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The customer service is as good as their products. I sent an email on yesterday (Sunday) asking if they sell the HOP24s singly (they don't). I'd hoped for a reply maybe by the time I got back home tonight, but back it came pretty well immediately. Not like a model railway supplier at all, really. Tony
That's pretty well what I heard. My as-yet unused Dullcote was bought on eBay UK and claims to be the US formula, I've not tried the new stuff yet, but will take my own advice about experimenting first with disposable wagons. And speaking for health hazards. For its unmatchable finish, I still pine ...
I don't know what is behind Bill's query but if I may add a word of caution - I recently tried to use Dullcoat to seal some Fox waterslide transfers (which had been allowed 24 hours to dry as recommended btw). Unfortunately a second or two after spraying them the lovingly applied bespoke transfers ...
- Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:43 am
- Forum: Steam Locomotives
- Topic: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank
- Replies: 16
- Views: 1957
A wonderful evocation of an interesting and largely ignored class of ocomotives. Hard to se how it could be improved - congratulations.
- Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:33 am
- Forum: Couplings
- Topic: Auto- Couplings , what choices - decisions
- Replies: 36
- Views: 4088
Dear Martin Your demo at Scaleforum last week, and your explanation, was very impressive and has got me thinking. Is there any chance you might use your phone to take video of them in action on Burford? Apart from being of itself a lovely thing to watch, it would make their practicability and the ae...
- Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:28 am
- Forum: Painting and Weathering
- Topic: Airbrushing varnish: advice sought
- Replies: 62
- Views: 20413
For matt varnish I have been using Marabu Mattlack aerosol for many years with good results and no problem. Its advantage is that Marabu cans are very often stocked by art shops and those catering to graffiti artists, and is cheaper than Dullcote, which is aslo very good and, in my experience, risk ...
My favourite layouts, however, were the smaller ones, specifically 'The Mill' and (kind of like its larger cousin) 'Hebble Vale Goods', together with the sublime 'Croft Depot'. Oh dear, I've just realised that the first two aren't even P4. Tut tut! My view was rather different. As someone living in...
- Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:55 pm
- Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
- Topic: Why the big windows?
- Replies: 23
- Views: 2216
Autocoach design gives a precedent. Off the top of my head the only loco-inspired autocoach designs were the NE porthole vehicles, which always looked a bit odd to me. The first generation of MUs (and their successors) looked to have been influenced by contemporary bus design. There is also marketin...
The thread has given lots of useful information about where you can go to get white waterslide or rub-on lettering. Finding exactly the right typeface for old lettering can be a problem, as I found when researching and drawing up the Hollar Models posters. CorelDraw have a student version which is r...
- Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:19 am
- Forum: Layouts and Operations
- Topic: Brettell Road
- Replies: 523
- Views: 90708
Lovely modelling, and espcially the weather. !'ve often thought, in my modelling armchair, about rainy models, but always hesitated at the complexity of painting the rolling stock. Much of it would be a very different colour from its "normal" dry state, and if you look at rainy photos many...
- Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:05 am
- Forum: Steam Locomotives
- Topic: Bachmann N class mogul p4 conversion
- Replies: 24
- Views: 4268
If I remember rightly, the main problem (other than getting the Gibson wheels on the axle square and undistorted) is that the tender is narrower than scale. The options seem to be either getting a new chassis or cutting the tender longways and inserting an extra slice of styrene. The Finecast chassi...
- Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:34 pm
- Forum: Product Information
- Topic: Hollar Posters available from Wizard
- Replies: 0
- Views: 533
Wizard Models have taken on the distribution and sale of the OO and O gauge ranges of wagon posters produced by Hollar Models. Wizard will be selling Hollar posters at the many exhibitions they attend, and also online on their new web site at http://www.wizardmodels.ltd These posters were a everyday...
- Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:01 am
- Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
- Topic: The path of less resistance? J72 conversion
- Replies: 47
- Views: 15225
I am finishing one of these off as one of the BR-built engines that were briefly and unhappily sent to Ipswich shed in the 50s. Unlike the NER and LNER-built engines, these had a very visible hopper sandbox below the bunker. They are very visible and rather than build them I would much prefer a cast...
Vermillion is a synthetic form of mercury sulphide, first appearing in europe towards the end of the Roman era and much used by medieval painters. It is a very bright red in its pure form, but is often eked out with the browner red lead pigment. Unless you are painting an engine to represent exhibit...
- Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:03 am
- Forum: Wagons
- Topic: Bachmann BR 16 Ton mineral wagons
- Replies: 18
- Views: 6976
A little delicate work with a minidrill and burr will do the trick. Behind each vertical axlebox guide iron is a sprengthening strut which has to come out to clear the wheel, and you need to chamfer the backs of the brake shoes to clear the tyre surfaces. The photo shows a train of converted Bachman...
I think in their own terms they are very decent kits. They are an excellent basis for a model, and I have packed a couple of unmade Slaters minerals to take with me on a longish overseas posting. You have to be careful about internal ironwork on these wagons - the few photos show that there is consi...
PS If I remember rightly, the Slaters kits, being old, don't have any moulded plank detail on the inside. If that is so, and you plan to run them unladen, then adding this neatly before you build the body is by far the most important bit of detailing you can do. It's not hard if you use a skrawker, ...
Brakes: I think there is a lot to be said for the ABS white metal cast brake units, particularly for a beginner and for those who want to build their wagons by the train-load and run them on a layout. Etched brake gear (Masokits, Bedford, etc) looks finer if it is built nicely, but can be a devil to...