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by Old Man Aaron
Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:47 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Kerr Stuart diesel
Replies: 49
Views: 8059

Re: Kerr Stuart diesel

Looks like a wedge of cheese at the moment! :lol:

Tons of character already. :salute:
by Old Man Aaron
Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:42 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Yr Hen Felin & Yr Orsaf Newydd
Replies: 65
Views: 3091

Re: Yr Hen Felin & Yr Orsaf Newydd

Extremely tidy work, sir!
by Old Man Aaron
Sat Jul 30, 2022 1:33 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Yr Hen Felin & Yr Orsaf Newydd
Replies: 65
Views: 3091

Re: Yr Hen Felin & Yr Orsaf Newydd

Loving this Hunslet build. Please continue keeping us informed as you progress.. :salute:
by Old Man Aaron
Thu Jul 21, 2022 3:29 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Newcomer Roundhouse Billy Build
Replies: 43
Views: 3131

Re: Newcomer Roundhouse Billy Build

Long as you've thoroughly cleaned the metal with meths (denatured alcohol) or any other paint prep solvent, you can't go wrong with engine enamel. :thumbright:
by Old Man Aaron
Thu Jul 21, 2022 3:25 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The new phase of my railways evolution
Replies: 8
Views: 585

Re: The new phase of my railways evolution

Loving the new direction your line is taking. (and the Duck End videos)

That Compound is gorgeous. How old is it?
by Old Man Aaron
Wed Jul 20, 2022 6:45 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Stockpiling structures
Replies: 15
Views: 2088

Re: Stockpiling structures

I did indeed enjoy painting! :) Lots more tin to come.. After grey etch primer, the building was sprayed all over with silver zinc, grey, a couple of browns and black, to get a galvanised effect. Short bursts and misting the paint seems to give good results, building up the effect in layers. It pays...
by Old Man Aaron
Sat Jul 16, 2022 2:33 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Model coal fired vertical boiler locomotive
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: Model coal fired vertical boiler locomotive

Pleasantly surprised to see a single tube gives enough heating surface for a coal-fired engine.

For what it's worth, I say go for it! ;)
by Old Man Aaron
Fri Jul 15, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: "Calloway", a Roundhouse Bundaberg Fowler Rebuild
Replies: 57
Views: 10246

Re: "Calloway", a Roundhouse Bundaberg Fowler Rebuild

This looks superb! I'm thinking of finally finishing my Roundhouse Lady Anne. The lack of chassis detail has always bothered me so I'll be pay homage to the work you've done on Calloway by adding rivets and ashpan detail... I'm also thinking of using axle bearings instead of the bronze bushes, what...
by Old Man Aaron
Fri Jul 15, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Cheap and Simple test track
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Cheap and Simple test track

Simple and effective, can't go wrong. :salute:
That dividing board in the centre looks like it'll be very handy during a run, too.
by Old Man Aaron
Wed Jul 13, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: "Calloway", a Roundhouse Bundaberg Fowler Rebuild
Replies: 57
Views: 10246

Re: "Calloway", a Roundhouse Bundaberg Fowler Rebuild

Thanks again gents, really happy with the end result today. Man, you've really been through the wringer with varnishes in the past, Graeme. I knew they'd proven troublesome, but all of that is something else. Hope the Bondall behaves.. Failing that, I wonder if clear "Metalshield" epoxy enamel would...
by Old Man Aaron
Mon Jul 11, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: "Calloway", a Roundhouse Bundaberg Fowler Rebuild
Replies: 57
Views: 10246

Re: "Calloway", a Roundhouse Bundaberg Fowler Rebuild

Apologies if this reads a bit funny, I really should've gone to bed already but don't want to leave this post half-written overnight.. :roll: I can always proof-read and fix it tomorrow.. Between procrastination, work on the car, the weather and being sent the wrong paint, completion of the loco is ...
by Old Man Aaron
Mon Jul 11, 2022 12:51 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 681
Views: 205464

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

A little tricky to get a good finish, it has some self-levelling ability. You'll want to apply it as the wheels slowly rotate, a flatblade screwdriver works well. Dries overnight, changing from mint green to a semi-translucent dark green. If it starts drying out in the jar, it can be revived with a ...
by Old Man Aaron
Sun Jul 10, 2022 5:08 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 681
Views: 205464

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

There's a product called "Bullfrog Snot" that's made for replacing traction tyres. I have a jar, good stuff.
by Old Man Aaron
Fri Jul 08, 2022 4:49 am
Forum: Suppliers
Topic: Micron RC - Deltang Rx replacement MR603a
Replies: 26
Views: 1336

Re: Micron RC - Deltang Rx replacement MR603a

I'm a bit late to the party here, but it's great to see the new Rx'es are finally available. I think we owe Andy a debt of gratitude for all the work involved in continuing the Deltang system. Personally I need about a dozen receivers for all the projects in my cupboards - and to have a couple of sp...
by Old Man Aaron
Thu Jul 07, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Kerr Stewart 4420 - Live steam and 3D printing
Replies: 57
Views: 6368

Re: Kerr Stewart 4420 - Live steam and 3D printing

Beautiful work as always, Trevor! :salute:

This loco really is something special.