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by RobM
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 48034

Re: The Ulpha Light Railway

Hi Rob Hope you enjoyed your holiday. I would be delighted to see you, but the next month or more are very congested already. Maybe think about it again in late August or early September? I promise not to finish everything before then. Your artistic advice etc. may well come in valuable :thumb Look...
by RobM
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 48034

Re: The Ulpha Light Railway

Hi Richard. As I have been away north of the border, as far as John 'O Groats for the last 3 weeks or so, I have just caught up with this topic. Good to see you are back in circulation and am following with interest. Would like to see what you are doing in the flesh.
Rob
by RobM
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: RobM
Topic: Where will this lead......
Replies: 154
Views: 42119

Re: Where will this lead......

I love the subtlety of your weathering Rob ... good stuff :thumb Thanks Tim Sorry to tell you this, Rob, but, while the MCO looks fine, the other two 16T both have problems. All non-fitted BR wagons in the pale grey, with negligible exceptions, had all the lettering and numbering [also the bottom d...
by RobM
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: 16 Tonners
Replies: 7
Views: 2721

Re: 16 Toners

Hi Rob, just seen your post. To be honest I'm not a lover of acrylic paints. I think I still model in the 1980's. LOL. I have very little experience of them but have watched many You Tube videos of others using them. Other friends who do Military modelling swear by them. I think I'll start by paint...
by RobM
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: 16 Tonners
Replies: 7
Views: 2721

Re: 16 Toners

Just added 3 of my 6 16 tonners on my workshop thread... https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=131&t=5586&start=125 ...an alternative to weathering powders using acrylic paint.
Rob
by RobM
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: RobM
Topic: Where will this lead......
Replies: 154
Views: 42119

Re: Where will this lead......

Looking good Alan........ Thought I'd post 3 of the 6 16 ton mineral wagons.......... 16-tonners.jpg Parkside bodies, Bill Bedford under frames. Sprayed grey with Halfords grey primer and weathered with Burnt Umber and Burnt Sienna artist acrylics using combination of dry brush and wet in wet techni...
by RobM
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: 16 Tonners
Replies: 7
Views: 2721

Re: 16 Toners

.....and very nice they look, I like the more subtle weathering..... :thumb
I've recently completed my 6th, Parkside bodies and Bill Bedford under frames. Would liked to have used Justin's frames but cataracts have for the time being put them on hold. Can just about manage the BB frames.
Rob
by RobM
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Exactoscale Products
Replies: 78
Views: 31969

Re: Exactoscale Products

Hear, hear Steve...... :thumb
by RobM
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: RobM
Topic: Where will this lead......
Replies: 154
Views: 42119

Re: Where will this lead......

I think that as I approach 70 along with some other eminent members of this forum, 1948 was an excellent vintage, that I can be considered as grown up.... ;) A little less storage but we'll sort it.........
Rob
by RobM
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: RobM
Topic: Where will this lead......
Replies: 154
Views: 42119

Re: Where will this lead......

Tim, started having probs with the turbo on the '04 Autosleeper which has 90,000 on the clock and really wanted something with a bit less mileage and a bit more modern. Just loved the Autosleeper range but nothing in our price range in the used market, so gone for a 2011 Elddis Autoquest with just 1...
by RobM
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: RobM
Topic: Where will this lead......
Replies: 154
Views: 42119

Re: Where will this lead......

I've been quiet for a while but things are moving on. I've decided to retire Manston Brewery and 'nicked' the locos. Well one was previously nicked and appears on Mount Woodville with a re-spray, likewise with the colliery project. I have 99% completed a High Level Hawthorne Leslie 0-6-0ST, the scen...
by RobM
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 264543

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Thanks Rob ... in the absence of exactoscale it sounds like the root to take. Still not saved up for a lathe yet so the drill tip is helpful. Don't forget the RSU in your savings.... ;)......perhaps slightly more important than a lathe...... Would the brass tube suit? Tim Yup, 2mm OS diameter and 1...
by RobM
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG Meeting 24th May 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 6445

NAG Meeting 24th May 2018

9 members attended this meeting. David was drilling out the crankpin holes on the wheels for his LNWR Webb Coal Tank; John was building a society lever frame; Peter was building a Southern Guards Van; Bevis asked for help with Templot and Howard and Tony W were helping him; Martin was building a Hig...
by RobM
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 264543

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Tim, for the scratch built wagons on Mount Woodville I used 1mm silver steel in tubes and available from Eileen's. Cut to length, if no lathe then mount in a drill and file the pin points.
Rob
by RobM
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG Meeting17th May 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 1186

NAG Meeting17th May 2018

Nine members present at the meeting. Members were working on their own projects as follows:  David Clark was building a Lanarkshire Models etched LMS tender chassis.  Howard Bolton was sizing up an etched brass GWR broad gauge 4-2-2 ‘Rover’ kit in 7mm scale! This certainly won’t run on our test tr...
by RobM
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG Meeting 3rd May 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 1183

NAG Meeting 3rd May 2018

Eight members present at the meeting. Test track evening with Paul Morris and Richard Marshall were running in their new 00 Hattons’ Barclay 0-4-0STs. Sprung chassis from High Level eagerly awaited. Other members were working on their own projects as follows:  Peter Mcfarlane was still singeing his...
by RobM
Tue May 29, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Trials and tribulations of a (very) average P4 Modeller
Replies: 19
Views: 5859

Re: Trials and tribulations of a (very) average P4 Modeller

I'll echo Paul's comments. Sometimes this hobby is very frustrating......today I was fitting a continuous hand rail on a RHS 0-6-0 and without thinking soldered on the front hand rail knob before bending up the wire..... :shock: Ended up trying to unsolder the thing only to break it......so had to d...
by RobM
Sat May 19, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Lower Rose Goods
Replies: 8
Views: 3955

Re: Lower Rose Goods

Steve, excellent modelling.....as always.... :thumb
Rob
by RobM
Tue May 15, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG Meeting 10th May 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 1251

NAG Meeting 10th May 2018

7 members attended. Numbers are lower than usual due to holidays and illness, but we contrived to look busy for our visitor The group was honoured by the presence of Chris Mitton, Society Treasurer, who came on a social visit. He has wanted to visit for some time as, in his words, we get things done...
by RobM
Wed May 02, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG Meeting 26th April 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 1237

NAG Meeting 26th April 2018

Seven members attended the above meeting.
We watched a very good DVD on making buildings from Plasticard.

A reminder that the test track will be up next meeting.
Also we will be manning the Society stand at the Derby show 12/13 May.
http://www.mmrg.org.uk/exhibitions/
Ken Kirk
Coordinator NAG
by RobM
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 67
Views: 29134

Re: Queensbridge Road Wharf

Some very interesting buildings to be modelled.....look forward to their progress......
Rob
by RobM
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 264543

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Wow Tim...some serious experimentation going on there and hope all works out well........enjoying this thread....... :thumb
Rob
by RobM
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 122
Views: 28581

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Just goes to show that you cannot have to many track gauges....... :thumb
Rob
by RobM
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: RobM
Topic: Where will this lead......
Replies: 154
Views: 42119

Re: Where will this lead......

Hi Rob, :) I have always included lighting in my buildings Rob and it is a real pleasure operating Dubbieside at night using the layout lights only. I did an article in MRJ a number of years ago on this . The railway at night was so atmospheric. The new layout is similar and will also have a simila...

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