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by Steve with the Hat
Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Andrew's Layout
Replies: 563
Views: 85737

Re: Andrew's Layout

'Well at least if he's great at buildings he'll be shite at trees and scenics....'


DOH!!

I hate you grotland :evil: :twisted: :D

Merry Crimbo!
by Steve with the Hat
Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Loop Line
Replies: 56
Views: 9558

Re: The Loop Line

Hi again all, Been dead busy here but I thought I'd take time to make a quick update. We have demolished the fiddleyard!! - our lad couldn't see over the ****ing thing! We have also painted and added our first kiln and are cracking on with the second. http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o138/thindigi...
by Steve with the Hat
Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Pedant County - Update 29/8/10
Replies: 51
Views: 5721

Re: Pedant County - 00 Gauge Garage Layout

sounds like a good idea but water dosen't scale well if I remember my Stingray correctly,

really impressive kit though - well done!

Steve
by Steve with the Hat
Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 6x4 Starter layout - For sale?
Replies: 121
Views: 16887

Re: 6x4 Starter layout - point control

I'm not sure about that extra strip of edging either James but then what do I know my platforms are tarmac!

I am sure that your point mechanism looks bang on though, are you going to make a lever frame of some sort or just operate them from the board edge ?

cheers

Steve
by Steve with the Hat
Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 6x4 Starter layout - For sale?
Replies: 121
Views: 16887

Re: 6x4 Starter layout

As usual james, looking good. Your point control method sounds interesting! all that 'drilling through the point' is v.brave m8 :o I did read elsewhere about folks using the action of a small DPDT toggle switch to move the point when using rods etc, may help looking forward to more pics, big fan of ...
by Steve with the Hat
Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Loop Line
Replies: 56
Views: 9558

Re: The Loop Line

Well the work on the potbank is progressing with the kiln all marked up now ready for scribing and a small workshop building underway. http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o138/thindigital/sept%2009%20layout%20pics/Oct%202009%20layout%20pics/DSCI1593.jpg also on the workbench atm are some platform lig...
by Steve with the Hat
Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Submitted Articles
Topic: Almost FREE scatter...
Replies: 11
Views: 5674

Re: Almost FREE scatter...

Regular paint can be used to colour the saw dust, after drying clumps can easily be ground up. Grading through a tea strainer will yield really fine scatter. DO NOT USE MDF DUST Flock or foam crumb can also be made from a car sponge, soaked in water then frozen. When solid, grate with a cheese grate...
by Steve with the Hat
Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Green Wood Road. OO in a Shed
Replies: 330
Views: 35436

Re: *

I've been trying to select invisible text for the last two pages :D Really good work olly, just enjoyed reading through the thread and as the others said, the smooth curves and long trains look great. They are going to sell out of hbl at your local wilkos tho ;) I'd go for the dirty great engine she...
by Steve with the Hat
Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Loop Line
Replies: 56
Views: 9558

Re: The Loop Line

hi slackers, DAS clay has been a real discovery for me, along with mountboard scraps from a framing shop it lends itself really well to structures. I plan on replacing all our metcalfe stuff with scratchbuilt buildings eventually. Its mainly me that does the fine modelling as pretty soon I realised ...
by Steve with the Hat
Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Loop Line
Replies: 56
Views: 9558

Re: The Loop Line

Thanks shaun :D The video was fun so I'll have another go soon, the stock will look better as its mostly weathered up now. I look at the excellent layouts on here and rmweb for inspiration and gauge my efforts by those standards, which is why I always know theres loads better out there and I can try...
by Steve with the Hat
Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Help with cutting flexi track to size
Replies: 12
Views: 4046

Re: Help with cutting flexi track to size

As above, we pinned the track down with drawing pins and marked with a fine sharpie, then cut.
by Steve with the Hat
Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hamsend. the end. or is it the begenning?
Replies: 125
Views: 14569

Re: End of the line. more pics p5 and a short vid

hammy, This new project is really showing all the lessons and skills you learned on you trackmat setup. Without wanting to demean your earlier efforts (after all I've only been modelling a very short time) this layout looks much neater, your attention to detail is much better and it shows in the pho...
by Steve with the Hat
Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Loop Line
Replies: 56
Views: 9558

Re: The Loop Line

thanks for the kind comments all, Hi, Really like this layout, did you make the trees? and if so how? Oak We scratchbuilt the trees using the armature and foliage method. (see http://www.modelrailroadforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5015&highlight=grove and http://www.rmweb.co.uk/forum/viewtopi...
by Steve with the Hat
Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Isle of Wight layout
Replies: 34
Views: 3721

Re: Isle of Wight layout

Hi Lost track - really interesting layout you have there,

I like the conversion on the hornby 4 wheel coaches - the model looks really close to the photo you posted - top job so far!

regards

Steve

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