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by Mountain
Mon May 21, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 2018 Forum Competition: A Picture Frame Shunting Layout
Replies: 19
Views: 703

Re: 2018 Forum Competition: A Picture Frame Shunting Layout

Its still progress. Well done. You're getting there!
by Mountain
Mon May 21, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Are Model Shows Worth Visiting?
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: Are Model Shows Worth Visiting?

They are worth visiting. For me there are excellent layouts and good layouts with a few not so entertaining ones. Strangely, some of the not so entertaining layouts are the ones which look excellent in the magazines but less so at an exhibition. This isn't to say the builders have not worked hard on...
by Mountain
Mon May 21, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mountain's Competition Entry for 2018.
Replies: 22
Views: 556

Re: Mountain's Competition Entry for 2018.

Waggon bodies painted and the axleboxes filled in with modelling clay where I'd drilled to fit the top hat bearings. Also lead weight added. Progress! :D
by Mountain
Mon May 21, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mountain's Competition Entry for 2018.
Replies: 22
Views: 556

Re: Mountain's Competition Entry for 2018.

A few more waggons up on their wheels along with a lowered Smallbrook Studio waggon. (Lowered as in smaller 10.5mm wheels with axlebox assembly made from the same castings used on these other waggons, except the castings were cut to extend the wheelbase).
by Mountain
Mon May 21, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 197
Views: 6782

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Here's a picture or two showing progress on the waggon build and also the cleared frosting from the windows. (It works! Frosting is something one thinks its OK but come back in an hour.... But this has been over a day now and its remained clear!)
by Mountain
Mon May 21, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mountain's Competition Entry for 2018.
Replies: 22
Views: 556

Re: Mountain's Competition Entry for 2018.

Also making more of the little waggons!
by Mountain
Mon May 21, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: PNP's 2018 Competition Entry - "O-16.5 Bachmann Porter Conversion"
Replies: 16
Views: 429

Re: PNP's 2018 Competition Entry - "O-16.5 Bachmann Porter Conversion"

Is the 3D printing material as easy as cast resin is to repair?
by Mountain
Mon May 21, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 197
Views: 6782

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

We were fortunate in our depot that one of our train drivers was known as "The Window Cleaner" as either every stop, or every other stop he would nip out the train and clean the front window using newspaper... If available he would use the pink pages from the financial times supplements. I...
by Mountain
Mon May 21, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: HOm track etc
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: HOm track etc

Dont know about who sells Memo.

Peco do make H0m track. It uses the same gauge that TT uses. H0m has a gauge of 12mm. It is more widely used to represent models of metre gauge width in H0 scale. It should be available in the UK but may need to be ordered in via a Peco stockist.
by Mountain
Sun May 20, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 197
Views: 6782

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

The edges of the windows... I was considering ways to reduce the white frosting. I tried thinner but no. It made it worse! It frosted the whole window! :o I then tried cleaning alcohol and the white along wwith any dirt was at least smearing across the windows. I then repeated the procedure two or t...
by Mountain
Sun May 20, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Alex's Locomotive Works- tinkering and whatnot
Replies: 132
Views: 9778

Re: Alex's Locomotive Works- tinkering and whatnot

I ha e to make correction regarding the shape. Thehap did go in in the middle and then out. Not exactly dome shaped. More like a bell. Hope I will correct the post above. The Pullman cars today use standard shaped lampshades in that they look triangularly round. Where I saw the dome shape is at the ...
by Mountain
Sat May 19, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Alex's Locomotive Works- tinkering and whatnot
Replies: 132
Views: 9778

Re: Alex's Locomotive Works- tinkering and whatnot

Looks good to me. :) A rake of 16 Pullman cars were in sidings in Clapham Junction. They wanted to find them a new home with preservationists so the railway (B.R.) tried to get people interested. No one came forward, so they started scrapping them. They scrapped four coaches and suddenly it was all ...
by Mountain
Sat May 19, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 197
Views: 6782

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

After declining gnats of their pray by heading indoors early this evening, I decided to get the cab back filed to size. I also had previously painted the window surrounds. I know they look bad, but the insides are done nice. The outsides will be tidied up later when I paint the rest of the outside o...
by Mountain
Sat May 19, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: LMS Super D question
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: LMS Super D question

Wouldn't that loco be an ideal candidate to use with the budget Hornby 0-4-0 chassis?
by Mountain
Sat May 19, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: NEM box the downside.
Replies: 19
Views: 338

Re: NEM box the downside.

Thanks. The issue I'm facing is that already I have more model railway items then I can use. (When I used to have a well paid job just over a decade ago I went mad in buying. The prices of model railways were reasonable back then. I also used to have my own house to put them in! Now my mum and I are...

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