Oxley Central......

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Re: Oxley Central......

Postby Hulldude15 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:28 pm

Black-Marlin wrote:Apparently some batches of Javis granite chippings have had problems - they go green when PVA'd into place! That said, I used it without problem on my layout.


I also use Javis Extra Fine Grey Granite chippings and I have had no problems with green ness, only thing I've noticed is sometimes it turns my track grey, (probably through dust,) only certain track sections though! :S

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Re: Oxley Central......

Postby cmeonthemove » Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:37 pm

I too have used this (think the link was the post I put up about the Javis ballast). I used watered down PVA to fix it in place and the colour still looks good, although I recently hit on the idea of using tea leaves dissolved in water and thickened a bit with paint to stain the ballast a bit browner. Below pic shows comparison where the outer loop has been stained.

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Hulldude15 wrote:
Black-Marlin wrote:Apparently some batches of Javis granite chippings have had problems - they go green when PVA'd into place! That said, I used it without problem on my layout.


I also use Javis Extra Fine Grey Granite chippings and I have had no problems with green ness, only thing I've noticed is sometimes it turns my track grey, (probably through dust,) only certain track sections though! :S

hulldude15


Yes you're right this is dust. At first you'll need to give the track a regular wipe but after a few days and a bit of running the dust should settle down, assuming your ballast is glued down. Just make sure the track is clean before running your locos to stop the wheels getting dirty.

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Re: Oxley Central......

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:21 pm

MMmmm cmeonthemove,

Tea staining, looks good - wonder what the result would be to use tea to mix with PVA, between the rails, rather than just water ????

Interesting idea which I must try !!

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Re: Oxley Central......

Postby sishades » Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:22 am

I used a batch of that ballast and it was awful. I spoke to a rep at the company and he told me that the original quarry had closed down and they were forced to go somewhere else. It is made up of slate which turns green when wet. They had been inundated with complaints and were sourcing a new supplier. Stick with Woodland scenics.
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Re: Oxley Central......

Postby thesludge » Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:41 am

interesting..... i cant see if i have a problem until thursday next week as my ballast order has been delayed due to the weather, not that i am in any hurry to start using it!!! Mind you i did spend £50 on 10 packs of the Dapol ohle cantenary masts yesterday....

oh and i must stop watching videos on you tube of dcc layouts - spent 3 hours yeterday and i think the dcc sound is awesome still cant get over how good they are esepcially the 37 and 47 :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Re: Oxley Central......

Postby thesludge » Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:35 pm

hey hey at last won something off ebay...

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got these 2 for £20,,,,apparently the 91 needs some attention, but not overly worried about it..and BEFORE anyone says no 91's came to wolverhampton, oh yes they did only once mind you but one came on a test train and saw it (no pics) IF ANYONE COULD SHED SOME LIGHT ON THAT OPERATION IT WOULD BE APPRECIATED

but think it was 91011...so no arguments lol :P

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Re: Oxley Central......

Postby thesludge » Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:15 pm

apologies for the lots of posting and it annoys you all :oops:

just excited about it all, and sadly i lost huge amounts of my pictures when i was a kid and i moved on in my life, but I have to be lucky in the fact that so many different types f traction came to wolverhampton, so i guess i can model this layout how i want-heres some pictures of what has been in wolves....only wish i had all of my pictures and have had to rely on google as proof as what came to wolverhampton in order to model my layout effectively.

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee27 ... images.jpg

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee27 ... teward.jpg

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee27 ... 1226e2.jpg

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee27 ... 0c9d_o.jpg

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee27 ... webber.jpg

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee27 ... oberts.jpg

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee27 ... bBarby.jpg

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee27 ... /37429.jpg

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee27 ... l/47br.jpg

Plus class 50's used to come in to wolves a lot....

The last booked appearance of a Class 50 in the West Midlands occurred on 30th June 1990 when 50035 Ark Royal worked the 07:18 Paddington-[b]Wolverhampton service and its return working.[/b]

http://www.class50.net/in_active_service_lmr.htm

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Re: Oxley Central......

Postby bbc100p » Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:37 pm

It back! And sorry about the rant but I do not know why they banned MOHAAPlayer!

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Re: Oxley Central......

Postby thesludge » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:01 pm



???

pretty rare but there you go-thats wolverhampton for you :lol:

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Re: Oxley Central......

Postby bbc100p » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:11 pm

thesludge wrote:


???

pretty rare but there you go-thats wolverhampton for you :lol:

That class 70 is a train I haven't seen before!
It back! And sorry about the rant but I do not know why they banned MOHAAPlayer!

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Re: Oxley Central......

Postby thesludge » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:31 am

we get everything here !!! 8)

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Re: Oxley Central......

Postby thesludge » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:13 pm

another variation.....

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee27 ... caleVI.jpg

thoughts anyone

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Re: Oxley Central......

Postby 87 101 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:59 pm

Now thats a nice little layout. Iv'e been a bit busy this week building this....

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This is the control panel on a layout that im building for a client. I will get round to having another look at that layout plan of yours honist ! :roll: :lol:

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Re: Oxley Central......

Postby thesludge » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:10 pm

WOW!!!! :shock: Thats brilliant-guess you must be really good at electrics then eh!! 8)

(*which incidentally is not a good subject-had 3 powercuts in 2 days, the latest this morning and although it is back on EON have my path and the road dug up) :?

No problem dave, whenever you got 5. Going to start it when i got xmas week off. :lol:

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Re: Oxley Central......

Postby 87 101 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:41 pm

Back in the days when I had a propper job I used to repair computer monitors at Samsung, 6 years building cctv cameras and equipment racks and a year as a service engineer fixing vending machines. Now I just work pt as a handyman at our local asda still these days you have to take what work is available. :roll:


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