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by Stuart Reid
Wed May 16, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Terrier's Shed №2 - Now Known as "Forton-on-Sea"
Replies: 431
Views: 60936

Splitter :lol:
by Stuart Reid
Wed May 16, 2007 7:10 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Terrier's Shed №2 - Now Known as "Forton-on-Sea"
Replies: 431
Views: 60936

On the OO v. N 'detail' argument - I'd say it's a debate about micro-detail v. macro detail. Do you prefer the micro-details of rivets, house numbers and blades of grass - or the macro-detail of sweeping countryside, cityscapes and google-earth views of stations and yards. Not bothered about houses...
by Stuart Reid
Tue May 15, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Terrier's Shed №2 - Now Known as "Forton-on-Sea"
Replies: 431
Views: 60936

Yeah, N gauge can be good and you can get used to anything, but 00 is the one for proper model railways
by Stuart Reid
Tue May 15, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Spavo's N Gauge Adventure..........
Replies: 274
Views: 34241

Who needs trees when you have trains like that?
by Stuart Reid
Mon May 14, 2007 7:16 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Torr Works - Biting off more than I can chew!
Replies: 174
Views: 36164

Looking at it again I particularly like the bricked-up arch on the left. Nice bit of detail that.
by Stuart Reid
Sun May 13, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Torr Works - Biting off more than I can chew!
Replies: 174
Views: 36164

Too right, a proper bit of heroic engineering that looks like its in a real landscape.
by Stuart Reid
Sun May 13, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: North Clipperby - Live Steam - New Video
Replies: 373
Views: 52659

Likewise, I keep telling myself its going to be grossly out of scale on my layout and that Ferryhill didn't have one anyway, but it still has this "must have" feel to it...
by Stuart Reid
Sun May 13, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: North Clipperby - Live Steam - New Video
Replies: 373
Views: 52659

Thanks :D Metcalfe Kits build better IMHO, but they don't have the mysterious detail of the Superquick kits. The Metcalfe kits look alright, but a little toylike sometimes. The colour of there red brick always seems a little bit too pink. I prefer Superquick Kits, partly due to the retro style pack...
by Stuart Reid
Sat May 12, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Metrocamel's Layout- Modern Engineers wagons - pics page 51
Replies: 761
Views: 152733

PTmodeller wrote:I was once on one and we passed a Pendolino coming the opposite way. A large chunk fell off.


Fell off the Pacer or the Pendolino?
by Stuart Reid
Fri May 11, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Stefan's Loft Layout - OO Gauge - Work In Progress
Replies: 117
Views: 18270

Reason I mentioned brown was that you get a lot of rust leaching out of rails and on to concrete surfaces. Added to which the same areosol mix of mud, rust, oil and other muck which "weathers" vehicles in wet weather does exactly the same to concrete, only it doesn't wash off
by Stuart Reid
Fri May 11, 2007 7:22 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Stefan's Loft Layout - OO Gauge - Work In Progress
Replies: 117
Views: 18270

Aint it just, and yes I'd just ballast the points too.

What colour were you thinking about for the concrete? A rusty brown as used for weathering trains would be a good choice, with oilspill black in appropriate places.
by Stuart Reid
Fri May 11, 2007 7:15 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: mmurnin900's exhibition diorama
Replies: 47
Views: 7617

Really nice bit of rusting on the rail, but something I've noticed on nearly all layouts (so this isn't a criticism of you or what looks a great layout) is a lack of weathering on the ballast as well. Only newly re-ballasted track looks that clean. Give it just a little bit of time and it turns exac...
by Stuart Reid
Fri May 11, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Moorcroft (St Anthonys): Infront Cat's Garden Railway
Replies: 1073
Views: 183890

Dead impressive. I'm happy with mechanical stuff but electronics is a black art to me (I'll cheerfully admit to being ashamed of the horrid tangle of wire and and jungle tape under my board just for tham damn turntable) so to see something like this built up from scratch is really cool. :)
by Stuart Reid
Wed May 02, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: Tyne & Wear Metro
Replies: 14
Views: 2475

Couple of close-ups of 4027:

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and that NER crest, still in regular passenger service;

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by Stuart Reid
Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Slow progress on a Norwegian layout
Replies: 87
Views: 17079

Looks very promising, but I wouldn't worry about slow progress. After all if you finish it tomorrow what will you do the day after? Its there to be enjoyed and this one looks like it could be fun.

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