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  1. Hi Colin thanks for the kind words. It’ll be 1950-60 ish. The rolling stock is in my ‘other other’ blog and yes, the 14xx is already done, 1454 photographed at Yatton in unlined green. All the links disappeared when we had a previous software update. Details here:
  2. A couple of the tram at Murren
  3. Having built and exhibited Wheal Elizabeth, I’ve a real temptation to build another China clay layout. Not helped by the subsequent acquisition of Kernow’s PRAs and a Tiger hopper. I’ve got other layouts to finish first though!
  4. Thought I'd add a few photos from my trip in 2017. Wilderswil to Schynige Platte
  5. Reminds me of the apple fritters at the restaurant near the station...
  6. Has the possibility of converting this to EM or P4 been discussed anywhere? I've ordered Guernsey but those wheels are far too close together...
  7. Thanks for all the kind comments folks. All I need now are some accurate ish sketches of B&E Rly chimney pots and that nice Mr Butler at Modelu will be able to print something for me!
  8. Dave Yes, the whole roof splits away, just in case...
  9. Despite the covid-19 lockdown, modelling output has slowed this month. However, I have been slowly working on the station building and feel like the to-do list is getting shorter. Canopies have been fixed in place, the south side one is removable in case I can’t get it into its travelling case. Rain water pipes have been added from the rather nice Modelu range and this weekend’s job has been to make the roof trussing. I made a cradle from foam so I could invert the roof and work on it separately. Main spars were cyanoed into the rafters and various cross rods and struts soldered on based on
  10. It’s kind of weird how this has cropped up as I posted it back in 2018! I remember discussing it with Gerry at Railwells and yes he took things a little further than I did for his article. Good luck if you are attempting this. It is a bit of a faff but worth it in the end.
  11. Great photos! Thanks for all the comments folks
  12. This month I have been mainly doing tiling. With the footbridge finished, it was time to turn to the building range roofs. At 2 feet long, that's a shed load of tiles. Add the pattern of alternate square and round tiles and I wasn't left with much of a choice but to go with York Modelmaking 2mm tiles and take my time. After a few sessions, we finally got to the stage where it was coming together. The tiles were painted with a mixture of Vallejo and Lifecolor acrylics to match the main shed tiles. Chimneys added from the usual Green Stuff World ABS sheet and self adhesive quoin detail
  13. I understand the Cattle Market Road entrance is to be brought back into use this/next year to coincide with the completion of the University Business & Law campus on the old Sorting office site. That'll help with the likely future redevelopment of the whole Feeder Road area and the St Phillips Marsh area too once the City Council allocates sites for development in the local plan. It's on the horizon. I also understand there are plans afoot to buy back the old GW terminus shed from the city council (lease or freehold I'm not sure) and they're looking at future plans as the power box is
  14. Cor, this building lark goes on a bit doesn't it? So, to bring things up to speed. The roof has had a fair few sheets of double Roman ABS tile sheets added and the glazing added. This was a little tricky as the Rowmark framing wanted to warp all over the place. The glazing is a single layer of 1mm Prespex. Despite being saturated in Spraymount and heavily weighted down, some of the glazing bars wanted to lift up. The solution was to flood each pane with Johnson's Klear and reset. In a couple of places even that didn't work so I resorted to canopy glue. I got there in the end. I've si
  15. If you just swapped the wheels you’d probably get away with it. I wanted to fit waisted brass bearings though and didn’t have any flangeless ones, hence I had to reduce the W iron by the width of the bearing flange.
  16. I used a scalpel with 10a blade and just kept cutting and pushing until the glue give way. It is quite well fixed but you could see the glue seal breaking.
  17. I will probably paint and letter in SR livery
  18. I have repainted mine. Full details on my blog. Click on this bit. Excuse the thumb!
  19. Due to a senior moment, I forgot that I'd ordered one of these some time ago from Model Railways Direct. I duly ordered one from Kernow so imagine my surprise when two finally arrived. Hey ho. As has been documented elsewhere, the colour of these vans looks a little on the light side. As I never saw one in service prior to 1923, I'm not qualified to say whether the LSWR brown is the wrong shade. The general opinion is that it is. Having a second model meant that I was prepared to have a go at doing something about it. The chassis unscrews with 4 screws and drops away. The false floor
  20. Thanks for the comments folks. Much appreciated.
  21. Hi Mikkel I must be lucky as I’ve only ever used a sharp scalpel to cut it. when I’ve cut the thicker stuff for baseboards I’ve used conventional saws.
  22. I figured as it’s P4 nobody would notice anything unusual!
  23. Morning all. After an interesting couple of weeks, I've started working on the station building again and moved on to the roof. The parts were cut when I had the rest of the building done and I can now start to assemble the parts. The distinctive ends are layers of mdf, row mark and perspex, sandwiched together and set with spray mount. The top edge is then glued into the roof slab, the underside of which I had rendered to match the diagonal planking. The colour will need lightening a bit from the rattle can I used. I also cut a layer of joists which increase the effective thickness. I sh
  24. Thanks. The 15mm craft foam is from panel systems. A box goes a long way! Same source as the grey 5mm stuff.
  25. After an enjoyable day at the EMGS AGM in Cardiff a couple of weeks ago, I felt suitably enthused about starting terraforming around the station building. It’s no where near finished yet but is at a state where I could form the socket it’s going to sit in. I’m using layers of 5mm craft foam (extruded polystyrene sheet) to work but the subtle changes I need. The slight compression I had to adopt in the yards makes things a little more interesting but nothing insurmountable. I’m really liking how it’s looking though there’s still a lot more to do. Couldn’t resist taking a few snaps. the bui
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