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by Dad-1
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Two Short Planks
Replies: 331
Views: 31063

Re: Two Short Planks

Oh dear, Perhaps I should have left this to die. Particularly as it's one of my few threads I've not tried replacing photographs. But then I do use it quite frequently, usually for videos as the poor lighting almost excludes taking still pictures, but currently I have my sons tripod and took some pi...
by Dad-1
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Lumsdonia R&D Dept Workbench
Replies: 57
Views: 1506

Re: Lumsdonia R&D Dept Workbench

Great projects, I'm feeling withdrawl symptoms, not done a building
for a very long time ! This may inspire me.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Southern Garage Layout II
Replies: 196
Views: 2676

Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Acres of space to build scenics into, rather envious.

Cork, never fancied using it when working with Peco track, the sleepers
are deep enough to get a ballast shoulder. Had to where we're using C&L
track and points, sleepers are so thin.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol semaphore signals
Replies: 13
Views: 1113

Re: Dapol semaphore signals

I wish I could remember what Adrian of Rail Room Electronics said about them.
I believe it was ONLY use 12V DC, but as I've had a couple fail I'm not buying any more.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Mumbles Workbench
Replies: 78
Views: 857

Re: Mumbles Workbench

A TV in the kitchen ? A causes messy eating. Most of my work is done in the kitchen as well, but supported by a radio only since the portable CD player failed. A nice radiator alongside me - Roll-on winter ! Mumbles, I'm out of breath watching the speed of your layout building, not surprised the wor...
by Dad-1
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 721
Views: 26254

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

Hi TimberSurf, My eyes are not that good, but I suppose like most things practice has it's influence. Believe me a steady hand is just as important to line numbers up with any accuracy. As an example the 'Toad' number is made up from a 1; 74; 1; 0; Now about to treat them to a Microsol fluid to help...
by Dad-1
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 721
Views: 26254

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

I'm being called for lunch ......... will come back to this later ! O.K. I'm back. A couple of pages back I was working this Ratio 'Toad' kit and adding a TrainTech movement activated tail lamp. That slowed things a bit and only yesterday did I cut off most of the LED legs, shoved these into the Tra...
by Dad-1
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 721
Views: 26254

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

Ahh carnehan, Read my signature line 'I know nothing about railways' O.K not quite true BUT ........my knowledge IS limited. Every wagon has it's own identity, solebars have cast plates that give some details that live with the wagon for eternity !! Few wagons are made as one offs, usually part of a...
by Dad-1
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 721
Views: 26254

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

Hi Tony, Yes, that's what makes it such a good 'fine' filler. It literally etches itself into the plastic surface so you can feather-edge into invisible joins. It needs to be used in thin layers and not really suitable for what one might term heavy filling jobs. Because the solvent melts into the pl...
by Dad-1
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 721
Views: 26254

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

My modified Airfix/Dapol fresh meat van just having had it's second coat of early bauxite colour paint (RailMatch). https://image.ibb.co/e18K56/IMG_2505.jpg This needs leaving for around 24 hours before thinking of adding decals. I hope tomorrow the paints hard enough for me to paint the roof & ...
by Dad-1
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 721
Views: 26254

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

My eyes need a slight rest from placing decals. There are no prepared number sets that I'm aware of for these LMS ventilated vans into BR service showing M series numbers on a bauxite finish. The individual wagon identity numbers are made up from 4 small sections of decal cut out of Fox Transfer she...
by Dad-1
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Exhibition layout Query
Replies: 14
Views: 182

Re: Exhibition layout Query

As Dave said ....... Quality first and foremost, Quantity optional. You need to get an invitation, to do that get some photographs taken and send off to your 'local' exhibition managers. They can then decide if it fits their plan, required space is important, as well as needing perhaps a table on wh...
by Dad-1
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 721
Views: 26254

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

My modified ends

Image

Still wet paint. I need to let this dry thoroughly before building the van. I know
that two coats is the minimum to cover the dark green filler from being visible.

No more on this one until Friday afternoon.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 721
Views: 26254

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

Hi Lysander, Thanks, it was well worth looking through. I see the Parkside/Airfix conversion looks great - shame he put 12T on it though, as as far as I'm aware all cast plates said 10T and as such this HAD to be the weight painted on the van sides. I seriously think these were rather a mongrel lot ...
by Dad-1
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 721
Views: 26254

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

I am now going to have to guess, because I can't find any illustration of the diagram 1/250 conversion where the 3 lower end vents have been removed. Logic says that converting a smallish number of rather non-standard vans would be done as economically as possible. That would rule out a complete cha...

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