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by senorsenales
Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More ebay beauties
Replies: 222
Views: 38506

Re: More ebay beauties

I must go and look in my loft, I have got a load of not very well put together Kitmasters dating from my younger days in the late 60's and early 70's. They must be worth a fortune based on those !

You would get my fingerprints in the glue for free !
by senorsenales
Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Green dandruff
Replies: 9
Views: 1522

Re: Green dandruff

Ah, thanks once again, I have been using the cheap hairspray to fix the leaves on the tress, never gave it a thought for groundcover.

My railway room has never been so perfumed, and the pound shop is doing a good trade as well !
by senorsenales
Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Green dandruff
Replies: 9
Views: 1522

Re: Green dandruff

Thanks but I like the plaster cloth and made a mistake with the three coats of acrylic. The problem was I couldn't get the sort of shade I wanted so I suppose the paint filled up all the holes and gave the pva nothing to sink into. It's all a learning curve, and its only a three foot module so its a...
by senorsenales
Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Green dandruff
Replies: 9
Views: 1522

Re: Green dandruff

Useful tips there, thanks. Got similar advice about the vacuum cleaner at the Club tonight and will try the sealer after the initial sticking down.
by senorsenales
Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Green dandruff
Replies: 9
Views: 1522

Re: Green dandruff

Er, no, I thought the suck would cleared the board of any trace of green stuff, but I did go lightly over it with a long hair brush and got some loose stuff off but there was an excess when I turned it over, along with some ground cover. I would have expected most to stick and it seems like a 15% dr...
by senorsenales
Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Green dandruff
Replies: 9
Views: 1522

Green dandruff

Just constructing my first baseboard for HO after thirty years in the garden and having a bit of trouble with the grass falling off my hillsides. Maybe the way I did it, so open to any advice please. Usual polystyrene pieces for shape, covered with plaster bandage. All ok so far. Then painted the ba...
by senorsenales
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 3 Aspect Signalling - Quick Question
Replies: 5
Views: 735

Re: 3 Aspect Signalling - Quick Question

It is, or was, common practice for a driver waiting at a red, who knew what the train ahead was, to wait for it to clear the next but one block. He could then depart on a green at full permitted speed. Not uncommon with freight trains departing a loop as it gives them the confidence to get going ra...
by senorsenales
Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Blue Pullman prototype question
Replies: 23
Views: 2554

Re: Blue Pullman prototype question

Also they were on restricted mileage. If I remember correctly they used to do one round trip from Birmingham to London and back daily so the overall mileage was low. Same with the South Wales Pullman. When they came under British Railways the mileage increased with extra trips for the Birmingham uni...
by senorsenales
Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What year ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2364

Re: What year ?

The green one with the 'proper' valve gear was about two pounds more than the black one which was the same body but different, simplified valve gar underneath.

I got the black one!
by senorsenales
Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Sttic grass applicator
Replies: 12
Views: 5311

Re: Sttic grass applicator

Made mine tonight with a healthy zap when the colander and the lead come together. Just waiting for the grass to arrive now!

Surprised just how easy the job was, longest part waiting for the expoxy to set.
by senorsenales
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Sttic grass applicator
Replies: 12
Views: 5311

Re: Sttic grass applicator

Very neat! I hgope mine turns out like that.
by senorsenales
Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Sttic grass applicator
Replies: 12
Views: 5311

Re: Sttic grass applicator

Thanks for that information, I thought I was discovering something new ! It was the usual internet browsing, you know the sort, two hours later and you have forgotten what you went on there for when I came across it and thought it was worth a mention. Hadn't seen it before, but then thats the joy of...
by senorsenales
Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Sttic grass applicator
Replies: 12
Views: 5311

Sttic grass applicator

Been looking for a static grass applicator but wasn't prepared to pay over a ton for a Noch one. Then I came across this on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSr2ZNOn4yc how to make your own with a flyswatter and a colander ! A ready made effort is being sold on ebay for anything between £9.00 ...
by senorsenales
Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:48 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Art Roc plaster impregnated bandage
Replies: 1
Views: 1433

Re: Art Roc plaster impregnated bandage

Should have said you get two rolls of 8cm x 5m for a pound not one as it might have looked like.
by senorsenales
Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Art Roc plaster impregnated bandage
Replies: 1
Views: 1433

Art Roc plaster impregnated bandage

Hobbycraft had been having this on sale at £1 per roll, 8cm x 3m. It looks like its one of their own in a clear packet with no fancy wrapping. They also do another one in a blue package at £1.59, again their own make. Don't know the size. Very useful for scenic work, I have building hills this after...

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