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  1. Cheers Dave, grew up near Tyseley moved to Oz in 67, and miss it all... Tyseley has changed, went back and . . .
  2. John, I hear you But I would counter you on 'how to' posts here - I leave that to the acknowledged experts and to published authors. I would have hoped this was a forum for anyone to show Not those that have made exhibition standards. Perhaps there is a sandpit for both of us, those not "experts and to published authors" but like the hobby and want to progress, but want some real hands on help ? Maybe there is an alternative to RmWeb for people that want to roll their sleeves up and have a go for the first time. Perhaps RmWebForBegginers.com or HaveAGo_itsNotAsHardAs
  3. Thank you for your input John, would appreciate any helpful ideas on how to make this better for new kit builders and other kitchen bench modellers to improve their skills through illustration here on RmWeb - rather than works. I myself am a very pictorial learner. show me and like a monkey I will copy. Tell me, and my mind makes several versions of what you said, possible . Sad, but thats how it is for me.
  4. To John Isherwood. thank you for your comments. I am in no way negative to you, this is for comments. Sure I could stop this and let you fine gentlemen either instruct or not instruct readers on how best to do it. And after some negative comments I have seen on this site, and then some towards me. I had a lot of thinking to do. Call you all &***** whatevers - or have an opinion myself. NO - You are all in the most part correct in your comments. This is not perfect, this has faults, and you all pick it. I figure, there will be some people that will find this interesting a
  5. Coachman, what a nice thought. I thought that friendly looking chap in front of me was to a better kit, not the slaughterhouse... <grin> I get your drift, but heck, its better than being in the pub all night. what have you to show for that, but for a nasty stain somewhere. Jindenco - bite me again....
  6. Penrith Beacon - it is, if you want, I will do another with a web cam that I will up load onto youtube and show how to do it step by step. I have lots of kits to make. k
  7. Gnash, the site has done it to me again, the attached image is below the post, a silver thing with black knob, and the images are then one step out. Sorry.
  8. So, part one is here Firstly, Grandpa's kit that I bought off ebay. Typically your main problems besides missing parts, are tarnished brass (goes a rose or orange colour) and cellotape - used by the kit maker to keep the fret on the cardboard used to hold the kit. The answer, a great Australian invention "BRASSO" I use this libarally, applied with an old paint brush, and when I strike a "deep" problem, such as rose colour, where the etching solution has bitten too deep or is still eating into the brass, I will work this with a cotton bud. Failing that, a Dremel with a soft
  9. Hi, I would like to thank all the supportive comments I have received. Great I have found the part one of this article, and will post it now, following this, showing where I went wrong with the kit. *** Big news *** I won another of these kits this week on ebay, so I will be repeating this first step to correct the error - hopefully I have also - thanks to the enthusiasm over a couple of messages - to pull out of storage about 20 part built kits that I now have to rummage through boxes to find bits, or make them, so if people are interested, I will post these, OR I can make a web
  10. Thanks all for your feedback Re : Steamport Southport With respect, rather than criticises - perhaps you can view this from new users perspective - a 16 year old that might do this - research ? Get over it, this is post X box - instant fulfilment - if the details are not there, where is the link to find it ? And as you and I know its not there, so we have to help new modeller to give them tools that will help them find the information that you and I know where to go... OR - this art is lost. Perhaps the answer is IF we want this model making hobby to endure, Do we make the skill
  11. Re schools, up untill 4th form I was in Gt Yarmouth Styles School - then to Oz, and once in Sydney, the attitude of "with a length of fencing wire and some pliers, you can" influenced me and through electronics, I have been to Antarctica 3 times to fix all the machines on the base - and did 100% as in - wheres the problem? let me at it.... so I dont do the best models, but I will take on anything. AND I believe I would say an hour teaching a young person what I know, is worth a day in paradise.... Who would I be If no one could be bothered to teach ME ????????
  12. My images of part one have been lost, I will buy another of these kits and redo the start, meanwhile I will show part two. What to look for, where it went wrong, how do I fix it. After folding the sides (part one) and ensuring its all square, the sides were soldered in the corners, and along the floor the right angle of the sides to the floor were soldered to keep them in shape. Well square is not a suggestion here, and although I thought I took care there was a small error that i had not picked. Also the soldering of the floor caused some unevenness in the corner, causing the do
  13. I am not saying its good, but if kids are trying to get started, its an option rather than moms kitchen table. And I take your point - people dont breath in the smoke that comes off your soldering iron. Its not good. If you dont have a small fan, then slowly breath out as you solder, blowing the fumes away.
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