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  1. These look well thought out. Better in the planning stage than later finding out it does not quite work. richard
  2. We had consultants come in and insisted on giving feedback to the management in front of the whole staff. “So everyone was on the same page” we grumbled about being made to go to the meeting beforehand. Was one of the best 2 1/2 hours of my life. It was great to watch. richard
  3. Really impressive shop frontages. Turned 2mm wine bottles, now I have heard it all. richard
  4. Two levels could work but need a 6 ft diameter helix which takes a lot of space why not 2 unconnected layers with one for smaller stock. The other a roundy roundy for the later stock. just an idea. richard
  5. Some show and tell for the modelers on here. I know I don’t post work as often as some. My modeling moves forward at a slightly glacial pace. It is not BR era, nor is it ECML and it is not GWR which you might think at first glance. It is a GCR Parker luggage composite in livery for 1904-10. It is one of five for that livery of which two are at this stage. 5 others are almost at this stage in the previous French grey and brown livery. They have white roofs at present so are holding back from showing their faces. these still need the solar painting finished with the brown and gold panel. I am looking to make a transfer for that. Then I need to make an interior for each carriage. i have set the plan at having 7 rakes of carriages rather than the 40 plus of the likes of Grantham as I only have one lifetime and all have to be built.
  6. Red wine almost looks black so that might be the way to go. richard
  7. It promises to not fog up but be stronger than other glue and dry clear so if some gets on the visible window it is unseen. I thought it worth a try. I will check tonight to see if it is worth keeping on going with. richard
  8. Window trial. Using this glue. Trial stick is by the end of the words. Certainly sticks, is not as clear as they suggest. It needs pressure for that. Just use the glue on the unsighted overlap. It did not fog. it does need two hours to dry. That should not be a problem to leave and return to with 7 to glaze. should at least mean no windows fall out in a year or two time. richard
  9. Part is the angle of the blade, the wrong angle and it looks to wander. ask me how I know. richard
  10. Development phase. have tried to print gold lined brown panels from drawing in paint. It does not like telling you all the dimensions. So I have numbered and measured the prints to know which to keep and hopefully copy. 14 needed. the colour is a bit off as it an old cartridge so that bothers me less. They were the right length according to the numbers but then I had to print in A4. It will be further complicated as I think the transfer paper is 8’ x11’ as it is from the USA. I also need to see if the printer will print it flat or only take from the tray below. If not...plan C (?) richard
  11. 1. Did these chimneys and domes carry on through LNER days into the 1930s on some locos? chimney and dome were big to start and then got changed for a smaller flowerpot chimney before getting a smaller version of the original chimney shape. It depends on your year and number chosen. 2. What sort of tender have I got? The green book talks about 3,250 and 4,000 gallon tenders but I can’t see any difference in the photos. would need to measure for which, but it is not an ex ROD tender, nor has it a water fill scoop. Difficult to tell if it has coal rails plated over on the outside or built from start with plate sides. 3. Did any carry two pot uncovered safety valves? Less likely they were being switched to Ross pop from end of gcr time. Again depends on date and number. 4. Are there other issues to catch out the less GCR aware modeller? Missing the handle to go behind the wheel on the smokebox door. I will look for others, but I think as others have said it looks more scratchbuilt. Dimensions of cab etc. just seem a smidge off. Wish I could be more help. richard
  12. Yes lner did have full stops on the very early paint jobs in 1923. the back head would be black but the cab inside might have to be gcr cab cream as sold by precision paints. Cream inside the roof and the top half of the sides. The 3d printed carriages look great. As Andy says, a gcr 6 wheel set would be great ( in 4mm as well) hattons are just too generic. richard
  13. I do too and to a ‘phone must be my job richard
  14. They look great. You have some interiors. I have yet to get round to those. Some simple ideas for a good way to do the corridor connectors. thanks for showing them. Richard
  15. I will try this if that is my route. I am also thinking of looking at drawing it on the computer and then printing. Can guarantee straight lines then! I have the decal paper. richard
  16. Playing around with the lining for the solebars. on here are many tries with 0.5mm pens. Lots of lines on the cardboard. However most are not visible on the black and brown paint. Those that are just do not have the right hue. the brass is possibly for the bowpen, but never got it to work so far and the brass paint comes out too inconsistent in colour. I might have to wait till shops open and get the mix of buff and yellow to do a proper job. still need to work out how to make the bowpen do what I want in the mean time. richard
  17. What about usa designers. The Pennsylvanian k4 was some of the inspiration for Gresley’s a1 pacific. Others went over too for ideas. Robinson for example is one. The USA had locos of any size long before the uk got round to them. richard
  18. Very kind of you to say so. They look rougher when you get up closer to them. The don’t half take a time to build too. There are plans for both those locos in the pipeline. I have a kit for the 4-4-0 and bits of tube and flat brass for the single. However as only an o4, d11 and a j11 are the only r-t-r then having to build everything else is taking a long time. Especially at the glacial pace which my build seem to move at. Then I attribute that partly to the job and kids. still have not fully resolved hove I am going to do the lined panel on the sole bar which will slow it down again. richard
  19. The corridor connectors are on. They are a little basic but the have the right feel to them. I think windows next. richard
  20. This may be true as the day light get longer and the weather is sunnier. richard
  21. No varnish yet. So it can’t be that, which led me down my train of thought. that’s why I am prepared to concede that I am getting blind. Well in the right eye now. We know the left one has been a write off for years. richard
  22. Modeling question Tony. how far beyond the buffer heads on carriages do you turn the hook down so that there is enough of a gap to get round the curves when hooked into a goalpost? many thanks richard
  23. Am I missing something? Below the left hand crest. either I am blind and miss sections which do not cover the primer or the primer some how bleeds through the top coat. this is not the only one which has required remedial action. After I notice each one I check all the others and do not spot anything. Then later, this. I cannot imagine I would have fitted the transfer before addressing this if it had been there all along, or am I really that blind? richard
  24. Little things make a huge difference. the lamps go on. then JQ kindly offered me these etches for the loo windows. such kindness will make such a difference to the model. In ordinary life it might surprise me, but I have found modelers to be such a supportive bunch which makes it such a great place to be. So thanks to JQ and all others who have added any support or advice in these builds or other previous ones. richard
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