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by BrightonMan
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 8x4 roundy round- Lemmington - update page 12
Replies: 189
Views: 7911

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: 10
Views: 121

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: 1300

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: 1300

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: 1300

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: 1044
Views: 59198

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: 46
Views: 2109

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: 574

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: 18
Views: 412

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: 58
Views: 3545

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: 1352
Views: 189936

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: 316
Views: 17669

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

The first loco I bought with my own money was a 57XX Pannier...in 1975 :o
by BrightonMan
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN,
Replies: 421
Views: 44176

Re: Edgware GN,

Nicely done. Proper London grime :D
by BrightonMan
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Very simple question,
Replies: 24
Views: 574

Re: Very simple question,

I always use Roket card glue with a fine tip applicator. It sets very fast which can be an issue but it does create an excellent strong bond.
by BrightonMan
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: what do you hope to achieve from your model railway?
Replies: 35
Views: 917

Re: what do you hope to achieve from your model railway?

has been a long, and at times frustrating, learning curve, but it all feels worth it I totally agree with that. I think the main skill that I've learnt is patience. I used to do things in a rush just to get stuff finished, with predictable results..now I just plod along and projects take as long as...

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