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It's the weekend again! and this weekend marks 2 years since I had my first livestream!! We are going to celebrate by relaxing with some lasercut kits! Join us tomorrow night at 9pm (UK) to see them!!

 

I'll be back with the link tomorrow, in the meantime, please enjoy the review of the final stream of the LB&SCR B1 class!!

 

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It's Livestream day!! Jon us tonight as we celebrate 2 years of Let's Build! with some lasercut kits!!

 

See you there at 9pm (UK)!

 

 

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The weekend is upon us!! and this weekend we are aiming to finish both the Laser cut LB&SCR Horsebox, and the SE&CR Invalid Saloon!! Join us tomorrow night to see how we get on!

 

I'll be back tomorrow with the link, in the meantime I'll leave you with the review of last weekends livestream!

 

Hope you enjoy,

 

Gary

 

 

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It's livestream day!! Tonight at 9pm (UK) we will be aiming to finish both the laser cut LB&SCR Horsebox and the SE&CR Invalid Saloon!!

 

See you there!!

 

Gary

 

 

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It's the weekend!! and this weekend, we are spending some more time with some of Linny's fantastic laser cut kits, because I am really enjoying working with them again!! So join us at 9pm (UK) tomorrow so that you don't miss it!

 

I'll be back with the link tomorrow, in the meantime, I'll leave you with the review of last weekends livestream!

 

Hope you enjoy!

 

Gary

 

 

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It's the weekend!! and tomorrow night will be episode 100 of Let's Build! So join us as we finish some laser cut wagons!! I'll bering you the link tomorrow, in the meantime, please enjoy the review of last weekends livestream!!

 

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It's livestream day!! and tonight is episode 100!! We will be working on finishing off the laser cut wagons, with the hope of a new project starting next weekend!! Make sure you don't miss it!!

 

See you there,

 

Gary

 

 

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It's the weekend again, and following the completion of out laser cut projects last weekend, this weekend we will be moving on, and having a play with the Hornby not-so-generic carriages! and trying to detail them into proper Stroudleys!! So join us tomorrow night at 9pm (UK) for that!!

 

I will be back tomorrow with the link, in the meantime I'll leave you with the review of last weekends livestream!

 

Hope you enjoy,

 

Gary

 

 

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It' livestream day!! and tonight we will be detailing the Hornby not-so-generic 4 wheelers! So come along to see just hoe close to a rake of Stroudleys we can make them look!!

 

 

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Sorry I've not been looking in recently. I've had a quick skim through and will look forward to the summary version. Looks good. I think you haven't yet shown how you will address James' end window issue?

 

May I enquire, what make of screw couplings are you using?

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Hi Stephen,

 

The couplings I am using are Smiths LP-8A having used a few different types over the years I find these ones have the best trade off between looks and usability, others may disagree.

 

As for the end windows, I am undecided, so far I have left them alone, it would definitely look better if I cut away the extra panel, but then I would need to fix the lining, and at the moment I am not confident enough that I could match the finish on the carriages.

 

Either way however, they look much better for a few rather easy jobs.

 

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Gary

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2 minutes ago, BlueLightning said:

Either way however, they look much better for a few rather easy jobs.

 

They certainly do. I've not really kept up on the differences between the 'block train' and 'main line' third brakes, with differences in the internal positions, but are you going on to add more oil lamps? Or are they in fact not required?

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The way I have done them they are much more like the mainline stock now rather than the suburbans, the mainline brakes were originally built with 2 lamps over the passenger compartments, with ones built later under Billinton having a lamp over each partition, so yes more lamps will be needed, I think the way ahead with this is to design and 3D print lamps that match the Hornby offering, and giving it one per compartment before repainting the roof.

 

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Quick announcement! I got a new job!! As a lot of people here may well know, I have been exclusively self employed for quite a long time (10+ years), however the nature of the work I am doing has changed considerably over the last year, and become something I don't really enjoy, while I am not giving this up, I am winding it back and doing less.

As a result this has given me a lot of free time, and I'm not very good at free time, so I have gotten myself a part time job for the other days of the week. At my local model shop!! So starting tomorrow I will be able to be found behind the counter of Train Times Model Shop in Eastbourne! If anyone is local, then do pop in and say hi!!

 

Gary

 

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19 minutes ago, BlueLightning said:

As a result this has given me a lot of free time, and I'm not very good at free time, so I have gotten myself a part time job for the other days of the week. At my local model shop!! So starting tomorrow I will be able to be found behind the counter of Train Times Model Shop in Eastbourne! If anyone is local, then do pop in and say hi!!

 

Congratulations on your new employment. With your knowledge and skill set, I hope the first task your new employer gives you is to get out the paint and brushes and make the shop frontage a better match to Stroudley locomotive livery!

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Thanks guys, I must admit I am both excited and quite nervous to be re-entering the world of the employed

 

33 minutes ago, Compound2632 said:

 

With your knowledge and skill set, I hope the first task your new employer gives you is to get out the paint and brushes and make the shop frontage a better match to Stroudley locomotive livery!

 

The shop has been painted those colours since it first opened in the early 1960s, even I think it would be sacrilege to put it into Stroudley livery! The colours certainly help it stand out against the other shops though!

 

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1 hour ago, BlueLightning said:

Quick announcement! I got a new job!! ... So starting tomorrow I will be able to be found behind the counter of Train Times Model Shop in Eastbourne! If anyone is local, then do pop in and say hi!!

Gary

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Many congratulations (although very well deserved, too!). I'm so pleased for you.

I must admit I thought the Centre had closed, so I'm also happy to hear I was wrong. I'd better get on that No 12 bus to Eastbourne ...

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I'll have to pop in again soon, not been in much since Trevor passed, I spent many an hour chatting with him. Sad that it's the only model shop left in the town. Back in the day you also has Scalerail in Crown Street, Model Maker racing (later Modelzone), Robertsons in Winston Crescent, a small but well stocked shop upstairs in the Enterprise centre (name forgotten) and Gamleys in the Arndale that had a model section upstairs and also sold model railways. 6 shops in one town where I could even buy N gauge!

 

 

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