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  • Birthday 10/10/1995

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  • Gender Male
  • Name Jack Bowley
  • Location Greater Manchester
  • Interests Railways, photography, computers, general technology and engineering.

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  1. Gilfach Forgoed

    That's exactly the plan!
  2. Gilfach Forgoed

    Snip snip cut cut. Lots of card cutting, glueing, fixing and posing, I have the following.
  3. Jack's modern image fleet

    Haha, benefits of being single. It is, but the colour is wrong and it didn't last in it. I've remembered that the real thing is now in plain DB livery, so is a good contender...
  4. Jack's modern image fleet

    Facebook group! It's where most of my bargains come from. Can't remember which, but there's a few which have thousands of members, and deals like this go quickly.
  5. Jack's modern image fleet

    UPDATE 11/01/2018: Turned my phone on having woken up on Saturday morning, first thing that pops up? For £64 posted, brand new albeit with the sound taken out, I couldn't say no could I? It'll be put into storage and resprayed into DBS at some point in the year. But first, gotta sort out my 150 and 153 projects first.
  6. Gilfach Forgoed

    So a recent conversation with a friend has brought a shack to my attention, and a perfect little project to work on until I sort out a bigger layout. Shack, surely not? Absolutely! Check the Wikipediapage out. With platforms only measuring 16m, not even a 153 fits on properly so a local door job for the train crew and passengers. 2 lights on each platform, complete with shelter and platform screens, all of which are recent upgrades/additions. Photo credit to Jamie Spencer Will make a great self-contained diorama/micro layout for my 153 and 143 to utilise. Going to model the station in the dark, and utilising the box from the failed competition entry I did. Here's the plan: One thing that should also be mentioned is, this is apparently the only railway station in the UK on the mainline network that has no station sign identifying where it is. Nothing. It has some timetables at the top of one of the ramps, but that's it. First job will be clearing the light amount of clutter off the old box board and filling in the ballast gaps where the crossing used to be. Then it's onto the platforms and embankment as well as the road bridge. Hope to scratchbuild a lot of stuff using textures printed off my computer. Let the challenge begin.
  7. Well I am back

    Welcome back James.
  8. Essellty on eBay

    I was thinking the same Dave. Dodgy stuff going on there!
  9. Christmas Greetings 2017

    All the best everyone. Thanks for another enjoyable year and I look forward to seeing everyone on the other side of the New Year.
  10. Jack's Workbench

    Decided to hold the FGW 150 project until Steve at Railtec sends some spare transfers out as there weren't quite enough of the EDR details in the pack to make mine. Don't want to be halfway through then leave it unattended. So I decided to move onto sorting a few other little jobs about after my latest delivery from Steve arrived today. I'll let the photos do the talking Former 153374 now as East Midlands Trains 153383 'Ecclesbourne Valley Railway 150 Years' Deutsche Bahn 67029 'Royal Diamond' complete with its nameplates You wouldn't think the nameplates are transfers, would you? The 3D technology he uses is incredible! The rest of the fleet will get his nameplates at some point.
  11. Best Simulator???

    The Churnet Valley and Keithley & Worth are currently available (the latter being WIP still) for free here -https://www.vulcanproductions.co.uk/route-downloads.html One thing to watch with these free routes, reskins and such is that they often use payware base models. So before downloading, check what they require.
  12. Best Simulator???

    There's more freeware for heritage railways because the big names want to concentrate on the likes of the mainlines.
  13. Best Simulator???

    As the actual programme goes, TS2017 is exactly the same as 2018, except it comes with different routes. You could even go a few years back and there'd only be a few differences.
  14. Jack's Workbench

    Unfortunately, after closer inspection, the GWR 153 is going to be stripped back. There's weird marks that have appeared under the transfers. Possibly from dodgy varnish, but it's unremovable without causing damage to the transfers. The model will be stripped back completely over the coming weeks and will be transferred (pardon the pun) into FGW plain blue to match the 150 I'm doing.
  15. Best Simulator???

    I use Trainsimulator 2018. Fantastic bit of software, but requires some computer power to process it. Lots of the newer stuff, especially from the likes of Armstrong Powerhouse, are incredibly detailed and can't be beaten. You only have to look here to see. Another thing you'll have to be careful of is money. It easily engulfs your money if you're not careful.