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by argent
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: flickering LEDs
Replies: 5
Views: 238

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: 290

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: 833

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: 603

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: 603

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: 603

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: 1175
Views: 233917

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: 1175
Views: 233917

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: 1175
Views: 233917

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: 551

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...
by argent
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Peeping through the window
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Peeping through the window

I read a post in here recently asking if there was any oo scale furniture, and it got me thinking. Mike, on his Wordsworth Railway has some very nice furniture including book cases and desks for offices. I thought I'd go the bedroom, bar lounge and kitchen route as well so spent a quite couple of ho...
by argent
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: MODEL TOWN
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: MODEL TOWN

There was a nice episode that featured the late Alan Downes showing us how he made a plastic moulding of stonework look so realistic, which of course was his trademark. I once hated plastic as a building material but I adopted his method using wood stains and baby talc instead of paints and my build...
by argent
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 30s/40s pram
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: 30s/40s pram

Being proud of myself for getting my post published, my son soon shot me down by saying that the guys out there reading the post won't have a clue what I'm talking about and a picture saves a hundred words. So for those that haven't a scooby doo what an LOL doll is .... they are very small dolls wit...
by argent
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 30s/40s pram
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: 30s/40s pram

I'm looking for the other one as the one 'not lost' will only serve as a reminder to her. failing that then I could say that it must have gone up the vacuum cleaner.
I don't think she would mind that much as she was very keen to 'help' me paint 'hoomins' for my layout back when it was warmer.
by argent
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 30s/40s pram
Replies: 3
Views: 330

30s/40s pram

My six year old grand daughter visited us last weekend and my wife gave her an 'LOL' doll. now, these things are small and this particular one came with detatchable rollerskate shoes.i found one under the sofa as I vacuumed after she left. looking at it i saw the beginings of an idea, if i removed t...

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