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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. Even as Captain Tom lay in hospital fighting for life, a group of young men, who probably owe their existence to men like him, gathered together, unlawfully, to watch a football match endangering themselves and their families.
    They knew they were doing wrong, with the arrival of the police they jumped over a balcony and ran away.
    Cowardly, selfishly, no doubt alive with 'woke' sentiments and an over inflated belief in their own self entitlement, they deserve nothing but derision and scorn.

    See https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-55895734

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    2. Huw Griffiths

      Huw Griffiths

      Nothing "woke" about those selfish "individuals".


      They just sound like a bunch of jerks.



    3. Mallard60022


      Poor choice of word woke buddy. I think you may have been reading the wrong sort of news that sadly reflects you attitude.


    4. Huw Griffiths

      Huw Griffiths

      I suspect that the word "woke" might have been a reference to certain opinions having become "trendy" amongst certain "individuals". However, I don't think there's anything remotely "woke" about the opinions in question, or the "individuals" who hold these opinions - noisome, selfish, self-important, "individuals" with an "I'm alright, Jack" mindset. One "character" with this sort of mindset has only recently left the Oval Office - but the less about that one, the better.



      In case anybody's wondering why I described certain "individuals" as "jerks", this wasn't entirely a nod to some of our friends in the USA, who might use this word to describe people they don't particularly like.


      I think it would be fair to suggest that the actions of a selfish minority have probably led to other people being infected by SARS-Cov-2. For a number of people, with degraded immune systems, getting infected in this way is likely to have been a death sentence.



      On an historical note, I understand that "jerk" and "wag" started off as references to murderers being hanged - in the process, their bodies would twist sideways and twitch.


      The sideways twisting was exploited by one method of hanging - they usually twisted in the same direction - so executioners would often arrange a noose so that the knot found its way under their "customer's" chin and snapped the neck / spinal cord, so they wouldn't be "hanging round" for a long time, being slowly strangled.


      Just so nobody gets the wrong idea, I'm personally opposed to the death penalty in any form - and I've got definite reasons for my opinions - but this is neither the time nor the place to air them.


      My only reason for mentioning this stuff was just to explain my choice of words in an earlier comment.

  2. Alternatively, look at Edward Beale, Railway 'Modelling in Miniature' [no ISBN] for 1940s, many scale building drawings including full info for a UK 30-40s sawmill, wagon repair shops, etc. Or 'Modelling the old time railways' by the same author. These men wrote 'how to do it' before plastic moulding was invented and their techniques still astound me after years of studying heir work. If you are getting that keen, then 'Building Construction' by WB McKay Vols 1-3 should be on your list of 'must haves'. These 1950s volumes originally produced for the 'Clerk of Works' examinati
  3. If Ahern buildings such as the cottage below ever become outdated or irrelevant, it will be time for me to hang up my craft knife and glue pot...No doubt if he were writing afresh today, he would include CLASP buildings, multi-storey car parks et al. Take a drive around the Shires [Covid permitting] and have a look at all the irrelevant and outdated buildings, or, if you are rural-phobic, walk around your town scene and lift your eyes above the plastic 'Clinton Cards', 'Pound Shop' and 'Macdonalds' facades to see the outdated and irrelevant buildings they
  4. It gives a series of consistant 'drip points' along the length of the valance. Without it, rainwater would follw any slightest departure from the horizontal along the lower edge to run off as a stream in one place. On slope ended valances this would of course mean running back to drip down the building walls. Doug
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Very late to this but I'd suggest using watercolour paper to clad the model.
  9. 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
  10. Thank you , John, On the ball and as perceptive as ever! Poop-poop! Doug
  11. 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"!
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Very succinct, I agree with your sentiments exactly. Douglas
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