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by Firefly16
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dapol coach kits
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Dapol coach kits

I made up the Stanier corridor brake. It goes well with my two upgraded Railroad Staniers. A good kitbuilding project for the beginner. A plus is that the kits are a home British product and use recycled plastic.
by Firefly16
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 - Numerous scenic methods.
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Re: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67.

Inspirational and instructive Duke. Should I ever have room for an open country layout yours is the method I would use. I see from the third photo that glossy 'slipped' paper was used to overlay the base. Did you try ordinary newsprint for comparison purposes?
by Firefly16
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1149
Views: 221359

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Upgraded Railroad 'Maunsell' composite. (Old laptop photo)
Next: Something Crimson Lake
by Firefly16
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Missing chimneys
Replies: 10
Views: 807

Re: Missing chimneys

With all the helpful advice above I'd be surprised if you haven't been lucky enough to have sourced a new chimney by now BobDM. If your loco is still chimney-less, it might be worth trying to make your own. My post of 17. April last year under 'New Discoveries' (Tetrion) describes the method I used ...
by Firefly16
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Yet another way to Make Tarp's
Replies: 1
Views: 392

Re: Yet another way to Make Tarp's

That's impressive! But would suggest wearing hygiene gloves (available at most chemists) at the painting stage whether using brush or spray!
by Firefly16
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Tender room for DCC
Replies: 0
Views: 114

Tender room for DCC

I am not interested in DCC But, just out of curiosity, I would like to know if there would be room for installing it in the Urie bogie tender I am building so that my N15 might run as a South Western Division loco at some time during its life. As constructed so far, there is a cavity measuring 85x19...
by Firefly16
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Matching Factory Finish
Replies: 16
Views: 477

Re: Matching Factory Finish

Yes, there's something elusive about Hornby's colours. I've settled for Revel sea green for the project in question - a few matt grey washes tinged with a touch of frame dirt should bring the tender more or less into line with my loco.
by Firefly16
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Matching Factory Finish
Replies: 16
Views: 477

Re: Matching Factory Finish

POSTING CORRECTION In my final post of 20. May responding to the discussion following my raising this subject, I referred to Precision Paints' BR Southern Green in connection with accuracy of finish. While I have always found this maker's products excellent in this respect and would certainly recomm...
by Firefly16
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Price of a Hobby
Replies: 61
Views: 1839

Re: Price of a Hobby

You have a point minipix. The great thing about this hobby is the wealth of materials from various domestic and other sources that lend themselves to model-making uses. I am currently forming gutters for platform canopies from my supply of c15thou styrene gleaned from ice cream tub lids over the yea...
by Firefly16
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - Coaching Stock inc scratch & kits
Replies: 16
Views: 541

Re: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - COACH STOCK inc scratch & kits

I won't be attempting any concertina stock any time soon!
by Firefly16
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - Coaching Stock inc scratch & kits
Replies: 16
Views: 541

Re: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - COACH STOCK inc scratch & kits

Two interesting versions of the same principle!
by Firefly16
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Overall roofs on a through station?
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Overall roofs on a through station?

It depends on your chosen company. If it's GWR then you're spoilt for choice. On the main lines Banbury and Leamington Spa had them and there were a few local lines with them, Wells among them if I remember, all timber built and potentially of absorbing interest as construction projects.
by Firefly16
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - Coaching Stock inc scratch & kits
Replies: 16
Views: 541

Re: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - COACH STOCK inc scratch & kits

Your buffet very interesting, Duke. How many layers did you use for the recessed door effect? I have a GWR 'Dreadnought' diner as refurbished at some time between the wars. I achieved longitudinal strength with a single full length 30thou web in which, two hidden verticals in the kitchen area apart,...
by Firefly16
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - Scratchbuilt buildings & signalling
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - Scratchbuilt buildings

The Lichfield Tunnel portal is very impressive - adding an actual lining effectively creates an image of a long, dark place!
by Firefly16
Fri May 31, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Hattie the Cat
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Hattie the Cat

After spending several days stranded a hundred feet up on the Royal Albert Bridge, Hattie, a grey tabby found her own way down and home to the great joy of her human. Meanwhile, efforts are continuing to bring the firemen down...

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