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by Eastern
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 964
Views: 108620

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Another idea is the run the vacuum over the carpet and then check the contents afterwards?
by Eastern
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: East Cheltwell
Replies: 335
Views: 57654

Re: East Cheltwell

Do we look forward to some slightly more regular postings ?
I do hope so - Had a good hour last night of running some trains and cleaning some track - I have found Instagram being a catalyst in renewing my interest - love Chris Nevards recent postings!
by Eastern
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 964
Views: 108620

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

I have found luck sometimes by moving a torch over the area and watching for the reflection - that’s assuming it has some shine!
by Eastern
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: East Cheltwell
Replies: 335
Views: 57654

Re: East Cheltwell

Three years on :shock: - life changes and work - different priorities happen and the layout took rather a long backseat - Over the past couple of years I have been traveling and working on other projects and to be honest have lost some of my model railway mojo. I have been popping into NRM, followin...
by Eastern
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Static Grass Applicators
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Static Grass Applicators

I have been using a Noch puffer bottle and got some reasonable results; I have just bought a cheap status grass applicator off eBay and I’ll see how it works.
by Eastern
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: East Cheltwell
Replies: 335
Views: 57654

Re: East Cheltwell

Hi Jim - meant to thanks for the pics :oops: Our Oil furnace (boiler) decided to stop working permanently after 61 years and so we have been working with the contractors and electricians and gas men to upgrade the whole system to the 21st century! We just have to decommission the 675 gallon tank bur...
by Eastern
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 840
Views: 96692

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Very impressed with the building; more so that it is scratch-built! I also like the realism which comes with the 'grubbiness' for a better way (weathering!) of how the buildings and lineside details are looking -
by Eastern
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: East Cheltwell
Replies: 335
Views: 57654

Re: East Cheltwell

Thanks Jim - Thanks for the offer and info - I have read up on several articles particularly using the Bachmann 25 chassis on RM Web. Currently, it is a great runner, but needs more pick-ups - I would be interested to see a picture of the two you have hard wired together.
by Eastern
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1433
Views: 254491

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

I am not sure which superlative to use, suffice to say that I am always in awe at the standard of detail as well as the artistic thought that goes into such a high level of modelling. I am not sure if it has been asked but what kind of lighting do you use when taking the daylight pictures? Any tips ...
by Eastern
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: East Cheltwell
Replies: 335
Views: 57654

Re: East Cheltwell

I have used the Peco point rodding and it's a little fiddly to install but really improves a layout. Maybe plan out how you are going to install the rodding, where you need expansion joints etc. This can all be found online. The only issue I can see is that having already ballasted it will take you...
by Eastern
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 459
Views: 90908

Re: The BNR (another way)

Sounds similar to a Mainline Pannier tank with a split chassis >- all went well, then the wheels /gear went out of quarter and the decoder went up in smoke! - subsequently rusting away in a disused siding! Has anyone modelled the Woodham Brothers on Barry Island! :shock:
by Eastern
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout
Replies: 599
Views: 83489

Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Nice pictures! The rails looks so much better - you could also blend in the colors with a very slight dusting with an airbrush (sleeper grime etc) The only problem I have had is removing the paint when cleaning the track! I agree with the others that the there are so many hues and differences betwee...
by Eastern
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 840
Views: 96692

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

I think I am echoing other sentiments, but I really like the yard with all the vehicles and the sense of 'busy-ness' as it adds a different realistic dimension to the layout, Additionally, it comes together with the grimy brick colours as well rather than a pristine building. Great weathering!
by Eastern
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: East Cheltwell
Replies: 335
Views: 57654

Re: East Cheltwell

Thanks Gents! - there are quite a few "Model Railroad' clubs in the area - including the massive Columbia Gorge layout - ( Click here ) - I often visit WhistleStop Trains and The Hobby Smith which are my local model shops - great for scenic supplies and decoders, but everything else is ordered ...
by Eastern
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: East Cheltwell
Replies: 335
Views: 57654

Re: East Cheltwell

I have been working on a couple of projects over this past week or so - I decided to take the plunge and try some weathering and really to see how things turn out - my subject was the rather shiny 4MT Fowler 2-6-4. I started with a spray of dullcote and then tried different weathering powders and ex...

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