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  Topic: Spares and repairs
giles b

Replies: 27
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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:23 pm   Subject: Spares and repairs
Carboy material?
http://photos.mtimag.co.uk/dsc00783.jpg

First untwist a length of two-strand sisal string to obtain two lengths about 150mm long, then tease the strands to make them looser. Apply ...
  Topic: Spares and repairs
giles b

Replies: 27
Views: 4432

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:01 pm   Subject: Spares and repairs
I've been doing a long-overdue sort-out and clear up of my modelling "stores", and find I have some twenty vehicles with On30 conversion potential. In addition there are some odds and ends t ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

Replies: 62
Views: 8541

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:07 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
While the paint has been drying on the depot I've made a start on the group of industrial buildings at the other end of the layout
http://photos.mtimag.co.uk/dsc00780.jpg
Still not sure of the colou ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
giles b

Replies: 315
Views: 98435

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:36 pm   Subject: 1860 and all that
Hi Alastair. That seems to be the problem with what to wear when driving a steam engine: roasting at the front and freezing round the back Smile
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

Replies: 62
Views: 8541

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:46 am   Subject: 1:55th scale
It's been a while since I last worked on Tallahatchie, the holiday season and the temptation to get going on the home-based version of Puerto Paseo being two of the distractions.

Another cause was ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
giles b

Replies: 315
Views: 98435

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:31 am   Subject: 1860 and all that
Since posting about my forthcoming show invitations, I've had to pull out of SWING this year.
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 283
Views: 101381

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:28 am   Subject: Puerto Paseo
http://photos.mtimag.co.uk/dsc00779.jpg

Since this picture was taken the trailing wires have been connected - but it does show the plug-in connector strips. Not the cheapest option (normal connecto ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 283
Views: 101381

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:36 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
The water-crane's column has been lowered by about one scale foot and now looks OK alongside the largest and smallest locomotives. I'll try and finish it off tomorrow.
http://photos.mtimag.co.uk/dsc0 ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 283
Views: 101381

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:20 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
Had some bonus time this evening to get started on the water-crane conversion. The test set-up shows the post is a little too high, but that can easily be altered as it is only a push-fit into the bas ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 283
Views: 101381

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:29 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
I've always thought the pumps from inside bathroom soap dispensers could be used for modelling purposes; so far my thoughts have turned to the middle of the unit which seems to have possibilities as t ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 283
Views: 101381

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:39 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
I hadn't thought the planned re-wiring would take so long! It seemed so simple, to take the control panel from one end of the baseboard to the other, but the cable relocation meant that several connec ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 283
Views: 101381

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:52 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
Just have to salute some good, old-fashioned service. I rang Squires yesterday at about 3pm to order some small electrical bits - they arrived in the post this morning. Many thanks Royal Mail and Squi ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 283
Views: 101381

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:23 am   Subject: Puerto Paseo
As you say, Bob, construction is easier for a permanent layout. Nevertheless, following the precedent of my long-departed Midd Valley Railway, I'm going to build the extension in portable sections, ju ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
giles b

Replies: 283
Views: 101381

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:51 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
Following the well-known tradition of closing down the railways at Christmas, the FC Este has suspended trains at Puerto Paseo for the foreseeable future. Locals will have to make do with the existing ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
giles b

Replies: 315
Views: 98435

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:26 pm   Subject: 1860 and all that
Just thought I'd try an experiment - not entirely sure it's a success, but at least it's seasonal! Merry Christmas to all.
http://photos.mtimag.co.uk/xmas1865.jpg
 
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