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by 800622
Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Westside SP Atlantic 4-4-2
Replies: 6
Views: 3114

Re: Westside SP Atlantic 4-4-2

Lubrication of the worm and motor bearing has had the desired effect, the model runs really smoothly through the range now. It wasn't without its fraught moments, one of the tiny screws flew off into the Bermuda triangle which sits in my workshop, happily I have a wide selection of small sized screw...
by 800622
Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: Painting, Decalling and Weathering
Topic: Weathering another boxcar
Replies: 15
Views: 6273

Re: Weathering another boxcar

From the point of view of artistic use, I find that the water miscible oil paints are very good and they don't stink the place out - I know about the odourless solvent for oils and have used that as well on paintings. I was interested in the comments about acrylic paints drying too quickly, the simp...
by 800622
Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Westside SP Atlantic 4-4-2
Replies: 6
Views: 3114

Re: Westside SP Atlantic 4-4-2

Thanks mec-alf I took the cow catcher and front pony truck off and on very close inspection found a little screw hiding down a hole. Bingo out has come the chassis and low and behold the worm gear looks as dry as a witch's thingummy! Let's see what a bit of silicone grease does for it and maybe a ti...
by 800622
Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Westside SP Atlantic 4-4-2
Replies: 6
Views: 3114

Re: Westside SP Atlantic 4-4-2

Many thanks for the info, I will try phoning him probably tonight.
by 800622
Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Westside SP Atlantic 4-4-2
Replies: 6
Views: 3114

Westside SP Atlantic 4-4-2

I recently bought a second hand Westside brass Atlantic in SP Daylight colours. It hadn't been run for some time and was consequently a bit lumpy at first but a good oiling of the motion has cured most of that. It hadn't had a lot of running so I gave it a blast around the club layout. As there were...
by 800622
Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Events - Past
Topic: 26-28th Apr - Modular Meet (Weston spring meet 2013)
Replies: 18
Views: 8376

Re: 26-28th Apr - Modular Meet (Weston spring meet 2013)

As one of the Black Diamonds participants on our HO layout, I'd like to thank the organisers for a great week end - lots to see and lots to do plus a number of bargains bought as well. What could be better? I'm looking forward to next year's meet already!

Terry McDonald
by 800622
Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: SP passenger car interior colours - enquiry
Replies: 5
Views: 2887

Re: SP passenger car interior colours - enquiry

I have joined the SP modelers Assoc'n as suggested by torikoos and have had some response to my query. A great and interesting site thanks.
by 800622
Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: SP passenger car interior colours - enquiry
Replies: 5
Views: 2887

Re: SP passenger car interior colours - enquiry

Thanks guys for the info, I shall pursue the link and hope to get some authentic pictures to add to the one Brian kindly posted.
by 800622
Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: SP passenger car interior colours - enquiry
Replies: 5
Views: 2887

SP passenger car interior colours - enquiry

I am a relative newcomer to railway modelling and have not been able to find the info that I need on Southern Pacific passenger car interiors. I have set of IHC interiors that I wish to fit but would like them to look reasonably authentic. None of the books I have read give me the details I require....