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by Malcolm 0-6-0
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Today's weather
Replies: 102
Views: 1650

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: 14
Views: 443

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: 2258

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: 209

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: 19
Views: 400

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: 1037

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...
by Malcolm 0-6-0
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Today's weather
Replies: 102
Views: 1650

Re: Today's weather

We're expecting 37C on Sunday with a late cool change. Today is around 24C and nice and sunny. Last week one day got to 46C before a change, the day previous got to 37C.
by Malcolm 0-6-0
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Modelling On A Shoestring.
Replies: 38
Views: 1037

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.
by Malcolm 0-6-0
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Building platforms
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: Building platforms

I build a balsa frame then cover the top with sanded balsa to represent a tarmac (asphalt) top. I do the upright siding in brick paper on a balsa backing. However as my layout has only one small passenger platform while the other two are in goods sheds this might be too much effort for someone with ...
by Malcolm 0-6-0
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Which Do you Prefer?
Replies: 43
Views: 1001

Re: Which Do you Prefer?

I much prefer the single chimney - a better aesthetic.