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  1. Trouble is Chris my time lately is taken up restoring Dansette record players.
  2. Just saying hello Mick and everyone. I need to catch up on a few of your posts. There's been quite a lull in my railway modelling activities at the Kirkfield and Warmthorpe. I need to rekindle my interest.
  3. I did spray them with matt varnish Roy but they probably don't need it. The pink patch doesn't really represent anything, it's just a piece of pink pan scrub that I had. It can be willow herb if you want! Ian R
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    I'm actually using pound shop superglue now to repair missing ballast!
  5. Ah, back to normal Andrew, that's good to see. Ian.
  6. You can turn a soldering iron into a variable heat one by wiring it through a dimmer switch.
  7. B&M Stores have these on sale at the moment (Summer 2016). They pull apart to make good looking shrubs and trees. Only £1.99 too.
  8. Lots of great things happening at Worsley Dale. I've just been catching up as I have to admit that I haven't been looking in on the forum as regularly as I used to. It's all looking good Mick, well done!
  9. I must admit that I haven't been on the forum much lately but you've certainly been busy while my back's been turned! I love the additions to Amblethorpe, the station interior looks so much better. Well done Chris!
  10. Oh, I've missed the grand opening of the full circuit haven't I?
  11. It's a while since I posted but The K&WR is still alive! I've been doing a bit of maintenance lately. Some of the ballast has crumbled away... again! I've tried different fixing methods this year. Some I have used diluted waterproof PVA and when dry gone over it with the usual Astonish Wood Floor polish, time will tell. On some sections I have dribbled thin superglue onto the dry ballast, if that doesn't hold well nothing will! Toolstation do a 50g bottle of superglue for £2.20. I am also in the process of replacing the plywood backboards. I have obtained some 3mm plastic foamboard from a local supplier and had it cut into eight inch wide sections. On top of this I have stuck some self adhesive backscenes. These are ID Premium backscenes by Art-Printers.com and I got mine from Expo Tools. https://www.expotools.com/cgi-bin/ss000003.pl?SO=1_3_4_0&TB=O&SS=backscene%20&PR=-1&SO=1_3_4_0&SO=1_3_4_0&SS=backscene+&SS=backscene+&PN=3 I got the 9" wide ones which are printed on polypropelene and are water and tear resistant. I suppose there may be the problem of fading with the sun over time but we'll see.
  12. Fantastic progress there Iain. Great to see your new railway taking shape.
  13. I haven't been over for a while Mick, do you want a visitor?
  14. Wish I'd know you were coming up to Sheffield Iain, I'd have met you there for a chat!
  15. Have you got a 'black hole' on your floor same as me? Glad your in modelling mood again Iain!
  16. I use stick on weights that you can get in various sizes for balancing motorcycle wheels on eBay.
  17. Good job with the bridge, the supports ought to have been where the two bridges join though. Would have looked much more realistic
  18. How about fixing 3 x 2 or 4 x 2 timber to the concrete posts and then fixing brackets to the timber, it would save digging holes. I drilled all my posts with an SDS drill very easily.
  19. If you're relying on the point blades to make electrical contact on your outdoor railway they will give endless trouble. You need to attach bonding wires as shown in
  20. Well done lad! You sound like a true Yorkshireman! ... I suppose you're gonna tell me you're from Kent or somewhere now aren't you?
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