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Forum: General Modelling 13-08-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By platelayer
They are building a 47xx. http://www.4709.org.uk/

They are building a 47xx. http://www.4709.org.uk/
Forum: General Modelling 12-08-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 568
Posted By platelayer
Hi Brian, that is not much of a flange on those...

Hi Brian, that is not much of a flange on those tyres. I wonder if the flanges have been made to the wrong dimensions!
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 10-08-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,153
Posted By platelayer
Very good, well worth the effort!

Very good, well worth the effort!
Forum: General Chat 07-08-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 223
Posted By platelayer
Don`t fight it TWD, go for it . After all it`s...

Don`t fight it TWD, go for it . After all it`s only money and you cannot take it with you:D
Forum: Members layouts 06-08-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 233
Posted By platelayer
Welcome to the forum Peter.

Welcome to the forum Peter.
Forum: General Chat 04-08-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 303
Posted By platelayer
That`s a fine model Ted.

That`s a fine model Ted.
Forum: General Chat 04-08-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 546
Posted By platelayer
Some of the younger drivers don`t bother to have...

Some of the younger drivers don`t bother to have insurance due to the high costs.. thousand or so pounds for young driver, if they get caught driving without insurance its usually only a couple of...
Forum: General Chat 04-08-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 303
Posted By platelayer
RIP, he was a man of many talents. His models...

RIP, he was a man of many talents. His models were a works of art. I used to look forward to his posts on the forum.
Forum: O, G & other large scales 12-07-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 156
Posted By platelayer
Peco LK-790

Can anyone please tell me if the Peco O gauge GWR home signal arm is fixed or can it be set in a lowered position?. I have phoned a few model shops to ask this question and none of them had it in...
Forum: OO Scale 01-07-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,176
Posted By platelayer
I cannot understand why you want to treat a very...

I cannot understand why you want to treat a very expensive second hand model to that kind of treatment.
Forum: The Real Thing 23-06-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By platelayer
Measured shovel packing

Here are a coUple of links to MSP.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1MnK68Se-g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-v-5Uf1PVs
Forum: On The Workbench 23-06-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By platelayer
Yes, the P-way gangs would build them out of old...

Yes, the P-way gangs would build them out of old sleepers they had lying about, cheaper than buying a concrete one. Railway companies were very careful with there money;)
Forum: On The Workbench 23-06-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By platelayer
Ballast Bins

This week i have made three O gauge lineside ballast bins, they are used for storing pea ballast / chippings used in a process called Measured Shovel Packing (MSP) for rectifying low spots on...
Forum: Kit Building 08-06-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 39,022
Posted By platelayer
Thanks for sharing that Brian, i really enjoyed...

Thanks for sharing that Brian, i really enjoyed reading that.
Forum: On The Workbench 02-06-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By platelayer
Thanks for that.

Thanks for that.
Forum: On The Workbench 01-06-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By platelayer
The paint affect is created by using matt black...

The paint affect is created by using matt black Calligraphy ink mixed into IPA and brushed on. The outside of the hut is clad in wooden drink stir sticks.
Forum: On The Workbench 31-05-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By platelayer
GWR P way hut

A few photos of an O gauge pway hut i have scratch built. I thought it was about time i built something before i forget how to!
Forum: General Modelling 20-05-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By platelayer
Rocket

I paid a visit to a friend of mine on Saturday evening and he could not wait to show me his latest find. It is a scratch built model i believe. It is a model of Stephenson`s Rocket and it`s made from...
Forum: General Modelling 10-05-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By platelayer
Stores, bothy's, offices.

Stores, bothy's, offices.
Forum: General Modelling 10-05-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By platelayer
This an electric depot i built for someone a...

This an electric depot i built for someone a while ago. Note the cut outs in the top of the doors for overhead lines.
Forum: OO Scale 29-04-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By platelayer
Try visiting the SVR it is being built at...

Try visiting the SVR it is being built at Bridgnorth.

http://www.82045.org.uk/
Forum: Members layouts 22-04-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,570
Posted By platelayer
They are around fifty pounds each. I have seen a...

They are around fifty pounds each. I have seen a double slip for sale at a 115!
Forum: Members layouts 22-04-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,570
Posted By platelayer
[QUOTE=Panniertank;156170]Having decided on a...

[QUOTE=Panniertank;156170]Having decided on a track plan for the sidings, on, Friday, and wanting to get on with things today, I was up a 4am today.
I wanted to crack on with some figures and also...
Forum: General Modelling 21-04-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 511
Posted By platelayer
Well you learn something new everyday on here!...

Well you learn something new everyday on here! Those GWR blokes were a clever lot!
Forum: General Modelling 21-04-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 511
Posted By platelayer
[QUOTE=Panniertank;156101]Just finished painting...

[QUOTE=Panniertank;156101]Just finished painting this figure for a customer who is a massive GWR fan.

I still have Charles Collett, George Churchwood, Sir John Betjeman and several others to do.
...
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