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by luckymucklebackit
Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Recommend Paper/Card Weights
Replies: 10
Views: 1851

Re: Recommend Paper/Card Weights

As above watch out for unusual sources of building materials, we were throwing out a bed and I discovered that the underside of the base was covered in a very heavy duty pasteboard (about 4mm thick). This was duly removed and cut into manageable sheets, I still have a stock of this and have found it...
by luckymucklebackit
Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Recommend Paper/Card Weights
Replies: 10
Views: 1851

Re: Recommend Paper/Card Weights

If you are doing a scratchbuild based on brick papers or other it is worthwhile thinking about taking a screen grab of the pdf files and manipulating the images to suit the final application, rather than cutting bis of paper and building it up. This is how I made most of my buildings.

JIm
by luckymucklebackit
Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: If I were to build an exhibition layout.....
Replies: 33
Views: 1278

Re: If I were to build an exhibition layout.....

One thing I have learned about an exhibition layout is to get the operational balance right. If the layout is too simple, it can become boring both to watch and to operate very quickly. On the other extreme, a big complicated layout can take too long to set up and dismantle, and amplifies the risks ...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: long overdue news !!
Replies: 45
Views: 1759

Re: long overdue news !!

Used to be the Haynes Manuals were full of ways to repair and maintain the car, I used to do all my own servicing and light to medium repairs. Now there is an increasing number of tasks in the Haynes Manuals which are "refer to dealership". My local garage closed down because he could not ...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Blimey!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 420

Re: Blimey!!!

Today a Berlin S-bahn train, tomorrow the Reichstag!!!

:twisted:
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Bacup (variations on a theme)
Replies: 70
Views: 14084

Re: Bacup (variations on a theme)

Hi Sandside - Very high quality modelling there, really like this layout. Out of interest where did you get the embossed rivets, is is bought as a strip??

Keep up the great work, look forward to more photographs.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: long overdue news !!
Replies: 45
Views: 1759

Re: long overdue news !!

Hi Tornado64 - I am generalising in my last post, Humbrol may prove to be an isolated case and I suspect that it may be "product specific". Our suppliers in China do not use locally sourced paint due to terrible quality problems, we insist that a specified global brand is used.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: long overdue news !!
Replies: 45
Views: 1759

Re: long overdue news !!

The Chinese government won't let companies remove tooling made in China. It's happened with other companies. Hornby moved production to China because their profits were falling steeply. Increased production costs in China won't make production costs in the UK lower. Some say they are willing to pay...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Dumbarton East and Rothley station in Scotland!!
Replies: 1084
Views: 113847

Re: Dumbarton East and Rothley station in Scotland!!

Hi Ian - personally I find Flickr much easier to use, you can directly link to the correct size of photograph for the forum without changing the original photo properties. it is a straightforward cut and paste job.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: what do you do with your rolling stock?
Replies: 25
Views: 1055

Re: what do you do with your rolling stock?

Because Gateside and Northbridge works strictly to a timetable everything stays exactly where it stands at the end of an operating session.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: If I were to build an exhibition layout.....
Replies: 33
Views: 1278

Re: If I were to build an exhibition layout.....

Hi Jim, great advice. Now, not that this is a factor, but do you get paid? I have heard that you can claim expenses. I wouldn't take the p**s but if I could cover fuel that would be nice. Like I say money isn't a motivation as I would do it for nowt!! :) Most exhibition managers offer expenses for ...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: If I were to build an exhibition layout.....
Replies: 33
Views: 1278

Re: If I were to build an exhibition layout.....

Dan - You say that you do not fancy joining a club but this would be the most effective thing to do, most clubs either organise or particiate in exhibitions and a members layout would usually be most welcome. If you are dead against that then once your layout is complete, take as many photographs of...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Working bicycle in HO
Replies: 18
Views: 5157

Re: Working bicycle in HO

£73 for a starter set of 1 bike and 1.5 metrew of track then £27 a metre (approx) for more track, think I will give it a miss for now, sounds like an expensive gimmick for club layouts.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: double sided adhesive tape 1mm wide
Replies: 1
Views: 621

Re: double sided adhesive tape 1mm wide

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Adhesive-Digitizer-Incredible-Thunderbolt-Sensation/dp/B005GITURA

it often pays to Google these things, took me about 10 seconds after reading htis post.

Jim

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