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by Lord Colnago
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: North Norfolk
Topic: NNAG October meeting
Replies: 4
Views: 2093

NNAG October meeting

Last night's October meeting was held at Tim Horn's workshop with a good turnout to see Yours Truly give a tutorial on basic airbrushing techniques. I brought a few models along that needed priming and used them to demonstrate the various techniques. Members were then encouraged to have a go themsel...
by Lord Colnago
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 129
Views: 51368

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

Hi Tim, I understand what you're saying. I do enjoy building etched kits and I have plenty to be going on with. It is nice however, just once in a while, to produce something just a little quicker. The finished article looks the part, which is the main thing. The kit has a simple etched sprung sub-f...
by Lord Colnago
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 129
Views: 51368

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

The works have been quite busy of late, however, the only new wagon built has been a Mousa Models LNER Toad E brake van, which is largely 3D printed. I found this kit to be simplicity itself. The solebars, w-irons, axleboxes, springs and footboards come as one piece, as does the main body, although ...
by Lord Colnago
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: From a Loco Works in Norfolk
Replies: 80
Views: 31051

Re: From a Loco Works in Norfolk

I haven't updated for some time so a catch up is due. The works haven't been idle since my last post.The N7 is in the paintshop, but getting that far has been a trial, which is understating things. More on that when I finally finish it. I have also been working on a test etch for Justin Newitt but t...
by Lord Colnago
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 129
Views: 51368

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

Hi Noel, No, not bad news at all. They are all wagon that I've had knocking around for sometime and, as I said, my standards have hopefully gone up a notch or two since they were built. I am a little confused though about the comparison with Geoff Kent's model. He built 43140 whereas mine is 43160. ...
by Lord Colnago
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium
Replies: 129
Views: 51368

Re: Goings on at the Norfolk Wagonarium

I can't quite believe that I haven't posted on here since December. Its quite disconcerting to think about where the time goes. I have been far from idle however, although I have been working on a couple of locos at the same time as what you are about to see. More on the locos elsewhere in due cours...
by Lord Colnago
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Matching Bachmann and Heljan green.
Replies: 6
Views: 3151

Re: Matching Bachmann and Heljan green.

Thanks for all your replies. There is a specialist paint supplier in Dereham, but that must be close to a 50 mile round trip from here, so probably not an economical solution to the problem. It has occurred to me to try rubbing off the panel with IPA, meths or similar, but I worry that I'll take off...
by Lord Colnago
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Matching Bachmann and Heljan green.
Replies: 6
Views: 3151

Matching Bachmann and Heljan green.

I have a couple of diesel locos with half yellow ends and I want to paint over the yellow. Can anyone help with information on which paints to use to best match both Bachmann and Heljan locos as both are different shades? Well, they would be, wouldn't they!
by Lord Colnago
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: North Norfolk
Topic: NNAG August meeting.
Replies: 1
Views: 1306

NNAG August meeting.

The next meeting of the North Norfolk Area Group will, once again, be at the Crown PH at Banningham, on 15th August at 2000hrs.

There may, or may not, be Morris Dancers!
by Lord Colnago
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: North Norfolk
Topic: New Area Group
Replies: 5
Views: 2714

Re: New Area Group

Thanks for the good wishes Ken. We seem to be off to a good start. Just got to keep it up now!
by Lord Colnago
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: North Norfolk
Topic: New Area Group
Replies: 5
Views: 2714

New Area Group

Last Wednesday evening, eight members met at the Crown PH, at Banningham with a view to setting up a new North Norfolk Area Group. There proved to be quite a variety of interests amongst us, including members working in other scales and gauges. We decided that we would keep things on an informal bas...
by Lord Colnago
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Springing & painting
Replies: 5
Views: 2653

Re: Springing & painting

Hi Bryan, I usually hand paint my wagon underframes so I don't get paint on the inside contact surfaces by and large. However, if I use a Rumney underframe then I airbrush them and mask the contact areas. I think you're right to mask off and keep the contacting surfacex clean for the reasons use giv...
by Lord Colnago
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Motive power for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 39
Views: 15217

Re: Motive power for South Pelaw Junction

That looks rather good John. Very nicely done. Looking forward to more!

John.
by Lord Colnago
Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Help with a Brassmasters 4F
Replies: 51
Views: 15157

Re: Help with a Brassmasters 4F

Hi Dave, Don't keep your progress to yourself as this has been an interesting thread. We can all learn from the experiences of others as none of us are perfect. If you don't believe that, wait until I do my next post on my N7. It hasn't gone well but what a learning experience. Keep up the good work...
by Lord Colnago
Tue May 16, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Help with a Brassmasters 4F
Replies: 51
Views: 15157

Re: Help with a Brassmasters 4F

Hi Dave, Don't despair, it happens to us all. I am currently battling with a kit, not the same one as yourself, whose instructions clearly tell you to remove 0.75mm. from the frames where they contact the footplate casting, if you are fitting scale wheels. I am and guess how much my ride height is o...
by Lord Colnago
Fri May 05, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Society AGM, 17 June 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 11127

Re: Scalefour Society AGM, 17 June 2017

I would like to clarify the situation regarding the Society AGM. I have been in contact with Tony Sheffield, the North London Group Chairman, and he has confirmed that the venue for the AGM has been booked. Therefore, the arrangements, as posted by Russ on 29th April are current. I hope to see as ma...
by Lord Colnago
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 109
Views: 45229

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

Hi Tony,

That'll do for me. The speed looks pretty good too. Not everything crawled around our railways!

Nice to see the layout progressing and look forward to seeing it somewhere soon.

John.
by Lord Colnago
Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 128
Views: 40340

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Hi John, I love the weathering on those wagons. I have thought of using oils but haven't got around to it yet. Any chance of a few words on how you went about it? I found the best way to avoid the magnets repelling each other was to make up the pipes in pairs, glued to the outer ends of two magnets....
by Lord Colnago
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 109
Views: 45229

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

Thanks John,

A nice bit of setting back over the crossover. Brings a tear to the eye!

John.
by Lord Colnago
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Manchester AG
Topic: Progress with Slattocks Junction
Replies: 109
Views: 45229

Re: Progress with Slattocks Junction

Nice stuff Tony and well done to you and your team. Can't wait to see it in the flesh. Any chance that us wagon aficionados could see a clip of some freight trains? They don't have to be as long as the passenger train but you'll get no complaints from me if they are!

John.
by Lord Colnago
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2017
Replies: 67
Views: 19253

Re: Scalefour North 2017

Once again, the Scalefour North weekend was over all too quickly. I had a thoroughly enjoyable time and would like to express my thanks to the organisers and their team of willing and friendly helpers, without whom the event could not have been the success that it was. Special mention and thanks go ...
by Lord Colnago
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Mount Woodville Works
Replies: 257
Views: 85624

Re: Mount Woodville Works

Hi Rob, I assume that you are referring to the cam that connects the brake cross shaft to the brake push/pull rods. I know what you mean, its a tricky job. I have done it as per the instructions but I find it easier to mount the cam on the brake shaft, install the brakes and pull/push rods, then man...
by Lord Colnago
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 61693

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mont Tank Wagon

I appear to have been credited with a quote that I didn't make! Having said that, I would also be looking to put the weight in the tank somehow. I haven't had a good look at the tanks as yet but it might be possible to prise one end off to get the weight inside. Failing that, I may cut a hole in the...
by Lord Colnago
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 61693

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mont Tank Wagon

Simole???? It would have been so simple to have got that right!
by Lord Colnago
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 61693

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mont Tank Wagon

Yes indeed. They are all rather nice. I lean towards the rugged simplicity of the 1/109 myself. Perhaps rugged and simole are qualities I can relate to. :D.

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