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by tornado64
Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What is a new product?
Replies: 11
Views: 1371

Re: What is a new product?

biggest problem is that it is all subjective and will differ to every individual , I'm also in the camp that it is not solely a new product as I have the ability to re number and re livery , but others without my ability would have a strongly differing opinion likewise with train sets , yes you prob...
by tornado64
Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Web Site Articles - Help contribute to the site
Topic: populating oxford cars
Replies: 4
Views: 1341

Re: populating oxford cars

....and while you have gone to the trouble of dissecting the car, wang some LED's in! good idea on plastic cars but diecast bodies can prove to be considerably harder , by the nature of diecasting it sees that head and tail light areas have very thick metal to drill through whilst not too much of a...
by tornado64
Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Web Site Articles - Help contribute to the site
Topic: populating oxford cars
Replies: 4
Views: 1341

populating oxford cars

technicaly not just oxfords offerings but most model vehicles seem to be modelled bereft of people fine if you intend to model a car park but not so good if you intend to model on roads and around the layout I have just done a couple very quickly for demo purposes that are going to be used on my fut...
by tornado64
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: ground covering for goods yard
Replies: 3
Views: 1512

Re: ground covering for goods yard

dry sand sprinkled on to give good coverage then used same PVA method as used for ballasting then airbrushed the desired colour

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by tornado64
Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Does Hornby push itself too far?
Replies: 32
Views: 2350

Re: Does Hornby push itself too far?

Before launching the inevitable avalanche of support for the local shop consider this: what proportion of eg. model locos are actually bought over the counter? I would hazard a guess that the majority of the market are internet or telephone sales, the bricks and mortar shop being irrelevant here. ....
by tornado64
Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Strategic Reserve
Replies: 81
Views: 4781

Re: The Strategic Reserve

the trams from downtown Hiroshima , epicentre of the blast still work and did so straight after the blast !! On that basis it would also be true to say that they were nuclear blast proof...a credit to their design... Pete hardly but they were at the epicentre so would be around the highest area for...
by tornado64
Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Does Hornby push itself too far?
Replies: 32
Views: 2350

Re: Does Hornby push itself too far?

we really need to look at the wider picture rather than just Hornby !! it is a problem with western world greed (particularly in the UK and USA and it has been going on for years and it is one of the mental state of the nation and business business wants to make ever more money but at the same time ...
by tornado64
Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?
Replies: 163
Views: 18708

Re: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

come to think of it !! ahhemm !! dry ice was another weird cargo , that often gave a foggy guards compartment !!
by tornado64
Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?
Replies: 163
Views: 18708

Re: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

I guess for breeding dairy heards , but it used to be a regular delivery so to speak , my guess is that a farmer in the Manchester surrounds probably owned a champion bull and sold the stuff , nice little earner was packed in dry ice !!
by tornado64
Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Strategic Reserve
Replies: 81
Views: 4781

Re: The Strategic Reserve

interesting link , knew diesels ignition was through high compression and heat , but largely never been big in mechanicing them as I mostly strip and rebuild petrol engines
by tornado64
Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Strategic Reserve
Replies: 81
Views: 4781

Re: The Strategic Reserve

going off on a tangent but.... the chieftain tank was designed with a multifuel engine ( in reality probably very close to diesel ) in case of not being able to find the correct fuel in a war situation I'd imagine if using petrol it would have needed spark plugs because of the differing ignition sty...
by tornado64
Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: left hand drive
Replies: 21
Views: 1815

Re: left hand drive

probably to do with giving birds a lift on your crossbar so their dresses etc * don't get caught in the chain
by tornado64
Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?
Replies: 163
Views: 18708

Re: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

back in the 1970s my father was a BR guard from 68-90 at man vic and the weirdest thing I saw was a regular transportation of bulls semen as cargo in the guards van !!
by tornado64
Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Colas Rail colours
Replies: 7
Views: 591

Re: Colas Rail colours

the only rail colour is probably the lining orange ( probably an old range ) why I gave gloss 18 as an option , and should also be available in the acrylic range
by tornado64
Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Colas Rail colours
Replies: 7
Views: 591

Re: Colas Rail colours

bottom example uses lining orange 82 top example uses standard humbrol gloss orange 18 as said you can lighten them up using white or in the case of the orange using yellow but I'd personaly go as is if anything I'd add white to the yellow and go with that id personaly do a white undercoat and make ...

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