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by Firefly16
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Model stripping
Replies: 14
Views: 626

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: 276

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: 226

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'...
by Firefly16
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1031
Views: 200053

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Something Broad Gauge. All dolled up and nowhere to go?

Next: Something decidedly narrow gauge with 'oomph!'
by Firefly16
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: arboretum valley
Replies: 125
Views: 3209

Re: arboretum valley

Your shot 8477 (with the pick up truck in foreground) is brilliant - beautifully lit, very atmospheric.
by Firefly16
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Firefly's Workbench
Replies: 13
Views: 1042

Re: Firefly's Workbench

'Penpwll Ticket and Steamer Office' The chimney stack oversailings now tidied up. But not with Milliput - probably because wrapped and re-wrapped so many times it didn't take this time (when it does it's a fantastic medium), so I used fine quality card, filling in the corner joins where necessary wi...
by Firefly16
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Model Railway Men
Replies: 19
Views: 588

Re: Model Railway Men

Hi GeraldH - If you haven't already tried them, Alibris and Abebooks online might be worth a visit.
by Firefly16
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Future Concepts and Traditions.
Replies: 24
Views: 633

Re: Future Concepts and Traditions.

And there's me thinking I'm a dinosaur! Now I'm out and proud as the saying goes - I don't want DCC. I don't want a smart phone (taking pictures for posts on here can be a fraught process but using the laptop provides interesting challenges) and breathing new life into older locos that have been bas...
by Firefly16
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Coach on display at Bachmann Warley exhibition
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Coach on display at Bachmann Warley exhibition

I'm not so sure about your first reason Bufferstop. I've always found the undecorated samples attractive artefacts in themselves - I would have loved one of the pre-production Irish GM diesels that came out a year or two back and it needed an effort of will to begin 'bashing' some of the unpainted H...
by Firefly16
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Triang-type Clerestory Brake coach
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Triang-type Clerestory Brake coach

Hi Tony, I feel it would be penny pinching to ask a trifling amount for something that has lain idle for so long. I have looked at the two coaches. You could make an approximation of the ex Cam Rys all third by doing what I am with my clerestory brake, though that would mean the expense of a Railroa...
by Firefly16
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Triang-type Clerestory Brake coach
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Triang-type Clerestory Brake coach

Lysander - Not sure if my second PM reached you - let me know when convenient?
by Firefly16
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Firefly's Workbench
Replies: 13
Views: 1042

Re: Firefly's Workbench

'Penpwll Ticket and Steamer Office' - Work still being done on the chimney oversailings. Meanwhile here's an attempt at another interior, this time shot through one of the end windows of the central upper passage. The centre of the picture is lit by an angle poise lamp positioned above the large sky...
by Firefly16
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: A very short GWR bogie coach
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Re: A very short GWR bogie coach

Lovely job, a nice, compact little coach.
by Firefly16
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Firefly's Workbench
Replies: 13
Views: 1042

Re: Firefly's Workbench

The underside has now been 'primed' with Humbrol Rust No.113 and the brake gear, vacuum and gas cylinders attached but unpainted with the frame trussing highlighted in white for clarity. Of paper construction, the brake and vacuum cylinders are 80 gsm strips 6 and 36mm width respectively wound two o...
by Firefly16
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1031
Views: 200053

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

The corridor side of the upgraded Railroad 'Maunsell' that provided the sides for my current Workbench sideline project.
Next: Something Irish

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