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by LarryC
Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Fox Transfers 00
Replies: 33
Views: 47491

Fox Transfers 00

I'm sure we are all grateful for the high quality CR transfers made by Fox. Having built over a dozen 00 coaches this year, I am concerned that the layout of the coaches sheet means that there are a number of unused transfers, and severe shortages/bottlenecks in others. At over £11 per sheet, this r...
by LarryC
Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 7mm Scale Coach Painting
Replies: 7
Views: 8689

Re: 7mm Scale Coach Painting

David Regarding the 4mm models I showed you the other week, your preference was for the aerosols spray Satin red (from Halfords). I spray a red primer undercoat (or two) and then a couple of light sprays of the Satin Red. This is a pearlescent paint with a finish close to that of the Hornby 4-wheele...
by LarryC
Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: RM web wishlist poll
Replies: 19
Views: 22370

Re: RM web wishlist poll

Gents

You can vote for more than one. Not quite the more the merrier, but numbers do count.

You could even vote for an NB type!

Larry
by LarryC
Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: RM web wishlist poll
Replies: 19
Views: 22370

Re: RM web wishlist poll

The 2016 poll is now with us, and closes at the end of the month. A good number of CR locos are mentioned as possible models, including the Dunalistair IV. This would make an excellent addition to any CR layout. The others include the 439, 812 and Jumbo, which would be excellent for those who do not...
by LarryC
Tue May 03, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 123 and coaches
Replies: 12
Views: 8471

Re: 123 and coaches

Alex Welcome to the forum. I too suffer from the agonies of choosing what to model. In my loft is something near to Callander - Dunblane, in fact. It's been sadly neglected for some years but I think, rather than start a new project, I should carry on what I have started. Maybe someday we can compar...
by LarryC
Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 24
Views: 43795

Re: Covered Carriage Truck

Guys

Two for me too
by LarryC
Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: RM web wishlist poll
Replies: 19
Views: 22370

Re: RM web wishlist poll

Dave I got it second hand from the Association stand at an exhibition a decade or more ago. I have no idea of its provenance. Another thought about the poll. If we can agree about what we Caley folk want (and I am amenable to 50' stock, as the Brake Composite was used on through carriages and might ...
by LarryC
Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: RM web wishlist poll
Replies: 19
Views: 22370

Re: RM web wishlist poll

It looks like we will have to get organised if we are to make any headway here. I found I was unable to vote, so some help & advice on the mechanics would be useful. In terms of models, a 4-4-0 would be useful. DJH did 66 rebuilds and Dunalastair I; Mercian have a Dunalastair II and Jim Smillie a II...
by LarryC
Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Modelling Paints
Replies: 23
Views: 21384

Re: Modelling Paints

Regarding Halford's spray paints, I have finally got round to building a couple of Jim Smillie's 57 ft semi-corridor stock. I used a red primer under Vauxhall Burgundy Red, and it came out very red compared with my other hand painted coaches using Precision Coach Purple; I've marked it down for GSWR...
by LarryC
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Steel v NSilver v Phosphor Bronze Trackwork
Replies: 4
Views: 4738

Re: Steel v NSilver v Phosphor Bronze Trackwork

Guys Thanks for the info and advice. I checked out the C & L trackwork on their site; the track sounds great but the pointwork seems pretty pricey, at £48 for a kit or £108 ready-made. The steel trackwork I have in my loft is fairly rusty now so I would be reluctant to try again. SMP code 75 trackwo...
by LarryC
Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Steel v NSilver v Phosphor Bronze Trackwork
Replies: 4
Views: 4738

Steel v NSilver v Phosphor Bronze Trackwork

Checking out the web on 00 trackwork, the consensus seems to be that nickel silver conducts electricity reasonably well but needs frequent cleaning as a patina develops very quickly; steel conducts better but is prone to rust and difficult to solder. Phosphor bronze seems easy to solder but I'm not ...
by LarryC
Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Luncarty
Replies: 10
Views: 12677

Re: Luncarty

Guys

Thanks for the updates and info. This is most helpful.
by LarryC
Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Dunalastair II
Replies: 0
Views: 3040

Dunalastair II

The long awaited 00 Dunalastair II kit from Mercian Models is now available. The complete kit (with motor, gears and wheels) costs £205, plus postage.

You can get one from:

mercianmodels | 1A Market Way, Hagley | Stourbridge, , DY9 9LT GB
[email protected]
by LarryC
Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Luncarty
Replies: 10
Views: 12677

Luncarty

I have some photographs of Luncarty in CR days, with a view to modelling it. I also have a 6" map for c1912. But I am looking for plans of the station at that time. Also, from the 1912 6" map it is not clear if there was still a cross-over from the northbound line backwards towards the goods yard; (...