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by BorisSpencer
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 204
Views: 103313

Re: eBay madness

I hope nobody tells Peter how badly he's underselling!
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by BorisSpencer
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library
Replies: 97
Views: 3793

Re: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library

Watched you latest on the "big telly" yesterday evening, I totally approve of the new narrated format. With all the characters having names and back stories it almost had a Trumpton/Brian Cant charm that really gave a nostalgic atmosphere to one of a certain age. All you need to do now is write litt...
by BorisSpencer
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Track Pins
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Track Pins

For fixing to decking boards I use Screwfix 5/8" no.6 pan head woodscrews.
They stand out a bright silver whilst tracklaying, then a quick dab of burnt umber acrylic paint and they all but disappear.
by BorisSpencer
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: First time scratchbuild project - Bagnall steam loco
Replies: 58
Views: 2350

Re: First time scratchbuild project - Bagnall steam loco

FWIW:
I tend to use a punch to cut round holes in plasticard, I inherited quite a range from my grandad many years ago.
They also have the advantage of creating a disk which can then be used as fuel filler caps etc.
by BorisSpencer
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Scratch built buildings and applying textures to foamex
Replies: 27
Views: 1138

Re: Scratch built buildings and applying textures to foamex

philipy wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:12 pm
ge_rik wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:46 pm
I wonder how many times in the past this would have made my life easier...🤔
'bout the same number as me, probly!
I shall give one a try.
This is what I needed, so I should have said long parallel cuts rather than strips:
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by BorisSpencer
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library
Replies: 97
Views: 3793

Re: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library

ge_rik wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:58 am
I must admit, I'm not too keen on the sound of my own voice...
I am the same (my voice, not yours). Have you considered finding an acquaintance with a voice you consider appropriate and asking them to read the captions for you, or maybe even a short script.
by BorisSpencer
Fri May 01, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Laying track
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: Laying track

FWLR wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 8:44 am
... I used the old crazy paving to fill most of the bed ...
If the base of the bed is rubble and crazy paving then that won't settle, or if it does it will be very little, you only have to get your posts sitting down on that.
by BorisSpencer
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Laying track
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: Laying track

I would suggest that if your beds have only just been filled then they are going to settle a long way over the coming months. I know you don't really want to, but devising some method of suspending the track so that it's independent of the soil is going to pay dividends over the season. Even if you ...
by BorisSpencer
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Lord Elderbury's Stately Home
Replies: 16
Views: 666

Re: Lord Elderbury's Stately Home

Ooh, how t'other 'arf live! Excellent concept, design and execution. Interested in your experience printing window frames. I have considered buying one of the cheap 3D printers from eBay (much as Rik has done) with the primary intent of printing window frames.In my probable naivety I imagine they sh...
by BorisSpencer
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Scratch built buildings and applying textures to foamex
Replies: 27
Views: 1138

Re: Scratch built buildings and applying textures to foamex

Careful what you order. Foamex is a brand name and their sheet is two layers of PVC sheet sandwiching a relatively high density foam core. It's really solid and totally weather proof, it's sold for creating exterior signage. Foamex is actually PVC foam that has been compressed, during this process ...
by BorisSpencer
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Prusa i3 3d printer
Replies: 51
Views: 1886

Re: Prusa i3 3d printer

It looks like you've printed them pre-upholstered with some sort of velour.
by BorisSpencer
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Scratch built buildings and applying textures to foamex
Replies: 27
Views: 1138

Re: Scratch built buildings and applying textures to foamex

Careful what you order. Foamex is a brand name and their sheet is two layers of PVC sheet sandwiching a relatively high density foam core. It's really solid and totally weather proof, it's sold for creating exterior signage. There are lots of variations of foamboard available which tend to be glossy...
by BorisSpencer
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Scratch built buildings and applying textures to foamex
Replies: 27
Views: 1138

Re: Scratch built buildings and applying textures to foamex

I'm also a recently new convert to Foamex. Take a look at what Rik's achieved with his brewery, and also check out Stephen Atkinson's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcYG3OlupwNZ9-eXnjtej2Q Not just the build videos (reminiscent of watching Bob Ross painting) but also some of the r...
by BorisSpencer
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: New Mamod Hunslet?
Replies: 13
Views: 2781

Re: New Mamod Hunslet?

It's the same red as the Stirling.
Picked mine up from John at Warwick, the last show any of us will be attending for some time.
by BorisSpencer
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: IP Engineering Open Cattle Wagon
Replies: 52
Views: 2088

Re: IP Engineering Open Cattle Wagon

I know nothing about transporting sheep, but would you expect them to stand distinctly, because they're soft and fluffy would they not merge into one big white mass with multiple heads?