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by Dad-1
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol semaphore signals
Replies: 13
Views: 1068

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: 77
Views: 832

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: 720
Views: 26172

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: 720
Views: 26172

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: 720
Views: 26172

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: 720
Views: 26172

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: 720
Views: 26172

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: 720
Views: 26172

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: 179

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: 720
Views: 26172

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: 720
Views: 26172

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: 720
Views: 26172

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...
by Dad-1
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 720
Views: 26172

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

Hi Paul, I've seen loads of pictures of cattle trains, most seem to be like 'block' trains 12 to 25 cattle wagons and a brake. I suppose it's so specific with livestock that you can't just leave in a yard for half a day while a train is broken down to send general merchandise off on other routes. Bl...
by Dad-1
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hello to you all
Replies: 10
Views: 65

Re: Hello to you all

Hi NanaB, Had a look at the set, an interesting start into model railways as it's a Digital set having 2 locomotives, a class 08 Diesel shunter and a 3F Jinty steam locomotive. Unless you want to become highly sophisticated ignore the cries that the Hornby Select is no good. I tend to use as my main...
by Dad-1
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hello to you all
Replies: 10
Views: 65

Re: Hello to you all

Welcome NanaB, Ask away, the biggest problem is not even knowing the questions you should be asking !! Mind you, most of us have been there at some time. I'll look up what R1126 is to give me an idea of where you are starting from. Yes it can be expensive, but by keeping expectations under control i...

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