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by Harry
Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Seeing pink
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Seeing pink

Card buildings on my layout ( in the garage) have all started turning pink.
There doesn't seem to be any evidence of damp.
Does anyone have a possible explanation?
by Harry
Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Hand tool advice welcomed
Replies: 9
Views: 1519

Re: Hand tool advice welcomed

Thanks for this valuable input. I have no idea what a pin vice is.... but one is on the way, so I'll soon find out!
by Harry
Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Hand tool advice welcomed
Replies: 9
Views: 1519

Re: Hand tool advice welcomed

GaryAM wrote:I use a Dremel with a chuck, there a many different types available at different prices.

Gary

Thanks Gary - main reason why I'd appreciate a recommendation!
by Harry
Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Hand tool advice welcomed
Replies: 9
Views: 1519

Hand tool advice welcomed

Could someone recommend a powered hand tool, initially for use with 0.5mm drill bits?
by Harry
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: PVA points
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Re: PVA points

And I note that white PVA even when dry and "invisible" will absorb moisture and soften, but yellow PVA won't.
by Harry
Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: PVA points
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Re: PVA points

Some excellent thoughts there, thank you.
by Harry
Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: PVA points
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

PVA points

As a newcomer, I'm learning as I go along, picking up lots of tips from forums such as this. I decided to build something approximating to a stone wall, but I want to use actual component pieces, rather than coating something with paper, or scribing plaser/modelling clay. I built a smooth plastic fr...
by Harry
Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Adhesive for wet and dry paper
Replies: 9
Views: 1524

Re: Adhesive for wet and dry paper

bob hughes60 wrote:"No More nails" adhesive spread thin with a piece of plastic.
Bob Hughes

Might be a bit of overkill for sticking paper, Bob, but it was certainly spot on fixing the "concrete" parapets on a scratch- built road bridge I'm working on. A runaway bulldozer wouldn't budge them!
by Harry
Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Adhesive for wet and dry paper
Replies: 9
Views: 1524

Re: Adhesive for wet and dry paper

Pritt proved perfect.
by Harry
Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Adhesive for wet and dry paper
Replies: 9
Views: 1524

Re: Adhesive for wet and dry paper

[quote="Bufferstop"]What's you baseboard surface, i/quote] The answer to that will lead to some head-shaking and tooth-sucking, I'm sure. I decided to build a layout on a whim as we were throwing out an old chest of drawers about three months ago. The first piece of "baseboard" w...
by Harry
Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Adhesive for wet and dry paper
Replies: 9
Views: 1524

Re: Adhesive for wet and dry paper

Yes, lateral thinking occurred here, just after I posted the question!
It's been going straight onto the baseboard. I'll try it on thin card.
by Harry
Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Adhesive for wet and dry paper
Replies: 9
Views: 1524

Adhesive for wet and dry paper

I've started laying roadway using wet and dry paper, after seeing so many recommendations for it. One great advantage I've found is that I can buy it in a 5 metre roll from Halfords, minimising the problem of disguising joins that I've encountered with commercial road papers. However, if I use a sme...
by Harry
Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Removing saddle tank body
Replies: 6
Views: 862

Re: Removing saddle tank body

Thanks for those suggestions.

The blighter's still resisting tenaciously.
by Harry
Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Removing saddle tank body
Replies: 6
Views: 862

Removing saddle tank body

Could someone please save my sanity and tell me how to remove the body of this Hornby saddle tank? There is a metal clip on either side, but having teased them into what seemed to be every possible position, nothing is budging. There is a single screw underneath, but removing that had no obvious eff...
by Harry
Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Jarrow Station _ Scalescenes
Replies: 4
Views: 1126

Re: Jarrow Station _ Scalescenes

Yes, it could well be British Railways' version of that sign. However, I've been searching for photographs of stations in the area. Most, understandably, are taken trackside, but I haven't yet found one on which the station is explicitly identified on the exterior, except for a line on top of timeta...

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