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by Lysander
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Ex-Caledonian Railway 'Taunton Brake'
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Ex-Caledonian Railway 'Taunton Brake'

Pleased that it may be of interest. Do remember however that it’s going to be one of those ‘looks fine’ in terms of accuracy from two feet rather than a fine scale model. It will be recognisable though.

Tony
by Lysander
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Ex-Caledonian Railway 'Taunton Brake'
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Ex-Caledonian Railway 'Taunton Brake'

And I your prolific wagon builds! But before this turns into a gushing bromance (!), I’m pleased to say that the three anticipated problems with this build have been managed and it is now nicely on line with the sides awaiting lettering and lining.

Tony
by Lysander
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Ex-Caledonian Railway 'Taunton Brake'
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Ex-Caledonian Railway 'Taunton Brake'

Having completed a number of Triang Clerestory cut-and-shut conversions recently, I was keen to try something completely different. For some time, I had been wondering if anything could be done with these horrors: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50935647777_0d596685d8.jpg A couple of hours on th...
by Lysander
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Another Triang Clerestory conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 497

Re: Another Triang Clerestory conversion

This project is now complete and the link in the first post will take you to the build blog.

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Tony
by Lysander
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: East Cheltwell
Replies: 356
Views: 59878

Re: East Cheltwell

With Ratio kits, the older the better as they have far less flash to worry about. They make up well, too. This is a really nice layout.

Tony
by Lysander
Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Micklehurst Loop
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: The Micklehurst Loop

Very interesting read, as ever, Roger.

Tony
by Lysander
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Selling a collection
Replies: 11
Views: 260

Re: Selling a collection

This is probably all very discouraging for you but I’m afraid that Geoff is correct. I’d only add two things: magazines are best put out for recycling as nobody will buy them and - perhaps more positively - some clubs hold stock sales for their members to purchase from. Our’s does and we collect, so...
by Lysander
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 96
Views: 8203

Re: More eBay nonsense...........

It’s strictly diehard TT big wallet collectors’ stuff. They are genuinely rare and, in that condition, you could probably name your price.

Tony
by Lysander
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol #12 Streamlined Rail Coach: advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: Dapol #12 Streamlined Rail Coach: advice please

A review of the railcar from the time it was released, with photos and some background. It really is a nice model.

https://srmg.org.uk/news-blog/2017/11/6 ... ing-banana

Tony
by Lysander
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol #12 Streamlined Rail Coach: advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: Dapol #12 Streamlined Rail Coach: advice please

Inexplicable double post.

Tony
by Lysander
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Vintage Triang, et cetera
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Vintage Triang, et cetera

Triang's 'Achilles' Class 4-2-2 was only ever issued as 'The Lord of The Isles' until Hornby resuscitated it some time back and did a near yearly rerun under a variety of names either as a single loco or in boxed sets. The Hornby paint job was far superior, obviously, to the original Triang job and ...
by Lysander
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Another Triang Clerestory conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 497

Re: Another Triang Clerestory conversion

The main livery has been applied to the body and after some truly frustrating battles with the at-least 40 yr old Keyser bogies, they at last run true when bolted in place. Progress and photos may be seen by launching link at the head of the thread.

Tony
by Lysander
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Early Lima OO product mouldings becoming fragile?
Replies: 21
Views: 477

Re: Early Lima OO product mouldings becoming fragile?

Early Rovex products were extremely sensitive to daylight. Any modelshop which put a circle of Triang(Rovex) track in the window would in a very short time have an example of the banana shaped cab roof. I'm not talking of the kind of bowing which would only be noticeable against a straight edge, th...
by Lysander
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1216
Views: 125243

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

Geoff, because of the poor quality of both Ratio and Coopercraft transfers - either too glossy, too much carrier film or simply too little sticky - I standardised on Pressfix exclusively years ago. One or two items cannot be covered in that way (eg rakes of Micas or that Dynamometer coach) but they ...
by Lysander
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Another Triang Clerestory conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 497

Re: Another Triang Clerestory conversion

Thanks for that.

You are correct about the repairs. Often these showed plating over the panelling and other patching to damaged woodwork right to the end of their lives.

It’s just pride though! Wanting to create invisible joints!

Tony

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