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by BertieB
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Semi-scale BR: almost a 2MT
Replies: 17
Views: 1035

Re: Semi-scale BR: almost a 2MT

FWLR ~ Thanks very much! Obviously, I enjoy doing these things and I can’t be overly concerned with what's accurate or 'correct' (because they’re not) but, I suppose, I do get frustrated with my own unforced errors and silly mistakes. A couple always seem to creep through... I hadn't been aware of D...
by BertieB
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 393
Views: 78773

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

This all looks terrific. The weathering (and the rivets) are completely convincing. Seduced by all of it, I went and bought a load of Nail Art stuff, so I could plaster rivet heads over everything. But it’s a nightmare! I can’t imagine how you all manage to organise and glue the damn things into nea...
by BertieB
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 23
Views: 2231

Re: Semi-scale BR: YouTube trailer thumbnail

I changed the YouTube thumbnail for the ‘channel trailer’ today, to something more literal and obvious, just to see if it makes any difference to the number of viewings. Not so much on this forum obviously, where everyone is presumed to be interested in garden railways but out there on YouTube, who ...
by BertieB
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Semi-scale BR: almost a 2MT
Replies: 17
Views: 1035

Re: Semi-scale BR: almost a 2MT

Thank you all for your encouragement. Appreciated. “...I'm a fan of the smaller BR standard locos too...” Yes. I saw the pristine 4MT 2-6-0 at the North Norfolk Railway not that long ago and now (along with any of the Bulleids, obviously) it’s on my shortlist for the Most Agreeable Looking Locomotiv...
by BertieB
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Semi-scale BR: almost a 2MT
Replies: 17
Views: 1035

Re: Semi-scale BR: almost a 2MT

“I use similar materials and work from pictures/photographs rather than engineer's drawings” Thank you, yes. My stuff isn’t to scale, of course. I have a basic loading gauge height and width established but to determine key model dimensions I do have to do my own simplified drawing or adapt a publi...
by BertieB
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Semi-scale BR: almost a 2MT
Replies: 17
Views: 1035

Re: Semi-scale BR: almost a 2MT

Thank you very much for all the flattering comment. To be honest, I’d feel a bit awkward claiming too much expertise here though: I make all sorts of messy mistakes and miscalculations - I just haven’t posted photographs of the worst of them! The structure is largely 2mm plasticard sheet (from 4D Mo...
by BertieB
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Semi-scale BR: almost a 2MT
Replies: 17
Views: 1035

Semi-scale BR: almost a 2MT

1_2MT.jpg 2_2MT.jpg 3_2MT.jpg Festive Greetings from a fantasy world of semi-scale, 3’11” gauge British Railways, with a new build based (rather loosely) on the BR 2MT. It’s a caricature, obviously: wrong gauge, shortened boiler (the wheelbase of the motor block isn’t really long enough – but if it...
by BertieB
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery, December 2019 -TWO DAYS LEFT!
Replies: 19
Views: 1553

Re: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery, December 2019 -TWO DAYS LEFT!

Our garden is way too untidy, wet and miserable to photograph right now, so here’s another archive snap, of a GWR-inspired locomotive, built on a Bachmann ‘James’ motorblock and certainly not going fast. It still needed weight added and serious track cleaning, to stop slipping, sticking and judderin...
by BertieB
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 23
Views: 2231

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

Andrew wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:47 pm
...would you consider tender drive to be cheating?
No, I certainly wouldn’t. That’s a neat idea. I even have a suitable motor block. Hmmm...
by BertieB
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 23
Views: 2231

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

...I reckon an N or U class mogul would look great... Thank you. Absolutely. I did have a go at a sort of, ‘generic’, distantly Southern inspired, mogul a few years ago, though I really ought to have tried a bit harder – most of the effort went into the smoke deflectors! But it looks OK trundling r...
by BertieB
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Donegal Railway Class 5 Drumboe 15mm scratch build
Replies: 8
Views: 861

Re: Donegal Railway Class 5 Drumboe 15mm scratch build

What an attractive locomotive. Extraordinary construction too. Terrific.
by BertieB
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 23
Views: 2231

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

Thanks again for all the encouraging comment. Greatly appreciated. I can understand that the music isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea. I began tinkering with it just to hide background noise, then slowly woke up to the notion that it can provide timing to edit to - and scope to contrive ‘jokes’...
by BertieB
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 23
Views: 2231

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

For anyone who can handle even more of this stuff, here’s the ‘new’ (compiled from previously published clips) YouTube channel trailer.
Short and noisy!

by BertieB
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 23
Views: 2231

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

“I love the build thread at the end of the video...” That’s very decent of you. It’s strictly kitchen table and plasticard. I wasn’t sure about showing it, as I’ve explained, in the context of the more accomplished stuff regularly featured on this forum - including, of course, your own. So, thank y...
by BertieB
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 23
Views: 2231

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

Thank you for your comments.
idlemarvel wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:00 am
“...most of our railways are fictional, based on personally selected facts!”
Thanks, yes. We can make a couple of thin factoids go a long way. Well, I try.