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  • Gender Male
  • Name John Busby
  • Location Kalgoorlie West Australia
  • Interests railway modelling fantasy war games

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  1. new year new project

    Hi all Well it will soon be warm enough to return to the shed and get on with the main layout. This is where I am at with the winter distraction. The shop is not yet completed and the white Japan Railways van is a bit to modern for my liking but is the only 1/80 vehicle I have been able to find the one I wanted grumble grumble is sold out. The plan is to have a Tori arch left rear and a bit of a hill to the right of the shop to break up the roundy roundy effect. The shop may have to move back a little more there is still a little further it can go if needs be. It is still a make up as it goes along project. regards John
  2. The Crossing

    Hi Bob And how long has this been here and I have only just noticed it. If the scale is right you just have to cut it into the new improved layout somewhere. regards john
  3. buz rail workshops

    Hi all Well nothing more can be done with the flying benches I have established Graham Farrish wagon wheels fit them and they are indeed NEM Pocket's So I wait for some as I only have farrish coach wheels Drat So I started assembling and painting a Japanese shop for the micro alluded to in my new project thread Sorry about the clamps and lackey band but that particular corner is being a pain it doesn't want to stick. The magnetic corner clamps seem to work very well, shame they are not a little bit smaller. regards John
  4. buz rail workshops

    Hi all A picture of the end hopefully you can pick the detail on the end. I think but it is yet to be proved that the slot is a NEM coupling pocket. I don't know if I should paint that bit black or just leave it red. regards John
  5. buz rail workshops

    Hi all Here you can see what I mean by a fair ground red the other one looks the same but the green turned out to be that dark that the detail doesn't show in the picture Most of the detail on these is on the ends. regards John
  6. buz rail workshops

    Hi all The latest project is another narrow gauge one a flying bench passenger coach. This a 3D print from Shapeways. It had little in the way of description from the designer so I assume the holes are for the tent frames that where originally fitted to these coaches. The holes seem to be in the right place for that if you want see the real thing you will find it on the Ffestiniog railway Seen here in glorious pink undercoat. It was cleaned in white spirit to remove the print residue has been primed with an automotive plastic primer and then painted pink Why pink simple the coach is going to be red and the undercoat can change the color of the top coat well it did change the top coat made it look more fairground red than railway like red that will be the next pic after the coach was inked to show the end panel detail. But still more fairground red than railway. regards John
  7. More mucking about with New Walmington Pier

    Hi Dave pictures please if you get the opportunity. regards John
  8. new year new project

    Hi all Two narrow gauge rail cars arrived for the real layout last week these have been motorized and tested Exit yellow tree on winter distraction the front basket on the brown rail car got it. OOP's clearances to tight. The winter distraction has proved useful for testing stuff and trying different things out. If a train gets round it it will get round any sensible curve not sure what radius the Jouef 009 / HOe curves are but they are very tight a lot less than the more usual absolute minimum 9" radius used in those scale gauge combinations. It is now well and truly wired so much wire such a tiny layout running wire should be finished tonight or tomorrow regards John
  9. new year new project

    Hi all Well since I mentioned the Winter distraction. Here are a couple of pictures. Like I said it isn't much but then you can't fit a lot on a 40cm X 50cm board it does work but needs a couple of IRJ's put in the two sidings to isolate them as they are not self isolating points. Hopefully get the pole finished and planted in the next day or so. scenery is just happening as it takes my fancy with no real idea's I have never built something this small. A house flat will eventually end up being put on the corner next to the veggie patch which will have the switches and diagram mounted on the back of it regards John
  10. More mucking about with New Walmington Pier

    Hi Dave You just have to try and make tram 373 oops! may be not I nearly forgot it doesn't really fit with the tram layouts you have. regards John
  11. new year new project

    Hi all Not much has happened on the layout have been a bit distracted by a major domestic clear out it's amazing the amount of carp you collect over the years. It has also been cold not really shed weather so another distraction is this, an approx 40cm X 50cm mini layout its just an 009 Jouef train set oval with two sidings but its warm in the house regards John
  12. new year new project

    Hi Stretch Thanks regards John Hi Franco Not the best photo it was taken with Nicki's mobile phone. And the light was not the best, but on to the next one to be tarped. regards John
  13. new year new project

    Hi all Not the greatest pic but here is the tarped wagon it did not quite go the way intended regards John
  14. new year new project

    Hi All Having a bit of a break from a major domestic clean up which is why not much is happening layout wise. I have prepared a wagon for a tarpaulin simply two pieces of 1mm plasticard and a bit of rod from the bits box The tarp is painted freezer bag that will be cut and fitted tomorrow when I am sure the glue is dry... This is one of the wagons I broke and had to repair so the tarp support is strengthening the wagon and tarp hiding the sides, so it becomes wagon no Erhm?? instead of wagon no2 for the umpteenth time. regards John
  15. new year new project

    Hi all Did not feel enthusiastic today so did a real easy job fitting a motor to a second Japanese locomotive Had to drill holes for steps which ended up super glued on as my smallest drill was to big but it looks OK It's to late now but I should have painted the step edge white like I did the last one, now the tough decision do I motorize the other blue one or another one of these regards John