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  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:06 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
Spot on, Jack.
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:26 am   Subject: 1:55th scale
Still very much a work in progress, here is the T&CC's steam switcher.
http://photos.mtimag.co.uk/dsc00569.jpg
As is all too obvious, I didn't mix enough dirty loco black, so a second go will b ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:00 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
Thought I'd be camera ready with at least one new model by now but, as usual, other distractions got in the way! However the switching loco is almost there, although I hope to add some weathering - ma ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:28 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
Worked on both reefers today; the wooden one has had a couple of coats of white, but the red lettering is still visible. I should have removed it with a fibre-glass brush, but I've run out of refills. ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:17 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
Had a little spare time today to get on with some more of the freight cars; starting with the tank car that was originally part of the Puerto Paseo collection, where it always looked a little small. I ...
  Topic: Birthday Train
giles b

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PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:25 pm   Subject: Birthday Train
I think I remember the name Brimtoy, but it was for clockwork trains - mine (I think) might have been a 4-wheeled Bulleid BOB Pacific named Spitfire. This would have been around 1954, or thereabouts.
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:16 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
Modelling is definitely taking a back seat at present, owing to a gardening project in progress. However some small steps have been taken in 1:55.

The Li'l Tugger 0-4-0T has started its upscale tra ...
 
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