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by Le Corbusier
Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Paul Willis
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 219
Views: 24163

Re: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis

Paul,

I have one of these which I had a play with a few weeks ago. What pressure did you put through yours? When I used mine I found that it had a tendency to block and I kept on having to clean the nozzel out :? any thoughts?

Tim
by Le Corbusier
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: M.R. 0-4-0T 0F
Replies: 13
Views: 4907

Re: M.R. 0-4-0T 0F

I think I was attracted to the Brassmasters 0F because it reminded me of my school report grades. It's been sitting on my S of S for quite a while awaiting glazing; lining and a few other things. Like an idiot I decided to fully line like the few early types - but I love the black battered heavily ...
by Le Corbusier
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Socially-distanced challenge: SER 27' close-coupled stock
Replies: 45
Views: 7579

Re: Socially-distanced challenge: SER 27' close-coupled stock

just seen the price of a Bob Moore lining pen on the Phoenix/Precision web site :shock: :shock: :shock: must be completely out of touch .... thank the lord for junk shops and fettling old bow pens :thumb Can you vary the thickness on a Moore pen, or do you need multiple pens similar to the old rotri...
by Le Corbusier
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Coach Seating
Replies: 6
Views: 711

Re: Coach Seating

Was well impressed by this

viewtopic.php?p=69034#p69034

is this an avenue worth pursueing
by Le Corbusier
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Socially-distanced challenge: SER 27' close-coupled stock
Replies: 45
Views: 7579

Re: Socially-distanced challenge: SER 27' close-coupled stock

If this level of lining is acceptable for you, then it might be worth an experiment :thumb Surely it would be acceptable to anyone? That is kind of you to say ... the danger is one always tends to compare ones own efforts to the likes of Rathbone etc .... I have the right track DVD and watching him...
by Le Corbusier
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Socially-distanced challenge: SER 27' close-coupled stock
Replies: 45
Views: 7579

Re: Socially-distanced challenge: SER 27' close-coupled stock

Can anybody suggest any other techniques, before I go off to spend 10,000 hours getting good with a bow pen? I would not pretend to be an expert, but have achieved goodish results in the following way ..... and to date have only lined 1 coach and one loco so it is not the result of 1,000s of hours....
by Le Corbusier
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 278197

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

I see your point ... unfortunately I am far from qualified to comment. Anybody else? :D

What else might the light be for? :?
by Le Corbusier
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 278197

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

It interested me to note the lantern hanging below the external gallery on the new picture complete with access ladder. Now this may be well known to the majority, but it was new to me ;) , that it was for reading the numbers of passing trains at night and in common parlance called a 'number catcher...
by Le Corbusier
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 278197

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

DanB3F wrote:Great set of photos. What is the wooden post with the circle on the left of those photos? I've not noticed that before.

See post here

viewtopic.php?p=61604#p61604 :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 278197

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

I came across this great early image of the Monsaldale signal box on the Monsaldale face book page, which matches the side view I already have ... fantastic discovery :thumb Signal box.jpg Monsal Dale SB.jpg ...and then the station from above - 1961 - from my elder brother's personal collection :D M...
by Le Corbusier
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 278197

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

Hi Tim, On the recent subject of dry stone walling, I finally managed to find my copy of this little booklet produced by The Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain. Building and repairing dry stone walls.pdf Maybe you have seen something like this before, but I'm going to use it to refresh ...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Boiler Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 2048

Re: Boiler Bands

Beatutiful Work :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 135
Views: 16961

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

If this is Scaleforum, albeit virtual, why is there music at all? There is none at Scaleforum normally. For myself, anything I watch I will probably turn the sound off anyway... It was suggested to me that I should create a trailer video for the show, I thought about it and did. It lasts for one mi...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 135
Views: 16961

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

dcockling wrote:Well so far as my trailer is concerned, it is what it is , like it or not, I have no intention of changing it now. With just over a week to go I still have lots of other things to keep me occupied. :thumb

All the Best
Danny

I quite liked it actually ;)
by Le Corbusier
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 135
Views: 16961

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

I'd suggest music that isn't pompous or arresting - actually totally unemotional music that doesn't actually say anything but gives a background suggesting constant movement and momentum, preferably busy and light, and just not noticeable. The old BTF films had just the right feel, the music seems ...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: scaleforum you tube test run
Replies: 29
Views: 3165

Re: scaleforum you tube test run

The computer said I had become disconnected I think the main problem is the distance from the modem so it might be worth moving the modem on the phone line in the workshop on the day Are you using wifi or ethernet to connect? If wifi might be worth while getting a repeater? Others will know more, b...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: scaleforum you tube test run
Replies: 29
Views: 3165

Re: scaleforum you tube test run

pretty good with much better lighting .... no burn out from the light. However it does go pixalated at times? Very squeeky chair :shock:
by Le Corbusier
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 278197

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

Certainly a creditable attempt Tim. Although I realise this is a first go and you will improve on it, I'm going to be a bit picky, but only in an attempt to be helpful. The stones in the wall face are over large as are the gaps between them. A wall with gaps like that would be about to fall down. A...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: scaleforum you tube test run
Replies: 29
Views: 3165

Re: scaleforum you tube test run

Jeremy - the intensity of light from your lamp onto the modelling tray rather bleaches out the detail and what you are working on. I suggest raising the lamp quite a bit or even using a less bright source. The rest of the room scene was nicely lit in my eyes. Cheers, Chris Or alternatively try damp...
by Le Corbusier
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 278197

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

managed a quick play with some tile grout and PVA :D I am aware that this is very quick and rushed with more care needed as to size and order of stones etc ... but I think there is a chance that this might be a technique that will work - and it is not as laborious a expected :thumb 1 (1).jpg 1.jpg
by Le Corbusier
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 278197

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

I believe that the proper term is extruded polystyrene. I used B&Qs own make acrylic no more nails type glue when I did mine. My concern with just using cork laid directly on top would be that if you did end up putting weight in a localised spot, there would be enough give in the cork for the p...
by Le Corbusier
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 278197

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

Hi Tim, :) I would agree with John, I made additional boards for an upper circuit on Dubbieside about 20 years ago using a version of the material used for insulation in foundation areas, this was tougher and did not take dents, so the foam type underlay was used as I had spare quantities and stuck...
by Le Corbusier
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 278197

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

John Donnelly wrote:I used the extruded polystyrene for my first 'plank' layout and found, whilst making the board that it was very prone to denting and any such dent stayed dented and didn't recover, I certainly wouldn't have laid track on it without the plywood track bed...

Thats good to know :thumb
by Le Corbusier
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 278197

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

Thanks for that link Keith ... I shall follow with interest. One thing I am interested in is whether it might be possible to bond cork directly to the insulation and omit the ply for the trackbed .... given I use bonded chairs to hold the rail with all solderring taking place as part of sub assembli...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 247
Views: 82286

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Those loco springs look just the ticket :thumb

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