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by mjb1961
Sun May 17, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Sound deadening and simple construction?
Replies: 8
Views: 766

Re: Sound deadening and simple construction?

Hi,,,you could use the same construction because when it is all fixed together it will become strong and sturdy :D
PS ,,,one little thing to mention,,you will need to put something up at the Windows because of the sun ,it will cause all sorts of problems.
by mjb1961
Sat May 16, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Shed/Garden Railway
Replies: 32
Views: 4094

Re: Shed/Garden Railway

Hi,,regarding the totem,,you can have the layout name or your name "Buelligans Shed " :D :D
by mjb1961
Sat May 16, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Shed/Garden Railway
Replies: 32
Views: 4094

Re: Shed/Garden Railway

Great looking shed ! :D :D
by mjb1961
Sun May 03, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What? No mention of the Hornby class 66 "Captain Tom Moore ".
Replies: 14
Views: 1162

What? No mention of the Hornby class 66 "Captain Tom Moore ".

Quite surprised there is no mention of the class 66 hornby are naming after the gent on this forum ,surely someone on here has pre ordered one ...mjb :D :D :D
by mjb1961
Sun May 03, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Frustrating track laying
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Re: Frustrating track laying

Hi Tom@Crewe,,,if I were you I would forget tape and pin it down and then ballast ,the conventional way ,also it has been discussed plenty on the forums about points being flat ,unless you have your own method I would suggest drilling a small hole in the Center of the points and pinning it down flat...
by mjb1961
Fri May 01, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Just Joined
Replies: 7
Views: 713

Re: Just Joined

Hi Just joined today! Bored with lockdown so have spent last few weeks getting my 1970s loco's etc. down from the loft and doing some refurbishment/repair? Is it just me, or are some parts really hard to come by? :?: Hi ,,,welcome to the forum ,I would say peters spares and eBay are your best bet ,.
by mjb1961
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby or Bachmann model.
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Re: Hornby or Bachmann model.

Where their are straight duplications if the model is going to be handled a lot (fiddle yard, used on an exhibition layout etc) Bachmann models IME are less likely to get damaged or loose parts - too many Hornby models use a very brittle plastic and have far too many small details in plastic when o...
by mjb1961
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Isopropyl alcohol
Replies: 12
Views: 1239

Re: Isopropyl alcohol

Bufferstop wrote:The lot I bought two or three years ago said on the web site that it was 99.9%. I paid a similar price. Check the availability, there will be all sorts of people trying to buy ATM.


Cheers Bufferstop,, :D
by mjb1961
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Isopropyl alcohol
Replies: 12
Views: 1239

Isopropyl alcohol

Never used this before,always used meths and I'm running out ,can't go to the shop and buy it so I was looking on eBay ,what I normally pay @ £1.29 for they are asking 4 or 5 times that but isopropyl is cheaper ,I can get a 5 litre for under £10 delivered .,the question is ,is all isopropyl the same...
by mjb1961
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Pva/water mix ratio for ballast
Replies: 14
Views: 1223

Re: Pva/water mix ratio for ballast

Alright guys I know I should know better than to have brought the subject up but it wasn't the general noise that the trains make after ballasting,I was more concerned about the sound of ballast chippings being crunched by the train ,anyway today I thoroughly cleaned the inside area of the track rem...
by mjb1961
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Pva/water mix ratio for ballast
Replies: 14
Views: 1223

Re: Pva/water mix ratio for ballast

:quote="Bufferstop"]Perhaps we should post a warning about ballasting. Done right the sleepers become solidly attached to the base, whether it's wood or cork, to the extent that there's very little sound deadening.[/quote]
:D :D
by mjb1961
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Pva/water mix ratio for ballast
Replies: 14
Views: 1223

Re: Pva/water mix ratio for ballast

Hi ,,,I finally got round to running a couple of trains yesterday and it sounded like when the trains are running the wheels are in contact with ballast chippings, I've had a good look and it doesn't look like there is any chippings that should be in contact ,nothing is higher than the chairs,my wif...
by mjb1961
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Pva/water mix ratio for ballast
Replies: 14
Views: 1223

Re: Pva/water mix ratio for ballast

Pleased to say that the area I done yesterday turned out good ,not fully dry obviously as it is in the shed ,I have now done the other half ,I'll leave it alone untill Monday and see how it's doing ,,,thankyou all for your help ,,mjb :D :D
by mjb1961
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Pva/water mix ratio for ballast
Replies: 14
Views: 1223

Re: Pva/water mix ratio for ballast

Hi Bigmet ,,,,I've had a look at the area that I've done and by the looks of it it should be good ,I'll probably do the other half tomorrow and hopefully come Monday It should be dried in ,,thanks for your reply,mjb :D
by mjb1961
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Pva/water mix ratio for ballast
Replies: 14
Views: 1223

Re: Pva/water mix ratio for ballast

Hi,,it's from hobbycraft,it's their own brand ,I have gone with 50/50 ,, I've done half of the layout ,it didn't go as well as expected so I'm going to leave it a day or two to see what it looks like before I proceed ,I'm really hoping that I will be happy with it because I don't want to rip it up ,.

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