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by buz
Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: What platform?
Replies: 22
Views: 5803

Re: What platform?

You guys will cringe, but I use the old Tri-ang platform sections which Hornby use now. With some airbrush work they can be made to look decent and fit in of course nicely on a Tri-ang layout, although Hornby treated R.460 and R.464 to some hideous Brick work in the late 1970's and left the curved ...
by buz
Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: platform building help please
Replies: 26
Views: 2683

Re: platform building help please

Hi bufferstop I know we have drifted a bit from topic Mine is just MSLR My Small Light Railway on the hunt for the EX Hornby set vans with that marking That will do till a better name comes along. Well Henrieta is made by Bachmann and on the Titfield Thunderbolt it seemed (might just be my eves play...
by buz
Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:54 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: platform building help please
Replies: 26
Views: 2683

Re: platform building help please

Considering the main passenger service is an 0-4-0T cattle truck Triang TC balcony coach and a toad Triang coach will be replaced with some thing more UK looking. When I can find a UK tramway coach have been thinking about a repainted Henrieta. regards John Why change it, here's your prototype on t...
by buz
Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: platform building help please
Replies: 26
Views: 2683

Re: platform building help please

Hi noel Ah oops!! forgot about the cork and I have that ready for when soft board goes on top of bench work But would low platform really matter for a light Railway?? (I have a 1/2"/12mm off cut left from bench work) Considering the main passenger service is an 0-4-0T cattle truck Triang TC bal...
by buz
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: painting thatch??
Replies: 9
Views: 1769

Re: painting thatch??

Hi b308 Grey is not a color I would have thought of the photo says it all though. I have three or four shades of Grey I think I will give that a try. Is there a front on picture of the Grey one that looks like a goo kit bash for Dapol cottages that is a tiny cottage in the middle?? Dry brushing is I...
by buz
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Somersault Signals
Replies: 6
Views: 1172

Re: Somersault Signals

Hi manna Ours had red and Blue spectacles However over east in New South Wales the somersault signals looked just like yours, they still used the red distant arm in places. Distant arm is yellow fishtail arm with black chevron both sides or earlier ones where red with a white chevron these also had ...
by buz
Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: painting thatch??
Replies: 9
Views: 1769

painting thatch??

Hi I have a Dapol cottage the walls windows and black interior most of the gardens are done. But I have not been game to try the thatched roof at the moment it is just black undercoat. I want it to look like old brown thatch not that horrible yellow shade that seems to be prevalent and wrong looking...
by buz
Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:59 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Foam-core board - 5mm
Replies: 9
Views: 1358

Re: Foam-core board - 5mm

PVA
There is also a spray craft glue that is safe for foam handy for brick papers ect.
The spray glue you must get it from an arts and crafts shop and make sure you grab the right can
regards John
by buz
Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:51 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Flower Beds
Replies: 7
Views: 1655

Re: Flower Beds

Hi Start with cut down plastic milk bottle lids or similar this will have to be primed with plastic primer before painting. That rubbish tea from "T" bags makes great looking fertile garden soil. In the center of the bed stick the smallest poplar tree you can find this will look like a pen...
by buz
Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:33 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: platform building help please
Replies: 26
Views: 2683

Re: platform building help please

Hi all The lump of ply/mdf would seem to be the best way am thinking 1/2" 12mm. Topped with plastic and extra fine sand paper, and faced with balsa and old rail for support posts. Who makes a suitable Light Railway station building kit the Triang and Hornby buildings I have don't fit that image...
by buz
Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:10 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Somersault Signals
Replies: 6
Views: 1172

Re: Somersault Signals

Hi Manna Until Very recently I actually worked on Mc&H somersaults ours where adjusted to just over 45 degrees. Mind you we don't get snow. The last ones on the network where at Kwinana West Australia and I think they only lasted that long because they had electric reverser's on them. I would no...
by buz
Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: platform building help please
Replies: 26
Views: 2683

platform building help please

hi all I need to make a platform it is straight on one side the back has a curved platform face angled away from the straight side then has a straight platform face running from the curve to the back. I know how to get the top the right shape but how do I actually build the platform. Up till now I h...
by buz
Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Somersault Signals
Replies: 6
Views: 1172

Re: Somersault Signals

Hi manna
First off that looks really nice.
How did you make it??
Call in the signal maintainer it needs adjusting the arm should be at 45 degrees (or is it just the picture)
So that if the down rod breaks near the arm it returns to stop.
regards John
by buz
Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Sealing cardboard
Replies: 8
Views: 943

Re: Sealing cardboard

In a word Shellac Not pre mix make your own with shellac flakes and high grade meths, it needs to be thicker than the pre mix. Put this on the card parts until it will not soak up any more. Leave it to throughly dry a week or more it must be well and truly dry. Now assemble you card whatever you are...

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