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by Dad-1
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lybster Station.
Replies: 10
Views: 76

Re: Lybster Station.

Hi glencairn, I always (Still) fancied doing a representation of the line South between Helmsdale and Dalchalm. When driving the A9 there was a place, can't remember exactly where, where the railway came more or less off the cliffs onto an embankment, over a red brick track under bridge that lead do...
by Dad-1
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street
Replies: 87
Views: 3176

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Are you not doing a Lybster Branch ?
Was it NG ?, nevermind, standard gauge with 0-4-0's acceptable.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1010
Views: 54756

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

Ahh Bufferstop, Remember you can Never have too many 16 ton minerals. They were everywhere and in train lengths, of certainly up to 100 a time. O.K I'll admit it's becoming an obsession !! Anyways for those that don't want to buy extra decals for Dapol 16 ton minerals where they only provide one num...
by Dad-1
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Is a final coat of Acrylic clear needed?
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Is a final coat of Acrylic clear needed?

Final coats of varnish are to seal in decals and try to obtain a uniform finish over a locomotive, or rolling stock to match paint & decals. It is preferable to add waterslide decals to a high gloss paint finish, then varnish, either matt, satin, or keeping to gloss as you require for the finish...
by Dad-1
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1010
Views: 54756

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

After working over an unpainted Dapol Gunpowder van and not being entirely happy (getting too fussy) I've started my Parkside GWR gunpowder van, that at least claims to be a Z2 diagram. I didn't take any photographs of the kit contents and it went together easily and quickly. I'll be checking out li...
by Dad-1
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Removing decals from a Hornby 0-4-0 steam loco
Replies: 10
Views: 193

Re: Removing decals from a Hornby 0-4-0 steam loco

Almost anything that'll remove decals will mark in some way. You can even go through the paint, but if the transfer on that model is direct onto plastic not a real problem. Toothpaste is a fine abrasive that will often do the job. I've used nail-varnish remover, or acetone, but that really can bite ...
by Dad-1
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Airbrush kits
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Airbrush kits

Spike, As a beginner think to yourself if you really need an airbrush. I have one, well two if I include my middle sons airbrush & compressor that's hidden in my loft. Yet I've not used one for around 10 years. You may ask if that's because I don't make any model kits, the simple answer to that ...
by Dad-1
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Edgware GN,
Replies: 413
Views: 42194

Re: Edgware GN,

A cracking job with that station manna. 7 years of planning sticking, taking apart and sticking again. Who said railway modelling is expensive ? Spread over 12 years it doesn't come out too bad - Golf would have cost a lot more !! Any chance you'll add a fall plate ? That full side on view shows the...
by Dad-1
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1347
Views: 185940

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

As usual from you Jim,

Superb photographs of your excellent work. Evening, or mornining scenes
have so much atmosphere, but to get the right results I would think quite
difficult.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1010
Views: 54756

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

Hi Lysander I tend to agree, I do like Pressfix. I had no idea what they were, or how to use them when I got my first sheet after 20 years plus of waterslide types. Today I used both types and found the pressfix the faster to use - perhaps I should have taken more care, but can you see the slight mi...
by Dad-1
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1010
Views: 54756

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

Hi TimberSurf, I do use the Micro system on most waterslide decals, but they're an after treatment. Basically I try to get at least a satin finish, preferably high gloss paint surface and use water to release from any backing papers. How long that'll take is unknown, some release decals quickly othe...
by Dad-1
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1010
Views: 54756

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

Back into wagons - That's a weight off my mind, and onto a wagon to press into a square and true chassis ? https://i.ibb.co/T1F2cJ4/IMG-2997.jpg So what's left from a Parkside GWR Mink 'D' kit. Lots of springs so take great care to get the right 4 when doing this one ! https://i.ibb.co/hFJbqjj/IMG-2...
by Dad-1
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Getting started
Replies: 33
Views: 523

Re: Getting started

Spike, Last bit first. Many of the good railway modellers on here don't use cork. I've never thought my trains are that noisy and it's another interface between track and base. Every interface is a place for things to go wrong and it takes time to lay and adds costs. I have yet to find ANY sensible ...
by Dad-1
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Getting started
Replies: 33
Views: 523

Re: Getting started

I always hate questions like this - Why ? Because I don't know exactly what you will really want, neither do you. I've been there and done that ! Value for money a train-set is usually a good buy, but any DCC system will be from the bottom end, to get the price 'right'. My guess is that you'll be lo...
by Dad-1
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 91
Views: 4258

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

Hi Lysander, Exhibiting ? I'm getting confused as to what's going where and when !! With Derek having moved I'm feeling rather on my own. One consolation is that in July Jamie who helped at the beginning of Castell Mawr is planning to come & see me (He now lives in Cambridgeshire) Fingers crosse...

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