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by Lysander
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Improving 'teak' finish
Replies: 21
Views: 555

Re: Improving 'teak' finish

Quietly lurking!

Thank you Biggles. I’ll post photos soon but the third carriage is now finished and after spraying the roof again it’s surprisingly fine. Should have been a walk in the park this but for my carelessness!

What would we do without superglue and really fine emery paper though?

Tony
by Lysander
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Improving 'teak' finish
Replies: 21
Views: 555

Re: Improving 'teak' finish

These will be definitely the last Mountain. Definitely the last.... Anyway, a flash of primer has shown largely acceptable results. Most of the two joins are invisible, only the corners show that some surgery has taken place and I can live with that. Further sanding down of the corners and the exten...
by Lysander
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Improving 'teak' finish
Replies: 21
Views: 555

Re: Improving 'teak' finish

One of the problems with these old Farish OO coaches is the plastic used for their construction. Whilst it is relatively stable [unlike that used for their even older Pullmans], it does become brittle with age: the coach ends often show signs of cracking and the roofs frequently turn up with their c...
by Lysander
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Improving 'teak' finish
Replies: 21
Views: 555

Re: Improving 'teak' finish

Well thanks for the inspiration in the first place!

Tony
by Lysander
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Improving 'teak' finish
Replies: 21
Views: 555

Re: Improving 'teak' finish

I've finished the two Brake Comps and have made a start on the two intermediate coaches. Close coupling and painted interiors have made a world of difference, as has ensuring that no two coaches are exactly the same shade and each coach has both darker and lighter panels. https://farm2.staticflickr....
by Lysander
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: I'll be back: return of the Midland Beyer Garratt
Replies: 3
Views: 917

Re: I'll be back: return of the Midland Beyer Garratt

I bought one of the original releases some years back, more because I was fascinated by it than anything else: no-one ever though one would be available in r-t-r then. It pulled an enormous load, 80+ wagons, but I ran it just twice before selling it very recently. I lost £20 on it, which wasn't too ...
by Lysander
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Improving 'teak' finish
Replies: 21
Views: 555

Re: Improving 'teak' finish

I've yet to master the art of making your own transfers. I've always been dubious about them looking just a bit home-made, but I am probably wrong. I'll eventually get around to trying it.

Tony
by Lysander
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Improving 'teak' finish
Replies: 21
Views: 555

Re: Improving 'teak' finish

Well, without sufficient funds and, of course, a commensurate amount of time, it will always be about compromise. Transfers would have improved the overall appearance of these coaches but they may yet happen as they appear occasionally on eBay. Had I sufficient ventilators, a double row along each r...
by Lysander
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Improving 'teak' finish
Replies: 21
Views: 555

Improving 'teak' finish

Hattons recently sold Heljan's various-liveried Metropolitan Bo-Bo electrics at an extremely attractive half-price and I bought this one: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1777/43234409594_42b0a29982_z.jpg My problem was what to pull behind it however: no-one makes r-t-r Metropolitan coaches and whilst...
by Lysander
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 964
Views: 46725

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

That is really intriguing Geoff. There are a couple of white metal and brass gas tank kits out there but that isn't one that I've ever seen before. If you are going to tidy it up, to the best of my knowledge, the only lettering on the tank sides should be GW and possibly a low number. If it is model...
by Lysander
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: List Of P.O. Wagons?
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: List Of P.O. Wagons?

An up to date Ramsay’s will have the most comprehensive list.

Tony
by Lysander
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Swansea Show
Replies: 10
Views: 485

Re: Swansea Show

Just a note - the show link is updated regularly so it may not currently contain all of the layouts that will be exhibited on the day.

Tony
by Lysander
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Swansea Show
Replies: 10
Views: 485

Re: Swansea Show

I thought that Geoff! Don’t worry for Heaven’s sake!

Tony
by Lysander
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Swansea Show
Replies: 10
Views: 485

Re: Swansea Show

Have I missed something chaps?

My post was placed in May 2017 advertising the 2017 show (not the 2018 one).

The 2018 show will be held at the LC in Swansea on the 6th and 7th October. Our website gives full details (srmg.org.uk) - can’t post a link from my phone but I’ll try to do one later.

Tony
by Lysander
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford's latest Dean Goods
Replies: 23
Views: 722

Re: Oxford's latest Dean Goods

Geoff has pretty much hit the nail on the head. If you want / need a Dean, it's the best produced so far. The original Mainline model would have knocked it into a cocked hat had it not been fitted with that dreadful tender drive, but it was, so there we are. There have been [and continue to be] howl...

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