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by JackBlack
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 196
Views: 34117

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Excellent. There goes my January bonus...
by JackBlack
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 196
Views: 34117

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Looking on eBay I think it's cheaper to buy a brand new lathe than an original watchmakers staking set!
by JackBlack
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Signal box signs
Replies: 5
Views: 2299

Re: Signal box signs

Presumably they are hung just below the window on each side so the signalman can lean out and turn them over if there's a problem?
by JackBlack
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Signal box signs
Replies: 5
Views: 2299

Re: Signal box signs

Ah, great. Thank you!
by JackBlack
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Signal box signs
Replies: 5
Views: 2299

Signal box signs

Hi everyone, I have these scraps of etches left over from a Mitchell CM40 GWR signal box kit and I've been using some bits to detail a Severn Models signal box. On one of the frets are two signs, an S in a circle and a T in a square (see image below). I've Googled but to no avail. Can anyone tell me...
by JackBlack
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 196
Views: 34117

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Jeremy Suter wrote:I will be releasing an undeframe and body kit later. Possibly as seperate kits but not sure yet the Underframe and Bogie etches are now almost complete, and I am midway through drawing the body.


Fantastic news!
by JackBlack
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Starting to paint stuff
Replies: 18
Views: 3416

Re: Starting to paint stuff

With regard to thinning paint, and "consistency of skimmed milk", it's worth reading this: https://sites.google.com/site/donsairbrushtips/practice "The most common advice is to thin to the consistency of 2% milk. I think the truth is that there is a wide range of thinning that will wo...
by JackBlack
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Starting to paint stuff
Replies: 18
Views: 3416

Re: Starting to paint stuff

Hi John, Personally I prefer enamels for airbrushing these days, not only do you have all the correct colours available from Precision (assuming they're still available), but acrylics tend to dry really fast and clog the nozzle of the airbrush (in my aircraft modelling days I ended up using Golden A...
by JackBlack
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Lampeter Station building
Replies: 9
Views: 1770

Re: Lampeter Station building

It looks great, Nick. You mention getting guttering from Eileen's. Are you aware of these downpipe fittings from Modelu which are just becoming available? They can be used with either plastic or brass rod. Ah thanks! I had bought some Ratio guttering and bits and pieces from Scalelink but it all lo...
by JackBlack
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Lampeter Station building
Replies: 9
Views: 1770

Re: Lampeter Station building

Looks very good so far, the tiles do look good. I graduated from Lampeter back in 2001 and lived on station terrace for a year. Wandered around the goods area a few times and a long parts of the old line towards felinfach. The last time I was there was 2008 and I was staggered at how little the pla...
by JackBlack
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Lampeter Station building
Replies: 9
Views: 1770

Re: Lampeter Station building

The building looks good! You probably know already, but the goods shed still remains at Lampeter. Let me know if you need any pictures of it, as I am at Lampeter university quite often. (The old St David's college building can be seen in the top right corner of the view of Lampeter station.) Ah rea...
by JackBlack
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Lampeter Station building
Replies: 9
Views: 1770

Re: Lampeter Station building

Le Corbusier wrote:Out of interest ... what decision did you come to about the gable end in the foreground of the picture?


I couldn't figure out what it was so I chose to ignore it!
by JackBlack
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 196
Views: 34117

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

I would very much like one of these kits when you make them available.

Thanks, Nick
by JackBlack
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Lampeter Station building
Replies: 9
Views: 1770

Lampeter Station building

Hi folks, This has been my "at home" project for the last three or four months. It's a model of Lampeter Station building, that will eventually be part of my embryonic Lampeter Station model railway. The station building grew in length over the years and the model represents how it looked ...
by JackBlack
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Lampeter Station question
Replies: 19
Views: 3180

Re: Lampeter Station question

Do you know the internal layout? It would be interesting to know if the position of the fire place was offset. Sadly no. It took me years to even find a photo of the front of the station building. Whatever it is, it does look to proud of the wall. I'm going to not include it in my model for now, an...
by JackBlack
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Lampeter Station question
Replies: 19
Views: 3180

Re: Lampeter Station question

Some lovely footage of Green Grove and Pont Llanio there. Two visits to Lampeter as well!
by JackBlack
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Lampeter Station question
Replies: 19
Views: 3180

Re: Lampeter Station question

Is it possible it was a buffer? There is a siding the stops before there, it's actually the goods shed siding, however it's possible that in very early days that siding extended all the way to the end of the station building? That photo you've posted is 1904 (according to the Oakwood Press book) whe...
by JackBlack
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Lampeter Station question
Replies: 19
Views: 3180

Re: Lampeter Station question

Hi Bill, To my knowledge no. As you can see in the photo below the original MMR signal box was at the end of the down platform. This was knocked down in 1916 and replaced by a GWR box at the top end of the up platform, almost opposite the station building, the platform was then extended on both side...
by JackBlack
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Lampeter Station question
Replies: 19
Views: 3180

Re: Lampeter Station question

Wow I've never seen that photo before! To answer the questions, there are other brick lintels on the building that look similar to this, as can be seen the building is quite an ugly mixture or brick and stone, some parts rendered and others not. However that chimney is almost certainly original, it'...
by JackBlack
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Lampeter Station question
Replies: 19
Views: 3180

Lampeter Station question

Hi folks, I'm in the process of preparing drawings of Lampeter Station building, in anticipation of my Winter project. I'm puzzled by what appears to be the top of a window, very close to the ground on one side. I have attached the photos below with this circled in red. The top photo was taken in 19...
by JackBlack
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Iron Minks
Replies: 14
Views: 2865

Re: Iron Minks

Finished for now. I have the buffers but I need to fit them when I'm back in London. Ditto the couplings which are actually in London. I'm not fully happy with the weathering on the Iron Mink, mainly due to the oil wash as mentioned earlier, but I have lots of these to build so I'll get it better ne...
by JackBlack
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Iron Minks
Replies: 14
Views: 2865

Re: Iron Minks

I did a dark oil wash last night, followed by some dry brush weathering again with oils. I'm moderately happy with the results, but I know I can improve and do better. A few small annoyances I suppose... The q-tips I use to the remove the excess oil wash get getting snagged on the raised rivets so I...
by JackBlack
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Iron Minks
Replies: 14
Views: 2865

Re: Iron Minks

After a couple of coats of Klear, decals were applied yesterday and today, during my breaks. I'm using the HMRS transfers, they're so tiny and it takes ages because you have to piece all the numbers together, but ultimately they go on really well. I apply them with a paintbrush and a slightly blunte...
by JackBlack
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Iron Minks
Replies: 14
Views: 2865

Re: Iron Minks

I never mask 'raw' paint, always apply Klear first. Likewise always Klear over the tape before spraying the new colour. Combined with rubbing the tape edge down firmly with a cocktail stick that should make both runs and lifts things of the past. Actually I never thought of that. I use Klear but on...
by JackBlack
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Iron Minks
Replies: 14
Views: 2865

Re: Iron Minks

I got up bright and early this morning to get the two models masked and roofs painted before I started work. For masking I use low-tack tape, Tamiya yellow type. You can get really thin tape to go around curves, which I've used here around the curve of the roof at the ends. Roofs-01.jpg Again using ...

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