Last 15 posts from Dampf's modelling page

Away Day – Birmingham, December 2017

Posted on November 18th, 2017 under . Posted by

My plan is to have another pre-Christmas day out in early December. I have already booked the day as Friday 1st December and will meet at Parabellum, Birmingham for 12.00 on the Friday. For details see this link.For those that have been to one of …

Twelfth Night at the RSC

Posted on November 17th, 2017 under . Posted by

Last night Sue and I visited the RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon to see Twelfth Night. For details see this link.I thought the performance was once again stunning with very special contributions from Adrian Edmondson, Michael Cochrane and John Hodgkinson…

Scale Model World 2017 – IPMS, Telford

Posted on November 13th, 2017 under . Posted by

Yesterday Sue and I visited Scale Model World, the IPMS model show at The International Centre, Telford. I came away with loads of reading matter, some paints, filler and tools, but as usual didn’t spend that much.Here are a few of the boat models that…

Ivor the Engine

Posted on November 11th, 2017 under . Posted by

Another new board game – this time Ivor the Engine by Tony Boydell. This was the first time Sue and I had played this boxed game and I have to report mixed opinions.Gary and Holly (who had played before) were very positive, Sue and I (first timers) wer…

Wooden Clothes Pegs

Posted on November 9th, 2017 under . Posted by

Sue and I were visiting Bewdley, a small riverside town in Worcester last week when I saw a pack of 36 old fashioned wooden clothes pegs for sale for just 99p. I had been looking out for a pack for some time as my own supply had dwindled quite a bit ov…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part nine

Posted on November 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

At long last, the Salt Pan base is fully clad. I have used brick slips from an e-bay supplier called Minaco-streamline101. The slips are intended for 1:24th scale dolls houses and so I had to trim each individual brick by about 2mm to get a correct 1:2…

IPMS Scale Model World Telford – just one week to go

Posted on November 5th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Just one week to go to the IPMS Scale Model World Show. For full details see this link.My plan is to be there on the Sunday.Tony

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part eight

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Adding the brick slips is a slow and mind-numbing task, each one is first cut to size (removing about 2mm from the length) then glued in place over PVA glue and fine filler. The arched bricks have been painted black/grey as the original Lion Salt Pan (…

Orcs in the Webbe Advent Calendar 2016

Posted on November 1st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Following closely on the heels of yesterdays Blog post, Craig Andrews of Orcs in the Webbe has uploaded all of the 2016 Advent Calendar to the site, for full details follow this link.I should also add that Craig will be looking for conte…

The Cursed Snuffbox – a tale for All Hallows Eve

Posted on October 31st, 2017 under . Posted by

Image ‘borrowed’ from OITW siteIt has become something of a tradition for me to write a short story for All Hallows Eve and Craig Andrews to include it on his Orcs In The Webbe site. 2017 is no exception and I present my latest Flintloque inspired shor…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part seven

Posted on October 28th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Following on from the earlier post. I have mounted a single speaker in to the top of the building blank. The speaker was taken from a transistor radio that I picked up from a charity shop in Worcester. There were no radios on display in the shop, but w…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part six

Posted on October 26th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The first building I have attempted for the layout is the OSO SALT salt pan (The rectangular building with the iron roof tank on the left of the sketch above). It is closely based on the LION SALT WORKS, Cheshire salt pan, (see the image below) but wit…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part six

Posted on October 26th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The first building I have attempted for the layout is the OSO SALT salt pan (The rectangular building with the iron roof tank on the left of the sketch above). It is closely based on the LION SALT WORKS, Cheshire salt pan, (see the image below) but wit…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part five

Posted on October 22nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

At long last, the track has been laid and wired.I have used PECO ‘Crazy Track’ that is intended for O-16.5, one length was bought from Tennents Trains in Halesowen, the other was spare from an earlier layout. The single Y turnout came from the same ear…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part five

Posted on October 22nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

At long last, the track has been laid and wired.I have used PECO ‘Crazy Track’ that is intended for O-16.5, one length was bought from Tennents Trains in Halesowen, the other was spare from an earlier layout. The single Y turnout came from the same ear…