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by Paul_A_C
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: They Shall Not Grow Old
Replies: 13
Views: 1379

Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

I watched the film on BBC iPlayer. It is horrific and distressing in places, but yet poignant. My paternal grandfather, George Cambridge served with the Royal Field Artillery and was also part of the army of occupation of the Rhine in 1919. He would never talk about it. The only opinion I can attrib...
by Paul_A_C
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Storing spray paint
Replies: 19
Views: 2114

Re: Storing spray paint

I have found that if aerosol cans are stored for a long period of time, the propellant can leak away, rendering the can useless. I store my cans in the back of the airing cupboard (my wife is a crafts person and understands why 8) ). That keeps the paint comparatively warm and stops the cans going r...
by Paul_A_C
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Bideford, Clovelly and Hartland Light Railway
Replies: 25
Views: 3445

Re: Bideford, Clovelly and Hartland Light Railway

ge_rik wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:51 pm
Very nice looking van, and beautifully finished. I like the colour, too.

Rik
Thanks Rik. I cannot remember what the colour was, but I would have been from the Humbrol range. I did not keep a note of it and it was built over 10 years ago.
by Paul_A_C
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Bideford, Clovelly and Hartland Light Railway
Replies: 25
Views: 3445

Re: Bideford, Clovelly and Hartland Light Railway

Those working doors look great. Is the kit also from swanswood? Yes. The late Felton Fowler (Mr Swanswood) lived locally to me and was a one time member of my local 16mm group (2 Moors Group). In my early days of 16mm modelling, I bought a number of his kits. I found that they went together well an...
by Paul_A_C
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Bideford, Clovelly and Hartland Light Railway
Replies: 25
Views: 3445

Re: Bideford, Clovelly and Hartland Light Railway

Kit built bogie van. The body is close to the WDLR Tool Vans, one of which was included in the 6 vehicle Workshop Trains. The bogies came supplied with the kit. I added the truss rods etc to add extra detail. The doors were designed to open, which I achieved, adding the internal detail which was a g...
by Paul_A_C
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2326
Views: 326496

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

Superb models Peter. The paint finish is top quality. Your progress has put me to shame as my W&LLR Brake van has stalled because life has gotten in the way and will do so for a few more days at least :(.
by Paul_A_C
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: (WH)WHR Buildings
Replies: 183
Views: 16622

Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

How have I missed your thread Andrew, maybe when I was in hospital so I wouldn’t have seen what a very impressive build. :thumbright: You certainly do fantastic work mate and does it matter if it takes some time to do things…who cares, I don’t…… I agree about the time sentiment. For me, often it’s ...
by Paul_A_C
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: W&LLR Brake Van (Lineside Hut kit)
Replies: 22
Views: 3179

Re: W&LLR Brake Van (Lineside Hut kit)

Thanks Rik. I’m completely self taught model kit assembly wise, except I do have a grade 1 ‘O’ level woodwork! Dad was a carpenter and joiner and had done some cabinet making as well. So I suppose I do have some training. Ask me to sketch or paint a picture though and I’m hopeless. Apart from the th...
by Paul_A_C
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: W&LLR Brake Van (Lineside Hut kit)
Replies: 22
Views: 3179

Re: W&LLR Brake Van (Lineside Hut kit)

Progress has been slow as I’ve been painting the sides by hand. It really is a case of watching paint dry as it takes about 90 minutes per side for a single coat. By the time I’d finished the last panel, the first was dry! F57A4659-FAF4-42A8-9D48-30CB0CFB061D.jpeg I think there’s a typo in the instr...
by Paul_A_C
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2326
Views: 326496

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

Currently waiting for more kits from Lineside Hut, an order for another coach sides and ends pack, also seating for 2x four compartment coaches. This time I will carry out my original plan to cut the sides in half and make two four wheelers. I'm also progressing well with the CRV and it looks great...
by Paul_A_C
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Bideford, Clovelly and Hartland Light Railway
Replies: 25
Views: 3445

Re: Bideford, Clovelly and Hartland Light Railway

FWLR wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:31 am
Wonderfull builds Paul, I love them :thumbright: :thumbright: :thumbright: :thumbright:
Thanks Rod, much appreciated.
by Paul_A_C
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: W&LLR Brake Van (Lineside Hut kit)
Replies: 22
Views: 3179

Re: W&LLR Brake Van (Lineside Hut kit)

Some more progress. I have been working on the internal detail and am in the process of making the lockers/seats. Because all of my woodworking tools are in storage, I made the basic shape for the lockers from plastic card. The 'boxes' are well braced internally to prevent warping. Hole were drilled...
by Paul_A_C
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Bideford, Clovelly and Hartland Light Railway
Replies: 25
Views: 3445

Re: Bideford, Clovelly and Hartland Light Railway

Two more wagons from the fleet. Both are scratchbuilt. The box van is completely freelance. IMGP3091.jpg The brake van is loosely on a Ballymena and Larne prototype. It is shorter and does not have the outside framing on the ends of the full size van. The tail lamp works and there is also an interna...
by Paul_A_C
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Coach Paint schemes for the WLR
Replies: 15
Views: 2104

Re: Coach Paint schemes for the WLR

I personally like the Garter Blue ‘F’, or the Crimson. ‘F’ to me looks the most prototypical, for example the L&B livery which was late 1890s onwards. The other liveries look too garish IMHO for the 1920s. Another colour would be S&DJR Prussian Blue, which is much darker that LNER (?) Garter Blue. W...
by Paul_A_C
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Bideford, Clovelly and Hartland Light Railway
Replies: 25
Views: 3445

Re: Bideford, Clovelly and Hartland Light Railway

I require 8mm / 36pt(?) white. Not sure of the font type; I’d have to research that. Similar to that on my wagons would be good.