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  1. Have you thought about using bicycle gear cable or car choke cable? The former is is smaller in section, the latter comes in ridiculously long lengths. Enough friction in the cable and outer to aid operation and being flexible easier to route than wire in tube.
  2. Assuming it’s not packed on a few Heljan pounds and taken on a banana shape I can bring it with me.... Its not come out of its box for a good number of years so watch this space....
  3. As Liddy says...I’ll be there with Frampton.
  4. One thing to consider with the extra flexible cable is that it tangles easily...our vacuum has a lead using this type of cable and it drives me nuts!
  5. EvoStick Exterior PVA glue (blue bottle) dries similar...What glue have have you used and what was stored in the tin before you used it for scenics? Woodlands scenics is pretty stable and typically good quality...to me this looks like a reaction resulting in salts forming like efflorescence on concrete?
  6. Wills Roller Shutter Doors SSM313 is a good alternative to embossed plasticard where close spaced louvres are required to be modelled... They also provide a bit of depth which I think plasticard can struggle to provide.
  7. Thanks for this... one thing I’ve always wondered is the application of these on the running mainline. There was a set IIRC running in the reverse direction of the outbound line between Lawrence Hill and Stapleton Road, Bristol for what I think was the Barrow Road refuse depot... I’m assuming their application wasn’t limited to ‘yard’ areas or would they be for controlling other movements? Just wondered why other ‘shunting signals’ weren’t used given the length of the branch?
  8. The brickwork courses behind also has the look of laser cut ply especially on the corners....
  9. I believe it’s a Mk1 Capri and if I understand your post correctly, the image hasn’t been edited in anyway apart from B&W conversion, levels and contrast...the Capri is from the Cararama range...
  10. There is a brief explanation of the operation of Frampton here...hope it helps http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/90684-frampton-1980s-p4-1883-challenge-layout/?hl=frampton
  11. This was the restriction placed on free users yonks back...IIRC it was 1000 photos limited, limited display size. Flickr has slowly been going down the swanny for some time and since the recent proliferation of p0r* based spam I’ve pretty much given It a wide berth.
  12. Everything you need to know about the OS National Grid Reference is here: https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/resources/maps-and-geographic-resources/the-national-grid.html Irrespective of map scale the grid size remains constant. IIRC pre 1930’s maps were based on military maps and used imperial measurement, thereafter on the adoption of the modified method became metric. Accuracy I believe is about 2m...
  13. Great exhibition as always...very friendly and welcoming as well as a great opportunity to chat to those on the viewing side of the layout. Looking forward to next year!
  14. Wayne Thanks for the kind comment. Its unfortunate that the enemy of modelling is time, and it does seem to be an ever decreasing commodity at the moment what with work and hence the minimal updates on the thread here. That said however it was a good exhibition at Lydney as always with a great mix of modelling...and surprising that the first time the layout was exhibited was back in 2004 at Lydney...where does time go! Thankfully the layout ran faultlessly with no dramas, although my 08 has picked up a bit of a squeak...in one direction only . Look forward to seeing the pics!...meanwhile one very quick one off the camera...
  15. In the past I’ve used very very fine wet and dry paper (dry) rubbed against the rear surface in very small circular motions, rotating the piece through 90degrees as you go. It’s a lot easier if you cut a piece of the glazing material larger than you need, work it and then cut the sized section out of this. It prevents you focusing your efforts in spots and provides a more uniform finish. If you varnish the glazing there is a risk it will go foggy/opaque but will be inconsistent and look a bit messy.
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