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  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:56 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
Yes, Alastair, the dents are a nice touch. As far as the cab is concerned, I think the HO body is a one-piece moulding, but I would just have to cut the cab off below the side windows and stick new ca ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

Replies: 51
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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:03 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
Some slight design changes in the row of small industries alongside the trailing sidings. The middle structure has had an extra slice added between the two floors, and will get a small stone base adde ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

Replies: 51
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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:42 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
I was browsing the web a couple of days ago and found this.

http://photos.mtimag.co.uk/baldwin.jpg

What a great little loco. Then I got to thinking - my HO Alco switcher is just about that propo ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
giles b

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PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:03 pm   Subject: 1860 and all that
With the approach of September, the time is moving around when I will have to start concentrating on Salop Street again; the layout is due at the Croydon MRS show in October. Meanwhile, here's a pictu ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

Replies: 51
Views: 2646

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:05 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
It turns out that HO models need a bit more converting to look believable in 1:55th scale than was originally thought. The sawmill is better now it has been fitted with four-pane windows and the doors ...
  Topic: Burgess Hill MRC show - September 1st
giles b

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PostForum: Events   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:29 am   Subject: Burgess Hill MRC show - September 1st
The Burgess Hill MRC exhibition takes place on Saturday, 1st September 2018, at the Burgess Hill Girls' School, Keymer Road. Opening times 10am to 5pm. The school is a short walk from the railway stat ...
  Topic: Is this the future? (Shellsea Harbour)
giles b

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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:23 am   Subject: Is this the future? (Shellsea Harbour)
Not long to go until Shellsea's next show. The short circuit's cause turned out to be the micro-switch, as suspected. It had worked loose on its fitting screw and had moved just enough to stop the poi ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

Replies: 51
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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:35 am   Subject: 1:55th scale
That's another possibility. I'll wait to make a decision until after the building is finished. The experimental tree is not really up to the job, in any case.

The end of the fiddle yard exit screen ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

Replies: 51
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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:23 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
After some work, the sawmill is coming together. I think the building parts were from the kit of the original Ford car plant. On a raised base, with enlarged doorways, it just about works for 1:55 sca ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

Replies: 51
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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:53 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
Having just about got to the fun part of creating the layout's groundwork and buildings, some bread and butter jobs have had to be done first. A little thought showed that ballasting would be a lot ea ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

Replies: 51
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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:45 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
Although I quite liked the effect of the water-colour tinting of the back-scene, I decided that the mix of painting and photography at either end of the layout didn't really work. Instead, after a cou ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

Replies: 51
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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:29 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
Looking at the recently posted locomotive pictures, it's rather obvious that the background scene is a winter one (brown grass and almost leafless trees). The countryside at the other end of the layou ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

Replies: 51
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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:43 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
The steam loco is now "finished", I think. It is probably the most uncared for locomotive I've ever modelled - definitely at the end of its days.

http://photos.mtimag.co.uk/dsc00579.jpg ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

Replies: 51
Views: 2646

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:41 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
Spark arrestor would be my guess, given the amount of welly that apparently had to be used to get up the hill from the factory to the junction.

The tapered chimney (now removed) does not have a li ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

Replies: 51
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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:45 am   Subject: 1:55th scale
Thanks for your comments, Alastair. I guess I'm using the photo as a guide as to where to put the colours, rather than the colours themselves. For instance, the E&M engine has a small patch on the ...
 
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