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by SouthernBoy
Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Fintry Junction - N Gauge Scenic Layout
Replies: 154
Views: 23944

Re: Fintry Junction - N Gauge Scenic Layout

The hotel looks excellent in place - really supurb work. And I love the overviews of the road from outside the hotel, curving over the railway and into the back ground ... it really frames that end of your layout perfectly. But what is the next project? And does Fintry Junction live? Or is it good b...
by SouthernBoy
Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Mary Hoo - a clapped out SR branch terminus in P4
Replies: 255
Views: 32390

Re: St. Mary Hoo - a clapped out SR branch terminus in P4

"Southern Nouveau" has been out of print for many years - I wish I had a copy but don't unfortunately.

I've heard a new edition is on the cards ... but have been hearing that the last couple of years ... let's hope it actually comes to print soon :)
by SouthernBoy
Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: N Scale Code 55 Flexitrack
Replies: 5
Views: 1144

Re: N Scale Code 55 Flexitrack

Apparently yes. When I laid the track on my layout I found some of it didn't seem to want to bend quite how I would expect it to, and I had to force it to stay flat. It was only afterwards that someone posted the fact that it's supposed to bend one-way only (I later discovered there are really minis...
by SouthernBoy
Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Mary Hoo - a clapped out SR branch terminus in P4
Replies: 255
Views: 32390

Re: St. Mary Hoo - a clapped out SR branch terminus in P4

I love this picture ... not so much for the Sub, but more for the patch of mud (lower-left) - and it's distinctly mud, not 'a puddle'...

Image

... quite sublime :)
by SouthernBoy
Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Mary Hoo - a clapped out SR branch terminus in P4
Replies: 255
Views: 32390

Re: St. Mary Hoo - a clapped out SR branch terminus in P4

It's always great to see pictures of your layout Simon, I find the quality, detail and 'operational third rail' totally inspiring. One thing I'm curious about: You have a great eye for detail - particularly when it comes to the finer aspects of third rail / cabling / ramps etc ... is this through ba...
by SouthernBoy
Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Fintry Junction - N Gauge Scenic Layout
Replies: 154
Views: 23944

Re: Fintry Junction - N Gauge Scenic Layout

Well worth the wait - the hotel is excellent!

I like the different coloured window frames at the back compared to the front, and the colours of the stone work look spot on.

Somehow though I think this hotel is haunted, it looks like it has a real history :)

Some pictures of it in situ next?
by SouthernBoy
Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Bath Queen Square - something stirring again !
Replies: 74
Views: 15653

Re: Bath Queen Square - my version

Very impressive indeed - and the platform canopies in particular really catch the eye!

The point control lever sections are equally impressive - but may I ask what are 'keeper sections' ?

Excuse my ignorance :oops:
by SouthernBoy
Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: No narrow gauge for me until after I turn 22 and have SKILL.
Replies: 42
Views: 9341

Re: No narrow gauge for me until after I turn 22 and have SK

"...there will be a progress update soon ..."

With pictures please :)
by SouthernBoy
Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: No narrow gauge for me until after I turn 22 and have SKILL.
Replies: 42
Views: 9341

Re: No narrow gauge for me until after I turn 22 and have SK

Sir Hayden, the thing to do is look at other peoples' threads on this and other forums. When you see a thread where someone who is doing something similar to what you want to achieve, read those particular threads from start to finish to see what you can learn from them. If there are things you don'...
by SouthernBoy
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Spearestone, Kent coast in N
Replies: 433
Views: 43049

Re: Spearestone, Kent coast in N

"Less is More" in this case - it's amazing how one or two home-crafted distinctive features (like the tunnel mouth) can really set the scene.

Well done Sir!
by SouthernBoy
Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway
Replies: 482
Views: 114004

Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

"Any new photos ?" Not I'm afraid. I've been working on a few road vehicles and a trio of original LSWR 3-Subs from Worsley Works etchings. I'm sure the BBC will broadcast the news at the appropriate time :) http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd62/LondonResident/Frankland%20idents/John-Sn...
by SouthernBoy
Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway
Replies: 482
Views: 114004

Re: Frankland: N gauge Southern Railway

Hello Liam, I used Vallejo Acrylic paints paints for the semis, available from many model shops (and probably online too). For the bricks I used a mix of Orange Brown and Light Brown. Applying paint with a roller was an experiment which worked ok - but it wasn't spectacularly different to dry-brushi...
by SouthernBoy
Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Sudbury-on-Sea (N gauge)
Replies: 155
Views: 28240

Re: Sudbury-on-Sea (N gauge)

The ferry loading dock is excellent - you're a brave man to take a saw to your layout when you have so much scenic work finished.

Are you planning a ferry too? Or just the prow of a ferry appearing from off-scene?
by SouthernBoy
Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: 'Gauging' Interest- New Fine code 40 N Gauge Track System
Replies: 86
Views: 13831

Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New Fine code 40 N Gauge Track Syste

Congratulations! I have to say that in my mind this is one of the best things to have happened in British N Gauge for quite a few years. It's been long demanded by modellers. But equally that demand was much ignored by the manufacturers. So it's also a great day for British manufacturing too! Well d...
by SouthernBoy
Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Canonbury more progress...
Replies: 101
Views: 12725

Re: Canonbury more progress...

Very atmospheric - in the first picture what's the item on the traffic Island? It looks like an old air-raid shelter entrance or similar (??)

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