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by Andy W
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Hartington (Derbyshire)
Replies: 9
Views: 1208

Re: Hartington (Derbyshire)

Bob, if you’re having fun then surely you can just enjoy your layout? Or is that heresy?
by Andy W
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 97
Views: 34434

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

O.k. thanks. Again, superb models Jim.
A
by Andy W
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 97
Views: 34434

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

Lovely work as usual Jim. Interesting that you printed the logos on crafty transfer paper. Were these the white paper or transparent? Did you use an inkjet or laser printer? If the latter how did you fix them before using? Thanks, A.
by Andy W
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 352
Views: 93551

Re: The Burford Branch

Time consuming but rather wonderful.
by Andy W
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Motor Shorting
Replies: 32
Views: 1737

Re: Motor Shorting

"So I am confused but happy...." a perfectly normal state of mind for members of this forum.

"...I use heat shrink sleeve over the motor tags..." a great tip John.
by Andy W
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 108
Views: 6184

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

Re soldering up what wasn’t meant to be soldered - you are far from alone. Agree oiling a piece under construction feels odd. Another way of creating a solder barrier is to use a felt tip pen. It doesn’t run and can be cleaned off easily when the soldering is done.
by Andy W
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: M.R. 0-4-0T 0F
Replies: 10
Views: 1502

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

Thanks Julian, it's precision MR red on top of Halfords primer. Of course the next step is to weather it. Are we insane? We spend all this effort to get a good finish and then cover it in grime??????
by Andy W
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Flymo748
Topic: Airfix 48xx with High Level Kits chassis
Replies: 108
Views: 6184

Re: Beer and Buckjumpers

Paul. Interesting to read about your approach to coupling rod thickness. I was checking the running of my shelf of shame chassis and only one didn’t run too well which had thinner (I.e. one layer) rods. Perhaps, even at our small scale, there are stresses involved?
by Andy W
Thu May 28, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 42
Views: 2506

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Tremendous work Mike. When you replace your gearboxes do you anticipate having to change the wheels? Or do you use a wheel press?
by Andy W
Thu May 28, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build
Replies: 57
Views: 4934

Re: Socially Distanced Challenge – CR Class 488 Build

Lindsay, a really interesting build of a wonderfully eccentric loco. For what it’s worth I’d try and keep the pipe work etc as separate units whenever possible. It’ll make painting easier. Just keep the parts safely!
by Andy W
Thu May 28, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Brassmaster 4F The journey
Replies: 31
Views: 3899

Re: Brassmaster 4F The journey

Dave, I hope you resolve your chassis issues as the body deserves something good to run on.
by Andy W
Thu May 28, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Andy W
Topic: M.R. 0-4-0T 0F
Replies: 10
Views: 1502

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

Alan: I promise I’ll tweak the 3 links the next time it’s taken out of storage. Enigma: wheels are Gibson’s. “It would look great in my standard corporate steam engine green....“ No. Not allowed. :) P.S. there’s been discussion on young Flymo’s thread about using conductive paint for split axles. I’...
by Andy W
Tue May 26, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: M.R. 0-4-0T 0F
Replies: 10
Views: 1502

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

Distortion
by Andy W
Tue May 26, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: M.R. 0-4-0T 0F
Replies: 10
Views: 1502

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 r...
by Andy W
Sun May 24, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 5276

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

No. 16 has bundles of character. Your locos really do give the impression of weight. Marvellous.
by Andy W
Sat May 23, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1141
Views: 192497

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

Many of those small lads would have been caught up in the horrors of WW1.
by Andy W
Sat May 23, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: GWR query
Replies: 18
Views: 1442

Re: GWR query

That’s terrific Andy. One central entwined logo looks the way to go.
by Andy W
Wed May 20, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Andy W
Topic: GWR query
Replies: 18
Views: 1442

Re: GWR query

If it’s good enough for you Martin, it’s certainly good enough for me.
by Andy W
Tue May 19, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: GWR query
Replies: 18
Views: 1442

Re: GWR query

Thanks chaps. I probably will leave the inner line out - but the guilt is already with me......
by Andy W
Mon May 18, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: GWR query
Replies: 18
Views: 1442

GWR query

A couple of long term residents of my Shelf of Shame are two GWR vehicles, a W1 parcels van kit bash and a Picnic saloon from Shirescenes. Being a Midland modeller this is unfamiliar territory for me. I've tried to research where and which crests would be correct. I've Photoshopped the following ont...
by Andy W
Sun May 17, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson LMS Compound
Replies: 66
Views: 9829

Re: Gibson LMS Compound

However your paint finish looks really good Julian.
by Andy W
Sat May 16, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson LMS Compound
Replies: 66
Views: 9829

Re: Gibson LMS Compound

Blue tack is very useful to mask small details and the inside of locomotive buffers. To keep coach buffers clean the sharp end of a toothpick does the job.
by Andy W
Thu May 14, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Mark Tatlow
Topic: A Highland Miscellany
Replies: 300
Views: 97112

Re: A Highland Miscellany

The definition of a fool is a man (because it’s usually a man!) who trips over the same stone twice. I know!

But tripping is the best way to learn.
by Andy W
Thu May 14, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Brass preparation for painting
Replies: 29
Views: 5220

Re: Brass preparation for painting

I use an ultrasonic bath when I think there may be some fibres or flux lurking around, but I only add tepid water. The machine should heat up itself. Don’t get too scientific about this, take the simple route. Clean, protect from dust under a see through container then spray with a primer. Dust is t...

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