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Forum: Members layouts Yesterday, 05:38 PM
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Posted By Steve M
My ‘arty’ phase stopped with those big pots of...

My ‘arty’ phase stopped with those big pots of poster colours at infant school.:D

Like you, I’m not sure I’ve got it right on here but it’s better than just the bare ballast. I reckon it will tone...
Forum: Members layouts Yesterday, 03:15 PM
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Posted By Steve M
Toned down that very clean, bright ballast with a...

Toned down that very clean, bright ballast with a bit of weathering. Reasonably happy as a first attempt with the airbrush.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/959/27408568727_ce98d7be86.jpg...
Forum: Members layouts 21-05-2018, 07:42 PM
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Posted By Steve M
I see. I did make the layout portable but...

I see.

I did make the layout portable but not for transporting anywhere. It runs around my shed just above another layout so I constructed it on six boards so that when work is needed I just cart...
Forum: Members layouts 21-05-2018, 06:11 PM
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Posted By Steve M
You’ve lost me now.:confused:

You’ve lost me now.:confused:
Forum: Members layouts 21-05-2018, 03:17 PM
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Posted By Steve M
That’s only one board MG. In total it’s about...

That’s only one board MG. In total it’s about 24’.:)
Forum: Members layouts 21-05-2018, 11:27 AM
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Posted By Steve M
That’s the basic groundwork done - track...

That’s the basic groundwork done - track ballasted and ‘soil’ on the intermediate areas ready for static grass. The ballast needs to be weathered - if only the sun were shining to help dry it out.
...
Forum: General Chat 21-05-2018, 10:10 AM
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Posted By Steve M
The day has arrived and the MOT rules have...

The day has arrived and the MOT rules have changed so it as off to the Post Office.
The Spitfire is now a 40 year old ‘Vehicle of Historic Interest’ and is now free of tax and MOT.
And the trial...
Forum: OO Scale 20-05-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 422
Posted By Steve M
My Bachmann 08 uses the decoder default settings...

My Bachmann 08 uses the decoder default settings and is fine down to a very slow crawl.
Forum: General Modelling 20-05-2018, 03:37 PM
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Posted By Steve M
That’s quite impressive.

That’s quite impressive.
Forum: Members layouts 19-05-2018, 02:21 PM
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Posted By Steve M
I cobbled this together this morning. ...

I cobbled this together this morning.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/981/27338884097_d9a7055725.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HDQVLD)20180519_141805 (https://flic.kr/p/HDQVLD) by Steve Mumford...
Forum: Members layouts 18-05-2018, 01:28 PM
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Posted By Steve M
Eventually Barry. At the moment it's just green...

Eventually Barry. At the moment it's just green undercoat from the Woodland Scenics range - it seals the plaster quite nicely.

I have to replace a couple of droppers where I have moved the track...
Forum: Members layouts 18-05-2018, 12:31 PM
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Posted By Steve M
This might work. Plaster bandage added to the...

This might work.
Plaster bandage added to the foam embankment and the track and goods shed positions sorted out. Accidentally stumbled on a place for the Wickham trolley shed.
On the adjacent...
Forum: The Real Thing 17-05-2018, 01:50 PM
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Posted By Steve M
Today’s 13:50 to Pickering. ...

Today’s 13:50 to Pickering.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/950/41448532534_de6553fe6f.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/269EyFh)DE8EC899-0F5B-45B0-9D5D-B52B4FBA3DFC (https://flic.kr/p/269EyFh) by Steve...
Forum: The Real Thing 17-05-2018, 01:18 PM
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Posted By Steve M
NYMR have launched a second webcam showing the...

NYMR have launched a second webcam showing the climb into Goathland.

https://www.nymr.co.uk/pages/category/webcams
Forum: Members layouts 17-05-2018, 10:47 AM
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Posted By Steve M
Finally started kicking some ideas around to...

Finally started kicking some ideas around to finish off the last two boards. It was always part of the plan to extend the tunnel slopes into a small embankment at the back of the board so I got the...
Forum: General Chat 16-05-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By Steve M
Actually a new company can register itself in the...

Actually a new company can register itself in the name of a previously dissolved company - there are no restrictions in law to prevent it.
The old company ceases as a legal entity once it has been...
Forum: OO Scale 16-05-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By Steve M
Agreed Mike. I used to make a small slit in the...

Agreed Mike. I used to make a small slit in the board with a 3mm drill but now I find it easier to make a 10mm hole with a Forstner drill bit. I put two small pieces of masking tape under N gauge...
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 16-05-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By Steve M
And somehow it all worked, lights as well. ...

And somehow it all worked, lights as well.

https://youtu.be/uuepZ9UXIeQ
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 16-05-2018, 04:35 PM
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Views: 101
Posted By Steve M
Another on my occasional series of how I fitted...

Another on my occasional series of how I fitted DCC sound to another of the fleet.

In this case the subject is the LMS 10000 from Dapol. Probably not a common conversion but I think what follows...
Forum: Members layouts 15-05-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,514
Posted By Steve M
Well, you pays your money and takes your choice. ...

Well, you pays your money and takes your choice.
I prefer to go with a ‘system’ with proven results.

Peco recommend a ‘basing glue’ for the first layer then they do an aerosol ‘layering’ adhesive...
Forum: Members layouts 15-05-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,514
Posted By Steve M
That’s looking very effective now. The layered...

That’s looking very effective now. The layered approach seems to work.:)

Someone will be along with instructions on how to build a static applicator shortly but personally I would recommend the...
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 15-05-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By Steve M
Presumably they are for your point motors? ...

Presumably they are for your point motors?

You just need to link the centre tags in a ‘daisy-chain’. I have done this in the past using quite thick wire and with careful soldering there is enough...
Forum: Members layouts 15-05-2018, 07:01 PM
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Views: 47,778
Posted By Steve M
It’s nearly six weeks since I last ventured into...

It’s nearly six weeks since I last ventured into the shed, I really must give some thought to what scenery goes on the last two boards.
I had hoped to do another simple DCC sound installation today...
Forum: OO Scale 14-05-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,013
Posted By Steve M
My clickety clack comes from my damned hip.:D

My clickety clack comes from my damned hip.:D
Forum: OO Scale 14-05-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,013
Posted By Steve M
That’s feedback from his hearing aid.:D:D

That’s feedback from his hearing aid.:D:D
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