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by CDGFife
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 207
Views: 33945

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Just to draw a conclusion to the Marilli-ness in this thread, here's all five (post 1989) members of the band in loco form on Cadhay. These are all Hornby Railroad industrials. It appears there's a prog rock fan in Hornby's graphics department and he's been sneaking in prog related locos for years! ...
by CDGFife
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Electro magnets for AJs
Replies: 65
Views: 13359

Re: Electro magnets for AJs

The other bit of "blindingly obvious when you think about it" I'd add here is that if you're mixing magnet sources on the layout this can cause a problem if they have differing strengths. All my magnets on Cadhay are EM1s from Guaugemaster as mentioned by Gordon above. I've got pretty reli...
by CDGFife
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 207
Views: 33945

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Agreed. They get better with age and are still original in almost everything they do. It's been a great ride for more years than I care to think about. Looking forward to another new album sometime next year, and the gigs with orchestral friends in the autumn, plus of course the weekend in April. Th...
by CDGFife
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 207
Views: 33945

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Paul All (alright both or 3 if you count the drummer change) incarnations of Marillion treated equally here! Straws, Anoraks, fishes, "aitch"es whatever...…. Although given the state of the country at present perhaps I should concentrate on Fugazi. I'm gutted I can't get to Cambridge for S...
by CDGFife
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 207
Views: 33945

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Actually 2 of the albums I listened to whilst tiling where FEAR and Brave! Apt indeed.
by CDGFife
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 207
Views: 33945

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

They may all involve anoraks?

There's actually a Marillion album called Anorak-no-phobia.

CDG
by CDGFife
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 207
Views: 33945

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Busy preparing Cadhay for it's trip to Houten show in a couple of weeks. Tiling/slating roofs is a job I find a bit tedious. The roof on Factory B has been languishing in grey paint (thanks to Ray Nolton at Glasgow last year) for far too long so over the weekend I set to with a clutch of Marillion a...
by CDGFife
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Drummond 700
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: Hornby Drummond 700

My mate Ian Terrell has done a Hornby 700 which has run a couple of times on Cadhay. It looks lovely but the comment was that he'd had to take "as much as I dared" from the back of the splashers to get the Gibson wheels to fit. Still it's run pretty well. As you might imagine we've also ha...
by CDGFife
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Stock for Cadhay
Replies: 36
Views: 5325

Re: Stock for Cadhay

No Tim, When the Sidmouth Junction fiddle yard got it's traverser it became 2" too long to fit diagonally in the lounge (even with the telly removed!). It now lives in my refurbed workshops at the end of the garden and if I take the SJ fiddle yard off I even have room to work in the workshop!!!...
by CDGFife
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Stock for Cadhay
Replies: 36
Views: 5325

Re: Stock for Cadhay

Latest additions to the Cadhay Roster, some even had their first pass of weathering!

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From right to left Parkside Mink, David Geen SR fridge, Parkside Mica and David Geen SR 1409 van. The Carpenter wagon is a parkside that has badly needed weathering for ages (it was very bright red out of shop).


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Vallance was the Sidmouth Brewery and Miller & Lilley had depots at Ottery and Sidmouth so these were regulars on this line. I have relatives in Fordingbridge so that explains that Hood & Son!


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The three wagons that just made it to Scaleforum by the skin of their teeth, but have still not been weathered. Signwriter has been sacked for the Miller & Lilley mis-alignment. Have to run it with this side to the backscene until I can get it fixed!!!


All have had their AJs fitted fettled and checked, so can enter service this weekend.

Cheers

CDG
by CDGFife
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 207
Views: 33945

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Thanks for the comments folks. Steve - I agree entirely. I have my exhibition lights permanently set up above the layout (another advantage of LED strips) so all colour matching can be done in the knowledge that it will look right everywhere. Peter, the road surfaces are profiled in filler (Screwfix...
by CDGFife
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 207
Views: 33945

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Pete, thanks for the comments. The grass on Cadhay is generally static grass of varying shades. Unlike a lot of advise, I start with brown painted landform, mainly just Burnt Umber acrylic with a few blended highlights of yellows/greys/etc. Then I tend to put over a base cover of (mainly) short fibr...
by CDGFife
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Stock for Cadhay
Replies: 36
Views: 5325

Re: Stock for Cadhay

So been a while since I posted on this one and a lot done since! I didn't want to jinx the performance of the wagons at Scaleforum and have hence deliberately not reported on what we did to them after Glasgow as per the discussions above, but I'm happy to say we were quite pleased with how they perf...
by CDGFife
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 207
Views: 33945

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Thanks Tim, sorry we didn't get too long to chat on Saturday.

CDG
by CDGFife
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 207
Views: 33945

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Just back this evening in Fife from Aylesbury, Scaleforum 2018. There should be some more photos coming but here's 3 that sum up my weekend: 18-9-1.jpg 18-9-2.jpg 18-9-3.jpg Thanks to everyone that took the time to speak with me and the crew. Really enjoyed the whole thing, and coming third behind 2...
by CDGFife
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Model Facing Point Locks
Replies: 7
Views: 1172

Re: Model Facing Point Locks

Here's what the Ambis FPL kit looks like made up:

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by CDGFife
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: June Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 2381

June Meeting

Despite holidays (and a layout delivery to Norway!) impacting attendance, we still had a good turnout for today's meeting of the East Group. The morning comprised mutual modelling with members doing various modelling including kit building, tree making, Rolling stock building and loco work. The afte...
by CDGFife
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 207
Views: 33945

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Whilst most of my free modelling time since the Glasgow show has been spent on Cadhay's stock, I have managed to do a bit of scenic stuff on the layout, and after a conversation with Tim Lee at Railex I took a few "in progress" snaps of the climbing rose that has recently found it's way on...
by CDGFife
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 492
Views: 78232

Re: Brettell Road

Ahh, the loco that started it all...….

Great stuff as ever Jim

Chris
by CDGFife
Thu May 31, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Burntisland 1883 at Railex
Replies: 0
Views: 869

Burntisland 1883 at Railex

We had a good weekend making the long trip down to Railex with Burntisland. The newly painted Engine Works made it's debut, having been "in the white" at Southampton. It's the work of several members (taking a building each) and has involved a few group sessions to get it to this stage. He...
by CDGFife
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 86728

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

HI Tim, I started with 0.4 nickel silver for my rodding but switched to 0.6 as I found the 0.4 was just a little too flimsy/bendy. The 0.6mm rodding has generally behaved well over the years, and my only issues have generally been the transfer of the radial movement through the baseboard. Any repair...
by CDGFife
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 86728

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

As you might imagine, I'm all in favour of this sort of thing Tim - looking good. In my experience with similar on Cadhay the weak point there is the through the board movement, so your plan to keep everything above the board is, I would think, a good one. I also found in practice the Ambis stools I...
by CDGFife
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum North 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 7439

Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Been there - had those worries and I would echo what Rob has said. The only additional bit I would add is try and make sure you get a few little breaks over the weekend. At Scaleforum in 2015 it was 1530 on the Saturday before I realised I'd not even stopped for a drink!!! Looks good and I'm also lo...
by CDGFife
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 492
Views: 78232

Re: Brettell Road

Or model the gates almost shut with the driver's mate just starting to open them, so the view assumes the building over the road is further away than it actually is.

Either way it's looking great to my eye.

Chris
by CDGFife
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Tettenhall - A GWR Secondary Line in the West Midlands
Replies: 9
Views: 1470

Re: Tettenhall - A GWR Secondary Line in the West Midlands

Hi Andrew, Came across this old photo posted by Dave Clare on the "Wolverhampton in old Photos" facebook group: Tettenhall1.jpg The group quite often has railway related pics posted from the area. There was also a link to the Tettenhall Transport Heritage Centre. There are some internal an...

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