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by adigill
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Yard Crane colour
Replies: 9
Views: 3657

Re: Yard Crane colour

Hello Mark, I’m modelling the Midland Railway 1911 and whilst I’m no expert I did take some pictures of two yard cranes on the KWVR a while ago. Both cranes are the larger of the ones the Midland used one is in the bauxite colour and the other is in cream and LMS brown. I’ve also seen the mobile ver...
by adigill
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Bob Moore Lining pens
Replies: 10
Views: 2265

Re: Bob Moore Lining pens

Good morning David, I don’t use the Tamiya for lining I only use the Phoenix paints gloss, I use acrylics from Tamiya and Vallejo for figure painting. Jol I do have the instructions and have tried it with the lighter fluid, I think as David suggests I need to give the nib a really good clean first. ...
by adigill
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Bob Moore Lining pens
Replies: 10
Views: 2265

Re: Bob Moore Lining pens

Thanks again for your help, I’ll try soaking the nib overnight and give it another go. I’m not sure about using airbrush cleaner but I do have a bottle of the Tamiya stuff and I’m willing to try anything to get it working.
by adigill
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Bob Moore Lining pens
Replies: 10
Views: 2265

Re: Bob Moore Lining pens

Thank you David, just had a read of the RM web thread, some interesting and useful things on there. Jol, I also have a bow pen that I bought second hand from an antique shop recently but have not had time to try and hone the tip yet, I’ll have to take it along to the next show that Ian Rathbone is d...
by adigill
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Bob Moore Lining pens
Replies: 10
Views: 2265

Bob Moore Lining pens

Good morning all, I wonder if any of you have any experience using the Bob Moore lining pen and what techniques or tips do have for keeping the paint flowing. I have one of these pens and I’m experiencing very mixed results, I have the original fine nib that it came with which I managed to line four...
by adigill
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Midland railway lemon chrome
Replies: 0
Views: 1754

Midland railway lemon chrome

Good evening, Calling all Midland Railway experts, does anyone know approximately when the Midland stopped painting signals and signal boxes in lemon chrome and started painting signals white and boxes in Denby pottery cream? I've looked in George Dows Midland Style but it doesn't give specific date...
by adigill
Sat May 27, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 45xx
Replies: 5
Views: 1470

Re: GWR 45xx

Thank you for the replies chaps, As I say not knowing anything about the Goes Wrong Regularly, I now have enough info to at least make this loco look about right despite it being based on a later model. I'm only re-painting it and taking it back in time (livery wise) as it was a present from my wife...
by adigill
Fri May 26, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 45xx
Replies: 5
Views: 1470

GWR 45xx

Good evening all, Could anyone tell me on a GWR 45xx what is the correct markings on the side of the tanks would be for a loco in 1910. I know absolutely nothing about GWR locos ( I'm a midland railway man) but I have a Bachmann loco that my wife bought for me a few years ago in BR black and I've re...
by adigill
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Custom waterslide transfers
Replies: 8
Views: 2047

Re: Custom waterslide transfers

Thanks Phil, Craig and James,
A few more for me to look at, I'm just trying to put together a list of everything I need currently and for future projects.
James that is a very good article in MRJ even if it is about an "oil burner"....
by adigill
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Custom waterslide transfers
Replies: 8
Views: 2047

Re: Custom waterslide transfers

Thank you Jon and Grovenor,
I'll try Wessex transfers, just clicked on there link looks like they should be able to do it.
Thanks again.
Adi.
by adigill
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Custom waterslide transfers
Replies: 8
Views: 2047

Custom waterslide transfers

Good afternoon all, Since Christmas I've been steadily building a dozen private owner wagons with mostly fictitious liverys using the very fine transfers from Model Masters, what I'm after if anyone can point me in the right direction is some custom waterslide transfers, white lettering printed on a...
by adigill
Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Servos
Replies: 1
Views: 1070

Re: Servos

Just found it, s4 news 196. Knew I'd seen it somewhere.
by adigill
Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Servos
Replies: 1
Views: 1070

Servos

Good evening all, Can anyone help me please? I've recently read an article comparing Mega points Servos with those from Peco I think the author was Steve Hall but I can't find it. I've been through a load of back copies of MRJ and a number of Railway Modellers but still no luck. If anyone has read t...
by adigill
Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 101 Not Out - 12th March 2016
Replies: 64
Views: 18849

101 not out

Good evening all, I just wanted to say what a wonderful and informative day I've just had at the 101 not out event. The mix of very knowledgeable demonstrators was superb as was the lectures. To all the volunteers who organised it thank you for your hard work, I came away buzzing with information th...
by adigill
Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Private owner wagons
Replies: 8
Views: 2826

Re: Private owner wagons

Thank you for your answers, it appears that the wagons traveled further than I thought. I've got Bill Hudsons book so I'll take a look. I think a bit more research is required.
by adigill
Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Private owner wagons
Replies: 8
Views: 2826

Private owner wagons

Good afternoon all, I was wondering how far private owner wagons moved away from their base/quarry/mill etc. My slowly developing layout is set in the Peak District and my rolling stock is predominantly Midland railway. I would like to run private owner wagons but don't want a wagon from say Scotlan...
by adigill
Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Track component suppliers
Replies: 17
Views: 4530

Re: Track component suppliers

I do have the vee and blade filing jig but haven't got to grips with them yet. I just don't understand why a point kit is so expensive when an SMP OO kit is about £6.00 maybe is time to go back to that gauge! If the Lancs and Yorks layout "Calderwood" that I saw run perfectly all day at th...
by adigill
Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Track component suppliers
Replies: 17
Views: 4530

Track component suppliers

Well thought it was about time that I got on with some track laying so got out the box of bits to see what I've got in stock and what I need. Having worked out what is required I turned to the C and L website as I intend going to the Warley show at the weekend and get some bit's, now here's the thin...
by adigill
Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Bill Bedford hound van
Replies: 3
Views: 1812

Re: Bill Bedford hound van

Thanks Jol,
I thought that would be the case but just wanted to check.
Adrian.
by adigill
Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Bill Bedford hound van
Replies: 3
Views: 1812

Bill Bedford hound van

Evening all, I'm just putting together a Midland Railway hound van purchased from Bill Bedford at EM north last weekend and wondered if anyone on line can tell me (as there are no instructions!!! £32.00and you've got to figure it out yourself!!) which way up the roof etch goes. It's smooth on one si...
by adigill
Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Help!!
Replies: 21
Views: 4803

Re: Help!!

Thank's davidb, I've just got in from work and seen yoor post, going to dig out my copy of issue 94 and have a read. Need to sort this chassis out before it drive's me mad.
by adigill
Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Help!!
Replies: 21
Views: 4803

Re: Help!!

Thank you for your suggestion's, I'll give the 4-4-0/0-4-4 trick a try. Just to say the chassis run's (pushes) very well without the coupling rods on and I've not yet put the motor and gearbox in yet thought I'd try and get the chassis moving smoothly first.
by adigill
Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Help!!
Replies: 21
Views: 4803

Help!!

Okay, what am I doing wrong? Following on from my last post regarding rigid/ compensated chassis I took the advice offered and have built a compensated one. The kit I'm building is a London road models 3f using Gibson wheels and High level horn blocks, I have a Holiday Hobbies master chassis jig and...
by adigill
Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis suspension/compensation
Replies: 21
Views: 6902

Re: Chassis suspension/compensation

Thankyou for all your reply's. It look's like some sort of compensation is the way forward. I think that I'm abit impatient and keen to get something running as I now have a number of wagons and coach'es ready to go.
by adigill
Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis suspension/compensation
Replies: 21
Views: 6902

Re: Chassis suspension/compensation

Thank's for adding your comments, I guess the reason for putting up this post is that I now have 15 loco kits to build and the thought of building all those chassis with compensating beams or CSB, setting up of horn guide's etc seems like it'll take forever (life's to short!!) so I wondered if fixed...

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