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by Ashley
Sat May 02, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Comparing paints
Replies: 7
Views: 5510

Re: Comparing paints

I'm bilingual as I speak English and American, comes in handy when visiting the in-laws. I also model American. So lets talk box car reds. :twisted: If you lined up five boxcars, one each from say from the Southern, Santa Fe, SP, UP and PRR, the colors should progress from brown, to rich red-brown, ...
by Ashley
Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway
Replies: 74
Views: 25025

Re: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway

Hi Ashley Further to you point, that answered my original question (thanks) I don't think is so much that its a lack of niceness but more a greater understanding of what the audience is looking at. Perhaps, conversely increasing the value of the 'thats nice comment?' While some of us may post a pic...
by Ashley
Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Horse drawn carts, Goods and loads more
Replies: 2
Views: 3194

Re: Horse drawn carts, Goods and loads more

I imagine you won't get a lot of response over posting this link. However, whilst I already had it in my bookmarks folder, your post did remind me to go and revisit the site, which was a very useful reminder to not forget what we take for granted. Thank you.
by Ashley
Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Test tracks
Replies: 9
Views: 7063

Re: Test tracks

When I use to model American outline, I use to routinely replace all the wheels for the best quality metal ones that I could get. If you don't get the basics things consistent then working to tighter tolerances leads to higher, not less unreliability.
by Ashley
Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway
Replies: 74
Views: 25025

Re: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway

Perhaps then the fact that forum doesn't support social/internet niceties is a good thing, but OTOH perhaps not? I don't see any 'fact' in the above, just opinion. Regards So let me see if I have got this straight, because I'm a bear of little brains, and can become easily confused... Jim S-W says ...
by Ashley
Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Test tracks
Replies: 9
Views: 7063

Re: Test tracks

Excellent test track idea that gains evidence from practice.
by Ashley
Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway
Replies: 74
Views: 25025

Re: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway

Good point, but I would disagree. I disagree because those "that's nice" comments are the equivalent of social lubrication. The little things that at first glance appear meaningless, but have purpose. A bit like saying hello & how are you really. A totally meaningless question question...
by Ashley
Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Best adhesive for RTR additions
Replies: 8
Views: 5194

Re: Best adhesive for RTR additions

Have you tried an epoxy based super glue like Hafix?

What about Gorilla glue?

Personally I'd be inclined to drill and pin the plastic to the metal.
by Ashley
Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Weights
Replies: 4
Views: 2776

Re: Weights

I posted what I'm experimenting with in another part of the forum, linky: http://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=304 I would agree that the range for an axle weight is somewhere between 20 and up to a maximum of 30 grams per axle, assuming that you are intending to run white metal w...
by Ashley
Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Rotary Valve Gear Crab
Replies: 13
Views: 6614

Re: Rotary Valve Gear Crab

That is a very nice piece of work you've done, and I'm looking forward to seeing you post further progress in due course. I am at this point in time knuckling down to building track, and everything else is on hold until the track is done. So I appreciate seeing locomotives and wagons being made, as ...
by Ashley
Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Bachmann BR 16 Ton mineral wagons
Replies: 18
Views: 8060

Re: Bachmann BR 16 Ton mineral wagons

Well that is a good question, and the answer all depends on what you want! Technically, all my sprung wagons are my best runners just as built, with no added weight, but I only have a few, and I have not yet run a train to see if they stringline? So, my recommendation is to add some weight to them, ...
by Ashley
Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway
Replies: 74
Views: 25025

Re: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway

Gosh, who would have thought that a simple model thread could so quickly disintegrate like this? Hum, not getting political, but Mike has a point. Forums are for the member, and if you are on the committee you are also a member. Members contribute to the forum and by doing so become stakeholders, th...
by Ashley
Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Bachmann BR 16 Ton mineral wagons
Replies: 18
Views: 8060

Re: Bachmann BR 16 Ton mineral wagons

Probably breaking the forum rules now by posting this link to my RMweb workbench thread, but it is easier than repeating everything on there, here. Anyway, if you follow the link you will see a wagon with Bill Bedford replacement chassis, which is most excellent. http://tinyurl.com/4bkm9w I've been ...

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