D surface.
by flying scotsman123
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 98
Views: 7207

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

Please note that, other than removing the printing supports, no cleaning up or rubbing down of this print had taken place - hence the strange pattern on the boiler. However, I hope that you can see some of the detail that's been incorporated into the CAD. Having read this comment on my phone I look...
by flying scotsman123
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: How much!!
Replies: 18
Views: 294

Re: How much!!

That does seem a bit steep! In what context is this in? I only ask because I've seen that sort of figure quoted in conjunction with making Mk1s more suitable for mainline use before, but that was adding toilet tanks and all that bother. Luckily neither are an issue on heritage railways, and shouldn'...
by flying scotsman123
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Class 122 DMU Hauling Coaches
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: Class 122 DMU Hauling Coaches

Fascinating, I knew of DMUs hauling the odd parcels/newspaper coach, but that article goes on to describe some workings where DMUs did haul passenger stock - seems to be a Western Region thing from what that article suggests.
by flying scotsman123
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: What scale is it?
Replies: 4
Views: 1032

Re: What scale is it?

Mountain wrote:Did you win the bids? What Smallbrook kits did you buy?


Last visited the site 7 years ago, not much point really...
by flying scotsman123
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What does the term rebuilt mean
Replies: 19
Views: 422

Re: What does the term rebuilt mean

Bigmet wrote:I promise you the guy behind that analysis is not an expert of any sort.


Maybe not, but he's put himself up to an awful lot of scrutiny from people who can have meaningful conversations about these things (unlike me)!
by flying scotsman123
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford's latest Dean Goods
Replies: 23
Views: 660

Re: Oxford's latest Dean Goods

I will say though that as time goes on, it can be harder to match colours Not really sure what you mean by that! It's easier now than it ever has been with the use of computers to match colours and store the colour data. There's still original samples around too if you want to start from scratch. S...
by flying scotsman123
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What does the term rebuilt mean
Replies: 19
Views: 422

Re: What does the term rebuilt mean

...and some were done (allegedly) through sheer spite! Referring of course to Mr Thompsons rebuilds of some of Gresley's Pacifics and Mikados. The reasons for rebuilding were of course down to simplification of valve gear and improvements to make maintenance easier in a time of Austerity, but many ...
by flying scotsman123
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: oo revival
Replies: 27
Views: 3399

Re: oo revival

The 7 years of angst waiting for an answer is finally over! I fear it may be too late though, the question poser hasn't been seen for the last 5 years.... :roll:
by flying scotsman123
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What does the term rebuilt mean
Replies: 19
Views: 422

Re: What does the term rebuilt mean

...and some were done (allegedly) through sheer spite! Referring of course to Mr Thompsons rebuilds of some of Gresley's Pacifics and Mikados. The reasons for rebuilding were of course down to simplification of valve gear and improvements to make maintenance easier in a time of Austerity, but many ...
by flying scotsman123
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Painting "shiny connecting rods/valve gear.
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: Painting "shiny connecting rods/valve gear.

TimberSurf wrote:Very shiny FS123, how do you get it into the display case? I think you will need some big anchor bolts to secure that cabinet! :lol:


Can you believe they actually had the tenacity to use it after we had done such a nice job of it!? :o
by flying scotsman123
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Painting "shiny connecting rods/valve gear.
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: Painting "shiny connecting rods/valve gear.

I've painted a few, the main thing is to make sure you've got a clean surface free from grease, quite an undertaking on this, most of it seemed to end up on me afterwards!

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