Discussion in 'transport' started by Mumbles274, Oct 11, 2009.
You really need to find a better method of holding the track down...
The screws are temporary, until ballast is added. Then they can be removed and the hole filled with ballast. It allows for changing track layouts in the early stages when changes happen and doesn't damage the track
I just feel sorry for the P way bloke who has to carry the MASSIVE screwdriver.
I have a train that goes round and round again. Clickity clack clickity clack
And a few pics
It's a beautiful thing.
do you have a railway replacement bus set for when you're carrying out the engineering work?
A friend came round with some noisy trains
Im making a 25t southern brake van. I've got a couple of SECR 5 plank wagons and an SECR parcel van to make too.
Bloody hell its fiddly and I've hardly started!!
Good Luck Mumbles274 with your models - I am just about starting on the next project, actually a 25ft passenger brake coach. But at 12" to the foot !
Ive got lamb1979 's son working for me ha ha.. Child labour
He's made this one and started on the second
Where’s the sound effects coming from?
The trains themselves. Digital control has brought all sorts of cool stuff to model railways
It crossed my mind that it was an onboard amp and then I quickly dismissed it.
Yep.. Digital control. my last layout was computer controlled and all automatic if I wanted it to be. It didnt have sound though
The lad done well.. 2 wagons finished to my part complete brake van!!!
One problem I have is that all my trains got stolen years ago and I've never replaced any. So there is no point making wagons without something to pull them!!
Really, this is just an excuse to post a picture of a nice model!!! Soon to be mine
Wainwright C Class
capstans and ropes?
We used to do our own noises, a vital part of any layout. I had the sound of a class 33 idling at the platform absolutely nailed, and my class 37 powering away was pretty good too. Never could manage a decent attempt at the scream of an inter city 125 paxman-valenta power unit, that shit was difficult. Kids got it easy these days.
Could you impersonate the standard "Fart" horn of a 4EPB set , - though the "tung-tung" of a SR bogie going over jointed track was easy. ?
I think the rot set in at the end of steam. Doing steam engines was always going to be easy, but it got trickier with the advent of diesel. Fine when it was low-speed diesel engines with simple exhaust systems, but when we started getting high-speed engines with blower systems, kids were starting to spit out teeth. Inevitable, then, that some other means of providing the sound effects had to be found.
Kids these days don't know their born
I agree - though a friend could do a great impression of a 1959 tube stock accelerating away , with a vent of exhausting air from the self lapping air brake .......
Does an SR bogie sound different to any other?
Seemed to , as did the Southern built 501's on the Euston DC lines ....but probably nostalgia ......
My first little rake of wagons is mostly built.. Just needs paint and transfers
I'm waiting to check out your weathering skills...
so am I!
As a mid life crisis reborn modeller I've been doing a lot of weathering in the last couple of years. Mainly tanks and aeroplanes but there's some really easy methods to make shit look real. There is so much available off the shelf. Washes, filters etc. The most effective I've used so far is oils weathering, very easy when you get the hang of it.
I've done a very little bit of weathering with airbrush.. Never got that far with things before it all got stolen. Always open to tips!
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