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by rosenblad
Tue May 31, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Derailing HST - problem solved!
Replies: 3
Views: 1138

Re: Derailing HST - problem solved!

You do not actually cut bits off. The dummy Buckeye coupler is simply pulled out of the hole in the headstock. Keep it in store for possible intallation at a later date and nothing is de-valued!
by rosenblad
Wed May 18, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: new couplings on locos
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: new couplings on locos

prob better those new couplings are useless if you ask me Initially I used to feel the same as you about the smaller couplings as opposed to the larger ones. After a period of trials I came to the conclusion that they actually work very well. As a result I have replaced all of the large ones with t...
by rosenblad
Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Bromsgrove
Replies: 61
Views: 9090

Re: Bromsgrove Models

A while back I ordered a set of DCCconcepts station lamps from Bromsgrove Models. I had ordered LMS lamps but when they arrived they turned out to be GWR lamps instead. When I told Bromsgrove Models about this They sent me the correct LMS lamps and told me to keep the GWR lamps free of charge! This ...
by rosenblad
Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Bromsgrove
Replies: 61
Views: 9090

Re: Bromsgrove Models

Hiddle wrote:Just can't fault the service from Bromsgrove - great communication and fast delivery. Highly recommended if you haven't bought from them


I agree entirely! Their communication is the best in the business! :D
by rosenblad
Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Ballast dust
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Re: Ballast dust

After doing the first test I discovered that the ballast got quite a bit darker when the pva/water mix dried. This meant that the sleepers returned to their original colour! Here's a photo showing the contrast in colour between glued ballast and newly applied dry ballast: http://i167.photobucket.com...
by rosenblad
Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Ballast dust
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Ballast dust

I have bought a bag of Woodland Scenics grey ballast. When I spread this on my track I see that it is very dusty, leaving a coat of dust on the sleepers.

Do any of you good people wash your ballast to get rid of this dust, or will it just add realism to the scene?
by rosenblad
Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1401
Views: 227893

Re: Birmingham New Street in P4

DonB wrote:EDIT: Wasn't there a chap in Solihull (?) who also modelled BNS in 4mm? ISTR an article in Railway Modeller a few years ago...


Excuse me for writing this so long after, but if anyone is interested there was an article in the August 1984 issue of the Railway Modeller.
by rosenblad
Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Batch Building Coaches New Pictures
Replies: 32
Views: 4375

Re: Batch Building Coaches Paint Problem

Just a litle warning about Railmatch paint. I have had a disaster spray painting these. I normally mix Railmatch with thinners but as I had run out I mixed with white spirit - real mess and have had to strip the lot and took off some details in the process. Interesting some Humrol paint mixed in th...
by rosenblad
Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Blue Pullman
Replies: 50
Views: 5819

Re: Bachmann Blue Pullman

sishades wrote:A big `middle finger to all those saddoes who have kept original BP's in their boxes in the hope of selling them off for a huge fee due to their uniqueness. Ha Ha Ha.


Well said, I agree entirely! Those saddoes are responsible for detroying much of our hobby! :twisted:
by rosenblad
Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: A new axlebox lubricant
Replies: 5
Views: 1724

Re: A new axlebox lubricant

I really hope you will forgive me for reinventing the wheel! :oops: I just didn't know that this was a common way to do it, so I still insist that to me the method was a new discovery! :idea:
by rosenblad
Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: A new axlebox lubricant
Replies: 5
Views: 1724

A new axlebox lubricant

While I was running a short goods train last night I heard rumbling and squeeking sounds from a couple of my wagons. As some oils can be very harmful to plastics I was not quite sure what to lubricate them with, so I came up with what seems to me like a bright idea. 8) It's a well known fact that gr...
by rosenblad
Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Will you buy a Class 70
Replies: 48
Views: 5525

Re: Will you buy a Class 70

Definitely not! Never in the history of railways has there ever been such an ugly construction! :twisted:
by rosenblad
Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Connoisseur GWR 16 ton brake van
Replies: 31
Views: 6931

Re: Connoisseur GWR 16 ton brake van

Thank you SirMeliot. I will fire up my lathe in the very near future! :D
by rosenblad
Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Connoisseur GWR 16 ton brake van
Replies: 31
Views: 6931

Re: Connoisseur GWR 16 ton brake van

This is looking very good! Could you please tell me the diameter of your threaded rod? I would love to make a riveter like that! :D

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