7mm Lamb's Leap. A sheep learning curve.

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by NHY 581, 13 July 2020.

  1. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    The Back of the Class actually has plenty of spare desks. The Naughty Corner is just a part of it, but both are capable of infinite expansion. :)
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  2. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Ditto. Nothing to be afraid of - proud more like!! :)
    I consider myself very fortunate to own two Panniers; a few years ago the only option close to R-T-R for a Pannier was the Tower/San Cheng brass version at over £500 a pop - well beyond my budget. I would never have imagined being able to own two decent Panniers for rather less than that price put together!! :cool:
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  3. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    My apologies Mr Sheep Bloke, I should never have mentioned panniers. Your thread seems to have been somewhat distracted of late.

    As an old friend would say "topic reset"?
  4. Captain Kernow

    Captain Kernow Western Thunderer

    Yes, just press that nice green button on the top of the keyboard marked 'Panniers'.
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  5. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Indeed. These Great Western types are a tad obsessive aren't they?

    I really do prefer the 14xx et al but that's just me I guess. I have a limited budget for trains and as such will limit locos to those I think I need.

    Anyhow, back to the thread before it goes too Rmweb.

    The first two RTR wagons have been purchased and thoroughly pleasing they are.

    Both from Minerva and I am very satsfied with them. More to the point I had the opportunity to meet and spend some time chatting with Chris Basten when I collected them, which was a real pleasure. If ever a company needs a lesson in how well to treat their customers I would refer them to Minerva. Highly recommended from a satisfied customer.

    No doubt more wagons from the Minerva stable will darken my rails in the future.

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  6. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Out with the weathering powders old sheep.
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  7. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Such a relief to know I am not the only one with such a dread. :cool:

    The Minerva Iron mink as weathered by the late Mr.Klien was a source of inspiration during my brief interlude in 4mm, so I look forward to weathering a 7mm version now.
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  8. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Is the Mink short of a link in the left hand 3link? Looks shorter in the photo.
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  9. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    All good. Hooked over the hook...
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  10. Andy P

    Andy P Western Thunderer

    Nice pair of Wagons Rob. I too met Chris B at Telford last year, but never got the pleasure of meeting Chris K, even though I'm now just down the road, such a sad loss.
    And don't worry, I consider myself duly told off, and wont be posting ''P'' pics again, but will enjoy watching your weathering exploits as I did in 4mm.
    Enjoy your big boys toys.:)
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  11. Captain Kernow

    Captain Kernow Western Thunderer

    I will be interested to see if your weathering techniques vary from those used so effectively in 4mm.
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  12. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    As will I, Tim. :) I'll take the same approach and see what happens. Hopefully, we shall end up with the same results. It's a challenge to achieve a degree of consistency with my 4mm efforts.

  13. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    I started the other way round weathering O gauge wagons, then copied the wagons in 4mm later on, so I am pretty sure most techniques are transferable.
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  14. 76043

    76043 Western Thunderer

    Wot no weathering?

    Can't be long now....
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  15. GrahameH

    GrahameH Western Thunderer

    Pleased to hear that you've had similar experiences with Minerva Rob which I too agree with.

    Now for the weathering techniques.....I wish you well and hope that you get good results and will look forward to seeing your work.
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  16. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Evening all.

    I'm grateful for your patience and kind words.
    With the nights drawing in I shall look to make some progress with big train.
    I spent a very pleasant hour playing with Bleat Wharf earlier, engaging in a bit of shunting with a Dapol B4. All very nice.

  17. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Strangely I have change the way I weather locos, in 00 I used an airbrush even for the smaller areas of weathering. The two 0 gauge locos I've weathered on Blakeney have both been brush painted.
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  18. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Well, this almost came to a grinding halt.

    The current focus is very much on the 4mm side of things at present and as such some of you may have noticed a certain 1400 in the For Sale section this morning.

    I also sought to move on the Minera wagons and as such exchanged a few messages with Pencarrot of this parish. However, he sowed a seed which has resulted in the retention of things 7mm.

    Not only have they been retained but the open is now half way through being weathered. I say halfway because I have only worked on the interior.

    Here is a photo of the current stare of play and if this carries on we might end up with something in 7mm yet..


  19. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Yes, all my fault!

    Looking good old fruit.
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  20. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    I'm grateful. Thank you.