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    RIP Jim Bayle

    New Jim from MM. A gentlemen and always a great help. RIP
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    Omagh Goods Yard

    One small thing, you know you need to make cuts in the copper clad strips to isolate the tracks and prevent a short circuit.
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    Kingsbridge - workbench

    I have some 90% iso which is the same stuff they mention in MR. It doesn’t damage plastic but will strip acrylic paint from models if you soak them.
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    Kingsbridge - workbench

    It’s odd, I’ve read a lot of articles in Model Railroader where they describe thinning their acrylic paints with alcohol. Obviously their popular brands don’t give them trouble but I find that Vallejo and Games Workshop acrylics turn to a gritty sludge...
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    Kingsbridge - workbench

    One thing about surgical spirits/isopropyl alcohol. I’ve noticed that it can cause a funny reaction with certain brands of acrylic paints where the paint clumps and clogs the brush like bejeezus.
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    Kingsbridge - workbench

    That little spanner they include with the airbrush should carry a health warning! You may need to use it to remove the spray tip, but nothing more than finger pressure should be enough to secure it. The threads are too easily stripped regardless of the quality of the brush.
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    Kingsbridge - workbench

    These generic airbrushes all suffer from the same issue: poor finish due to there low cost. They look the part but rough internal finishing, coarse screw threads and poorly fitting parts let them down. Like I said they are fine for spraying a general coat of paint but can't cope with finer work. I've relegated mine to spraying coats of auto primer on models.
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    Kingsbridge - workbench

    No it doesn't have a trigger limiter, but to be honest that's not really an issue.
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    Kingsbridge - workbench

    The old adage of “you get what you pay for” really does apply here. Lots of people get could results with the cheaper models (myself included) but I got increasingly frustrated with problems with cleaning and paint drying during painting and clogging the brush. By the way I also have a badger single action brush which give far less trouble. I ended up getting an Iwata Neo and it was a great investment. Careful cleaning is still essential but I have far less issues.
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    Luas Breakdown

    I rarely use the Luas myself but it's an excellent service, and if it reduces congestion in the city then more power to it. But until the public transport system is of an appropriate standard I think the removal of cars from the city is a pipe dream at the moment and not something I'd like to see to be honest. There's a small percentage who will want/need to drive there own cars for work or whatever purposes.
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    Kingsbridge - workbench

    Noel, am I right in assuming these are budget airbrushes? If so then cleaning is even more important. The cheaper models, while serviceable, tend to not be as well finished as more expensive models. This becomes a problem as the roughter finish on internal parts makes it much easier for paint to accumulate and harden. I have a couple of cheaper brushes that came with my compressor and while they work ok they are a bi*ch to keep clean and are really only suitable for applying coats when respraying. They're not good for detail work. As Eoin said, cellulose thinners is yer only man for cleaning away paint deposits and sometimes an overnight soak is the only way to get it completely clean.
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    Happy Christmas to all IRM.comers

    Not around as much lately but Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to one and all.....
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    Silverfox - New Irish Coach releases

    Or maybe they could just treat us to a look at their own scratch-building/modifying skills?
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    Brexit Kingsbridge Style - BR to CIE

    Steam vs. Diesel? No contest!
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    head lights not working

    Thought so. The 071 has a different pcb to the 201.
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