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by dal-t
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: 1970s street scenes in colour - full of modelling detail
Replies: 11
Views: 4157

Re: 1970s street scenes in colour - full of modelling detail

There's a lot to be said for Kodachrome, but no-one should presume it gives an accurate colour render. Without getting into the issues of scale effect, you need to add quite a lot more blue and green if you want to portray subjects like these 'realistically'.
by dal-t
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Parkside Kits
Replies: 42
Views: 11293

Re: Parkside Kits

But there are suggestions that Slaters may begin to supply their models again - and POWSides appear to already be able to provide the PO wagon kits.
by dal-t
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: The price of coal these days.....
Replies: 1
Views: 1540

Re: The price of coal these days.....

Probably have to come by special courier as well. No use to me, the local farmers would be bound to blockade it. ;)
by dal-t
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Hinged Alex Jacksons
Replies: 29
Views: 20031

Re: Hinged Alex Jacksons

According to 'Down for Me?' MMRS.co.uk is down at present. Suggest trying later ...
by dal-t
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 291
Views: 70557

Re: Crab Comet conversion

I really wish people would post large warning notices on videos like that for those of us with extreme vertigo - tummy butterflies just subsiding after three or four minutes! Useful reminder, though, to stick a suitable attention-grabbing notice on the board for my new test track - FIT BUFFER STOPS ...
by dal-t
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Engineering, Injuneering and Knitting
Replies: 49
Views: 10652

Re: Engineering, Injuneering and Knitting

Thanks, Terry. Get the picture - think in 1957 I was happily playing with a double oval of OO on the carpet, while now I'm worrying about making an 18* siding for a trio of tank wagons look realistic enough, so it seems the cartoonist has his fingers pretty accurately on my pulse, at least!
by dal-t
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Engineering, Injuneering and Knitting
Replies: 49
Views: 10652

Re: Engineering, Injuneering and Knitting

Could someone drop a clue as to what that's all about for those of us not in a position to purchase UK magazines (whether we might wish to or not)?
by dal-t
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: What back to back setting do you use?
Replies: 195
Views: 51672

Re: What back to back setting do you use?

As a dedicated non-engineer I have steadfastly refused to bring my 'O' level physics into this debate - or the 'facts' that I grew up with, in the steam loco era - but I will contribute this from personal experience. Having stood lineside while Brits, Coros and Spaceships all roared past at 90mph+, ...
by dal-t
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Securing supplies of track components
Replies: 31
Views: 8721

Re: Securing supplies of track components

Really missing that "hear, hear!" button again ...
by dal-t
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1221
Views: 246517

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

I found the usual reason for that with my EM stock was the wheels being fine wrt btb, but not centred on the axle, so the vehicle was trying to 'crab' on straight track, and one or other axle took off at a crossing. I haven't found it such a problem with P4, perhaps because the wheels are nearer the...
by dal-t
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: London Road Models new LNER/GNR loco kits
Replies: 3
Views: 1754

Re: London Road Models new LNER/GNR loco kits

Hmm, that link doesn't seem to work for me. On the other hand I get on fine with this one.
by dal-t
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Tank Wagon Vac Brake Plumbing: Advice Please
Replies: 2
Views: 1297

Re: Tank Wagon Vac Brake Plumbing: Advice Please

Perrrfect - VMT! I have, of course, perused that thread many times (leading me to purchase several of Paul Bartlett's excellent photos) but I hadn't picked up on that detail previously. The odd thing is, I reckon I've just consigned something that might well do as that "distribution fitting&quo...
by dal-t
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Tank Wagon Vac Brake Plumbing: Advice Please
Replies: 2
Views: 1297

Tank Wagon Vac Brake Plumbing: Advice Please

By some rather foolish mis-planning, I'm currently fighting my way through a Masokits vac braked chassis for one of three Airfix/Dapol Tank Wagon kits (the others are being finished as OO 'out of the bag' and EM 'finescaled a bit', so they don't concern us here). I'm actually quite enjoying getting ...
by dal-t
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: SR Couplings for non-corridor coaches
Replies: 26
Views: 6127

Re: SR Couplings for non-corridor coaches

Just to make sure we are getting it all right - and to do the British Army justice, whether it deserves it or not - the School at Hythe actually adopted the title 'Small Arms' in 1929, and even when it was the School of Musketry, its badge was actually crossed rifles!
by dal-t
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Slow TV
Replies: 9
Views: 3451

Re: Slow TV

"The right tool for the job halves the time it takes" - not sure where I first heard that (possibly from my uncle, an ex-Halton Apprentice), but I reckon it seriously understates the case. Unorganised bodgers like me who regularly use a hammer as an englischer Schraubenzieher probably end ...
by dal-t
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: RobM
Topic: Where will this lead......
Replies: 154
Views: 39739

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

Thought my original idea that it was a North Sea oil rig offered more possibilities - think of all the weather problems they would have avoided if resupply had been by submarine railway ...
by dal-t
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Lampeter Station question
Replies: 19
Views: 6350

Re: Lampeter Station question

Could it be a remnant of the round wooden object shown in the autotrain photo (wagon t/t top, maybe?)? Did the track layout change at some point rendering one or more t/ts obsolete (would actually be unusual if it didn't ...)? BTW, to me the lateral alignment of the siding looks wrong for a bufferst...
by dal-t
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Wagons full of rubbish...
Replies: 21
Views: 10794

Re: Wagons full of rubbish...

No good on safari There was one a week or so ago but the latest update (installed here yesterday) may have dished it. Despite being a dedicated Apple user I only break into safari when I find something Firefox really can't do (much rarer these days than a few years ago) so can't provide the details...
by dal-t
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log
Replies: 173
Views: 70416

Re: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log

There's really no need for that, Knuckles, there are ways around the Photobucket situation. I've just zipped through the entire thread and i don't think there are any photos I can't see (certainly no placeholders with the Photobucket ransom demand). Hint - look for an add-on to your browser ...
by dal-t
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 247
Views: 75416

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Jol Thanks for the 'encouragement', I might at least take another look at the actual etch - although, if Jeremy isn't too pissed of with us for hijacking his thread, I'd still be very interested should an updated supplement became available (I understand the 7mm version has been greatly 'improved')....
by dal-t
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 140921

Re: Track Construction for a Test Track

Like most products from that producer, "Ballast Bond" seems absurdly expensive. If you want to dry ballast (and I'm certainly tempted by the technique) cascamite from your local Jewsons, ground up finer if you think necessary, seems a lot more cost-effective.
by dal-t
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 247
Views: 75416

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Jol, I've an original Blacksmiths kit at the bottom of my stash. The reason it's there - just beneath some Keil Kraft road vehicle kits which I really must dig out and complete sometime soon - is that I've repeatedly read it is 'unbuildable'. I've also heard that if built it's impossible to get runn...
by dal-t
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 247
Views: 75416

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

And the LNWR one?
by dal-t
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 291
Views: 70557

Re: Crab Comet conversion

' Interestingly, having got the crab working fine, it has been put to a one side for a bit too long. Strangely, I had it out on someone else's layout and it was very sticky going forwards but fine working backwards. What is really odd is that getting it home and it is fine again - I can't fathom it...

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