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by Le Corbusier
Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 105
Views: 21485

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

It can also be useful to seal each powder coating with matt varnish so that the layers are not effected by subsequent layering. This varnishing will also have the effect of slightly toning down the weathering powders.


What Varnish do you use for this purpose?

Tim
by Le Corbusier
Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Eileens Emporium Holidays
Replies: 3
Views: 971

Re: Eileens Emporium Holidays

Alan Turner wrote:And here's me thinking Eileen's had gone into the travel agency business!

Regards

Alan


seconded ... perhaps with the faint whiff of Glastonbury and incense ?
by Le Corbusier
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 36419

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

This probably all comes under Tim Venton's "whose trainset is it anyway" rule, but most people try and achieve a smooth finish on a model loco, but photographed from that close, any steam loco paint finish is likely to show flaws which are not visible at normal viewing range. Nice photos ...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 36419

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

The problem is that people expect to see the gaps. A roof with no visible gaps looks odd, even if it is correct. Because of the way the slates are chopped, the edges flake back towards the surface and are irregular. This gives the impression of a gap between the slates even if they are quite close ...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 36419

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

To quote from a 1917 textbook on building construction - " Cutting of slates - In the cutting of slates, they are laid on an iron straightedge or cutting dog, and the edge is trimmed with zax. The face in contact with the iron straightedge is true and regular, but the upper surface is jagged a...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 36419

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

However, if modelling buildings that are newer or when the Companies looked after their buildings as well as everything else, then tiled or slated roofs/rooves were pretty damn uniform and pristine. I have been involved with a fair few roofs professionally over the past 35 years both slate and tile...
by Le Corbusier
Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 93299

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

Tim......all about unifying the scene, if you have a whitish ballast I would tend towards a whitish/grey only to make the stock sit in the landscape but consideration has also to be given where else the stock has run........as long as there is no definite contrast I think you can get away with a wh...
by Le Corbusier
Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 93299

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

Re pictures of Midland engines in your time period: there are some very good shots from the first decade of the last century in the Foxline book The Railway from Buxton to Bakewell, Matlock and Ambergate (ISBN 1-870119-06-1). Neville Thanks Neville, luckily I have a copy, along with Bill Hudson's b...
by Le Corbusier
Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 93299

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

Well ..... I have spent the last week experimenting with lining on the Barney. It has been sprayed up in Crimson Lake - though the finish is not as good as I would like. Partly due to not cleaning and prepping it well enough prior to spraying, but I think mainly because the PTFE washer was missing f...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 38007

Re: MRJ Binders

Do we have any feedback as to whether the society stores might consider stocking binders? It would seem to be both a very useful addition to stock carried and given the degree of interest might generate income to boot? If a binder was to be available for purchase for both the MRJ and Scale Four News...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: mouldable support jig for soldering tiny assemblages?
Replies: 5
Views: 1214

Re: mouldable support jig for soldering tiny assemblages?

Mouldable, and according to impromptu tests with my soldering iron cranked up to 425, impervious to heat. If you can't arrange things with it soft out of the packet, position them in the correct orientations and leave it to set. You may then even have a "holding block" which can be repeat...
by Le Corbusier
Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: South London (SLAG)
Topic: 'Bankside' lives!
Replies: 4
Views: 1783

Re: 'Bankside' lives!

Would it be possible to post a track plan of Bankside? As I live around the corner I would like to get an idea of what is planned.

Tim
by Le Corbusier
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 93299

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

I can also have a go at prototypical stretcher bars without the complications of isolation. The question is, when I come to the track work for the layout should I take the same approach? or should I build with drop feeds and isolation, which would allow me to make the track live at some date in the...
by Le Corbusier
Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Mount Woodville Works
Replies: 257
Views: 45941

Re: Mount Woodville Works

That is pretty fantastic weathering Rob
by Le Corbusier
Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 36419

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Tim, This thread http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/79025-a-guide-to-using-the-silhouette-cameo-cutter/ on RM web probably has more than you will ever want to know. I think it is usually regarded as the reference source for using these cutters for railway modelling nowadays. Tony Com...
by Le Corbusier
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 36419

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Looking good .... sash windows are something I know a bit about! I'm not familiar with a silhouette cutter? Do you have/could you link to a video of it in use? ...does it simply cut, or does it have other functions (embossing/routing). How thick a material can it handle? The results set one thinking...
by Le Corbusier
Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 93299

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

I used this idea on some D&S Wisbech and Upwell coaches and it works a treat. There isn't enough meat in a single strip of brass etch scrap for a taped hole. You can add extra layers of brass, but soldering on the nut isn't, the that difficult. Drill the hole slightly undersize, and aline the n...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 93299

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

I'm in love with your Clayton coach. Rough around the edges you say? If that is rough I'd like to see your neat because it is a work of art....from what I see anyway. That is a real fillup and great encouragement. Thanks ... much appreciated. From proper viewing distance I am pleased ... the magnif...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 93299

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

Solder a strip of brass (scrap etch?) across the top of the sides, underneath where an oil lamp will go. Drill a small pilot hole through the roof for the oil lamp, then, holding the roof in position and with a small drill in a pin vice drill through the hole to mark a hole position on the brass st...
by Le Corbusier
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 38007

Re: MRJ Binders

Looking at the obvious demand is this something it might be worth considering for stores to carry? If it were possible to buy one at a time when needed, a modest increase in price would be manageable? Just a thought
by Le Corbusier
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 93299

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

The lining of the coach takes me almost up to current date with progress ... doesn't seem all that much for over two years endeavour. I have the Barney sprayed up in the base colour and am starting detailed work. I attended Scaleforum again this year, and alongside other things spent a little time i...
by Le Corbusier
Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 93299

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

An interesting take on prototype research!



I always thought Monsal Dale was a romantic setting .. but :shock:
by Le Corbusier
Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 93299

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

Great to see you making progress Tim. The track and the lining are looking very good -I'm just re-reading Ian Rathbone's book again in prep for the G6 kit that's burning a hole in my bench! "Unfortunately I had the pressure wound up too high on my airbrush compressor"," - I turned it...
by Le Corbusier
Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 93299

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

... and now for the Clayton coach. Unfortunately I had the pressure wound up too high on my airbrush compressor, and so flooded a little too much paint on the carriage ends before I discovered the problem - I turned it up to blow the dust of and forgot to knock it back again! :evil: Still, although ...
by Le Corbusier
Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 93299

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland pre 1905

Excellent test piece.... :thumb Looking forward to when the layout starts. In the 1950's I remember days out at Monsal Head. As a young 'un never took much notice of the steam locos, they always appeared dirty, stained, rusty and noisy, but was always impressed when the clean blue Midland Pullman p...

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