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by Lysander
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1044
Views: 59193

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Got your telegram from the Queen yet ?!

Tony
by Lysander
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - INTRO, PLANS, Baseboards & Expos
Replies: 21
Views: 371

Re: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - Intro, plans, Baseboards & Expos

I continue to be staggered by this build. The sheer scale is quite enough on its own, but the attention to detail....

Tony
by Lysander
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: OO Triang Hornby Stephenson's Rocket
Replies: 20
Views: 406

Re: OO Triang Hornby Stephenson's Rocket

The problem with a new model is that most modellers would consider it just a novelty item (which, in fairness, it is, unless you model that era) and not bother to acquire one. It would also have to be expensive, the potential manufacturer realising that sales would not be high. And that realisation ...
by Lysander
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - Coaching Stock inc scratch & kits
Replies: 13
Views: 226

Re: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - COACH STOCK inc scratch & kits

This has become an interesting and enjoyable series of postings. How much time do you spend on this project each day?

Tony
by Lysander
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - Motive Power Fleet
Replies: 10
Views: 274

Re: BASINGSTOKE 1958-67 OO LAYOUT - LOCO FLEET

An impressive and ambitious project. Looking forward to seeing its continuing progress.

Tony
by Lysander
Wed May 29, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1044
Views: 59193

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Interesting stuff Geoff. I only wish that I had been as fastidious with my wagon builds! I have a nice rake of about 40-50 mixed goods which have a variety of couplings, having been built over many years. The rake runs well on the test track, but only after an age spent coupling them in the correct ...
by Lysander
Wed May 29, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1044
Views: 59193

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Very neat work Geoff. you've probably mentioned this before, but what weight are your vans?

Tony
by Lysander
Sun May 26, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Portescap motors
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Portescap motors

A quick word of advice about these excellent motors. Usually extremely expensive, I recently purchased a 'new/old stock' RG4 for a Hall that I am currently building. At £35, it was at least half the usual price and I was pleased with the purchase. I took it out of its box to test it yesterday and fo...
by Lysander
Sun May 26, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 1954 British Film Institute screening A.4 "Silver Fox" film Elizabethan Express
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: 1954 British Film Institute screening A.4 "Silver Fox" film Elizabethan Express

For those who have not access to Freesat (or whatever!), this wonderful piece of social history is available on You Tube also. But all of the British Transport Film Unit documentaries are worth watching, especially The Farmer Moves South.

All can be bought as DVD collections, too.

Tony
by Lysander
Mon May 20, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1044
Views: 59193

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Very neat lettering there.

Tony
by Lysander
Mon May 20, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1044
Views: 59193

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Nurse will see you now Geoff.....

Tony
by Lysander
Mon May 20, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Latest model conversion from my workbench.
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Latest model conversion from my workbench.

Keep ‘em coming Ray.

Tony
by Lysander
Mon May 20, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Latest model conversion from my workbench.
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Latest model conversion from my workbench.

I used Modelmaster plates on my Duchess of Atholl conversion/restoration: they are excellent and, as you said, designed to fit the overscale raised plinth used for the original HD transfer.

Tony
by Lysander
Sun May 19, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Latest model conversion from my workbench.
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Latest model conversion from my workbench.

I do like the red plates Ray.

Tony
by Lysander
Sat May 18, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Matching Factory Finish
Replies: 16
Views: 274

Re: Matching Factory Finish

To be frank, this is a very big ask. Hornby's renditions of various company liveries can be variable at best: GWR Brunswick Green in particular. Railmatch and Phoenix will give you the correct paint, but whether it'll match your loco is another thing, as Bigmet suggested. I think you have two option...

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