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    Magorail car system

    Everard Junction has video on youtube lately using Magorail. Looks good- easy to setup. With regards using inclines, it would probably depend on weight of vehicles used. Even on flat it seems only cars look ok. He could only use cab of truck on his layout.
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    Mine arrived today as well. Got a sneak look before they were whisked away. Wont be seen till some fella with a white beard brings them back !!!
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    Deltic in 4mm, By Accurascale

    You got a good mention on youtube - - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgUYx-QFzrk - at 01.50 New Junction meets Dean Park. well done !!
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    Not another garden shed posting!

    Tony, I just got a shed 16 x 12 with the intention of moving my layout from the attic. It will be 12 x 12 on two levels. My shed is tongued and grooved with breathable membrane on the walls . Ceiling is OSB with felt. I lined both walls and ceiling with 25 mm insulation boards between joists and covered with 6mm ply. There are gaps for air circulation. You can lose the plot if you read everything you should do. I never had problems in the attic and it hadn't got as much insulation on ceiling. Dave
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    Mk 2 Supertrain Coaches

    I was talking to the man himself at the Raheny show and he was saying the chinese were messing him around no end. He mentioned it will be some time next year, probably around time the 121 is comming
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    A customers layout

    Love the curve of the viaduct -top class Dave
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    Jason's Workbench

    Great weathering effects , well done. Where did you get portocabin kits ?
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    Just a few images from the layout. Was up in the attic so decided to take a few snaps. Have'nt had much chance of late to do anything.
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    just a few pics of the layout - progressing slowly -mostly now scenic touch ups , weathering etc - should keep me occupied for the next few years !!! There's a lot to do, but that's what I like about the hobby - your never finishedor at least Im never !!
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    Excellent as usual Anthony , camera angles make it look so realistic.
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    Work commencing on new rural station which will be a single platform stop. It will take a 4 carriage train. Heavy cranes arrive to assist.
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    Modeller's visit to the Downpatrick & Co Down Railway

    A photo from today - -
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    Modeller's visit to the Downpatrick & Co Down Railway

    Thanks John for a most enjoyable trip, really enjoyed it.
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    Modeller's visit to the Downpatrick & Co Down Railway

    Should anyone need a lift from Northside, p.m me so we can arrange suitable pickup point. Empty car at moment and I'm driving anyway. Dave
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    Paint stripping

    Hi, I've some old Hornby goods wagons -McVitie biscuits - which I wanted to repaint. I thought I read here that brake fluid is best for removing paint. Is that only for hand painted stuff ? I soaked one in some brake fluid for 24 hrs but it looks the same ,not a budge on the paint or signage. Is there another way or spray over the factory paint the only option . What are the best colours for goods wagons ? Thanks, Dave

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