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by BertieB
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2292
Views: 319788

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

Wow. Beautifully done. Love the cab windows; and interior; and...
by BertieB
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Semi-scale BR: signalbox
Replies: 13
Views: 687

Re: Semi-scale BR: signalbox

Grant - Thank you. Fire buckets (and lots of other useful stuff) are from GRSUK.com, though I recognise that might not be especially convenient for you in Oz.
by BertieB
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Semi-scale BR: signalbox
Replies: 13
Views: 687

Re: Semi-scale BR: signalbox

BorisSpencer wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:12 pm
"...guttering and downpipes, have you scratch-built those?"
Cheers. Tube and half-round strip found among the piles of offcuts at the bottom of the plasticard box. I had bought some especially but I got my sums wrong and it looked way too big…
by BertieB
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Semi-scale BR: signalbox
Replies: 13
Views: 687

Semi-scale BR: signalbox

My first go at doing a building and I took the easy route, as it’s from a Jackson’s Miniatures kit. It’s foamboard, helped along with textured styrene sheets (also from them), a few other embellishments and rather expensive (compared with Wilko) Southern Region colours from Phoenix paints. I’ve made...
by BertieB
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 31
Views: 3322

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

"...I wondered if it was too small" I’ve just been Googling: as you say, Hornby’s site says Gauge 1 but Lionel (the US manufacturer) appear to suggest on their (hopelessly ambiguous) website that it’s 1:24 ‘scale’ though they won't actually admit to what the gauge might be. I read elsewhere that th...
by BertieB
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 31
Views: 3322

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

"...I guess you've seen that Hornby have moved up a scale or two..." And thanks very much for your take on the website. Like the videos, not to be taken at all seriously – but fun to do. I think. My last 'YouTube Thumbnail' posting may have been clumsily worded and appeared a bit snotty (I've subse...
by BertieB
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 31
Views: 3322

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

"Always keen to see new developments on your line..." That’s very kind of you. Thanks. I’m afraid I seem to be getting increasingly swamped with grown up responsibilities right now, you know – work, kids, endless DIY home maintenance horror... But my notebook is filling up with ridiculous garden ra...
by BertieB
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 31
Views: 3322

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

Oh dear. Dropped by a further 25 per cent!

Back to historic station signage I guess. Still, I expect it’s Nothing To Do With The Thumbnail. It’s been up for some time and everyone who’s interested has seen it...
by BertieB
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: (WH)WHR Buildings
Replies: 183
Views: 15705

Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Cheers Andrew. I was encouraged to have a first go at building a building by some of your earlier stuff, so thank you. And yes, I’ve splashed out on authentic SR colours.

The ‘1/24 scale finials’ come from ‘sanddmodels.co.uk’ at £1.50 for a pair. I’ll have to get some more...
by BertieB
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: (WH)WHR Buildings
Replies: 183
Views: 15705

Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Wow! This is spooky. Clearly I’m ripping off Andrew here… or perhaps we’ve just been doing the same image searches. Anyway, I’ve cheated and mine's from a kit (Jackson’s Miniatures) though I’ve been attempting to embellish it a bit. And I have a real cat that will come and sit on it. signalbox_1A.jpg
by BertieB
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 31
Views: 3322

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

Well, that'll teach me... It's a slight decrease in viewings per month.

I'll try the cat now.

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by BertieB
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Figures
Replies: 15
Views: 923

Re: Figures

“I sometimes will also remove figures when making a video to show they have boarded the train...” And it’s still a lovely video! All thoughtfully shot with wonderful rolling stock and scenery (loads of it) and, of course, neat use of the figures. I’ve watched some of your older, explanatory videos ...
by BertieB
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Semi-scale BR: almost a 2MT
Replies: 33
Views: 2594

Re: Semi-scale BR: almost a 2MT

Thanks again for all the kind (and useful) comments. “Ooh. Is that this one?” Yes! That’s it. It (the 4MT) is a fair bit bigger and more powerful than the 2MT (the photographs I referenced making the model) - so Wikipedia tells me - but I like the sensible, modern appearance, ‘family resemblance’ an...
by BertieB
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Semi-scale BR: almost a 2MT
Replies: 33
Views: 2594

Re: Semi-scale BR: almost a 2MT

Looking forward to whatever rolls out of your workshop next. Thank you very much! I’ll admit I’ve been plotting: pondering prototypes which would avoid my usual ‘wheel size / motor block / dodgy proportions’ issues. And I’ve got one! And it’s, erm, ‘unconventional’ which is even better. Likely to t...
by BertieB
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Semi-scale BR: almost a 2MT
Replies: 33
Views: 2594

Re: Semi-scale BR: almost a 2MT

A few weeks later and it now has a couple of coats of Wilko spraycan black and Humbrol varnish. And at the risk of arguing the bleedin’ obvious, things look different when you paint them another colour. The removal of the US style white band around the wheels, for example, must have overcome some so...