Wednesday, 29 September 2010
I find that as the majority of modellers are office dwellers and have never done any manual work, that logic goes out of the window - yards that you couldn't turn a Smart car in let, alone a horse and cart, and sheds dumped miles from their logical usage point, just because Wills make one and you've built it. Things have to have human reason in order to look convincing. Which is why I've just strained my eyes for a couple of hours...
Sunday, 26 September 2010
Discussed more S gauge issues with Trevor Nunn, bought some plastic strip, chatted to Stig, Steve Driscoll and Richard, then went to work.
Scaleforum: done for the year.
Thursday, 23 September 2010
Then, on Sunday these sprung out at me:
A packet of 20, £2.50, unmarked, multiples of the above. The girls are a little '70s, but OK for my mid-'80s period. The plastic is brittle and they will need repainting. However other than that... perfect. the mobile toting girl can be adapted and the over-thick walking stick replaced. What I did like was that the males are in hoodies... not a lot of those in Airfix sets.
On another note: I see that all the photos that I transfered from the other blog, i.e. all the prototype photos have vanished. What do I do about this?
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
not sure which. Lining them up was a nightmare. they are very brittle and ping everywhere and as soon as a touch of solvent is added they float around. No swearing natch. It's a 1 penny piece not 2.
Monday, 20 September 2010
I didn't take the piss too much...
Sunday, 19 September 2010
Saturday, 18 September 2010
Take one Peco 10' brake chassis, 50p's worth of plastic some bog-roll and a cotton bud... and...
Roof is 20 thou with toilet paper canvas and a couple of mil of cotton bud.
Monday, 13 September 2010
Points of interest were Les Coleman's tiny French scene, Charlie Bennedeto's O-16.5 terminus and Pete Bossom's wonderful East Sussex scene in 3mm (I didn't take photos, but Mike Campbell did, so pop over to his blog). There was also an EWS based layout in OO which almost replicated the Llynfordd plan that is on the workbench at present. This, while having nothing wrong with it, underlined what I don't want to do - slightly crowded and possibly a little bright. Llynfordd has a pencilled invite for the same show next year, so I may eat my words. That it if it gets built in time... nothing like a deadline to focus the mind. We'll see.