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by Firefly16
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Soldering Iron
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Soldering Iron

Further to Mountain's advice for avoiding burnt fingers, an additional safeguard is a piece of card about an inch and a half square with 'HOT' on it in big red letters slipped between the iron's handle and spring clip holder when not in use.
by Firefly16
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN,
Replies: 413
Views: 42257

Re: Edgware GN,

Brilliant, manna. The yard elevation in the second last photo is spot on - it captures the feel of the real thing perfectly. The road surface was very well done.
by Firefly16
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Tetrion
Replies: 0
Views: 127

Tetrion

Usually mentioned as a scenic material, Tetrion is useful for fine detail work. I decided to experiment with this useful DIY filler before embarking on the construction of a new chimney for a just bought incomplete King Arthur (a snip at just over £60). I fitted a roughly made rim and saddle of 10th...
by Firefly16
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 83
Views: 2299

Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

An enjoyable programme that could have emphasised the business aspects of Hornby's troubles a little more but then, perhaps, the key players were in no position to tell all they knew. Gerrard, Catford, touched a chord when he mentioned Beattie's Southgate shop - my first faint stirrings of fascinati...
by Firefly16
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Firefly's Workbench
Replies: 22
Views: 1489

Re: Firefly's Workbench

That's it, I'm afraid -no more postings on this thread until further notice.
by Firefly16
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Firefly's Workbench
Replies: 22
Views: 1489

Re: Firefly's Workbench

Waste Not... concluded The final touches - Solebars painted Humbrol 33 matt black, step board Humbrol 67 tank grey, roof paintwork tidied up and all chocolate areas (except ends) varnished with Revell No 1, which is more lustrous than Humbrol satin and shirtbutton transfers applied. As this is not a...
by Firefly16
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Firefly's Workbench
Replies: 22
Views: 1489

Re: Firefly's Workbench

Sorry everyone. The photos have not materialised and so this one will have to hang fire for the time being.
by Firefly16
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Firefly's Workbench
Replies: 22
Views: 1489

Re: Firefly's Workbench

Another long term project and one that definitely needs to be tackled in the right frame of mind. The photos show the result of trying to straighten the mazak sick switchback running plate of an early Bachmann N, the styrene replacement in course of construction and the partially completed replaceme...
by Firefly16
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Firefly's Workbench
Replies: 22
Views: 1489

Re: Firefly's Workbench

Thank you, Gentlemen. Encouragement always welcome!
by Firefly16
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Firefly's Workbench
Replies: 22
Views: 1489

Re: Firefly's Workbench

The picture that should have accompanied the last post.
by Firefly16
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Firefly's Workbench
Replies: 22
Views: 1489

Re: Firefly's Workbench

Waste Not, Want Not, cont'd... The body/underframe with modified trussing (awaiting final tweaking) now mounted on spare B-set bogies that have been in the bits box for years. Modified GW railcar buffers and one lamp iron fitted - a general making good and cosmetic work now remaining to finish the j...
by Firefly16
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Model stripping
Replies: 14
Views: 689

Re: Model stripping

Left in exhausted paint containers for a few weeks, in this instance one that had contained Railmatch BR Southern green, neat Dettol will remove most of the original contents. This evening I gave the bottle another shot of the disinfectant and hopefully another week or two will finish the job, leavi...
by Firefly16
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Real Rock!!
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Real Rock!!

That's a fascinating piece of work Dublo. Where did you source your rag? Is it reclaimed? So far as I know the best quarry it came from was worked out years ago - not surprising as there must be hundreds of buildings in London alone that were merely faced with this stone whose tones can change so su...
by Firefly16
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Another Question.
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: Another Question.

Dublo, as the longest piece of track was just over 2' it's possible the brand was on the missing bit. The track in your pic is very much like Wrenn's, who also produced three rail yard lengths - a similar product today might well go down well with Metropolitan bo-bo fans. The Wrenn securing 'rivets'...

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