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by Steve M
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Heating in at last.
Replies: 13
Views: 283

Re: Heating in at last.

OCD at its best. :D
by Steve M
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Removing decals from a Hornby 0-4-0 steam loco
Replies: 12
Views: 186

Re: Removing decals from a Hornby 0-4-0 steam loco

I am a recent convert to Vallejo as a result of my exploits with the airbrush (I have another fine tipped version on order from China - all of £6.50!!!!).
If you do decide to try their products, have a look for Coulsden Models on eBay - very reasonable prices.
by Steve M
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: Bridging the gap
Replies: 30
Views: 589

Re: Bridging the gap

That's come together well Richard.
by Steve M
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Removing decals from a Hornby 0-4-0 steam loco
Replies: 12
Views: 186

Re: Removing decals from a Hornby 0-4-0 steam loco

My preferred varnish is from Vallejo. An easy to use acrylic that can be brushed or airbrushed easily.
by Steve M
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: Bridging the gap
Replies: 30
Views: 589

Re: Bridging the gap

Richard, I have had another thought regarding the Sundeala you are using (not a material I would use though). At the board edges it may prove to be prone to damage and movement as it is a bit soft. I would put a strip of ply, the same thickness as the Sundeala and about 4cms wide, to provide a stron...
by Steve M
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: Bridging the gap
Replies: 30
Views: 589

Re: Bridging the gap

Richard, as promised. These are the locating dowels that I use, found them on eBay - lots available. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32706928687_6f852f47cd.jpg 20190420_101945 by Steve Mumford , on Flickr I think they need a 8mm hole drilling through the two pieces to be aligned (make sure the b...
by Steve M
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Removing decals from a Hornby 0-4-0 steam loco
Replies: 12
Views: 186

Re: Removing decals from a Hornby 0-4-0 steam loco

I have only ever re-numbered one loco and used T Cut polishing compound to remove the numbers. And yes it polished the satin finish to a ‘lovely’ gloss - but that is exactly what the product was designed to do!
I got round it by carefully spraying the area with satin varnish once the decal had dried.
by Steve M
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: Bridging the gap
Replies: 30
Views: 589

Re: Bridging the gap

Exactly what I had in mind in post #8.

You will need to take into account both vertical and lateral movement for your support - I will post a pic or two tomorrow of my solution that may help.
by Steve M
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: LOW GHYLL
Replies: 274
Views: 12777

Re: LOW GHYLL

You need to bring more flowers and chocolates home and work on the fact that an exhibition layout would give you both weekend outings!!! :o :o You clearly have never met my wife. :shock: Flowers and chocolates are reserved for anniversaries, for example tomorrow. And I’ve dodged being found in a sh...
by Steve M
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: LOW GHYLL
Replies: 274
Views: 12777

Re: LOW GHYLL

My work here is done. :lol: So now its time for you to build a portable exhibition quality layout. I still have spaces available for 2020! :D Just think of all the free teas/coffees and lunches that can be had :o :o That has just been vetoed by the Memsahib. :o I could put Low Ghyll on legs as it i...