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by Dad-1
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1200
Views: 114236

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

Hi John, Funny you should mention Airfix. I was looking at some Airfix couplings the other day. Compared with the competition at the time they were so much ahead. A form of sprung loaded narrow tension lock in the 1970's Today I've more or less made up a Parkside PC48 GWR Mink 'G', so easy to make u...
by Dad-1
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1200
Views: 114236

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

Hi 6C, I've not seen the Hornby version, a hang-over from most Hornby stock tending to be not the best, something that has changed over the last few years. I really liked the Hornby Seacow & Sea??? ballast wagons, but all in post privatisation so not for me. So long since I bought any RTR wagons...
by Dad-1
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: "ROCHEFORT" 1/32 scale, 500mm gauge
Replies: 34
Views: 305

Re: "ROCHEFORT" 1/32 scale, 500mm gauge

Hi Daniel

I do like those weathered effects. Brilliant work.
by Dad-1
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Back Lane
Replies: 19
Views: 699

Re: Back Lane

Hi Stainsacre,

You know I've never had the courage to buy any, but you prove it's
a great material to work with.

Geoff T
by Dad-1
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Not a layout - but railway modelling
Replies: 219
Views: 45433

Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Thanks for the kind comments Daniel, Rather like yourself, creating a believable scene doesn't need the space required for a full layout and can be great fun and stretch ones imagination. Currently nothing on the go other than finishing off the Club's shunting layout and continuing their 'O' gauge t...
by Dad-1
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Lowmac
Replies: 29
Views: 487

Re: Lowmac

Hi Wolseley, Those look like plastic wheel sets ? Here is the 'Saved' Wrenn version, I say saved simply because they brought it back to the market. Note my unpainted Lanarkshire Models hook in the buffer beam. https://i.ibb.co/zNPJF8s/IMG-3901.jpg https://i.ibb.co/kJbxbbp/IMG-3903.jpg My modified co...
by Dad-1
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1200
Views: 114236

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

Not everyone has the patience, I don't on many things, but I can cut up decals to get what I want. Here we have the 21 Ton part of these markings made up from a 12 Ton decal. The cutting need to be exact and I didn't quite make it. The faint white mark at the front of that 2 is a sliver of the 1, bu...
by Dad-1
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1200
Views: 114236

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

Hi 6C, These LNER/BR hopper wagons are a nightmare with so many different designs all purchased under the original LNER Diagram 100. None made 'In house' and each contractor making a chassis to suit themselves. The PC80 Parkside kit looks the nearest to Metro-Cammell production. I'm using two David ...
by Dad-1
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Toads
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: Toads

Old persons tales ....
It must be going to be a hard winter !!

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"
Replies: 53
Views: 6224

Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

It MUST have had rope, or a chain.
Otherwise it wouldn't have lived long enough to have a photo taken !!
Love it.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1200
Views: 114236

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

Hi Stainsacre, There are SOME kits I've made multiples of and may well continue making more. NOT this one, it had a final sting in the tail before I'd completed the build. As pointed out earlier there is little clearance between the hopper chutes and the '00' wheel sets. The instructions say to remo...
by Dad-1
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1200
Views: 114236

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

I think BR it'll have to be. Here we have a later BR version RTR from Dapol, alongside this kit build where the brake levers are very different, but on the kit still to be fitted. https://i.ibb.co/MpJW96d/IMG-3894.jpg The interior of the Dapol one misses the central divider between the two hopper di...
by Dad-1
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1200
Views: 114236

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

From being a right old grump earlier today ...... It's rolling fine with couplings on, weighs in at 15.90 grams which is rather light. Decision time ! Do I add a full coal load which will give me the added weight I want ? Or do I add some weight under the hoppers ? https://i.ibb.co/BwM34w3/IMG-3891....
by Dad-1
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1200
Views: 114236

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

Right Back to the Parkside LNER Coal Hopper. This has the most confusingly written instructions I think I've ever had. Plus an interesting build sequence that I commented on in my last posting for this build. The lower hopper is so tight onto the wheel sets I have yet to get 100% free running. https...
by Dad-1
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Cost of going to DCC?
Replies: 23
Views: 296

Re: Cost of going to DCC?

Well there you are Muggins !! Answers from the two guys that have been there, done it and even burnt the odd decoder !! I can't fault a word uttered. Some will no doubt be surprised at Flashbang having the courage to mention the Hornby Select. I have 5 of them as well as a Digitrax system in the for...

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