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by Dad-1
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Not a layout - but railway modelling
Replies: 213
Views: 35130

Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Painfully slow .....
Another small step forward, all embankment now with grass
and the mixed sands giving a good representation of the gravel
roadway under the railway.

Image

Not far to go now ?

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914 theme
Replies: 146
Views: 8245

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914 theme

Hi glencairn, As it was quite a tough paper I used it to clad the plywood wall that encloses the DCC controller on HS 2. Think I used wallpaper paste, but had to do a couple of re-sticking jobs over the last couple of years. https://image.ibb.co/nAQDjk/IMG-2274.jpg Always good to see some of these l...
by Dad-1
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval
Replies: 456
Views: 50444

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Should I, or shouldn't I include another Video of trains running on St Oval. Well the first thing I've noticed is Chops reply back in June !! You may notice many trees no longer there !! they plug in and were removed to be placed on Castell Mawr my big layout for the club's exhibition at the end of ...
by Dad-1
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914 theme
Replies: 146
Views: 8245

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914 theme

Busy, busy, busy.
Funny things you notice ..... I see your traction engines are on embossed
(Brick) paper hard standing. I have a sheet or two of that obtained years ago
on Ebay. I didn't make enough use of it, or think of using as cobbles.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wordsworth - 00 Loft Layout
Replies: 870
Views: 168381

Re: Wordsworth - 00 Loft Layout

Ahh always a pleasure to see what's been happening on Wordsworth. BUT Mike , Action at the road works ? rather extravagant, or at least it would be based on our local road repair activity !! Awkward corners and things we 'Put Off' something we can all empathize with. I daren't check on how many part...
by Dad-1
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Shortover Yard
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: Shortover Yard

This is where the jagged edge between 'A Layout' and 'A Diorama' lays. A layout needs to have enough movement to offer some running entertainment, preferably with either a sector plate, or point to give more than just a simple back & forth movement, I'd be interested to see what you can squeeze ...
by Dad-1
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1062
Views: 67502

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

My decals arrived for the Catfish ...... a crammed sheet of engineers wagons, but with only one set of early markings. I either do the second one with the later 'Boxed' details, or buy another decal sheet !! Here we have a pristine hopper, still not attached to the chassis because I need to weather ...
by Dad-1
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Not a layout - but railway modelling
Replies: 213
Views: 35130

Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

After nearly a month of inactivity on this diorama I forced myself to lay some additional grass to more, or less, finish this back of the scene. Still quite wet and brought indoors from the shed to help drying. https://i.ibb.co/yBXwfym/IMG-3190.jpg 7 different grass compounds laid to try and get a n...
by Dad-1
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 31
Views: 768

Re: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches

Funny, 6 wheel rolling stock IS a problem for set-track and 1st radius curves. All I've done is file the flanges off the centre wheel set. Even photographed close up it's almost impossible to see they're missing. Several Dapol milk tanks run fine and until upside down you really don't know ? To make...
by Dad-1
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1062
Views: 67502

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Grounded with a stinking cold - No club night for me tonight !! As I went down with this cold over the week end I spent a short while running my recently built Cambrian Kits and became aware that the Dapol brake van with it's TrainTech movement activated lamp was still FAR from finished. Well I foun...
by Dad-1
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 31
Views: 768

Re: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches

Just what we need for the clubs West Bay layout
BUT Mar 2021 ???.............
For GWR you could always make Ratio kits at £10 each ?
Although I'm so slow with coaches, my 4 are still not
finished since starting 2010 ish

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Kadee Couplers
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Kadee Couplers

Hi heda, I'm certainly with Bigmet and feel it's the current (excuse the pun) way to go. Except Had I been into model railways much earlier and built up a large collection of locomotives and was happy wiring up isolated sections I'd also ask the question why change? Mind you I often wonder why some ...
by Dad-1
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Kadee Couplers
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Kadee Couplers

Running them by hand Heda is no guarantee that they will work correctly when drawn over by a loco. Slight 'Hunting', that is fore & aft chatter in a line of wagons would cause them to break trains unexpectedly. While Neomagnets can reduce the magnetic zone in comparison to Kadee's own magnets, p...
by Dad-1
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1062
Views: 67502

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Yes Bufferstop, Too many - now if I'd concentrated on one, or two, I might have more "completed" layouts. Only HS2 and Thomas can be considered as completed, well whatever almost finished means. The awful remains from an over active butterfly mind !! My life is full of "That's an inte...
by Dad-1
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1062
Views: 67502

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

While I'm churning out run of the mill wagons Matto22 is turning out masterpieces. Back to volume over substance. In the general questions thread there is a query regarding adding weight to wagons. I'd prefer NOT to, but you need to be practical and it's worth adding just a small amount of ballast t...

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