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by Firefly16
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Austin K8 Three Way van
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Austin K8 Three Way van

4472, GeoFFO3 - Thank you for your replies Gentlemen. My project is 1/76 scale but having taken your advice re Hattons GeoFF and found exactly what I wanted, I see the error of my ways in seeking the specifications of the 1/1 scale item elsewhere online! Once again, Thanks to both.
by Firefly16
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Austin K8 Three Way van
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Austin K8 Three Way van

I am currently making a commercial building with a small yard for deliveries using Austin K8 35cwt vans. So that the yard will be of a credible size with regard to vehicles manoeuvring to access its loading bays etc., I need to have some idea of the overall dimensions of these vehicles. Can anyone w...
by Firefly16
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN,
Replies: 581
Views: 68845

Re: Edgware GN,

Hi manna The station building in the fourth shot of your August 14. post looks a real treat!
by Firefly16
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Can anyone identify these trees / bushes
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Can anyone identify these trees / bushes

Hi heda Your example looks suspiciously like a cut down version of the kind of brush used to clean tea pot spouts. A visit to your local cooks'/kitchenware shop might yield a useful supply.
by Firefly16
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Why do you do it?
Replies: 16
Views: 688

Re: Why do you do it?

The 50s weren't all you imagine them to be Phat Controller - I found a lot of it frightening then. But here's the thing, there were compensations, things that gave life a kind of zing that the present day just cannot provide, among them, the ACE gliding through Clapham Junction.... One could go on!
by Firefly16
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Why do you do it?
Replies: 16
Views: 688

Re: Why do you do it?

Nostalgia? Perhaps. With ever more accurate models, being able to appreciate the finer points in the design of locos and rolling stock in a way that was impossible when confronted with the real thing has a lot to do with it. This is especially true of buildings, both railway and what I think of as '...
by Firefly16
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Railway 'Fixtures and Fittings'
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Railway 'Fixtures and Fittings'

I like the 'Patent Pending' bit!
by Firefly16
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A 'Real' Tunnel
Replies: 0
Views: 122

A 'Real' Tunnel

I took delivery of a new carpet today. It came wrapped round a stout tube internal diameter 4" otherwise 102mm or 25' 6". At 3'3" long what possibilities this suggests for a tunnel where a double line of rails vanishes into a black void instead of some shadowy view of a fiddle yard. I...
by Firefly16
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: 'Rescue' mogul
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: 'Rescue' mogul

Thank you Mountain. It wasn't just the running/footplate - I changed the pick-up and wiring too. It has already done 2 real miles on a regular virtual run between Southampton and Cheltenham via the M&SW route. Another 48 whenever I find the time and I'm in the right mood and I'll know I did some...
by Firefly16
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A DIY Material
Replies: 10
Views: 514

Re: A DIY Material

Thank you again, Gentlemen and particular thanks to you rosenblad. A mystery well solved!
by Firefly16
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: 'Rescue' mogul
Replies: 3
Views: 343

'Rescue' mogul

Having had to set up a 'stage' for shots for another post here, I thought I'd take one of N class as fitted with a complete new styrene running plate unit after the mazak-rotted switchbacked original disintegrated when I tried to fix it ( the hole for the backhead securing screw was on the wrong sid...
by Firefly16
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A DIY Material
Replies: 10
Views: 514

Re: A DIY Material

Thank you, rosenblad. The piece in my photo is 8mm thick. What you use for your baseboards must be thicker, I think. There is one sure way of finding out if it's the same product - do your boards cut with very little effort? If so then it probably is the same.
by Firefly16
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A DIY Material
Replies: 10
Views: 514

Re: A DIY Material

Thank you for your replies, Gentlemen. I think it may be XPS as roganty suggests. Having just looked it up online on ebay among other sites, I'll see if B & Q have any.
by Firefly16
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Updating the venerable Triang L1 4-4-0
Replies: 18
Views: 818

Re: Updating the venerable Triang L1 4-4-0

And finally...
by Firefly16
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Updating the venerable Triang L1 4-4-0
Replies: 18
Views: 818

Re: Updating the venerable Triang L1 4-4-0

The ex-Fowler tender, also Tri-ang.

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