Well its only a couple of days to go until Fisherton Sarum makes an appearance at Warley (stand B32) If you are attending the show please come and say hello.
I have been busy touching a few things up, fixing a broken yard lamp and generally cleaning and making everything presentable. I am looking forward to this evening as GWMark of this parish is going to try out the new turntable speed controller, this will enable an increased initial inertia to get the table bridge moving before reducing to
Good Morning Chaps I've finaly got round to setting up a profile on the new Forum, it's taking a bit of getting used to though, this is the second time I've written this.
I model in S7 but also occasionaly build F/S stuff to sell on and bring in more valuable modelling funds. I do not have a layout at present but there are plans to remady the situation once I've constructed a bit more stock.
Here is my current project a D&S General Van built to F/S, now at the painting stage but I am
or even from this later pic with temporary top floor cladding added. Obviously there's lots of other detaling work
and painting to be carried out. And apologies for the poor quality photos.
Well time to report something happening on the T scale layout - Gonou, this time. The layout has 3 weeks or so to its exhbition debut so I'd better crack on and get things done.
You can read about it here http://more-t-please.blogspot.com/ and to give you a taster to take a look at the other pictures here's a shot of the layout
Interesting 0-16.5 Engine
I've been looking at this engine with some interest. It has what I believe is a rivarossi chassis, and bits of a Hornby "Bill" or "Ben" saddletank coupled with some parts from a Dapol Pug kit, and a cab which looks scratchbuilt.
I'm interested. My finger was hovering over the "bid" button.
If I did end up buying it, I'd make some changes to the model - removing the weathering being the first job, maybe adding a few details - and definitely making it an 0-4-2
Evening - I have to report, a disastrous night of modelling...Tried to tackle the turnout and spent over 2 hours trying to make the common crossing...and it looks complete pants :icon_eek:
I am not sure whether it was my bad soldering skills, bad light, bad eyesight, bad white wine...or a combination of them all
I am so embarrassed of my efforts, I am too ashamed to post a picture of this evenings attempts.
All packed away now and hoping to try again another night soon :icon_mutte
I arrived home today to find two packages. The first contained an LNER Group Standard Tender printed using SLS - the steel K3 body will take a while longer yet. The second package contained my SLA prints of both the body and tender. For some reason the SLA tender body will not fit onto the Farish chassis while the SLS version fits perfectly (some modest filing needed here). The K3 body is absolutely great! A lovely surface finish which I'll prime sometime tomorrow - The SLS GST has already recie
Here's a selection of the signs, posters and adverts that I've used on "The bay" to help enhance the ambience.
The station sign for Farthing, summarizing the fictional geography of the old N&SR line. The sign is printed, a temporary measure that may become permanent now that the RMweb competition is tempting me to move on quickly to the next layout in the series. I intended to use Smiths 4mm and 2mm etched letters for the job, although testing suggested that it would
I have decided to have a go at a blog for my 7mm builds as I don't expect to build that many - I have far too many 4mm kits in the to build pile to abandon 4mm.
I mentioned to my wife earlier this year that I would like to build something in 7mm as a display piece. She bought me this kit for my birthday in October.
I will post some pics of the etches first and then of the build as it progresses. I probably wont actually start the build itself for a couple of weeks as I want to make pro
With work on the shingle train progressing slowly (in fact not progressing at all!), I have started on a different project, a Parkside Dundas GWR Horse Box. This was won in the Grand Draw at Wycrail09 by a friend of a friend at the High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society. The guy who won it didn't want it so it was bought back to the club and given to myself.
I have knocked up the body tonight (to relax me about the two GCSE science exams I have on Thursday!) and so far it's
The brake third is now finished, I've added the missing "W"s to the coach number, lining has all been done and the coach given a coat of varnish to protect the transfers from coming off on my fingers.
The flushglazing has been added. Rather than paint round the window frames, I tried painting round the glazing before fitting, seems to work ok. Grab handles are from Comet and seem a little on the thick side, though I can imagine any finer and they would be prone to damage. Corridor connection
Yep its me again the one who seems to have a differnt layout everytime u turn around lol well this time this is something with a bit of a twist....whilst i loved Newby End and had it for quite a while I thought that I could get alot more out of 8ft 7"x6ft so over the next couple of weekends all the 'rubbish' and what not locos etc that have been sitting on the board for a while clean it ll up then strip all of the track back and look at the space i have in front of me and think of somet
Decided to go with the Heljan kit as I think that the Metcalfe kit, while nice, would not dominate the area as many breweries do. Just look at Adnams in Southwold or Hall and Woodhouse in Blandford. Had a look at Georges Brewery (later Courage) or at least what's left of it, in Bristol today and this would have stood head and shoulders above the surrounding buildings when built.
Using left over parts from the kit, I have made up the loading bay that was seen in the last lot of photos, it is
The Jinty has arrived. It arrived on Monday night and was it was pressed into service, a few pictures:
Newly Arrived Fowler 3F 0-6-0T No. 47354 shunt wagons into Bigporth Goods Yard:
A Jinty Fest!!!! From Left to right is Johnson 3F No. 1934 in Midland Railway livery, Fowler 3F No. 7437 in LMS Black (without brake rigging!) and newly arrived Fowler 3F No. 47354.
This now means the SESR has a Jinty from 3 different eras! Probably one of a few layouts that can boast
Not a lot to show at this moment in time unfortunately. What there is to show I'm not happy with, having spent the morning attacking the body with various colours of Games Workshop acrylic. The fading on the roof looks ok, but the fading and dirt on the sides and nose I'm really not happy with. It looks grotty, but not in the right way. Will get on with spraying up the bogies, underframe and ploughs in the mean time though. Where's the headbanging smilie off the old forum when you need it?
A quick update on this project, which has not been one of my happiest. It has fought me all the way, the latest being that the Mashima motor seems to have died. I'm going to do what I usually do, which is exactly what I promised not to do, that is to leave it for a bit and do something else. I have to do this before the hammer comes out. It's a shame because I can see the potential in it. As the photo shows the rods are finished, the slide bars / motion plate assembly is straightened out and the
Well i have had some fun with the chassie
1st the solebars etch for the fold was not wide enough to be folded so i had to wided it it out al so the solebar steps markings were in the wrong place this info has been past on to Errol
Still no progress to be reported, and unlikely to be much before the new year as I'm still working on electrics for the club's 7mm NG extension. That is taking me less time than I thought, but I've just had almost a week out from everything due to some food poisoning which hasn't helped. I am also building a Smallbrook Models NG "Echo" kit. I did buy another brake van kit (SR Parkside) whilst at Wycrail a few days ago, but it'll have to stay in its box for now!
I still haven't really got the
Some more progress with the EPB. The spray painting has been completed and I think it has come out well. To my delight (and surprise!) you cannot see the joins in the MBSO. It needs a bit of tidying up around the cab areas and it's bufferbeams painting black. Then it will be ready for glazing and transfers. Still waiting for the motorbogie to arrive which is frustrating, but that gives me time to work on other things I suppose. Here are some pics.
They Said it couldn't be done, they said he was mad...
I've always wanted to start one of these "Workbench" trackers, but I had so much floating across my workbench in so many different states of dis-array it seemed a little difficult!
Anyway, there is great celebration this morning! For last night rolled off my workbench a Graham Farish Class 50 with an ESU Loksound Micro provided by SOuth West Digital fully installed in it!
OK, so it's 4 in the morning and I'm wide awake. Maybe some inane ramblings might help. Of course it's dangerous writing anything at this time of day or is it night as I'm liable to start waffling. Look I'm doing it now.
As I'm coming towards the end of another project, the 03 in this case, thoughts turn towards the what's next catagory. Usually this means staring for hours at the cupboard which houses my contribution to the EU unmade kit mountain before closing the door with a 'nah, maybe t
I guess this will be the first and last entry........for reasons described in my topic I have decided to go down the old fashioned route although I do agree that the split has generally diminished/diluted the attraction of both ways of recounting one's layout experiences
Regards from Vancouver
It wasn't me - I've retired!
Oddly, about 20 years ago I was interviewed for a transfer to HMRI (as it was then) and would have moved had it not been for a clerical error within HSE...
on the positive side, staying with HM NII did enable me to retire 2 years early and RI suffered somewhat following the Kings X fire being split off from HSE....
I didn't want to put the actual manufacturer in the main post otherwise it would just be "look at this cool product from so-an-so!" But since you asked... they came from this website: PremierPrint I have no affiliation with the company, just a very happy customer
There are loads of places online that offer the same service so I spent a while looking at prices. Prices vary from somewhere in the £30 region for my biggest panel(!) right down to closer to £10 for one panel. PremierPrint appear
Thanks, I'm really plaesed. Hoping to get them attached to the board today
I will be clear though, the print does not go around the edge of the Foamex. What they contacted me about was the photo not fitting exactly to the top surface because I had made a miscalculation. Edge printing would have been amazing, however I don't think it would be possible with this material.
Thank you for your message, I was beginning to think did anyone actually see the ramblings of an electric traction enthusiast? but fortunately it would appear that they do... yes, its a bit strange, Bachmann have launched four new Class 90s yet none are suitable for my genre, Hornby launch my dream class 90 after i had only just got rid of all of my Hornby Class 90s. Am i a bit miffed? you bet i am... bear in mind that at one point, i had:
I have just looked at my secondhand Hornby Q6 63443 which appears to be virtually new. I have run it on a rolling road for a hour so far, the body is very slightly warm at this stage, the motor runs well in all of the speed range. How long did yours take ( approx ) to get to the stage that it required it to be changed please. I am undecided whether to leave mine as it is now.
I have already bought the replacement motor you mentioned above earlier , this has been tested