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by John Geeeee
Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Loco kit for beginner.
Replies: 7
Views: 1826

Re: Loco kit for beginner.

I was advised by various kit suppliers to try a brass chasis kit first. So I got a pannier tank chasis from Comet Models who do chasis for most steam locos. You can then fit a plastic body from an existing model. I had a couple of non running bachman panniers so I plan to use the body from one of th...
by John Geeeee
Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: John Geeee's Garden Shed
Replies: 758
Views: 127827

Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

Cheers Kentman. I wondered where this thread had gone :D Its been too damn cold up the shed lately and lack of incentive means I have not done any work on the layout for a few months, plus golf lessons and remoulding my golf swing has been a bigger priority :lol: I am hopefully going to get some tra...
by John Geeeee
Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: dapol turntable
Replies: 13
Views: 4979

Re: dapol turntable

You can have a look here to see what I am doing with my dapol turntable if it helps ? http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=3891&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=615 Its not anywhere near finished sorry. The boards are made from a burger bars coffee stirrer sticks....
by John Geeeee
Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Slightly
Replies: 1095
Views: 155616

Re: Slightly

Your layout is really coming alive, I love the shed and the turntable area especially how you have weathered the ground area around the turntable tracks. I agree its hard sometimes to attack your hard earned locos with paint, I attack the cheaper wagons instead :D
Cheers
John Geeeeee
by John Geeeee
Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: John Geeee's Garden Shed
Replies: 758
Views: 127827

Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

Right, can we have a photograph in psychadelic sky-blue pink with green spots? If that's not tooo much to ask :P Tim I've tried but I cant get anything psychadelic enough with Photo Elements :wink: I cant believe there are people saying they have not seen this thread before :shock: Have you been as...
by John Geeeee
Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: John Geeee's Garden Shed
Replies: 758
Views: 127827

Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

Sound! You will be wanting them to move next :lol: Although that may be possible when I found this morning that the white VW beetle has sprung wheels so that they wind up when you push it backwards and when I let go it shot off the end of the road :shock: 8)
Cheers
John Geeee
by John Geeeee
Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: John Geeee's Garden Shed
Replies: 758
Views: 127827

Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

To add to your workload .... can you do those photos in sepia ..... just one more variation to top it all off? Andrew Jeeez, Some people are never satisfied :roll: :lol: I will have to start charging. http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p195/JohnGeeeee/P9023792med-sep.jpg http://i128.photobucket.com...
by John Geeeee
Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: John Geeee's Garden Shed
Replies: 758
Views: 127827

Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

Hi Geoff Don't worry, I did not take your comments the wrong way, I appreciate all comments and criticism as it always makes mw want to please even more :D I have people but I fear the painting process at the moment because I want to get it right. I am always looking for ways to improve the look of ...
by John Geeeee
Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: John Geeee's Garden Shed
Replies: 758
Views: 127827

Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

Thanks for the comments guys. Hi Geoff - Yes I know , I have been putting the people thing off for a while :oops: I also need to sort out some street lighting and a zebra crossing and some steps upto the station etc so still loads to do but hopefully plenty of time ahead to do it :D Cheers John Geeeee
by John Geeeee
Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: John Geeee's Garden Shed
Replies: 758
Views: 127827

Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

Hi All, The Scalescene Navies have been in and relaid all the road and pavements up the high street. They have also started a new stone wall along the station. It now just needs painting and capping stones added and then fixing down. A new double decker bus has also appeared today. I hope you like t...
by John Geeeee
Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Red brick metcalfe station/buildings
Replies: 6
Views: 2906

Re: Red brick metcalfe station/buildings

hello i got another quick question, you know the white strips you put on the platforms?, is it possible to get them on there own ive put mine half hanging over my edge so im re doing them so they are stuck on the full platform edge instead of hangin over. just want the strips tho, i dont want to bu...
by John Geeeee
Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: John Geeee's Garden Shed
Replies: 758
Views: 127827

Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

Hey Tim,
Generous words as ever from one of my favourite adviser, critic, admirer, layout groupie,.... :lol: Lots more to come.
Cheers.
by John Geeeee
Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: John Geeee's Garden Shed
Replies: 758
Views: 127827

Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

SouthernBoy wrote:One question about the track between the cattle dock and the white fence: What's the plating over the sleepers for? (excuse my ignorance :? )


Hi Southernboy,
Its a concrete surface with drainage in between the tracks. It would have been for washing away animal wastes etc.
Cheers
John Geeee
by John Geeeee
Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: John Geeee's Garden Shed
Replies: 758
Views: 127827

Re: John Geeee's Garden Shed

Hi All, I must admit I have been a bit lazy lately with regards the layout. This week I have been doing some more work on the station platforms. I have weathered the new platform surface by airbrushing and weathering powders. I think they look good in the flesh but the camera struggles to pick up th...
by John Geeeee
Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Red brick metcalfe station/buildings
Replies: 6
Views: 2906

Re: Red brick metcalfe station/buildings

Hi Adam, The red brick Metcalfe stations are based on typical Cheshire stations that are still in use today. I live near two stations in Widnes that look exactly like the metcalf kits. Here are some pics of Hough Green, Widnes: http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p195/JohnGeeeee/P5102478med.jpg http:...

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