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About rilksy

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  • Location
    Far North of the Wall with the Wildlings
  • Interests
    Steam trains.
    Aeroplanes...especially WW2 & Flying boats.
    Boats & ships.
    Old cars, trucks & buses.

    The Rolling Stones
    The Kinks
    David Bowie
    Mark Knopfler
    The Killers
    Biffy Clyro
    These eight are prominent among many others.

    Not being politically correct!
    Being old enough to know better but not really caring!
    Good spelling, grammar & punctuation, but not getting too nerdy about it!

    Shouting at the television!

    Loads of other stuff.....to be continued as I think of more.

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  1. Sad news and my sincere condolences to his family and friends. He was a very talented modeller with a great eye for detail. Hemyock was an inspirational layout. He will be greatly missed.
  2. Such sad news Clive, I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. Brian.
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    Milton Quay

    "This be the evil smelling focsle, and these are some of the evil smelling folks'l be your shipmates" Great comedy! The modern stuff is just shouty, too PC and very NOT funny any more. Rilksy.
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    Little Muddle

    Kevin, your photographs are absolutely superb, they show off the quality of your modelling to perfection. I also enjoyed the videos as well, it's nice to see some movement through your beautifully modelled scenes. Keep 'em coming. Brian.
  5. Many thanks to all of you who took the trouble to respond, the information you have provided has not only confirmed what I had been thinking but has given me the wherewithal to understand the principles involved. I think I shall probably invest in a much better quality soldering iron and also pay more attention to the solders and fluxes I use. Once again, thanks to all of you and also to RMWeb for bringing all this knowledge together in one place. Brian (aka Rilksy)
  6. Please can any of you experts out there tell me how long the replaceable tips on a soldering iron should last. I seem to be replacing them quite frequently so I think I am probably doing something wrong. Temperature seems to be a factor so is there a preferred temperature for electrical soldering as opposed to say soldering rails to brass screws at baseboard joins. Sorry if these are stupid questions but as a relative newby to the world of soldering, I would appreciate some guidance. Thanks in advance Rilksy.
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    Little Muddle

    Far be it from me to wish to prolong anything silly on this forum but I also found a suitable book. 'How to Win Friends, Nudge Canopies and Influence People'................C Nudger. Sorry, I'll get my coat.
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    Little Muddle

    You've never lived until you've nudged your canopy!
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    Little Muddle

    Although always excellent pictures, the last batch of 9 or 10 that you have posted are absolutely stunning!
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    Little Muddle

    Another tremendous photograph Kevin, the backscene in particular on the left and at the rear of the station look extremely convincing..........the landscape seems to go on forever! Stunning work. Brian.
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    Little Muddle

    Your resident scarecrow seems to be getting very good at photo-bombing! Fabulous pictures, please keep them coming.
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    Little Muddle

    Kevin, your latest series of pictures are so atmospheric and inspiring. The quality of your modelling is absolutely wonderful.
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