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by IAN1955
Mon May 25, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Backscene
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: Backscene

Thanks Bufferstop, that is what I thought but I was hoping there was a way which I could achieve it, this is one of the reasons why I joined the forum to get good advice from people like you, so thanks for the info.

Back to the drawing board
by IAN1955
Sun May 24, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shopping list
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Shopping list

Hi Tim, Your reply to this post is brilliant, I have just come back into the hobby at the tender age of 65 it must have been just over 50 years since I had a train set, and like the many have not got a bottomless wallet, I have found Brian Lamberts site enlightening.

Thanks
Tim
by IAN1955
Sun May 24, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Backscene
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: Backscene

At last managed to up load photo, this is still work in progress
by IAN1955
Sun May 24, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Backscene
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: Backscene

Sorry for some reason I cannot up load photo
by IAN1955
Sun May 24, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Backscene
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: Backscene

Posted a photo of the base, the plywood is for the back scene, do not know if I can get the sunset to work with other sky/clouds, again suggestions would be appreciated.
by IAN1955
Sun May 24, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Backscene
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: Backscene

I have downloaded the back scene from Art printers, it comes in two parts both 1500 mm each
by IAN1955
Sun May 24, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Backscene
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Backscene

Hi all, I have a dilemma, I am about to fit a back scene to my layout prior to putting on the base board top, I have found a ID sunset back scene form Art - printers Ltd code 504 A. What I am struggling with is how to merge another scene into the sunset, the scenes are 3M long and my layout is as fo...
by IAN1955
Sat May 09, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Ply Or Chipboard
Replies: 39
Views: 906

Ply Or Chipboard

Hi All, This will probably divide opinion so here goes. What are the members views regarding a base board, would you use plywood or chipboard (moisture resistant), also what is the ideal thickness, last time I used ply but I got what I paid for, lets say it twisted after few months. Thanks in advanc...
by IAN1955
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Covid Rip Off or Bargains
Replies: 16
Views: 658

Covid Rip Off or Bargains

Just a small rant - How many of you have seen on the internet people selling their model railway surpluses or sets due to the Covid Virus, sadly trying to raise cash because of no work, this is very, very sad indeed to have to resort to this. Looking on the dreaded E Bay, I have noticed that some pe...
by IAN1955
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Simulator
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Simulator

Been a while and after an unscheduled move of house I have to start all over again, made a few mistakes on last layout and vowed not to make them again, part of the curve. One thing I learned was to buy a good controller and that is where you good people come in, I had a Bachmann controller that IMO...
by IAN1955
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Vehicle Scale
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Vehicle Scale

Hello and a belated happy new year.
I am trying to build a timber yard but struggling to find a logging lorry with side bars, I have seen many examples but they are all 1/50 scale, is this acceptable on a 00 gauge layout, if not does any member know where I can get one.
Thanks
Ian
by IAN1955
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Question
Replies: 7
Views: 996

DCC Question

Still new to this, a friend of mine said why do you not go DCC instead of Analogue - pause OK what is DCC? so he sets of to explain, after 20 minutes I lost the will to live, seeing he lives in another country I could not ask him to pop round and show me. OK I get the idea but how do you wire it up,...
by IAN1955
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Vandal Update
Replies: 17
Views: 1255

Re: Vandal Update

Final outcome of this case, a 16 year old boy appeared in Boston court and was sentenced to 12 month referral order and fined £105 compensation, it was also reported that he has written an apology to the society, the judge also said if he had not pleaded guilty when he did, he was looking at a custo...
by IAN1955
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Cheap Flock
Replies: 7
Views: 565

Re: Cheap Flock

Hi Dave, great idea never thought of sawdust, there is a wood yard just down from where I live and I often pop in to pick up scrap wood, thanks for the tip. PS great model. Ian Note, If anyone has a timber yard where they live it is a great source for scrap wood, just give them them a couple of quid...
by IAN1955
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Cheap Flock
Replies: 7
Views: 565

Re: Cheap Flock

Hi John, I totally agree with your comments and to be honest if you are in a rush and want a quick fix then that is the way to go. As a hobby is it not more fun to make your own, to have the joy of seeing what you have created not by someone else, (scratch builders would agree with me), you can make...

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