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by JMORG
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Coronavirus projects
Replies: 40
Views: 1004

Re: Coronavirus projects

In between working from home I've been spraying more slate waggons, as well as making a real start on the Swift Sixteen WD D wagon (nice). IMG-20200325-WA0042_resize_91.jpg IMG-20200325-WA0045_resize_94.jpg Braked waggon. The "brakes" are simple wire, with the mounting bracket being made from the ki...
by JMORG
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Coronavirus projects
Replies: 40
Views: 1004

Coronavirus projects

With some of use locked down for the time being (I'm still working at work), I thought it would be fun to talk about what we plan to weather the storm doing. Whatever it is, post it! I'll start: IMG-20200320-WA0019_resize_88~2.jpg PDF Double Fairlie. This one is being detailed with pipework, bunkers...
by JMORG
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Coronavirus and shows
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Coronavirus and shows

Our local modelling group have a busy exhibition programme for the whole of the year, all of the exhibitions we attend are organised by other groups and clubs so we suffer no financial loss, however, they will. The first such show is due to be held at the end of March, only two weeks away. So far t...
by JMORG
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Coronavirus and shows
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Coronavirus and shows

Hi guys,
Any updates on what show's are still going ahead? The AGM will only be a few weeks away so hopefully it isn't postponed!
by JMORG
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 423
Views: 82497

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Hi. JMORG. While researching colours i found these- IMG_20200304_154544.jpg See main image and the one bottom right. Both FR. Also - IMG_20200304_154635.jpg This is a still from a film from the early preservation days at Bleanau F. Looking at the film clip it appears to be pale blue. I ended up pai...
by JMORG
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 423
Views: 82497

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Hi all. I am just finishing a PDF Baldwin tractor (gluing on the fuel tank and splashers today and adding glazing to the front windows) and thought I would add my rivitting method to this discussion. First I draw a straight line for the rivit heads (Cambrian models), then draw a cross line every 5 ...
by JMORG
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: New Models & Reviews
Topic: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits
Replies: 143
Views: 20689

Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

No. 111 is a good choice Jon, varied liveries and now a PW van allow a large varieties of trains to be assembled with it.
by JMORG
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: My First Loco Recommendations Please
Replies: 22
Views: 823

Re: My First Loco Recommendations Please

Hope I'm not too late! I have experience with Swift Sixteen, IP engineering and PDF models. All 3 are good, PDF models now supply metal frames and motion with their models (I'd check before buying, it makes a difference). Of the 3; Swift Sixteen provides the highest quality model although the kits a...
by JMORG
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past
Replies: 65
Views: 2564

Re: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past

You only need to look at Reddit or 4chan to understand why approval is needed
by JMORG
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse's new engine for 2020 and beyond
Replies: 17
Views: 1592

Re: Roundhouse's new engine for 2020 and beyond

I had a close look at Locoworks Prince. It looks terrific and I could tell a lot of work had gone into it. Unfortunately (due to wanting ideas for Welsh Pony) I noticed it was rather large and thus discovered it uses a Bertie chassis. It was therefore very difficult to use this for Welsh Pony due to...
by JMORG
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 423
Views: 82497

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Some Christmas work: NWNGR 3 plank wagon is progressing: wp_ss_20180630_0001.png Note the worksplate! IMG-20200103-WA0006_compress70.jpg Filling, filing and additional bits (such as brakes) to go on followed by paint. FR dandy waggon. Based on the replica built in the 1980's. The horse is being modi...
by JMORG
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse's new engine for 2020 and beyond
Replies: 17
Views: 1592

Re: Roundhouse's new engine for 2020 and beyond

All of them are great prototypes, I can see the C class in particular being very popular. Although I like the Davenport, we have no American stock so it'll unfortunately be a no. I hope some of the castings will become available such as the headlamps. The England will be a possibility; I have been p...
by JMORG
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past
Replies: 65
Views: 2564

Re: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past

Already our younger generation are lethargic and obese due to the lack of exercise and any physical activity, At a slight tangent and drifting somewhat Off topic, I'v just seen an item that apparently "Millenials" are taking to board games in a big way. So much so that there are actually now Board ...
by JMORG
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: UNESCO bid for North Wales slate industry
Replies: 0
Views: 371

UNESCO bid for North Wales slate industry

Just seen in the Talyllyn magazine that the UNESCO bid for North Wales slate is being submitted in January. What do you all think of the chances of the bid being accepted? If so, could potentially it release a fair amount of money to help maintain the area? I do hope it goes through; I'd be surprise...
by JMORG
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 423
Views: 82497

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Brine tank looks good! I made a 3D printed brine tank a while back, need to dig it out and finish it!
The prototype is currently under restoration on the Ffestiniog.