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by iak
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - Morton 10' Detailing, Milk Tank Castings
Replies: 84
Views: 21128

Re: Rumney Models - Morton 10' Detailing, Milk Tank Castings

See you there Justin. :thumb
Sláinte
Iain
by iak
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Grampus stock naughtiness...
Replies: 22
Views: 5352

Re: Grampus stock naughtiness...

Nearly done.
Primed and ready for preshading.

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More soon.
Sláinte
Iain
by iak
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Of brass and plastic
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Re: Of brass and plastic

Progress down by "the ditch..." 2019-03-20-20-29-30.jpg 2019-03-20-20-35-36.jpg This project had been stalled due to my inate dislike of soldering - I was badly burnt as a wee boy... Having contrived to make a mess of the brake gear, sorry Justin, I have used some of Guy Rixon 's 3d brakes...
by iak
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 152
Views: 15431

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Ooop, better get the cash flow sorted then... :?
by iak
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Wagon floors... Wagon sides... Bare Wood... Worn wood or what?
Replies: 45
Views: 11734

Re: Wagon floors... Wagon sides... Bare Wood... Worn wood or what?

A wee addendum to the protocol for creating that battered bare wood look that I like so much. In addition to the various Lifecolor acrylic paint sets for wood, worn wood, ageing wood, etc; a critical part of the process now is using a very specific primer. AK Interactive do a Grey Primer/Microfille...
by iak
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Wagon floors... Wagon sides... Bare Wood... Worn wood or what?
Replies: 45
Views: 11734

Re: Wagon floors... Wagon sides... Bare Wood... Worn wood or what?

Thank you for the comments gents.
The process for weathering is an art to me; it evolves and develops with experience and thought.
Again, take a look at what the military modelling world gets up to. The techniques are transferrable and developing.

Slàinte
Iain
by iak
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: iak
Topic: Wagon floors... Wagon sides... Bare Wood... Worn wood or what?
Replies: 45
Views: 11734

Re: Wagon floors... Wagon sides... Bare Wood... Worn wood or what?

A wee addendum to the protocol for creating that battered bare wood look that I like so much. In addition to the various Lifecolor acrylic paint sets for wood, worn wood, ageing wood, etc; a critical part of the process now is using a very specific primer. AK Interactive do a Grey Primer/Microfiller...
by iak
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Colin Parks, Scalefour member
Replies: 20
Views: 2092

Re: Colin Parks, Scalefour member

Deepest sympathies to all.
Colin was kind enough to pass on praise and encouragement to me on a number of occasions. A gifted modeller and a true gentleman.
by iak
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Congratulations to Dave Franks et al.
Replies: 14
Views: 907

Re: Congratulations to Dave Franks et al.

Excellent stuff and indeed, well done to all.
The gauge frankly has never worried me, not when the standard of the layout is so high.
I'm actually Glasgow bound as I type this, I'd better make some proper plaudits known...
by iak
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: More 3d and a Medfit.
Replies: 0
Views: 469

More 3d and a Medfit.

More activity at Padgate works. 2019-02-04-20-31-09.jpg 2019-02-04-20-28-20.jpg This Medfit has those wonderful 3d brakes Guy Rixon produces once more - in this case, the RCH 10ft variant. Easy to use and they look fantastic. The vacuum cylinder and the buffers are from Dave Franks' LMS range The ki...
by iak
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Screw Coupling Protocol
Replies: 11
Views: 1494

Re: Screw Coupling Protocol

Thanks Will. I guess it will be 'horses for courses'. The screw couplings on planned fixed rakes can be sized to suit best running, whereas links that are frequently coupled / uncoupled need to be easier to loop over the hook as you suggest. Iain - like the idea of using pencil leads. I ended up us...
by iak
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Screw Coupling Protocol
Replies: 11
Views: 1494

Re: Screw Coupling Protocol

The coupling up is part of the game Jim...
And as for complaints ? News to me, I'll discuss this with my learned colleagues.
by iak
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Screw Coupling Protocol
Replies: 11
Views: 1494

Re: Screw Coupling Protocol

The long etch is useful for that added length. A purest might wish to us the short mind. I do not spring the coupling as I simply do not find it necessary on my stock. Running stock on Mostyn, we have tried to keep to basics and that appears to work - sprung drawbars "can" be a source of t...
by iak
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 38892

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

:D :D :D
by iak
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 38892

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

I thought we had reached seasons end with all this misplaced nonsense about Los Marillos... However, I FEAR some will always be clutching at straws with regards to the past and not be brave enough to move on. My marbles are well known for being wonky but this band continue to thrill with their sound...
by iak
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: New products from Lanarkshire Models
Replies: 63
Views: 14646

Re: New products from Lanarkshire Models

More to add to the shopping list then...
A veritable Scottish overload...
by iak
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Jeremy Good
Topic: Wagon Corner
Replies: 18
Views: 4882

Re: Wagon Corner

Nice... :thumb
by iak
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Grampus stock naughtiness...
Replies: 22
Views: 5352

Re: Grampus stock naughtiness...

Some further Grampi are being brought to fruition here at "Padgate Works," some featuring some rather tasty brake gear frae Guy Rixon of this abode... 2019-01-23-16-25-11.jpg Another unfitted Grampus here, showing the brake gear that Guy kindly produced after my prompting. Very effective a...
by iak
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 152
Views: 15431

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

ArthurK wrote:
The J72 (short bunker) will be shipping within days. The long bunker needs to have the instructions finished, then it too will be released. Give me a couple of weeks for that. I will send a PM when it is ready.


ArthurK


Better find my cheque book then methinks...
by iak
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale
Replies: 31
Views: 4478

Re: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale

Nuff said... Onwards I say.
Even my wife is impressed, now that "is" worth using maybe :D ???
by iak
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Any Wheel and size!
Replies: 62
Views: 7266

Re: Any Wheel and size!

Crepello wrote:Now if the Society were friendly with a tyre supplier ...


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by iak
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rixon Finescale Models
Replies: 14
Views: 3137

Re: Rixon Finescale Models

Order coming this evening
Thanks Guy, greatly appreciated :thumb
by iak
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rixon Finescale Models
Replies: 14
Views: 3137

Re: Rixon Finescale Models

Excellent news sir. :thumb So 3'1" wagon wheels seem appropriate. I have some stock of those wheelbases in need of brakes. Frankly, me and soldering irons do not get on; at least on things that small... I must get some baseplates as well of all of the wheelbases, apart frae any newer ones like ...
by iak
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rixon Finescale Models
Replies: 14
Views: 3137

Re: Rixon Finescale Models

Hallo Guy
Are you open to further suggestions with regards to brake gear?
Might I suggest some RCH reversible shoe items in 11ft and 12ft wheelbase.
The 10 ft ones I bought area eliciting some great interest from others I have shown them to.

Slàinte
Iain
by iak
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Alpha Mill
Replies: 130
Views: 18164

Re: Alpha Mill

Something else to have a gander at on Saturday then...
Smashing job mind :thumb

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