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by Lysander
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Airbrush kits
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Airbrush kits

I know that many model builders would consider this heresy but I agree entirely with Geoff. My airbrush and compressor is safely stored in the loft and I’m happy for it to stay there! I get perfectly good results by brush-painting and using rattle-cans. If you wish to use an airbrush then fair enoug...
by Lysander
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1347
Views: 185940

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Really atmospheric Jim, you have a real skill there.

Tony
by Lysander
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: what do you hope to achieve from your model railway?
Replies: 34
Views: 705

Re: what do you hope to achieve from your model railway?

At least trying to make silk purses out of sows’ ears.

Tony
by Lysander
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1010
Views: 54756

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

To be frank, I swear by HRMS Pressfix transfers, particularly their lining. The only downside is that sometimes you’ll need a cocktail stick to chase off some stick residue. Done carefully it’s not a problem.

Tony
by Lysander
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 91
Views: 4258

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

SRMG belongs to WAMRC, so it’ll probably be Blandford.

Tony
by Lysander
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 91
Views: 4258

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

When and where are you exhibiting next Geoff?

Tony
by Lysander
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol OO Gauge GWR Large Prairie & GWR Mogul.
Replies: 21
Views: 1169

Re: Dapol OO Gauge GWR Large Prairie & GWR Mogul.

I would have thought that for any manufacturer, producing a large Prairie in OO from scratch was going to be a risky proposition given that the ex-Airfix model in the Hornby stable was inevitably going to be upgraded one day. I’m fairly certain that I read, or heard, Simon Kohler talk about the need...
by Lysander
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Very simple question,
Replies: 21
Views: 374

Re: Very simple question,

Agree the above- a thin smear of PVA works very well. It dries quickly but not so quickly that small adjustments cannot be made. Obviously though, other adhesives will work. Incidentally, PVA dries clear. You’ll also need a scalpel and a supply of sharp blades (or an equivalent sharp modelling knife...
by Lysander
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: New Member from Guernsey
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: New Member from Guernsey

Just a small correction Mountain, whilst the Triang American-outline locos and rolling stock were exported to the US (after having been launched here as the ‘Transcontinental’ range), they were manufactured to a OO rather than an HO scale.

Tony
by Lysander
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1010
Views: 54756

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

Would not spuds be sacked though?

Tony
by Lysander
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1010
Views: 54756

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

It’s a general club issue I’m afraid Geoff. Never any offers to help on several layouts under construction, small teams slaving away against a general clamour of ‘when can we run our stock?’.

Tony
by Lysander
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1080
Views: 207168

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Nice model and photo there Pete.

Tony
by Lysander
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Latest kit build
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Latest kit build

Thanks both for your comments - appreciated

I did think about a low coal load Mountain but the detailing within the bunker is quite poor and a full load will cover it cosmetically. It's drying out now and will probably be safe to pick up in about 12-15 hours.

Tony
by Lysander
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Latest kit build
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Latest kit build

This is a very old Wills Finecast kit for an ex-Midland 2000 Class 0-6-4 tank, perhaps better known as a 'Flat Iron'. The kit consisted of body parts [in white-metal] only and the chassis I built up quite traditionally from brass plates and spacers [made up from the front and rear half-inch of an ol...
by Lysander
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1010
Views: 54756

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

Hahahahaha......

I ask myself that question all the time Geoff!

Tony

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