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by Serjt-Dave
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 256
Views: 25985

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Hi Phillip. Just read your post. Though a little way off from track laying yet but thinking ahead. I've opted for using rubberised cork from C&L to help reduce the sound level. I was also was thinking of using PVA to glue it down to the baseboards. Also using PVA to fix the track down {ply sleep...
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Crossing Vee Jig
Replies: 11
Views: 1367

Re: Crossing Vee Jig

Thanks Andy, as and when you can not a rush.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Crossing Vee Jig
Replies: 11
Views: 1367

Re: Crossing Vee Jig

Thanks Ralph, much appreciated.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Crossing Vee Jig
Replies: 11
Views: 1367

Re: Crossing Vee Jig

Hi Guys, thanks for the feedback. As I'm totally shite with this sort of thing {and a bit fick as well} I need as much help and assistance in making point Vees, switch blades and track in general. So having a jig that will cover 6 out of the 9 points I require {for the scenic side of the layout} and...
by Serjt-Dave
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Crossing Vee Jig
Replies: 11
Views: 1367

Crossing Vee Jig

Hi All. I was looking for some modular storage items/systems etc when I came across this company, EBMA Hobby {have seen them at shows}. Whilst perusing their website I noticed a tag for P4 track so I went a took a look. They do laser cut sleeper turnout kits {again I've have seen before}. But I noti...
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 16
Views: 2532

Re: Edington Junction

It's been awhile since I've post ed an update but to be honest I've not really done much to progress my layout anyway. However during last year I took to thinking about the back scene. I didn't want to go with the printed vinyl types that are available so opted for a painted type. I remember seeing ...
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Second time Around
Replies: 10
Views: 898

Re: Second time Around

Okay Noel, I'm now even more confused. Looking at your image, you say the middle GUV was painted in the Precision Paint Faded Crimson and the horse box on the right Humbrol's Satin Red. Now look at my image showing my two pots of crimson paint. The crimson on the left looks like your faded crimson a...
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Second time Around
Replies: 10
Views: 898

Re: Second time Around

Hi Noel. I'm not saying I had a sleepless night fretting that I've painted the the CCT the wrong bloody colour and unable to check what I did paint it in as it was raining too hard to go up to my workshop. So first thing this morning I made my way up there. I'm glad to say I didn't paint it BR maroo...
by Serjt-Dave
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Correct Roof Colour?
Replies: 0
Views: 579

Correct Roof Colour?

Continuing with my Bullied build or paint in this case. Whilst waiting for the body colours to arrive from Precision Paints I thought I'd crack on with spraying up the roofs. I'm using Precision Paint BR non maroon stock roof grey, but to me it look awful, this is even after a second coat. Any ideas...
by Serjt-Dave
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Second time Around
Replies: 10
Views: 898

Second time Around

Finally got these two all painted up and decaled, now for the weathering. This is where it went tits up the last time. LOL.

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by Serjt-Dave
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Blood and Custard
Replies: 16
Views: 1238

Re: Blood and Custard

Thanks Phillip. I do prefer the faded crimson myself. When you look at period images they always seem to be of the brighter hue. Even the two images I posted earlier in this thread show what seems to be two different shades and they are two new carriages. Sadly my examples of Bachmman Butchery will ...
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Blood and Custard
Replies: 16
Views: 1238

Re: Blood and Custard

Okay the coach bodies are now primed and ready for their top coat {or they will be when it arrives from Precision Paints}. My next question is they do two crimsons, a darker one and what they call faded. Personally I like the faded one but as my period is from Nationalisation to 1956 {ish} but prefe...
by Serjt-Dave
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Blood and Custard
Replies: 16
Views: 1238

Re: Blood and Custard

Thanks Steve. My set 863 is basically the same as your 774 set {which look lovely by the way} other than having the longer water tanks. I'm converting Bachmman Bullied, to which I totally regret starting. I was under the illusion that it would be quicker and easier to convert R-T-R rather than kit b...
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Blood and Custard
Replies: 16
Views: 1238

Re: Blood and Custard

Ah yes Noel your correct. My apologies for not reading thoroughly. Mind you the diagram on page 7 doesn't help matters either, took me awhile to get my head around it. LOL.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Blood and Custard
Replies: 16
Views: 1238

Re: Blood and Custard

Hi All. I'm building/converting a 3 car set 863 {D2123, 2505, 2525 and D2318, 5912} which were built in 1951 and straight into crimson and cream {as far as I can make out}. I've attached a couple of images taken from the David Gould book on SR coaching stock and it clearly shows the absence of the t...
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Blood and Custard
Replies: 16
Views: 1238

Re: Blood and Custard

Thanks Tim, I do have that anyway, it's where I got the measurements form. I did look at the St Merryn layout and they have a Bullied in Blood and Custard without the top strips and crimson {images below}.

Dave
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by Serjt-Dave
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Blood and Custard
Replies: 16
Views: 1238

Blood and Custard

Hi All. The time is drawing close that I will soon have to slap some paint on the rake of Bullied coaches I'm working on. Originally they were to be in BR Green but as I'm turning back the timeline for my layout to early to mid 1950's they will need to be Crimson and Cream. My problem is that as far...
by Serjt-Dave
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 256
Views: 25985

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

It's people like you who make me realise how far behind I'm getting with my layout. LOL. Well I suppose with all this activity you'll get yours finished by the weekend and then you can come round and help with my one. Cracking work there Tony. Looking at your images, I notice a stack of made up trac...
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: WARLEY 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1328

Re: WARLEY 2018

As promised on FB I'll be there.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Coach Rake Couplings
Replies: 15
Views: 2252

Re: Coach Rake Couplings

Hi Barry, thanks for the post. Kadee couplings have been mentioned before and I was thinking of going that way. But then decided to play around with an idea of using some MJT buck-eyes and make them like the Brassmasters cast ones. As you can see from the image I've cleaned a pair of buck-eyes up an...
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Coach Rake Couplings
Replies: 15
Views: 2252

Re: Coach Rake Couplings

Thanks Brian and Andrew, like Steve I was thinking about Kaydee's and he preempted my next question "what size"? The only issues I may have with them is I use S&W couplings which also uses a magnet to couple/uncouple, so will have to adjust the Kaydee's so not to be effected by the mag...
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Coach Rake Couplings
Replies: 15
Views: 2252

Re: Coach Rake Couplings

Thanks guys. Bryan, will take a look at the Bill Bedford ones via MRJ. Jon and Gordon, I remember theses lost wax ones from many years ago but couldn't remember who made them. As the coaches are Bullied ones it will be the Buckeye versions needed. How I remember the difference the vac brake and heat...
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Coach Rake Couplings
Replies: 15
Views: 2252

Coach Rake Couplings

Hi All, still ploughing through a 3 car Bullied set that I'm building. But now the time has come to think about the intermediate couplings between the coaches. They will remain as a permanent rake only having working couplings on the extreme ends of the set. I did buy some of David Bradwell's {Box} ...
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 14143

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Another great show. Spent to much money as usual, but hey you can't take it with you. Thanks to everyone who made it possible.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: A Frosty Finish
Replies: 13
Views: 1496

Re: A Frosty Finish

The brake van didn't do too well in the stripping tank. Apart from the bits that fell off, one part {a lower step support} has gone AWOL. We have the technology to rebuild it, well a tube of superglue anyway.
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