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by Black-Marlin
Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 320250

Re: Starlingford - How to Detail a Steam Locomotive, p132

Hi Gavin.... BR Blood & Custard is my Favourite coach colours....OK, in reality they found it hard to keep them clean it seems.... Blue locos are also nice, but Blue was an awkward colour to repair, so also went! Hi Sarah I now have three B&C rakes! A southern region one, made up of 6 Mauns...
by Black-Marlin
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 320250

Re: Starlingford - How to Detail a Steam Locomotive, p132

I reckon that the combination of a blue locomotive with crimson & cream coaching stock is definitely one of the prettiest:

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by Black-Marlin
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 320250

Re: Starlingford - How to Detail a Steam Locomotive, p132

G'day Gents Going back to the 'tank' with all those road wheels it looks like a Conqueror, not one of Britain's finest. manna Give the boy a biscuit! Yes indeed, that is a Conqueror, Britain's forgotten post-war tank. Mine is one of a handful of resin models sold as a limited edition, so I doubt yo...
by Black-Marlin
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 320250

Starlingford - How to Detail a Steam Locomotive - Pt. 2

As promised, Sir Martin Frobisher ... The Bachmann Lord Nelson is a fairly old model and not up to modern standards. There are a couple of places this is particularly evident, and that's what I'm going to try to fix. (One crucial thing that I can't fix is the chassis - it's one of the old split-chas...
by Black-Marlin
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 320250

Re: Starlingford - How to Detail a Steam Engine

Hello folks! It's been a while since I've done a 'how to' guide, so I thought I'd share one on 'how to detail a steam locomotive'. I know that for most of you this will be a case of 'Dear Granny, here is how one sucks an egg,' but on the basis that this is, after all, a forum for New Railway Modelle...
by Black-Marlin
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 320250

Re: Starlingford - First Update of 2017, p132

One of my favourite locomotives - not because I'm particularly fond of the class, or because I think it's a surpassingly wonderful model - is my Bachmann N-class. I'm quite proud of the work I did to improve it. Although I have yet to add coal to the tender, I have painted the cab backhead to as gre...
by Black-Marlin
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 320250

Re: Starlingford - First Update of 2017, p132

I really like the second picture of Kingfisher and the first picture of Sir Martin Frobisher. I'm going to have to take a longer look at the rest of your thread - but not in work time!! Dave Hi Dave, welcome to Starlingford! I hope, as you wander through the thread, that you'll find more pictures y...
by Black-Marlin
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 320250

Re: Starlingford - First Update of 2017, p132

Ahhhh, a very welcome blast from the past. It's always a fine site to see locos thundering across the Starlingford landscape - an unfortunate rare occurrence these days. :cry: As to the tank, sorry, no bonus point coming my way. I had initially thought of T-34 but knew that was wrong so can only th...
by Black-Marlin
Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 320250

Re: Starlingford - First Update of 2017, p132

More pictures! I have modified Kingfisher with a driver and fireman. I know you don't need two pictures to demonstrate this, but I really like the second one and the Lancaster in the background - for some reason, the propellers look very convincing: http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii283/Blackmarl...
by Black-Marlin
Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 320250

Re: Starlingford - B1s, D11s, Q6s and a restaurant triplet p131

Right! So... err... I promised a picture of Ajax . Good news - I have been home! So I can show it to you in its proper context... http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii283/Blackmarlin84/DSCN2844_zpsgleiixoy.jpg As you can see, I've done a little detailing here too - an interior has appeared in the tu...
by Black-Marlin
Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 320250

Re: Starlingford - B1s, D11s, Q6s and a restaurant triplet p

Congratulations Gavin. You and Starlingford certainly deserve it Thanks End2end Haha, that's brilliant Gavin. Well done and well deserved. I miss the more regular postings of Starlingford. Paul Well deserved. Like most I always look forward to new photos from Starlingford. O.K now an awkward questi...
by Black-Marlin
Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Newbie Here, All advice Welcome, New Man Cave
Replies: 15
Views: 750

Re: Newbie Here, All advice Welcome, New Man Cave

Hi Neil, welcome to the forum. Bad luck on having to endure surgery, but congrats on the man cave - such a thing would certainly provide healing incentive to me...! 21" isn't too bad, actually. While I agree it doesn't afford you opportunities for, say, major junctions you can certainly have a ...
by Black-Marlin
Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Model Railway TV Development Programme -
Replies: 46
Views: 3668

Re: Model Railway TV Development Programme -

Sadly, I imagine the production company will forge ahead and turn out the usual dross with a couple of talking heads and some model railway nerds who wouldn't look out if place in the 1970s, that is, totally unrepresentative of the real world, but adhering to the usual media stereotypes. Except tha...
by Black-Marlin
Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Model Railway TV Development Programme -
Replies: 46
Views: 3668

Re: Model Railway TV Development Programme -

No, please DON'T. I haven't forgotten the way the BBC wasted licence payers' money on car batteries and laying miles of 00 gauge track between Barnstaple and Bideford back in 2009. While of course no one would dream of depriving you of your opinion, Firefly, do please bear in mind before you sound ...
by Black-Marlin
Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Starlingford - The End of the Line
Replies: 2010
Views: 320250

Re: Starlingford - B1s, D11s, Q6s and a restaurant triplet p

Always enjoy your updates Gavin - keep 'em coming. Those Kirk kits - how much fettling did they need ? Ones I built many years ago had poor panel fit and required a fair bit of filler, especially where the ends met the roof. It's a shame they didn't do some GWR coaching stock. Tony Thanks Tony I fo...

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