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by warbonnetuk
Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Thamesiders Modular Trial Run for Ally Pally
Replies: 33
Views: 35558

Re: Thamesiders Modular Trial Run for Ally Pally

Gloriousnse wrote:Dan, I should be there on the Sat and I'd also be happy to cover a lunch if needed.
Martyn

Thanks for that, I'll pass that onto Patrick Grace who is organising our rostering

Cheers

Dan
by warbonnetuk
Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Thamesiders Modular Trial Run for Ally Pally
Replies: 33
Views: 35558

Re: Thamesiders Modular Trial Run for Ally Pally

Looks great. I think I'll have to come along. Maybe help on the NMRA BR stand one day (it is going to be there, isn't it?) and watch Thamesiders on the other. What I want to know is, will the drum kit be there? Alan The Region stand will be attending and we'll will need a hand covering lunchtime if...
by warbonnetuk
Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Thamesiders Modular Trial Run for Ally Pally
Replies: 33
Views: 35558

Thamesiders Modular Trial Run for Ally Pally

Hi All This year the Thamesiders group will be flying the flag for the region at this month Ally Pally show with their largest set up yet. As a technical and logistical test run we put up, ran and knocked down the set up. The below link are a few pics to provide a taster for anyone planning to come ...
by warbonnetuk
Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: a small tip for kadees
Replies: 7
Views: 5044

Re: a small tip for kadees

Not sure which number Kadees (think they are 'whisker' ones) but some of the more recent Kadees I've bought have come with snap together draft boxes that intallation a lot easier

Dan
by warbonnetuk
Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: HO Ballast
Replies: 7
Views: 12429

Re: HO Ballast

Still it would be good to have a rough guide on the shade to be used. From memory RS Tower use a light grey (Woodland Scenics) ballast where as, after some experimenting, we at Seaboard Southern have opted for a granite ballast that comes out a mid / dark grey once glued down. I did a test piece of ...
by warbonnetuk
Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Painting, Decalling and Weathering
Topic: Paint decanting
Replies: 6
Views: 13861

Re: Paint decanting

I use disposable shot glasses (available from large Tescos, Poundshops etc) to blend paint and thinner to free up glass jars for storing mixes for later use. Overall proceedure I (try to) follow is: 1. Mix paint in jar 2. Decant mixed paint into shot glass with pipette 3. Add thinning agent with ano...
by warbonnetuk
Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Layout Design
Topic: Alternative Modular On30??
Replies: 1
Views: 9351

Alternative Modular On30??

Came across this mini layout / diorama concept that rather cleverly using IKEA 'APA' kids storage boxes as a base

At £11 a box that's pretty good value in my opinion....

http://www.the-gauge.net/forum/viewtopi ... =18&t=6387

Cheers

Dan
by warbonnetuk
Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Operations
Topic: JMRI on Raspberry PI
Replies: 14
Views: 19241

Re: JMRI on Raspberry PI

Neil

I've not done it personally but I do know of a friend that has got JMRI operating on a Raspberry Pi

Cheers

Dan
by warbonnetuk
Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: SP/Cotton Belt Late GP40-2 Proto Info Enquiry
Replies: 0
Views: 2304

SP/Cotton Belt Late GP40-2 Proto Info Enquiry

All For a forthcoming loco build I'm looking to check a couple of detail points regarding the final batch of GP40-2's that SP / SSW took delivery of in 1984. Being a late build these units were delivered with 'Q' type radiator fans but can anyone out there confirm whether they were the 48' or 52' va...
by warbonnetuk
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: New Loco Announced by Athearn - Genesis Range GP50
Replies: 5
Views: 4588

Re: New Loco Announced by Athearn - Genesis Range GP50

Oh I dunno.....I hadn't seen anything on my periodic scans of various forums in the last week or so Anyway, will be side stepping these pending either a BN, late SF (low headlight, ditchlights, no beacon etc) or BNSF model. What would be really nice would be a crewcab BN version 8-) Mike (Arnold) - ...
by warbonnetuk
Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Southern Pacific PS-2 covered hoppers
Replies: 5
Views: 4591

Re: Southern Pacific PS-2 covered hoppers

V nice Brian!

Dan
by warbonnetuk
Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Operations
Topic: Matching Freight Cars to Industries
Replies: 7
Views: 13114

Re: Matching Freight Cars to Industries

Aidan being my 4.5 year old son

(The indoctrination continues!!)

Dan
by warbonnetuk
Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Credit crunch railroading...
Replies: 16
Views: 14499

Re: Credit crunch railroading...

Martyn I mention research only on the basis of personal experience of not knowing anything at first and buying a load of stuff that, once I know a bit better, didn't really go together. So long as you did spend a lot then no probs. On the flipside I agree with you on avoiding "anaylsis paralysis" Dan
by warbonnetuk
Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Credit crunch railroading...
Replies: 16
Views: 14499

Re: Credit crunch railroading...

* The hobby is very much what you make of it. * You don't need this years latest shiny new loco (the original discussion centred around the Genesis GP38-2 which, although undeniably gorgeous , is circa £200 with sound) to participate. Don't fall for the hype. Unless it's what you really, really wan...
by warbonnetuk
Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Railroad Media
Topic: Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways
Replies: 3
Views: 9529

Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways

All

Did anyone catch the first episode of this BBC2 series and if so is it worth a watch from a industrial / social historial perspective rather than as a rail enthusiast

Cheers

Dan