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by jim s-w
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 98
Views: 41557

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

David B wrote:Testors Dullcote is excellent and cheaper.


Eh? Dullcote is £7 for 85ml. Army painter is £8 for 400ml
by jim s-w
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 98
Views: 41557

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

Hi Philip

It’s dead matt. I’ve never had any problems with it.

HTH

Jim
by jim s-w
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 98
Views: 41557

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

Thanks andy

I used the transparent paper for these. Inkjet printer and sealed with a few coats of matt varnish (army painter) before use.

HTH

Jim
by jim s-w
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 98
Views: 41557

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/oxford-maxi.jpg Lets start with the humble Austin Maxi. A recent-ish release from Oxford Diecast. My first impression was 'they have used their oversized tyres again but on looking at the real thing I think what threw this one off was the track was too ...
by jim s-w
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 599
Views: 168082

Re: Brettell Road

Thanks Lindsay

Everything has varnish to make it look wet but I’m wondering if I need some darkening as well. My pot of Tamiya smoke is Looking worried. Need to do some more experimenting I think.

Cheers

Jim
by jim s-w
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 599
Views: 168082

Re: Brettell Road

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/canal-2.jpg Back in the early days of Brettell Road I represented rain falling on the canal as seen above. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/canal-BW-1.jpg Over the years however the effect of this became lost so I have revisited this area o...
by jim s-w
Thu May 28, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: BR Fruit Vans
Replies: 3
Views: 676

Re: BR Fruit Vans

Hi Iain

These kits have the wrong profile ends. The roof is more like a br standard van and not like an LMS van. A common trick is to use the ends from the ratio van in their place.

HTH

Jim
by jim s-w
Wed May 27, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Andy W
Topic: M.R. 0-4-0T 0F
Replies: 10
Views: 3441

Re: M.R. 0-4-0T 0F

Great stuff Andy
by jim s-w
Wed May 20, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Andy W
Topic: GWR query
Replies: 18
Views: 2426

Re: GWR query

As the lines are inside a panel can’t you use a wash and the capillary effect to get the result you want easily?
by jim s-w
Sat May 16, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 407
Views: 141603

Some Steel wagons.

http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/37239-@-brettell-road-2.jpg The diesels have escaped to Brettell Road again. Actually its just a convenient photo background but there you go. New Street isn't known for its freight operations but there were some services booked through the station on a...
by jim s-w
Sat May 16, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 599
Views: 168082

Those little Mainline iron ore hoppers.

Anyone modelling in 4mm scale for any length of time has probably come across the Airfix/Mainline/possibly Dapol/ Bachmann 21, 22 or 24 ton Iron ore hoppers. Based on a Charles Roberts version with the standard, at the time, stretched to fit compromises to fit a generic 10ft wagon chassis. They do h...
by jim s-w
Sat May 16, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 599
Views: 168082

Re: Brettell Road

No they are based on operator comfort. :)
by jim s-w
Wed May 13, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Wizard of the Moor
Topic: 51L Iron Ore Hoppers
Replies: 37
Views: 5706

Re: 51L Iron Ore Hoppers

Despite all your tribulations this thread is ticking my awkward kit interest. Tempted to get one now! :D :D
by jim s-w
Sat May 09, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 98
Views: 41557

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

A couple of AEC products this time A very brief history AEC (or Associated Equipment Company) was a fairly early producer of vehicles being founded in 1912 and lasting up until 1979. Initially focusing on buses their first prototype commercial vehicle was based on a bus chassis but with the outbreak...
by jim s-w
Fri May 08, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: class 15xx pannier tank (with a bit of 97xx thrown in)
Replies: 96
Views: 29810

Re: class 15xx pannier tank (with a bit of 97xx thrown in)

Wanna bet on how many actually get built? :D :D
by jim s-w
Sun May 03, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 384
Views: 116187

Re: The Burford Branch

Good stuff Martin.
by jim s-w
Sun May 03, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 98
Views: 41557

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

Just some of Brettell Road's vehicles.

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by jim s-w
Sun May 03, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles
Replies: 98
Views: 41557

Re: 1980's cars and other road vehicles

Of the 3 cars i did last time the Land Rover defender was the easiest. That's before I encountered the phenomenon of the Land Rover enthusiast. At least as bad as the VW enthusiasts and enough to give the most ardent P4 modeller a run for their money I was (in a very polite way and from several sour...
by jim s-w
Sun May 03, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 599
Views: 168082

Re: Brettell Road

Thanks Both With Brettell Road's new roof design the last thing to do was remove the original pelmet. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/no-pelmet.jpg I have to admit I wasn't expecting that removing it would open up the layout quite as much as it has. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-conten...
by jim s-w
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 599
Views: 168082

Re: Brettell Road

Just a gallery post (no need for words) http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/prairie-parked.jpg http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/railcar-BW.jpg http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/slope-sided-mineral-dark.jpg http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/GWR-parked.jp...
by jim s-w
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 599
Views: 168082

Re: Brettell Road

I've been looking at a few RTR Wagons recently from Bachmann. http://www.p4newstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/slope-sided-mineral.jpg Slope sided mineral. I really like the chassis design on this one as the brake gear is separate and for P4 can be moved out to line up with the wheels with just a littl...
by jim s-w
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 599
Views: 168082

Re: Brettell Road

A while ago I showed a picture of the framework for Brettell Roads new roof. I was going to have this done for Scalefour North but given the Covid-19 crisis the show was canceled and the urgency to get it done went with it. However I have turned my attention back to this with thoughts on the materia...
by jim s-w
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Frame Spacers for P4 and EM
Replies: 10
Views: 3325

Re: Frame Spacers for P4 and EM

Gibsons are 14.94. Can’t help with the society ones, sorry
by jim s-w
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brassmasters Duchess test build
Replies: 39
Views: 8089

Re: Brassmasters Duchess test build

Thanks Dave

I might end up cutting a hole in the floor anyway as I haven’t decided where the decoder will end up yet. The tender is 68 grams so far with a lot of stuff still to be added.
by jim s-w
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: Brassmasters Duchess test build
Replies: 39
Views: 8089

Re: Brassmasters Duchess test build

Hi Dave You are right. The coal pusher is a 3d print. I guess it fills the gap but haven’t got that far yet. While you’re on. How heavy is a Brassmasters stanier tender without additional weight? If I secure the front bulkhead I won’t be able to get back Inside later unless I cut a hole in the floor...

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