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by argent
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: We need to talk about costs
Replies: 55
Views: 2220

Re: We need to talk about costs

I thought I might add my thoughts onto this post, as sometime ago I had a similar conversation with my wife (she is in retail). while some manufactures drop prices to clear old stock or the packaging has changed, so to keep the shelves looking nice with the new look there are price reductions. simpl...
by argent
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Separating static grass strands?
Replies: 5
Views: 1047

Re: Separating static grass strands?

I've just noticed this post, I recently watched a youtuber using static grass and while he was shaking his home made applicator the nut and bolt holding the wire to the mesh came off and the nut was left to rattle around the grass container which broke up the clumps. Now as it happened, I had to do ...
by argent
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 3D Pens
Replies: 4
Views: 316

3D Pens

Has anyone on this forum used a 3D pen? My wife and I were looking for a crafting present for our Grand Daughter's birthday and came across 3D pens, handheld 3D printers. its very much like a hot glue gun much so much more versatile. You put 1.7mm filament in the back end and a .75 rod comes out the...
by argent
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Which glue? Lineside fencing
Replies: 16
Views: 921

Re: Which glue? Lineside fencing

I love this forum, you ask a question and the experts come back with the answers. GaryB had a problem to solve. a problem created by the manufacturer in this case, many had viewed the post and most of them were thinking of their way to tackle it. With this problem GaryB thought long and hard and cam...
by argent
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Which glue? Lineside fencing
Replies: 16
Views: 921

Re: Which glue? Lineside fencing

Don't curse the superglue of any brand, it wont stick some plastics ... that is why it comes in plastic bottles. Being an ex plumber I go along with the use of the ABS/uPVC glue although it is an aggressive solvent .. it will glue styrene but a better option would be to use the pipe cleaner that pre...
by argent
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: flickering LEDs
Replies: 5
Views: 433

flickering LEDs

At my nephew's wedding last week I noticed that on the tables amongst glass pebbles and delicate hand crafted flowers were little flickering battery operated tea light candles. I asked my wife "do you know what they are?" to which she replied, "freesias" "no, not the flowers...
by argent
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wills drainpipe kit ss46
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Re: Wills drainpipe kit ss46

I realy think this depends on the size of the house being modeled, how many roofs. ie dormers and porches it has. In the real world, a large expance of roof should have two downpipes, one at each end. Extentions from the house also needs it's own gutters and downpipes. usually a dormer roof would di...
by argent
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Very simple question,
Replies: 24
Views: 1922

Re: Very simple question,

I had run out of my bottle of rocket glue and found some gorilla wood glue in the workshop. filling the empty rocket glue bottle with it to try, I am never going back to paying the over inflated price again for rocket glue. Gorilla wood glue is just as quick to dry on card, has the same adhesion whe...
by argent
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Laser cut building kit from BRM March 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1177

Re: Laser cut building kit from BRM March 2019

I found the doors quite interesting. There are two options, as you can see from the sprue photograph you can have either a solid ledge and braced door or a fully glazed one. The interesting part is, if you decide to have the glazed door you have to cut the solid door from the door frame and fit the ...
by argent
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Laser cut building kit from BRM March 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1177

Re: Laser cut building kit from BRM March 2019

Re. my reply. Silly me, what was I thinking?, I've been in the building business for 45 years give or take a year or so and confused lintels with sills. of course they're called sills, the bit of stonework at the bottom of the window. The lintel ( holding up the brickwork above the window) would be ...
by argent
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Laser cut building kit from BRM March 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1177

Re: Laser cut building kit from BRM March 2019

I think I may have solved the mystery of the addition of the extra lintels. The kit comes with ready brick etched panels but if you turn those panels inside out you can build a rendered effect building that will need the added lintels.Clever! That is why there is also an unetched chimney side. There...
by argent
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads
Replies: 1195
Views: 265012

Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

And a very happy Christmas to too Mike and thankyou for the prezzie of the shop and pub.

Nick
by argent
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads
Replies: 1195
Views: 265012

Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

Lancastrian wrote I have been looking for printable grave stones but in N scale without any success. I have however downloaded yours and printed them on both card and labels and will make my own cutting them down to size, hopefully they will be OK, if not I will fade into the distance without passin...
by argent
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads
Replies: 1195
Views: 265012

Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

Super detailing there Mike, I'm thinking of so many places I could put a couple of the farm houses on my layout, Grand Westeron. The stone work fits in so well with what I'm aiming for. A ficticious little island off the west coast with stone and trees in abundance Keep doing what you're doing. Your...
by argent
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Peeping through the window
Replies: 8
Views: 951

Re: Peeping through the window

End2end quoted One things that jumps to mind for the bathroom is wall tiles. Are these available? What you can't see in the photo are the tiles scratched into the glossy photo paper with a dental pick. they are oversized because 6" tiles would be 2mm square and looked a bit messy on the prototy...

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