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Mad McCann

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  1. Mad McCann

    Dapol Class 21/29

    They certainly scrub up well. My favourite diesel models to date. Lovely and well worth the ten year wait. Pretty much leaving the best till last in ScR modelling terms. Davy.
  2. Trust me. The producer of an excellent series of archive videos is a serial offender...
  3. It’s Fechan painful to listen to at times...
  4. And while we’re on such matters, peeps; ‘Caley’ is pronounced ‘Kah-ly’. Not, under any circumstances is it pronounced like a bad Marillion song! Davy
  5. I still badly need a Barassie works Timber-P. well actually , aboit four triple packs... Davy.
  6. Most of is are in the same boat mate. Prices have gone up, earnings have reduced significantly for most of us. Guess it just means we can’t have everything that we want. Not a good situation at all but it is what it is for now. Model looks promising though. Davy.
  7. There’s a parallel with how we work when building a model, a layout or any DIY; rush into the job too quickly and you usually have to go back and do it again. Much as we’re all desperate to do all those things we enjoy, gradual is sensible in these circunstances. As a naturally cautious man I’m fine with that. Davy.
  8. Hey, Bachmann, if the Grainflows are too expensive to assemble and be viable for you; how about doing them CKD-style for those of us happy to assemble them ourselves?

  9. Probably wise to use gloves when handling cash, particularly if you have small cuts or cracks on your skin aa you may well do ifvyoy’re washing your hands frequently. When I have to spend five hours in a bus cab again, I’ll use every protection I can get my hands on, given a second wave is now inevitable.
  10. Well, if you need any assistance with ‘enforcement’ I’m not back at work until a week on Friday... ;-)
  11. Ah, there’s nothing like a bit of modelling to spoil yer mood... <_<

    Stuff it I’m away for some beer.

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    2. Mad McCann

      Mad McCann

      One of those jobs where a missing screw f***s the whole job! :rolleyes:

       

      I’m fine.

    3. mike morley

      mike morley

      I realised years ago that in my hands an airbrush is simply an expensive tool used to ruin a good model.  Latest episode was last Wednesday.  Still havent recovered from the trauma.

    4. cessna152towser

      cessna152towser

      I was modelling out in the sunshine today and dropped a brass ladder which I was attemptint to glue to a tank wagon.    Hunted for it for a long time and eventually gave up.  Found it much later superglued to the underside of my shoe!

  12. Had a thought about the sound chip. You really should add the title theme from ‘Get Carter’ into it as well...
  13. Just bumping the topic. Something that also interests me. Davy.
  14. I’d say you’ve done a good, competent job there, Craig. In the scale you’re modelling and from the viewing distances you’ll employ these look just fine. Weathering 16 tonners is a subject all on its own and I’m still on the journey to a point where I’m truly satisfied with my own work. These are well up to the state of the art though. Seeing as you can’t truly replicate the dunts and skelps the bodysides experienced with plastic, paint effects are the next best option. Unless you’re daft enough to build a fleet of etched ones! Davy.
  15. I’d say you’ve done a good, competent job there, Craig. In the scale you’re modelling and from the viewing distances you’ll employ these look just fine. Weathering 16 tonners is a subject all on its own and I’m still on the journey to a point where I’m truly satisfied with my own work. These are well up to the state of the art though. Seeing as you can’t truly replicate the dunts and skelps the bodysides experienced with plastic, paint effects are the next best option. Unless you’re daft enough to build a fleet of etched ones! Davy.
  16. They do scrub up beautifully, these models. As my modelling pretty much spans the operational life of the BBEs I guess I’ll turn a blind eye to the TOPS codes on the side when necessary.
  17. I’ve got a whole nest of Class 68s about 100m from where I’m typing this. I sleep with the window open but the 68s never honestly disturb me. Got woken a couple of times when the 37s were on the Cumbrian Coast services. I honestly get more sleep disturbance from when I have a 4/5/6 am wake up for an early shift. I never get a proper nights’ sleep due to my brain refusing to shut down as it waits for the alarm!
  18. You are, of course correct Pete but for all the regularity of this you’re as well using a screw coupling or similar to tie the pilot on in model form. Most decent models come equipped with a tender drawhook these days anyway. Davy.
  19. If it was the diesel I think it was , it has turned out beautifully with the aforementioned tweaks duly made. :-) Davy.
  20. I was a hit man for the CIE...

    1. Metr0Land

      Metr0Land

      Did you have to fire off two shots, to be sure, to be sure?

    2. Hroth

      Hroth

      So you're the one who head-hunted Bulleid?

  21. Mad McCann

    Dapol Class 21/29

    Unexpectedly found this girl in C&M, Carlisle on Saturday. She was waiting for me with a blue sister who I’ll collect later. So pleased with the quality and absolutely worth the near ten year wait. On the late transition ScR front these are the last piece of the jigsaw for modellers of that place/time. I’m very happy with the model and she’s been a ray of sunlight in a couple of dark, rough, days. Davy.
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