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    Knottingley WRD

    The layout in its new home.
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    Knottingley WRD

    Another negative from my collection. Undated though probably mid 1980s.The detail on the roof front is the next thing to work on in TurboCAD to produce a realistic representation of the front of this building.
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    Knottingley WRD

    A particularly work-stained 56 068 is seen at Doncaster on 26.06.92. This is one I will have to copy.
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    Knottingley WRD

    56123 Drax Power Station at Doncaster on 11.08.88
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    Knottingley WRD

    Hi Mallard No, I hadn't until now. Thanks for the heads up. More scans on their way from me as I have just bought an Epson V600 and am getting to grips with it.
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    Knottingley WRD

    58 033 at Burton Salmon in August 1994 RM Sandland Collection
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    Knottingley WRD

    Pre-wetting with IPA allowed the Klear to soak in more quickly and through the ballast. Brushing and vacuuming afterwards lifted less ballast when pre-soaking had been carried out.
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    Knottingley WRD

    More progress on drawing the replacement buildings. This is the front of the long wagon repair shop; Drawn in Google Sketch Up, a freeware program using a template set in millimeters. While I am on holiday from college I hope to make some further progress. The target is to complete the drawings for the 2 TMD buildings and then look at carrying out some test burning to produce structures for evaluation. The only possible musical accompaniment to this task was on the stereo: Pink Floyd The Wall!
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    Knottingley WRD

    That is interesting; I tried it with and without spraying prior and judged the Klear to penetrate deeper into the ballast material. Less brushed off at the end of the drying process; though there wasn't an enormous difference.
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    Knottingley WRD

    Hi John Ballast first, brush into place, spray with a water and IPA mix (roughly 50:50) and then dribble on the Klear. Sets very firm overnight; and has a floor polish smell too! It really is very easy to do and gives better results than PVA for less effort.
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    Knottingley WRD

    Produced using Google Sketchup 8 in a template designed by fellow club member Phil Eaton, this is the first attempt at making new buildings for the Knottingley layout. They will eventually be converted to a dxf file to be exported to the club laser printer and a new version of the generator building will exist. Thereafter it is intended to rebuild all the structures in the TMD and Wagon Repair facilities using MDF as the material.
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    TMS 2013

    Thanks to Mark, Keith and the rest of the team for hosting what turned out to be a cracking show. A very interesting mix of railway and non-railway items to study. I thoroughly enjoyed my 2 days on the WFRM2 demo stand. Roll on the next one.
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    Knottingley WRD

    Hi Simon In the last few weeks I have only had time to do some stock, details above. I have also had yet another clear out of rubbish: stuff that 'might be useful one day' clearly wasn't so the work area is much neater. Just come through the busiest week of the year at work and hope to pick up progress in the run up to Xmas. Thanks for the continued interest.
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    Knottingley WRD

    Managed to find enough time to work 2 consecutive afternoons in the workshop - luxury! 3 brake vans have been re-wheeled and fitted with 3 link couplings. 4 brake vans were then weathered using techniques learned at the Missenden weekend. Couplings fitted to a TTA Water tank Finally and slightly off topic a Bachmann 108 previously re-wheeled with Branchlines P4 wheels went through the spray booth to a recipe outlined in Tim Shackleton's new book on Weathering Rolling Stock. Further updates will appear here and on our new blog space; http://wfrm.wordpress.com/ Bye for now.
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