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by Lysander
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Lysander's 2018 competition entry
Replies: 38
Views: 1144

Re: Lysander's 2018 competition entry

Thanks for the comments all.

Weather them? Maybe just the running boards one day....

Tony
by Lysander
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Lysander's 2018 competition entry
Replies: 38
Views: 1144

Re: Lysander's 2018 competition entry

The completed project:

Image

Tony
by Lysander
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Lysander's 2018 competition entry
Replies: 38
Views: 1144

Re: Lysander's 2018 competition entry

Second and final coach completed: the Brake Third. There is one further coach to complete, the All-Third, but that will have to wait another day: I want something a little less trying next! The Brake Third was much more difficult than I had anticipated as the two sides were not wholly symmetrical. T...
by Lysander
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: At long last, I can make my 009 layout.
Replies: 34
Views: 855

Re: At long last, I can make my 009 layout.

Deja vu ? (Can’t get the accents on my phone!)

Tony
by Lysander
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New / Old
Replies: 21
Views: 775

Re: New / Old

A nice find: the GWR N2s are quite scarce these days.

Tony
by Lysander
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Converting Hornby tank engines
Replies: 18
Views: 305

Re: Converting Hornby tank engines

Rob, the paint is good old Halfords rattle-can matt black. It gives a 100% consistent semi-matt finish as long as it is used in dry, dust-free and temperate conditions. The smoke-box door came with the original model as it was not a 'Thomas' edition but a far, far older Hornby model. I seem to remem...
by Lysander
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Converting Hornby tank engines
Replies: 18
Views: 305

Re: Converting Hornby tank engines

I think that without altering the chassis [it sits too high] or major surgery to the body, that's about the best that can be done. This was an old gloss LB&SCR E2 with a damaged body and a duff chassis. A Hornby shunter provided a replacement chassis. It was done as more of an experiment to see ...
by Lysander
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.
Replies: 95
Views: 2554

Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Out of gauge or not, it is still an excellent bit of scratch-building.

Tony
by Lysander
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Converting Hornby tank engines
Replies: 18
Views: 305

Re: Converting Hornby tank engines

Saddle tank can be sprayed black, lettered LMS and given an appropriate number, crew and lamps, etc.. 'Thomas' was originally a Hornby E2, a Billinton designed 0-6-0 for the LB&SCR. It can be improved but will never be a great looker alas. Get shot of that awful face and replace it with a more a...
by Lysander
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Converting Hornby tank engines
Replies: 18
Views: 305

Re: Converting Hornby tank engines

No, just the one: an experiment which did not prove its worth, hence its conversion to coal.

Tony
by Lysander
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: If you were a model railway manufacturer, what would you make?
Replies: 61
Views: 895

Re: If you were a model railway manufacturer, what would you make?

If I were a model railway manufacturer I'd sell up and either retire or look for something which was more of a cert to invest in. This has to be one of the more volatile industries currently and clever money would probably look for something with a far lower level of risk.

Tony
by Lysander
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: I've cracked, or I've cracked it.
Replies: 14
Views: 469

Re: I've cracked, or I've cracked it.

I've made mechanical levers myself. I use some sort of thin fishing wire for them. I found the wire as quite a few who go fishing leave fishing wire on the ground, usually tangled up. The micro switches on the top are ready for use to switch the frog polarity. I've used flattened out and drilled co...
by Lysander
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New / Old
Replies: 21
Views: 775

Re: New / Old

Have sent you a pm dublo

Tony
by Lysander
Sat May 26, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Bridport Club Open Day 27th May
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Bricdport Club Open Day 27th May

I’d really love to Geoff but I’m in Toledo I’m afraid - so no contest!!

Tony

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