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by John Geeeee
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Weathering Services
Replies: 10
Views: 935

Re: Weathering Services

try http://www.grimytimes.co.uk/ . bit heavy on the weathering for their off the shelf locos for my taste, but it may be what you are looking for?

John Geeeee
by John Geeeee
Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Buildings and scenes
Replies: 9
Views: 1602

Re: Buildings and scenes

Bachmann do a range of power station builings with low relief cooling towers but only in N guage as they are pretty big even in that scale.
by John Geeeee
Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Moorcroft (St Anthonys): Infront Cat's Garden Railway
Replies: 1073
Views: 153924

Re: Moorcroft (St Anthonys): Infront Cat's Garden Railway

WeyHey!! welcome back Tim. Looking forward to seeing you in layout action and inspiring commentaries on others work again .
by John Geeeee
Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: John Geeee's Garden Shed
Replies: 758
Views: 111538

Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

Thank you Gents, Never really away though, just spend 99% of the time reading rather than writing :D . Busy working life is killing my modelling enthusiasm unfortunately so not much to write about.
by John Geeeee
Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: John Geeee's Garden Shed
Replies: 758
Views: 111538

Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

It has been another 12 months since I last posetd an update. I have mainly been playing with sound decoders and growing my sound fitted loco collection. I picked up a Bachman stone signal box the other week which was at a sale price in my local model shop. It came in a blue/green colour scheme (Scot...
by John Geeeee
Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Tunnel Mouth issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1727

Re: Tunnel Mouth issue

My guess is that the stock is clipping them at the top of the loco/carraige or is it the front of the loco cactching becasue of the bend overhang? Therefore is the track on a raised bed and adding to the height of the carraige? therefore could you try and raise the tunnel arch accordingly by packing...
by John Geeeee
Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Model show price / distance
Replies: 23
Views: 2209

Re: Model show price / distance

I travel to the bigger shows if they look worth a good few hours of watching and spending. From my home in Widnes I usually attend Warley (mainly becasue I originally come from the west mids so visit family at the same time), York, Wigan, also anything along the M62 like Manchester, Shipton, Halifax...
by John Geeeee
Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Adding Point Motors - Now or Later?
Replies: 6
Views: 985

Re: Adding Point Motors - Now or Later?

Hi Mike Just make sure you note how the layout will be sited on the baseboard. If you do decide to fit point motors underneath then be sure you have not located a point tie bar directly above any underboard strengtheners/batons etc as it will make cutting or drilling the hole more difficult if not i...
by John Geeeee
Wed May 14, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: John Geeee's Garden Shed
Replies: 758
Views: 111538

Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

Cheers Peak. Funny thing is when I started I was mainly interested in steam but now I seem to have more Diesel locos and I don't know how it happenned except I seem to get very attracted to the Green era of late. Going DCC was fun :shock: I was amazed at what you could get away with for cleaning whe...
by John Geeeee
Sun May 11, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: John Geeee's Garden Shed
Replies: 758
Views: 111538

Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

Not been doing much modelling as such but I have now converted to DCC over the last few weeks. I got an Ecos 50200 and have been putting decoders in my stock of locos. All seems to be working well, but needs a bit more in the way of power feeds in the odd place such as some of the sidings as I keep ...
by John Geeeee
Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Do you ever get fed up of your layout?
Replies: 45
Views: 2713

Re: Do you ever get fed up of your layout?

All the time mate! Nowadays I think about it, read this forum every day, read all the modelling magazines every month, try to find inspiration, start a new model job and a week later leave it half finished on the dining room table for weeks and listen to wifey moaning when are you going to shift tha...
by John Geeeee
Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Roy Croppers Revealed Secret
Replies: 1
Views: 642

Roy Croppers Revealed Secret

Roy has finally exposed himself and revealed his new layout. Looking forward to seeing the work in progress and seeing how his hobby is further represented as serious or social suicide :D

You can catch a glimpse on ITV player if you missed it
by John Geeeee
Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: John Geeee's Garden Shed
Replies: 758
Views: 111538

Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

Hello again! Well the layout has had a lot of neglect over the last 12 months, but doesn't time fly! THe shed feels like it is being overun by spindley legged spiders creating cobwebs everywhere I look. THe new platform has also suffered from a bit of warping so that looks like another plan gone dow...
by John Geeeee
Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Dealers in Cheshire
Replies: 13
Views: 3027

Re: Bachmann Dealers in Cheshire

I have used Penketh Models for years and will always fully recommend them, my favourite shop and I don't use them enough nowadays but they are the only place I need to go ! Paul is a great owner who is full of enthusiasm for our hobby. A big range of new and second hand locos and rolling stock. Stoc...
by John Geeeee
Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Guagemaster Puffer Bottle. BS or not.
Replies: 14
Views: 5033

Re: Guagemaster Puffer Bottle. BS or not.

The bottle will be important as to how well it generates the static charge by a triboelectric effect. The effectiveness depends on where the two materials ie static grass and plastic bottle, sit in the triboelectric series. The further apart they are in the series the easier it is to generate a stat...

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