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by Phat Controller
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: My other workbench
Replies: 26
Views: 3684

Re: My other workbench

I've been spending some time "supervising" the renovation of our Flagship Theatre's ceiling. The original 1910 plaster ceiling was literally falling to pieces, so the decision was made to use the covid19 "downtime" to pull all the old plasterwork down and replace it with modern p...
by Phat Controller
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tinwald workbench
Replies: 45
Views: 5741

Re: Tinwald workbench

found my Kibri UPS 2000 Plasser & Theurer model stowed away in a shoe box.

It looked a bit plain, so I couldn't help myself and "grubbied" it up! (sorry to all the purists whop like things prestine)

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it had a very hard day's work!! :lol:
by Phat Controller
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Polystyrene cliffs?
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Polystyrene cliffs?

I have used polystyrene exclusively for walls, and cut escarpments, on my layouts and use water based acrylic poster paints to protect them. I do, however, cut the styrene on a proper styrene cutter bench. The heat from cutting "seals" it to a degree and I apply the paint liberally over it...
by Phat Controller
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Class 08 Spare Parts
Replies: 6
Views: 81

Re: Class 08 Spare Parts

I second Pete's Spares
by Phat Controller
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: My other workbench
Replies: 26
Views: 3684

Re: My other workbench

I agree Geoff, however those speakers are way too valuable to end up in landfill!! and the moving lights are also a tad too pricey to throw away!! It just seems that our technical crew don't look after the Venue gear as well as they tend their own equipment. I bit of housekeeping can save a show.
by Phat Controller
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tinwald is back!
Replies: 47
Views: 5049

Re: Tinwald is back!

thanks for your comments gents; Gerald thankyou for noticing these areas were sparse and desolate and needed something to fill the space. Turntable fitted - just, and the refueling area was created, as I was running out of trees and lichen!! So it all came together rather well. Stainsacre & Buff...
by Phat Controller
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tinwald is back!
Replies: 47
Views: 5049

Re: Tinwald is back!

its been a while and my health has been up and down. I've had to stop exercising as my left hip has been steadily getting worse and worse. I made an appointment with my GP and she recommended an X-ray of both my hips to see of there was a problem. Turns out I had "severe degenerative changes in...
by Phat Controller
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: My other workbench
Replies: 26
Views: 3684

Re: My other workbench

well I've not posted much on here lately. A combination of health and assisting at my workplace (mainly just being there so they don't have to keep locking the warehouse up) I keep myself busy by cleaning/fixing bits and pieces that I know they don't have time to do, such as these .......... 2020100...
by Phat Controller
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tinwald workbench
Replies: 45
Views: 5741

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: 1039

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: 458

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: 611

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: 639

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: 26
Views: 3684

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: 96
Views: 8260

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...

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