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by Dad-1
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Hello all

Bufferstop, Are you wanting to take on the role of a butcher in Coronation Street. I said, I'll say it again !! Sorry I'm in that sort of silly mood. Welcome peterjg, we like a bit of a laugh at times. We take our railway modelling seriously, but not THAT serious. When you ask a question remember th...
by Dad-1
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval
Replies: 461
Views: 72429

Re: St.Oval - A scenic Set Track Oval

Hi Keire1947, This was never meant to represent a 'Train Set', or a beginners railway. The track is however built as simple as possible using what is know as 'Set Track'. Nobody without some experience should be building a railway track some 100 mm above their base board as here. This is no train se...
by Dad-1
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Selling a collection
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Selling a collection

O.K let's get realistic about this. Selling a collection. The only quick, simple and complete way is to move on to a trader. You won't get the top price as they do it to make a profit. Want to get a better price ? Then you are going to have to work at it with a lot of hassle. The prime selling place...
by Dad-1
Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 403
Views: 59913

Re: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout

Looking at that I wonder if it could be Rats ? There is a veritable plague of rats about this year. Anyway take care because of the pets, also other non-destructive wild life. I do use rat poison from time to time, but always worry about doing damage to things I like, that's almost everything except...
by Dad-1
Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1224
Views: 130673

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

It certainly wasn't my intention, but you know how it is. Browsing wagon availability I came across the Cambrian C60 kit, it caught my imagination. A short 'Stone' carrying wagon and I was once intending to make a stone quarry shunting layout come diorama. Cheap enough, simple enough and with all th...
by Dad-1
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: East Cheltwell
Replies: 360
Views: 61727

Re: East Cheltwell

Hi Charles, Don't you think a little dust adds a natural dulling to some scenic elements ? Track cleaning, Oh that can be such a pain !! Somehow my un-protected garage layout keeps running quite well because it has some use almost every day. When I say some use that is often a train of 15-20 wagons ...
by Dad-1
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland
Replies: 853
Views: 102278

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Hi railwayjim, Hope you're keeping well and occupied during these dark times. Millsend was always one of my favourites. Everything matched in so well, certainly one of THE classics of NRM. Sad, but things and people change, probably better to have it dismantled than sit decaying and unused. All I ca...
by Dad-1
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: ROBINSON ROAD GOODS DEPOT - Layout No.2
Replies: 36
Views: 2395

Re: ROBINSON ROAD GOODS DEPOT - Layout No.2

Waiting for stuff can be frustrating, but having the stuff, but lacking inspiration is thoroughly disheartening !
Me I like the idea of scenic space. I'm interested to see what and how it's used !!

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: PeterH's Great Central themed layout.
Replies: 128
Views: 25905

Re: PeterH's Great Central themed layout.

Hi Peter,

I so strongly agree with the cutting/tunnel thinking.
Even, in fact particularly, in those far off days cost was high in any calculations.
I suppose just as now the final cost must be expected to be at least 50% more.
Sometimes 500% !!

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1224
Views: 130673

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

I am now in communication with Peco.
I know many time waster moaners spout off, but in their normal courteous way
I've had a reasonable reply and we'll have further communication. Who knows
we might help improve future decals - far too late for what's already in the system.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A new start in Finescale OO: NSR Stone junction station
Replies: 168
Views: 20970

Re: A new start in Finescale OO: NSR Stone junction station

Let me take the p..... Alex you're VERY slow at building these things, especially for someone so young. You're working at nearer to my speed. Not like that Stainsacre, he'd have built, dismantled, re-built, dismantled and be planning another version by now !! Oh I do like that waiting shelter, nothi...
by Dad-1
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: East Cheltwell
Replies: 360
Views: 61727

Re: East Cheltwell

Hi Eastern,

This almost takes me back to my youth !!
Quite a few of us left that remember this all being built up. As already said
it had a character that left a comfortable feel.
Do we look forward to some slightly more regular postings ?

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1224
Views: 130673

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

Hi Tony, Generally I get away with the kit decals. Even at the height of my aircraft modelling I knew some would be problems. Early Eastern European decals had so little varnish they just broke up as the adhesive softened. Gradually you built up a knowledge base, so some would be given a thin coat o...
by Dad-1
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Early Lima OO product mouldings becoming fragile?
Replies: 21
Views: 697

Re: Early Lima OO product mouldings becoming fragile?

An interesting thought Bufferstop. I believe there is a very slow migration/drying. I used to use quite a lot of Squadron Green Putty filler on aircraft models. This aggressive filler would etch into plastic, but could cause swelling, very minute it has to be said. However a super filled and sanded ...
by Dad-1
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Some Silly Fun
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Some Silly Fun

Am I a LMS fan ? Well they did at one time, have a small locomotives policy. I've Lost My Senses, a genuine LMS problem. I was playing, Errr operating one of my shunting layouts and thought 'I have quite a few small locos'. How Many ??? Small diesels & Tank Engines, 0-4-0; 0-4-2 and 0-6-0. Shoul...

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