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Old 07-01-2018, 11:41 PM   #61
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I use Deluxe Materials Speedbond PVA for all my Metcalfe kits - it's quick dry, but not to quick. Some glues are an instant grab, and if you don't get the alignment right first time you have a problem - Speedbond gives you a little time before it goes off. I found the 500ml bottle from Hattons a good deal - I then fill the smaller bottles with fine tips.
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Old 10-01-2018, 02:27 PM   #62
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I took these quick snaps of the free coal merchants kit. I didn’t paint the edges first but I think I have some artists pastels somewhere to use as weathering sticks. I ended up using a combination of roket rapid, double sided tape and UHU glue. The UHU, I found easiest to use. I also put the windows in one stage too soon and had difficulty putting in the floor. I am waiting on the small signal box and furniture for it, so hopefully I will do a better job with it.
Dispite the slight difficulties I had, I think I could get quite addicted to these kits if I’m not careful
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Old 10-01-2018, 04:04 PM   #63
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Doesn’t look too bad.

Here’s some of mine.
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Old 10-01-2018, 04:06 PM   #64
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Old 10-01-2018, 04:06 PM   #65
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Old 10-01-2018, 05:57 PM   #66
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Very nice. My signal box should be easier. The little furniture will be tricky so I’ll have to get some tweezers because my fingers will be like a pound of sausages.
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Old 11-01-2018, 10:12 AM   #67
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I too like Metcalfe kits - they go together well and are easy to modify/add to. What I don't like are the printed roofs so I replace these with strips of tiles - a bit of a faff but I think they look much better. Those who are really dedicated (i.e. have too much time on their hands!) add tiles individually.
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I may change the roofing on mine one day. Does make a huge difference. Did wonder about using corrugated iron instead of tiles.
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Old 20-01-2018, 10:49 PM   #69
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I got my furniture made. They’re not too neat but they are only about the width of my finger tall. When I’m trying to hold something tiny and hold it steady, my hands shake and move as much as a juggler’s does. so I’m chuffed that I did as well as this. I’m waiting on the stove drying to put it in. I just hope I don’t have too much trouble boring the hole in the far corner for the lighting wires. A lesson in patience learned by me if nothing else. Not even one expletive! Now that’s an achievement for me lol.
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Looks really good and done without swearing! Now that I must try and do
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