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by Michaelaface
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 83
Views: 3975

Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

episode 2 has left me with some interesting feelings regarding Hornby, I mean obviously its a business and they have to fight for their market share, but is it the best idea to directly compete with 2 of their biggest retailers like that? when the retailers themselves said they only got into manufac...
by Michaelaface
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Do the increasing prices of model railways effect how much you spend?
Replies: 32
Views: 1470

Re: Do the increasing prices of model railways effect how much you spend?

so I put yes to this, even though I only really buy stuff when they're on offer or bargain packs or similar, the reason being though, in the past I'd always put off buying stuff because I'd seen it cheaper in offers before and I'd be waiting for the offers to return, but they never did return and th...
by Michaelaface
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings
Replies: 90
Views: 5548

Re: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings

right, enough of that weathering lark for a bit, got back on with finishing up the cafe I'd be working on, needs a bit of weathering, but I've earned a break from weathering now I think https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7908/47302113892_98c4c70c01_b.jpg https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7880/47302113022_b...
by Michaelaface
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Greater Loftchester
Replies: 75
Views: 5152

Re: Greater Loftchester *opinions please*

after a bit of thinking about the scene I'd like to portray and looking around for inspiration (northern industrial town scene, so lots of mills knocking about all over the place) I've come up with this plan, which is a double track mainline with through station at the bottom left, which will have s...
by Michaelaface
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Greater Loftchester
Replies: 75
Views: 5152

Re: Greater Loftchester *opinions please*

Tis possible to have points on the high level, there are a few very small and discrete ones now available, else use rod in wire back to a motor in a spot that has clearance underneath. Just an option. :P I've tried the wire in tube method a few times, I'm obviously doing something wrong though as i...
by Michaelaface
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Greater Loftchester
Replies: 75
Views: 5152

Re: Greater Loftchester *opinions please*

G'day Gents That's a hard one, a fairly long thin area,well you could have a, loco shed/mpd, a Freightliner terminal, Docks, complete with a bl00dy big ship, a goods yard/transfer /shipping sheds, 4 bay country station, Branchline Terminus, Suburban terminus, massive scrapyard, Army/Navy/RAF base, ...
by Michaelaface
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Greater Loftchester
Replies: 75
Views: 5152

Re: Greater Loftchester *opinions please*

I not sure about it being that big, as soon as I put points in the space seems to evaporate and it just becomes points for the sake of points I have an 8x4 and you're moaning about space, have you considered using shorter points? Looks pretty cool. Have you considered putting a turb tabke in so you...
by Michaelaface
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Greater Loftchester
Replies: 75
Views: 5152

Re: Greater Loftchester *opinions please*

I not sure about it being that big, as soon as I put points in the space seems to evaporate and it just becomes points for the sake of points
by Michaelaface
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Greater Loftchester
Replies: 75
Views: 5152

Re: Greater Loftchester *opinions please*

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by Michaelaface
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Greater Loftchester
Replies: 75
Views: 5152

Re: Greater Loftchester *opinions please*

yo idea gang, now that I've got the lower section running the way I want its time to turn my attention to the upper/main line section, and I'm sorta stuck, I want to keep things simple, I want large radius curves and I want to run long trains, which seems to leave me with this https://farm8.staticfl...
by Michaelaface
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings
Replies: 90
Views: 5548

Re: Michaela’s workbench, loco weathering

That's a nice conversion, sadly the body on mine was already destroyed by its previous owner anyway back to my weathering, today's victim was my all time most expensive loco, my TTS Black 5, went for a "clean but worked" look for this one, which meant a gloss finish with light weathering o...
by Michaelaface
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval
Replies: 450
Views: 50153

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Ahhh I get it now, I guess patience is the key here, those are some excellent buildings, got me inspired to try scratch building again
by Michaelaface
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings
Replies: 90
Views: 5548

Re: Michaela’s workbench, loco weathering

Mountain wrote:Ooh. You have a "Percy".


it was broken and doesnt run, and I've since used it for spare parts
by Michaelaface
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings
Replies: 90
Views: 5548

Re: Michaela’s workbench, loco weathering

Excellent work, Michaela. The Lanky Tank is great. A shame it isn't running to Sovereign Street. :wink: :lol: Glencairn thank you and aha local services only for that one I'm afraid Didnt take any time at all for you to start producing perfect weathering! You have a very good understanding and perc...
by Michaelaface
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval
Replies: 450
Views: 50153

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Excellent, how did you do that top window frame?

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