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by beachboy
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: How clean are paint thinners?
Replies: 23
Views: 4325

Re: How clean are paint thinners?

Steve, Its worth stacking up the models for warmer days. If your going to purchase more Rustins. Consider two bottles, possibly the smaller version, & keep it solely for dunking your needle in, then wipe across a flat K.Towel surface. Another thing I often see is people prime bare metal with Hal...
by beachboy
Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: How clean are paint thinners?
Replies: 23
Views: 4325

Re: How clean are paint thinners?

Steve, If my memory is correct. Judging by the spotless cleaning of your models. A downside, is the minute specs that will become unseen from cleaning materials, until the opening air spray lifts them, and they become every-where. But when mixed into paint, become visible. If you tried spraying outs...
by beachboy
Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Craig Warton
Topic: Horsing around - D&S GWR N8 Horse box
Replies: 13
Views: 3255

Re: Horsing around - D&S GWR N8 Horse box

Hi Guy, Just read your comment, with some idea's. Have you thought of a separate paint 'station' akin to the MDF version that GamesWorkshop sold. Being a self contained unit that holds the paints, brushes, palettes etc. Which can be lifted up by the handle recesses, and put away whilst 'drying', or ...
by beachboy
Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: Edwardian Wagons
Replies: 35
Views: 7743

Re: Edwardian Wagons

I would of thought Guy, that if you put a chamfer both sides, the ( tongue & groove ? ) sheets will become weakened. With a few tons of coal leaning on the one side may then pose structual problem. I also would consider the chamfer to be only really effective, when paint is applied, thus damp &a...
by beachboy
Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: garethashenden
Topic: Edwardian Wagons
Replies: 35
Views: 7743

Re: Edwardian Wagons

Hi Gareth, You may be aware of the article in Railway Archive No13, about early North London coal trade. The Windsor pic of dumb buffered wagons include some smaller wagons, one of three painted NLR. Thought they would make nice scratchbuilds to go with your Brake Van. Compared to the Parry & Cl...
by beachboy
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Request on behalf of a new member
Replies: 7
Views: 2676

Re: Request on behalf of a new member

'Of the top of my head' :- Looking at the current Wild Swan Book List there are three Books on Loco Modelling. Two of which were reveiwed in recent S4 News by Ivan Tan. Which reveiws I trust can be accessed from the Scanned News copies on this site. Together with all the past copies which must conta...
by beachboy
Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: jon price
Topic: Connah's Quay terminus and main office building
Replies: 11
Views: 2645

Re: Connah's Quay terminus and main office building

Jon, If it helps, I generally apply as a rough guide :- Old small cast tiled roofs, that tend to sag under the weight, over rotting timbers etc. were finished off with a thick mix of pug for the ridge & roof tiles. Which from my experience crumbles in time, & need replacing ( often as part o...
by beachboy
Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: jon price
Topic: Connah's Quay terminus and main office building
Replies: 11
Views: 2645

Re: Connah's Quay terminus and main office building

Hi Jon, Nice model. You will find the Ridge Tiles sit on a mortar mix. The Chimney to Roof Tiles/Slates, to allow for movement, would be sealed from rolls of lead sheet. Tesco's 'Pure' milk containers have a good metal foil gasket which may be ideal. Humbrol No1 & a touch of silver mix - add bla...
by beachboy
Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Calming an Exhibition Manager's Nerves!
Replies: 161
Views: 39274

Re: Glenmutchkin - Tracklaying

Hello Mark, Your layout looks to have the potential to become a masterpiece. Particularly when viewing the sweeping curves from the layout ends. When working on the layout, in particular with track work & stock handling. Do you find the width to become a progressive problem with the back & n...
by beachboy
Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: S.E.&C.R coach crimson
Replies: 13
Views: 3587

Re: S.E.&C.R coach crimson

Very true for some Guy. Although the model I have been correcting, has slat's.

Then, if the louvres angle of this vehicle was of such arrangement, that then leaves the Fidelity of the how old model kit open to question. Does it not ?



Stephen.
by beachboy
Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: S.E.&C.R coach crimson
Replies: 13
Views: 3587

Re: S.E.&C.R coach crimson

Andy, To compare a zoomed copy of the Bluebell pic to your model. Appears you have a very close match to the black red lake mix colour used on the Bluebell van, given your models image is also zoomed . Possibly the flash unit of your camera, has imitated full sun light of The bluebell pic. Consideri...
by beachboy
Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GN Ballast Brake Van Stove
Replies: 16
Views: 3810

Re: GN Blast Brake Van Stove

Will, Most Stove's seen, or drawn, were a basic object without any design finesse. Being a cylinder 2-3 times larger than the chimney pipe. A coned top. Flap door to put in coal, hinges usually to the left. And a possibly cast Iron base / grate with a metal strip shaped around the base for obvious r...
by beachboy
Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: S.E.&C.R coach crimson
Replies: 13
Views: 3587

Re: S.E.&C.R coach crimson

Andy, One can mix a Black Grey, & Red to derive SECR Coach colour c. one / two thirds. Paynes Grey, and Cadmium Red mixed arrives at the colour tone in the painting by Nigel Digby ( BRM ). To vary will add a richer hue to a pure mono-toned flat finish. PP colours match a 1:1 paint sample, but no...
by beachboy
Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 0-6-0T to 2-4-0T conversions. Why?
Replies: 11
Views: 2961

Re: 0-6-0T to 2-4-0T conversions. Why?

Taking terry's comments further, Holcroft described the extreme rough riding of such coupled loco's following accidents on the GW. Most BOT reports blame Driver speed in the excess. Despite there was at a point in evolution of no exact speed restrictions as there are today. Some drivers were simply ...
by beachboy
Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 0-6-0T to 2-4-0T conversions. Why?
Replies: 11
Views: 2961

Re: 0-6-0T to 2-4-0T conversions. Why?

David, I believe there is no definite historic reason recorded why Marsh went ahead with these alterations on the Brighton; of which he experimented with other Engines prior to the Terriers by removing the front coupled Rods. It is known that following several accidents with front coupled wheeled lo...
by beachboy
Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Problems with transfers and glazing
Replies: 13
Views: 4501

Re: Problems with transfers and glazing

Well done John, the number looks much better. It's a pity about the mid grey colour of the stress mark. You could disguise it by knocking it back with a thinned black green. Mix a little black into the body colour perhaps. The fall of light will make it far less noticeable to the existing. If it doe...
by beachboy
Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Problems with transfers and glazing
Replies: 13
Views: 4501

Re: Problems with transfers and glazing

John, With the nos., I would continue down the ( Number ) 1 with a fine 000 brush till in line with the 3. Then square off with a thin stroke of Body colour top & bottom if nec' y. The 6 needs removing. I apply these hanging on the edge of a Swan Morton blade over its intended position, and fix ...
by beachboy
Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Glenmutchkin - Calming an Exhibition Manager's Nerves!
Replies: 161
Views: 39274

Re: Glenmutchkin - Baseboards coming along

Mark, What make of Alignment Dowels do / will you use ? I bought a stash years ago from the EM Soc. and re-used them. They are a tight perfect fit. I recently bought and returned some that had play up to 0.5mm between the male and female, from another source. The comment made that no one's complaine...
by beachboy
Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Etched headstocks
Replies: 7
Views: 2610

Re: Etched headstocks

Guy,

Bernard sold a solid steel L shaped jig with pre drilled holes for guiding the drill bit for making the buffers & coupling hook holes on the Headstock.

There was a fold down etch to fit over sleepers for the drilling of rivet holes.

Regards Steve.
by beachboy
Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: MSE Base Plates.
Replies: 14
Views: 4813

Re: MSE Base Plates.

Interesting. Post a negative comment, and people reach for the K-Board. Jim. I feel its good to be complementary, because it encourages people to come back to produce more, and the effort has been worth while. A basic management skill. David. Bizarre - I could not regard this site as a chat line. Te...
by beachboy
Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: MSE Base Plates.
Replies: 14
Views: 4813

Re: MSE Base Plates.

124 views, and not one comment. Do P4 people not get round to making Signals, or is this site just a viewing gallery for most ? These plates have been around for about 30 years. Does beg the question. Is there not someone who's been there and done it. Having read MRJ from day one, there are a lot of...
by beachboy
Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: South Hants
Topic: Under New Management
Replies: 3
Views: 2195

Re: Under New Management

The Gent on the left reminds me of a heavy Rugby tackle, that broke my front tooth, and was given a plastic one on a plate. Crowns not being common at the time. But I could pop the tooth out and make it move from left to right & back. I obtained some strange looks as you do. But my kids could no...
by beachboy
Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:33 am
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Printed buffers for wagons
Replies: 62
Views: 14492

Re: Printed buffers for wagons

Guy, I am back, for the sake of what few posting there are on this site. I had another look at your wagon and liked the restrained interior painting, complete with a blue tinge to match the exterior. I recently found a colour pic in an old Backtrack of several BR opens, with a vg view of the interio...
by beachboy
Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: MSE Base Plates.
Replies: 14
Views: 4813

MSE Base Plates.

Looking through the stash of kits is an old MSE signal kit to be used. Being from a past era, its not so refined so, I thought of placing it in the Fiddle Yard, thus the Bobby on the other side of a hill / tunnel can indicate that the line is clear to go. An advanced or outer Stop signal, if you lik...
by beachboy
Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: Printed buffers for wagons
Replies: 62
Views: 14492

Re: Printed buffers for wagons

Guy, I think most, if not all wood wagons had strip plate to protect the top sheet, and for the long bolts that fit thru the sheets to fasten to. I have seen it fitted in views of LCDR opens. If the butts, or whatever that secured the plate were flush, it becomes harder to define. Looks to me that t...

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