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by PeterH
Sat May 17, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby N2
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Re: Hornby N2

Quite a few of the Hornby ex-Dapol etc. locos had considerably quieter motors than their predecessors. The 14xx, Pug and N2 as you say are some of the notable examples.
by PeterH
Sat May 10, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: SWHMRS Annual Exhibition 10th May Watford TOMORROW!
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: SWHMRS Annual Exhibition 10th May Watford TOMORROW!

You would find it sad the way it has deteriorated - probably good you didn't go there! We had 3 major leaks from the roof and had to move a layout and a trader to stop them being rained upon! Other than that the exhibition went really well, a fair few visitors.
by PeterH
Fri May 09, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: PeterH's Watford Junction thread. 60009 UoSA: p.16
Replies: 232
Views: 33780

Re: PeterH's Watford Junction thread. 44871 Light Engine.

Hello all,

46233 'Duchess of Sutherland' on 'The Cathedrals Explorer' (Highlands and Islands Day 1 of 9). Victoria to Crewe (44871 and 45407 then take the train to Appleby).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-tO6sEM440
by PeterH
Fri May 09, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: SWHMRS Annual Exhibition 10th May Watford TOMORROW!
Replies: 2
Views: 410

SWHMRS Annual Exhibition 10th May Watford TOMORROW!

Saturday 10th May 2014 10:00 to 16:30 Queens School, Aldenham Road, Bushey, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD23 2TY Annual model Railway Exhibition presented by the South West Herts Model Railway Society in Watford. Layouts in scales and gauges from N to O including narrow gauge. Plenty of free parking, ex...
by PeterH
Thu May 01, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: schools class smoke deflectors
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: schools class smoke deflectors

I used some spares off the old tooling model. If you could get hold of some of those it would do the trick. A bit of trimming is required due to the steam pipes. http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u47/PeterHHodge/DSCF3381-1.jpg There is another option of contacting South Eastern Finecast and getting...
by PeterH
Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann "Midnight Metropolitan" class 57XX
Replies: 7
Views: 1634

Re: Bachmann "Midnight Metropolitan" class 57XX

Trains running to Croxley Tip would have to travel passed the site onto Watford, where the pannier would have to detach and run round (filling up with water at the end of the platform at the same time - I believe the water tower is now at Quainton Road but someone will have to confirm that), then tr...
by PeterH
Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann "Midnight Metropolitan" class 57XX
Replies: 7
Views: 1634

Re: Bachmann "Midnight Metropolitan" class 57XX

Geoff Plumb's photos are jolly good. The trick with these Panniers is to plaster them in a layer of grime!

http://plumbloco.smugmug.com/Trains/Lon ... ort-Steam/
by PeterH
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: South West Herts. MRS - P.4; Tedburn at Lutterworth MRE
Replies: 49
Views: 10459

Re: South West Herts. MRS - P.3; Tedburn at East Grinstead M

I can't believe it has been a year since I last posted on this thread! Since then we've taken Tedburn out to 6 exhibitions last year, ending in Warley. This year we've only got one confirmed booking in Lutterworth! We've also bought an ex-Bushey MRS layout, which was a fictional SDJR 'Frome' station...
by PeterH
Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Robinson J11
Replies: 31
Views: 5464

Re: Robinson J11

A video of the GCR version running down at the club. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj0iewq3gPE
by PeterH
Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: PO wagons - replacement plank effect
Replies: 12
Views: 901

Re: PO wagons - replacement plank effect

As said above, brown paints and patience. I find taking your time with the finest paintbrush available is a best approach. Also scrape off any lettering underneath the plank or it will show through. A nice effect is to paint one or two planks, weather, then paint another few planks to show maintenan...
by PeterH
Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Metropolitan Bo-Bo
Replies: 24
Views: 4147

Re: Metropolitan Bo-Bo

The latest update from the Heljan Facebook page.

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by PeterH
Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: PeterH's Great Central themed layout. A REAL update! P.6
Replies: 94
Views: 17886

Re: PeterH's Great Central themed layout.

Thank you for the kind comment. I think it sets off the front of the locomotive nicely, even if I haven't been able to apply the full livery to it. I've also done some work to the 8K of a similar fashion. The newly arrived 9J hasn't got much I can do to it! Still, I'll find something! http://i165.ph...
by PeterH
Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: PeterH's Great Central themed layout. A REAL update! P.6
Replies: 94
Views: 17886

Re: PeterH's Great Central themed layout.

After a failed attempt I've decided that doing the silver band around the smoke box door is too difficult so shall be abandoned. I think it looks leagues better as it is anyway though.

I've also painted the couplings silver as per GCR livery instructions. Next into the paintshop, the 8K!
by PeterH
Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: PeterH's Great Central themed layout. A REAL update! P.6
Replies: 94
Views: 17886

Re: PeterH's Great Central themed layout.

Morning all. I've been working at a few improvements to my model of 506 Butler-Henderson; adding the detailing packs, picking some bits out in silver. I am painting up a crew for her and coal is ready for her tender. Two photos of the work made to the front of the loco - a before and after shot if y...
by PeterH
Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: PeterH's Watford Junction thread. 60009 UoSA: p.16
Replies: 232
Views: 33780

Re: PeterH's Watford Junction thread. Western Champion in Bu

Back in Watford!

44871 on a quick light engine movement to Southall.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQj03T781Ak

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