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by JohnSmithUK
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Neptune Street
Replies: 9
Views: 63

Re: Neptune Street

Thanks John. Re Australian prototype; not that I know of. As a teenager of all the layouts I had it was the one that I favoured. Coming back to the hobby after an absence of 38 years I wanted a good length of continuous run and the two yards for a bit of shunting. I think John was referring to your...
by JohnSmithUK
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Neptune Street
Replies: 9
Views: 63

Re: Neptune Street

Looks good.

Is it based on an Australian prototype?
by JohnSmithUK
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Your latest acquisition
Replies: 136
Views: 5547

Re: Your latest acquisition

by JohnSmithUK
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: LOW GHYLL
Replies: 175
Views: 5009

Re: LOW GHYLL

This will probably sound a stupid question, but how did you get the fire to flicker without going completely out all the time? Two 3mm flicker-effect LEDs, one red,one orange, in the floor of the pit. Covered with a single layer of tissue then brushed with PVA to form a hard shell. I then covered i...
by JohnSmithUK
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: LOW GHYLL
Replies: 175
Views: 5009

Re: LOW GHYLL

This will probably sound a stupid question, but how did you get the fire to flicker without going completely out all the time?
by JohnSmithUK
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Announcements & Notices
Topic: The new 2019 Hornby Range
Replies: 23
Views: 762

Re: The new 2019 Hornby Range

The 0-4-0 diesel shunter looks like it would suit my mess/layout nicely, and under £40
by JohnSmithUK
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: South Auckland Junction
Replies: 37
Views: 1788

Re: South Auckland Junction

Some top engineering there. Thanks for the feedback.
by JohnSmithUK
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: South Auckland Junction
Replies: 37
Views: 1788

Re: South Auckland Junction

Added some piano wire to the switches, and will join them using the insides from terminal block to the bits that will run to the points. Subject to change as always.
by JohnSmithUK
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Model Railway Events
Topic: South Shields 15th and 16th February 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: South Shields 15th and 16th February 2019

I had an enjoyable couple of hours there, and was talking to a few people running layouts, to get ideas of how to proceed with South Auckland Junction.

A few pictures from my visit, sorry for the quality.
by JohnSmithUK
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Painting Humongous Building Interiors.
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: Painting Humongous Building Interiors.

Excellent, you can almost see the fine detail of the mini brush strokes of the filaments on the roller.