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by Dad-1
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: In from the cold... Pete's new (not just) N Gauge adventures
Replies: 14
Views: 219

Re: In from the cold... Pete's new (not just) N Gauge adventures

Pete, you're going to lead carnehan away from track laying .......
All I can say is just keep building what catches your eye !!
As always super work.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Boxes - keep or throw away?
Replies: 17
Views: 216

Re: Boxes - keep or throw away?

I work on a half & half basis. All locomotives are kept in their box with any additional information needed for them, like service sheet and decoder information. A few coaches stay in their boxes (at the moment) but it's a right drag putting away after an exhibition. Wagons have their boxes thro...
by Dad-1
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 821
Views: 31762

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

A short video running that last built wagon, with a few others that includes
a Parkside Dundas 21 ton mineral.

https://youtu.be/t0BRyqQ6RZg

My good old layout Two Short Planks still entertains me !!

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: cork underlay
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: cork underlay

Hi crazypotter, Never used a grey primer, but as a sealing agent I suppose it'll do just as well. Sealing is why I do it, usually all over, top, bottom, sides so the moisture content of any timber is controlled (some hope !). When you ballast it involves adding moisture onto your surface, you need t...
by Dad-1
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Modelling trodden grass
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: Modelling trodden grass

Hi b9y, Correct. My club has an applicator, but I've not used it, although in some circumstances it can give a more upright grass. The trouble with 'Nature' is that after a good rain fall grass gets flattened rather than standing too upright. My gentle sprinkle from thumb & forefinger gives me m...
by Dad-1
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: cork underlay
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: cork underlay

The only place I've ever used it is on Markway, or C&L fine scale track where
the sleepers are so thin you need the track bed raising slightly for any ballast
shoulder.
Generally I put my track straight down onto varnished ply, or in one case chipboard.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 821
Views: 31762

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

Dave, Drinking a waste of time ? perhaps sleeping and eating are optional ? Just to have this wagon fit to run at club tonight I've fitted Bachmann narrow tension-lock couplings (short type) in Peco, ex-Parkside Dundas, PA34 mounting blocks. These needed the side runners trimming away and sanding th...
by Dad-1
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 821
Views: 31762

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

Coming towards the end of wagon building. All I had left in the loft was one Dapol 16 ton mineral, and one unpainted planked ventilated van. Last evening I joined the 4 sides into the box structure, something I do first. That was all the time I had. Then this morning I've made up the rest which as a...
by Dad-1
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dapol "Wheelsspoke" & Disc
Replies: 17
Views: 302

Re: Dapol "Wheelsspoke" & Disc

O.K let's get accurate on current products I have, although these can vary as any manufacturer changes their source of supply in China, or even India. I've had my vernier out again on the few spare wheelsets I have. To show 6c that Dapol flanges are not deeper, here we have a comparison between Horn...
by Dad-1
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 553
Views: 31551

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

I do wish I was near enough the Fleetwood to invite myself over
to see it all in the flesh. As has already been said, all done so fast.

Speed with no compromise on quality - Jim you really are Extremely
talented.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: East Cheltwell
Replies: 316
Views: 38762

Re: East Cheltwell

Goodness you do have some long .... Errr..... Rests !

Good to see you're still working on this lovely layout.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dapol "Wheelsspoke" & Disc
Replies: 17
Views: 302

Re: Dapol "Wheelsspoke" & Disc

Hi 6C, I think it's time to get your vernier out again. There used to be so many different lengths in the U.K, but since around 2010 things have become much more standardized. As an example today I've checked a few wagon axle lengths Alan Gibson 3 hole 25.80 Bachmann 3 hole 25.90 Dapol Spoked 25.80 ...
by Dad-1
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Modelling trodden grass
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: Modelling trodden grass

Hi b9y, This link should take you to a place within one of my signature threads where I have shown and explained in detail how I achieve my worn and threadbare patches either on a path, or as in the link a worn gravelly entrance into a field. https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.ph...
by Dad-1
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Modelling trodden grass
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: Modelling trodden grass

How trodden ? b308's pictures show prototypical variations. Here and the next page will show where I have paths with grass worn away to an earth base, and other pictures showing lightly trodden, or animal paths. https://image.ibb.co/ejrO3w/IMG_2446.jpg That link didn't work as I expected so try this...
by Dad-1
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 821
Views: 31762

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

I'm not exactly on a go slow, but as the computer & hobby room is our spare bedroom & we have a visitor my access to the computer and much of my stuff is limited. Here is the building, with a wet roof, just painted. I have to paint all the brickwork & weather to look anywhere near right....

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