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by Michaelaface
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Acrylic v. Enamel Paints – your uses/preferences.
Replies: 21
Views: 645

Re: Acrylic v. Enamel Paints – your uses/preferences.

So I went out and bought Valejo AIr bottles and tried the acrylic route. I even bought a new airbrush to ensure no past residues cause issue. Result, not impressed! As an airbrush beginner and being a cheapskate and making my own thinners/cleaners, consistency is my main problem. To further compoun...
by Michaelaface
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Herefordshire and Worcestershire Railway, after some advice page 2
Replies: 21
Views: 1269

Re: The Herefordshire and Worcestershire Railway, after some advice page 2

I recommended the Digikeijs stuff for DCC, one of the more affordable companies and very versatile, doesn't come with a controller, but you can use almost any hand held one from any other manufacturer, or as I do, use your phone and or computer to control the trains depends what you want to do with ...
by Michaelaface
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings
Replies: 90
Views: 4687

Re: Michaela’s workbench, loco weathering

here's the final result, pretty happy with how this one has turned out, its gone from a loco I was never really bothered about to a potential favourite https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7856/47191464232_bbe21842c2_b.jpg now for my other black 5s https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7818/46519920434_76d5f795d...
by Michaelaface
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval
Replies: 450
Views: 47426

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

What about this one?

https://viessmann-modell.com/en/product ... tional-kit

And regarding space, St. Oval sidings, and make the fiddle area scenic?
by Michaelaface
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings
Replies: 90
Views: 4687

Re: Michaela’s workbench, loco weathering

Thanks Michaela – looking forward to any video. interesting how relatively clean are the smokeboxes on the photos of 44809 & 45255. I've noticed that too, and on a lot of old photos, steam locos seem to have clean smokeboxes but be filthy everywhere else, where as now almost every loco I've see...
by Michaelaface
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Acrylic v. Enamel Paints – your uses/preferences.
Replies: 21
Views: 645

Re: Acrylic v. Enamel Paints – your uses/preferences.

when I first got my airbrush I only had enamel paints for it, and personally I found it an absolute nightmare to use, it'd get everywhere I didn't want it to, it'd be a nightmare to clean up of things, long drying times (probably not an issue, but I get rather impatient at times), it'd constantly cl...
by Michaelaface
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings
Replies: 90
Views: 4687

Re: Michaela’s workbench, loco weathering

Lovely job - what colours did you use, and what were the various stages? Presumably the base colour of the loco all over prior to working on it was the "clean" black behind the numbers? thank you, I used colours from the Vallejo air rust set, mainly the oxide and light rust colours, light...
by Michaelaface
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval
Replies: 450
Views: 47426

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

looking forward to future developments on St.Oval!
by Michaelaface
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings
Replies: 90
Views: 4687

Re: Michaela’s workbench, loco weathering

was tidying up after getting the wiring on my layout finished and moved a few locos out of the way into "safe" locations for the time being and one of them got placed in the centre of my spray booth and I thought, hmm while it's there might as well step out of my comfort zone and have a go...
by Michaelaface
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Greater Loftchester
Replies: 73
Views: 4062

Re: Greater Loftchester *update page 4*

Mountain wrote:
Michaelaface wrote:
BrightonMan wrote:Looking good. Interesting brickwork you have in your loft.


I know of a few more colourful words I'd us to describe it.


Colourful bricks?

Interesting lighting.


lego walls
by Michaelaface
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Greater Loftchester
Replies: 73
Views: 4062

Re: Greater Loftchester *update page 4*

BrightonMan wrote:Looking good. Interesting brickwork you have in your loft.


I know of a few more colourful words I'd use to describe it

here's today's work

Image
by Michaelaface
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Greater Loftchester
Replies: 73
Views: 4062

Re: Greater Loftchester *update page 4*

Hi Michaela, it's interesting you have swapped out Gold! What is the loconet setup, one card for points and one for block detection? Do you have resistors on the guard van/coach? Well the deciding factor was mostly gold is ~ £500 and I’m not paying that, where as rocrail is free, and does the job, ...
by Michaelaface
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Greater Loftchester
Replies: 73
Views: 4062

Re: Greater Loftchester *update*

its been a while since I updated this thread, took a little break from the layout to practice various skills to build the layout but now I'm back to work on everything, relaid a lot of the track to improve running, rebuilt the fiddle yard, decided I wasn't happy with the terminus section so I've red...
by Michaelaface
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings
Replies: 90
Views: 4687

Re: Michaela’s workbench, how much detail is too much detail?

I’m doing it the other way round atm, want to get my layout running perfectly before I commit to scenery, which is the bit I always seem to get stuck at :?
by Michaelaface
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings
Replies: 90
Views: 4687

Re: Michaela’s workbench, how much detail is too much detail?

What can I say other than super tidy work. Nothing wrong being distracted from layout building. Like many I find scenic work the best part so you're still making progress. Geoff T. ahaha, since making a start on this I've gone and distracted myself even further by starting building a small N-gauge ...

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