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  1. Will be watching with interest, as will many David. Westbrook and Ring Road were big influences as I got back into the hobby, and I loved watching Cross Street progress. Especially looking forward to seeing your architectural work again Kind Regards - Steve
  2. Can only agree with the comments over the previous pages David... The photos seem so well and evenly lit, the scale of the greenery and the sheer number of trees...All so life-like. All the best - Steve
  3. Thanks for the memory jog Ben... Bernard's ore tipplers also in the pipeline I believe. Kind regards - Steve
  4. Good luck Jez.. I always enjoyed the sheer scale of the buildings on Lackenthorpe. And it will always be there for others to browse and enjoy. Will of course be watching this one as well. Steve
  5. Received the KFAs this morning, just superb. Layout in storage until January prior to a house move. So I'm looking forward to getting set up again. Thank you Ben, Mike and all involved. Steve
  6. Good Afternoon... Regarding 1980s Speedlink services I would like to model a couple of the wagons that would've carried the lorry cabs, as per the picture below. Have had a look around without success, could a kind soul point me in the right direction for the rail wagons used. I model in N, and am quite happy to kit bash if not commercially available. Credited to John Dedman - Traction mag Kind Regards - Stephen
  7. Oh very nice.... I looked at the differences you mentioned on Paul Bartlett's site last night. A quick read of the NGS instructions this morning and I now understand the yellow banding variations you have there. The wear and tear on the Shark looks good, I still have that kit to build. Was then going to batch paint all the engineering stock together ( Turbots & Limpets as well ) Everything in storage presently at Warrington prior to a house move. But these pics give plenty of food for thought. The last modelling I did prior to packing was to convert 3 Farish POAs to Limpets.... And then the NGS ( ex Parkside?? .. possibly ) Limpets came out. LOL. But will be interesting to compare them once I set up again. Thanks again for posting the Pics Duncan Regards - Steve
  8. Will watch your kit #11 build with interest Duncan. Hopefully Paul there will be some more on the horizon, this short run was briefly touched upon in the NGS newsletter this month. The next batch are apparently waiting on bogie securing pins and etches. I only bought two of the Bachmann models originally and so am looking forward to building the kits. The etches look fiddly, but plenty of completed examples on the net to look at. Kind Regards - Steve
  9. Well done with the layout article for the NGS journal Nigel. Enjoyed reading it this morning, great pictures as well. Regards - Steve
  10. Some lovely work on this section of your build Grahame. With time limited at the moment, I at least try to drop in here regularly. The castings have added a whole new feel, superb.. And a nice High Street article in the Journal this morning to match. With thanks for all the updates Steve
  11. Hi Graham, I noticed when i first set them on the track they didn't seem to roll as far you would normally expect when you pushed them off. Just had a look at one pair at random and noticed that two axles spin freely as you would expect with any model, the other two aren't as free and stop quickly... The blocks are noticeably closer middle to top on these two axles. I don't envisage a problem on the type of circuit they will eventually run on my layout, but i can fully understand why the increased drag would be giving you problems here. Only a quick look i know, the moulding is very flexible and I don't doubt you won't sort it eventually. And like you say...Beautiful wagons Good to read Ben's reply re the 0.5mm, car carriers not presently in my plans but these twins always appealed, and have been a lovely addition. Cheers - Steve
  12. Yep, we all know how cruel a camera can be.... But that looks spot on Simon, nice work on the legs too. Steve
  13. Good evening to all, Just a few pics to show this weeks efforts.... A slight rework to try and introduce creasing to the edges and sides of the Cardiff Rod Mill Hoods, wagon label also slightly smaller. End fittings not precise I know, but have to stay clear of the Farish wagon as I also want it to carry coils under sheet canvas N Gauge Cardiff Rod Mill SEA ex SPA hoods. Just worked some liquid poly onto the sides with a makeshift plasticard comb and filed curves into the top edge to get rid of the boxy look.. Limited funds in the 80s meant I never got round to getting any class 20s, picked a couple of Poole poor runners up last year to go into RF livery, grey and red added this week These PG / NGS kits are a joy to make, another coat of matt needed. Got some Oxford Land Rovers last year to sit in the OCAs, these can sit in the warwells until I get some flats.. Thanks for looking as always - Steve
  14. Thanks for the post Dave, Re the scrap bits in a short engineers train, if you get the chance take a look at Mudmagnets Workbench on the forum. Page 1 has a really nice pic of some bits and ballast piled into an OCA. The drum and pallets obviously available in N as well. Saw it sometime ago and always thought i'd like something along those lines. Regards - Steve
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