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by jim s-w
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 527
Views: 93876

Re: Brettell Road

can you feed a 0.5mm fibre optic up the back of the wheel and through the fender into the lamp? That would be my approach. On the subject of lighting... VAxCfcIIpNY I appreciate what Terry was saying about drivers wouldn't leave the lights on but again, a bit more artistic licence, This is again fib...
by jim s-w
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 527
Views: 93876

Re: Brettell Road

Hi Andrew.

I think I know what you mean. What’s the vehicle you are modelling? I have an idea but want to see the actual vehicle first.

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Boston Frodsham
Replies: 18
Views: 5705

Re: Boston Frodsham

Nice to chat to you yesterday, the layouts looking great so far, hope today goes well. While I remember, these are the 2 products I was talking about https://www.amazon.co.uk/AK-Interactive-Still-Water-250ml/dp/B06W9FWMYX/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523781947&sr=8-1&keywords=Ak+interactive+w...
by jim s-w
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 527
Views: 93876

Re: Brettell Road

Very impressive, Jim. I can only admire your artistry. However, may I suggest that you might wish to have a word with the guard about his lights ;) ? It’s a quandary isn’t it? It’s not so bad in this scenario but as most trains change direction tail lamps are a bit awkward. I know you can get model...
by jim s-w
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 527
Views: 93876

Re: Brettell Road

I wasn't all that happy with the positioning of the yard lamps shown last time. The one on the right masked the tail lights on the lorry (as several people didn't notice them) and it didn't do enough to light up the entrance to the yard. Leading a couple of people to enquire how the lorries actually...
by jim s-w
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 527
Views: 93876

Re: Brettell Road

Hi Sean

Through the gate. The building in the back scene is supposed to be on the other side of the road. I wonder if I can make it more obvious?

Image

HTH

Jim
by jim s-w
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 527
Views: 93876

Re: Brettell Road

Don’t worry. The positioning of the farthest yard light does mask it somewhat. Something I’ve looked at (see the next post coming up later).

I don’t think I could actually do a ‘pretty’ layout to save my life! :D

Jim
by jim s-w
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 527
Views: 93876

Re: Brettell Road

Thanks all. I did fit lights to the lorry that’s leaving but thought they were too bright. I kept the tail lights which are fibre optics fed from an LED under the baseboard (you can make them out in one of the pictures). I might revisit the headlights again but I’m wary that they wouldn’t have the s...
by jim s-w
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 527
Views: 93876

Re: Brettell Road

Thanks Tim http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/factory-before.jpg Although the factory was essentially finished for Scaleforum it lacked the clutter that gives it an 'in use' look. Unless the workers were meticulously tidy I suppose. So I have gone back to make a bit of a mess. The...
by jim s-w
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 527
Views: 93876

Re: Brettell Road

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/coke-hoppers.jpg I've finished off the hoppers I was working on. Here's the coke hopper in the company of the previous one I had already done. As the older one is an LMS version I revisited the weathering to make it look a little more used. http...
by jim s-w
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 527
Views: 93876

Re: Brettell Road

After Scaleforum i became aware that the vegetation on Brettell Road probably was a bit to green and lush for a late October setting. To remind you roughly what it looked like back then here are a few images from earlier in the layout build. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/over...
by jim s-w
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 527
Views: 93876

Re: Brettell Road

Hi David

I tend to just use the W iron bit on all the hoppers I’ve done with no middle. On the mackerel the mounts for the spring didn’t fit without weakening the chassis so I drilled holes for the springs in the original plastic chassis.

HTH

Jim
by jim s-w
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 527
Views: 93876

Re: Brettell Road

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/3-hoppers.jpg Ive been building 3 hoppers via 3 different routes. On the left a coke hopper from the old Three Aitch kit. I've already done one of these and this follows the same pattern of using Bill Bedford W irons. In the center also a kit bu...
by jim s-w
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Parkside Kits
Replies: 42
Views: 6392

Re: Parkside Kits

Did the red panda range go to Peco as well?
by jim s-w
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: On building track - straight onto the baseboard?
Replies: 70
Views: 16149

Re: On building track - straight onto the baseboard?

If you are going to use 2mm ply why not get Mr Horn to laser cut it and engrave the track plan on to manageable sized bits for you? Would save messing about with paper?
by jim s-w
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Blackening Stainless Steel?
Replies: 8
Views: 1470

Re: Blackening Stainless Steel?

RobM wrote:(nothing on the earths surface is totally black) then finish off with matt


Nope, but then neither is paint! :D
by jim s-w
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: Why the big windows?
Replies: 23
Views: 2496

Re: Why the big windows?

Ooh, like that running round method!
by jim s-w
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: Why the big windows?
Replies: 23
Views: 2496

Why the big windows?

Hi all I found this video of what to my eye looks quite a handsome single car unit nzpcD82cIQ0 And it got me thinking. This has a very loco-ish face. Was there a reason most DMUs in the uk didn’t follow the small cab window approach of locos and had very large windows. Likewise was there a reason lo...
by jim s-w
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 527
Views: 93876

Re: Brettell Road

as usual Noel I dunno i just looked at the prototype and copied what I saw. Its just a free app and a bit of fun.
by jim s-w
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 527
Views: 93876

Re: Brettell Road

Which way do you think the ejectors point on a 94xx tank Noel?
by jim s-w
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 527
Views: 93876

Re: Brettell Road

Both from the App Colin
by jim s-w
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: 3D Printed Turnouts - Promising Progress
Replies: 25
Views: 4237

Re: 3D Printed Turnouts - Promising Progress

Can you mix materials in 1 3d print? Why can’t you print resin and metal?
by jim s-w
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 527
Views: 93876

Re: Brettell Road

Some of you might have heard of the Werble app. It’s of adding effects to photographs. Since Brettell Road is supposed to be set in the rain...

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by jim s-w
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Andy W
Topic: Crane gears source
Replies: 13
Views: 2609

Re: Crane gears source

CornCrake wrote:Half way down this page http://www.modellingtimbers.co.uk/20.html there is a 48mm gear wheel, but might be too big, but on other pages they have pulleys etc.


Be quick though, the chaps retiring

Jim

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