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by TimberSurf
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 321
Views: 24117

Re: Lumsdonia

I decided as I was to have a canal, then I should have some canal boats! Decided on some pleasure boats and found some OO scale from Craftline Models. Simple chunks of balsa and a shiny printed sheet for the sides. Never twigged until they arrived that they are Broad beam and not Narrow boats! Never...
by TimberSurf
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Lumsdonia Website and YouTube Updates
Replies: 106
Views: 5534

Re: Lumsdonia Website and YouTube Updates

Catch up! I have been a slouch and forgot to keep up the updates on this page! New Guide on static grass applicator added Static Grass Applicators Guide New Gallery added to cover this year and the Three bridge Valley module. 2019 Gallery Past queries on here and recent enquiries on facebook have pr...
by TimberSurf
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 321
Views: 24117

Re: Lumsdonia

Work has begun on the other side of the stone bridge!

And on another note, past queries on here and recent enquiries on facebook have prompted me to write an essay on layout construction, I will add piccies later, but for now Layout Construction Guide
by TimberSurf
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Connectors for lifting flaps etc.
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Connectors for lifting flaps etc.

Bufferstop wrote:Just stumbled upon these better than breaking up old light fittings. Only prob is RS's minimum transaction size.

Try Farnell, search for "Male Spring Loaded Connector", loads to choose and cheap and is Farnell's postage any kinder?
by TimberSurf
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 321
Views: 24117

Re: Lumsdonia

Painted the spray decks and buoyancy aids and added ropes. I also experimented with water resin, using a test piece with different materials at the sides and half of each waxed. Also tried some dyes in two area's. Yes I know there are lots of bubbles, that was because the resin reacts with the unsea...
by TimberSurf
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 830
Views: 55866

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

railwayjim wrote:A short clip showing the 'Stove' in a rake of parcel stock.

https://youtu.be/GCgGnV496T0

Jim.

Cracking video shot. Luv long trains on layouts! :D
by TimberSurf
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 321
Views: 24117

Re: Lumsdonia

Thanks Manna and Glencairn

Yep, constantly on watch of packaging in home and shops as to it it might be scale useful!
by TimberSurf
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 321
Views: 24117

Re: Lumsdonia

Took a brake from bridge building. I will have two canal boats on the canal and wanted some kayaks on the river, but they are about £12 a pair! So I had a go myself and knocked these two out in about an hour!

Kayak 03.jpg

Kayak 02.jpg

Kayak 01.jpg

Kayak build.jpg
by TimberSurf
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Static grass applicator
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Static grass applicator

Your welcome, but I am blaming you for loosing a lot of my weekend! :lol:
It struck me that this comes up regularly and needed writing up permanently, so ended up creating a new guide!
https://www.lumsdonia.co.uk/grass.html
by TimberSurf
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 321
Views: 24117

Re: Lumsdonia

Just added a Static grass Applicator guide to my website and started of a new page for 2019 in the gallery section, to catch up with the bridge valley module!
by TimberSurf
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Static grass applicator
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Static grass applicator

I have done a lot of investigation on this subject and can tell you the following:- Cheapy home made or £20 off ebay, tea strainers do work very well. However, 6mm and above will not stand up very straight. The higher the voltage, the better it will handle longer grass (though for rough area's, do y...
by TimberSurf
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 335
Views: 130158

Re: BARGAINS!

Mix 'n' match every shade under the sun! Absolutely everything! I am even using in my airbrush (with some reasonable results) but mostly for major scenery like......
Portal Arch 7.jpg

Windmill helicpter landing pad.jpg

Windmill stone embankment panels.jpg
by TimberSurf
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 335
Views: 130158

Re: BARGAINS!

Just been to B&M, they have artist acrylic paint tubes (big ones) in a wide range of colours for £1.49!
by TimberSurf
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Idea.
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Idea.

Already doing it! :o
by TimberSurf
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Greater Loftchester *opinions please*
Replies: 71
Views: 3125

Re: Greater Loftchester *opinions please*

Tis possible to have points on the high level, there are a few very small and discrete ones now available, else use rod in wire back to a motor in a spot that has clearance underneath. Just an option. :P

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