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Jol Wilkinson

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  1. Hi Jol. I am building a rake of LNWR carriages and I can’t get purple lake paint here in Canada. Would you know the correct mixture for purple lake or the plum. Also I’m at a loss for the correct lining   I’m building the ratio models the 50ft arc roof type. Any help would be appreciated.  Keith 

    1. Jol Wilkinson

      Jol Wilkinson

      I don't think I can help at the moment.

       

      My collection of LNWR reference books is still packed after a house move and the construction of the new workshop building is on hold owing to the pandemic, so I won't be able to sort them out for some time.

       

      An enquiry to the LNWR Society might produce an answer;

       

      http://www.lnwrs.org.uk/index.php

       

      I originally used Phoenix Precision Paints LNWR Coach Plum and later had some cellulose paint matched to that for spraying with an airbrush. I have never used any car paint aerosols other than primers or satin/matt black so don't know what might match.

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  2. Flying Scotsman on BBC news this morning.

     

    1. Jol Wilkinson

      Jol Wilkinson

      The Swanage volunteer's claim that FS is a loco that every railway modeller wants one on their layout amused me.

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  3. Currently working on the artwork for a LNWR 45ft D13 Family Saloon.

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      Jol Wilkinson

      No, but I'll do a thread on the test build when the time is right.

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  4. Succesful test seesion with London Road over the weekend, apart from more signal servo problems.

    1. Jol Wilkinson

      Jol Wilkinson

      Not chattering, but apparent failure of one MERG Servo 4 (no response to switches or the MERG set up box although it did send the servos to the extreme end of travel), a servo on another board and one dead channel on a Heathcote board. The layout hadn't been set up fully and run since ExpoEM last year. So far a jury rig on the bench showed the "failed" MERG unit now worked okay, but I haven't got around to the others yet.

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  5. Hooray, nearly finished lining out seven LNWR carriages. Just got to fix transfers, varnish, glaze, add roofs, bogies, etc. At least the end is in site and then on to the next kit.

    1. Jol Wilkinson

      Jol Wilkinson

      Yes, well spotted. I'd been working on some web stuff too and obviously got confused - but what's new?

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  6. Sherwood models might just have come to the rescue!

  7. Damn, broken my own rule not to get involved in debates which are "opinion" based!

    1. Jol Wilkinson

      Jol Wilkinson

      No, not me, it's the others. I must try to ignore them.

  8. Watched the Red Nose show/event last night and reassessed my view on what "life's difficulties" really means.

  9. What is it with today's "kids".......every other word is LIKE! Argh! Can they not use it correctly? I'd rather listen to a Neanderthal man conversing , atleast there is more guttural expression in his utterings! WAKE UP children you won't find the word being used in books or even your favourite television programmes!!! Rant over thank you

    1. Jol Wilkinson

      Jol Wilkinson

      Them as sez OMG or Oh my God are usually godless anyway.

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  10. is quickly filling in that NFU rider insurance proposal after hearing that his project racehorse is not only very fast, but also potentially lethal....

    1. Jol Wilkinson

      Jol Wilkinson

      No steering wheel, no brakes, erratic throttle response. What do you expect?

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  11. Had a good day working on the design for a new 4mm LNWR loco kit.

    1. Jol Wilkinson

      Jol Wilkinson

      The Renown class (rebuilt from Jubilees). The Webb 2500 gallon tender will also be available to go with it

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  12. Can I get 'tracks to the trenches' and Derby open day, and RMWeblive all in this weekend?

    1. Jol Wilkinson

      Jol Wilkinson

      Just go to expoEM instead

  13. Big, important cars for big, important people

    1. Jol Wilkinson

      Jol Wilkinson

      Shouldn't that be flashy expensive cars for people that want to be seen as important?

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  14. more tomato sausage :)

    1. Jol Wilkinson

      Jol Wilkinson

      Is that "more tomato, sausage" as in an question and term of endearment, or "I want/have more tomato sausage"?

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  15. Scratchbuilding a balsa plane. Wish I had a laser cutter. Its so fun to spend 10 minutes cutting and sanding a part just to have it snap in your hand.

  16. Of on holiday tomorrow, so peace and quite for a few weeks.

    1. Jol Wilkinson

      Jol Wilkinson

      Ivan, my excuse is advancing years and a keyboard where the keys seem to keep moving about. I don't know about anyone else.

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  17. Of on holiday tomorrow, so peace and quite for a few weeks.

    1. Jol Wilkinson

      Jol Wilkinson

      A round the world trip taking in various family visits. Only one railway ride though, in NZ.

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  18. Of all the things I've lost in the process of becoming a railway enthusiast, I miss my mind the most.

    1. Jol Wilkinson

      Jol Wilkinson

      Railway enthusiast? I don't think I would want to be one.

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  19. Trying to draw a LBSCR in Sketchup = fun.

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      Jol Wilkinson

      A whole London, Brighton and South Coast Railway?

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  20. Internet router expired yesterday so for time being using the library - first time I've been in the library for years!! Little different to what it was before.....

    1. Jol Wilkinson

      Jol Wilkinson

      Our local library is also a kindergarden and internet cafe. It also houses the local information centre. Peace and quiet for research or study? Forget it!

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  21. Took the day off working on London Road, watcing the BTCC and doing some work on the next etched loco kit.

    1. Jol Wilkinson

      Jol Wilkinson

      BM, a couple that I am working on plus several items from another designer, but his work rate and priorities are a bit variable.

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  22. is now very *hic* drunk

    1. Jol Wilkinson

      Jol Wilkinson

      At last, someone with the proper approach to enjoying Christmas day.

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  23. today im doing my status wiv pore speling and gramer hope you can reed it ok buy for now

    1. Jol Wilkinson

      Jol Wilkinson

      No, it hasn't worked. You are clearly not stupid enough to do proper illiterate scribbling.

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  24. Just picked up the ply for the fiddle yard surround on the extension to London Road. The last of the major "works", is the end in sight?

    1. Jol Wilkinson

      Jol Wilkinson

      Michael,

      no specific dates yet, but a couple of tentative inquiries. I haven't been pushing for invites so far, until I get a bit further with the scenic stuff. I am happy to take it out as a work in progress, when I am satisfied with the running and some of the pretty stuff is done.

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