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by Firefly16
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll
Replies: 10
Views: 202

Re: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll

Thank you, SRman.
by Firefly16
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll
Replies: 10
Views: 202

Re: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll

What was the result of last year's poll, please?
by Firefly16
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Songs about trains.
Replies: 42
Views: 700

Re: Songs about trains.

'Petticoat Junction' Theme song US 1960s sitcom.
'The Old Pull And Push' Theme song early 1960s TV children's serial filmed on now long gone Hawkhurst, Kent branch.
by Firefly16
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 31
Views: 673

Re: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches

Scope for I o W fans if they produce them in SR/BR green - would go well with the Kernow O2.
by Firefly16
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Parkside Kits - Add Weight?
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: Parkside Kits - Add Weight?

Lead aquarium plant weighting sold in rolled strips is useful. My preference for scratchbuilt stock however is the flat bar section 'L' brackets for supporting lightweight shelving available from ironmongers and DIY shops. By coincidence I bought one today with 6" arms, one of which when sawn o...
by Firefly16
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Disguising roof trusses
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Disguising roof trusses

This might be a simple and effective way of doing it: If you have access to all sides of your layout, string a line between the rafters on the side(s) you look at during sessions or want to photo and hang a length of suitably coloured fabric from it. This will give you a choice of 'skies' ranging fr...
by Firefly16
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Picnic Creek - An US N gauge train set
Replies: 13
Views: 572

Re: Picnic Creek - An US N gauge train set

Hi!
Yes, an interesting structure. Always worth seeing stuff with an across-the-pond theme.
Looking forward to seeing further developments!
by Firefly16
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Picnic Creek - An US N gauge train set
Replies: 13
Views: 572

Re: Picnic Creek - An US N gauge train set

Great! I liked the street view and the tower in the picture with the silver diesel - is it scratchbuilt or a kit?
by Firefly16
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Getting Off Lightly
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Getting Off Lightly

A rare operating session ended tonight in replacing flush glazing after a Bachmann Bulleid took a 12": 1' floor dive. Happily a few popped out windows represented the full extent of the damage and if anything, the result is even better than the original installation. Do any members have similar...
by Firefly16
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: UK or Bust 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 1107

Re: UK or Bust 2020

I really feel for Chops! What a bewildering choice is being laid before him. It makes me realise just how blessed we are who live here.
by Firefly16
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Ideas on second hand coach stock
Replies: 15
Views: 581

Re: Ideas on second hand coach stock

While I draw the line at globby glue marks (though I did once renovate a Maunsell that was, literally, maimed with happy results), I think of my second hand buys as artefacts in their own right each with its own history. A model with a 'toy box patina' has a certain authenticity of its own. An inter...
by Firefly16
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dapol coach kits
Replies: 4
Views: 205

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
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1156
Views: 227597

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: 894

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: 453

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!

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