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by Chops
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: OO grade crossings on curved radii
Replies: 4
Views: 44

OO grade crossings on curved radii

OK, a while back in the prior edition of this forum, someone suggested the use of Balsa. I'll have to add that to my failed experiments with modeling clay (horrible, looked like something out of the Flintstones), card stock (looked like paper), and plaster (looked like melted chocolate). Thus far, m...
by Chops
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Other electrical
Topic: Soldering (Electrical)
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Soldering (Electrical)

I really need to toss my old soldering iron in the dust bin. By the time I get it hot enough to melt butter I have a glob of silvery malicious metal on the end of the iron. It really works better than a strong cup of coffee to wake me up every time it lands on my trouser leg. It does have the added ...
by Chops
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Loco weathering - a beginner’s tale
Replies: 24
Views: 198

Re: Loco weathering - a beginner’s tale

Interesting recollections, MG.
by Chops
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: my layout
Replies: 23
Views: 219

Re: my layout

It will be a pleasure to see this layout. US layouts generally have passenger service as a secondary theme, in Britain it is a primary theme.
by Chops
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Henley: "Nessie on the Rampage."
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Nessie Strikes Again..and again...

Trying out a different scenario, using stills, and have recently discovered there are loads of downloadable sound effects out there. Same footage and photos, but different sound track ensues.

https://youtu.be/maNkb50i1Ww
by Chops
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Vintage Hornby TV Advertisements
Replies: 11
Views: 101

Vintage Hornby TV Advertisements

I just bumbled over this link, I must say the advertising is both amusing and ingenious. British humor at its best.

https://youtu.be/bM4uGgchFnM
by Chops
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Version II
Replies: 14
Views: 281

Re: Version II

It would be grand to see a video of shunting operations, a la Montford. In the US, point-to-points are almost unheard of. Seeing yours, and Montford's, rather makes me want to do one myself. Add that to my project wish list.
by Chops
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: The new Montfort's shunting layout
Replies: 17
Views: 328

Re: The new Montfort's shunting layout

This video blog is great to watch and learn from. I do hope this is not the last. Perhaps add a sound effects sound track? Get the camera close into the action? It would be terribly nice if other modellers followed your lead, with this video.
by Chops
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: LOW GHYLL
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: LOW GHYLL

Wow oh wow, you really pulled out the stops on this one. Any chance you might post a video of some of the operations??
by Chops
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Brewtown
Replies: 8
Views: 138

Re: Brewtown

It is sometimes remarked, "Everything's big in Texas." Well, it appears the UK is not far behind! Splendid, may I say, sinuous track work. I'd just love to see a video of some of your operations. Please do consider.