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by skyblue
Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Re: Railway Quiz, c'mon post a question.
Replies: 1855
Views: 270742

Re: Railway Quiz

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by skyblue
Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Skyblue's Big 2015 Competition Thread - A Lowmac and a Load
Replies: 34
Views: 5154

Re: Skyblue's Big 2015 Competition Thread - A Lowmac and a L

Here are my final competition entry photos: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-AZrzT90o_2Q/VoD8U5NEdsI/AAAAAAAABGc/Dz6ugsrxCrA/s640-Ic42/SAM_4749.JPG https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rpgIDFKzKGA/VoD81AT9AmI/AAAAAAAABG0/BJQcqORmP0g/s640-Ic42/SAM_4747.JPG https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-oMU4EdjLL...
by skyblue
Sat Dec 26, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Skyblue's workbench
Replies: 38
Views: 6109

Re: Skyblue's workbench

I have started work on a GWR Python CCT I got for Christmas. Unfortunately I can't get the image to appear here. Will try again later.
by skyblue
Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: ParkeNd's Autumn Competition attempt - Railway Cottages
Replies: 105
Views: 11118

Re: ParkeNd's Autumn Competition attempt - Railway Cottages

Bufferstop wrote:or the job could turn out like the Forth Bridge.


I assume you mean the painting of the railway bridge, and not the road bridge? I'm sure Parkend's buildings won't be cracking apart when they are 50 years old!
by skyblue
Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Carnehans 2015 October/December competition thread
Replies: 65
Views: 9804

Re: Carnehans 2015 October/December competition thread

Those wagons look superb. The weathering is simply excellent.
by skyblue
Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Skyblue's Big 2015 Competition Thread - A Lowmac and a Load
Replies: 34
Views: 5154

Re: Skyblue's Big 2015 Competition Thread - A Lowmac and a L

I have now managed to get all of the transfers on successfully. One ended up a little washed out but it still looks OK. I will aim to post a picture tomorrow.
by skyblue
Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Skyblue's Big 2015 Competition Thread - A Lowmac and a Load
Replies: 34
Views: 5154

Re: Skyblue's Big 2015 Competition Thread - A Lowmac and a L

I brushed the varnish on 24 hours after it had been printed and the inks didn't appear to smear.
by skyblue
Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Skyblue's Big 2015 Competition Thread - A Lowmac and a Load
Replies: 34
Views: 5154

Re: Skyblue's Big 2015 Competition Thread - A Lowmac and a L

Thanks for the advice chaps. I hope to try out the varnished transfers later today and will report back on how they work.
by skyblue
Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Skyblue's Big 2015 Competition Thread - A Lowmac and a Load
Replies: 34
Views: 5154

Re: Skyblue's Big 2015 Competition Thread - A Lowmac and a L

Thanks PNP. No, the kits only come with provision for a sort of knuckle coupler unfortunately. Update on the transfers: I printed them off but when I tried to soak one of them all the ink ran. I have now varnished all the others and will try again tomorrow when the varnish is dry. The man who sold m...
by skyblue
Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Skyblue's Big 2015 Competition Thread - A Lowmac and a Load
Replies: 34
Views: 5154

Re: Skyblue's Big 2015 Competition Thread - A Lowmac and a L

Thanks Geoff. The wire coupling works OK generally but as you say it's useless for running them together. I think that in order to get the entry finished in time I will put a wire loop on the second Lowmac and I will find a more permanent and suitable arrangement later.
by skyblue
Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Skyblue's Big 2015 Competition Thread - A Lowmac and a Load
Replies: 34
Views: 5154

Re: Skyblue's Big 2015 Competition Thread - A Lowmac and a L

The second Lowmac and the Bedford QLT are coming along nicely: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-DWGIbaOPTzA/Vnl7gGKnOZI/AAAAAAAABEg/mBDJv3Fuhpw/s640-Ic42/SAM_4743.JPG https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YjED1O3YENA/Vnl7oGHJAaI/AAAAAAAABEo/cdw0aeFj2nE/s512-Ic42/SAM_4744.JPG And the 13T wagon has had...
by skyblue
Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Skyblue's Big 2015 Competition Thread - A Lowmac and a Load
Replies: 34
Views: 5154

Re: Skyblue's Big 2015 Competition Thread - A Lowmac and a L

I am currently in the process of making some decals for the 13T wagon and others that I may build in the future. I will aim to give an update tomorrow on how well (or otherwise) they have worked.
by skyblue
Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Skyblue's Big 2015 Competition Thread - A Lowmac and a Load
Replies: 34
Views: 5154

Re: Skyblue's Big 2015 Competition Thread - Various wagons

Work on the Bedford QLT and the British Railways 13T open wagon has started: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-G6NK347BGdM/VnW_LWmlc9I/AAAAAAAABDo/rkytRJ_501g/s640-Ic42/SAM_4741.JPG The roof of the QLT. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-znS3e0wUoq4/VnW_Ti6GXiI/AAAAAAAABD8/qGiOXKECitQ/s640-Ic42/SAM...
by skyblue
Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My (N gauge) table football layout!
Replies: 796
Views: 100481

Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

The cliff face looks excellent. The colour of the rock is very effective and the shrubs growing in the cracks really add realism.
by skyblue
Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1378
Views: 291379

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Not a vast amount of coal on show, but it is supposed to be a coal merchant's yard:

Image

And the next photo will have an engine shed with a loco in it.

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