Posts Tagged ‘Personal’

Dampf’s modelling page 2017-11-22 03:10:00

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

FREE PRIZE DRAWEarlier today Dampf’s Modelling Page celebrated it’s 1,000,000 page view. I had wanted to run a competition prior to this, but time and other projects got in the way. So between now and the 1st January 2018 any comments placed on the Blo…

Snapdragon resin terrain – a charity shop find

Posted on November 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I found this resin model in a charity shop in Evesham. I am pretty sure that it is a Snapdragon (or Moondragon) original. I have made no secret of the fact that I think the now defunct Snapdragon range is/was some of the very best fantasy terrain available, this example does nothing but confirm this view.

The model is 150mm x 130mm x 95mm tall (to top of chimney). The doorway 24mm tall by 18mm wide. And the best news of all ….. It only cost me £2.50.

Tony

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…

A Face In The Crowd

Posted on November 8th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Life isn’t always about wargames. Sometimes I watch football. Sometimes I end up in some of the photos from the game. If you can spot me in the crowd leave a comment.

The photo is from the second half of Warrington Town’s FA Trophy game against Bamber Bridge.  The Yellows won 2-1 and the next round is at home this Saturday.  Oh the excitement!

As you might imagine non-league football has

A Face In The Crowd

Posted on November 8th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Life isn’t always about wargames. Sometimes I watch football. Sometimes I end up in some of the photos from the game. If you can spot me in the crowd leave a comment:

The photo is from the second half of Warrington Town’s FA Trophy game against Bamber Bridge.  The Yellows won 2-1 and the next round is at home this Saturday.  Oh the excitement!

As you might imagine non-league football has

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 (…

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…

Dido, Queen of Carthage at The Swan

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under . Posted by

Last night Sue and I went with Holly to The Swan, Stratford-upon-Avon to see Dido, Queen of Carthage by Christopher Marlow.This was the first time I had seen this play, in fact I knew nothing about it until I started reading the synopsis prior to visit…

Dido, Queen of Carthage at The Swan

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under . Posted by

Last night Sue and I went with Holly to The Swan, Stratford-upon-Avon to see Dido, Queen of Carthage by Christopher Marlow.This was the first time I had seen this play, in fact I knew nothing about it until I started reading the synopsis prior to visit…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part four

Posted on October 16th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I have started to wire the layout and added a RELCO unit which I had spare from an earlier project. The RELCO is fitted with a cut-off switch which will be accessible from the rear of the layout.In addition, I have added a strip of wood and some more 3…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part four

Posted on October 16th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I have started to wire the layout and added a RELCO unit which I had spare from an earlier project. The RELCO is fitted with a cut-off switch which will be accessible from the rear of the layout.In addition, I have added a strip of wood and some more 3…

1:27.7 Resin Casts for 18 inch gauge Industrial Narrow Gauge Railway

Posted on October 11th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I have now picked up the first batch or resin casts from Rob Alderman of Hysterical Games. The miniatures are sculpted to the scale of 1:27.7 or 11mm = 1 foot and are intended for an industrial narrow gauge railway running on 18 inch gauge track (16.5mm 0-16,5 Peco Crazy Track). They could also be used for 3 foot gauge running on 32mm track.

Image Two – Tom, Dick and Harry

Image Three – Charlie, Finley and Fred

Image Four – The Clutter Items, a medium wooden barrel, an oil drum, a large wooden barrel, a crockery bottle (as used by ICI) and a demijohn.

Each pack is now available to buy at £10.00 per pack (free postage to the UK. Overseas postage to be confirmed). Please contact me at [email protected] to order or for more information.

Thank you.

Tony

1:27.7 Resin Casts for 18 inch gauge Industrial Narrow Gauge Railway

Posted on October 11th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I have now picked up the first batch or resin casts from Rob Alderman of Hysterical Games. The miniatures are sculpted to the scale of 1:27.7 or 11mm = 1 foot and are intended for an industrial narrow gauge railway running on 18 inch gauge track (16.5mm 0-16,5 Peco Crazy Track). They could also be used for 3 foot gauge running on 32mm track.

Image Two – Tom, Dick and Harry

Image Three – Charlie, Finley and Fred

Image Four – The Clutter Items, a medium wooden barrel, an oil drum, a large wooden barrel, a crockery bottle (as used by ICI) and a demijohn.

Each pack is now available to buy at £10.00 per pack (free postage to the UK. Overseas postage to be confirmed). Please contact me at [email protected] to order or for more information.

Thank you.

Tony

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part three

Posted on October 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The canal walls have been clad with some resin slabs that I had spare from building masters for Grand Manner. The slabs were cut into sections and glued in place with two-part epoxy. The kerb stone topping or edging stones were constructed from 5m…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part three

Posted on October 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The canal walls have been clad with some resin slabs that I had spare from building masters for Grand Manner. The slabs were cut into sections and glued in place with two-part epoxy. The kerb stone topping or edging stones were constructed from 5m…

Much Ado About Nothing at the Globe Theatre in London

Posted on October 9th, 2017 under . Posted by

On Sunday 8th of October, Holly met up with Sue and I to see a performance of Much Ado About Nothing at the Globe Theatre in London. This was the first time that Sue and I had visited the Globe Theatre and were we in for a treat.I am not ashamed to say…

Much Ado About Nothing at the Globe Theatre in London

Posted on October 9th, 2017 under . Posted by

On Sunday 8th of October, Holly met up with Sue and I to see a performance of Much Ado About Nothing at the Globe Theatre in London. This was the first time that Sue and I had visited the Globe Theatre and were we in for a treat.I am not ashamed to say…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part two

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

I have extended the length of both the base and the back scene board to 920mm or 3 feet by adding half a black kitchen door to each. The canal part (to the front) has been raised by adding layers of corrugated cardboard and the track base area ext…