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by Lysander
Mon May 20, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1025
Views: 56519

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: 1025
Views: 56519

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: 122

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: 122

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: 122

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: 7
Views: 137

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...
by Lysander
Sat May 18, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval
Replies: 445
Views: 45380

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Impressive running Geoff - as usual....

By the way, have you tried these? I swear by them.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-1oz-Self-A ... Swmq9cuK0r

Tony
by Lysander
Thu May 16, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval
Replies: 445
Views: 45380

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Things do get a little tricky when your loco laps the Guard's Van!

Tony
by Lysander
Thu May 16, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval
Replies: 445
Views: 45380

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Can hear those flanges squealing from here! I was waiting for the Black Five to reappear before the guard’s van had passed! Very nice train there. Are the Iron Minks Ratio?

And baking? You are truly a New Man, Geoff. You shame us all!

Tony
by Lysander
Thu May 16, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Late '30s GWR Camp Coach
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: Late '30s GWR Camp Coach

Actually Geoff, I’d not want to see old-fashioned Elsans return: the chemicals used were highly toxic and wouldn’t really help the environment! There is a lot to be said for composting toilets though: if managed properly they don’t smell, are good for the soil and it’s only peoples’ squeamishness th...
by Lysander
Wed May 15, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Late '30s GWR Camp Coach
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: Late '30s GWR Camp Coach

As promised, the link to the build:

https://srmg.org.uk/camping-coach

Tony
by Lysander
Wed May 15, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Decisions made
Replies: 76
Views: 2918

Re: Decisions made

You really need to fill the windows properly to get away with it and that can be very difficult to do convincingly. Why not just build a Ratio four-wheel Brake and paint it olive green?

Tony
by Lysander
Wed May 15, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Glue 'n' Glaze
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: Glue 'n' Glaze

Cutting clear plastic to glaze windows is generally easy enough as long as a] there aren't too many to do and b] the apertures are fairly regular in shape. In this case, none of the windows are regular and all are quite complex curves, too. It just isn't feasible. Further, there is no way in which t...
by Lysander
Wed May 15, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Glue 'n' Glaze
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: Glue 'n' Glaze

Thanks for that Ian. I think G'n'G is a sort of PVA-type mixture. I tried it on a Dinky Dublo Morris pick-up as an experiment: the dried window was more than translucent but not wholly transparent [as in perspex for eg]. It also seemed to bow inwards slightly. I have a white metal Ford Pop ['53] in ...
by Lysander
Wed May 15, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Glue 'n' Glaze
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Glue 'n' Glaze

I would be interested in views on the efficacy/realism of this material for glazing smallish windows - that's glazing as in simulating glass rather than use as a glue to hold perspex windows in place.

Thanks

Tony

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