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by Le Corbusier
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 96
Views: 13692

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

marvellous ..... love them :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 151
Views: 13719

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

just catching up here .... marvellous set of evocative photos .... thanks for sharing :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 125
Views: 15446

Re: Alpha Mill

Fantastic Ralph ... this continues to be an inspiration :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2019 S4 North
Replies: 33
Views: 4030

Re: 2019 S4 North

From the photos, the back scene looks remarkably good .... how was it achieved?
by Le Corbusier
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Colin Parks, Scalefour member
Replies: 20
Views: 1803

Re: Colin Parks, Scalefour member

I had no idea ... very very sad :( I shall miss his postings and his thoughtful supportive comments.
by Le Corbusier
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: Brian Morgan GWR Bloater Underframe Kit
Replies: 4
Views: 683

Re: Brian Morgan GWR Bloater Underframe Kit

lovely pictures of the turning ... thanks :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 16
Views: 1732

Re: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank

agreed :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37083

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

CDGFife wrote:They may all involve anoraks?

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

CDG

One might say that's just .....'Clutching at Straws' :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 37083

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

But what would Fish say? ;) Cycling, Prog Rock and Railways ..... interesting mix - that makes some ven diagram :D
by Le Corbusier
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 270
Views: 30438

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

Dave, Have you tried any sound deadening beneath the baseboard? I did a rough experiment using the equivalent of car sound deadening stuck to the underside and it appeared to have a marked effect. It seemed to stop the underside of the baseboard acting as a sounding box and thus amplifying the track...
by Le Corbusier
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Carriage loading docks
Replies: 74
Views: 3935

Re: Carriage loading docks

another image of end loading for what it may be worth ....

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by Le Corbusier
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Carriage loading docks
Replies: 74
Views: 3935

Re: Carriage loading docks

Probably not helpful or relevant ... but as I had it ....

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by Le Corbusier
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 261
Views: 37813

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Impressed ! :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 96155

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

The one advantage of an etch marker pen is that it will readily blacken solder and is a precise way of blackening. The downside is the cost, around the £30 mark or even more, depending upon where you buy it (I use eBay and usually buy in threes or fours as I get through about two or more a year). S...
by Le Corbusier
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 96155

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

gloves. The really safe option is a permanent marker pen. Philip Thanks for the advice Philip I tried the permanent marker first but I have found it is rubbing off revealing the silver beneath. I thought blackening might be more robust. The cotton bud sounds like a workable option though. :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 96155

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

I have not used blackening fluid on metals before. I understand that typically you would apply the fluid to the metal and then when satisfied neutralise the action by rinsing in water? Is it possible to use the fluid insitu on the layout ... without needing to rinse? I would like to try blackening m...
by Le Corbusier
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 247
Views: 53943

Re: The Burford Branch

To the naked eye, the new lighting looks brighter but the same colour (warm white). It was only when these new photos were on the screen that a slightly yellower cast seemed to me possibly to be present. Any comments? Martin, Are the images in general more yellow than to the naked eye .... or do yo...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale
Replies: 31
Views: 4135

Re: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale

probably a naive question ... but aren't there any facsimiles of the original shop drawings available?
by Le Corbusier
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Caprotti Black 5
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: Caprotti Black 5

Any time you want to tell more about Delph the layout I for one would be all ears and eyes. Very best wishes for a most speedy recovery but in the meantime your posts have brought, along with Mike's NE locos thread, a great deal of new inspiration. :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Caprotti Black 5
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: Caprotti Black 5

Again ... lovely work Dave :thumb

Can I as what the suspension arrangement is on the bogie? I can see that the unit itself is compensated along with the leading driver ... but what is the arrangement for the individual axles/wheels?
by Le Corbusier
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 16
Views: 1732

Re: BR Standard Class 2, 2-6-2 tank

Wow :shock: .... just Wow.

I think that's wonderful modelling. Can't comment on any of the specifics .... but I think it looks marvellous. :thumb

Any chance of a video of it running?
by Le Corbusier
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Dorset 1937
Replies: 17
Views: 2791

Re: Dorset 1937

Can I ask what the road bed is? .... you say cork but it looks to have some sort of additive - or perhaps the type is unfamiliar? It has a lot of black in it similar to a cork/rubber combo gaskets I sometimes get for my 70s VW Camper rocker heads. Have you used 'no more nails' for the foam as well? ...
by Le Corbusier
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 96155

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

hughesp87 wrote:Ref D504/110/4/2. Plan depicting the area of the Putty Hill Mine, situated next to Monsaĺ Dale railway station.

Geraint,

It is most definitely of interest and no I wasn't aware of its existence.

Much appreciate the steer. :thumb

Thanks

Tim
by Le Corbusier
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 96155

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

I have had this response from Glynn Waite at the Rowsley Association concerning local ballast trains with particular reference to the Bakewell station photo .... However, the wagon next to the loco with its doors down is intriguing. It could well have conveyed ballast for the men on the track in the...
by Le Corbusier
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 196
Views: 32351

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

really enjoying this Jeremy .... and learning loads. Thanks :thumb

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