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by mattmay05
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: BMR Workbench.
Replies: 392
Views: 66447

Re: BMR Workbench.

This was my first brass kit, I built the coach and chassis very quickly but stopped for a long time before restarting last year, having attempted a different way of lining after reading the LBSC circle which was challenging. But final completed. Sorry to come back to this, but I suspect the wonderm...
by mattmay05
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: BMR Workbench.
Replies: 392
Views: 66447

Re: BMR Workbench.

I think there's a point beyond which it's difficult to go on with the one line likes and greats etc. You've established your level of excellence in most peoples minds. There will always be the moaners and disparagers, but I think they would soon get put in their place if they tried it here. We have...
by mattmay05
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: BMR Workbench.
Replies: 392
Views: 66447

Re: BMR Workbench.

Yes 65,000 is a nice figure, although I decided to take them images and work off for a couple of reasons, as I found someone had borrowed it shall we say and tried to pass it off as their own. Which was one reason why I stopped posting. Well can try some others? That's a bit naff lol Or my modelling...
by mattmay05
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: BMR Workbench.
Replies: 392
Views: 66447

Re: BMR Workbench.

Well I appreciate those who do, but sadly time is not on my side these days to write everything, especially for my next coach which I have been researching for 2 years... with information only starting to be found recently, although the diagram still is missing so have to make my own, least by the t...
by mattmay05
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: BMR Workbench.
Replies: 392
Views: 66447

Re: BMR Workbench.

Well I haven't stopped if I am honest, I just don't post here very often now or do step by steps, as I feel no-one really reads them so decided to keep them on file instead or if they are of interest for the magazine I write for then they can have it for their publication. But still building still r...
by mattmay05
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: BMR Workbench.
Replies: 392
Views: 66447

Re: BMR Workbench.

I have been working on re-going over older models and re-working them trying to bring them up to a better standard so they don't stand out like a sore thumb. Latest one was one of my first Dean Sidings, P-Class kits now under Phoenix paints / kits, I have basically repainted, made new transfers, app...
by mattmay05
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.
Replies: 116
Views: 23972

Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

A few more recent photo's after the magazine photographer has been, plus some refurbished and new models: https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4364/36500817776_77479f11ef_c.jpg After 7 years of being built from a Dean Sidings kit, 178 P-Class had the transfer treatment to improve how it looks, SECR insigni...
by mattmay05
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Horsted Keynes OO, - Captain Baxter Kit available.
Replies: 1041
Views: 97813

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

Well for now that's all the magazine appearances for the layout done, hopefully I will have a date from the magazine when it's published. But for now that's it. The future is probably not to far away, the family home will probably go on the market next year, which means the layout will be broken up,...
by mattmay05
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: H class (SECR etc)
Replies: 19
Views: 542

Re: H class (SECR etc)

Hornby have also just posted a clip on the Facebook page stating Warley Announcement, it is believed that its the preserved H-Class 263, just to annoy a few, either that or its the Q Class pulling it out of the shed... but its been rumoured that it will be 263 as it was supposed to be part of the re...
by mattmay05
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol B4 tank, Due Q1 2018 (Jan)
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Dapol B4 tank, Due Q1 2018 (Jan)

Well it is between Jan - March more likely somewhere between those 2 I would imagine, The small tank market is still quite a good and open market, Hornby has had success with the Peckett, not something I really thought of getting... but sold out and sort after. But as you have mentioned, most have f...
by mattmay05
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol B4 tank, Due Q1 2018 (Jan)
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Dapol B4 tank, Due Q1 2018 (Jan)

Hello, couldn't find this posted anywhere on the forum, probably forgotten about them as they were announced a while ago!

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by mattmay05
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hatton's P Class
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Hatton's P Class

No trouble at all if well matched to the gear train and likely duty. I have a few of the Bachmann mechanisms from their 'Jinty' and 57xx, which employ a motor much this size, which have been used for powering heavy white metal bodies for ten years and more pulling full size trains, and had no failu...
by mattmay05
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Halfords Matt Lacquer
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: Halfords Matt Lacquer

Usually Satin is the way to go.. usually what I use as its not shiny.

I don't use Halfords varnish or rattle can varnish as I have had bad experiences in the past so tend only to use their paint cans.
by mattmay05
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: SECR Crimson Lake
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: SECR Crimson Lake

To be fair Alex, I nearly talked myself out of painting and lining these, especially having to do 2, I just try and do a small amount per night, and not get too tired of it, or if it gets frustrating, stop and try again the next day. It took some experimenting with the colours to get a reasonable ma...
by mattmay05
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: SECR Crimson Lake
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: SECR Crimson Lake

Might of been looking at one of my posts, yes a number of Phoenix paints are no longer available, I had to mix my own from looking at images, but used one of Phoenix paints which was an alternative. which was P434 Caledonian Coach Purple then added some satin black to dull it down. Its difficult to ...

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