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  1. I've not read through the whole thread so apologies if this has been seen before. Hudson Road is one of my all time favourite layouts.
  2. Perhaps a forum member might have some from a show, if you started a new thread – 'Bishops Wearburn images'.
  3. Fairly sure I know the layout you are referring to, the name escapes me, will trawl through some magazines as I know I have the article on it somewhere.
  4. Humidity. I know you're brush painting but it can still be sensitive to temperature and humidity. When using rattle cans or an airbrush I have a 60:60 rule. That is: temp above 60F but not more than a totally pedantic 77F but less than 60% relative humidity. Outside those parameters I've found that my paint sometimes never dries and remains tacky and thus has to be removed. I never varnish in the summer months as this is most prone to not drying hard. A trick I've found is to put a couple of Stainless 6mm ball bearings in the paint and shake. It disperses the 'good stuff' throughout the paint better than just stirring alone.
  5. Oliver, Any indication when we can expect to see images of the revised Terriers?
  6. I've not read the entire thread but have you seen this: https://www.google.com/search?q=Bredon+OO&rlz=1C5CHFA_enGB842GB842&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiY6fmVsNPjAhUaHcAKHcQxDuUQ_AUIESgB&biw=1366&bih=1001#imgrc=JwntlmUjlJM6LM: It's been discussed here https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/79714-the-best-train-set-layout-you-ever-saw/ As a plan for a layout using set track I think it takes a lot of beating and the final model is gorgeous. It was built to test construction techniques for a larger layout.
  7. Tony, Thank you for a walk through some examples. Keith Armes 'N' D/S is a wonderful example. One thing that I have always noticed with LB but never commented on is just how precise the trackwork is. Very often, when looking down the line, on many layouts there are all sorts of wiggles. I know they happened in real railways, but perhaps never on the ECML? I had no idea David Jenkinson had outsourced so much work. Was he really a layout designer, author and model coach builder?
  8. Tony, A question my father asked me a while ago – what makes Norman Solomon's track a degree better than that of others? I've seen that it looks perfect and works perfectly but so do some other layouts with track built by others. Is there something I'm missing that makes his work outstanding? Does the speed at which he works factor into his reputation? Keith Armes 2mm track is beautiful and works faultlessly, he also builds for customers.
  9. I don't think the A14 did permit today, there were horrendous tailbacks in the area, the M11 Northbound looked blocked when I crossed over it and that's usually down to issues on the A14 westbound. Of all the days to be stuck in traffic, quite a few emergency vehicles lit up flying around. Tonight a neighbour told me her son can't get a train from Kings Cross until the morning. I stepped into my garden, about 3 miles to the south of Cambridge, around 15:00 hours and came straight back inside muttering 'that's killer heat today.'
  10. Does the EZ line last or being rubber does it eventually break down?
  11. I stick my Tamiya tape on a window before applying to a model. I've yet to have it pull paint off having reduced the level of tack in this way. Regarding tax: a new tax law introduced within the last couple of years allows private individuals to supplement their income by up to £1,000, without incurring any additional tax. The caveat is that you have to be able to prove that this income has been derived from dealing with other private individuals. Admittedly £1,000 might not cover all model railway horse trading…
  12. This layout is just so, so photogenic. I don't think I'll ever tire of seeing new images.
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