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by CDGFife
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 492
Views: 80805

Re: Brettell Road

Or model the gates almost shut with the driver's mate just starting to open them, so the view assumes the building over the road is further away than it actually is.

Either way it's looking great to my eye.

Chris
by CDGFife
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Tettenhall - A GWR Secondary Line in the West Midlands
Replies: 9
Views: 1549

Re: Tettenhall - A GWR Secondary Line in the West Midlands

Hi Andrew, Came across this old photo posted by Dave Clare on the "Wolverhampton in old Photos" facebook group: Tettenhall1.jpg The group quite often has railway related pics posted from the area. There was also a link to the Tettenhall Transport Heritage Centre. There are some internal an...
by CDGFife
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Tettenhall - A GWR Secondary Line in the West Midlands
Replies: 9
Views: 1549

Re: Tettenhall - A GWR Secondary Line in the West Midlands

Great to see this Andrew. I remember this line as a foot/cycle path when I grew up in Wolves. Our school Cross-country run took us onto the line just west of the girder bridge over the canal and then along towards Wombourne and back!! Be very interested to see how you progress and do I see you're an...
by CDGFife
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG Modelling Day 3rd March 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: NAG Modelling Day 3rd March 2018

Since I live a stone's throw from Cupar, and the model of this station has been mentioned a couple of times, I'd be very interested if it would be possible to see a couple of photos showing the progress?

Chris
by CDGFife
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Stock for Cadhay
Replies: 36
Views: 5603

Re: Stock for Cadhay

Thanks Jol and Lindsay. I now understand. This is similar to my homemade jig out of a piece of 3mm diam rod, cut to 40mm length and drilled either end to 5mm and 2.25mm depth. I also followed the Tony Williams version and filed a chamfer into the 5mm end to make the first bend well over 90 degrees w...
by CDGFife
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Stock for Cadhay
Replies: 36
Views: 5603

Re: Stock for Cadhay

Julian/Jol - how does this jig work? I can see that the point on this end in the photo can be used to verify position of AJ relative to track, but you both mention it was an AJ making/adjusting aid - how does that work?

Chris
by CDGFife
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Stock for Cadhay
Replies: 36
Views: 5603

Re: Stock for Cadhay

Thanks Paul for beating me to a photo of the Morgan jig. I find it only has one drawback - I once spent over an hour on Cadhay looking for a short circuit. I even picked the jig up from the siding end where it was situated to check the track underneath it! Oh the words uttered when I finally realise...
by CDGFife
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 36017

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Dave - don't worry! I have 2no G6 models on my workbench in various states of construction/conversion that will finally see the GWR pannier retired.

Chris
by CDGFife
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Stock for Cadhay
Replies: 36
Views: 5603

Re: Stock for Cadhay

So after Glasgow's running issues I want to turn the negative into a positive and start tackling the performance of the wagons. With the help of some of my East of Scotland colleagues I've come up with the following plan: 1. Set up an MS Access database of all the Wagon numbers to incorporate loggin...
by CDGFife
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 36017

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

SO now I'm almost recovered from the experience of Glasgow (apart from the stinking cold) I've finally found time to upload a few photos taken of the stand: 03-001.jpg 03-002.jpg 03-003.jpg 03-004.jpg 03-005.jpg 03-006.jpg 03-007.jpg 03-008.jpg 03-009.jpg 03-010.jpg I promise we had lots of Southern...
by CDGFife
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 36017

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Apologies all (and particularly Tim) for my lack of presence on this thread. I've been so busy with work commitments for the last few months that I just have not had time to contemplate coming to the forum. The fire door technical business has been extremely demanding since the summer and one of the...
by CDGFife
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Mount Woodville Works
Replies: 257
Views: 45443

Re: Mount Woodville Works

Looking forward to seeing this at Scaleforum too!

Chris
by CDGFife
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 36017

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Mike, The Sleepers/timbers are stained with a mix of Rustins Dark Oak and Ebony colours. Once the track ballasting was complete I got the airbrush out and shot a fine run of Lifecolour dark rust mainly aimed at the rail web but allowed to wander onto the chairs occasionally. Then an overall dusting ...
by CDGFife
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 36017

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Thanks Mike for the nudge! Apologies for being quite of late - been really busy work-wise. I have however made some progress on Cadhay's scenery. Been mainly working on the northern board to try and get the scenic detailing some way to being finished: The railway fencing is now complete and the over...
by CDGFife
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: How real do your photo's look?
Replies: 122
Views: 36654

Re: How real do your photo's look?

Hi Duncan,

This is great work. Love the lock bridge!

Keep the photos coming.

Chris
by CDGFife
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 36017

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

So taking advantage of Jacki being down in Brum for the week, Cadhay has been up from Monday to this morning. We've had three good running sessions and I got a load of work done on it also. A lot was electonics stuff, but some visible work was also completed. We're starting to get a good timetable t...
by CDGFife
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 36017

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Been a while since I posted again - sorry. Life, work, modelling all gets in the way some times. We did have a running session at the end of Jan and the M7 and new carriages went ok - just a little remedial work carried out since! I also managed to re-wire a CBus CANACC8 incorrectly and fry it whils...
by CDGFife
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Burntisland 1883 at Model Rail Scotland
Replies: 8
Views: 1535

Re: Burntisland 1883 at Model Rail Scotland

Thanks Iain, as I was writing I knew there was a fourth P4 just couldn't get my brain to work. I spent quite a bit of time watching the North Wales trains go by there over the weekend as well!! Not seen it in the flesh for a long while and it was looking great.
by CDGFife
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: Burntisland 1883 at Model Rail Scotland
Replies: 8
Views: 1535

Burntisland 1883 at Model Rail Scotland

Burntisland made an appearance at Model Rail Scotland in Glasgow last weekend. We had an enjoyable weekend operating (on the whole!) and the layout was generally very well received. Also nice to see Calderside and Elcott Rd waving the P4 flag. Some pics from the weekend follow: MRS17-1.jpg MRS17-2.j...
by CDGFife
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: East of Scotland
Topic: JanuaryMeeting
Replies: 0
Views: 540

JanuaryMeeting

Quick snap of everyone hard at work on various modelling projects last Sunday. A wide variety of members own projects plus some work on Burntisland buildings for the new Roundhouse boards.

2017-01-1.jpg
by CDGFife
Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 36017

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Happy New Year All! On a personal note I'm glad to see the back of 2016 and am looking forward to a better 2017. Been busy over the holiday finishing the farmhouse. Here's some photos of it mocked up about where it will go on the layout. Apologies for the lighting - this board is in the loft with a ...
by CDGFife
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Mount Woodville Works
Replies: 257
Views: 45443

Re: Mount Woodville Works

RobM wrote:now having to decide what's next.....


Show me a layout builder who does not have that problem!!!

It's looking good Rob

CDG
by CDGFife
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 36017

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Will - I think I see what you are saying, but to be fair Rob's pic was a quick test piece to look at the gaps. I use the strips and also (as Rob has done by the looks of the picture) use horizontal lines at the correct spacings for the top of the strip. I stick with PVA so I have a fair amount of ad...
by CDGFife
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 36017

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Sorted... Edit > Preferences > Import Options >When Importing DXF check As Is. The default is Fit to Page. When importing I found that a bounding box also appeared. The import is also placed to the top and left outside the page view. I select the bounding box, delete it then move the drawing onto t...
by CDGFife
Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 36017

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Rob - I'm liking the tiles with the gaps a lot. It's the next thing I will try as the Signal Cabin and also the lean-too extension on the back of the farmhouse will need tiling along with the W/C roof next to the Signal Cabin. Unfortunately I failed to put in my stock of paper that I normally use fo...

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