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by Black-Marlin
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: LMS inspection saloon
Replies: 21
Views: 3717

Re: LMS inspection saloon

Operational question: When these were being propelled (in steam days), would they have carried a lamp headcode and, if so, what was it?
by Black-Marlin
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Andrew's New Loft Layout
Replies: 359
Views: 42859

Re: Andrew's New Loft Layout

Not sure if I count as an oldie, but welcome back regardless!
by Black-Marlin
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - Say Hello in Glasgow, p133
Replies: 1997
Views: 283573

The Full Queen of Scots, p134

NOT Another planning to start again !! Some of those wants are just what I'd like - 4 track main lines, room for freights on the slow line. I'd be happy to leave the coaches and top-link locomotives to you and Sarah. It is a SERIOUS problem what do you do when a layout's finished, or at least as fi...
by Black-Marlin
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - Say Hello in Glasgow, p133
Replies: 1997
Views: 283573

Re: Starlingford - Say Hello in Glasgow, p133

So Glasgow's been and gone, and what have I been up to? First of all, I've been detailing absolutely everything it's in my power to detail! No locomotive near me is safe. Nor are any brake vans (adding tail lamps and, where feasible, guards) and, as of this weekend, coaches, as a whole selection of ...
by Black-Marlin
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: It must be Bachmann's turn for some speculating
Replies: 100
Views: 7532

Re: It must be Bachmann's turn for some speculating

Bigmet wrote:
I may eventually get to look at one...


I have a late-crest example on order from the Cutlers. I'll let you know what I make of it when it arrives.
by Black-Marlin
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Ivatt GNR C1 Atlantic
Replies: 9
Views: 1320

Re: Ivatt GNR C1 Atlantic

Mr Ivatt's masterwork looks even better with the new QoS type Pullmans from Hornby behind it... http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii283/Blackmarlin84/Queen%20of%20Scots%20Fiddleyard_zpsyjzcibzt.jpg At long last, I have almost completed the QoS train I've been assembling for the last year; the most...
by Black-Marlin
Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - Say Hello in Glasgow, p133
Replies: 1997
Views: 283573

Re: Starlingford - Say Hello in Glasgow, p133

For those of you wondering, incidentally, what Lion's rake is, it's comprised completely of maroon Hawksworths with one BR Mk1 Restaurant First, in the following configuration: BCK, FK, RFO, CK, SK, SK, SK, BSK, BG

Happiness!
by Black-Marlin
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - Say Hello in Glasgow, p133
Replies: 1997
Views: 283573

Re: Starlingford - Say Hello in Glasgow, p133

Thanks all for your comments - I appreciate that Glasgow is well out of the way for many of you (ironically it's the closest big show to me...) And thanks, Mike, for your kind words of encouragement - updates to the layout are growing increasingly few and far between, as life in Scotland becomes inc...
by Black-Marlin
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - Say Hello in Glasgow, p133
Replies: 1997
Views: 283573

Re: Starlingford - How to Detail a Steam Locomotive, p132

Sorry GAVIN.... Not to worry, Sarah! In other news, is anyone else going to Model Rail Scotland? I'll be there with the Aberdeen MRC crew. This year we won't be exhibiting a layout and will instead be doing demonstrations of various things. All model-related, of course; none of us will be demonstra...
by Black-Marlin
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - Say Hello in Glasgow, p133
Replies: 1997
Views: 283573

Re: Starlingford - How to Detail a Steam Locomotive, p132

Hi Garry... Bibby line is re-built I take it? I am working on an "as built" MN using the chassis from a re-built one (modified) and need to stretch and modify a WC / BOB body to suit! Also the tender sides need building up.... Regards, Sarah Who's Garry? Yes, Susan, Bibby Line is rebuilt,...
by Black-Marlin
Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - Say Hello in Glasgow, p133
Replies: 1997
Views: 283573

Re: Starlingford - How to Detail a Steam Locomotive, p132

Hi Gavin.... BR Blood & Custard is my Favourite coach colours....OK, in reality they found it hard to keep them clean it seems.... Blue locos are also nice, but Blue was an awkward colour to repair, so also went! Hi Sarah I now have three B&C rakes! A southern region one, made up of 6 Mauns...
by Black-Marlin
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - Say Hello in Glasgow, p133
Replies: 1997
Views: 283573

Re: Starlingford - How to Detail a Steam Locomotive, p132

I reckon that the combination of a blue locomotive with crimson & cream coaching stock is definitely one of the prettiest:

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by Black-Marlin
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - Say Hello in Glasgow, p133
Replies: 1997
Views: 283573

Re: Starlingford - How to Detail a Steam Locomotive, p132

G'day Gents Going back to the 'tank' with all those road wheels it looks like a Conqueror, not one of Britain's finest. manna Give the boy a biscuit! Yes indeed, that is a Conqueror, Britain's forgotten post-war tank. Mine is one of a handful of resin models sold as a limited edition, so I doubt yo...
by Black-Marlin
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - Say Hello in Glasgow, p133
Replies: 1997
Views: 283573

Starlingford - How to Detail a Steam Locomotive - Pt. 2

As promised, Sir Martin Frobisher ... The Bachmann Lord Nelson is a fairly old model and not up to modern standards. There are a couple of places this is particularly evident, and that's what I'm going to try to fix. (One crucial thing that I can't fix is the chassis - it's one of the old split-chas...
by Black-Marlin
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - Say Hello in Glasgow, p133
Replies: 1997
Views: 283573

Re: Starlingford - How to Detail a Steam Engine

Hello folks! It's been a while since I've done a 'how to' guide, so I thought I'd share one on 'how to detail a steam locomotive'. I know that for most of you this will be a case of 'Dear Granny, here is how one sucks an egg,' but on the basis that this is, after all, a forum for New Railway Modelle...

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