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by Dad-1
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1062
Views: 67101

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: 211
Views: 34979

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: 30
Views: 545

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: 67101

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: 30
Views: 545

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: 213

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: 213

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: 67101

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: 67101

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...
by Dad-1
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Matt's workbench
Replies: 14
Views: 873

Re: Matt's workbench

Matto21 makes me look lazy Tony.
I think I work on volume above substance. Look at all those beautiful white metal & brass components !!!
Cracking paint finishing as well, we see wagons that have had a life.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Parkside Kits - Add Weight?
Replies: 11
Views: 206

Re: Parkside Kits - Add Weight?

No Stopping !!
Made me laugh Bigmet.

Out kitchen work-tops are supposed to be level, but my best free rolling stock will roll !!

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Parkside Kits - Add Weight?
Replies: 11
Views: 206

Re: Parkside Kits - Add Weight?

Although still very light these Parkside 'Lowfit' have lead sheet fitted within the chassis voids
and are capable of pushing a 20 wagon train without problems.
BUT get you couplings well matched !!

Image

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Parkside Kits - Add Weight?
Replies: 11
Views: 206

Re: Parkside Kits - Add Weight?

like stuartp I tend to use 2p pieces, cheaper than any bought weights. In a BY van two stuck together at each end is more than enough. I'm not in favour of adding much weight, I use the absolute minimum as all it does is add weight to the train which becomes self defeating, particularly if you run l...
by Dad-1
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: The North End Wagon Works
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: The North End Wagon Works

The first step is the hardest !!
Keep it rolling ..................
Also remember NO RUSH, take
your time.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1062
Views: 67101

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

Putting some action onto the workbench thread !! The recent oil tank builds and the 'Catfish' engineers wagon being reversed around St Oval my much used test track. Several other part completed builds also on view, I really should finish more of them before starting another project. https://youtu.be...

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