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by Tom@Crewe
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Mortar colour
Replies: 7
Views: 918

Re: Mortar colour

I have given my Signal box a base colour of Humbrol 121 and then dry brushed the bricks Humbrol 70 and as I am looking for a aged look it was horrendous

The darker brick colour made the mortar look even lighter.



What's a better base colour for the aged mortar?
by Tom@Crewe
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tom@Crewe - Workbench
Replies: 19
Views: 1761

Re: Tom@Crewe - Workbench

I have now modified the parts concerning the crane carriage, jib runner and relieving bogies. I was surprised how soft some of the plastic parts were. Time to start reassembly.

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by Tom@Crewe
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tom@Crewe - Workbench
Replies: 19
Views: 1761

Re: Tom@Crewe - Workbench

After reading the book and seeing the plans within the Hornby model is clearly a 75 ton, also noticed the number on the side of the jib runner wagon 'DB998617' and 'DB966111 crane number' are for....



So now just have to build one.
by Tom@Crewe
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tom@Crewe - Workbench
Replies: 19
Views: 1761

Re: Tom@Crewe - Workbench

Now I have found 'THE' book, I will have to study and think a bit.......

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by Tom@Crewe
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Wanted - Railway Breakdown Cranes Vol.2 by Peter Tatlow
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: Wanted - Railway Breakdown Cranes Vol.2 by Peter Tatlow

I now have the book thank you for help.
by Tom@Crewe
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Wanted - Railway Breakdown Cranes Vol.2 by Peter Tatlow
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: Wanted - Railway Breakdown Cranes Vol.2 by Peter Tatlow

TimberSurf wrote:You could contact those in this list for stock and for them to keep an eye out for it

Already done
RAF96 wrote:WH Smith has volumes 1 and 3 but not volume 2.

Correct
by Tom@Crewe
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Wanted - Railway Breakdown Cranes Vol.2 by Peter Tatlow
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Wanted - Railway Breakdown Cranes Vol.2 by Peter Tatlow

Railway Breakdown Cranes Vol.2 by Peter Tatlow https://d1w7fb2mkkr3kw.cloudfront.net/assets/images/book/lrg/9781/9064/9781906419974.jpg ISBN-10 1906419973 ISBN-13 978-1906419974 If you have the book and want to sell, please let me know If you know a bookshop with it in, please let me know I know thi...
by Tom@Crewe
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tom@Crewe - Workbench
Replies: 19
Views: 1761

Re: Tom@Crewe - Workbench

This is never going to be an exact scale build but I have been surprised by the axle spacing. almost all within 2 mm, the worst being the relieving bogies from first axle to buffet but this has a 5 mm section which is easily removed. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7903/46133772055_1f8e5ca49c_b.jpg
by Tom@Crewe
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tom@Crewe - Workbench
Replies: 19
Views: 1761

Re: Tom@Crewe - Workbench

Starting my second crane rebuild Hornby R197, I intend to detail it to be a Cowans Sheldon 45 ton crane. Still researching but making a start. also waiting for delivery of new razor saw's, I am planning to work bottom up. so rework the jib runner, relieving bogies, main chassis and how they fit toge...
by Tom@Crewe
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 1198

Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

Consider my head blown........ OK searching this morning for the book, info and pictures, I have found there is a Cowans and Sheldon crane not 1/2 a mile away. Crewe Heritage Centre has ADRC 96717 and 50 ton painted on the jib, steam converted to diesel and bright yellow, information from data files...
by Tom@Crewe
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 1198

Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

Help I am looking for..........

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... I can find it anywhere, if you know where I can get a copy please let me know (shop, library, private, to buy or borrow)
by Tom@Crewe
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Recent changes to RMWeb
Replies: 26
Views: 767

Re: Recent changes to RMWeb

It's seems better once you find your way.
by Tom@Crewe
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 1198

Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

Motorising this is off the cards now I see the very limiting space
by Tom@Crewe
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 1198

Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

My Crane has now arrived.. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4889/46904182122_1cecd61d69_z.jpg https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4884/33080852498_43e09c6381_z.jpg https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4887/33080853038_f4689bb0a7.jpg https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4819/46956255751_eb980bc145.jpg I am still lookin...

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