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by Firefly16
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Painting "shiny connecting rods/valve gear.
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: Painting "shiny connecting rods/valve gear.

Connecting and coupling rods were not necessarily grimy/dull, beenaround. Those on locos not long fresh from an overhaul would have an oily appearance. To get this effect, using a fine brush, lightly apply Humbrol Brass (No.54) or Gold (No.16) to the rods and while still wet, brush in a small amount...
by Firefly16
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: N class re-wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: N class re-wiring

H'mm... More food for thought. Think I'll content myself with rebuilding the running plate and leave the wiring etc for the time being. Thank you again Bigmet for the benefit of your expertise.
by Firefly16
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: N class re-wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: N class re-wiring

Thank you for your helpful reply Bigmet. I am going to rethink the pick-ups, but I am not happy with the existing wiring - it looks so vulnerable, one of the things that, along with mazak issues, mostly puts me off Chinese made locos whatever the brand.
by Firefly16
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: N class re-wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 246

N class re-wiring

With completion of a new styrene running plate now in sight, I would like to remove all the flimsy original wiring and install new wipers and wiring on a Bachmann 32-152 mogul No.31813, retaining only the TV interference suppressor. Am I correct in assuming that this is the small square white object...
by Firefly16
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sad news
Replies: 63
Views: 1794

Re: Sad news

Definitely NOT Banksy! What puzzles me is, how do these articles manage to get their knuckles off the ground to do it?
by Firefly16
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol OO Gauge GWR Large Prairie & GWR Mogul.
Replies: 15
Views: 619

Re: Dapol OO Gauge GWR Large Prairie & GWR Mogul.

Probably a silly question but, where will they be made?
by Firefly16
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Railroad 'Southern' coaches
Replies: 23
Views: 980

Re: Railroad 'Southern' coaches

I raised this thread because I was interested in 'tweaking' from a purely design point of view - I think that the resulting coaches, the malachite liveried ones especially, would be really stylish additions to a layout, with an air about them of being 'more Bulleid than actual Bulleid' particularly ...
by Firefly16
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Railroad 'Southern' coaches
Replies: 23
Views: 980

Re: Railroad 'Southern' coaches

So then, when they have dealt with their other issues, it might be worth Hornby's while to reappraise the tooling of their Railroad and 'Southern' coaches. In the case of the latter, the result could be an interesting product in itself - not an exact replica of any Southern prototype but a coach tha...
by Firefly16
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: BARGAIN
Replies: 0
Views: 270

BARGAIN

At the time of posting this Hattons have one Hornby Maunsell (NOT Railroad!) corr. 1st going for £19 on p4 their Hornby section. Reason - 'Body loose from chassis'. Probably nothing that a little care and patience can't put right but a handy train filler at that price?
by Firefly16
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Railroad 'Southern' coaches
Replies: 23
Views: 980

Re: Railroad 'Southern' coaches

And my typing's about to go to pieces too if that opening line is anything to go by...
by Firefly16
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Railroad 'Southern' coaches
Replies: 23
Views: 980

Re: Railroad 'Southern' coaches

Your link was interesting kiwitram. I raised this thread because while carrying out my own modifications along the lines I suggested Hornby might adopt it struck me as a pity that the factory finish - which gives these coaches a really stylish look in the malachite version - has to be sacrificed dur...
by Firefly16
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Railroad 'Southern' coaches
Replies: 23
Views: 980

Re: Railroad 'Southern' coaches

Which is what I am doing Lysander but with brushes, not sprays. :D
by Firefly16
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Railroad 'Southern' coaches
Replies: 23
Views: 980

Re: Railroad 'Southern' coaches

RFS asks why Hornby would upgrade the old GWR coaches to make them more Maunsell-like when they now have the super-detailed and accurate Maunsells. But I suggested that Hornby might tweak the Railroad models with the object not of making them more Maunsell-like but giving them something more of the ...
by Firefly16
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Railroad 'Southern' coaches
Replies: 23
Views: 980

Railroad 'Southern' coaches

Just a thought - has anyone at Hornby thought of tweaking the Railroad 'Maunsells' to give them more of a Southern look'? Reducing the end corridor windows to a depth of 8mm and opening up the quarterlights at the break of 1st and 3rd class sections (and the guard's door on the brake) to make a sing...
by Firefly16
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Where have they gone?
Replies: 44
Views: 2183

Re: Where have they gone?

If it's any use to you Bufferstop, I go to 'OO' scale under 'Products' on the Home page and then to whatever I'm interested in eg Steam locos where, as under the other headings, pre-owned items are clearly marked. It may mean a bit of trawling, but with that site, it's always entertaining!

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