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by CDGFife
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...
Replies: 50
Views: 1511

Re: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...

Personally I think there is a place for both dark and light weathering and also powders on most (not all though) vehicles and as Noel said very few last long in decent clean condition. I use the dark washes like the military modellers do to pick out the detail and shadow lines. Then I usually use li...
by CDGFife
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...
Replies: 50
Views: 1511

Re: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...

I agree this looks great. I'm a big fan of these washes. I also have a set of Vallejo acrylic washes in various colours that achieve the same thing but you do need to be quick to avoid patching if you want an all over cover - although does prototype weathering actually weather evenly all over anyway...
by CDGFife
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Dorset 1937
Replies: 73
Views: 9217

Re: Dorset 1937

She’s a Connoiseur kit I built a few years back. Has CSBs and a High Level gearbox and runs like a clock. Here she the build thread with a video of her on Mark and Dave’s setup at GBTS in Toronto. https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=1761 Having followed your link I now remember...
by CDGFife
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Dorset 1937
Replies: 73
Views: 9217

Re: Dorset 1937

Very nice Neil.

Loving the G6!

Chris
by CDGFife
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: NEW MEMBER
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Re: NEW MEMBER

HI Colin, Welcome back. I believe either Nigel or Allan has given you contact details. If not then post on here and I'll PM you with them. We have a meeting on Saturday in Dechmont near Livingston, consisting of a morning just modelling and an afternoon talk/demo on re-wheeling RTR locos. Be good to...
by CDGFife
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Garrigill at Model Rail Scotland
Replies: 1
Views: 637

Garrigill at Model Rail Scotland

Had a great weekend operating Bob Hetherington's Garrigill layout at Model Rail Scotland.

Here's a quick video of a couple of services and the lovely rotating platform signal....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wicXSKZ ... e=youtu.be
by CDGFife
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 215
Views: 48297

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

OK so in spite of a load of work on at the moment, I've made a bit of progress on the traverser. In fact today it had it's first full testing of a run round and an engine swap. There's some video of the engine swap at the youtube link following. Excuse the dodgy camera work - I was operating and fil...
by CDGFife
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 215
Views: 48297

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Correct length timing belt arrived earlier in the week which allowed me to get the traverser motion fitted up and trialled. So far it's looking very accurate in repeat positioning. Spent some time yesterday evening sorting out the Arduino programming for an emergency stop (I envisage the operator ma...
by CDGFife
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 215
Views: 48297

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Well flipping heck, over 6 months since I posted anything on this! That said not a lot has happened in Cadhay world since March other than the implementation of the speeded up clock and LED Scrolling Matrix displaying the next train details and a successful outing at Cupar MRC Exhibition in July (vo...
by CDGFife
Wed May 15, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Edington Junction
Replies: 37
Views: 7435

Re: Edington Junction

Dave this is looking excellent. Watching with interest for the next stages. Keep it up!!

Chris
by CDGFife
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: April Group Meeting - AJ couplings
Replies: 0
Views: 3023

April Group Meeting - AJ couplings

Our monthly group meeting at Dechmont on Sat 13th was a session concerning AJ couplings. We started with a talk about the basics from Ray and then various members demonstrated which jigs they use and how they bend/fix/locate/drop their AJs. Several folks had a go at bending the coupling head (some f...
by CDGFife
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2019 S4 North
Replies: 37
Views: 7436

Re: 2019 S4 North

I was looking forward to attending S4N this weekend for both days and operating Ray's United Mills layout. UNfortunately Jacki done something drastic to her back and I can't leave her on her own. That leaves me with a hotel room and breakfast booked at the Rhubarb Triangle Permier Inn in wakefield (...
by CDGFife
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2413

Re: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019

Yes it was. As mentioned in the original post, I had a long chat with Robin about LSWR cattle wagons whilst enjoying watching the Rolvenden trains go by.

CDG
by CDGFife
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2413

Re: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019

I'll just jump in and beat Terry to saying Burntisland 1883 will be at Scaleforum in September!

I might start a new thread detailing our exhibition commitments beyond that, once I've verified with the Hon Sec that my recollection of the calender is in fact accurate!

Cheers

CDG
by CDGFife
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2413

Re: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019

Apologies to Alison - I spent a while watching Lower Exbury too! Obviously it had been a long day on Monday. I have form for this, after Glasgow last year I forgot that Mostyn was there despite having spent several happy hours watching it in my breaks! However David, I did in fact mention Eccleston....
by CDGFife
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2413

Burntisland at Alexandra Palace 2019

Just back from a trip to take Burntisland to the Ally Pally show. Hard work and a long way, but a good team and great fun. Good to see Mike and Terry with the Society stand and also chat to Martin with Eccleston and Robin with Rolvenden who were both there holding the P4 end up! Here's some snaps fr...
by CDGFife
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 215
Views: 48297

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Spent a relaxing day today recovering from a hard day having Cadhay at the Skills day in Linlithgow yesterday. We ran without the curtains up and had lots of conversations of the "how do you?" or "how did you?" variety. I found it a most interesting experience and it was a pleasu...
by CDGFife
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 215
Views: 48297

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Had a great trip to Houten, near Utrecht for the Rail exhibition with Cadhay last weekend. Here's the only two snaps I took as I was a bit busy over the three days..... 19-02-008.jpg 19-02-009.jpg Layout performed well, with the only mishaps being the 2 point blade actuators I've not switched to the...
by CDGFife
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 215
Views: 48297

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: 17758

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: 215
Views: 48297

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: 215
Views: 48297

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: 215
Views: 48297

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: 215
Views: 48297

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: 215
Views: 48297

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...

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