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  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:25 am   Subject: 1:55th scale
The first of the flat car donors has been shortened to a scale 22ft to match the boxcar. This one is going to be a reefer with sides from an incomplete Tri-ang TC model. The doors have been enlarged a ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

Replies: 21
Views: 560

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:06 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
Progress on several fronts over the past couple of days. The baseboard for Muddy Waters is done - I'm trying out a method described in MTI of a light framework and 6mm plywood, topped with half-inch b ...
  Topic: Teamsterz
giles b

Replies: 2
Views: 63

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:54 pm   Subject: Teamsterz
Wish I'd thought of just cladding the outside of the coach and roof to make the body-shell a little bigger. Far easier than the route I took Embarassed
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

Replies: 21
Views: 560

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:27 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
The paint's drying on the three items of rolling stock constructed so far. When painting the red gondola I realised it had corrugated steel ends, so these were filed down and vertical strapping added, ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

Replies: 21
Views: 560

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:11 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
Now the boxcar is finished it does make some of the ex-HO rolling stock look rather slim. I thing the old-style gondola can get away with it, but I'm seriously thinking whether the 0-4-0T will need be ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

Replies: 21
Views: 560

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:46 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
Had some time today, and got the body-work of the boxcar finished. It took longer than I thought it would, with all the ladders to make and little bits of strapping for the door runners and catches.
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  Topic: Is this the future? (Shellsea Harbour)
giles b

Replies: 177
Views: 58578

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:36 pm   Subject: Is this the future? (Shellsea Harbour)
I remembered that Arthur North had done drawings of British road-signs in MTI, and found the copy (No 83). Sadly the 4mm reproduction is too small to come across, so I turned to my refrence books to s ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

Replies: 21
Views: 560

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:42 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
The first two figures have their "new clothes" - the overalls have come out a bit shiny and need a repaint, but otherwise I'm pleased with them - at least they no longer look like businessme ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

Replies: 21
Views: 560

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:30 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
Spent a little more time trying out possible buildings for both scales, using the left-overs from Lazy River and some unused kit parts. This is a rather rough and ready record of what the left-hand en ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

Replies: 21
Views: 560

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:05 am   Subject: 1:55th scale
Thinking of where the new rolling stock might run, I checked my wood supplies and found a forgotten piece of plywood 48 by 9 inches. Some shuffling about with turnouts and some rolling stock showed th ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

Replies: 21
Views: 560

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:26 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
I had some a few years ago, but passed them on. My memory is that they were British in style and roughly 1930s-1950s in period - and 1/64th scale, being a little bigger than 00 figures. I think some o ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

Replies: 21
Views: 560

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:42 am   Subject: 1:55th scale
The first of the cut-down 1:50th figures - the white ones show what the smaller ones were like before surgery. I also have another figure the correct height made by combining the body of a seated figu ...
  Topic: Is this the future? (Shellsea Harbour)
giles b

Replies: 177
Views: 58578

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:08 pm   Subject: Is this the future? (Shellsea Harbour)
Very slow: only just got the double meaning. Nice one, Bob. As the line was established pre-1896 and is officially a Tramway, perhaps the sign should read Trams Cross Here. I'll have to look at some ...
  Topic: Spares and repairs
giles b

Replies: 22
Views: 1458

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:02 pm   Subject: Spares and repairs
Just to bring the man-rider up to date

http://photos.mtimag.co.uk/dsc00479.jpg

and one of the brake vans picked up a week ago, with an incorrect livery and minus roof, wheels and one buffer

h ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
giles b

Replies: 21
Views: 560

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:40 am   Subject: 1:55th scale
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Giles I understand that some of the the superb MODELU figures (from the Pendon range) are available in 5.5mm scale at 4.25 each. That may sound a lot - but how many do you n ...
 
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