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by Firefly16
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Firefly's Workbench
Replies: 13
Views: 870

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: 410

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: 406

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: 141

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: 59

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: 59

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: 870

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: 246

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: 870

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: 967
Views: 190670

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
by Firefly16
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Firefly's Workbench
Replies: 13
Views: 870

Re: Waste not...

Using the discarded sides of an upgraded Railroad 'Maunsell' brake, two joined sections of short clerestory roofs from the days when such spares were plentiful, this is the beginning of a project for those itchy fingered moments when one isn't really up to work requiring that little bit of extra inp...
by Firefly16
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shortest coaches?
Replies: 35
Views: 615

Re: Shortest coaches?

Here's the other one!
by Firefly16
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shortest coaches?
Replies: 35
Views: 615

Re: Shortest coaches?

Thank you Lysander -here are two more though not quite on the top line.
by Firefly16
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shortest coaches?
Replies: 35
Views: 615

Re: Shortest coaches?

The idea of credible short length bogie coach specifically for use on 1st radius curves has always fascinated me. Attached is an attempt to address the overhang problem dating from 2009. Loosely inspired by the Maunsell opens long before such things were in model form, this one, of card sides and ro...
by Firefly16
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 964
Views: 46685

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

An interesting idea luckymucklebackit, especially if used with SR stock, but like the broad gauge, isn't it just a little bit too late?

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