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by luckymucklebackit
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Material
Replies: 10
Views: 226

Re: Material

Normally the polystyrene is used as the filler for hills etc, it is best covered with plaster bandage which can be bought ready to use, but for cheapness I buy the cheap cotton crepe bandage and equally cheap plaster filler, cut the bandage into strips and coat with the filler, messy but eventually ...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 33
Views: 1324

Re: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway

....or, move turnout 2 to the right until you have a straight connection, and move the crossover with turnout 1 to the right, effectively swapping position with turnout 2. You might also get the benefit of the platform being marginally longer

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 510
Views: 54388

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Frustration with a capital "F" in the loft tonight, which resulted in almost zero progress. I set out to box in the uncoupling lever frame, started off well enough but then the blade slipped when trimming a cover and I stupidly cut through one of the wires. I managed to strip out the cut w...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Class 122 DMU Hauling Coaches
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: Class 122 DMU Hauling Coaches

There were also ten single-ended driving trailer vehicles, originally numbered 56280–56289, later renumbered 54280–54289 built specifically for the purpose of being coupled to class 122s to make a two car unit, some later found their way to the Scottish Region, I remember a six car lash up of 122s a...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Cleaning the wheels?
Replies: 9
Views: 214

Re: Cleaning the wheels?

I use surgical spirit, available from most chemists, any type of IPA (Isopropyl alcohol) and lint free cloths are good for cleaning wheels.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 510
Views: 54388

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

luckymucklebackit, YOU are a hoarder ...... I know one when I see it (in the shaving mirror each morning). I tend to keep things because ....... and then plan where to use ! I certainly agree far too good to dispose of. Geoff T. Geoff - Guilty as charged! You should see the amount of stuff that is ...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 752
Views: 43608

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Worst of all you missed the 50th anniversary of the end of steam, thought at least Millsend would have marked the occasion :D

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Sky Blue Paper for background?
Replies: 13
Views: 258

Re: Sky Blue Paper for background?

It is reasonably easy to bend, to join the sheets together invisibly might be a problem, I would recommend invisible tape as a possible method, either that or use a joining strip a the back and but the two sheets together

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Sky Blue Paper for background?
Replies: 13
Views: 258

Re: Sky Blue Paper for background?

How cheap is cheap? - I can recommend this stuff from the Range, at £10 for three big sheets you should have more than enough. https://www.therange.co.uk/arts-and-crafts/art-supplies/sketchbooks-and-pads/foam-and-mount-board/mount-board#268236 Colour is described as porcelain which is a very pale bl...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 752
Views: 43608

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

I have been speaking to him on Facebook, he is just enjoying the summer weather!

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 510
Views: 54388

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Just as an example of how my mind goes off in a tangent was illustrated by the results of the display layout demolition last weekend, https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1897/44112740792_d069e5ef84_b.jpg https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1837/44160690471_0dbf522978_b.jpg These lovely Metcalf buildings were ...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Best place to put n gauge power track
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Best place to put n gauge power track

Insulating Rail Joiners, If you are using dead frog points you do not need them as they are self isolating, it sounds as though you are completely new to the hobby so I would suggest having a thorough read of this website http://www.brian-lambert.co.uk/Electrical.html (Brian posts on here) Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 510
Views: 54388

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Hi Geoff - Throughout my modelling "career" passenger stock and working has been my primary focus, and the three versions of Gateside and Northbridge have reflected that with limited goods facilities and workings, they tend to have been demoted to window dressing at the back of the layout,...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 510
Views: 54388

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Lets do the Time Warp Again! Had Buchannan street remained open this might just have been seen https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1816/43442567404_7dbe41de19_c.jpg Hornby class 101 in Strathclyde Livery departs on a local service to Mavisbank........ https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1820/44160525641_2c4c5...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge (Incorporating the Allanshaw Inglenook)
Replies: 510
Views: 54388

Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Thanks for that tip Bufferstop - wish I had thought of that as it was really fiddly attaching the wires to the spokes, would have saved a lot of hassle. The strange thing is that I have used the choc block connectors mounts for a pivot rod when I cobbled together the lever frame to actuate the uncou...

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