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by jim s-w
Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway
Replies: 74
Views: 22085

Re: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway

Hi all Danny's 200 postings comments actually equates to roughly 12% of messages posted so far. I dont think that figure is particularily unusual for a society based forum. It stands to reason, that if you post similar messages on more than one forum they will tend to head off into different directi...
by jim s-w
Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Brummie roads
Replies: 17
Views: 8078

Re: Brummie roads

Hi All Never let a good theory get in the way if diving straight in with a mindless sense of optimism! I was going to do a test but thought sod it and went for broke anyway. Luckily it came out as I hoped it would so this is what I did. First up, cut a card mask for the area to be concreted. (you do...
by jim s-w
Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Brummie roads
Replies: 17
Views: 8078

Re: Brummie roads

Hi all This seems to be turning into a step by step. I hope no one minds! A bit more progress on my road washes. This time the roads themselves. Starting with a thing blackey grey wash I tries to keep the brush strokes in the direction the vehicles will travel. Whilst walking the wolf i have been lo...
by jim s-w
Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Brummie roads
Replies: 17
Views: 8078

Re: Brummie roads

I havent forgotten the roads though, while I was in a washes mood (see the LNWR thread) I have painted the base colours for the slabs and tarmac on the pavements. Much to do on this one but the washes approach I am using needs a fair bit of drying time between colours. Keeps the teduim at bay though...
by jim s-w
Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Next! LNWR building
Replies: 21
Views: 10324

Re: Next! LNWR building

Hi All More of the same i am afraid. Aside from the addition of a few drainpipes the upper level is now done. Just slopped some gunk colour on it along with picking out some planks and some grey patches on the vents and the window frames. http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w116/Jim_Smith-Wright/mode...
by jim s-w
Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Next! LNWR building
Replies: 21
Views: 10324

Re: Next! LNWR building

Hi All Attention has returned to the platform 1 staff building. There are 5 large vents, a smaller vent and a small hut like structure on the roof. So getting busy with the plasticard and my NWSL chopper and these are the results. http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w116/Jim_Smith-Wright/model%20rail...
by jim s-w
Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Brummie roads
Replies: 17
Views: 8078

Re: Brummie roads

Hi All Progress has been slow due to being knocked about by a fever last week. However the pavements are all done and given an initial coat of paint - plasticote suede texture to start followed by blacks and greys. Much more to do yet to get it looking like a real road. http://i174.photobucket.com/a...
by jim s-w
Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: To rivet or to Butanone!
Replies: 11
Views: 5002

Re: To rivet or to Butanone!

Hi Rob Bit of a can of worms this one. Steel looks better and its advocates say it needs less cleaning. My experience is it doesnt and it rusts. However I do make point of polishing NS rail and then banning abrasives so it just needs a quick clean with my (chemical) track cleaner. NS is yellower but...
by jim s-w
Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Brummie roads
Replies: 17
Views: 8078

Re: Brummie roads

I Hope so Rod

The pavements are not in any way the most interesting thing I have ever had to model!

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Brummie roads
Replies: 17
Views: 8078

Re: Brummie roads

HI all Work progresses on my pavements. The pavement is 1mm card overlayed with 40thou plasticard and scribed, Not having the faintest idea about how to lay slabs some useful diagrams and info was sought out on the internet first. The dropped sections are 20thou plasticard. All of the kerbstones are...
by jim s-w
Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Brummie roads
Replies: 17
Views: 8078

Re: Brummie roads

Hi John

Indeed it was. Theres a map in the library showing the road still open and the footbridge that was built in 1991. I dont have an exact date for the closing of the road but knowing it lasted into the 90's is good enough for me.

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Brummie roads
Replies: 17
Views: 8078

Re: Brummie roads

Hi All Having confirmed the road layout above the Wolverhapton end of the station, work can progress in this area. I have decided to do the whole area as 1 piece that will fit separately and help hide the baseboard join. These 2 pictures show the early stages with a scattering of road vehicles for s...
by jim s-w
Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Next! LNWR building
Replies: 21
Views: 10324

Re: Next! LNWR building

Hi All A bit more progress today. The upper floor is now essentially done excepting a few minor details, tidying up and weathering. I included my generic interiors to give a hint of something inside. Need to get the 24mm high window cleaners in though! http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w116/Jim_Smi...
by jim s-w
Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Next! LNWR building
Replies: 21
Views: 10324

Re: Next! LNWR building

Hi Tim

It wont now - I only put the key down for a second and … … … :D :D

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Next! LNWR building
Replies: 21
Views: 10324

Re: Next! LNWR building

Hi All Been busying myself with the little shed I found on platform one. Makes a nice change to do a small quickie structure. Just for a bit of fun I had a go at making a rough representation of a 4mm scale padlock. Came out OK I thought! :twisted: :twisted: http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w116/J...
by jim s-w
Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Next! LNWR building
Replies: 21
Views: 10324

Re: Next! LNWR building

Hi Nick

Tissue as in Kleenex - just 1 py. I think the dusting paint method on its own will be fine for tarmac.

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Next! LNWR building
Replies: 21
Views: 10324

Re: Next! LNWR building

Thanks Nick Had a play at doing roofing felt. The method is a single sheet of Tissue stuck down with double sided tape. This was then scored to represent different sheets and sprayed using Chris Nevards method of primer followed with a light dusting of black. Pretty pleased with the result so far, n...
by jim s-w
Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Droppers on track
Replies: 40
Views: 15413

Re: Droppers on track

Bilton Junction wrote: Awful complicated P4 aint it?! ;)


No! You should have 2 droppers per rail regardless of the scale/gauge! ;) ;) ;)

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Next! LNWR building
Replies: 21
Views: 10324

Re: Next! LNWR building

Hi All Best laid plans… The plan for today was to finish the panelling for the upper floor but I ran out of 15x30 thou strip! Oh well plenty more to be getting on with! The end walls have gained their surface texture and stairs while the beams that support the roof are now in. A bit more refinement ...
by jim s-w
Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Next! LNWR building
Replies: 21
Views: 10324

Re: Next! LNWR building

The beauty of this building, or rather its construction, is that I can use both of my construction methods in 1 structure. To start with a descision needs to be made if the building is predominantly brick/wood/metal or glass. If its mostly the fomer then I use foamboard as I have for the lower secti...
by jim s-w
Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Next! LNWR building
Replies: 21
Views: 10324

Re: Next! LNWR building

Hi All More progress on my building. Its now a box and is starting to feel like a proper model. http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w116/Jim_Smith-Wright/model%20railways/MRprogress4.jpg class 86 for scale. http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w116/Jim_Smith-Wright/model%20railways/mrprogress5.jpg on t...
by jim s-w
Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Droppers on track
Replies: 40
Views: 15413

Re: Droppers on track

Hi All Not that this helps you much Tim but my method is as follows. Always 2 droppers per rail and always use as long a piece of rail as I can. I agree with Keith's notched rail and fishplate method. Put the 2 droppers on sleepers that are together. Ensure that the rail is free to move along its le...
by jim s-w
Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Next! LNWR building
Replies: 21
Views: 10324

Re: Next! LNWR building

Thanks Nick

Shame I have to spoil it with the horrible portacabin thing they stuck on top!

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Next! LNWR building
Replies: 21
Views: 10324

Next! LNWR building

Hi All Started work on the next building, the LNWR building at the end of Platform 1 Need to draw up the arches and window frames for an etch :D http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w116/Jim_Smith-Wright/model%20railways/MRprogress1.jpg http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w116/Jim_Smith-Wright/model%20...
by jim s-w
Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Help Wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 3069

Re: Help Wanted

Oh? Added to the list of things to fix! :?

Direct link is http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/other/articles/Resources/25%20article.pdf

HTH

Jim

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