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by jim s-w
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 407
Views: 123321

Re: New Street progress

One of my earlier DMU conversions was a class 120. Built from Craftsman overlays on a Lima 117 it's done many shows on Moor Street and was probably due a bit of an overhaul. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/class-120-at-brettell-road.jpg I had already rebuilt the underframe to better ma...
by jim s-w
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 574
Views: 135140

Re: Brettell Road

Thanks tony.

It’s really thin latex from a glove. I got a box years ago before covid made them like gold dust!

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 574
Views: 135140

Re: Brettell Road

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/class-27-new-buffers.jpg Something that always bugged me about my Heljan class 27 was the somewhat odd buffers. A long time ago i got a set of replacements from Sutton Loco Works and its just one of those things I never quite got around to. Well now tha...
by jim s-w
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Phoenix Paints
Replies: 24
Views: 1592

Re: Phoenix Paints

Well, there's an opportunity for someone to step in and do it cheaper with new technology :-) The photos on the Precision website suggest the tyre treads are at least as grooved as Gibson ones. So some polishing will be required before fitting to locos. For at least a year now all the gibson wheels...
by jim s-w
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 574
Views: 135140

Re: Brettell Road

I understand that you are aware of scaling colours (not overusing blacks etc) but was wondering if a dark wet night might make for harsher contrasts? Or does the layout lighting achieve that by having low light accentuate the grunge? Not criticising, just interested! Andrew It’s a good question And...
by jim s-w
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 574
Views: 135140

Re: Brettell Road

Serjt-Dave wrote:Well done and have you started doing my station building yet? LOL.
Dave


Erm? :shock: :?
by jim s-w
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 574
Views: 135140

Re: Brettell Road

Bit of a random post this time but I have been revisiting a few things. Be warned though these are all really subtle and if I didn't point them out I suspect no one would ever know. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/prairie-safety-valves.jpg Starting with the safety valves on my prairie....
by jim s-w
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Pull the Other One!
Replies: 24
Views: 1689

Re: Pull the Other One!

Hi built one for Brettell road before I decided handset control was more suitable for what I was doing. I’ve still got it though and agree, it’s a great tactile thing to fiddle with.

A long row of them looks great Dave
by jim s-w
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brassmasters Duchess test build
Replies: 39
Views: 5806

Re: Brassmasters Duchess test build

Great stuff Mark.
by jim s-w
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brassmasters Duchess test build
Replies: 39
Views: 5806

Re: Brassmasters Duchess test build

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/tender-body-front-detail-1.jpg Progress on my tender build continues. This is the front end with some of the detail started. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/tender-body-rear-detail-1.jpg And the rear end. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-cont...
by jim s-w
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2021 shows cancelled due to covid19
Replies: 3
Views: 990

2021 shows cancelled due to covid19

Seems some of 2021s shows are not going ahead due to covid.

St Albans show is kinda understandable being in January but also Derby in 2021. The latter seems to be led by the venue rather than the club.
by jim s-w
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 574
Views: 135140

Re: Brettell Road

One little project I have been dipping in and out of now and then has been the station buildings for part 2 of Brettell Road. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/BR-small-building.jpg This is the smaller building. The real buildings at Brettell Lane were wooden but of a GWR origin. As Bret...
by jim s-w
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 97
Views: 34432

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

Last time I ended with a selection of Eddie Stobart vehicles that looked somewhat nervous, not without good reason. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/DAF-2800s.jpg The simple (or should I say least mauled) option from these is shown on the right. Basically a simple repaint with a new hea...
by jim s-w
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 97
Views: 34432

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

Terry Bendall wrote:So when you want to model a road+rail parcel depot ....


The plan was to include the one at curzon street

All very nice Jim. What is the source of the transfers please?

Terry Bendall


Modelmaster I think. Fox N gauge for the smaller versions
by jim s-w
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 97
Views: 34432

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

With apologies to those coming here to see trains road vehicles are still drawing my attention. This time let's start with some Leyland products. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/leyland-road-runner.jpg The Leyland roadrunner (1984 version). A combination of cab and wheels from Road tra...
by jim s-w
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 97
Views: 34432

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

Normally here

https://www.waylandgames.co.uk/spray-pr ... esults=267

Currently OOS. I normally buy them in 2s or 3s

HTH

Jim
by jim s-w
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 97
Views: 34432

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

David B wrote:Testors Dullcote is excellent and cheaper.


Eh? Dullcote is £7 for 85ml. Army painter is £8 for 400ml
by jim s-w
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 97
Views: 34432

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

Hi Philip

It’s dead matt. I’ve never had any problems with it.

HTH

Jim
by jim s-w
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 97
Views: 34432

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

Thanks andy

I used the transparent paper for these. Inkjet printer and sealed with a few coats of matt varnish (army painter) before use.

HTH

Jim
by jim s-w
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 97
Views: 34432

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/oxford-maxi.jpg Lets start with the humble Austin Maxi. A recent-ish release from Oxford Diecast. My first impression was 'they have used their oversized tyres again but on looking at the real thing I think what threw this one off was the track was too ...
by jim s-w
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 574
Views: 135140

Re: Brettell Road

Thanks Lindsay

Everything has varnish to make it look wet but I’m wondering if I need some darkening as well. My pot of Tamiya smoke is Looking worried. Need to do some more experimenting I think.

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 574
Views: 135140

Re: Brettell Road

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/canal-2.jpg Back in the early days of Brettell Road I represented rain falling on the canal as seen above. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/canal-BW-1.jpg Over the years however the effect of this became lost so I have revisited this area o...
by jim s-w
Thu May 28, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: BR Fruit Vans
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: BR Fruit Vans

Hi Iain

These kits have the wrong profile ends. The roof is more like a br standard van and not like an LMS van. A common trick is to use the ends from the ratio van in their place.

HTH

Jim
by jim s-w
Wed May 27, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Andy W
Topic: M.R. 0-4-0T 0F
Replies: 10
Views: 1502

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

Great stuff Andy
by jim s-w
Wed May 20, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Andy W
Topic: GWR query
Replies: 18
Views: 1442

Re: GWR query

As the lines are inside a panel can’t you use a wash and the capillary effect to get the result you want easily?

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