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by Malcolm 0-6-0
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Jencaster - 1930's LMS OO gauge layout
Replies: 82
Views: 4050

Re: Jencaster - 1930's LMS OO gauge layout

That's looking OK. Good job.
by Malcolm 0-6-0
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: N Gauge
Topic: Underlay/Not Underlay?
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: Underlay/Not Underlay?

It doesn’t really make ant difference what ever the scale particularly if you decide to ballast the track. If you have already added it to the rest of the track then it might be best to carry on doing so. Yep I'd agree with that. it may not be be a complex section but it will ensure that your track...
by Malcolm 0-6-0
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Old spice
Replies: 14
Views: 1746

Re: Old spice

. Have now invested in my own cheap herbs and spices since er indoors caught me using her expensive shwartz. When 'the boss' bought some 'decent herbs' (as she put it), she told me to throw out the 'Supermarket rubbish'. As they make great ground cover, my layout is covered in mixed herbs . :lol: G...
by Malcolm 0-6-0
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Old spice
Replies: 14
Views: 1746

Re: Old spice

Reminds me of the times I've used toothpaste to polish out scratches in clear plastic windows and canopies - works well and the model has a lovely minty smell afterwards.
by Malcolm 0-6-0
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Today's weather
Replies: 102
Views: 4691

Re: Today's weather

Well it's heading for 39C today with a forecast afternoon change. Last night was very humid but one of those nasty humid nights which cool in the early hours and leave you feeling both cold and very clammy. A few bush fires have broken out up the country in the last few days and the wind isn't helpi...
by Malcolm 0-6-0
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: HO & International
Topic: Hart's Mill Crossing
Replies: 15
Views: 1094

Re: Hart's Mill Crossing

That looks suitably desertified.
by Malcolm 0-6-0
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: O Gauge Figures For A Big Layout!
Replies: 57
Views: 4221

Re: O Gauge Figures For A Big Layout!

They look like they're talking and I know what they're saying !!!!!

They're all a bit perplexed and asking each other "why are we standing here stuck to some Blue Tac?" :?
by Malcolm 0-6-0
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: P way hut
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: P way hut

That's a nice job you've done.
by Malcolm 0-6-0
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Modelling road surfaces
Replies: 21
Views: 1447

Re: Modelling road surfaces

For asphalt (tarmac) surfaced roads I use thin strip balsa which I paint with one coat of an acrylic dark grey. The paint soaks into the wood and dies with uneven colour - any road markings then can be just painted on in the appropriate colour. The surface texture is much finer than you would get wi...
by Malcolm 0-6-0
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Modelling On A Shoestring.
Replies: 38
Views: 2572

Re: Modelling On A Shoestring.

I am quite parsimonious when it comes to modelling - if I can scratch build something I will, or update the detail on an older model I will. Blimmey Malcom. Where did you dig Parimonious up from. I had to look it up. My wife did not know it either and she is member of MENSA Do you know how many mea...