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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: 1389

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: 207
Views: 33933

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: 207
Views: 33933

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: 256
Views: 26020

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: 55
Views: 2130

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: 55
Views: 2130

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: 222
Views: 32430

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: 86676

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: 86676

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: 86676

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: 242
Views: 49311

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: 3612

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: 709

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: 709

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: 1389

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: 13
Views: 1994

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: 86676

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: 86676

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: 185
Views: 28950

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

really enjoying this Jeremy .... and learning loads. Thanks :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 86676

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

Flymo748 wrote:I think that you should be very pleased with that indeed!

A lovely level of detailing, and some nice craftsmanship. I particularly like the tapering of the wooden end stanchions.

More of the same please!
Cheers
Flymo


Thanks Paul ....Glad you like it. I think I'm slowly getting there. :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Example prototype ride over VERY uneven track
Replies: 8
Views: 736

Re: Example prototype ride over VERY uneven track

Crepello wrote:Wonder how a Class 700 (or its contents) would cope!


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:D :D :D :D :D :D
by Le Corbusier
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 86676

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

I have been persevering with some wagon scratch building. My next effort is a 3 plank wagon to diagram 305. 3 plank wagon - 5.jpg I think the result is an improvement on my earlier D299 effort. The planking now all runs parallel, though I think a little more practice with the skrawker is still neede...
by Le Corbusier
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Scenic modules
Replies: 26
Views: 3175

Re: Scenic modules

D8986805-35B7-4258-A2AA-63B1934FDF66.jpg Am just loving watching this grow like magic. Fascinated to see what you do with the foam next ;) Interested that you chose to form the road bridge directly from the foam rather than build off seen and drop in - or perhaps it will be removed for detailing? I...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 86676

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

Regarding sleeper-built stops, by coincidence I was exposed to a drawing of one earlier today, which can be found here . I had previously thought the version offered by PECO (which I confess I've used from time to time on 'hidden' sidings) was a work of pure fiction, but perhaps not ... I like the ...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 86676

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

Hello Tim, Just throwing my opinion in - for what it is worth re, the bufferstop conundrum. In the series of photographs a rail-built buffer stop is consistently evident up until the 1960s' view, where the running board has been changed and moved further back from the main line. It does look like a...

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