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by iak
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 272
Views: 47608

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: 6025

Re: Wagons full of rubbish...

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

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by iak
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Of brass and plastic
Replies: 3
Views: 1035

Re: Of brass and plastic

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

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by iak
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Grampus stock naughtiness...
Replies: 23
Views: 6179

Re: Grampus stock naughtiness...

It's finished finally!

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by iak
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: G.W.R P22 / BR(W) Herring ballast hopper.
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: G.W.R P22 / BR(W) Herring ballast hopper.

Whooooosh :thumb
by iak
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rixon Finescale Models
Replies: 17
Views: 4031

Re: Rixon Finescale Models

Ordered this afternoon with thanks.
A fun winter awaits... :D
by iak
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rixon Finescale Models
Replies: 17
Views: 4031

Re: Rixon Finescale Models

Hallo again Guy.
Did you ever get around to drawing up 9' wheelbase brake gear with reversible shoes?
I would certainly purchase a significant number for PO wagons and such. :thumb

Slàinte
Iain
by iak
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
Replies: 9
Views: 1907

Re: Lanarkshire Models & Supplies

Nice...... :thumb
by iak
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - New Items Coming Soon
Replies: 85
Views: 22886

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: 23
Views: 6179

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: 3
Views: 1035

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: 162
Views: 18799

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: 12633

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: 12633

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: 12633

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: 2695

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: 1245

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: 742

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: 1767

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: 1767

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: 1767

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: 42038

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: 42038

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: 15686

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: 5166

Re: Wagon Corner

Nice... :thumb

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