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by BrightonMan
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 - Numerous scenic methods.
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 - Numerous scenic methods.

I like the idea of using ply for the platforms, nice and sturdy. Do you glue or screw them to the baseboard?
by BrightonMan
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wandle Park
Replies: 59
Views: 4017

Re: Wandle Park

Hi all. Been a while since I've posted any updates as modelling time has been pretty much non-existent lately. I have however had a major rethink on the track plan. I was determined to try and find a way of using the Scalescenes Island platform building, as I really like the look of it, but was at a...
by BrightonMan
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Where we came from...
Replies: 9
Views: 518

Re: Where we came from...

Bufferstop wrote:a recognisable representation that has caught the essence of that now long gone railway.

Thank you Bufferstop, that totally sums up what I am trying to achieve on my layout. For me it's all about trying to capture the feel, the atmosphere and, as you say, the essence of the period I model.
by BrightonMan
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 8x4 roundy round- Lemmington - minor update page 14
Replies: 213
Views: 10666

Re: 8x4 roundy round- Lemmington - update page 12

Really nice layout & excellent use of an 8 x 4 space, really inspiring :)
by BrightonMan
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Needing track plans for a branch line terminus.
Replies: 13
Views: 453

Re: Needing track plans for a branch line terminus.

If you can find them it might be worth checking out the track plans books that CJ Freezer did for Peco many years ago, full of good ideas.
by BrightonMan
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Price of a Hobby
Replies: 61
Views: 1841

Re: Price of a Hobby

Out of interest I had a look through some back issues of Railway Modeller for old prices last night. Picking a random loco, in 1977 a Hornby Black 5 had an RRP of £15.50. When I left school in 1979 I was earning just over £30 a week, so that loco would have cost me half a weeks wages. Today a Hornby...
by BrightonMan
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Price of a Hobby
Replies: 61
Views: 1841

Re: Price of a Hobby

Where / what are the 2 places/shops you mention please Brightonman? Both in Eastbourne...Train Times in Seaside and The Collectors Market by Eastbourne station (actually in the old goods yard) I thought I'd try charity shops for railway modelling items Never had much luck in charity shops. There is...
by BrightonMan
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Price of a Hobby
Replies: 61
Views: 1841

Re: Price of a Hobby

I am very lucky where I live in that we have a model shop that usually has a good range of second-hand stock at very reasonable prices, and also a permanent antiques/collectors market (one of those where traders rent a space/display case in the building) which has a S/H model railway dealer, again w...
by BrightonMan
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1045
Views: 63379

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

Dad-1 wrote:A quick look in my shed.

That looks like my railway room, organised chaos! I really must have a tidy up.
by BrightonMan
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Staverton Junction
Replies: 51
Views: 2828

Re: Staverton Junction

Looking forward to seeing your progress. I bet your loft is a bit warm at the moment 8)
by BrightonMan
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Very simple question,
Replies: 24
Views: 762

Re: Very simple question,

Gorilla wood glue is just as quick to dry on card, has the same adhesion when used in spots or very fine lines and dries clear. apart from CA glue and glue stick, It is the go to glue for me. I can get loads of refills for the price of one rocket glue. A top tip, argent, thank you. I've got some Go...
by BrightonMan
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lybster Station.
Replies: 19
Views: 715

Re: Lybster Station.

Is it possible to add another level? Maybe a loop around the room climbing to the new station above the existing layout. Just a thought!
by BrightonMan
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wandle Park
Replies: 59
Views: 4017

Re: Wandle Park

This map shows where my fictional station fits into the real world. The passenger service on this line only consisted of 2 coach EMU's shuttling between West Croydon and Wimbledon, but freight traffic was very heavy serving many industries along the line. Originally single track throughout it's leng...
by BrightonMan
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1363
Views: 196122

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

That canal shot is superb. I love the planks and stuff in the water, very realistic.
by BrightonMan
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 332
Views: 19682

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

The first loco I bought with my own money was a 57XX Pannier...in 1975 :o

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