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  1. Keith will be much missed on the local circuit. I understand there is an emerging proposal among some of his old team to put on a memorial show in January 2022. Chris
  2. I couldn't possibly comment..or maybe I could...those were the days...
  3. Thanks - there's a lot of work goes into these events - and as they say - every day's a school day...
  4. Mick I find lightly tapping the rail with the spoon will dislodge most of the errant ballast making the brushing a little less onerous. I'm sure a carefully distanced airbrush could do the wetting if you don't find the first choice tool.... Chris
  5. Given the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions on gatherings we have decided it will not be feasible to meet at Missenden Abbey in March 2021. We will therefore run the Spring weekend on 6-7 March as another virtual event similar to the Autumn 2020 weekend. Content will include: Backscenes Scenery Locomotive Kit Building Fitting DCC Decoders 3D Printing Laser Cutting Buildings Wiring Best Practice Point Building and Tracklaying Weathering Kitbashing Buildings With live sessions: JMRI Demonstration Weath
  6. Monmouth on 16 February...it closed early so we could all get away because of rising river levels on the Monnow and Wye...I can tick the boxes for both floods and pestilence for 2020....... Chris
  7. One feels that Rules 1(a), 1(b) and 1(c) plus sub-clauses may apply.....let's just play trains....
  8. Stow Rail - a small charity show in a splendid venue . with excellent cake (free to exhibitors...) The organiser is Andrew Eastabrook - "The Colonel" to his serfs (of which I am undoubtedly one)...standing at the back of this crowd in this photo feigning applause....
  9. Don't worry - I've had similar issues. Post via Bristol I fear...
  10. Completely coincidentally I received this from a (non-Railway) model shop this morning as a standard response to a query I had about an order. I've deleted the shop name. Hi, I’m here at XXXXX picking and packing right now, I'm even sleeping here!!! Please read to the end. Just like many other online retailers, lockdown is seriously causing huge restrictions for businesses. I understand you may require support or help for order related issues etc - I will get back to you. XXXXXX has a fantastic reputation for fast dispatch. However, we are g
  11. Work currently on hold pending delivery of a decoder.
  12. Truth is..I can't remember......but it happened... quite disturbing...
  13. Its worse at a show when they are on the next door layout for 2 days and never give up...just don't ask...
  14. If painted I suggest gloss rather than matt as this is easier to clean etc. I personally use a dark green I had mixed up to match as far as possible the Humbrol Dark green spray. I used 3mm ply which is relatively easy to cut, paint etc. away from the layout. Chris
  15. Just to reassure you - the stack is not fixed yet!
  16. More progress - transfers added and paint work tidied up. Cab just roughly in place. Buffer beams need a slightly more orange red added but nearly there. I've also replaced the "slightly" incorrect stack...I'd been ignoring it until I had a very diplomatic message from one of the regulars! It needed sorting so I'm grateful.... I won't go mad on final assembly until I've got a decoder, speaker etc in place. When everything is completed I'll replace that broken grab knob on the right side front steps. Not much point until its the last job.....it will only get broken again..
  17. A fair point - no evidence of vacuum pipes on 11101 but yes on 11102. I need to dig out my spares box....
  18. I can usually get better results with pressfix than waterslide but that's probably me...I've run out of "1"s now though so I need a new sheet! Loco I used for reference was 11101 but guess what...
  19. Hi Rob - I have a sheet of HMRS pressfix which seems to work well.
  20. I have also been weathering a few items of rolling stock for LDF. Bachmann RTR Dapol/Airfix Parkside
  21. There's more.....first side of numbering etc...I'm not 100% happy with the finish on the buffer beams but they will most probably be quite difficult to see in detail once buffers, couplings and cow catchers are in situ..
  22. Don't worry - I can still spoil them....
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