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 Posted: Wed Apr 9th, 2014 05:04 pm
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Hi Daniel

The Peco curved-setrack conversion is MEGA dude !

Sorry; brownie-points OFF for this...
...ties, YES; points, wha yer on a booot ?
Nice new curved SWITCH ! (wink).
These US of A boys l bust yer a$$ for that point jazz !!!

Love yer lil' Gilpin boose holmes.

TOO MUCH to say I like ! ...
...The layout is already lookin' VANDABIDOSEY !

All the best.

Later.

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 Posted: Sun Apr 13th, 2014 03:46 am
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Hi Si

Thanks for you kind comments, went to the narrow gauge south the other week and spent some money :bg: could have spent a s##t load. One of the traders had loads of US wooden kits for sale.
Brought some scribed wood, windows and door, loco cab, and a hill side water tower so this should keep me busy for a while.

All though I need to finish the station and a few of the models I have already started :y:



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 Posted: Tue Apr 15th, 2014 11:05 pm
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Nice work Daniel
I have built almost 80 of the Chivers/Slimrails cars, needless to say I am a fan, some of my models are posted on this forum, also on the Slimrails website.
If you do a search you will find them.
Or send me a PM and I can email you some photos to give you some more ideas, these kits are great fun and excellent runners, I have just recently completed building 24 of the 4 wheeled open wagons, these look great.
Keep up the good work, I look forward to following your progress.

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 Posted: Thu May 1st, 2014 04:37 pm
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Hi Tony

Thank you very much, that's a lot of chiver's kits. Bet its like Christmas when that lot was posted through the door. :bg:

Thanks for the info, was wondering how to felt the roofs in larger scales.



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 Posted: Sat May 3rd, 2014 03:28 am
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Hi all

Just a quick up date, have been working hard on the garage conversion and in the mean time been working on the Bachmann Spectrum 2-6-0 H0 scale. Don't no if I have mentioned this before in the last update of this loco I have reposition the cab to make it look better. A few details have been added, then a re spray, weathering by dry brush and air brush/plus high lighting and then a few more details added along the way with the same painting method as above. The Driver is no painted and fitted but I need a fireman as the one I've got doesn't rely suit the cab arrangement.
I have added a light to the tender as I'm not having a turntable but this was bigger than the shay one fitted to the front so I well get a new one a narrow gauge south in two weeks.
Hopefully I will finish this soon, the garage will be ready and then get some track laid so a bit of running can be done.

Here a few pics taken from my tablet sorry there not as good as the slr.







kind regards Dan



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 Posted: Sat May 3rd, 2014 01:26 pm
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Daniel:
Nice work on the loco.
Ron D.

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 Posted: Sat May 3rd, 2014 09:52 pm
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I'll 2nd that !!

She looks great.

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 Posted: Wed May 7th, 2014 03:46 pm
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Hi guys

Thanks for the kind comments.

Had a good day on Saturday with one of the sections or modules started work at 6am and here's how it went

1. Sanded all the cork base so it was level. 2. Cut each section of track to the correct lengths and filled smooth. 3. Soldered droppers to each section of track. 4. Converted the two Peco point so they worked by there being a permanent power to the switch blades and a permanent power to the crossing-vee via the micro switch operated by the point motor. 5. The track was laid out temporary and the dropper wires were then drilled through the cork and then pushed through the foam board.

Had lunch:)

6. Holes drilled for the steel rod that operates the point via servos on the under side of the baseboard. 7. The river bed was cut even more into shape and rocks made out of insulation foam was added along with fine dust and gravel mix, all was heavily coated with 50:50 PVA water mix. 8. All the ties on Peco track are connected together by plastic tabs, these were all cut off so the ties look like have been laid individually, (This makes a big difference to the appearance of Peco track especially when lightly laid ballast is used). 9. The track was cleaned with Jiff or Ciff to release any grease and mould release gels used by Peco. 10. The track work was then premiered and was given a base colour. 11. The 2x wooden bridges were glued in place. 12. All the cork was given a coat of pure PVA glue. 13. The track work was laid and pined. 14. Ballast was added to the correct depth and smoothed out, then it was spayed with water and via a dropper a 50:30:20 Mix of PVA:Water:Tamia Alcohol thinners was applied (The use of alcohol was an experiment and worked so much better than washing up liquid, much more quicker at dispersing and no bubbles are created when mixing and using the dropper).

Then I sat down and thought I feel a bit tiered, the little one was asleep the wife was asleep looked at the clock. F~~k me it was one in the morning :doh:

Never mind the best thing was I enjoyed every minute. Although I did feel like this the next morning :y::y::f::f:

Will post some pic's soon.

Cheers Dan



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 Posted: Wed May 7th, 2014 07:03 pm
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HOLY COW !

A 19 hour shift !

Sounds like you blasted it.

Great progress Dan.

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Lil' lockies gonna luv it !



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 Posted: Sat May 10th, 2014 03:35 pm
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Cheers Si

How's thing your way, you got a layout going yet?

The English weathers back so been busy on the layout.

Dan.



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