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by flying scotsman123
Sat May 18, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Matching Factory Finish
Replies: 16
Views: 572

Re: Matching Factory Finish

Hornby BR green is suspect at best, and given you say the locomotive is weathered too I'd say it would be virtually impossible to get a decent match unless you go down the digital paint matching route, and even then it's not going to be perfect. Definitely none of the proper BR green railway paint c...
by flying scotsman123
Sat May 18, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 90
Views: 3944

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

I agree with Bufferstop, the science says the absolute best deterrent to this sort of thing is a fear of getting caught, any subsequent punishment is completely irrelevant as far as prevention is concerned. Calls for corporal or capital punishment are merely old testament desires for revenge and do ...
by flying scotsman123
Wed May 08, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout
Replies: 98
Views: 6110

Re: West Bay Bridport - Club Layout

From reading here I do wonder why a good number of people are members of model railway clubs when they apparently have so little interest in doing any modelling. Sometimes sounds like they're just there so they can run their trains on someone else's very nicely made layout, which isn't why I'd join ...
by flying scotsman123
Wed May 01, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dj models announcement
Replies: 40
Views: 2198

Re: Dj models announcement

The general consensus on the other place seems to be that it prevents other companies from pinching the CAD work but if they independently decide to do a model of the same subject and come up with a very similar looking CAD design (which is quite likely if it's of the same prototype!) then he's not ...
by flying scotsman123
Wed May 01, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Signals
Replies: 11
Views: 413

Re: Signals

It all depends on the trackplan as well, as one has junction signals both home and distant varieties, ground (Also known as shunting) signals for slower speed operations in sidings and sometimes on mainlines where shunting proceedures are designed to take place... Keep it simple at first though. Ke...
by flying scotsman123
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Signals
Replies: 11
Views: 413

Re: Signals

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b2/Typical_signal_box_layout.svg/750px-Typical_signal_box_layout.svg.png So home signals tend to come towards the end of a particular section of "plain" track, as you approach a signal box (and often a station). You can have "out...
by flying scotsman123
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Very simple question,
Replies: 24
Views: 934

Re: Very simple question,

Another vote for PVA, might be a bit slower than bostik or other stringy glues, but it's harder to get in a mess with!
by flying scotsman123
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings
Replies: 90
Views: 5562

Re: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings

Thanks FS123 Interesting you don't cut all the way through! I did wonder! There are a few Cricut models and I have heard others mention Brother as an option, so I think it needs a bit of research before purchase, best we start a new thread on the subject and stop hogging this one! :lol: Likewise I ...
by flying scotsman123
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings
Replies: 90
Views: 5562

Re: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings

Oh lets not d*ck about, here it is. Timbersurf's question has just been asked on the last page so hopefully an up-to-date answer will appear soon. I've just got a normal Silhouette Portrait which accepts maximum width of just over A4 width, but you can feed in a maximum of 10 feet I think. The Cameo...
by flying scotsman123
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings
Replies: 90
Views: 5562

Re: Michaela’s workbench, building buildings

Wow how have I missed this - superb work! I'm another fan of that Northern style of big stone blocks heavily sooted, and you have executed the finish perfectly. I presume you've joined the elite club 8) of modellers using a silhouette cutter then? An absolute boon, makes tasks like that so much easi...
by flying scotsman123
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Ex-Cambrian Railways Composite coach
Replies: 10
Views: 578

Re: Ex-Cambrian Railways Composite coach

Difficult to assess the heritage of that coach Geoff, clearly much altered and cut about. Even has a TPO look Geoff, but it clearly isn’t. The VCT is usually a good source for such info: http://www.cs.rhrp.org.uk/se/CarriageInfo.asp?Ref=136 Ex-toplight brake third apparently.
by flying scotsman123
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: overly complicated point work in old photos
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: overly complicated point work in old photos

There's an argument to be had that some of it might have been unnecessary. The victorians had some funny ideas about a lot of things, everyone knows about covering piano legs, but it spread to railways too; valve gear and motion on locos was almost always covered up, they liked to ballast track so y...
by flying scotsman123
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 83
Views: 3979

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

After the first episode I wasn’t going to bother watching the second. A friend suggested I did however and it was a far better effort, much more interesting and less silly commentary. I don’t dislike James May but he really does need to say less at times: he got the balance just about right in epis...
by flying scotsman123
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 83
Views: 3979

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

was anyone else confused about that "professional" layout? are the builders limited to only using hornby products for those? or was its purpose to look like the kind of thing literally anyone can build? and more specifically why were they using a massive screwdriver to apply that awful lo...
by flying scotsman123
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 83
Views: 3979

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

Quite a bit of talk about Hornbys toy like past but I myself have some of my fondest memories running Triang Hornby model trains, we may have all bells and whistles models these days but when us old geezers have moved onto the big railway in sky it will most likely be bye bye model train hobby, far...

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