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by brit-in-bama
Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads
Replies: 1169
Views: 227676

Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

actually mike your original models are great in my opinion for beginners, they are simple, easy to construct,lightweight, and give a great base to modify because they are thin card and require minimal tools (printer,scissors, scalple, glue) to "play" with, so maybe you could move these to ...
by brit-in-bama
Sun Feb 14, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Please READ the post.
Replies: 24
Views: 2034

Re: Please READ the post.

I really dont see a problem, this is a "soft"-site, most here are friendly and supportive, answers are given to the best of their knowledge, the value of a thread is not by how many respond or post, but by how many views it has, I, like a great deal more here dont really have much to contr...
by brit-in-bama
Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: PVA points
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Re: PVA points

PVA, like all water based glue, dries through evaporation of the liquid medium (water) thats why it has a cap on the bottle, tube or can to stop it drying in the bottle, it will first form a skin, which will prevent it from breathing, and thus drying, so it is absorbed into the material and evaporat...
by brit-in-bama
Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Intermodal container gooseneck tunnel dimensions?
Replies: 2
Views: 678

Re: Intermodal container gooseneck tunnel dimensions?

we had one in our yard last week, the tongue, is about 10ft long, made of 4" H beams about 4ft apart with two intermediate crossbeams, and welded to the top of a regular 40ft trailer, thats all I can tell you about it, wasnt paying much attention only noticed it because it was the first one I h...
by brit-in-bama
Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Soldering wire to track.
Replies: 15
Views: 1725

Re: Soldering wire to track.

the way I do it, (and my track is mostly from the 70's and 80's various types) is scratch the inside if the rail on the bottom flat with a old very small screwdriver, then clean it with a cotton bud dipped in alcohol, use a little bit of flux from a tin with a tooth pic and place it on the area clea...
by brit-in-bama
Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:56 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Percentage Gradient
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Re: Percentage Gradient

if you go up 1mm in 30mm the actual angle is 1.9092 degrees (so call it 2 degrees in the real world)
by brit-in-bama
Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Replacing Ringfield Cog - Hornby Mallard (1990's)
Replies: 32
Views: 2651

Re: Replacing Ringfield Cog - Hornby Mallard (1990's)

I laughed at the freezer/heating on the hob option.... extreme repairing! actually its quite common in engineering shops, we used to have a household chest freezer and a small toaster oven in the workshop just for putting barrings on shafts, but its also out there in the real world too, haven't you...
by brit-in-bama
Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Plastic people.
Replies: 15
Views: 2264

Re: Plastic people.

the short answer to the manufacturing of people is simply cost, the long answer is: its not only the cost of simply producing these injection molded figures, but also the time and artistry that goes into the master models before they ever get to the mold making stage, there are as others have said s...
by brit-in-bama
Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Chris (Emettman)'s February 2015 competition thread.
Replies: 35
Views: 4471

Re: Chris (Emettman)'s February 2015 competition thread.

"TARDIS" actually stands for T ime A nd R elative D imension I n S pace so its not really a "thing" as it exists in all dimensions and times relative to its position in space ((dont ask me how I knew that (but I really miss William Hartnel )) and as for plurals, only the Dr knows...
by brit-in-bama
Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: GCR in the snow 30th December 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 678

Re: GCR in the snow 30th December 2014

these models are really very realistic, just a bit unsure about the cotton wool on number 5 :lol:

but seriously these make me cold just looking at them, great photo's
by brit-in-bama
Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Andrew's Layout
Replies: 563
Views: 87693

Re: Andrew's Layout

the last time he posted was Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:46 pm, I know he got a job and I have seen him post on rmweb for a few months after he stopped posting here, but I havnt seen him post anywhere for the last 2 years, pity really, he has done some wonderful stuff, perhaps he is busy, or he just gave up, ...
by brit-in-bama
Thu Dec 25, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby King Charles 1 loco
Replies: 29
Views: 2847

Re: Hornby King Charles 1 loco

I didnt see anything on this thread that would insult anyone, it was just helpful remarks, and to quote GWR-fan getting a Tri-ang locomotive to run on the old steel track as a child was a victory in itself my first experiments with hornby were in 1972, and we could have a whole thread on memories of...
by brit-in-bama
Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Am I missing something? ATF?!!
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Re: Am I missing something? ATF?!!

I spend most of my days covered in the stuff (we call it blood because of its colour) its red colour is for legal reasons like diesel, we also have clear atf hydraulic which we use in fork trucks transmissions. transmission fluid, is a light, thin hydraulic oil, that is a concoction of lots of diffe...
by brit-in-bama
Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:16 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Chris Brown (Emettman)'s workbench
Replies: 170
Views: 13888

Re: Chris Brown (Emettman)'s workbench

If in practice it bothers me I will paint out the dots. you could always use the dots to add another layer of complexity, over here in the states I think your idea would go down great as there are lots of people doing shunting puzzles and working to a timetable, and they use various card/dice and o...
by brit-in-bama
Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Loco sound - do we need it??????
Replies: 47
Views: 3412

Re: Loco sound - do we need it??????

arnt those the sound effects on the new mainline sound chip? :lol:

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