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  1. Excellent progress Andy. A great selection of stock - which I expect you will be weathering up!
  2. Another approach that I use on my layouts to protect the ends when transporting is to have an end board, made of a suitable sized piece of plywood (6mm) and a strip of hardboard glued onto the plywood so that bolts go through both sections into the end of the baseboard. The hardboard strip is narrower than the depth of the baseboard frame.
  3. I ordered a pair of JSA the other day and arrived safely today. Very impressed with these and will look forward to getting these weathered. Tempted by another pair now .....
  4. I ordered a pair of JSA the other day and arrived safely today. Very impressed with these and will look forward to getting these weathered. Tempted by another pair now .....
  5. Wow, 5 pages already and no wood cut / damaged (delete as appropriate). Seriously though, hope all goes well Andy. I'm quite tempted by a more modern layout than my normal BR Blue, especially with the influx of 'modern' rolling stock from the likes of Cavalex, Accurascale and Revolution.
  6. The layout and depot detail looks great Richard.
  7. It's a shame that you have decided to move SMS on and sell your 0 gauge stock, but fully understand your decision - tough to make I'm sure. I hope that the new project goes well.
  8. There are a few photos on line. I made a 4mm model awhile ago, having found a few photos and produced my own drawings.
  9. Popped into shop today and bought a copy. Looks like a great issue.
  10. Another cracking layout Marc, but one which I did not see at any exhibitions, sadly....
  11. Yes, can get something built in 0 gauge in a relatively small space, just have a great deal of time at the moment....
  12. Coming along really well Rob! Has got me thinking about something in 7mm again, now that I have a growing collection of wagons ....
  13. Hi Marc, I expect you have mixed feelings about PNS leaving you and onto pastures new. Just goes to show what can be achieved in a small space in 7mm scale and very atmospheric. About time that you started a new micro project!
  14. Sounds like a good idea if possible. I'd be happy to bring something along for the day.
  15. Excellent news Terry! I will be coming up with Ray for the weekend.
  16. Not a great deal of new projects from me at the moment, having not had a great deal of time or if I'm honest enthusiasm - however, I have been working on a sanding tower, based upon the three once at Finsbury Park. Still a bit more to do on the CAD models, but getting there.
  17. I've build a couple of these and rebuilt another for someone. Make up into decent wagons and yes the baskets are a bit awkward to make up! Look great when painted and weathered.
  18. Not a great deal of progress to report, but I have weathered one of the class 25 from Heljan, which I renumbered and fitted sound (Legoman with a pair of speakers as there is plenty of space).
  19. I've just received my first class 24, unnumbered version, and very pleased with it. Runs beautifully and sounds superb. Added to my roster on JMRI so easier to access the functions on my phone, making easier to operate and use of the functions. Waiting for a set of numbers from Railtec and then will get weathered. Great service from Phil and Heather. Ordered a further 24 and 25 for future delivery.
  20. Sounds like a good idea. I've sent a message re the fuel points.
  21. Atmosphere or ambience, I find develops over time within the model and for me a mixture of good modelling, appropriate weathering and suitably positioned details. I often place a few details or even the buildings, take a few photos and then move around into positions that I think work and then take more photos. Leave aside for a day or two and then look at the photos. These often work better to see how the scene looks. Sometimes the mark-one eyeball 'lies'.
  22. I have spend hours drawing and printing various items over the last few weeks and plenty more to get done. An example are these Sulzer pistons and frame, in both 4mm and 7mm scales. The pistons are printed individually, inclined on the build plate and the frames are similarly printed. inclined in one plane and then rolled a little in the perpendicular plane, with plenty of supports!
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