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by tornado64
Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sounds for your railway
Replies: 34
Views: 1789

Re: Sounds for your railway

it is hard to judge as now Hornby are offering sound in locos for 25 quid ontop of the locos price effectively quartering the cost of sound on locos !!
by tornado64
Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Dawlish Disaster!
Replies: 27
Views: 2235

Re: Dawlish Disaster!

thought I had a new shed in my back garden this morning !!! on closer inspection it seems to be some southerners beach hut !!
by tornado64
Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: old lima diesels: how good are they?
Replies: 26
Views: 2308

Re: old lima diesels: how good are they?

people forget the dash of reality !! lima were what they were ! a budget model company that at the time competed with and on some things beat Hornby !! I have used them since my second train set the red LMS 4F with carriages ( to be honest I have never yet found a more reliable loco than that little...
by tornado64
Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: old lima diesels: how good are they?
Replies: 26
Views: 2308

Re: old lima diesels: how good are they?

luckymucklebackit wrote:[we suddenly had a 33 that could left as is or be carved into a 26,
Jim


or a 4F unfortunately in HO
by tornado64
Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Dawlish Disaster!
Replies: 27
Views: 2235

Re: Dawlish Disaster!

those lines will never support the houses when they collapse on them !!
by tornado64
Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Advice on buying a vice - Try Aldi
Replies: 17
Views: 1521

Re: Advice on buying a vice

but as every piece of equipment it can be pressed into service if I was to use it for compressing wheelsets together I'd get some heavy gauge steel sheet , have it cut down to the right size to cover the faces then get a welder to tack them on for you with them clamped together to give a nicely squ...
by tornado64
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Advice on buying a vice - Try Aldi
Replies: 17
Views: 1521

Re: Advice on buying a vice

for what it is worth the ebay seller is RDG tools ( an engineering supplies shop ) so they have an actual shop open to the public , most lines they sell are good quality and well priced , they have a good trading ethos and I wouldn't hesitate to use them again as I have had sterling service from the...
by tornado64
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Advice on buying a vice - Try Aldi
Replies: 17
Views: 1521

Re: Advice on buying a vice

as is , it seems as if it wouldn't be of use to you , mainly because the item is actually a clamp used for drilling on engineers pillar drills , the "V" IS USED WHEN DRILLING BAR OR TUBE !! but as every piece of equipment it can be pressed into service if I was to use it for compressing wh...
by tornado64
Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: If only I knew about diesels
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: If only I knew about diesels

Pennine MC wrote:Dont even consider the Hornby Hymek, Clive - the Heljan one is easily available and is a far better model both in terms of accuracy and running.

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nearly bought the heljan hymek a couple of days ago !! stunning model of an early diesel and light years away from hornbys offering !!
by tornado64
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: railway art thread
Replies: 37
Views: 6751

Re: railway art thread

I use many techniques but seldom tracing paper I use , the grid method , free hand , and more recently for working from photos a digital projector ( no different to Leonardo davinci using the camera obscura !! ) the most important part is regular practice a small section from a larger oil painting a...
by tornado64
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: railway art thread
Replies: 37
Views: 6751

Re: railway art thread

nice work so far terrier !!
by tornado64
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: binliner waste train
Replies: 1
Views: 933

Re: binliner waste train

my guess is they will need to be scratch built , the wagon is sold but I searched everywhere for original 1981 greater Manchester containers with no luck as I used to work in signalboxes on the first route for this type of train and was on duty for the first train of these , nowadays it is known as ...
by tornado64
Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Painting your own back scenes
Replies: 27
Views: 5532

Re: Painting your own back scenes

only doing very basic as at times it will be blurred anyway by photo techniques after painting in some hills to blend in to the static grass I will use ( to build depth and form it is worth mentioning that grass gets paler the further away it gets ! ) I make a start on the trees , I paint trees in 3...
by tornado64
Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Painting your own back scenes
Replies: 27
Views: 5532

Re: Painting your own back scenes

sure pete !! think of scatters and static grasses as you do painting to get subtle results you have to blend colours and textures into each other !! I used an earthy chocolate coloured scatter to represent a worn drainage area between ballast and grass blended into the ballast on one side and grass ...
by tornado64
Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Painting your own back scenes
Replies: 27
Views: 5532

Re: Painting your own back scenes

quite a break from this through one thing or another the boards are now built into a small diorama i'll be using for photo purposes at the point i'll be deciding on lay of the land , items to be painted in the landscape , disguising items like trees for hiding back scene join etc etc https://fbcdn-s...

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