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by flying scotsman123
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A new start in Finescale OO: NSR Stone junction station
Replies: 127
Views: 10199

Re: A new start in Finescale OO: NSR Stone junction station

Hmm, those brake vans above haven't made much progress since March, and I've only just finished those LNWR coaches! I did manage to do a bit of scenic work over the summer holidays, but no pictures I'm afraid. And back at uni, ah well. I managed to draw up the goods shed whilst I was away, so when I...
by flying scotsman123
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shortest coaches?
Replies: 35
Views: 1122

Re: Shortest coaches?

Sticking with Ratio their LNWR coaches are just under 8 inches, I expect their midland coaches will be similarly sized. Ratio coaches benefit enormously from having all metal wheels and axles with brass bearings, I've got a growing pile of plastic ratio coach wheels to show for it! Possibly some wei...
by flying scotsman123
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Win tickets to Warley with Hornby
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Win tickets to Warley with Hornby

Anywhere where you share stuff with other people on the internet is social media, even forums like this!
by flying scotsman123
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Trees
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: Trees

You can't go wrong with a box of "seafoam" in my experience, have a look on eBay probably for the best prices.
by flying scotsman123
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Long long time!
Replies: 14
Views: 588

Re: Long long time!

Most work I did was in the chassis, which was a complete nightmare. I've scratchbuilt a few loco bodies now but I'm still not brave enough to do anything beyond modifying RTR chassis! Anyway it looks a very tidy job to me, and always very satisfying to have a loco to point at and say "I built ...
by flying scotsman123
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern malachite coach livery
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Southern malachite coach livery

Was anyone here around when malachite green was introduced? All we can do today is a reasonable approximation; if relying on photographic evidence this isn't helped by the large variance in colour reproduction with the film stock available at the time, mainly Dufaycolour and the new (then), Kodachr...
by flying scotsman123
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: A Dead Decoder - But Weird ?
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: A Dead Decoder - But Weird ?

I've had a few "weird" experiences with the cheap hornby decoders not doing what you expect! Can't remember what now as it's been a few years but wherever I bought them from sending a replacement was no trouble. I've since moved onto the cheap hattons ones instead, far more reliable.
by flying scotsman123
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Help Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Help Needed

It's a generic hornby 4-wheel coach, it's been around for ever and been released in virtually every livery you can think of, based on no prototype in particular it is a freelance design. This one looks like it's been repainted and lettered by a previous owner as a departmental vehicle, something lik...
by flying scotsman123
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Any tips for roofs with multiple parts?
Replies: 8
Views: 791

Re: Any tips for roofs with multiple parts?

Alternatively, I draw the roof out in 3D in something like Google SketchUp, then use the "tape measure" and "protractor" to measure each 2D surface.
by flying scotsman123
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 116
Views: 10814

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

Please note that, other than removing the printing supports, no cleaning up or rubbing down of this print had taken place - hence the strange pattern on the boiler. However, I hope that you can see some of the detail that's been incorporated into the CAD. Having read this comment on my phone I look...
by flying scotsman123
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: How much!!
Replies: 18
Views: 579

Re: How much!!

That does seem a bit steep! In what context is this in? I only ask because I've seen that sort of figure quoted in conjunction with making Mk1s more suitable for mainline use before, but that was adding toilet tanks and all that bother. Luckily neither are an issue on heritage railways, and shouldn'...
by flying scotsman123
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Class 122 DMU Hauling Coaches
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Class 122 DMU Hauling Coaches

Fascinating, I knew of DMUs hauling the odd parcels/newspaper coach, but that article goes on to describe some workings where DMUs did haul passenger stock - seems to be a Western Region thing from what that article suggests.
by flying scotsman123
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: What scale is it?
Replies: 4
Views: 1170

Re: What scale is it?

Mountain wrote:Did you win the bids? What Smallbrook kits did you buy?


Last visited the site 7 years ago, not much point really...
by flying scotsman123
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What does the term rebuilt mean
Replies: 19
Views: 745

Re: What does the term rebuilt mean

Bigmet wrote:I promise you the guy behind that analysis is not an expert of any sort.


Maybe not, but he's put himself up to an awful lot of scrutiny from people who can have meaningful conversations about these things (unlike me)!

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