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by mickeym
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2017
Replies: 67
Views: 12346

Re: Scalefour North 2017

This weekend already :)
I have my shiny membership card ( I book early!)

But my "mojo" (dont like that word, at all) has been posted as "Missing" - I hope a trip to Wakefield will go someway to restore it somewhat.
by mickeym
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 106517

Re: Brettell Road

With regard to the weather sheets on open cabs, I see that Mikkel on his ever interesting Farthing blog has used some 0.05mm aluminium sheeting to replicate wagon sheets
http://farthinglayouts.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/fake-news-and-wagons-sheets.html#more
by mickeym
Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Lincoln Model Railway Show 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1071

Re: Lincoln Model Railway Show 2017

Lincoln show is to be held somewhere near Newark :shock: Might not be a bad idea to put that info in the title ;)

Still its just about walkable/accessible from the stations in Newark and what I see of Tredethy on your blog and another look at Diesels in the Duchy could make it worth the hike :)
by mickeym
Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Devon Riviera (DRAG)
Topic: Back to a circuit of 'O' gauge on the floor!
Replies: 3
Views: 5780

Re: Back to a circuit of 'O' gauge on the floor!

They are rather characterful those railbuses - ideal for some North Kernow style carryings on
Should it be not be Commodore Kernow now, if you have a bigger fleet at hand? :)
by mickeym
Sat Aug 13, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: C+L Finescale Special Offers on P4 Products
Replies: 7
Views: 2431

Re: C+L Finescale Special Offers on P4 Products

Thank you for the "heads up", as they say :)
by mickeym
Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Goods Yard Point Lever Position
Replies: 4
Views: 1395

Re: Goods Yard Point Lever Position

There is one at the bottom right of this picture of a class 25 in the sidings at Liskeard - Seems to be what I would recall as standard distance :)

http://www.class25.info/photograph_pages/individual_photos/760615_25080_Liskeard.htm
by mickeym
Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Interesting modern track joint
Replies: 3
Views: 1281

Interesting modern track joint

Well I thought it was....
I presume the wooden sleepers are used specifically for the joint between the FB and BH rail? But neither m friend or I, who are both pretty familiar with up-close views of railway lines, know not why this may be so....

WP_20160630_16_25_30_Pro.jpg
by mickeym
Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Exeter MRS Show 02/03 July please any directions
Replies: 26
Views: 6655

Re: Exeter MRS Show 02/03 July please any directions

Thank you for all the pictures :)
Seeing as I dozed off about at the Warren and woke up at Tiverton for just long enough to go grrrr! they are most useful to show me what I missed!
by mickeym
Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Attwood Aggregates - new ballast supplier
Replies: 7
Views: 4294

Re: Attwood Aggregates - new ballast supplier

Modern ballast is graded to pass through a 3" riddle, so 1mm is about right for 4mm scale :)
by mickeym
Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Exeter MRS Show 02/03 July please any directions
Replies: 26
Views: 6655

Exeter MRS Show 02/03 July please any directions

Evening all Could anyone advise on the easiest way to get from St Davids (or any other station) to Matford to see the show on the Saturday afternoon I know where Matford is , but only vaguely from post work taxi travel, nearly a decade ago,in the dark!...... IF any can help, I'd be quite grateful :)
by mickeym
Wed May 25, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: ABS Models
Replies: 3
Views: 2288

Re: ABS Models

I believe he is a member on one or two or forums if you wished to mail him.
by mickeym
Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Keep Down Smoke
Replies: 11
Views: 3299

Re: Keep Down Smoke

Buy a wood burning stove and see it all in reality - its just the same; but it doesn't move. In large engine sheds, one sees "canopies" where the locomotive engines were fired up - They are not to take the smoke away, smoke obviously rises anyway - They act like an extension to the chimney...
by mickeym
Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?
Replies: 79
Views: 13171

Re: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?

This thread made me buy* a couple more Lionheart 7mm wagons! They must be the bargain of the century.

*I'm not a proper modeller, never claim to be either ;)
by mickeym
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?
Replies: 79
Views: 13171

Re: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?

Where are those 'Like' and 'Dislike' buttons!! They could've come in very useful throughout this thread! ;) Pleased to see so much support aimed at the humble servants who support our hobby! Indeed where are those buttons? There seems to be a lot of mumping about the cost of model railway stuff of ...
by mickeym
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Keep Down Smoke
Replies: 11
Views: 3299

Re: Keep Down Smoke

As above
any fire when newly lit tends to create a lot of smoke, if it is "over done" with fuel, compared to one that is slowly brought to life with care - My neighbours know I know this well :D
by mickeym
Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2016
Replies: 50
Views: 9565

Re: Scalefour North 2016

I rather like this photo so I thought I would share it with ya' all http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll185/Mickey_Matn/WP_20160416_15_39_40_Pro_zpsuy9ep4b2.jpg oh and this one! http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll185/Mickey_Matn/c570944c-3abd-4970-9b04-52f96c62433c_zpsdomyix3k.jpg
by mickeym
Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2016
Replies: 50
Views: 9565

Re: Scalefour North 2016

Very good show I thought, though I only had a couple of hours there today - May have to return tomorrow and spend some money on proper things - All I bought today were some sheets of Exactoscale "road setts" (they are near enuff to represent breeze blocks in 2mm scale :shock: ). I didn't v...
by mickeym
Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Problem with non-drying paint
Replies: 10
Views: 2639

Re: Problem with non-drying paint

I would just spray it with some random (choose to taste) enamel paint....
Don't go over thinking about it works sometimes.

I used to paint vintage R Royce chassis when I was 19ish, we used [i]hammerite mainly - Its not what you use, it is how you use it ;)[/i]
by mickeym
Sat Mar 19, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 106517

Re: Brettell Road

I like that :) I glued a Wills Flatiron body sort of together when I was but a child! IF you invent a line of rail, it obviously never really existed - But all the locomotives that did really exist were already busy elsewhere , so in one way you have to invent engines in order to fill your locomotiv...
by mickeym
Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: The 2mm Society'Easitrac' Point Kit
Replies: 45
Views: 8747

Re: The 2mm Society'Easitrac' Point Kit

DCC Concepts appear to be going to enter the field......

http://www.dccconcepts.com/catalogue/g/track-and-track-making-parts
by mickeym
Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Hornby CDA
Replies: 13
Views: 3172

Re: Hornby CDA

A "box fresh" CDA weighs 60g according to my kitchen scales.
by mickeym
Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Green grow the rushes 'O
Replies: 12
Views: 2967

Re: Green grow the rushes 'O

Something tells me that high quality note paper cut into fine strips would do the job of looking like the leaves of larger marginals...... At the bottom of the garden, I have some Yellow Flag (iris) that I borrowed many years ago from the St Erth reaches of the Hayle River - I am sure they will gro...
by mickeym
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: End to.end compromises
Replies: 26
Views: 6473

Re: End to.end compromises

Take a look at Chris Nevard's Catcott Birtle layout - a simple (but very attractive) through station fed by a sector plate fiddle yard at each end (4 roads each, allowing 7 trains to pass through the scene before the sequence is repeated - you need one free road in one of the fiddle yards at any on...
by mickeym
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Green grow the rushes 'O
Replies: 12
Views: 2967

Re: Green grow the rushes 'O

I believe it was the shape of the tool used to make the indent that actually looked like a Frog; which if you think about it; it probably does!
by mickeym
Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Materials and Techniques
Topic: Exactoscale Architectural Surfaces
Replies: 7
Views: 2089

Re: Exactoscale Architectural Surfaces

I do yeah but it must be 20 years ago! The texture,relief and colour of the bricks was fab and it seemed to tell you how to make it look aged!! Very gently as I recall, and careful in the applying of it to would be walls with its one-hit stickyness! Wasn't it "printed" in someway to get th...

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