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by barrowroad
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Mike G's catch up.
Replies: 55
Views: 3813

Re: Mike G's catch up.

Nice work Mike, I look forward to seeing them running hopefully sooner rather than later.

Robin
by barrowroad
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Solder paint
Replies: 13
Views: 1184

Re: Solder paint

I have to agree with John. I have used Carr's No Clean Solder for a long time. The brasswork roof on Barrow Road Shed was assembled using it and an RSU. I have also used it on riveted track using a soldering iron.

Robin
by barrowroad
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Wheels for Peckett B2 conversion (and others)
Replies: 19
Views: 3212

Re: Wheels for Peckett B2 conversion (and others)

Geraint,

You've mad a really great job of the Hornby Peckett, it will look good on Friden, well done. No surprise but I have a soft spot for Pecketts coming from Bristol.
by barrowroad
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 29217

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Looks fabulous Dave, great work

Robin
by barrowroad
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: barrowroad
Topic: Proscale Princess built by Alan Sibley
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Proscale Princess built by Alan Sibley

Earlier this year I came into possession of a Proscale Princess which was originally built by Alan Sibley. The model,46200 Princess Royal, was DC with a Portescap motor and I have converted it to DCC for use on Barrow Road - not strictly prototypical but I like the model. Alan obviously was sparing ...
by barrowroad
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 29217

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Nice job Dave, it really looks the part.
by barrowroad
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: barrowroad
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road - Sand Dryer
Replies: 0
Views: 577

Bristol Barrow Road - Sand Dryer

Further work on the buildings continues with the 'new' sand dryer building, which from aerial photos in my my possession was built in the late 1940s Colour Rail 80535 - Copy.jpg 45569 'Tasmania' from Digby Street in 1963.jpg I found a stock of old Formcraft bricks which I decided to use to build the...
by barrowroad
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 29217

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Very nice Dave keep up the good work
by barrowroad
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Spraying Lifecolor
Replies: 33
Views: 2265

Re: Spraying Lifecolor

"The set Rail Weathering is a good start (Code CS21). This contains the following:

UA 719 Frame Dirt
UA 720 Track Dirt
UA 721 Sleeper Grime
UA 722 Roof Dirt
UA 723 Weathered Black
UA 724 Brake Dust"

Thanks Alastairr I've just ordered a set to try .

Robin
by barrowroad
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Spraying Lifecolor
Replies: 33
Views: 2265

Re: Spraying Lifecolor

"I've used Lifecolor acrylics through the airbrush fairly often, their rust/dirt weathering shades are very good."
Alastairr, I am looking to give some of my locos a light weathering. Do you have the colours/reference numbers for the appropriate Lifecolor range?

Regards,
Robin
by barrowroad
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: barrowroad
Topic: Bachmann Patriot 45504 Royal Signals
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: Bachmann Patriot 45504 Royal Signals

Royal Signals with the other Bachmann Conversions I have completed; 4 Jubilees and 2 Patriots.
Just need a bit of weathering.



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by barrowroad
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: barrowroad
Topic: Bachmann Patriot 45504 Royal Signals
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: Bachmann Patriot 45504 Royal Signals

Ralph, If you want any help or advice on the conversion just let me know. I'm getting a dab hand at them now.

Robin
by barrowroad
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: barrowroad
Topic: Bachmann Patriot 45504 Royal Signals
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Bachmann Patriot 45504 Royal Signals

The decoder arrived this morning so this is it's firs test run with dcc.

This is another conversion for David Clarke.


by barrowroad
Thu May 21, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: barrowroad
Topic: Another Bachmann Jubilee Converted to P4
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: Another Bachmann Jubilee Converted to P4

Just one further point I forgot to mention the thread on the Markits crankpin is M1.4 so you cannot reuse the Bachmann screw.
I sourced some as follows. The head needs turning down to 2mm diameter and the thread length to 1.5mm.
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by barrowroad
Tue May 19, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: barrowroad
Topic: Another Bachmann Jubilee Converted to P4
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: Another Bachmann Jubilee Converted to P4

Phil the return is a modified Markits crank. IMG_20200519_121310889.jpg IMG_20200519_121354169.jpg Quite expensive at £9.50 especially when I discard the crank. IMG_20200519_121443015.jpg I file off the hexagonal section at the top of the crank pin and mark a line across the centre. IMG_20200519_122...
by barrowroad
Mon May 18, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: barrowroad
Topic: Another Bachmann Jubilee Converted to P4
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Another Bachmann Jubilee Converted to P4

My latest conversion is 45611 Hong Kong which is for David Clarke. This is my 4th Jubilee conversion, three for myself plus a Patriot [ which has the same chassis]. Conversion follows my now standard method using the Alan Gibson 3mm axle conversion set and Markits crankpins, which allows me to reuse...
by barrowroad
Sat May 02, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters Blk5 45232
Replies: 228
Views: 29217

Re: Brassmasters Blk5 45232

Looks really great Dave, keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing it on Barrow Road sometime in the not too distant - I hope - future.

Robin
by barrowroad
Sat May 02, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 13754

Re: Scaleforum 2020

Tim, I found this on youtube which features Clutton and Sheep Pasture at the St.Albans Show in 2013.
What a combination:-)



Robin
by barrowroad
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: barrowroad
Topic: Ash Plant Buildings
Replies: 0
Views: 864

Ash Plant Buildings

There are a lot of small buildings and structures in any shed yard not least those associated with the ash disposal plant. My latest efforts have focused on two of these - the small concrete building used by staff working the ash pit and a brick built shed which I believe housed the ash plant contro...
by barrowroad
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Eileens, Corona Virus and Shows
Replies: 23
Views: 3840

Re: Eileens, Corona Virus and Shows

May I reiterate what Rod and others have said about Derek, Anita and family. Brilliant service in these difficult times. I received an order last week with an amazing turn around time. Thanks again Derek, enjoy your short break.
Robin
by barrowroad
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 6669

Re: The Socially-Distanced Challenge - Registration Thread

Looking good Mike the 56XX will be due for a run on BR and we can see it's pulling power.
I'm due to have another look at your 4MT next week.
Robin
by barrowroad
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Rigid Chassis Locos?
Replies: 70
Views: 5635

Re: Rigid Chassis Locos?

Steve, My method for converting Bachmann locos uses Alan Gibson wheels and Markits stainless steel crankpins which I have obtained from Roxey Mouldings reference 4MA100 and 4MA103. The latter is quite expensive and as the crank itself is rather overscale I decided to discard it and just use the cran...
by barrowroad
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: barrowroad
Topic: The Ambulance & Mutual Improvement Shed
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Re: The Ambulance & Mutual Improvement Shed

I've been a bit busy on DIY this past week decorating the bathroom - my regime has been decorating in the morning modelling in the afternoon. Remembering I promised some photos of the Shed in situ here are a few. Keep safe, Robin IMG_20200403_153630128.jpg IMG_20200403_151346791.jpg IMG_20200403_155...
by barrowroad
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: barrowroad
Topic: The Ambulance & Mutual Improvement Shed
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Re: The Ambulance & Mutual Improvement Shed

Jon, I do paint the tiles. I use Badger Air-Opaque air brush colours which I've had for some while. Not sure if they are still available. I use a palette of black and neutral grey with a bit of talc powder and a final wash of matt black acrylic using car windscreen was as a thinner.
by barrowroad
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: barrowroad
Topic: The Ambulance & Mutual Improvement Shed
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Re: The Ambulance & Mutual Improvement Shed

Dave,
The tiles are 3M strips I have spare from the roundhouse and come from York Modelmaking.

https://yorkmodelrail.com/product-categ ... -ho-scale/

Robin

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