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by Jellicoe
Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Weathering Plastic Brick textured walls
Replies: 5
Views: 1802

Re: Weathering Plastic Brick textured walls

Have a look at the Humbrol website. There is a good video on the technique.
by Jellicoe
Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Scenery tips for vertical storage?
Replies: 4
Views: 1081

Re: Scenery tips for vertical storage?

Spray over with a cheap hairspray.
by Jellicoe
Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Have you ver had the lights in your house flicker off ...
Replies: 11
Views: 912

Re: Have you ver had the lights in your house flicker off ..

It happens all the time in my part of the world; its a glitch in the power grid. Had it "flicker" once for a full second and that was enough to crash the computer and set off every burglar alarm in the neighbourhood!
by Jellicoe
Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Dapol Engine Shed
Replies: 21
Views: 3792

Re: Dapol Engine Shed

I'm amazed the tooling is still able to produce an acceptable kit; I bought mine as an Airfix product fifty years ago!
by Jellicoe
Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: station posters
Replies: 7
Views: 2294

Re: station posters

Just a thought here. Using Prtsc to harvest your posters will only give you a resolution of about 72dpi; you need as much as you can get for a quality printout - as close to 300 dpi as possible. Go for the biggest image you can find and resize it whilst keeping the file size the same. The best bet i...
by Jellicoe
Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: station posters
Replies: 7
Views: 2294

Re: station posters

Trawl the web, ciaran; there's plenty of period posters to be had out there. Just copy them in and print them off.
by Jellicoe
Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Resources from the Ordnance Survey
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Resources from the Ordnance Survey

A super site. Whatever happened to "Planning Portal" that covered the UK?
by Jellicoe
Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Bubbling Buildings!?!
Replies: 7
Views: 1758

Re: Bubbling Buildings!?!

The best approach is to print on computer labels; one per A4 sheet. If damp is going to be an issue, use plastic card - the labels will stick to this like the proverbial to a blanket.
by Jellicoe
Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Platform corbelling.
Replies: 2
Views: 961

Re: Platform corbelling.

I use L-section strip styrene. Dimensions are not critical but the over-hang would be about six inches and not much more.
by Jellicoe
Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Trees For a 2 year olds play table?
Replies: 6
Views: 1044

Re: Trees For a 2 year olds play table?

The safest approach would be to cut them out from sheet ply and paint them yourself using child-friendly paints; a bit like the two-dimensional zoo animals I can recall. Anything produced for the modelling fraternity is going to be spikey-chokey for a two year old.
by Jellicoe
Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Go on then! Convert me
Replies: 57
Views: 3894

Re: Go on then! Convert me

Here's a few reasons for not going DCC (they are all negations of what have been offered as "advantages" over the years): Why would you want to "drive the train, not the track". Every railway in the world does the exact opposite. A model railway operator should see himself as a s...
by Jellicoe
Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Train detection
Replies: 9
Views: 1391

Re: Train detection

It's at times like this that I feel sorry for DCC operators; the solutions always seem to be ridiculously expensive. With a DC layout, occupation detection merely requires a diode, a resistor and an LED wired across the isolation gap. Total cost: 40p!
by Jellicoe
Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Revell Airbrush Set
Replies: 19
Views: 2019

Re: Revell Airbrush Set

I found the Revell beginner's kit to be ideal for my purposes and I have never found the need to upgrade it. It will acccept Tamiya paint pots directly so it is always worth while saving those to maintain a selection of thinned paints. It has a "large" minimum radius of about 12mm but this...
by Jellicoe
Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: A message to mr superquick card models
Replies: 22
Views: 2777

Re: A message to mr superquick card models

I, too, have a mawkish hankering for the Airfix "locate and cement" approach. On completion of the model, you understood its anatomy fully. Nowadays, using the pictorial approach, you can put together a 3' battleship and not have a clue what you have just done.
by Jellicoe
Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Platforms - What do people use to make them
Replies: 30
Views: 8136

Re: Platforms - What do people use to make them

The last lot of platforms I made were from cornflake packets covered with brick papers. I made a number of strips of double-thickness "cornflake" card to which I stuck some thin white card printed with the Scalescenes papers. These were glued to the baseboard using card lugs on the inside....

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