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DavidMcKenzie last won the day on September 28 2018

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    WCML during the 90s and AC electrics are my main passion.

    Swiss railways, especially through the mountains, are a bit of a sideline interest.

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  1. Progress has been terribly slow here, but I've finally made some inroads into the backscene. The first step was a sky blue coat And this was followed up with a white wash, thick at the bottom to very light at the top And some close up views Hopefully the next few weeks will be a bit quieter and I can sneak a little more modelling time in. The next steps will (probably) be buildings and greenery on the raised background section. I am a bit muddled about which season to model. So many models have greenery that is modelling
  2. Brilliant modeling, really enjoyed the video. Thanks for sharing. All the best, Dave
  3. Great weathering there! Really captures it well. Run down without over weathering. The rust and scuff marks are especially impressive. All the best Dave
  4. Nice video Simon. It's great to see the complete layout, including the fiddle yard. I stumbled across this photo today when looking for motivation and ideas for North End Road. It really hit home how well you have modelled the real thing. I've never been to Dallam myself, but I knew exactly where it was before reading the caption. All the best, Dave
  5. I hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas and made the most of the chance lockdown has given to get a little extra modelling in than usual. One reasonably important development happened with North End Road.....a train actually ran along a track. Only the fast lines are wired up for now, but it was nice to see some motion and get a few different bits of stock out. The other big development was the starting of a backscene. It still needs painting and I am thinking of going for a light grey sky for a number of reasons, firstly it's England and
  6. Thanks Duncan. My wife made me a photo book from the layout which was very kind of her. Thanks for all of your tips, comments and help during the build. Wouldn't have turned out half as good without your input. All the best, Dave
  7. Hi Simon, Wishing you a very Merry Christmas for tomorrow. Thanks for all the interesting posts over the year, I've enjoyed following along with your progress. All the best for 2021. Dave
  8. Happy Christmas to you all. I know it is not a perfect year this year, but I am also sure that despite our hardship compared to a normal December, we all have it a lot better than most (who would want to trade for a position in the slums in Mumbai, or be caught up in the ongoing civil war in the Central African Republic for example). We still have a lot we can be grateful for. At least the lockdown will give us a chance to get some more modelling time in. These are the last photos from the layout. I would like to thank everyone who has given me advice, help, motivation and likes o
  9. Merry Christmas Duncan. Thanks for sharing your wonderful modelling during the year. Especially during the lockdown periods it's been brilliant to be able to keep upto date with your progress. Hopefully 2021 will be an improvement and Shirebrook will be enjoyed in the flesh once again at shows. All the best, Dave
  10. A Merry Christmas to you too Dave. Thanks for all the wonderful and interesting photos throughout the year. All the best, Dave
  11. Hi Jeremy, The layouts already taking shape. Both the OHLE and the building look brilliant. Great to see a bit of swiss stock running as well. All the best, Dave
  12. Caught me out as well, my first thought from your photo was a swallow 90. You've got some very interesting resprays underway. Looking forward to seeing them develop. All the best, Dave
  13. That's a very good point, I don't know if it's maybe because the locos end up in places where german isn't so widely spoken and everyone speaks English here anyway? I know from where I am in Bonn locos can be in Holland or belgium in an hour or so and into the french or italian speaking part of Switzerland in ~6/7 hours. I haven't much experience of the other boarders to east and north of us. But english is the one language where the advertisement would work in countries mentioned above as well as poland and denmark etc. Plus it's almost fashionable to conduct business in english because it me
  14. Hi Andrew, Really enjoy all of your posts. That blue 47s a beauty, really nicely done and I think it's a personal favorite among your stock (from what I've seen so far). Thanks for posting. All the best, Dave
  15. Thanks Jerry, a quick Google search of filters brought up a whole load of info about a technique I knew nothing about. All the best, Dave
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