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by Firefly16
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 67
Views: 3079

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

TimberSurf - There was a programme about model railways way, way back around the turn of the 1960s on what was then the children's slot on BBC TV. I can't remember what it was called or who presented it, but an abiding memory is of the foreshortened 'lumpy' appearance of the mostly Tri Ang models, a...
by Firefly16
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Firefly's Workbench
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: Firefly's Workbench

'Penpwll T/SO': I've never been really happy with the oversailing courses on the chimney stacks - far to heavy looking (see first photo). So, decided on what I hope will be a pleasing solution that makes use of their mass, using Milliput. The first stage as shown on one stack is anything but pleasin...
by Firefly16
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Firefly's Workbench
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: Firefly's Workbench

Speaking as the 'architect', you wouldn't find it very homelike, Mountain! Anyway, I thought this low level b/w under canopy shot of detail in shadow in previous pics might be of interest. Still a lot to be done, the white 'gash' near the corner is the exposed card (1/16" mount board) of the re...
by Firefly16
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Firefly's Workbench
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: Firefly's Workbench

Thank you Mountain.
by Firefly16
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Firefly's Workbench
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: Firefly's Workbench

Not as such, but who knows what might go on there in the gloom....
by Firefly16
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 919
Views: 185163

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Something amiss somewhere today, Bufferstop. One last try... (And the next one will have a Brighton Line flavour)
by Firefly16
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 919
Views: 185163

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

GWR 24,000 gal type
by Firefly16
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 919
Views: 185163

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Will this one do?
by Firefly16
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 919
Views: 185163

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Something vintage?
by Firefly16
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 919
Views: 185163

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Second photo:
by Firefly16
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 919
Views: 185163

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

This is a Railroad 'Maunsell' brake 3rd fitted with new sides and ends, the compartments section being made from reclaimed styrene. Treated as an artefact in its own right, as much of the original as possible was kept intact -even the number, 3569, has been retained. The second photo shows what happ...
by Firefly16
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Mainline Railways BR Mk1 - sides
Replies: 8
Views: 283

Re: Mainline Railways BR Mk1 - sides

Those deep window recesses! Impossible to think of them without imagining rows of tiny potted plants lined up along their lower edge.
by Firefly16
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Firefly's Workbench
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: Firefly's Workbench

Apologies - I hadn't reckoned on the photos appearing in reverse order!
by Firefly16
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Firefly's Workbench
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Firefly's Workbench

'Penpwll Ticket and Steamer Office' A long term work in progress, part of a project that, owing to lack of space, exists as a kind of stage set, the stage being my kitchen worktop(not surprising, then, that it only comes out once in a blue moon). The premise of the 11' end to end run is an imaginary...
by Firefly16
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Pillar tank
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Pillar tank

brit-in-bama, The angle makes it difficult to tell but the supporting column is probably of box construction and tapered. I have been searching on and offline for prototypes for my tank but the only example I have found is the very basic two elevation drawing Plate 475, p311 of Adrian Vaughan's 'Gre...

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