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by JackBlack
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Vallejo Model Air
Replies: 14
Views: 577

Re: Vallejo Model Air

According to Vallejo about the flow improver: "Airbrush Flow Improver is a medium to improve the flow & delay the drying of paint on the needle. We recommend adding 1-2 drops Flow Improver to 10 drops of paint in the cup of the airbrush." I used to use Golden Airbrush Medium as a retar...
by JackBlack
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Vallejo Model Air
Replies: 14
Views: 577

Re: Vallejo Model Air

Les This isn't the list off RM web that I found years ago - I can't find that. But this list from the Humbrol site may be just as useful. https://www.wonderlandmodels.com/media/resources/Humbrol/HumbrolChart.pdf Mike There's a full list of available Vallejo colours here: https://acrylicosvallejo.co...
by JackBlack
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Vallejo Model Air
Replies: 14
Views: 577

Re: Vallejo Model Air

Nick, I’d be interested in your GWR equivalents please. There's a topic here where it's discussed and a link to a spreadsheet to download: https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/108209-gwr-1927-non-corridor-bow-end-stock/page/5/ . I've only tried the loco green, and I used Vallejo 71.02...
by JackBlack
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Vallejo Model Air
Replies: 14
Views: 577

Re: Vallejo Model Air

I like Vallejo paints, I don't differentiate really between Air and the normal paint, you need to thin both of them. The big problem with acrylic paint is that it dries quickly and so will dry on the end of your airbrush needle and clog the brush. It took me a while to get used to this and it can be...
by JackBlack
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Winter scenes - snow vision
Replies: 14
Views: 1443

Re: Winter scenes - snow vision

David B wrote:See John Dornom's snow diorama in MRJ 182 (2008, p83) in which he displays a GWR autocoach (7mm) at a wayside stop with a couple of figures.


I was just thinking of that when I read the first post. So simple but it looks amazing.
by JackBlack
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: EBMA Material Stand
Replies: 48
Views: 5971

Re: EBMA Material Stand

I just wanted to say how delighted I am with my new EBMA storage set-up. I only wanted the material stand initially, but the little drawers are so useful...

IMG_20201117_122522453.jpg


I'll order some more in the new year.

Cheers, Nick
by JackBlack
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Fitting LEDs to Modelu loco lamps
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: Fitting LEDs to Modelu loco lamps

It may not be that simple yet, Nick. It depends on the options in the next Rxs from Micron. There are switch and toggle options on the 6x series that are now discontinued, but not afaics on the current 45s. We can switch direction lights with separate red, and white or orange LEDs, but I think we'd...
by JackBlack
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Fitting LEDs to Modelu loco lamps
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: Fitting LEDs to Modelu loco lamps

Lindsay G wrote:Should that be allowed?


Yes, they look fantastic! But I'm definitely not going to attempt to solder them myself :)
by JackBlack
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Fitting LEDs to Modelu loco lamps
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: Fitting LEDs to Modelu loco lamps

Ah I see what you mean. For us r/c lot we can control that from the TX if we so wish. More complicated in DC/DCC I guess, without having an actual switch.
by JackBlack
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Fitting LEDs to Modelu loco lamps
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: Fitting LEDs to Modelu loco lamps

How will you arrange for an on/off switch, though? For my purpose I don't need one as it would be integrated into the r/c, so will indicate when the loco is active, or could be wired into the RX outputs to switch on based on direction, or to mimic the status led on the RX. This all kinda ties into ...
by JackBlack
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Fitting LEDs to Modelu loco lamps
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Fitting LEDs to Modelu loco lamps

I posted this in the Modelu FB group so some of you may have already seen this. I've been meaning to try it for a while, but finally got around to it last night. The loco lamps from Modelu are really nice, and I found these tiny leds on eBay that are already attached to litz wire: IMG_20201111_09214...
by JackBlack
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: 0-6-0 CSB with one fixed axle
Replies: 10
Views: 2198

Re: 0-6-0 CSB with one fixed axle

I would suggest before giving up on CSB completely, explore which High Level gearbox you use, because some are narrower than others, and also look at using High Level slimline hornblocks on the driven axle. I'm not saying this will definitely work, but it may do.
by JackBlack
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: A 5 volt Model Railway
Replies: 10
Views: 1910

Re: A 5 volt Model Railway

Great, thank you! I've ordered 10. I'll be in touch on how to fit them...

Cheers, Nick
by JackBlack
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: A 5 volt Model Railway
Replies: 10
Views: 1910

Re: A 5 volt Model Railway

Excellent work Ted! You might even have persuaded me to consider fitting pick-ups, since you what you've developed requires neither charging socket or switch.

Where can I get some of those tiny bridge rectifiers from?

Lots to think about..
by JackBlack
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Morgan Designs WN4440
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Re: Morgan Designs WN4440

This is useful as well, it's basically the same chassis:

https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=132&t=5530&hilit=mink
by JackBlack
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 247
Views: 75274

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

I've been hanging my springs off the axle blocks for a while now but its a fiddly job and you have to ensure there well soldered on, as them putting them back if the fall off is even fiddlier. My F6 project, fitting a Gibson F6 2-4-2 kit with CSB, found the kit without any spring detail to work wit...
by JackBlack
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 247
Views: 75274

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

So this solves the problem of drop-out wheels with csbs and having to figure out a way to make the springs removable?
by JackBlack
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 247
Views: 75274

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Excellent! I think this will be my winter project....
by JackBlack
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR Autocoach control gear
Replies: 16
Views: 2077

Re: GWR Autocoach control gear

Fantastic!
by JackBlack
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mitchell Castle bogie
Replies: 27
Views: 2545

Re: Mitchell Castle bogie

I think Rod was querying the significance of international travel to get you to your instructions. Thought that you may be stranded in Spain or somewhere more exotric. :) It's me that's the problem! It's my Castle, I'm stuck in Portugal and the instructions are in my room in London (along with my s...
by JackBlack
Thu May 14, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 247
Views: 75274

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Jeremy Suter wrote:Not sure weather to use embossed Plasticard or das and scribe the stonework myself.


I've just been using Slaters embossed stone courses on the Timber Tracks engine shed, attached with butanone. I'm pretty happy with it. It's thin and quite easy to cut (unlike the Wills sheets).
by JackBlack
Tue May 12, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 247
Views: 75274

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Looks great. The station building is a kit?
by JackBlack
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Goods Sheds and Warehouses
Replies: 9
Views: 5098

Re: Goods Sheds and Warehouses

This is great, thank you. Actually has a picture of the shed I'm building at the moment!
by JackBlack
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 9532

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread

I'm currently stuck in Portugal for who-knows how long, with my stash in London, and all I have left to occupy my time now is a signal box roof and two wagons to paint. But then this arrived this morning from Timber Tracks and I'm so happy because I have something to get stuck into, especially with ...
by JackBlack
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...
Replies: 54
Views: 6159

Re: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...

Look at how the hinges are outlined in black though, and the rivets on the hinges are pronounced in a dark colour, which may be shadow I guess. But a carefully applied dark wash will achieve that effect. If you look at the nearer wagon, its the variation of the colour that is interesting me at the m...

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