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by End2end
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Ballast Magic
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Ballast Magic

I painted my baseboard tops black and used the 50/50 PVA water mix method for my ballast. The ballast seems to have taken on the black of the paint beneath and is now much darker. So if you have previously painted the baseboard it may be taking up the paint in the ballast magic changing its colour. ...
by End2end
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: arboretum valley
Replies: 129
Views: 3449

Re: arboretum valley

Definatly a first for me seeing a super hero on a layout. :mrgreen: That youngun is a brave chap wearing shorts in the snow. :shock: Very entertaining Jaz. :D 9342 - Those buildings in the background are excellent. No two look the same. What are they made from? Outstanding modelling. Thanks End2end
by End2end
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 891

Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

Tom@Crewe wrote:Consider my head blown........

Mines just blown too! :o
I'm casually looking through March's BRM mag again and lo and behold Volume 3 is in the book reviews on page 112.
Coincidence or what! :shock: :lol:
Thanks
End2end
by End2end
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Laser cut building kit from BRM March 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Laser cut building kit from BRM March 2019

I don't buy many magazines but I bought the March issue of BRM only because of the free low relief laser cut building kit on the front. It all seems pretty straight forward to make using the instructions in the magazine but what they do not mention is some strips on the door/window sprue and I can't...
by End2end
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Newcomer
Replies: 11
Views: 144

Re: Newcomer

Hi DYLAN and welcome to the forum. :) Yes I can see the layout picture.
Great idea with the quilt wadding! :idea:
Thanks
End2end
by End2end
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 891

Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

Great pictures. :) That second one just shows how massive it actually is.
Thanks
End2end
by End2end
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 891

Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

Have you tried your local libraries? I found 11 libraries by using the search location of " Crewe ". https://www.worldcat.org/title/railway-breakdown-cranes-the-story-of-steam-breakdown-cranes-on-the-railways-of-britain-volume-2/oclc/810950314?loc= Also whilst searching I found this site. ...
by End2end
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions
Replies: 34
Views: 891

Re: Hornby 75 ton Cowans and Sheldon Questions

I searched high and low and although Volume 2 is listed on many sites none of them have any stock. The nearest I could find was.... Volume 1 - https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Railway-Breakdown-Cranes-The-Story-of-Steam-Breakdown-Cranes-on-the-Railways-of-Britain-Volume-1-by/111486069?iid=352570877715 And V...
by End2end
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol semaphore signals
Replies: 29
Views: 2523

Re: Dapol semaphore signals

Does anyone else make pre-made motorised signals like these?
I don't think I could build one of the signal kits available well enough for it to work properly. :?
Thanks
End2end
by End2end
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Level crossing
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: Level crossing

Sorry, don't know the date your after but personally after looking long and deep I chose the Gaugemaster GM404 crossing kit. They just seemed to me to be the best looking gates. http://www.gaugemaster.com/_upload/imgs/lrg/114942080/GM404.jpg http://www.gaugemaster.com/item_details.asp?code=GM404&...
by End2end
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Wiring Layout
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Wiring Layout

For such a complex layout I'd echo minipix's sentiment. I'd be strongly recommending DCC at this point. As a kid (pre-dcc) I used to look at these complex DC layouts in model magazines and the wiring and isolation was a massive headache that seemed extremely over complicated. DCC in comparison (to a...
by End2end
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: What would you use?
Replies: 19
Views: 651

Re: What would you use?

Not in 00, the heads of the drawing pins should be too small to touch both tracks at the same time. Not sure about N gauge though. You could always use plastic coated ones. These are black saving having to paint them - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/50X-Round-Push-Pins-Notice-Board-Map-Thumb-Tacks-Point...
by End2end
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: What would you use?
Replies: 19
Views: 651

Re: What would you use?

I'm still unsure how permanent to make this, with the plan to move in a few years, it'll only have a finite lifespan. You could always just pin the track down so it doesn't move but can be lifted easily by using drawing pins inbetween the sleepers. (Rather than say using track pins through the slee...
by End2end
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A myriad of questions
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: A myriad of questions

I'll also throw another couple of ideas out there...
If your eagle eyed enough, Car boot sales.
Toy & Train fairs do have books too but are not as cheap. I regularly visit both SRP toy fairs and modelcarmart fairs. The latter more cars but they do have train items too.
Thanks
End2end
by End2end
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A myriad of questions
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: A myriad of questions

Charity shops can also be a good source for books. I have an Oxfam near me thats 90% books and have bought a few from there.
Thanks
End2end

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