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by TimberSurf
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 2018 Forum Competition: A Picture Frame Shunting Layout
Replies: 39
Views: 1274

Re: 2018 Forum Competition: A Picture Frame Shunting Layout

Tree's are usually fixed by drilling a hole in the layout/scenery and just slotting them in. That was my initial thought, but there isn't that much 'trunk' to them, which is why I though hot glue might be a better option I am open to ideas. There is still a week to go.... How about gluing to the he...
by TimberSurf
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 262
Views: 16999

Re: Lumsdonia

Actually, I lie!

Just checked my wonderful database and here are the rough figures for the spread of coupling types!
Metal Wide 410
Plastic Wide 485
Plastic Mid 229
Plastic Narrow 39
Surprisingly 250+ are NOT the wide type, but who knows if they will be the ones I keep!
by TimberSurf
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 262
Views: 16999

Re: Lumsdonia

What about up-dating and harmonizing couplings ? Geoff T. Apart from my only new acquisitions in the last 10 years of engines (some TTS sound loco's), all my stock is the old Hornby wide couplings. I personally don't have a problem with them and as I intend to run mainly fixed rakes, uncouplings wi...
by TimberSurf
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 262
Views: 16999

Re: Lumsdonia

Don't get too jealous, I doubt a single one, is less than 30 years old! :oops:
I doubt you will envy the cost I will incur to upgrade every one to metal wheels! :o
Or the time it will take to weather every one! :cry:
by TimberSurf
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 622
Views: 35916

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

I have bought job lots of 40, with a range of sizes from China at circa £10 a pack (very cheap), but have had issues with the wrapping sticking to the product, the sizes vary widely along the length, profile is not symmetrical and the surface texture is poor. Manufactured by serious-play in Cornwall...
by TimberSurf
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 2018 Forum Competition: A Picture Frame Shunting Layout
Replies: 39
Views: 1274

Re: 2018 Forum Competition: A Picture Frame Shunting Layout

The bushes look really good, reminds me instantly of brambles :D
Tree's are usually fixed by drilling a hole in the layout/scenery and just slotting them in.
by TimberSurf
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 301
Views: 23338

Re: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout

I might have too many! (So as to not clog your thread, I have explained the absurd numbers in my thread Lumsdonia)
by TimberSurf
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 262
Views: 16999

Re: Lumsdonia Wagon stock

It seems my collection of 1200 (known) wagons always causes raised eyebrows, I have 49 (catalogued) guards vans. As mentioned in Petersdale thread So I will take the opportunity to explain the philosophy. I might have too many! I went mad on ebay about 15 years ago and bought many cheap lots, some o...
by TimberSurf
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Not happy with current layout
Replies: 18
Views: 369

Re: Not happy with current layout

If you zip the file first, you can share SCARM files in the forum!
by TimberSurf
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Doing some research
Replies: 16
Views: 193

Re: Doing some research

Do railway modellers consider themselves as collectors or hobbyists? Do you purchase railway models online? If not why not? Do you visit model shops, if so what for? Community / Socialising / Shopping? Do you buy any magazine related to modelling? Some just put boxes on the shelf never to be opened...
by TimberSurf
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge
Replies: 452
Views: 49302

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

The bridge looks great! I am very envious, I love big bridges, I think it's next on my list of projects :D
by TimberSurf
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Fourways - A Micro Circle
Replies: 123
Views: 6348

Re: Fourways - A Micro Circle

Don't hold your breath for British or French post! :o I used to get mine from a local shop, but it has closed down! :? Like so many others that are being killed off by the internet! :evil: I will have to find an online supplier! :lol: Amazon don't sell it! Someone must have released an APP by now su...
by TimberSurf
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench
Replies: 11
Views: 350

Re: Michaela’s workbench

They look quite good and 'dusty', did you use the salt technique for the rust?
by TimberSurf
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 301
Views: 23338

Re: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout

Future rolling stock purchases are definitely going to be something unusual that are different. £23 for a brake van!!!!!!! That's scary! Thankfully I have 49 to choose from that I probably never paid more than £3 each for! (Second hand a few years back) I could run a mega brake van special, except ...

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