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Re: Sutton St Annes - Provincial North-West Lancs - 1990-1995
« Reply #75 on: March 29, 2018, 09:24:48 PM »
Fingers crossed.  I might mske it to Weely.  Fair old run from Watfotd but as long as I am home by 3 so SHMBO can get to her appointment....
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Re: Sutton St Annes - Provincial North-West Lancs - 1990-1995
« Reply #76 on: March 29, 2018, 09:34:05 PM »
I almost forgot to add this. The aftermath from cleaning the track :o

I often see posts from people asking "How do you clean your track?" Well for me, the answer is simple. For small layouts such as this, it's simply cotton buds and meths. I have employed this practise now for years with perfect end results - smooth running locos and I just love the smell :help: Same goes for wheel cleaning. However, on the fiddle yard I prefer the humble Peco track rubber. Nothing in the way, no scenery to damage, so a quick wipe over then hoover up the particles. Job done. As you can see from the picture, those bubs have done the 10ft scenic area. Not cleaned the track in nearly a year, and the cotton bubs prove that! You'll be amazed at what actually comes away from the rail head! Another tip is getting a tooth pick and cleaning the side of the switch and stock rail too. 



Cheers
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Re: Sutton St Annes - Provincial North-West Lancs - 1990-1995
« Reply #77 on: March 29, 2018, 09:36:55 PM »
Fingers crossed.  I might mske it to Weely.  Fair old run from Watfotd but as long as I am home by 3 so SHMBO can get to her appointment....

I've twisted your arm haven't I ;) :smiley-laughing:

Please do come and say hello :D

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P.S. I shall be travelling from Bedworth - Warwickshire. I'm not far from the M6, so it'll be a quick whip down the motorway for me. Sat Nav is saying 2 and a half hours to Weeley. 5am wake up call as decided not to stay over the night before :uneasy:
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Re: Sutton St Annes - Provincial North-West Lancs - 1990-1995
« Reply #78 on: March 29, 2018, 09:38:05 PM »
Oh!
You have certainly captured that feeling of a railway in a specific time and place here :)
Its great stuff!

I like to think of it as a window in time. Thank you Jason, it's just what I like to hear sir :beers:

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Re: Sutton St Annes - Provincial North-West Lancs - 1990-1995
« Reply #79 on: March 29, 2018, 09:39:23 PM »
Awesome set of photos.  Good luck with the show :thumbsup:

Thank you Steve.

Keep an eye out for post show photos etc next week :NGaugersRule:

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Re: Sutton St Annes - Provincial North-West Lancs - 1990-1995
« Reply #80 on: March 29, 2018, 09:46:38 PM »
I almost forgot to add this. The aftermath from cleaning the track :o

I often see posts from people asking "How do you clean your track?" Well for me, the answer is simple. For small layouts such as this, it's simply cotton buds and meths. I have employed this practise now for years with perfect end results - smooth running locos and I just love the smell :help: Same goes for wheel cleaning. However, on the fiddle yard I prefer the humble Peco track rubber. Nothing in the way, no scenery to damage, so a quick wipe over then hoover up the particles. Job done. As you can see from the picture, those bubs have done the 10ft scenic area. Not cleaned the track in nearly a year, and the cotton bubs prove that! You'll be amazed at what actually comes away from the rail head! Another tip is getting a tooth pick and cleaning the side of the switch and stock rail too. 



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Hey, look at that, something I have in common that you didn’t teach me first  :D

I have found this the most consistent method, which I will keep using on the new project. There is only so much you can do to make dead frog setrack work well though (Filton) but I have learnt from that!

Look forward to seeing exhibition photos.

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Re: Sutton St Annes - Provincial North-West Lancs - 1990-1995
« Reply #81 on: March 29, 2018, 09:51:50 PM »
 :greatpicturessign: :superblayout:
The layout is looking great Anthony. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Good luck with the show. Sadly it's too far for me drop in.


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Re: Sutton St Annes - Provincial North-West Lancs - 1990-1995
« Reply #82 on: March 29, 2018, 11:35:51 PM »
I almost forgot to add this. The aftermath from cleaning the track :o

I often see posts from people asking "How do you clean your track?" Well for me, the answer is simple. For small layouts such as this, it's simply cotton buds and meths. I have employed this practise now for years with perfect end results - smooth running locos and I just love the smell :help: Same goes for wheel cleaning. However, on the fiddle yard I prefer the humble Peco track rubber. Nothing in the way, no scenery to damage, so a quick wipe over then hoover up the particles. Job done. As you can see from the picture, those bubs have done the 10ft scenic area. Not cleaned the track in nearly a year, and the cotton bubs prove that! You'll be amazed at what actually comes away from the rail head! Another tip is getting a tooth pick and cleaning the side of the switch and stock rail too. 



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Hey, look at that, something I have in common that you didn’t teach me first  :D

I have found this the most consistent method, which I will keep using on the new project. There is only so much you can do to make dead frog setrack work well though (Filton) but I have learnt from that!

Look forward to seeing exhibition photos.

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 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

Works wonders doesn't it Adam. The other option is Track Magic! Track Magic?!?! What's all that rubbish about? Oh yes, it's constantly featured in the model mags and online. It's also the best thing since sliced bread you know! And comes in a pretty box, with iddy diddy brushes that last about 5 minutes and the best part is you don't get much change from a £10 note! A lot of people are very naive in this hobby. Old skool techniques are still the best in my opinion matey. 

Cheers
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Re: Sutton St Annes - Provincial North-West Lancs - 1990-1995
« Reply #83 on: March 29, 2018, 11:46:45 PM »
:greatpicturessign: :superblayout:
The layout is looking great Anthony. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Good luck with the show. Sadly it's too far for me drop in.


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Cheers Gareth.

Oh that's a shame mate. You have less distance to travel than me as well. Come down in your tank ;) :smiley-laughing:

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« Reply #84 on: March 30, 2018, 12:16:26 AM »
:greatpicturessign: :superblayout:
The layout is looking great Anthony. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Good luck with the show. Sadly it's too far for me drop in.


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Cheers Gareth.

Oh that's a shame mate. You have less distance to travel than me as well. Come down in your tank ;) :smiley-laughing:

Cheers
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 ??? Haven't gone by the name 'Gareth' in over 56 years, and I'm only 55! :D
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Re: Sutton St Annes - Provincial North-West Lancs - 1990-1995
« Reply #85 on: March 30, 2018, 09:04:27 AM »
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:smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

Works wonders doesn't it Adam. The other option is Track Magic! Track Magic?!?! What's all that rubbish about? Oh yes, it's constantly featured in the model mags and online. It's also the best thing since sliced bread you know! And comes in a pretty box, with iddy diddy brushes that last about 5 minutes and the best part is you don't get much change from a £10 note! A lot of people are very naive in this hobby. Old skool techniques are still the best in my opinion matey. 

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Well, one of those diddy brushes is useful for white-walls....







Maybe not worth £10 for the brush, but still...

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Re: Sutton St Annes - Provincial North-West Lancs - 1990-1995
« Reply #86 on: March 30, 2018, 09:37:33 AM »
 :music:

Should I buy a set of white wall tyres?
(Are you gonna cruise the miracle mile?)

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Re: Sutton St Annes - Provincial North-West Lancs - 1990-1995
« Reply #87 on: March 30, 2018, 10:21:15 AM »
:greatpicturessign: :superblayout:
The layout is looking great Anthony. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Good luck with the show. Sadly it's too far for me drop in.


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Cheers Gareth.

Oh that's a shame mate. You have less distance to travel than me as well. Come down in your tank ;) :smiley-laughing:

Cheers
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 ??? Haven't gone by the name 'Gareth' in over 56 years, and I'm only 55! :D


I'm so sorry, I have mistaken you for someone else :dunce:

Apologies :sorrysign:

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Re: Sutton St Annes - Provincial North-West Lancs - 1990-1995
« Reply #88 on: March 30, 2018, 10:25:12 AM »
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Works wonders doesn't it Adam. The other option is Track Magic! Track Magic?!?! What's all that rubbish about? Oh yes, it's constantly featured in the model mags and online. It's also the best thing since sliced bread you know! And comes in a pretty box, with iddy diddy brushes that last about 5 minutes and the best part is you don't get much change from a £10 note! A lot of people are very naive in this hobby. Old skool techniques are still the best in my opinion matey. 

Cheers
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Well, one of those diddy brushes is useful for white-walls....







Maybe not worth £10 for the brush, but still...

Skyline2uk



I have one of these...I can't get the blinking thing to work :confused1:

Cheers
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« Reply #89 on: March 30, 2018, 10:51:01 AM »
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I have one of these...I can't get the blinking thing to work :confused1:

The track tidy?

What’s up, no power to loco?

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