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by mattmay05
Wed May 15, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.
Replies: 127
Views: 27362

Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

As the Bluebell had their Branch Line event back in March... with W24 Calbourne from my local railway I thought I might as well go, and because I have most of the locomotives now... I could run a 4mm version... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47552745382_50644f8141_c.jpg https://live.staticflick...
by mattmay05
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: BMR Workbench.
Replies: 412
Views: 77357

Re: BMR Workbench.

Haven't been on for a while, as to be fair I keep forgetting about this topic, and forum especially when I don't receive notifications ect... So 5 months ago, the carriages seen on the last page were completed. LBSCR Directors saloon, lined out in gold taking 15 hours, with furniture fitted, and gla...
by mattmay05
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.
Replies: 127
Views: 27362

Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

A few photos taken over January 2019, as a new carriage had been completed well 2... actually, plus a few new model locomotives. Firstly 2 new carriages.. 3D printed LNWR Observation car. Worsley Works LBSCR directors saloon. New loco's P-Class 27 H2 Atlantic B4 tank https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/78...
by mattmay05
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: template for DIY fencing
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: template for DIY fencing

Hello Dave from the Isle of Wight, I'm Matt from the Isle of Wight,

Sadly not seen a ladder template or fence ect... was it here you saw it? And have you used the search button?
by mattmay05
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: BMR Workbench.
Replies: 412
Views: 77357

Re: BMR Workbench.

Bulleid 4-8-2 improvements... Having built this model on this forum and for a competition some time ago, I thought I would share that it wasn't just built for the competition but also occasionally runs... I had drawn up a number of improvements when the time came... Firstly early 2018, the chassis ...
by mattmay05
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: BMR Workbench.
Replies: 412
Views: 77357

Re: BMR Workbench.

Thanks Gents, GWR_Fan, yes I know what your getting at, its very blocky and a poor attempt at streamlining or should that be air smoothed either way its odd and slightly interesting, it certainly goes well... and was tested on some quite steep inclines, and it did very well, must of been the extra w...
by mattmay05
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: BMR Workbench.
Replies: 412
Views: 77357

Re: BMR Workbench.

Another odd - never waser locomotive recently complete, using an old schools chassis I had lying around, using photos of the 2 versions they made using ply sadly the streamline or air smoothed schools never made it... 2 versions as mention were done the first was quite basic the second was a bit mor...
by mattmay05
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 112
Views: 10301

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: 114
Views: 8073

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: 114
Views: 8073

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: 438

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: 438

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: 127
Views: 27362

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: 127
Views: 27362

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: 532

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...

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