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by Tom@Crewe
Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tom@Crewe - Workbench
Replies: 19
Views: 2850

Re: Tom@Crewe - Workbench

I am having a rest from the scenic side and going to remodel a Cowens Sheldon 10 ton Crane by Hornby I bought from eBay a few months ago, I have been researching here and on the net. I have gathered a few items together and I am ready to start. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/453/19610574063_5c67fb66...
by Tom@Crewe
Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Cowan Sheldon 6 1/2 and 10 ton cranes
Replies: 9
Views: 1271

Re: Cowan Sheldon 6 1/2 and 10 ton cranes

I use pike 7 strand trace wire. I can get smaller diameter trace
by Tom@Crewe
Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Cowan Sheldon 6 1/2 and 10 ton cranes
Replies: 9
Views: 1271

Re: Cowan Sheldon 6 1/2 and 10 ton cranes

Thanks for the info, I am about to start my detailing of a Hornby R127 to a 10 ton version and will detail here...... But one more question! What gauge steel wire was these 10 Ton cranes using? I have some 0.5 mm wire which of course = 38 mm or 1.5 inch would this be about right, too big or small? :...
by Tom@Crewe
Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: OO Wagon Kits Questions?
Replies: 31
Views: 4546

Re: OO Wagon Kits Questions?

OK after reading instructions I have a few questions! 1. Paint - although the instructions recommend colours and Railmatch paints, I have read of others but who do the most authentic? (Particually the Bauxite (1964ish)) 2. Transfers - again some are recommended Woodhead who I cant find and Modelmast...
by Tom@Crewe
Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tom@Crewe - Workbench
Replies: 19
Views: 2850

Re: Tom@Crewe - Workbench

Problem Solved... Buffers too wide but I really wanted them for my Goods Depot. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/481/18851224724_d6a45ef14f_b.jpg First Deconstruction. Plus a little Plasticard. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/507/18851244584_510e5c813c_b.jpg New bases made from Plasticard. https://c2.sta...
by Tom@Crewe
Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tom@Crewe - Workbench
Replies: 19
Views: 2850

Tom@Crewe - Workbench

I started Railway modelling (not counting childhood layout) about 2 years ago in 'N' gauge and did not really get to grips with the scale so sold up and restarted in 'OO' much better for me. I have been modelling as long as I can remember, starting with Airfix planes hanging in my bedroom, through R...
by Tom@Crewe
Fri Jul 03, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: OO Wagon Kits Questions?
Replies: 31
Views: 4546

Re: OO Wagon Kits Questions?

I have just ordered two Parkside kits direct from Parkside.

PC07A. BR 12 Ton Van-Plank Sides and PC52. BR 'Conflat A' Container.

looking forward to getting them. But a little disappoint to find after I placed the order that I could have got them 50p each cheaper on eBay.
by Tom@Crewe
Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: OO Wagon Kits Questions?
Replies: 31
Views: 4546

Re: OO Wagon Kits Questions?

All I have at moment is a New Bachman Jinty and an old Hornby R127 Crane
by Tom@Crewe
Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: OO Wagon Kits Questions?
Replies: 31
Views: 4546

Re: OO Wagon Kits Questions?

And what about couplings in these kits?
by Tom@Crewe
Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: OO Wagon Kits Questions?
Replies: 31
Views: 4546

OO Wagon Kits Questions?

I am looking at getting some wagon stock for my progressing layout (era 5) and I have come up with some general questions. Some kits seem more comprehensive than other's (with wheels etc.) but what about quality of accuracy, detail and running? It also seems to me some are as pricey as ready to run ...
by Tom@Crewe
Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:04 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Lighting for low relief Factories
Replies: 9
Views: 1642

Re: Lighting for low relief Factories

Second factory finished too. (the picture taken on my phone does not do justice to the lighting effect, its much better in real life)

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by Tom@Crewe
Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Lighting for low relief Factories
Replies: 9
Views: 1642

Re: Lighting for low relief Factories

I have given 2 links first the one I bought and second the one I should have bought. 1. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301640413156?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=600503374224&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT 2. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5M-5050-LED-Warm-White-Strip-NonWaterproof-IP44-300-SMD-Lamp...
by Tom@Crewe
Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Lighting for low relief Factories
Replies: 9
Views: 1642

Re: Lighting for low relief Factories

LED's cut and fitted....also working.

Thanks all

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by Tom@Crewe
Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Bufferstops June 2015 attempts
Replies: 36
Views: 4274

Re: Bufferstops June 2015 attempts

I personally would go for the ruin/folly.
by Tom@Crewe
Sun May 31, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Lighting for low relief Factories
Replies: 9
Views: 1642

Re: Lighting for low relief Factories

A 5 meter strip of warm LED's 12 volt on order from e-bay £7.49
I will not light every window and blank some off to vary the light.

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