More railways.. (model railway)

Discussion in 'transport' started by Mumbles274, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    You really need to find a better method of holding the track down...
     
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  2. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    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:thumbs:
     
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  3. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

    I just feel sorry for the P way bloke who has to carry the MASSIVE screwdriver.
     
  4. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    I have a train that goes round and round again. Clickity clack clickity clack

     
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  5. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    And a few pics PSX_20171001_185942.jpg PSX_20171001_185911.jpg PSX_20171001_185927.jpg PSX_20171001_190005.jpg
     
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  6. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

    It's a beautiful thing. :cool:
     
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  7. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat put on an iron shirt, chase santa out of earth

    do you have a railway replacement bus set for when you're carrying out the engineering work?

    :p
     
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  8. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    A friend came round with some noisy trains :D:D

     
  9. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    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!!

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  10. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    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 !
     
  11. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    Silly scale :p
     
  12. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    Ive got lamb1979 's son working for me ha ha.. Child labour :)

    He's made this one and started on the second

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  13. Where’s the sound effects coming from?
     
  14. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    The trains themselves. Digital control has brought all sorts of cool stuff to model railways :D
     
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  15. It crossed my mind that it was an onboard amp and then I quickly dismissed it. :D
     
  16. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    Yep.. Digital control. my last layout was computer controlled and all automatic if I wanted it to be. It didnt have sound though PSX_20171014_170750.jpg

    The lad done well.. 2 wagons finished to my part complete brake van!!!
     
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  17. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    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

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  18. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat put on an iron shirt, chase santa out of earth

    capstans and ropes?
     
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  19. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    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.
     
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  20. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    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. ?
     
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  21. existentialist

    existentialist Danced on by a twerking bee

    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.
     
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  22. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    Kids these days don't know their born
     
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  23. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    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 .......
     
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  24. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Does an SR bogie sound different to any other?
     
  25. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Seemed to , as did the Southern built 501's on the Euston DC lines ....but probably nostalgia ......
     
  26. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    My first little rake of wagons is mostly built.. Just needs paint and transfers :cool:

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  27. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I'm waiting to check out your weathering skills...
     
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  28. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    so am I!
     
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  29. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

    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.
     
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  30. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    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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