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by Mike Garwood
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 156
Views: 12991

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I'm sorry I asked :D
by Mike Garwood
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 156
Views: 12991

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I may have missed this, but is it really necessary to print out the ticket for Scale4 ? I binned my printer years ago. Won't the email receipt do it ?

regards

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 16" Std Bagnall 0-6-0 industrial tank
Replies: 9
Views: 738

Re: 16" Std Bagnall 0-6-0 industrial tank

Gordon

Would the chassis be the same as the High Level Hawthorn Leslie 0-6-0? Might save a bit on time...design wise.

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1954

Re: Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2 tank

Dave
Great work, really impressive. I don't know if you've been asked this before, but what do you use for rivets on the valve gear? The heads look way smaller than I've seen. What's the secret please?

Hope you're keeping well.

regards

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Dullcoat
Replies: 11
Views: 2372

Re: Dullcoat

I understood that Dullcoat was cellulose based. Never had a problem with any of the coaches I've used it on. But then these were covered in a cellulose paint. I've used the can and the stuff out the bottle. Thinned the bottled stuff with cellulose. 50/50 @ 25 psi. I have used the Vallejo acrylic mat...
by Mike Garwood
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T
Replies: 13
Views: 1449

Re: Ivatt 2 2-6-2T

Pete

Count me in ; Std 3 and 4 in the to do pile.

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: PeteT
Topic: Etching concepts, and modelling! - currently 1P and Ivatt class 2...
Replies: 34
Views: 8996

Re: Etching concepts, and modelling! - currently 1P and Ivatt class 2...

Pete
Nice work, I think that rough patch on the cylinder cover will rub out with a 5mm scratch pencil. Might save you a job or two.

regards

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 272
Views: 38016

Re: Crab Comet conversion

Julian There is a slight compromise in where the bogie is positioned. The layouts that this runs on don't have the scaled bends. I think you can just see the compromise in this photo. Dive in with the build. This is a Comet Scot kit and was great fun to build. The photo was by Bernie Baker, taken on...
by Mike Garwood
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 272
Views: 38016

Re: Crab Comet conversion

Gordon

That's a Comet rubbing plate for coaches - still available separately - which I had milled down to the correct thickness (Comet part C59). Fortunately Newport MRS has it's own milling machine. Took about 1mm off the thickness.

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 272
Views: 38016

Re: Crab Comet conversion

I'd agree CSB on a bogie would be a bit of an ask! But that doesn't mean springing can't be used on a bogie. This is the arrangement I have on my Scot. Those who've seen it run will attest to the quality of the chassis - not all my own work admittedly. The bogie is a typical Garwood bodge! :D P10100...
by Mike Garwood
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Eileens Emporium Newsletter Novembber 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 937

Re: Eileens Emporium Newsletter Novembber 2018

Derek

Does this mean you're not going to be stocking the air booth filter replacements? If not, can you suggest a supplier please.

regards

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - New Items Coming Soon
Replies: 85
Views: 22793

Re: Rumney Models - RCH 1927 Tank Wagon Underframes, BR Plate Freight Bogies, Wagon Castings

I have a number of Comet Mk1's with the Comet brass 'slab' soldered onto the underframe. I was hoping that your design might be adapted to allow me to use them without having to un-solder this big brass washer, described on the Comet site as 'Threaded coach bogie rubbing plates, bolts, nuts, pair' ...
by Mike Garwood
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - New Items Coming Soon
Replies: 85
Views: 22793

Re: Rumney Models - RCH 1927 Tank Wagon Underframes, BR Plate Freight Bogies, Wagon Castings

Adapted? To what? Aren't they comprehensive enough as they are? Justin I have a number of Comet Mk1's with the Comet brass 'slab' soldered onto the underframe. I was hoping that your design might be adapted to allow me to use them without having to un-solder this big brass washer, described on the ...
by Mike Garwood
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - New Items Coming Soon
Replies: 85
Views: 22793

Re: Rumney Models - RCH 1927 Tank Wagon Underframes, BR Plate Freight Bogies, Wagon Castings

Very nice Justin. Any idea of price for the kit? I'd be up for a couple of those. Can they be adapted?

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 404
Views: 106933

Re: New Street progress

That is exceptionally convincing Jim, lovely work.

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Perseverance Coach Etches - question re availability
Replies: 10
Views: 2948

Re: Perseverance Coach Etches - question re availability

Hi

I think the owner has recently passed away and I don't think the range has been picked up. I could be wrong on that - but not about the owner.

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Balcombe testing
Replies: 16
Views: 2891

Re: Balcombe testing

Rod

That looks awesome! Which couplings did you standardize on for the freight stock?

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 74
Views: 10071

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Considering the crap day I've just had...I feel my mood lightning, thanks Rob, just what I needed. It looks quite spectacular!

Mike
by Mike Garwood
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Pressfix lining disaster...
Replies: 7
Views: 1483

Re: Pressfix lining disaster...

Hi Andy I've no idea how old the transfer sheet was/is. It's one of pages I had left over from lining all the LMS coaches I built some years ago. But it was still tacky when I peeled the protective cover off to get at them. I'd checked the alignment by running my eye down the length of the coach and...
by Mike Garwood
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Pressfix lining disaster...
Replies: 7
Views: 1483

Re: Pressfix lining disaster...

Thank you all for the suggestions. I tried the meths approach first without any success only dulling the finish of the surrounding area. Tried the micro sol suggestion, I did use a lot of the solution, but you can see the result below. So, bathtime with some cellulose thinners and start again. IMG_1...
by Mike Garwood
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Pressfix lining disaster...
Replies: 7
Views: 1483

Pressfix lining disaster...

Good evening Just finishing off a GWR full brake, in BR maroon (cellulose)...my usual methods employed for getting the lining straight - which on the previous 30 odd coaches worked well. Added the Micro sol, off came the top covering to reveal a donkey's hind leg. Added more micro sol and went about...
by Mike Garwood
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Ultrascale now closed to new orders
Replies: 51
Views: 7526

Re: Ultrascale now closed to new orders

For the last few years, for all the chassis I've wanted (but not having time to build right now) I've ordered wheels ahead of the build. The only wheels I need right now - and I'm in no particular rush - is for a Royal Scot and a Duchess...and I may decide to get rid of these kits as they don't fit ...
by Mike Garwood
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Railex 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 4096

Re: Railex 2018

Thanks John
by Mike Garwood
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Railex 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 4096

Re: Railex 2018

Anyone like to post some photos, for those of us... #tied up in a caravan in Folkestone! #

#edit : not allowed out, not enough brownie points, I blame the painting and decorating gremlins

Mike

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