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by SouthernBoy
Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My Experiment in 2mm Finescale
Replies: 43
Views: 11070

Re: My Experiment in 2mm Finescale

It's always a delight to see hand made track, especially 2mm, where the tolerances are so fine.

Clearly a labour of love for you acs1979

As per Dad-1's suggestion, popping a coin in your pictures from time-to-time helps us appreciate just how fine scale your work is.
by SouthernBoy
Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Scratchbuilding of assorted structures
Replies: 246
Views: 78970

Re: Scratchbuilding of assorted structures

Hello Dad-1, Apologies as I don't comment often here (although have on other forums)... I really liked the inside-curve on the corner of the building in picture below - it's one of those characteristics of a building, the reason for which is sometimes inexplicable and lost in time (?) - but adds rea...
by SouthernBoy
Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Andrew's Layout
Replies: 563
Views: 90245

Re: Andrew's Layout

Hello Dad-1,

I'd go along with your comments. Andrew's layout set the standards to which many of us aspired to back then - and continue to strive for today.

Grotland set the bar :)

Other railway modellers - read and absorb this inspiring thread :)
by SouthernBoy
Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Spearestone, Kent coast in N
Replies: 433
Views: 43994

Re: Spearestone, Kent coast in N

No Video?

Good point Notroh!

The Chief - can you oblige? :)
by SouthernBoy
Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Spearestone, Kent coast in N
Replies: 433
Views: 43994

Re: Spearestone, Kent coast in N

Excellent pictures Mike. In fact so good that you've given me the chills!

What did you use? And more importantly how do you clear it up afterwards :shock:
by SouthernBoy
Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What is the best desck lamp
Replies: 13
Views: 2152

Re: What is the best desck lamp

Yes, I'd recommend the lamps mentioned above. Had mine five years or more now and find them indispensible.
by SouthernBoy
Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: After Parkend
Replies: 41
Views: 3908

Re: After Parkend

Talking of Rolls Royce: An aquaintance of mine used to work for them. One day he took a call from a customer who's car had broken down, and yelled the news to his boss. The boss shouted back ... "Broke down? Broke Down!! " "Young man - a Rolls Royce NEVER breaks down, it simply 'Fails...
by SouthernBoy
Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: After Parkend
Replies: 41
Views: 3908

Re: After Parkend

Hello Pete, Sable is good, Kalinsky Sable the best if you can afford it: http://www.winsornewton.com/uk/shop/brushes/water-colour/series-7-kolinsky-sable-brushes I think the knack is to get the consistency of paint right. It needs to be reasonably thinned, which may require two or three coats. The o...
by SouthernBoy
Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: After Parkend
Replies: 41
Views: 3908

Re: After Parkend

"My immediate challenge on Parkend is the need to tone down the brilliant white of the Peco crossing gates ... " Quite agree: They often say never allow 100% white nor 100% black to appear on a layout, always tone them down for realistic effect, 'Modelling Tip No. 1' below. http://www.sce...
by SouthernBoy
Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: After Parkend
Replies: 41
Views: 3908

Re: After Parkend

Good to see there is life after Parkend. I thought your buildings were excellent - some very nice observational details there - and I look forward to seeing the same standard again :) Out of interest, with your new layout, do you think you'll carry that same level of detail trackside? I always think...
by SouthernBoy
Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway
Replies: 482
Views: 115546

Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

I am here ... :) Can you hear me? For some while I have been working on 3 sets of orginal LSWR 3-Subs. One will be in LSWR livery, two will be in early SR livery. Progress can be found here , and is linked in my signature. Some vintage film of the units I am making can be found here . Rest assured t...
by SouthernBoy
Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: Mainline steam in Essex & London - 28th June 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: Mainline steam in Essex & London - 28th June 2014

Excellent photography Kieran, your updates always appreciated.

Did you enjoy the Science Museum? Although few in number, their railway exhibits are quite something when seen up-close and personal.
by SouthernBoy
Sat May 24, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Spearestone, Kent coast in N
Replies: 433
Views: 43994

Re: Spearestone, Kent coast in N

I'll second that comment.

Really love that final picture ... lonely siding, a scene you'd not even give a second thought to as you passed it on a busy train, quite sublime :)
by SouthernBoy
Mon May 05, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Scale colours?
Replies: 15
Views: 1756

Re: Scale colours?

"I was just asking whats it all about and weather for example a class 33 in O, 00 and N would have the same paint used on all." Let's say that you are standing, and looking down at a baseboard with an 0 gauge model in the foreground - it would be a scale (say) 10' away. If in the same sit...
by SouthernBoy
Sun May 04, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Scale colours?
Replies: 15
Views: 1756

Re: Scale colours?

Oh! One of my favourite subjects :) For rolling stock manufactures use the colour as you would see it close-up. Ditto for cars, buses, lamps, platform paraphernalia etc. For buildings I think some do the same, some tone them down. My view is that as railway modellers tend to focus on the trains and ...

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