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The van looks good. do they have any late 80s cars on there?

I think they do, older volvos, peugots. Lots of stuff in 1.160, but that can be done 1.148, have a poke around on the link above and your bound to find a vehicle that you like.

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Finished off the Range Rover, the windows were also done with Krystal Klear.  Overall I'm very happy with how these are coming out; from normal distance these look really good.

 

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cruel close up

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Builders finally took delivery of a work lorry.

 

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Then they headed out to the houses they were supposed to be building.
 

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Second driver showed up at the works site today. Unfortunately in his rush to get there it looks like bent the frame somewhere, ;)  

 

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Im really enjoying these cars.  VW polo is finished.

 

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Volvo estate wagon in paint shop.

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2 BMWs and 2 more volvos awaiting paint.

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Zoomed in they look a bit rough, but from a normal viewing/operating distance they really look the part.

 

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Flying a King Air means we dont break down very often, however when it does happen hopefully it's in a place you can explore. Such was the case last week we had a huge hydraulic leak in Durango CO.  So two days to repair in Durango; what's in Durango but a famous narrow guage railroad. So no car but a 7mile round trip walk to visit the railroad. Trains weren't scheduled for the day I was there but nice to say I've  visted.

 

The Durango And Silverton 

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On the layout front Jordan (my youngest) has really taken to operating my old layout. He has been detailing it and adding his own bits and pieces.  Its now called "Hills in England, Grayback Railway"

 

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This year we were unable to do all of the Tour de Chooch like we did last year, however we did visit three, one of which was the Pepperell Siding Model Railroad Club. Where we all were able to operate some trains

 

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Here is Jordan  in charge of an EMD sd70 (i think)

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66610 was seen out today with an unusual wheel arrangement.  It had suffered from split gears and is being run to try and determine which is the culprit. It was soon discovered to be the centre wheel gear which has been removed for testing.

 

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I was getting a bit fed up with chasing the coupler spring around the room, so a dab of glue on both ends of the spring soon took care of the problem.

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66610 was them sent to the fueling point to be topped up

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Jordan (my 10 yr old) had me order 50 1:160 cars for a fiver on the internet and was a little cheesed off by them when they arrived.  However I told him with a bit of work you could they could be customized and look good. So yesterday we spray painted a black one in Euro gray and this morning he had put on stripes, lights, and wing mirrors.

 

He has done a really good job

 

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Very nice Stephen

 

The value bags are handy to fill the gaps between the Shapeways and the Oxfords etc, and like yours are good for altering. I shaved back some of the flash around the door posts on the white ones and put some homemade transfers on and they looked like decent police cars. The roof transfer with the ident number etc even had the blue light bar printed on, rather than with Plasticard. 

 

I think?   You did some transfers on a delivery van some time ago, it was that van and the N gauge Ring Road layout (bmthtrains)  that made me have a go at my own.

 

Thanks for the updates, always interesting..

 

Steve

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Ok, I need some help.  Trying to get markings right for the rail crossing; having looked at internet pictures ive come up with a rough plan. Using the picture below.

 

second crossing will have black covering like the first.

yellow x hatches will fit between crossings

single solid white lines on left and right of verge. on right as far as entry prior to parking where vw bug is parked

double white down the centre

white line (left side) prior to rubber covering will be moved back,  dashed on the right side, stop will go away

flipped for traffic coming towards camera

double yellow or red by pavement infront of lorry

red crossing with black lights signs 4x. two this side of crossing and two on the other.

 

hope my discription makes sense.

 

 

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Jordan, my 10 year old, weathered some of his N scale freight cars using water transfer and powders.

 

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He has done an amazing job.

 

Stephen

 

 

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Headed back to the 1990s and the heydays of Network Southeast.

 

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Well used class 60 about to cross the main road to town.

 

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Great job on the weathering. Mildly depressed your 10 year old appears better than me...

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Milford, Sand and Cement decided that it needed to have the road crossing re done.  So steel plate was used and the road ended up being narrowed.

 

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with the road narrowed homemade grass strips were then added

 

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