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    John Busby
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  1. Hi MicroModeller Try if it is still made Games Workshop Terracotta if not have a look at what Vallajo does they do a massive range of paints some with weird names but non the less they should do something suitable. Terracotta that's the color I used on the flower pot, do bear in mind the color of undercoat or surface may affect finished color (as can lighting) in this case a bright red travelers tooth past tube lid regards John
  2. Hi piermaster Already tried him he was the only other thought I have had since posting the question no luck. The thought Kid and sweet shop goes through my mind when trying to sort out what he actually does have and its a lot. The shop is closed but at present on line purchase is still possible but delivery delays may happen depending on Royal Mail Service. regards John
  3. Hi all I have been watching E Bay for years in the faint hope of finding balcony rails for a Triang? / Hornby? Old Time Caboose not sure if it's R449 or 499 the number on the bottom is very hard to read. Being a clip on part this one is the common lost part. My question is Does any one know where I might find a set of balcony rails?? so it is worth my while trying to restore it as a looks complete runner. regards John
  4. Hi piermaster That is starting to look quite impressive for something so simple. Hope you still have a Hong Kong tram stop style beer mat that was a pretty neat touch on the old version. regards John
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    Hi all At it again with the Christmas card. sorry for poor picture. regards John
  6. Hi Dave Looks good I think the foot bridges fit well being modern one's Did not realize they are hard to come by as models / toys I did not think they where old enough to be that hard to find. Those that have them must be hanging on to them regards John
  7. Hi NorthBrit Looks fine to me that grand For the first trick lets find that kind of space😧 After that its make piece then repeat until finished, I think I would get bored with the repetition before finished on a massive project like that. regards John
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    Hi all Done for the purposes of the experiment in card. I have proved I can work with card a lot of mistakes where made, but the result is usable just don't look at the back It will pass with a big push The detail level is not as good as I would have liked but that is all down to me I forgot to cut and stick on the window sills I also forgot to do the roof space vent on the back. The caboose stack can't be found so I will have to come up with an alternative for that It has been suggested that making the windows separate would have been a good idea I agree with that, I could have improved the detail by making a simple rendition of sash windows. The unintentional roof slippage problem in this case did not matter but will have to find a viable solution to that for next time. Would I use card again yes I would the material is just as viable as it was back in the 1950's Still a lot to learn with this but I am very tempted to do Spook Hill again to at least fix some of the mistakes. Any one wishing to add tips for card modeling please do so I need all the help I can get. Front view with billboard frame next to it Back view with black crow billboard yes the red really does look washed out and pinkish no idea what black crow is it's a pretend Halloween bill board I will tidy up what I can when I get to it the main thing is it is usable all be it in the back ground, and later build a new improved one taking in what I have learned regards John
  9. Hi David Thanks for the pictures When you have a spare 30 something meters and a load of PVC conduit and asst structural shapes you might be able to make a reasonable model of the small bridge in the third picture down. The fourth bridge if memory serves correctly I can't remember the exact measurement for the bridge but I remember scaling it at over thirty meters long for OO scale. I thought about the Glenfinnan viaduct ( I have the Hogwarts Express) and shelved that idea when it became apparent that a horrendous curve for the real railways was actually a ten feet radius in OO scale . But it would have been impressive regards John
  10. Hi NorthBrit You never know later on she could be one of the next ladies published in the model press. Always good to see the young enjoying the trains set as I did when i was young. I was only a year older than your grand daughter when I got my first proper electric train set. Shame it never survived the first one I had now has quite considerable collectors value to it because of the engine that was in it but very first sets rarely survive childhood. I don't really prize collectors value, any way the real value is when they get used as intended. regards John
  11. Hi NorthBrit I see like me you have a load of Hornby's toy 4wh coaches that a brake coach was never made for. Keep an eye out for Hornby's VR Z brake van it may not be easy to find, It was only made for a short time for the Australian market. The prices seem to vary quite considerably from reasonable, to you have to be joking silly collectors prices. But it is the ideal partner for the 4wh coaches as a luggage / brake van it even has a dog box. The bright orange van in the picture is the Z van and it is the right color for a VR Z van. I must find a couple more of them myself. regards John
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    buz rail workshops

    Hi all Spent most of today's hobby time looking for caboose stack to no avail. So now the name boards are done the black marks on the boards only showed on the photos. But they look OK from viewing distance. regards John
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    Hi all I only had time to do the obligatory railway poster today I decided on artistic license and made it 5% too big. Which makes this station a Webb era S.A.R (Au) station or Commonwealth Railways that's my story and I am sticking to it. The fact I found the real poster in West Australia and it's a tin scale station is totally immaterial. And reduced and stuck to station Regards John
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    Hi David Have spray can will travel 🤣 Totally wrong type but I have found the obligatory station railway poster. Originally done for a sixteen mm scale project by snap printing for me from a real poster for the Trans Australian Railway. That project never went ahead would be a shame to waste the poster Was surprised to find printed at 25% (reduced to OO scale) it is still just about readable if I had something with higher magnification I think it would be. So I will add that to the to add list for the station. regards John
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    Hi all Only one more barge board to do the back one. Once that is done the building is complete, and ready to be mounted on the platform after the name boards are fitted. I could not resist a bit of vandalism something I normally just would not do. The black mark near the door says "BOO!" and is just readable. I don't normally consider it appropriate to represent graffiti which is vandalism on a model. regards John