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KFA Continued

Posted by cooley_boy in When You Don't Like What You See....Make it Yourself, 22 August 2017 - - - - - - · 60 views
KFA, timber, colas, west coast and 3 more...

Next step:
Remove the factory up rights and take the wooden decks off the wagons and replace with 0.5 thick styrene sheet and spray the tops with a red brown paint to give a base coat of rusty brown for when we get to the weathering stage which will blend it all together.



Road testing

Posted by TurboSnail in TurboSnail's Blog, 21 August 2017 - - - - - - · 107 views

Ok, this really is the last post about roads for a while... But at least it's a video! 
We modellers always test our track when it's been laid, so why not do the same with roads? The road surface seems pretty good for the truck, it has enough grip although still wobbles a bit - I blame Base Toys for not making round...



Posted by cooley_boy in Shap Summit Layout, 21 August 2017 - - - - - - · 172 views

It occurs to me that I left a few details out in what I am planning so let me add them on.
I will be modelling in 4mm scale with a optimal layout length of 50' and width of 12' and will comprise of a folded figure 8 track plan. This will be possible as the layout will include the 1:72 gradient that Shap possesses. The fiddle yards will be under the sceni...


I'm starting a new layout

Posted by crazynitwit in llaniniog., 20 August 2017 - - - - - - · 122 views

Unfortunately had to put my old layout away so thought it was high time to make a small model railway


Ffarquhar Station Building MKII Replica Build 1

Posted by WhitehouseFilms in WhitehouseFilms' Blog, 20 August 2017 - - - - - - · 166 views

During the Ffarquhar Branch's time on the exhibition circuit at the start of the 60's, several changes were made to some of the structures on the layout. This was mainly swapping some of the Bilteezi card buildings to the plastic Airfix kits. One building which had this change was the main station building. originally the Bilteez country station kit, the...


My latest and last Jubilee? - and a Self-weighing Class 5

Posted by paulprice in N-Gauge LMS Layout, 20 August 2017 - - - - - - · 146 views
foster street, Blk5 self weighing and 5 more...

Well over the last few days, when ever I could I have managed to spend a little time on the projects clogging up my work bench of DOOM!! The main focus of my attention was supposed to be on the Stanier Mogul and the Class 5 I was attempting to portray with a self weighing tender, but as usual I found other distractions. A while ago I managed to...


GWR 48XX Auto-tank loco. The very last kit build. Out of the paint shop.

Posted by ROSSPOP in ROSSPOP's GWR 7mm Etched Kit Loco Builds, 20 August 2017 - - - - - - · 139 views

I find it such a stressfull slog blocking out and painting each area on a GWR livery................     But she is finally liveried up without too many dog hairs in the finish. I`m glad I added a Badger Anthem dual-action airbrush to my paintshed kit as being able to adjust the flow of air and/or paint has helped no end.  ...


LBSCR six-wheel van

Posted by Barry Ten in Barry Ten's GWR/WR Blog, 19 August 2017 - * * * * * · 232 views

This LBSC van was constructed from the Branchlines kit, which I purchased at Railwells. I started it exactly a year later, prompted into pangs of guilt after returning from the next Railwells with another pair of kits. I felt it was time to make some inroads into the backlog. 
I didn't have a strong desire to built this particular vehicle for...


Exciting Day...

Posted by pboeast in pboeast's Blog, 19 August 2017 - - - - - - · 160 views

An Exciting Day... The start of my new layout! The layout will be an 'L' shape, 3m x 4.8m!


PFLR No.5 - The DJB Coal Fired Saddle Tank Kit - Part 1

Posted by Derails Models in Little Dan's Modelling Blog, 18 August 2017 - - - - - - · 159 views

Good Evening Everyone, After a long hiatus from garden railways, things have just been given a kickstart in the way of a loco kit I ordered about 12 months ago. DJB announced their coal fired saddle tank kit back at the Peterborough show in 2016 and I thought it was a lovely little engine - I'd always wanted a coal fired loco to complete my fleet for...



Posted by GWRDukedog37 in Port Pendridge , 18 August 2017 - - - - - - · 193 views

Over the past week a bit of progress has been made on the layout. 
Having cut the stone walling sheets to the correct size I noticed I had made a very basic error. I hadn't accounted for the thickness of the plastic. As it had added an extra 5 mm to the width of the platform. As a result nothing could use any of the platform roads without fouling. To...


Bakewell station soffit brackets

Posted by RobBrooks1 in RobBrooks1's Blog, 17 August 2017 - - - - - - · 165 views

I finally got round to adding the soffit brackets to the entrance of the station. These were laser cut from toughened plastic resin and cut from a plastic sprue. So far 20 have been produced and stuck in place. The side ones will follow later. I used photos of the station as a guide and the positions seem to be OK so I stuck them only to the walls to all...


GCR Edwardian Mainline Stock- Part III

Posted by James Harrison in The GC and Met in OO, 17 August 2017 - - - - - - · 109 views

I've been crawling along with a couple of carriages. One of the upsides of doing three models in one go is that you you get three models in the time it takes to do one, or so the theory goes. One of the downsides is that every process in fact takes three times as long.... you gain, you lose.... 
Anyway, the task for the last few days has been to re...


An Oxford conversion.

Posted by Dave John in Kelvinbank, a Caledonian Railway project., 17 August 2017 - * * * * * · 228 views
wagon, EM, newbattle, oxford and 1 more...

I popped into my local modelshop for some supplies. ( Pastimes, Glasgow. All sorts of interesting stuff, lots of secondhand. ) Pottering about I noticed that oxford had added a Newbattle PO livery to the NB Jubilee wagon, so I bought one.

Well here it is out of the box. Nice crisp printing. Ok, perhaps not perfectly to the original drawings, but beari...


Garsdale Railway Workers Cottages: ‘Up on the roof’

Posted by Southern Fabricator in Southern Fabricator's Blog, 17 August 2017 - * * * * * · 329 views

With the windows completed and the roof in place a ‘topping off’ ceremony has been held by yours truly by way of a brown ale or two before tackling the chimney stacks and painting them.
I have previously used balsa wood for each of the station waiting room chimneys with moderate success, but I found detailing the stonework awkward, as the wood was too sof...


Skipton Satisfaction

Posted by lankylad in lankylad's Blog, 16 August 2017 - - - - - - · 174 views

Skipton Satisfaction I like the Skipton show, so I was pleased to be invited to take Leighmoor Bois there this year. Bearing in mind that Hornby-Dublo went out of production in 1964, you can always expect problems :scratchhead: but there were only a few. Those blasted speed bumps and potholes had the stacker boxes bouncing around in the trailer to such an extent that they cau...


Hattons 1400/48/5800 chassis removal

Posted by brianuk46 in brianuk46's Blog, 16 August 2017 - - - - - - · 129 views

Has anyone tried to drop the chassis out of one of the above locos.
If you remove the couplings, there is a screw at each end, which you would assume when removed, the chassis would come away from the body - but I could not remove the chassis.
Does anyone know how to remove it?
Thanks, Brian


1st 7mm loco part 2

Posted by nigelb in Nigel North British ramblings, 16 August 2017 - - - - - - · 182 views

This evenings efforts resulted in a lovely free running rear bogie and rear frame extensions
The instructions refer to the front bogie not sure whats going on there ( unless i decide to run it bunker 1st LOL )
Assembly was straight forward apart from no mention of the 2 rivets to be punched out at the ends of the bogie equalsing beams


Engines pt 3

Posted by Mr.S.corn78 in S H Model Making, 15 August 2017 - - - - - - · 111 views

HI all, So after a bit of work with some paint, washes, pigments and some thinners the end result turned out like this https://c1.staticfli...48b0f3c27_z.jpg



Posted by Barry O in Barry O's Weathering Blog, 15 August 2017 - * * * * * · 391 views

So for our new club layout Chapel en le Frith we needed Jubilees. I had a Mainline one   which has now had a new Comet chassis, High Level gearbox etc fitted then I had a Bachmann one 
Billy Ruffian - engine shed cleaned then I bought one of Geoff Brewins estate   Leeward Islands and finally a Ks/Hornby mix...

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