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Chubber last won the day on February 7 2012

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    Ivybridge, Devon.
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    4mm Architectural Card Modelling, OO9 NG, Dining and Whining (not a mis-spelling)

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  1. Hullo L.S., Thank you for your kind remark! Yes, TX34 for the awning roofs, with a bit of watercolour pencil shading. The slates are Scalescenes TX18a, printed on thin matt Self Adhesive photopaper, then applied in strips and finally cut with a Stanley knife between each slate once laid on. It's a new product for me [the S.A. photopaper] but I think I will revert to ordinary S.A. lable paper as it is a sod to work with, delaminating at a touch. The slightly different square area to the left hand side is the 'repair' to the roof after the affair of 'Gustave and the Exploding Seagull', part of the layout back story. Below a picture of the road side door. Also a new product to me, Teddy Bear Fur fabric....great fun but if you buy it, be sure to take it outside and with a clothes-brush carefully brush away any loose whiskers from the long cut edge, my railway room looks as though someone has put a ginger tomcat in a blender. Below the sleeper built buffer stops for the shed using it, rubbed with some green acrylic paint then attacked with nail scissors..
  2. Thank you, gentlemen for your inputs. Maybe I am better off waiting to see if anyone makes a better model, I have an 8750 pannier I could use, but it will need a respary. Again, thank you for showing an interest. Doug
  3. Thanks for this, David, it's the Hattons I am after, of course I should have said 00. It will have to pull only the H'worth auto. Douglas
  4. Very late to this but I'd suggest using watercolour paper to clad the model.
  5. I'm looking for a DC Early 14xx to go with my BR grey roof Auto coach. What should I be looking out for having missed the chance with the latest Dapol (?} Model? More importantly what should I avoid? Thank you, Doug
  6. Thank you , John, On the ball and as perceptive as ever! Poop-poop! Doug
  7. ScalescenesTX34 zinc roofing, TX21 pavement, TX37 cream clapboard suitably colourised, TX48 squared rubble and TX01 red brick. A bit of tidying up to do, but passable at 12"!
  8. I scrape dark grey artists pastel onto the roof [rusty red for tiles] with the back of a scalpel blade and brush all over to cover up the edges. If you don't want it on the face of the slates/tiles, wipe off with a soft cloth. If you want the effect of newer, shiny slates, rub the powder into the surface with a stiffer brush and Lo! It will come up shiny. If that's too much of a faff, then just like Andy, a watercolour wash. Poop-poop! Doug
  9. Hullo Steve, Thank you for your kind remarks, but unfortunately I no longer have anything of that vintage on my 'pooter! There is however quite a lot of my stuff on http://yourmodelrailway.net/ although you'll have to 'join', I am on there as 'Chubber' or much earlier as 'Dooferdog'. Putting Doug Dickson model railways into Google can turn up a bit, too. Best wishes Doug
  10. Another book that I would be very reluctant to lose is 'A World of Model Railways' by P.R. Wickham, 1949, Percival Marshall & Co. Ltd. [It does not seem to be very well listed, but this link to Rev. Audry's books might interest you.. https://ttte.fandom.com/wiki/P.R._Wickham ] The book is a delight, he was a fine technical artist and for the times writes with an easy fluid style. Subjects as diverse as practical means of constructing O.H.L.E. and a working practical girder swing bridge are clearly illustrated, layout planning, scenic backgrounds and perspective et al. Produced only in a dull brown board cover, it makes an interesting and absorbing read. Doug/Chubber
  11. Very succinct, I agree with your sentiments exactly. Douglas
  12. '...Old time Railways. is a gem. Sheds, coaling, wagon repair shops, cranes, buildings, sand drier, tunnel and bridge engineering, almost all with usable scale drawings. I'm currently doing a goods shed based on the one on page 113. I have spent the odd spare hour for several years trying to find the current copyright holder with no luck. It took me two years before a lucky strike got me limited permissions for the Ahern books. Sometime comes in useful on another forum. Doug
  13. Hullo Stevey, Indeed I posted some 10 years ago that as a matter of course I always scan a M'calfe model before I start it in case I need a 'patch' to repair/conceal an inevitable coc%-up. If you are referring to Kit PO229, Brewery, circa 2003, I have one, complete, unbuilt, which has only been opened to scan a few of the shapes for another build. If you p.m. me I'm sure we can come to a reasonable agreement. Douglas
  14. Hi Thanks to all for interest and suggestions to date, replies in due course. Have found my GWR wagons (appendix), will try to contact B'mann soonest. Douglas
  15. Having lashed out a whole £5 at Chris's Crafts [Plymouth PL4 0NH T: 01752 665 007 ] I am now a Crocodile keeper. Made by Bachmann, it looks OK but the wheel sets and bearings are pretty antediluvian. Any suggestions as to the easiest/least expensive way of replacing wheels/coupling etc? I should prefer to keep it 'tension lock'. I have bought it to carry my 'Tugwell-Pushleys', the manufactory for such will be my 'industry' on my nascent trainset. It will gve an opportunity for a OO9/OO interchange. Douglas
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