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by Lysander
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Lysander's 2018 competition entry
Replies: 51
Views: 1833

Re: Lysander's 2018 competition entry

Thanks Geoff. How do they run? The PLV runs quite well and keeps to the track through points and slips as long as it is moving at a sensible speed. As an old coach, by the mid-40s, it would not have spent much time behind an express so branch/suburban speeds would be prototypical. The Brake Third is...
by Lysander
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Not a layout - but railway modelling
Replies: 200
Views: 29153

Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

But in daylight it still looks really good Geoff.

Tony
by Lysander
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Lysander's 2018 competition entry
Replies: 51
Views: 1833

Re: Lysander's 2018 competition entry

Tony They look absolutely stunning, such depth to the colour. Would it be possible to see a bit more of the backdrop, it also looks really interesting, is it something you've painted yourself? Pete It's a mixture of backscenes Pete, put up quite a long time ago now. I will try to video the full len...
by Lysander
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Lysander's 2018 competition entry
Replies: 51
Views: 1833

Re: Lysander's 2018 competition entry

Thanks for the comments all.

Weather them? Maybe just the running boards one day....

Tony
by Lysander
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Lysander's 2018 competition entry
Replies: 51
Views: 1833

Re: Lysander's 2018 competition entry

The completed project:

Image

Tony
by Lysander
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: The 2018 Competition - Voting is open (ends on the 8th!!)
Replies: 131
Views: 3811

Re: The 2018 Competition

Is there a place for the final posting or will you just marshall our separate posts into one Alex?

Tony
by Lysander
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Lysander's 2018 competition entry
Replies: 51
Views: 1833

Re: Lysander's 2018 competition entry

Second and final coach completed: the Brake Third. There is one further coach to complete, the All-Third, but that will have to wait another day: I want something a little less trying next! The Brake Third was much more difficult than I had anticipated as the two sides were not wholly symmetrical. T...
by Lysander
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: At long last, I can make my 009 layout.
Replies: 34
Views: 1101

Re: At long last, I can make my 009 layout.

Deja vu ? (Can’t get the accents on my phone!)

Tony
by Lysander
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New / Old
Replies: 54
Views: 2128

Re: New / Old

A nice find: the GWR N2s are quite scarce these days.

Tony
by Lysander
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Converting Hornby tank engines
Replies: 18
Views: 437

Re: Converting Hornby tank engines

Rob, the paint is good old Halfords rattle-can matt black. It gives a 100% consistent semi-matt finish as long as it is used in dry, dust-free and temperate conditions. The smoke-box door came with the original model as it was not a 'Thomas' edition but a far, far older Hornby model. I seem to remem...
by Lysander
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Converting Hornby tank engines
Replies: 18
Views: 437

Re: Converting Hornby tank engines

I think that without altering the chassis [it sits too high] or major surgery to the body, that's about the best that can be done. This was an old gloss LB&SCR E2 with a damaged body and a duff chassis. A Hornby shunter provided a replacement chassis. It was done as more of an experiment to see ...
by Lysander
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.
Replies: 103
Views: 3529

Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Out of gauge or not, it is still an excellent bit of scratch-building.

Tony
by Lysander
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Converting Hornby tank engines
Replies: 18
Views: 437

Re: Converting Hornby tank engines

Saddle tank can be sprayed black, lettered LMS and given an appropriate number, crew and lamps, etc.. 'Thomas' was originally a Hornby E2, a Billinton designed 0-6-0 for the LB&SCR. It can be improved but will never be a great looker alas. Get shot of that awful face and replace it with a more a...
by Lysander
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Converting Hornby tank engines
Replies: 18
Views: 437

Re: Converting Hornby tank engines

No, just the one: an experiment which did not prove its worth, hence its conversion to coal.

Tony

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