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by Andy W
Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Stolen Loco from High Level Stand
Replies: 12
Views: 3440

Re: Stolen Loco from High Level Stand

In the early days of leatherhead I sold a lot of stuff as I was (temporarily as it turned out) leaving the hobby due to the usual reasons (kids etc). I had a couple of things taken including a motor and gearbox unit. I would have given it for free to anyone who asked. I'm not up on I.T. matters but ...
by Andy W
Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Stolen Loco from High Level Stand
Replies: 12
Views: 3440

Re: Stolen Loco from High Level Stand

That's terrible. I feel sick.
by Andy W
Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2016
Replies: 115
Views: 25415

Re: Scaleforum 2016

Rod, I hope Maurice realises that it's booked for THIS year's show?
by Andy W
Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log
Replies: 173
Views: 58486

Re: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log

Interesting stuff Knuckles. Did you solve your rusting problem? If so how?
by Andy W
Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Methfix
Replies: 2
Views: 1130

Re: Methfix

Thanks Will.
by Andy W
Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Methfix
Replies: 2
Views: 1130

Methfix

Is it best to apply methfix transfers to a gloss rather than matt finish? Are they prone to silvering etc like waterslides?
by Andy W
Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Important announcement from Lanarkshire Models
Replies: 35
Views: 7283

Re: Important announcement from Lanarkshire Models

When they buy a gun in America does it come with a health warning? I doubt it. Madness.
by Andy W
Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Important announcement from Lanarkshire Models
Replies: 35
Views: 7283

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: 1966

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: 2137

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: 2137

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: 3731

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: 3731

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: 25415

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: 74
Views: 18009

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: 1645

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: 4443

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: 4443

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: 12127

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: 1554

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: 13134

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: 13134

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: 1705

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: 32291

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: 32291

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

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