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by pandsrowe
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is it me?
Replies: 29
Views: 2344

Re: Is it me?

I don't know about it starting in June but I remember doing a Rhine cruise many years ago and the boat moored up for a visit where they had a "Christmas Shop" that was open all the year round! I can't remember the name of the town where it was located but it's quite well known and I sure someone on ...
by pandsrowe
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Mamod boulton-track code
Replies: 4
Views: 930

Re: Mamod boulton-track code

In my local group there are two members who have purchased Boltons since they have become available and both are run on our portable track which is laid with Peco track which is I believe is code 250. A very nice loco at a very attractive price and I have been seriously considering one to add to my ...
by pandsrowe
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Point lever
Replies: 26
Views: 3065

Re: Point lever

It may be be a bit rough and ready but that's what development is all about, I must say you never cease to amaze me with your new projects some of which seem to appear overnight. One thing does puzzle me though, is there a reason for the angular movement of the lever? In one direction it seems to be...
by pandsrowe
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: sound cards
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: sound cards

Does the link that I have shown www.modelsounds.co.uk not work for you?
by pandsrowe
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: sound cards
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: sound cards

Was it "Master Blaster" by any chance? They do a good range of station and countryside sounds, I have one from there that creates a superb sound of a stationary steam engine which I use in my steam pump house.
www.modelsounds.co.uk
by pandsrowe
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Locolines colour fade - should I give it another go?
Replies: 13
Views: 1737

Re: Locolines colour fade - should I give it another go?

Hmm, not sure that I entirely agree on acrylic paints being colour fast. My own observations are that the quality of the paint and more importantly the shade of paint makes a huge difference to the longevity of it. Red and variations of the shade seem to fade the fastest but I've found also that the...
by pandsrowe
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Barton Hill extension
Replies: 18
Views: 2588

Re: Barton Hill extension

Indeed they are commercial - standard Peco chairs (usual disclaimer). I also thought that sleepers on what is supposed to be a steel deck just didn't look right, so as I had a number of the Peco chairs left over from my brief brush with turnout construction I used those. They are secured to the deck...
by pandsrowe
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Barton Hill extension
Replies: 18
Views: 2588

Re: Barton Hill extension

Andrew, yes I left the rails long on the turntable deliberately as in my case I intend to remove it after each operating session and that would not be possible if the trackside rails ran over the t/t masonry. Also theoretically it should allow for longer engines to be turned.
by pandsrowe
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 103
Views: 9338

Re: NEW FWLR LINE

That's one of the things that I like about garden scales, at the usual viewing distance one doesn't notice how glossy or matt anything is. I think that you are concerning yourself unnecessarily about the gloss on the paint and anyway after a few weeks of our typical autumn/winter weather it will be ...
by pandsrowe
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway
Replies: 716
Views: 131946

Re: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway

Crikey, with that level of brilliance there's no mistaking the go signal!
Or is that just an illusion created by the camera?
by pandsrowe
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Barton Hill extension
Replies: 18
Views: 2588

Re: Barton Hill extension

20181002_152046-01.jpeg For various reasons I have not yet had the opportunity to experiment with SBR and the summer is fast receding!!! However I have managed to build this turntable from a Swiftsixteen kit (usual disclaimer). For some reason the stone colour paint that I've used on the turntable ...
by pandsrowe
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Wadebridge Light Railway
Replies: 110
Views: 11153

Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

One thing that certainly impresses me with your railway is the nice neat edges between the trackbed and the grass. If that was in my garden the blackbirds would have thrown half of the ballast onto the grass in their search for food and the cat would have dislodged the remainder as he used it as a l...
by pandsrowe
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Slip coach
Replies: 13
Views: 1381

Re: Slip coach

Well it seems to work when applied to things like the "Parry People Mover" but I suspect any slip coach in 16mm would need a fairly substantial flywheel to store enough energy to move it more than a few centimetres. Maybe an interesting winter project - maybe not, I've already got far too many proje...
by pandsrowe
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2292
Views: 320099

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

There really is no substitute for the separate painting of overlays in different colours to give a perfectly crisp finish. This project is looking very good and I'm eager to see the finished article.
by pandsrowe
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Figures
Replies: 31
Views: 4290

Re: Figures

The Bachmann range are quite well detailed and more importantly a good match to scale, but sadly for me they are all too modern in appearance. My particular modelling era is the 1930 - 50 period and track workers in hi vis jackets just don't fit the bill. Modeltown do have a fairly good selection th...