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by flying scotsman123
Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: not enough southern railway info and locos
Replies: 22
Views: 2634

Re: not enough southern railway info and locos

thank you everyone for being so helpful, as i said before, i was just surprised how little anything on southern railways had travelled outside that region, not even to the south west. looked at all websites and going to place an order for a couple of books but as ever am short of money at the moment...
by flying scotsman123
Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Free Black Soot Weathering
Replies: 14
Views: 4393

Re: Free Black Soot Weathering

Wood is very acidic. (That's why paper goes brown.) Could damage your models if there's still acid left in the carbon. It's not as if proper weathering powders or pastels will break the bank. sorry, should have been more clear, i was considering just using it on the ground around the station yard, ...
by flying scotsman123
Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: not enough southern railway info and locos
Replies: 22
Views: 2634

Re: not enough southern railway info and locos

Have you tried Abe books for secondhand or Ian Allan for new? Abe gives 9000 books for a search on "southern railway"!! ah ha, i like the phrase "second hand"! will have a look at them, as ever i don't want to spend to much, especially as all i want it for is reference. More tha...
by flying scotsman123
Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: not enough southern railway info and locos
Replies: 22
Views: 2634

Re: not enough southern railway info and locos

also just found 5 rather dusty DVDs which have never been watched including info on south, shall now go to investigate :mrgreen:
by flying scotsman123
Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: not enough southern railway info and locos
Replies: 22
Views: 2634

Re: not enough southern railway info and locos

whenever i used that service, the time it took generally was about 1-2 months (not joking) i shall investigate in school during the most dreaded time of all: Mondays :(
by flying scotsman123
Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: not enough southern railway info and locos
Replies: 22
Views: 2634

Re: not enough southern railway info and locos

my local library is useless because of how it works. it shares its bookes with three other libraries which means there is never a whole series. i cancelled my membership, if that is what you call it. but my schol library might be worth a try, one librarian there is nice and helpful, the others are s...
by flying scotsman123
Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: not enough southern railway info and locos
Replies: 22
Views: 2634

Re: not enough southern railway info and locos

ahh specialists, something i'm not very good at seeing. you have reminded me though, never been to bluebell railway, must visit some time but a bit out of the way for me in gloucestershire. however, all presevation outing money used up, went to borrow hill roundhouse, SVR am going to west somerset r...
by flying scotsman123
Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Free Black Soot Weathering
Replies: 14
Views: 4393

Re: Free Black Soot Weathering

sorry to drag this up agai, but what is wrong with crumbling burnt wood gone black up? you can get more, you can have a ice warm fire whilst doing it, and you get just the same amount of mess and inhaling probelms! plus it doesn't set fire as a powder. i crumbled some up with my hands, then sieved i...
by flying scotsman123
Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: not enough southern railway info and locos
Replies: 22
Views: 2634

Re: not enough southern railway info and locos

i have honestly looked, and the amount of models seems limited, and books on southern railway a lot less as well. i do understand though that the souhtern locomotives were not built to last and as a result have all packed up and died :(
by flying scotsman123
Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: not enough southern railway info and locos
Replies: 22
Views: 2634

not enough southern railway info and locos

in modelling and preservation, why is there so little southern railways locos about. the only ones i could find are by tri-ang and old hornby mainline in modelling, and i have never seen a single southern engine in preservation. and why are there so little books about this company. i went to SVR yes...
by flying scotsman123
Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Help needed for photographic backscene
Replies: 16
Views: 2335

Re: Help needed for photographic backscene

peco do some nice backscenes that are designd to join up in various different sizes, there are villages, countryside, hills, mountains, industrial towns, skys the lot. only problem is some people prefere actual photos rather than he style they are done in, which i like and have on my layout
by flying scotsman123
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: EBay shenanigans
Replies: 12
Views: 1619

Re: EBay shenanigans

Ebay has become rip-off central, but if you have the time to filter out all the sh*t sellers then there is still genuine sellers on there like ourselves, which is what keeps me going back. agree with this, was looking at old tri-ang pullmans, some people starting bidding at 99p and some at £20-£30 ...
by flying scotsman123
Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Inclines and declines
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

Re: Inclines and declines

A&E is always there and too be avoided[eats into your moddleing time]. :lol: :lol: :lol: and the seats are very uncomfortable on a saturday night with local football injuries pushing past the queue. you could use the hornby track supports as guides to make a smooth incline, i think it suggests ...
by flying scotsman123
Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Housekeeping Your Layout
Replies: 17
Views: 1866

Re: Housekeeping Your Layout

goodold sandpaper keeps the rails in check for old steel track, however mine is a mix of old and new. oh well, it's fine so far and i've been ding it that way for ten years now :D
by flying scotsman123
Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Research - Southern
Replies: 16
Views: 1389

Re: Research - Southern

what, just the green southern coaches, rare? i have several old triang ones and i see plenty more about, both new and used for the going rate for coaches about £10 -£15

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