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  1. The Midland roundhouse roof has slatted ventilation louvres along the full length, on both sides, of each of the three roof pitches and although a number were missing during the 50/60's they still pose challenge to accurately model them. As a trial I decided to try and model the rectangular roof ventilator situated over the machine shop in the Workshop building. I decided to use 2mm x 1.5mm 'T' section brass in which I cut 8 x 45deg slots using a piercing saw. 16 of these were made, three for each end and five for each side. The louvres were made from lengths of 0.3mm x 3mm nickel silver
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  2. A green and pleasant land. Greetings all, Happy new year! Well progress on Ropley rumbles on at glacial speed, but there has been some in recent weeks. For a while now I've been looking at methods for recreating the overgrown grass on the embankment along the rear of the main running line and station. This varies from quite dense overgrowth to very thin cover where the platform extension was built several years ago. My original plan was to use static grass, but having produced a few test pieces, which have been seen in many of the photos here, I found myself thinking it didn't
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  3. It's been quite a successful week all in all. The Weston show went well and I've made steady progress with the T9. The body has been united with the chassis for the first time. A tiny amount of fettling was required but all fitted where it was supposed to. The frames sit inside the cab and have to fit on the inside of the splashers which are obviously between the frames and the wheels. I must admit to slight trepidation when I looked at some of the clearances involved but it all fits and credit to the designer of the kit. I'm using a Mashima motor and high level gear box with a D2 drive s
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  4. Hi. Bit of an odd ball posting this time, when are they not? The first three photos go back a considerable period of time. The first one is the cover of the first dedicated railway book I bought. Railways had featured in other books such as the Odhams Press publication How it Works and how it's Done. . but this was my first real railway book. As may be seen from the cover it is the script of a B.B.C. broadcast. On the title page it quotes, A dramatisation of events that occurred at a vital Cross-roads on the path to victory on a certain day in 1944 between the hours of 10am and 10pm. The
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  5. Hi Clicking on the link below will allow you to access the latest version of my Ebook. This replaces the flash version. Buildings.pdf Lisa
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  6. There was a time when men were men and horses weren't lasagna. I’m currently building some horse-drawn vehicles for the little yard behind my goods depot. I began with Langley’s whitemetal kit for a GWR 5 ton wagon. This represents one of the standard designs often seen in photos from pre-grouping days, especially in the London division. It should be said at once that it isn't a finescale kit - indeed it's a bit rough in places. But with a little work I thought it would be OK for a position in the middle-ground of this little layout. The kit as suppl
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  7. After much messing with boards, plaster, rail, pcb, magnorail tracks and Faller guide wires the whole lot is now up and working..... There's the 2 tram lines, 2 Faller guide wires and the Magnorail cyclist in about 5 inches. Pavements and road surfaces are all done and now just the setts to scribe. A good number of the buildings are well underway so hopefully it's well on track for it's first exhibition target. Quick video of the cyclist in action passing Leeds 600
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  8. Thanks for all the suggestions regarding springs and things (and sorry, I the depths of my despair I didn't manage to take any pics of the chassis!), but have got somewhere. In fact I haven't really gone anywhere but the little Simplex has gone around my loop of Hornby set track on the living room floor (in true train set style!), completely unaided and with three hefty white metal D class wagons. I persevered with the pick ups and the real break through came when I had the brainwave of bending them with a needle. What I did was thread the end through the eye of the needle then twist the needl
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  9. Hi, I joined the forum a couple of months ago and posted a couple of pics but though it was about time I started a thread on my layout. I've been away from the hobby for over 20 years but having a bit more time on my hands and coming across this site thought there was no better time to start again. I was originally going to start in N gauge but having watch youtube clips of the models and the DCC sound chips available it had to be OO. After spending much time thinking of various layout ideas I finally decided to build a diesel depot based in the late 1960's, this will allow me to model br g
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  10. I've been doing a bit lately on my brass Z19 steam engine, heres some progress http://nscalenswgrandpommy.blogspot.com.au/
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