Search found 185 matches

by Phat Controller
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tinwald workbench
Replies: 31
Views: 1330

Re: Tinwald workbench

......... late at night I've been ressurecting some second hand wagons I purchased over the past few weeks and I did some research on some of them for weathering purposes, and came across some tantalising wagons that I have decided to replicate. I have bought 4 of these early release Hornby TEA 102T...
by Phat Controller
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: My other workbench
Replies: 20
Views: 1368

Re: My other workbench

.......... well work has been getting me in to do some technical tasks. The main theatre is getting its floor replaced with a concrete slab, the old original wooden floor was getting towards the end of it's life, and was "bouncing", with 1000 people jumping up and down on it. The old piers...
by Phat Controller
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tinwald workbench
Replies: 31
Views: 1330

Re: Tinwald workbench

I found a couple of disused, abandoned, HO Interfrigo Refrigerated bogie wagons, in a box with some bits n pieces. I took them to my table and placed them to one side, to think what I should do with them. Both of them were yellowing, and the decals were fading, so instead of trying to "save&quo...
by Phat Controller
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tinwald workbench
Replies: 31
Views: 1330

Re: Tinwald workbench

Valiant arrived!! so it got a new coat of paint straight out of the box!
DSC_0740.JPG

DSC_0741.JPG


Also received Class 50 Eagle 50043 and it too received some muck!

DSC_0733.JPG

and my inspiration ..........
ac50019.jpg
p546236285-3.jpg
p546236285-3.jpg (143.05 KiB) Viewed 81 times
by Phat Controller
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Tinwald Stock
Replies: 17
Views: 951

Re: Tinwald Stock

I'd forgotten about this thread so I think it's time for an update. Some stock has gone (sold online) and I've purchased more to either keep or on-sell. losses:- Class 9F Evening Star 92220 was sold as it was getting a little run down and missing it's brass piping, someone is now enjoying it albeit ...
by Phat Controller
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tinwald workbench
Replies: 31
Views: 1330

Re: Tinwald workbench

whilst I had the paint and powders out I took to a Queen Mary Brake Van with some creativity!! :lol: :lol: :D I thought I'd try and make it different by adding some bits n pieces I had laying around, so I put a box on one end (I imagine it has the tools in it every brakeman would have) and a small c...
by Phat Controller
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tinwald workbench
Replies: 31
Views: 1330

Re: Tinwald workbench

................. well I've been quietly toiling away with some of my existing stock, getting the bogie frames weathered with the pastel powders, and I'm quite pleased with the results. I'm kicking myself I haven't used these powders before, there's a marked difference in appearance, after applying ...
by Phat Controller
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tinwald workbench
Replies: 31
Views: 1330

Re: Tinwald workbench

I also discovered a Class 47 loco I didn't think I had!! - well actually I found 3 of them in a box hidden under a overloaded shelf!! I have no bl**dy idea when, or where I got them from, but was a nice bonus! I was looking for some paperwork, and BANG! - there they were! (paperwork is still "u...
by Phat Controller
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tinwald workbench
Replies: 31
Views: 1330

Re: Tinwald workbench

Thanks Josh and End2End for your kind comments. Josh:- I didn't make the mistake of purchasing the wax pastels, and got the chalky ones! Nearly did tho - $2.00 shops around here don't let you open packages to check, and the packages are covering in Chinese hieroglyphics!! - so I was fortunate. End2E...
by Phat Controller
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Derelict signal box
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Derelict signal box

nice bit of kit there, looking forward to seeing the finished article. Smashed windows make it look all the more abandoned. great work! :wink:
by Phat Controller
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tinwald workbench
Replies: 31
Views: 1330

Re: Tinwald workbench

OMG! well done!! first pop! I shoulda pixelated the photos to make it harder lol :lol: I don't know if you had a lucky guess, or you researched the models, but very well done! The only way I knew was, the Hornby came in a box, and the Lima didn't, AND I had to look underneath to see the Branding. Th...
by Phat Controller
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: UK or Bust 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 1105

Re: UK or Bust 2020

That's exactly what I say about travellers coming to New Zealand (remember I'm a Kiwi - just residing in Aus) You need at least 3 to 4 weeks just to get a sniff of the scenery in NZ, but I think a lot more in the UK, to visit the historical places of interest to the overseas traveller. I (we) hope t...
by Phat Controller
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tinwald workbench
Replies: 31
Views: 1330

Re: Tinwald workbench

Now let's play a game ......... "which is which"! Another of my whimsical purchases. 2 x KEMIRA Fertilser Palvans, I like the look of these vans and they are the same length as the VIX vans I already had. One of these is a Lima and one is Hornby - can you pick "which is which?" ...
by Phat Controller
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tinwald workbench
Replies: 31
Views: 1330

Re: Tinwald workbench

Thanks Dave, my exercise regime is plotted by my physiotherapist. He makes sure I do each set of exercises via a ph app! can't get away with skipping anything :lol: Also thank you for checking out my weathered wagons. Nice to know I'm inspiring someone else to pick up a brush and weather their stock...
by Phat Controller
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: UK or Bust 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 1105

Re: UK or Bust 2020

Wow! What great suggestions as I too have been contemplating the trip to the Motherland! I however will be looking at a more sedate form of transport such as a canal boat wending my merry way thru the industrial backlots of the mid/north west. I've been wanting to do that for ages and I'm getting mo...

Go to advanced search