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by iak
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?
Replies: 70
Views: 6267

Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

Now that is a positive... :thumb
by iak
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Southwark Bridge Layout
Replies: 18
Views: 1648

Re: Southwark Bridge Layout

Fascinating stuff.
I need a period in a dark room :thumb
by iak
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Eridge
Replies: 14
Views: 883

Re: Eridge

Impressive and inspiring.
To think that you have built this post gremlins and misfortune with Mk1.
A very nice beastie gentleman. :thumb
by iak
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Drighlington and Adwalton
Replies: 15
Views: 960

Re: Drighlington and Adwalton

Very nice!
That looks a lovely bolthole to play trains in.
I enjoyed the presentation, great stuff.
by iak
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: North Norfolk
Topic: North Elmham NNAG Layout
Replies: 15
Views: 5080

Re: North Elmham NNAG Layout

Stunningly conceived layout.
I greatly enjoyed your contribution to todays bytes; sorry bash...
by iak
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Boston Frodsham
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Re: Boston Frodsham

It is a nice wee beastie Mike. :thumb
by iak
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Chivers Kits Return...
Replies: 18
Views: 2741

Chivers Kits Return...

It appears that the range of plastic kits Roger Chivers used to produce are in the process of being put back into production... One of his sons is putting them together at the moment and it's worth watching MDV's are definitely on the acquisition list. My current build needs...
by iak
Fri May 29, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: More ballast wagon fun.
Replies: 0
Views: 1180

More ballast wagon fun.

Roger Chivers produced a gaggle of ballast/engineering wagons in his much missed plastic range. This thread sees a Lamprey on the workdesk.

The basic kit with Bedford bouncy bits.

One of ends having some details removed. In time, these latches will be replaced with new ones.

The Ambis brake etch is in place as are the brakes. These are courtesy of 3D whizz Guy Rixon and I tend to use his brake assemblies most of the time these days.

This beastie should be finished soon.
by iak
Fri May 29, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Vacuum braked 21t Coal wagons
Replies: 0
Views: 1208

Vacuum braked 21t Coal wagons

The Roger Chivers range of plastic kits is much missed by many and with good reason. They were pretty accurate and easy to build. They also were very upgradeable - the 21t vacuum fitted minerals being a case in point. The kit is buildable as either of the the two Diagrams - Dia1/119 or Dia1/120. 202...
by iak
Fri May 29, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: BR Fruit Vans
Replies: 3
Views: 670

Re: BR Fruit Vans

Geoff Kent, in "The 4mm Wagon" Vol 2, reprofiles the kit ends and sides, and uses the kit roof, flattened slightly; however, if you have a spare Ratio roof it produces a better result, I feel. You've stolen my thunder here Noel as that is exactly the path I am following. Mind, that is the...
by iak
Thu May 28, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: BR Fruit Vans
Replies: 3
Views: 670

BR Fruit Vans

An auld project that has been reactivated. The early Fruit Vans built by British Rail were based on an auld LMS Van design; Parkside have produced the kit for these beasties. The build is of three vans, including one oddball... 2020-05-19-11-24-31.jpg 2020-05-19-11-26-55.jpg 2020-05-28-17-52-08.jpg ...
by iak
Thu May 28, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Grampus stock naughtiness...
Replies: 25
Views: 12182

Re: Grampus stock naughtiness...

I have been anonymous here abouts for some reason but I have not been too lazy. I am attaching some images here of the fitted Grampi project as it was before the lockdown. Having left them at the clubroom, I shall attack them with renewed vigour - door banger frenzy, etc... 2019-09-26-17-53-19.jpg 2...
by iak
Sat May 09, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Ralph's workbench
Replies: 52
Views: 7248

Re: Ralph's workbench

Gorgeous beasties Ralph :thumb
by iak
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: D95 banana van
Replies: 27
Views: 3660

Re: D95 banana van

Very nice Guy.
Is this going to appear in your shop?
by iak
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...
Replies: 54
Views: 6149

Re: AK Weathering Wash for Panzer Grey...

The AK range has its uses, used it myself for some years.
The AMMO by Mig range is probably the most versatile.
Subtlety is the game in weathering as we know and these products allow that, with practice and care.
Have to say that the MR wagons look pretty decent thus far :thumb
by iak
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
Replies: 27
Views: 8335

Re: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies

Take it easy David, just keep the medicinal beverages handy... :thumb
by iak
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 109
Views: 42010

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

Now then, rather splendid looking Ralph.
Wakefield beckons..... :thumb
by iak
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: 4 wheel wagons rigid or non-rigid chassis?
Replies: 12
Views: 2195

Re: 4 wheel wagons rigid or non-rigid chassis?

Le Corbusier wrote:
iak wrote: is rigid downstairs.
:shock: :o ..... :D

Easy now... ;)
by iak
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: 4 wheel wagons rigid or non-rigid chassis?
Replies: 12
Views: 2195

Re: 4 wheel wagons rigid or non-rigid chassis?

The vast majority of the stock I've built over the years, including for Mostyn, is rigid downstairs. Yes, I have started using sprung chassis and sprung w-irons but that is on longer than 10 ft wheelbase or because of aesthetic reasons (hallo Justin...) Sticking to the principles of everything being...
by iak
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 164
Views: 43896

Re: Alpha Mill

Magnificent to see this all coming together...
by iak
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Vehicle dynamics and trackholding
Topic: Better Running
Replies: 16
Views: 3254

Re: Better Running

I just apply a bit of persistence, patience and reasoning. Should an item misbehave, why? Work the issues and make changes. Be prepared to pay for wheels, proper ones. Test run extensively; the most recent items spent 2 hours running around Mostyn. Now nothing misbehaved but if anything had, it woul...
by iak
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Exactoscale wagon couplings - a problem
Replies: 6
Views: 3027

Re: Exactoscale wagon couplings - a problem

....why, oh why, do the links fall out of the hook- nearly every time - I put them away and then take them back out, half a dozen will have parted company with each other. ... I used to close up the gap with a pair of pliers after inserting the top link. No falling out after that. I agree with our ...
by iak
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 301
Views: 84587

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Caley overload! No complaints here
All these advances are changing our hobby so quickly, it's quite bewildering.
Now if someone would delve into the world of the CLC... ;)
by iak
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Wagons full of rubbish...
Replies: 21
Views: 10749

Re: Wagons full of rubbish...

Yet more decrepit, filthy items finished. Used ballast heading for the tip...


by iak
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Of brass and plastic
Replies: 3
Views: 1831

Re: Of brass and plastic

Another finished item, delayed by further health travails. Frustration abated finally...


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