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by skyblue
Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: FS123's competition thread - Stone station building
Replies: 16
Views: 2593

Re: FS123's competition thread - Stone station building

This is looking incredible - you really do have real skill in building construction!
by skyblue
Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Skyblue's Big 2015 Competition Thread - A Lowmac and a Load
Replies: 34
Views: 5159

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

Thanks PNP. I plan to post some pictures of the wagons on the layout once I've finished building all three.
by skyblue
Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Skyblue's Big 2015 Competition Thread - A Lowmac and a Load
Replies: 34
Views: 5159

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

I suppose I should add up the cost so far: This includes the wagon and load I have already built and the two more I have planned. 2 x Dapol BR Lowmac: £8.49 + £8.75 Bedford QLD + QLT: £6.99 Chain: £1.90 Narrow gauge wagons: Already had, can't remember price (say approx £14.00 for the two of them?). ...
by skyblue
Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Skyblue's Big 2015 Competition Thread - A Lowmac and a Load
Replies: 34
Views: 5159

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

Here is the completed wagon and load: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-uS84TqQdi9I/VmyVo5X_vhI/AAAAAAAABCs/zQq0aMX0mFQ/s912-Ic42/SAM_4728.JPG https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tSxBealK0eI/VmyVsPpo8zI/AAAAAAAABC0/sIsAMpl5hW0/s912-Ic42/SAM_4724.JPG https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vhV1APQv2_w/Vmy...
by skyblue
Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Skyblue's Big 2015 Competition Thread - A Lowmac and a Load
Replies: 34
Views: 5159

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

Further progress: The lorry is now finished apart from a coat of matt varnish which I hope to add tomorrow: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-V0maLtreFOA/Vmr_A6U_b7I/AAAAAAAABCA/EXCHDZHT6AQ/s912-Ic42/SAM_4713.JPG https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UPbRawVm5J0/Vmr_EMfe3tI/AAAAAAAABCE/0yp0CxNBrXs/s91...
by skyblue
Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Skyblue's Big 2015 Competition Thread - A Lowmac and a Load
Replies: 34
Views: 5159

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

My current plan to extend this project is to look out for a suitable wagon kit (possibly another Lowmac or a GWR Macaw) at the show on Saturday to carry two 009 wagons that I bought years ago for a narrow gauge line on my layout that never materialised. Does anyone have any info on how (if at all) n...
by skyblue
Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Skyblue's Big 2015 Competition Thread - A Lowmac and a Load
Replies: 34
Views: 5159

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

Thanks Notroh.

Notroh wrote:It's coming along well - you must be nearly finished for xmas at uni, so should be loads of progress soon :)


Already home!
by skyblue
Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Skyblue's Big 2015 Competition Thread - A Lowmac and a Load
Replies: 34
Views: 5159

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

Today's progress: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EQ93YiOHWFs/VmcxLQsHw6I/AAAAAAAABBk/t3cI0QuB7ZA/s912-Ic42/SAM_4708.JPG The tarpaulin cover for the rear of the lorry has been painted in its unusual camouflage scheme. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Kt9u1Men6aI/VmcxJCAYrZI/AAAAAAAABBc/bXQWooHV...
by skyblue
Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Waton - N gauge challenge
Replies: 404
Views: 82152

Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

ElDavo wrote:Waton is on a trip to the far north this weekend to Railex NE. If anyone is visiting the exhibition at The Quorum business centre Newcastle please feel free to drop by for a chat.

Cheers
Dave


It will be good to see this layout 'in the flesh' - looking forward to it.
by skyblue
Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Skyblue's Big 2015 Competition Thread - A Lowmac and a Load
Replies: 34
Views: 5159

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

Thanks for the encouraging comments. I hope to have this part of the entry finished fairly soon so I can make a start on whatever I may buy at the show.
by skyblue
Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Skyblue's Big 2015 Competition Thread - A Lowmac and a Load
Replies: 34
Views: 5159

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

Here are the pictures I promised: The state of play earlier this evening: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-y8DlzXNMAlQ/VmX3in0RMTI/AAAAAAAABAk/r6ReQ0Zuy_Y/s640-Ic42/SAM_4697.JPG https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-N7dm03jW5Ig/VmX3zx05inI/AAAAAAAABAo/sM9PpQAusZQ/s640-Ic42/SAM_4698.JPG https://lh3.go...
by skyblue
Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Skyblue's Big 2015 Competition Thread - A Lowmac and a Load
Replies: 34
Views: 5159

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

Construction of the Lowmac and the Bedford lorry has started. I will hopefully post pictures later tonight or tomorrow.
by skyblue
Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Not sure about joining my local model railway club.
Replies: 23
Views: 2698

Re: Not sure about joining my local model railway club.

Maybe the fact that the other members are all old is more reason for you to join - you might then be the catalyst for new, younger, members joining so that the club doesn't die out with the current members. Also remember that us young 'uns can learn a lot from older generations!
by skyblue
Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Bachmann, Dapol, Heljan OR Hornby ?????
Replies: 15
Views: 2591

Re: Bachmann, Dapol, Heljan OR Hornby ?????

simontk wrote:thank you
I think I will use Bachmann. Not Robin, ha ha.


As I said, don't limit yourself to one manufacturer. I think you will find it very hard to stick to and there is absolutely no benefit.
by skyblue
Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:55 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Bachmann, Dapol, Heljan OR Hornby ?????
Replies: 15
Views: 2591

Re: Bachmann, Dapol, Heljan OR Hornby ?????

There is no single best manufacturer (and Heljan and Hornby don't manufacture in N - although yes there is the Hornby/Arnold Brighton Belle). There is absolutely no need to limit yourself to one manufacturer. Within a certain scale, all the manufacturers products are pretty much universally compatib...

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