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by Eastern
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: East Cheltwell
Replies: 330
Views: 47340

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: 849
Views: 68896

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: 330
Views: 47340

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: 1366
Views: 202416

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: 330
Views: 47340

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: 356
Views: 63103

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: 610
Views: 62498

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: 849
Views: 68896

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: 330
Views: 47340

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: 330
Views: 47340

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...
by Eastern
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: East Cheltwell
Replies: 330
Views: 47340

Re: East Cheltwell

It's been a productive week at East Cheltwell - My 4MT Fowler 2-6-4 had been in a drawer for the best part of a couple of years after it appeared to be suffering from running issues and a short-circuit. I removed the engine and ensured it was totally isolated (which I suspect was perhaps part of the...
by Eastern
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: RECTORY ROAD
Replies: 40
Views: 2068

Re: RECTORY ROAD

I am always amazed at other Modeller's electric /electronic skills and the know-how behind it -It looks like a great layout; is there any particular location or era you are thinking about?
by Eastern
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 789
Views: 64394

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

...the actual levelling of all four boards once stood on thier legs is what I need to know.
You could use a spirit level and then add shims under legs where the boards need to be levelled? I had a similar situation on my layout and haven't really noticed it -
by Eastern
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: East Cheltwell
Replies: 330
Views: 47340

Re: East Cheltwell

I am continuing to 'refresh' some of the layout - the embankment beyond the signal box now looks a little greener, but probably needs some variance in colour! http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii211/Eastern_photos/IMG_5934_zpsmhdgnveo.jpg I also re-did some grass/hedges, though from this picture, i...
by Eastern
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout
Replies: 610
Views: 62498

Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

I really like the track flow as well - flexi-track can be a pain sometimes, but the end result gives a much more realistic look! Will you start ballasting sections or do it all at once?

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