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by Phat Controller
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: My other workbench
Replies: 21
Views: 2271

Re: My other workbench

A new PA has been installed and working very well. So while we monitor the feedback from our visiting techs, and our own soundies, I've been fossicking away in the warehouse keeping my hands busy, with lighting of all things! I don't normally get into lighting, but as necessity strikes, I must atten...
by Phat Controller
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hoarding - Do I really need to keep so much ?
Replies: 19
Views: 739

Re: Hoarding - Do I really need to keep so much ?

......... all my "missus" wants to do is "race trains!" :roll: :roll:
by Phat Controller
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hoarding - Do I really need to keep so much ?
Replies: 19
Views: 739

Re: Hoarding - Do I really need to keep so much ?

I cant help but smile when I read this thread I have two great mates that are both hoarders one of which I visited yesterday, he has more locos than most large model railway shops and estimates his collection to be worth $70,000; yes that is seventy thousand Aussie dollars or £35,000, also his cupb...
by Phat Controller
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Old newbie.
Replies: 12
Views: 185

Re: Old newbie.

Welcome to the fold!

A few returnee's are already here - there's probably 1000 years worth of knowledge in these posts.

pull up a pew and have a gander, and heed Neds advice -"do what you want to do"
by Phat Controller
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tinwald workbench
Replies: 43
Views: 3808

Re: Tinwald workbench

Hi there Guys n gals, hope we are all having a merry new year!! :D well over the Xmas NYE break I decided to get some more weathering done, considering I couldn't go anywhere, as the fires have me hemmed in. so I purchased this ugly duckling (it really is hideous) Franshitty2.jpg I like a challenge,...
by Phat Controller
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: What was your first model train?
Replies: 28
Views: 943

Re: What was your first model train?

My Dad came home with a oval loop of track and 2 x Class 08 0-6-0 Diesels. Green for me and Black for my brother. I was the only one that used them, my brother preferred slot cars, so I made the loco's my own. Then I received an American 2-6-0 & tender with a yellow cattle wagon and a red "...
by Phat Controller
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tinwald workbench
Replies: 43
Views: 3808

Re: Tinwald workbench

I've noticed on Ebay (where some of my painted stock will end up) there are a few people selling their weathered offerings online, however, they are in Mother England, and their work is really good (Ive taken inspiration from them), but by the time I factor in the cost of the weathered item, and pos...
by Phat Controller
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Basic painting question
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: Basic painting question

Water colour is cheaper, and soaks into the cardboard. Enamels will soak in too, but they may bleed through the cardboard ruining it. I'm not sure, as I don't use enamels on the card kits. You could, I suppose, try some enamel paints on the kit in an area that won't be seen. I would play it safe, an...
by Phat Controller
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tinwald workbench
Replies: 43
Views: 3808

Re: Tinwald workbench

Ive bought a few bits of rolling stock that I wanted but they had minor damage to them, mainly the buffers missing or broken in half. I thought I'd give them a go and repair them as best I could. It was easier than I expected, but it took a while to imagine up some donor plastic that was close to th...
by Phat Controller
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tinwald workbench
Replies: 43
Views: 3808

Re: Tinwald workbench

I bought a lot of TTA and PCA tankers off Facebook Market Place for a reasonable amount. The 2 PCA Vee Tankers were already slightly weathered but not to were I wanted them. I took them to another level, being the pedantic weathering nut that I am. :lol: :lol: With a bit of imagination and just a sm...
by Phat Controller
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Rochelle aka Pierluk
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: Rochelle aka Pierluk

welcome back! I'm another who returned to the fold :lol: :lol:

Hope John can restore your account/username.
by Phat Controller
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tinwald workbench
Replies: 43
Views: 3808

Re: Tinwald workbench

Yesterday I found an old friend I thought I hadn't seen in along time', to be honest I didn't realise I still had it! So I got busy and gave it some TLC with the paint brush, and this is the result ............... DSC_0845.JPG DSC_0846.JPG Quite happy with the results, but maybe I'll readdress it af...
by Phat Controller
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tinwald is back!
Replies: 42
Views: 3302

Re: Tinwald is back!

.......... great question, and one I pondered myself whilst building it. In my minds eye it would be for administration purposes for detailing each coach and forwarding on the endless reams of paperwork needed to keep such an operation going (remembering there were no computers around in this era) a...
by Phat Controller
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tinwald is back!
Replies: 42
Views: 3302

Re: Tinwald is back!

Placed Tinwalds coach shed in situ today. The gantry needs to be glued in place but I'm still working on it trying to straighten it out. DSC_0843.JPG DSC_0844.JPG Some "greenery" wouldn't go amiss around here somewhere. Still looks a bit bare, so I think "the hand of God" will tr...
by Phat Controller
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tinwald workbench
Replies: 43
Views: 3808

Re: Tinwald workbench

thanks for the feedback guys :wink: I'm impressed that YOU"RE impressed with my work!! It's a great feeling seeing a project coming into fruition, that little spark of an idea, and then the mulling over of what could be, to the first definitive move of stripping back paint/decals or whatever to...

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