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by TimberSurf
Mon May 21, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Derby Friargate LNER Garage Layout
Replies: 152
Views: 9825

Re: Derby Friargate LNER Garage Layout

Hey Coops, you have made a cracking job of them :) Incredible detail as usual. I think Dad-1 has some competition! Not familiar with the blue paint scheme, very vibrant! 8) I like it. You just need a crane to go with it now!
by TimberSurf
Sun May 20, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.
Replies: 80
Views: 1577

Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

I gave the Project 1 reactor a final coat of Humbrol rust wash, watered down with some white spirit the other night. Blow me, it went very shiny and started blooming with white splodges! :o Gutted! So today I smashed it up! Well not literally :lol: I just dismantled it for repainting. It's not that ...
by TimberSurf
Sat May 19, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.
Replies: 80
Views: 1577

Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

The transformer is now painted silver, but again, I am dismayed with the way acrylic paint performs, it still feels soft and sticky after days of drying! I am really not impressed with acrylic! Generally it looks good, just some red insulators to paint up and fit, then i can assemble the wagon! It w...
by TimberSurf
Fri May 18, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP
Replies: 22
Views: 462

Re: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP

You need a tripod! lol
by TimberSurf
Fri May 18, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: PNP's 2018 Competition Entry - "O-16.5 Bachmann Porter Conversion"
Replies: 16
Views: 408

Re: PNP's 2018 Competition Entry - "O-16.5 Bachmann Porter Conversion"

It looks Pink to me! :o :D

But maybe that's appropriate considering the OP' handle?
by TimberSurf
Thu May 17, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.
Replies: 80
Views: 1577

Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Now all 6 heat exchange tubes are done, on with the build! A few lumps and bumps added, and a hex nut glued in the inside to allow the base to be removed, reason being I can add weights as required, by removing the bottom with a screw. Project 2 TX HE.jpg Project 2 TX fixing.jpg I can't wait to pain...
by TimberSurf
Thu May 17, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Australian Hobby Shops.
Replies: 15
Views: 537

Re: Australian Hobby Shops.

rainynight65 wrote: At the end of the day, beginners like me have to make their own experiences as well.


Or just ask on forums (and take with a pinch of salt that it's personally biased) at least there should be a consensus from several members pennies worth.
by TimberSurf
Thu May 17, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Walthers new servo point motor
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: Walthers new servo point motor

51 x 51 x 70, they are not particularly small, see my points guide

Walthers pdf
by TimberSurf
Wed May 16, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.
Replies: 80
Views: 1577

Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Hi That's a really nice model,was good fun to watch the build over the last week or two, very imaginative, It would be a swine to unload! Pete Thanks Pete, I was thinking about a loading/unloading photo shoot, but at a quoted 220Tons, even if I used my two hornby 75Ton cranes, it would defeat them!...
by TimberSurf
Tue May 15, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.
Replies: 80
Views: 1577

Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

I am sure there will be a video, by the end of the comp. Looking forward to that - want to see it going round some curves . . . :D Unfortunately there are no curves on my layout! It is 12ft by 2ft of straight track! The three carriage sidings are centered around a straight track, so in the first pi...
by TimberSurf
Tue May 15, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.
Replies: 80
Views: 1577

Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

A quick measure shows it is exactly 4 inches tall. If I spin it round so the pipes are at the bottom, 3.5 inches. My one and only bridge (so far), I am sure is a prototypical of normal clearance, is 3 inches. So Project 1 is doomed to a siding! :lol: I think I will continue with Project 2 and see ho...
by TimberSurf
Tue May 15, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.
Replies: 80
Views: 1577

Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Thanks for all your comments chaps!
I will have to do some measurements/testing tonight and see what an issue it is!

I am sure there will be a video, by the end of the comp.
by TimberSurf
Mon May 14, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.
Replies: 80
Views: 1577

Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Project 1 has now been finally put together, I tried to tension the chains with rubber bands, very fiddly and ended up just pulling a piece of copper wire through the ends and twisting the ends of a loop to set the tension. The Modge podge matt finish is a bit silky, I think it needs another coat of...
by TimberSurf
Mon May 14, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mountain's Competition Entry for 2018.
Replies: 20
Views: 508

Re: Mountain's Competition Entry for 2018.

I don't approve :o
Just my opinion, but I just can't imagine them being black?
NG never seem to put out posh liveries on goods/mineral wagons, should it not just be plain wood?
by TimberSurf
Sun May 13, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.
Replies: 80
Views: 1577

Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

What an interesting project, and not something I don't think I've seen modelled before Anthony I think Bachmann and trix both make the schnabel! I took inspiration from a video or article (that I now can't find) I saw several years ago. There is a video that comes up, of a guy at a show, buying one...

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