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by senorsenales
Sun Nov 06, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Platform tops? GWR what were they made of and how to model?
Replies: 15
Views: 1741

Re: Platform tops? GWR what were they made of and how to mod

Wood was popular as a base with a covering of something like tarmac on top. Paddington Platform 1 was like that until a large hole appeared a few years ago when the rotton wood underneath gave way. I suppose it might have been the original stuff, which would certainly give it some age.
by senorsenales
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: day out
Replies: 8
Views: 1054

Re: day out

I was at the Farnham Club show yesterday, always a good event, spacious with a decent selection of larger layouts, the Worlds End one was rightly the winner of the show cup. I only spent a pound and that was on a soldering lesson making a circuit tester on the MERG stand. Well worth it! Next Sunday,...
by senorsenales
Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Station Info
Replies: 5
Views: 937

Re: Station Info

Un usual place that, the Signalman sold tickets as well.
by senorsenales
Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Ultimate Restorations - Sky 634
Replies: 0
Views: 382

Ultimate Restorations - Sky 634

PBS the US public service channel on Sky 634 are showing the Ultimate Restoration series. This week they are showing the restoration of 'the most famous locomotive in the world' (?) Sierra Railroad no 3, a Rogers 4-6-0 that apparently appeared in a number of westerns over the years. Never mind the h...
by senorsenales
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What's your favourite railway book ?
Replies: 17
Views: 2258

Re: What's your favourite railway book ?

Tales of the Glasgow and South Western by David L Smith. Exactly that, he became the chronicler of myth and legend about railway life in the South West of Scotland pre 1923. Always worth a dip into it for the hardship, humour and life in another time. Picked it up off the Ian Allan stand in about 19...
by senorsenales
Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Miniature saw table
Replies: 13
Views: 3184

Re: Miniature saw table

B&Q will cut sheets up for free, I even saw one staff member cut up several sheets of MDF into foot square pieces at the Leeds store much to the annoyance of other waiting customers, but I doubt they will do bevelled edges. Richard[/quote] I think that is probably the way to go, it is a one off...
by senorsenales
Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Miniature saw table
Replies: 13
Views: 3184

Re: Miniature saw table

I already have one that has served me well in the past, but not to quite the precise, or straight requirement here.
Can't see for looking for the answer sometimes.
by senorsenales
Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Miniature saw table
Replies: 13
Views: 3184

Re: Miniature saw table

Thank you Forfarian, something within my price range ! Should have thought of it before. Sometimes the simplest solution is not that obvious.
by senorsenales
Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Miniature saw table
Replies: 13
Views: 3184

Re: Miniature saw table

That FET is certainly a nice bit of kit, and for those who intend to use it regularly no doubt it is worth the price tag. This is a one off for me, I am looking for something at the lower end of the market just to help keep everything in a straight line just while I see how it all works out. Perhaps...
by senorsenales
Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Howes of Oxford
Replies: 5
Views: 1329

Re: Howes of Oxford

There was a posting on another forum about Howes who are apparently leaving OO and going into O gauge only plus the r/c mentioned above. I was in there a couple of months ago and their stock of anything in OO was sadly depleted. I have always found them helpful but somebody said their main model rai...
by senorsenales
Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Miniature saw table
Replies: 13
Views: 3184

Miniature saw table

I am thinking of embarking on a new project which is going to want a few straight and bevelled edge cuts on ply or mdf up to about 6mm thick. We are talking about something about four feet long by six inches wide. It is going to be a body for a five inch gauge battery powered loco once I have though...
by senorsenales
Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shipping items on Ebay.
Replies: 10
Views: 1086

Re: Shipping items on Ebay.

I should have added that trackable means only as far as leaving the UK, after that it disappears into the ether. We have had problems with items going missing when being sent to Chile, where the post office system has a high rate of theft. It isn't even trusted by the people who live there so there ...
by senorsenales
Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shipping items on Ebay.
Replies: 10
Views: 1086

Re: Shipping items on Ebay.

I have an item that was sent to me 'signed for' which was found in a garden right down the street on the 1st July. According to Post Office tracking system it is still waiting to be delivered. Nobody has been in touch with me to try and deliver it. I took this up a fortnight ago and was assured that...
by senorsenales
Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Bridport & District MRC Exhibition 30th July
Replies: 6
Views: 932

Re: Bridport & District MRC Exhibition 30th July

We put a second controller in line between the young driver and his train on both tracks od our kids layout. Stops it getting too competitive sometimes !
by senorsenales
Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: MODULAR LAYOUT CLUB FORMED
Replies: 8
Views: 952

Re: MODULAR LAYOUT CLUB FORMED

Indeed, in our case done though ignorance rather than anything else. Somebody suggested it, some of us said yes, and created our own standards - unfortunately not the right ones ! As a project it worked well for me, a baseboard made up out of scraps from B and Q, probably rather heavy overall, but i...

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