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by nickbrad
Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gantsville - Building an HO Inglenook
Replies: 58
Views: 6496

Re: Gantsville - Building an HO Inglenook

Finally found some filler and experiments are undergoing...... I thought the mix would be too stiff with just PVA and powder, so added some water, but that seems to have made it too runny, so the next tree will get an attempt with just pva/powder mix. Another tree i tried putting a masking tape wrap...
by nickbrad
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Modern image 6ft x 20 inch depot kinda layout :)
Replies: 5
Views: 828

Re: Modern image 6ft x 20 inch depot kinda layout :)

A great start and much faster progress than me. My only slight critisism is the gritting bins, I'm not too sure councils will be bothered about a dirt track getting frozen in winter. I do really like the track though, very well modelled.
by nickbrad
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gantsville - Building an HO Inglenook
Replies: 58
Views: 6496

Re: Gantsville - Building an HO Inglenook

Tree production is being delayed, but not for a reason I'd have expected..... all my usual places to go to for filler powder do not have any in stock, (or only have branded pollyfilla for almost £4 a small box). Once I locate somewhere that actually has some, my trees will hopefully start coming to ...
by nickbrad
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gantsville - Building an HO Inglenook
Replies: 58
Views: 6496

Re: Gantsville - Building an HO Inglenook

I'm roughly using the methods described in the Dec 2013 BRM magazine for the trunks, I had a look at the prices for postiche and the like for the fine branches, but the cost would push me into commercial tree territory, with no guarantee of the same quality result. Time will tell if the teased out s...
by nickbrad
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gantsville - Building an HO Inglenook
Replies: 58
Views: 6496

Re: Gantsville - Building an HO Inglenook

Moving on with my wire tree attempts, I decided to try something I have seen on youtube and elsewhere, but always put off trying myself, despite having all the items to hand. So, I pulled out my old blender, (not used for food consumption due to using a plastic bodied jug to crush ice, which damaged...
by nickbrad
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Andrew's New Loft Layout
Replies: 363
Views: 52080

Re: Andrew's New Loft Layout

One idea that is gaining traction in the States is The One Module Approach, (TOMA). In a nutshell, you create a large layout bu building one smaller module at a time that is operable and allows you to complete it in a reasonable timeframe, before moving onto the next module which connects to the exi...
by nickbrad
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Loft layout
Replies: 16
Views: 1756

Re: Loft layout

Very nice, looks great fun to operate
by nickbrad
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gantsville - Building an HO Inglenook
Replies: 58
Views: 6496

Re: Gantsville - Building an HO Inglenook

I have considered O gauge trees, but the price is what has led me to make my own, (or at least attmpt to). I do have a 30cm high wire frame already from a couple of years back, but it looks too large for HO, it's like a 200 year old oak in OO. My current attempts are around the 15 - 20 cm range, I a...
by nickbrad
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gantsville - Building an HO Inglenook
Replies: 58
Views: 6496

Re: Gantsville - Building an HO Inglenook

Has it really been that long since an update? Aaaaanyway, I went to the TVNAM show last weekend in Handsacre and whilst there made a few purchases to extend my rolling stock, plus also found some Preiser figures which will be great for railroad workers. https://preview.ibb.co/hG3UQm/cattle_wagon.jpg...
by nickbrad
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Dimensions from a photograph
Replies: 21
Views: 2309

Re: Dimensions from a photograph

I'd be very interested if it turns out to be ok at that price
by nickbrad
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956
Replies: 214
Views: 21148

Re: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956

From what I've seen of American railroad's they lend themselves to scenic fiddle yards quite nicely. Why not do both? I think one of the stand out features that sets the scene is your gloomy back scene, it just looks cold from the get go. Makes me want to watch runaway train. Great film :) So much ...
by nickbrad
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: American rolling stock
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: American rolling stock

RMweb would be a great place to look, also, keep an eye on Hattons pre owned as they sometimes have US outline stock. The great thing is, your timeframe is well supported with 40ft rolling stock and 4 axle diesel locos which would suit your need perfectly.
by nickbrad
Mon May 29, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: American rolling stock
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: American rolling stock

I don't know where you are based 71mach1, but if at all possible, I'd recommend visiting the TVNAM Show on the 17th of June http://www.tvnam.co.uk/ Not only will you find some great bargains from vendors there, but also the models on display may help to narrow down your interest and form a better id...
by nickbrad
Mon May 08, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Not a layout - but railway modelling
Replies: 216
Views: 39534

Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

That sounds like a woderful little diorama, as a Fenite, (albeit one who is stuck in yellowbelly land,) i'll be keeping a close eye on this as it progresses :)
by nickbrad
Mon May 08, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Simple figure eight layout
Replies: 9
Views: 1379

Re: Simple figure eight layout

Do you have any ideas for scenery?

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