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by mattmay05
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 101
Views: 8035

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

Hi Steve,

Been a while since I have been here, some great progress you have made with these models. Its amazing to think these are N gauge... quite amazing...
by mattmay05
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 110
Views: 5984

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Just to clarify matters and stop speculation, here's the rules from a post on RMWeb (they do have their uses!): http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/138126-great-model-railway-challenge-channel-5-starts-05-oct-2018/?p=3330239 One other thing, it is perfectly possible to produce a decen...
by mattmay05
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 110
Views: 5984

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Emettman, I agree, as I was nearly involved in the show... but declined as I thought it would be a bad idea for me personally, as 3 days is just not enough to build anything decent... I suspect the Missenden lot knew that... I asked for some rules and a timescale how long to build and what the show ...
by mattmay05
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Rapido Trains video in China
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: Rapido Trains video in China

Matt, my point was that the company actually tries to match motors. Did Heljan attempt that with the LNER Garratt or did they just source the nastiest, cheapest motors that they could get and place them in one of the most expensive RTR OO locomotives released? How many Hornby corporate suits speak ...
by mattmay05
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Rapido Trains video in China
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: Rapido Trains video in China

Indeed and I watched also problem was the weird comedy routed distract from what could of been a good video. Regarding the motors your right other companies wouldn't because they use 1 motor instead of 2 doubling the cost of replacement when one motor fails then you need to replace both for a matche...
by mattmay05
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.
Replies: 124
Views: 25885

Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Thank's to both of you!
by mattmay05
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.
Replies: 124
Views: 25885

Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Not updated this topic for a while, but a few models have arrived, which I knew about thanks to contacts on the Bluebell, back in March drawings were taken back in March 2017 of the P-Class, didn't know who by at the time, till later on in the year. First lot arrived early in 2018 from Hatton's. Thi...
by mattmay05
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Brass Etched kits
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Brass Etched kits

Soldering is the only way forward with etched kits, if you do try and superglue it will just part company after time, and won't be strong enough. 145 degree solder, and some flux, minimum 25-30 watt iron. I usually use a mix of solders, low temp, and high temp for strong joints. Written a fair few a...
by mattmay05
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Painting "shiny connecting rods/valve gear.
Replies: 10
Views: 394

Re: Painting "shiny connecting rods/valve gear.

I have been using some paint from Railmatch called oily steel, and it does improve the look, dull it down to a more natural look.

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by mattmay05
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Upstairs Downstairs, IOW, Sandown
Replies: 2
Views: 1227

Re: Upstairs Downstairs, IOW, Sandown

Also offering free postage on orders online now.

I still do some work for them from time to time when I am not too busy.
by mattmay05
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re numbering locos OO gauge
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Re numbering locos OO gauge

Fox do smokebox numbers either transfer or etched, for cab I use HMRS as I just find them easier to use, and present better as theres no backing film.
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by mattmay05
Tue May 29, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Horsted Keynes OO, - Captain Baxter Kit available.
Replies: 1047
Views: 109068

Re: Horsted Keynes OO, - Captain Baxter Kit available.

Thanks Gents, Yes sorry Steve, as I don't post much these days I don't really mention it, to be honest it wasn't the best show I had been too... so you didn't miss much. But would of been nice to meet you too.... who knows maybe next year, as its the only show I get too these days. But yes as you sa...
by mattmay05
Tue May 29, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Horsted Keynes OO, - Captain Baxter Kit available.
Replies: 1047
Views: 109068

Re: Horsted Keynes OO, - Captain Baxter Kit available.

I made the longish journey back to Buckinghamshire, first to attend Railex 2018 at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, which was ok, wasn't the best one I have been to in recent years... but was better than the one we have on the island... Secondly of course was to check on the layout... and seeing as it was ...
by mattmay05
Mon May 14, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: 3D Printing: Coach tops, LCDR / SECR
Replies: 153
Views: 29433

Re: 3D Printing: Coach tops, LCDR / SECR

Progress has been going well on painting the 3D print kit, I managed to get enough out my Phoenix paint to paint the coach, and I have now lined out the body as well, and ready for a bit of Varnish. I still have to finish the inside of the coach and paint every single seat and fit them inside, along...
by mattmay05
Wed May 09, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: BMR Workbench.
Replies: 406
Views: 73295

Re: BMR Workbench.

Hi Steve, thank you, yes I have a dvd of I think it's Tony Wright's right track series where he's basically building and painting and has a bit with Ian demonstrating what he does, he has a lot more experience than I and I have only used it a couple of times the bow pen... I know what you mean by us...

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