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by sjgarth
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Papier Mache
Replies: 16
Views: 442

Re: Papier Mache

Thanks for the ideas and guidance. I was thinking of a base layer of wood, with a build up layer of polystyrene or expanded polystyrene shapes, which will be covered in papier mache to create the final easy to paint layer. I take on board the point of drying times and I have concerns about final app...
by sjgarth
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Papier Mache
Replies: 16
Views: 442

Re: Papier Mache

It takes a long time to dry and if using the flour based glues we used a generation or more ago then mould could cause problems with health. I have thought of using cheap paper hand towels with wall paper glue as an alternative to expensive plaster cloth. I was thinking about using wallpaper paste ...
by sjgarth
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Papier Mache
Replies: 16
Views: 442

Re: Papier Mache

:lol: :lol: :lol:
That could be an issue!
by sjgarth
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Papier Mache
Replies: 16
Views: 442

Papier Mache

Hi,
Is there any reason why papier mache is either not or is rarely used in scenery production?
I have not seen or read of anyone using it.
Am I wrong, or is there some reason?
by sjgarth
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Couplings
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Couplings

Hi, i'm new to this interesting hobby and have a silly question. I have one train, the Graham Farish 'The Night Mail' train set, which my son gave me. Eventually I want to change couplings to the magnetic uncoupling type, and have been reading into the subject - it has proved to be complex. First st...
by sjgarth
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 114
Views: 7835

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Overall I enjoyed the series, and will watch the next one. I still think a little bit more information on what the teams are doing, and why it was difficult, would be good. As I said before, ditch the scratch built challenge, or use more useful stuff. Show us the track laying send wiring up, show us...
by sjgarth
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Layout Advice Please
Replies: 9
Views: 929

Re: Layout Advice Please

Thanks for all the replies, and I like the layout suggested by hairyhandedfool, i have food for thought now.
When I start the layout (and it will be a protracted process due to cost) I will post updates on my progress, achievements and pitfalls and delays.
Thanks :)
by sjgarth
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Scale Calculator - May be of Use
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Scale Calculator - May be of Use

I have created a scale calculator in Excel.
It is downloadable from here if you wish to use it.
http://www.garthonline.org/keep/SCALE_CALCULATOR.xlsx
by sjgarth
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Bachmann 36-568 chip
Replies: 17
Views: 734

Re: Bachmann 36-568 chip

You all make me glad I cannot afford a DCC setup!! LOL
by sjgarth
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Layout Advice Please
Replies: 9
Views: 929

Re: Layout Advice Please

Hi, The board is not built yet. However the track is just under 1300 x 600mm The outer curve is created by Peco ST 12 (Radius; 228mm (9in). 45º angle) and the inner curve by Peco ST 15 (Radius; 263.5mm (10 3/8in).45º angle). All the points are Peco ST 5 or 6. To be honest I chose these because I hav...
by sjgarth
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Layout Advice Please
Replies: 9
Views: 929

Re: Layout Advice Please

I tried anyrail and was impressed, but it is limited to 50 pieces.
I had a go with SCARM and was very impressed, so that is what I am using.
by sjgarth
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Layout Advice Please
Replies: 9
Views: 929

Layout Advice Please

Hi, Attached is my first draft of a layout for an N gauge board. It is not based on anything other than my imagination. The system will be DC as I cannot afford DCC. I have one train, but may get one other, but that is probably it due to cost. It is designed using Peco settrack parts, no flexible tr...
by sjgarth
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Manufacturer?
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Manufacturer?

Hi, I have obtained a Graham Farish N gauge train set, the 370-130 the night mail set. I wish to extend the track and turn it into a 'proper' layout. Could anyone tell me who the manufacturer of the track is? The Graham Farish catalogue has some track in it, but it is short on choice compared to Pec...
by sjgarth
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 114
Views: 7835

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Warleyy usually gets a. Couple of minutes on BBC/WM unless it's a slow news day, then we might get an interview with, you guessed didn't you, Pete Waterman again. He's easy to film he knows the ropes. We did once get a decent length programme about his layout, which took a sensible line about it. T...
by sjgarth
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 114
Views: 7835

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Better this week.
The scratch built challenge was better with the provided objects more realistic.
No prima Donna captains either.
Snippets of advice such as don't build scenary before the track, check the gap between tracks, especially on corners, etc.

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