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by Phat Controller
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tinwald workbench
Replies: 44
Views: 4955

Re: Tinwald workbench

OK it's been a while since I even looked at Tinwald, let alone did anything! Funnily enough, I've been going into work, more or less fulltime, as we have had to "down size" our warehouse and condense our operation, due to this Covid19 marlarkey. So we've gone from 3 warehouse to two, all p...
by Phat Controller
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Why do you do it?
Replies: 16
Views: 782

Re: Why do you do it?

I was born in the wrong ERA. Would love to be back in the 50's again, all that hat wearing and trench coats, smokey railway platforms, aroma of pipe tobacco mixed with stale perfume in the carriage compartment, the simple life camping beside a brook or sitting in a deckchair with shrilling seagulls ...
by Phat Controller
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Gluing a grass mat
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Gluing a grass mat

....... I used straight undiluted PVA and it worked a treat, just need to smooth it all out with a brush so it wouldn't be "lumpy"- good as gold
by Phat Controller
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New layout up and running trains
Replies: 11
Views: 432

Re: New layout up and running trains

nice looking setup there Colonel, I particularly like the rolling stock of TTA you have. They are a favourite of mine to weather.Have been trying my damndest to get hold of the white BP TTA's you have there. So far I've had to satisfy myself with the green and yellow variant. ..... and welcome to th...
by Phat Controller
Wed May 20, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Hiding surface mount point motors
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Hiding surface mount point motors

a bit late to the convo but here's what I did to hide my surface mount motors ................... DSC_0535.JPG can you see it?? DSC_0531.JPG I have one behind the (matchstick) fence, and one in view, that will be camouflaged later on. You can also hide them under/in buildings and under station platf...
by Phat Controller
Thu May 14, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: My other workbench
Replies: 22
Views: 3106

Re: My other workbench

I've been busy again on my other workbench preparing for a venue opening maybe...........sort of...........sometime. Anyway it's been keeping me sane during this lockdown period and an excuse to get out of the house. Ok ok it's not technically essential work per say but I've got away with it so far!...
by Phat Controller
Wed May 13, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 79
Views: 5904

Re: More eBay nonsense...........

found this the other day just by chance but gives and incite into what us poor "Southerners" are dealing with re postage from the UK ............ https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SELECTION-OF-3-TREES-OO-GAUGE-TRAIN-SCENERY/373047268613?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2...
by Phat Controller
Mon May 04, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Covid Rip Off or Bargains
Replies: 16
Views: 974

Re: Covid Rip Off or Bargains

I've just had a look at completed listings on ebay and a Rail Blue Hornby 37 now sells for around £30-40 . £15 will probably get you a decent body shell. Ken I would love to grab a bargain like that! £30-40 for a 2nd hand loco is great!! its the postage that gets me!! £30-40 (and upwards) postage t...
by Phat Controller
Fri May 01, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Covid Rip Off or Bargains
Replies: 16
Views: 974

Re: Covid Rip Off or Bargains

Makes me laugh the prices some people and shops ask for Lima locos especially. What makes me laugh even more is when people pay the silly prices asked for them. Lima are fine, but only at cheap prices! As a modeller with a mixture of Hornby, Bachmann, Heljan, and Lima loco's, I tend to agree with y...
by Phat Controller
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: What to attach scenics with?/Buildup Method? - Help Please!
Replies: 1
Views: 318

Re: What to attach scenics with?/Buildup Method? - Help Please!

The hills and enbankments I've built I just used straight PVA glue to apply any scenic material. Flock (ground cover with diluted PVA) and 'bushes' with straight 100% PVA. ..,..... first apply your ground cover then build up "bushes" trees etc on top. Most of it will be trial and error unt...
by Phat Controller
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Standard and self isolating points
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: Standard and self isolating points

self isolating points only open up after 14 days!! :lol: :lol: :lol:


(sorry couldn't resist) :oops:
by Phat Controller
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: My other workbench
Replies: 22
Views: 3106

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: 1229

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: 1229

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: 529

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"

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