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by lezjez
Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Guagemaster Puffer Bottle. BS or not.
Replies: 14
Views: 5855

Re: Guagemaster Puffer Bottle. BS or not.

pictures of the home made statis grass applicator. its a bit of a hybrid between the tea strainer type and the 'pro' models. It seems to work reasonably well. http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s541/lezjez/Model%20Railway/IMG_3562_zpsb536e121.jpg The Sieve. http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s541/...
by lezjez
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Guagemaster Puffer Bottle. BS or not.
Replies: 14
Views: 5855

Re: Guagemaster Puffer Bottle. BS or not.

I recently made a fly swatter grass applicator, using a metal sieve. The results were ok but not great, and I thought the sieve was probably too big. I had a small tea strainer which I wanted to try to see if the small size made a difference but after some research I realised the mesh was too small....
by lezjez
Mon May 13, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Low Relief Retaining brick wall
Replies: 18
Views: 6540

Re: Low Relief Retaining brick wall

How deep is the retaining wall? Is it just the depth of the card (plus a slight slant)? Is the thickness of the card enough to make it stable? I'm just trying to work out much much room to lace around the edge of my track! It's not very deep. The kit comes with sloping supports which are about 1cm ...
by lezjez
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 8' x 4' with an extra bit!
Replies: 14
Views: 3923

Re: 8' x 4' with an extra bit!

Not a lot of progress recently, lots of family things going on! I've been trying to get a bit more of the fiddle yard done before I do some more scenics. I find doing a bit of each better than long runs of doing the same job. I've added a set of points to the fiddle yard to make the most of the spac...
by lezjez
Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Railex 2013 Aylesbury 25th May & 26 May
Replies: 17
Views: 2354

Re: Railex 2013 Aylesbury 25th May & 26 May

I went to Railex a couple of years back when I first started modelling and was highly impressed, if not a little intimidated by the quality of the modelling and sheer amount of products you can buy, I hadn't even considered you could make your own track!! However, I'll be going again this year to ma...
by lezjez
Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Ballasting using Copydex
Replies: 1
Views: 1432

Re: Ballasting using Copydex

Hi, I've used copydex for ballasting recently but followed the normal method of 50/50 mix dribbled over the loose ballast. The advantage of copydex is because it is latex it gives quieter running, which is why I used it. However, it does leave a bit of shiny finish and it is a lot more expensive tha...
by lezjez
Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Scenery Books
Replies: 8
Views: 2123

Re: Scenery Books

The British Railway Modelling website have some scenic books on sale, a couple of the from Peter Marriott. They are only £5 and free postage. I ordered some on Sunday, waiting for them to be deivered.
by lezjez
Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Careers with trains
Replies: 33
Views: 2740

Re: Careers with trains

b308 wrote:Won't just be for the next 12/18 months the way LM get through drivers! :wink: :mrgreen:


Fortunately I look after the CrossCountry fleet contract, ok until late 2016!!

EDIT- Just re-read your post, it makes more sense now, but yes you are right we do get through quite a few!
by lezjez
Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 8' x 4' with an extra bit!
Replies: 14
Views: 3923

Re: 8' x 4' with an extra bit!

A quick update to keep hints moving along. I've been ballasting again and touching up some of the loose bits. http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s541/lezjez/Model%20Railway/2675D1F2-3C8A-4700-995B-9E029FCB3671-9324-00001512490911CF_zpsd5adde37.jpg http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s541/lezjez/Mod...
by lezjez
Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Boughton Central
Replies: 36
Views: 7611

Re: Boughton Central

I really like the look of your layout, especially the concrete loading area. It's coming along nicely!

Droppers on every piece of track is a good idea and should help your performance. Looking forward to future updates!
Liam
by lezjez
Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Careers with trains
Replies: 33
Views: 2740

Re: Careers with trains

Hi, I'm a Maintenance Contract Manager (Class 170) with London Midland. A good way to get in to driving is look for conductor vacancies. We are looking for a lot of Drivers and Conductors over the next 12-18 months. Competition is very tought though, and being a conductor you have a lot of the knowl...
by lezjez
Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Siddington Lake in 00
Replies: 75
Views: 14035

Re: Siddington Lake in 00

Hi Alex, For the drills, start with a smaller drill as a test to see if the pin will go in. If it is still too stiff, you can open out the hole with the next size up. The hornby track pins are quite thick if I recall. I agree with Bufferstop - make sure you get some diagonal bracing between your bas...
by lezjez
Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Show us your weathering skills...
Replies: 107
Views: 24383

Re: Show us your weathering skills...

Hi all, Some great examples on here. I like the fact that there are many different ways of weathering and all can be used to get great effects. I don't have an airbrush so I've tried with an acrylic wash, which I'm not sure about. I think I've put it on a bit heavy. I've also used a mix of DCC conce...
by lezjez
Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: A new guy
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

Re: A new guy

Welcome to te forum! As a relative newcomer myself, I can thoroughly agree with the other comments. I started by making the biggest baseboards I could fit in the available space. A couple of years on and with a much bigger hole in my wallet than I planned, ive still got a long way to go. Had I knew ...
by lezjez
Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Top hat bearings with plastic wagon kits
Replies: 6
Views: 2485

Re: Top hat bearings with plastic wagon kits

Thanks for the previous advice, it has worked! I've managed to drill out the bearing and replace it, and get it seated at near enough the correct depth. The problem before - massive gap under the wheel at the front meant near certain derailment at all points. http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s541...

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