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by greengiant
Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Painting figures and wagons - (13 April - New pics)
Replies: 50
Views: 20219

I agree with much of what has been said. Glue wise, can't beat Dr Mikes, available here: http://www.ngtrains.com/Pages/EDM_Models/Dr_Mikes/dr_mikes_glue.htm Humbrol enamels or various acrylics are both fine for painting the models. I prefer to prime mine with car primer and now paint with Games Work...
by greengiant
Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: (M) Glues and brass etching
Replies: 0
Views: 2136

(M) Glues and brass etching

Not sure if these have been mentioned before, but I have come across these two interesting sites. The first is: http://www.deluxematerials.com/ Vast range of adhesives, fillers and effects. Good hits and tips section with some downloadable information sheets. The second is: http://www.ppdltd.com/ Th...
by greengiant
Sat Dec 22, 2007 10:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Resistance Soldering
Replies: 8
Views: 4286

I have one of the units eventually sold by Fourtrack, when it was originally sold by London Road Models. Very easy to use, best with solder creams, or pre-tin the brass with 145 degree solder. Good for holding and soldering detail parts. You can sharpen the probes with a pencil sharpener or shape wi...
by greengiant
Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In-laid track
Replies: 20
Views: 6958

I built the track with copper and solder construction. I soldered a second rail inside the first. The only picture I can find of the raw track is in the bottom right of the picture below. http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p205/nog1000/NOG/PIC00002.jpg To infill, parcel string was pushed between the...
by greengiant
Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Resin Kit assembly
Replies: 15
Views: 6028

Steve's kits go together really well. I wash mine with a toothbrush, warm water and soap. Stick together with thin super glue. Hold the parts together and apply the glue to the join and capillary action takes it through the joint. Wash again and spray with car acrylic undercoat. The topcoat and weat...
by greengiant
Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Modelling at last
Replies: 12
Views: 4211

No, not resin, they are folded sheets of something and tied with thread. I have trawled through my eBay account and the trader is no longer registered, at least, not with the name I bought from. Hopefully the locos will be painted in the next few weeks, but I need to finish the figures first. I have...
by greengiant
Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Modelling at last
Replies: 12
Views: 4211

Thanks fro the comments.
Not sure what the tarp is made of, I bought them on eBay from someone who does model truck details, following a recommendation from this forum.
by greengiant
Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Modelling at last
Replies: 12
Views: 4211

Modelling at last

I have at last got down to some modeling after too much reading of forums. No prizes for identifying the kit manufacturer. My locos, lots more to do to them, but getting there. http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p205/nog1000/GN15/PA221215.jpg http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p205/nog1000/GN15/PA22...
by greengiant
Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Paint Issues
Replies: 13
Views: 4454

You can get Testors Dullcote from here in the UK.

http://www.ngtrains.com/Pages/Misc/miscellaneous.htm

Be quick, because they will be shut the end of July for a couple of months.

Martin
by greengiant
Fri Apr 20, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 'One Day I'll Make That'
Replies: 17
Views: 5559

I remember years ago a custom car builder, Andy Saunders, who built amongst other things a number of radical custom minis like this one.

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by greengiant
Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Track at joints
Replies: 19
Views: 5270

George, you must make sure they are solid brass screws, rub the tops with emery paper so they are bright, plenty of flux and a big hot iron, 40w will be enough, tin with tops with solder. Clean your rail underneath and the sides, emery paper will do. Then plenty of flux and solder the rail to the ba...
by greengiant
Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Boat Brothers Watercress
Replies: 25
Views: 10074

Some really nice modelling there, thanks for sharing.
by greengiant
Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: breakfast on rails
Replies: 39
Views: 14984

This layout is looking very good.
I really like to see constructional photos, gives a good idea how things were produced.
Looking forward to more development photos.
Thanks for sharing.

Martin
by greengiant
Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tamiya 1/24 racing mechanics
Replies: 15
Views: 6082

Tamiya figures arrived today. Got them for £9.89.
They come with some tools as well, trolley jack, axle stands, tool case, tool box, spanners and tool tray, ramps, impact wrench, oil can and a laptop computer.
Great value.

Martin
by greengiant
Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tamiya 1/24 racing mechanics
Replies: 15
Views: 6082

Re: Tamiya Figures

Interesting site, fasinated by some of those 1/24 articulated lorries. Now how can I find an excuse to have one on the new layout? Often had the same thought Martin. I was particularly taken with the tanker and as you say, would make a good view blocker. I have a birthday coming up next month so wi...
by greengiant
Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tamiya 1/24 racing mechanics
Replies: 15
Views: 6082

Re: Tamiya Figures

Nowt on e-bay in the UK at the moment,but you can get them here. http://www.modelsforsale.com/catalog/index.php?manufacturers_id=13821%3FTamiya&sort=3a&filter_id=10999998&page=3 Thanks for that, just ordered a set and a set of the Fujimi - Mechanics Figures. Interesting site, fasinated ...
by greengiant
Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:16 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Take it, to the limit...
Replies: 15
Views: 4944

This looks really good Robin and now given me some ideas of what to do with the Porters on my shelf.
Look forward to the photos when finished.
Is that a decoder in the pictures, if so, how did you go about fiting one?

Martin
by greengiant
Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New loco from Macton Loco Works
Replies: 118
Views: 41616

Too much inspiration, I am going to have to take a lie down!
Nice work.

Martin
by greengiant
Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 189154

Looking really good Michael.
I showed some work colleagues the Chuck site and they would not believe it was a model.
How many windows to go?

Martin

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