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by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1224
Views: 134023

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

Well Geoff it seems wagon kit building is contagious as well. With us back in near lockdown I have ordered six Dapol kits to keep me occupied through the long winter evenings, 3 x 20T tank wagons with different brandings, 1 mineral wagon, 1 x cattle wagon and 1 x Meat Van. Construction will begin af...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My personal layout under endless (re)construction
Replies: 239
Views: 10424

Re: My personal layout under endless (re)construction

Some seriously good modelling going on there, couldn't help thinking that the style of buildings your are creating bore a lot of similarity with the buildings graphically created for in the computer game "Uncharted 4" (the wife plays it all the time)

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - Maybe Sometime!
Replies: 832
Views: 126216

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!

Thanks all - there have been a recent series of videos on you Tube that has really got my creative juices flowing around the old Glasgow Central Low Level Line and its associated routes. Here is the link to the series of videos https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP8Ze5Sgr6_F3nEBADWfvg There is also t...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)
Replies: 329
Views: 38821

Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

I would definitely go for black drab for the downpipes, chances are they would have been cast iron and would have corroded readily, with the paint peeling off to reveal a dark brown/black corroded surface that would have been at the bottom of the list for maintenance. A bit of brown rust weathering ...
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - Maybe Sometime!
Replies: 832
Views: 126216

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!

Stainsacre wrote:
so hopefully by Xmas


Which Christmas :lol: :lol: :lol:


I would like to think that it will be this Xmas, you might just have laid down the gauntlet to me :D

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - Maybe Sometime!
Replies: 832
Views: 126216

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!

Plan update. The slow progress in getting things done has not been entirely wasteful as I have been continually poring over the track diagram and making some tweaks and firming up other part of the layout. trackplan.jpg The main changes have been away from the area under construction, and are as fol...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme
Replies: 383
Views: 39020

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

That is a very effective use of backscenes Gencairn - like it!

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)
Replies: 329
Views: 38821

Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

Really looking the business now Ex-Pat, fantastic work, looking forward to seeing it in position.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Gateside and Northbridge - Maybe Sometime!
Replies: 832
Views: 126216

Re: Gateside and Northbridge - It begins at last!

Greetings All! So I have moved slowly forward with the eastern throat of Northbridge, all points are now in position with the slots cut out to locate the motors. If I was to start completely from scratch I would use the underboard PL-9 Turnout Motor Mounting Plates and extended pins, but this is the...
by luckymucklebackit
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Track Distance From Platforms
Replies: 12
Views: 783

Re: Track Distance From Platforms

Actually quite a prototypical problem, stories of platforms being scraped by cylinders etc were not uncommon, and even in the modern era the engineers still get it wrong - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-27497727 . I agree with the previous posts, check your distances and heights against you...
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hello from the Forth Bridge - almost
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Re: Hello from the Forth Bridge - almost

Hi Rob - Good to see another Scottish Modeller on the forum, if you look at the last few pages of my layout thread you can see what can be done in 8ft by 18", and it could be squeezed to 12" at a push. Edit https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=33932&sta...
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: carbon Black
Replies: 19
Views: 787

Re: carbon Black

Having worked in a Tyre Factory for 13 years I agree totally with Bufferstop, Carbon Black is nasty stuff that gets into every pore and is very difficult to wash off, you can sweat the stuff out days after coming into contact with it.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 387
Views: 53429

Re: Lumsdonia

TimberSurf wrote:
Stainsacre wrote:That rock face is excellent 8)


Cheers, shape was good but just painted grey they looked terrible, a dark stain wash and some light dry brushing with light grey worked wonders!


You could say that it is "Perf with Surf" :D

Sorry - I will get my coat immediately!!!!

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Steam loco choice ?
Replies: 44
Views: 6440

Re: Steam loco choice ?

There was a rumour that when the Hornby guys visited Bo'ness to measure up the J36, they also did another loco, my money would be on 419, and would expect the 0-4-4 to appear soon, especially if the Rails Caley 828 does as well as expected.

Jim
by luckymucklebackit
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: What to use for modelling/scratch-building (Materials?)
Replies: 21
Views: 1382

Re: What to use for modelling/scratch-building (Materials?)

If you are building signals (especially Ratio Kits) or anything else that needs handrails a box of dressmakers pins is handy, they make great uprights and signal arm pivots, although you have to open out the pivot hole slightly with an appropriate size drill.

Jim

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