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by BorisSpencer
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Other Gauge Stuff
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Other Gauge Stuff

They certainly seem reasonably priced for the amount of laser-cutting involved.

I am currently working on a cunning plan to resurrect some of my 00 stuff, it's been languishing in the loft (several different ones) for nearly 40 years.
by BorisSpencer
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Ready to run, and ready painted?
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Ready to run, and ready painted?

There's someone eBay selling RTR wagons, search for "dalega69", and motleyminiatures.co.uk offer a painting service for their figures. I have no experience of the former wagons or the painting service offered by Motley Miniatures, although I have quite a number of their figures that either myself or...
by BorisSpencer
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Great Model Railway Challenge - Ch5 tonight
Replies: 50
Views: 1263

Re: Great Model Railway Challenge - Ch5 tonight

However, I think it would have been more interesting if they had spent more time showing the detailing on the layouts. I stumbled accross some videos on YouTube, the team that made the WW1 trench layout in the heats had been filming their efforts, and also when they rebuilt it for a later exhibitio...
by BorisSpencer
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Regauge wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Regauge wheels

How far do you need to go? Is there room before you come up against the axle boxes? Are the B2Bs too tight, or is there simply not enough play: If you lift each end of the wagon in turn, does the opposite end run through the points? In which case introducing some float at one/both ends may sort thin...
by BorisSpencer
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: SM TODAY Magazine
Replies: 17
Views: 465

Re: SM TODAY Magazine

There was something on the Facebook page over the weekend, I don't think it's going out until this Friday.
by BorisSpencer
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Flexible track
Replies: 38
Views: 1434

Re: Flexible track

As previous replies, plus you will be able to create gradual transitions into your fixed radius curves.
by BorisSpencer
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: 16mm scale brick size
Replies: 15
Views: 483

Re: 16mm scale brick size

There you go Rod.... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110g-1-19th-Garden-Railway-REAL-Brick-Stone-Miniature-Builders-Rubble-25sq-ins/391859869442?hash=item5b3cab1702:g:QYYAAOSwom1ZixY1 :lol: :lol: :lol: I have a couple of packets of that, some in a skip and some just in a pile. Also a few of their concre...
by BorisSpencer
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Mild steel bodywork
Replies: 23
Views: 1481

Re: Mild steel bodywork

There is potential for a lot of different dress up kits but what I might like may not be what everyone else likes. On one of the Facebook groups I frequent several months ago someone was looking for "expressions of interest" for some Mamod bodywork overlays. They were to be of brass, and I think th...
by BorisSpencer
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: TVT - First Turnout and Infrastructure
Replies: 53
Views: 2709

Re: TVT - First Turnout and Infrastructure

tom_tom_go wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:49 pm
That track looks huge to the Peco SM32 stuff I use!
But what I'd give for 5ft lengths!
by BorisSpencer
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Storing spray paint
Replies: 19
Views: 697

Re: Storing spray paint

I was taught many years ago to turn the can upside down and give a short squirt before storing for a long time.
This blows propellant up the tube and clears the tube and nozzle of paint which could dry and clog things up.

I don't know if it has any effect, but I still do it out of habit.
by BorisSpencer
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse Jennie
Replies: 18
Views: 1165

Re: Roundhouse Jennie

Are some people forgetting this is a Basic Range offering, and for £100 more than a Millie or Bertie you're getting a pony truck and a tender?

PS. I'm biased as mine should be arriving in the next few weeks!
by BorisSpencer
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Meanderings in Dorset and Devon
Replies: 31
Views: 647

Re: Meanderings in Dorset and Devon

The following was from my local paper in 1941 when the local brick and tile works closed. Shown on a local map of the time is the works, the clay pit, and also a tramway running to a sand pit. Short Notice of Sale – Thursday Next The whole of the Brickmaking Plant & Machinery Steam Engines, Lancashi...
by BorisSpencer
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Great Model Railway Challenge - Ch5 tonight
Replies: 50
Views: 1263

Re: Great Model Railway Challenge - Ch5 tonight

I thought this week's was better. YouTube has to be the place to go for the less mind numbing content, although there is a lot of chaff to sort through before you find a grain of wheat. I even enjoy some of the smaller scale content, if it's interesting, informative, and scripted well then I'll give...
by BorisSpencer
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Great Model Railway Challenge - Ch5 tonight
Replies: 50
Views: 1263

Re: Great Model Railway Challenge - Ch5 tonight

I don't understand at whom the show was aimed. I can't imagine we will see a second series.

As someone else mentioned where has the intelligent television show gone? With presenters such as Bob Symes and Heinz Wolff, everything today appears to be produced for society's lowest common denominator.