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by Dad-1
Fri Apr 12, 2024 3:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Chalkhill
Replies: 144
Views: 10490

Re: Chalkhill

Hi phred,

That's exactly as I've been recently !!

Just a short video of movement on Chalkhill.

https://youtu.be/5_dqyQ1viis

Back to the garden while the sun's out !!

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Tue Apr 09, 2024 4:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anyone currently buying?
Replies: 156
Views: 5694

Re: Anyone currently buying?

Bigmet,

I was tempted to get one before the year end, but just didn't get around to it.
You're making me regret that oversight !!
Although it is an 0-6-0 and I was into 0-4-0's at the time.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Fri Apr 05, 2024 12:05 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Chalkhill
Replies: 144
Views: 10490

Re: Chalkhill

Indecision strikes home ! Today there are 43 wagons on Chalkhill. I had planned to use Kadees, but on this layout it's awkward to know where to place magnets. While the locations work well enough they do limit what shunting movements I can make. One of the difficulties is that the lead into each sid...
by Dad-1
Thu Mar 28, 2024 10:00 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Souther Railway Non Passenger Coaching Stock
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: Souther Railway Non Passenger Coaching Stock

Getting the right decals can sometimes be impossible. You also have to be prepared to mix all sorts of decals. I have used HMRS LNER numbers on a GWR in BR service build. Often a case of using the nearest you can find, even using white when straw is needed - life 'aint perfect. Then apart from yours...
by Dad-1
Thu Mar 28, 2024 9:54 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.
Replies: 308
Views: 51743

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.

Access the bugbear of a built in layout.
From that I gather you're putting new track back rather than that lifted.
In my opinion the ideal option that as near as possible promises perfect track.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Wed Mar 27, 2024 3:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.
Replies: 308
Views: 51743

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.

I like that.
Can't add much more as I don't do Southern, or run large Locos !!

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Wed Mar 27, 2024 3:19 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1421
Views: 210221

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

Fisherman's Tales, or tall stories !! My damned knee is giving trouble again - Thought it was O.K yesterday and probably over did it. The most comfortable place is sitting at the kitchen table, the very place where I do my wagon work. There is this Mainline GWR Match Truck sitting on Chalkhill by a ...
by Dad-1
Wed Mar 27, 2024 9:20 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Gorilla Glue
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: Gorilla Glue

Like FatController I keep to what I know & understand.
No intention to use Gorilla, you see it everywhere because of
commercial considerations, Not because it's particularly good !!

The cynical old grump
Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Mon Mar 25, 2024 7:38 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1421
Views: 210221

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

For Anyone who doubts that a dab of varnish will hold on
well enough. Here are a couple of notices fixed to a noticeboard
on the back of a weigh-bridge office.

Image

Still secure after 5 years in a shed - fiddly, but try it.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Mon Mar 25, 2024 7:28 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1421
Views: 210221

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

Ahh Bigmet, home printers, no, can't be doing with that now.. Certainly I keep to faded, obliterated, only there was never anything there ! I have thought about a gentle pencil with a super-fine point. Anyway here are 4 labels stuck down with satin varnish, looks like I need to buy another Humbrol m...
by Dad-1
Mon Mar 25, 2024 4:03 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Lurker, but with a username
Replies: 13
Views: 492

Re: Lurker, but with a username

Bigmet, Can't disagree with any of those, although I have and do live with the occasional 'tyre'. For me the regular use is the most significant factor in reliable track work. IF and when I used to run the garage layout almost every day it never seemed to need attention. This last winter it's been l...
by Dad-1
Mon Mar 25, 2024 3:30 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1421
Views: 210221

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

O.K I need another wagon like a hole in the head - I have a hole in the head it's supposed to have a brain in it !!!! I started a Parkside Fruit D, and now have to find a suitable colour for a BR steam period version. Coach Crimson, or coach Maroon ????? Perhaps even just good old BR Bauxite, either...
by Dad-1
Sun Mar 24, 2024 1:09 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1421
Views: 210221

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

Bigmet, I'm about to try a single ply of quality toilet paper, stuck in place by a dab of enamel Humbrol varnish, it'll yellow and be partially translucent. Hoping that even without any printing it'll look like an old destination instructions/marker. I tried the idea a few years back on a notice boa...
by Dad-1
Sun Mar 24, 2024 12:59 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1421
Views: 210221

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

Hi phred, I've been a bit slow in getting to try & answer your question. One reason is the complexity of decals, there is no solution fixes all. Decals can be either waterslide, and that general type has differences where carrier films are of different components. Then you have pressfix, methfix...
by Dad-1
Sat Mar 23, 2024 5:06 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Chalkhill
Replies: 144
Views: 10490

Re: Chalkhill

I made it to the shed. Time to have a little play time. I need to raid the loft soon to get more stock down for Kadee conversion. The odd new wagon build and some updating being checked. https://i.ibb.co/FVcGH9p/IMG-5031.jpg All sorts, Triang, Cambrian, Dapol, Ratio, Mainline, Lima, Parkside, even a...