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by jim s-w
Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 21
Views: 9905

Re: New Street progress

Hi All Had a few days to chip away at stuff on the layout. The following are progress so far, I left the road off so that you can see! http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/hostedimages/BNS%20progress%202nd%20july%20a.jpg I have now got all of the platform ramps in for this end of the station and nearl...
by jim s-w
Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: New street platforms
Replies: 1
Views: 3539

New street platforms

Hi All Been looking at platforms and specifically the ends of them. Turns out no 2 platform ends at the Wolves end of New Street are the same construction. These all started as Peco platforms. http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/hostedimages/platform%20ends.jpg From back to front - platform 12/dock, ...
by jim s-w
Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Size
Replies: 1
Views: 1556

Re: Size

Hi Chris I am assuming you mean a BG like this http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://userland.fotopic.net/logos/264631.gif&imgrefurl=http://andy-gibbs.fotopic.net/&usg=__cap3S5sQ20OYac07CbgoL-4rww0=&h=808&w=986&sz=245&hl=en&start=7&um=1&tbnid=a-3e1V7z1aM...
by jim s-w
Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 77
Views: 30516

Re: 1980's cars

Hmm Mk1 cortina?

What colour and reg? Sounds like another candidate :mrgreen:

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:24 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: New Street retaining walls
Replies: 33
Views: 18966

Re: New Street retaining walls

Hi All A return to the good old retaining wall! This one will actually be at the front and visible! Makes a change! :lol: http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/hostedimages/retaining%20wall.jpg Its in 2 parts, the upper part will need to be fixes to the road section and the lower the baseboard. Cheers ...
by jim s-w
Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:35 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 77
Views: 30516

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

Hi All Seems like the 1980's never happened. At least when it comes to decent cars in 4mm scale! However at least TPM do some kits that are not only 4mm scale but not daft, super car types. First up, a few Ford Escorts. http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/hostedimages/escorts.jpg Next Bernards Capri ...
by jim s-w
Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 21
Views: 9905

Re: New Street progress

Thanks chaps Made decent progress today on getting the walls for the public side built and installed. Of course you people aint going so see them from your side of the layout but thats not the point is it? :tongue http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/hostedimages/BNS%20progress%203_6_9a.jpg A class 10...
by jim s-w
Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Out of the toybox
Replies: 28
Views: 14677

Re: Out of the toybox

Hi All

Earlier in the thread I was looking at transit based options and 2 of them are all but done, save wing mirrors and number plates that is.

Cheers

Jim

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by jim s-w
Sat May 30, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Class 60s
Replies: 3
Views: 2415

Re: Class 60s

Hiya There is no contest between the Hornby and Lima models. The hornby one has great detail and all wheel drive central motor while the lima one (good for its day) has a pancake motor driving just 2 axles. The first 2 new generation Hornby diesels had outside bearings and where a pain to get runnin...
by jim s-w
Fri May 29, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 21
Views: 9905

Re: New Street progress

Hi All Time for another update, If you remember i did a mock up of work so far a while ago, things have moved on a little :D The first few shots are taken from my eye height and give a good idea of what you will see when its all finished. (I am 5ft 9 BTW) http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/hostedima...
by jim s-w
Fri May 29, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: New Street retaining walls
Replies: 33
Views: 18966

Re: New Street retaining walls

Hi Tim

They are used for cutting the bevel onto mounts used in picture framing. A supplier who deals in this sort of thing will have one (such as Lions in Birmingham but they also crop up on Ebay.

HTH

Jim
by jim s-w
Mon May 25, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Tortoise Auxiliary Switches
Replies: 28
Views: 12140

Re: Tortoise Auxiliary Switches

Hi All This may sound a bit dumb in light of comments on here but after all the shows with Calcutta Sidings we never had a problem with them. This despite running pairs of Heljan class 47's whos awful motors placed enough draw to trip out the contollers on a regular basis. (solved that by replacing ...
by jim s-w
Thu May 21, 2009 7:16 am
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Out of the toybox
Replies: 28
Views: 14677

Re: Out of the toybox

Hi All A bit more to show you. Starting with my interpretation of a Translucent roof. http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/hostedimages/WHS%20cargo%20roof.jpg Followed by the beginnings of (what will be a large-ish) fleet of buses. http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/hostedimages/WMT%20national%202%20i...
by jim s-w
Fri May 01, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Out of the toybox
Replies: 28
Views: 14677

Re: Out of the toybox

Hi All

Nearly there now.

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Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:15 am
Forum: Road Vehicles and Figures
Topic: Out of the toybox
Replies: 28
Views: 14677

Out of the toybox

Hi All Been (over a fairly long period) working on some 1980's vehicles for my layout. There, aside from buses being a big gap in models available ready to plonk! A couple of the old Corgi Lorries are to 4mm scale. The first being the Ford Cargo http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w116/Jim_Smith-Wrig...
by jim s-w
Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Materials and Techniques
Topic: Ballasting track - Johnsons Klear
Replies: 15
Views: 7056

Re: Ballasting track - Johnsons Klear

Hi Andrew I have just followed Tony's lead and done a small test peice. I can echo Tony's findings that its much easier than using PVA. One observation I noticed is that the ballast still changes colour (Carrs Ballast) but that is no worse than PVA anyway. MY test piece after only a few hours is ver...
by jim s-w
Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway
Replies: 74
Views: 24359

Re: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway

So let me see if I have got this straight, because I'm a bear of little brains, and can become easily confused... Jim S-W says quote "It stands to reason, that if you post similar messages on more than one forum they will tend to head off into different directions and the larger forum will, of...
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: 24359

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: 8495

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: 8495

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: 8495

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: 10792

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: 10792

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: 8495

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: 5497

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...

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