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by Andy W
Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Important announcement from Lanarkshire Models
Replies: 35
Views: 6016

Re: Important announcement from Lanarkshire Models

You'd never be out of the courts Jol!

Surely if Casey Jnr swallows a small item off Snr's workbench, isn't dad responsible? Why is the supplier involved in this litigation at all?
by Andy W
Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: More varnish questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1658

More varnish questions

I've painted some wagons with 'enamel'' - Humbrol and PP. I need to apply a thin gloss coat to help seat the transfers down. I'll then weather them with washes etc. What gloss varnish would members recommend? If acrylic would I be able to then add a wash of thin enamel without cracking? I picked up ...
by Andy W
Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Yard crane
Replies: 3
Views: 1930

Re: Yard crane

I was being watched so didn't feel comforable scraping off the grime. I'll try and re-visit.
by Andy W
Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Yard crane
Replies: 3
Views: 1930

Yard crane

I was passing through a junk yard last week and came across several treasures: http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n180/Ealing/Yard%20crane/Crane%201.jpg http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n180/Ealing/Yard%20crane/Plate.jpg http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n180/Ealing/Yard%20crane/Boiler.jpg http:/...
by Andy W
Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: jon price
Topic: wagons, am I doing this right?
Replies: 17
Views: 3186

Re: wagons, am I doing this right?

jon price wrote:Just a cotton bud? That doesnt seem abrasive enough. Cotton bud dipped in something?


Yes a dry bud, it has mild abrasive power - just what you need. I cured a mild case of "orange peel" by gently rubbing with them. If that dosn't work try a touch of T cut.
by Andy W
Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: jon price
Topic: wagons, am I doing this right?
Replies: 17
Views: 3186

Re: wagons, am I doing this right?

Before you reach for the modelstrip it might be worth gently rubbing down the crackled area with a cotton bud to remove the varnish. The area paint stripper affects is difficult to control.
by Andy W
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2016
Replies: 115
Views: 22346

Re: Scaleforum 2016

Yes mine says the same.
by Andy W
Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 70
Views: 13436

Re: First steps in P4- some pre-grouping wagons

Nice work Pete. You say you printed the plates yourself. How did you get the white to print?
by Andy W
Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: CMRA Modellers' Day - Watford -16 July 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1371

Re: CMRA Modellers' Day - 16 July 2016

I'm not 100% sure I can get there. I realize they want to gauge numbers, but is it possible to turn up on the day without a ticket and pay at the door?
by Andy W
Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Carr's Acid Dip Surface Conditioner
Replies: 17
Views: 3843

Re: Carr's Acid Dip Surface Conditioner

That certainly proves my point - with a lovely looking engine.
by Andy W
Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Carr's Acid Dip Surface Conditioner
Replies: 17
Views: 3843

Re: Carr's Acid Dip Surface Conditioner

If the brass is simply discoloured I wouldn't worry about 'cleaning' it.
by Andy W
Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Air Brush Recommendation
Replies: 49
Views: 10508

Re: Air Brush Recommendation

I can only echo that using a PROPER mask is ESSENTIAL. A few years back I met a couple of chaps in their mid thirties who painted fighter jets for the RAF using cellulose spray paint. Both were suffering from early onset Parkinson's disease. The odds on that being a coincidence are astronomical. Don...
by Andy W
Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: track renewal at newcastle
Replies: 4
Views: 1301

Re: track renewal at newcastle

I assume the clip is mute as there's no voice over to say ho long the installation took? And how long would it take today?
by Andy W
Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Getting the wheels on square!
Replies: 51
Views: 10994

Re: Getting the wheels on square!

"It's one of those exactoscale btb's" Ah! I see the problem. I'd be wary of modifying it. Not easy, and a shame to butcher a precision gauge. I'd be tempted to get a standard 90° one.
by Andy W
Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Getting the wheels on square!
Replies: 51
Views: 10994

Re: Getting the wheels on square!

Your crank pins shouldn't be near your b2b. But they should be countersunk anyway to prevent fouling. Talking to John James re split chassis at Expo EM I realised that like me he uses wires to short his wheels (I probably nicked the idea off him in the first place!) I wrote it up on this thread: htt...
by Andy W
Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Society wire
Replies: 4
Views: 1461

Re: Society wire

Mike, wave a flame from a lighter under it. The coat burns off, then clean with a fibre stick or similar.
by Andy W
Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Onward from Ambergate
Replies: 99
Views: 28686

Re: Onward from Ambergate

Thanks both. Amazing even seeing the plan I'm still dumbfounded. (In a good way!)
by Andy W
Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Onward from Ambergate
Replies: 99
Views: 28686

Re: Onward from Ambergate

Crikey Tony! That's amazing!

Maybe I've missed something (probably while scoffing mushy peas!) but do the new lines relate/link to Ambergate?

Andy
by Andy W
Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Woolwich Dockyard/Charlton Junction - 80s/90s NSE in SE London - [On Hold]
Replies: 8
Views: 2037

Re: Woolwich Dockyard/Charlton Junction - 80s/90s NSE in SE London

Interesting layout. I'm starting to ponder one of my own, and may steal some of the elements here - if that's ok with you Kelly?
by Andy W
Mon May 30, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop
Replies: 74
Views: 14743

Re: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop

Wibbledocious!
by Andy W
Sun May 29, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 105
Views: 25736

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

Marvellous weathering on well built wagons and containers. What else could be asked for?
by Andy W
Tue May 10, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Finally Made A Start in P4!
Replies: 210
Views: 41328

Re: Finally Made A Start in P4!

Shame it's not destined for Cadhay, it looks terrific.
by Andy W
Tue May 03, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: MR scratchbuilds
Replies: 7
Views: 2630

Re: MR scratchbuilds

Thanks derek and Steve. The bolt heads are Atcher rivets. Actually quite quick to attach when you get into the swing of it. I just hope they all stay on before I paint them!
by Andy W
Mon May 02, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Andy W
Topic: MR scratchbuilds
Replies: 7
Views: 2630

Re: MR scratchbuilds

Several people asked me at S4N about the promised close ups. Here they are, but I'm no photographer!
by Andy W
Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: MR 4T Meat Van
Replies: 14
Views: 2879

Re: MR 4T Meat Van

I've never got on with solder paint. It just proves we all have our different methods, and as long as they work, that's fine.

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