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 Posted: Sun Mar 4th, 2018 10:48 pm
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Hi Nick.     Terrific video, worth watching again. The birdsong is another brilliant idea, it is a pity that more video makers don’t follow that method. Hope to see you at more shows, weather permitting . Best wishes. Kevin



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Great video. Is it DG couplings you use, Nick? Are they operated by magnets under the track? You must have a lot of magnets and operators eagle eyed to stop in the right place.



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Hi Jon, yes DG's. There are 7 uncoupling magnets under the track. Operators know where they are as there is a small blob of white paint on the side of the rail facing the back of layout.



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I've finally found the motivation and time (both have been a problem these last few months) to complete the weathering on the Railcar, just in time for the Uckfield show this coming weekend.









I'm really impressed with the running of this model, it is ultra smooth and quiet.



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Well done with the weathering and populating of this fine piece of stock Nick. It should look splendid at Uckfield this weekend and I'm only surprised I haven't seen one at a show yet.

Quite agree about the running, I've only test ran mine for 30 minutes so far and very satisfied indeed, then put it back in the box for when I need it!

My best to you and your team this weekend,

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Thanks Bill, I haven't seen one running at a show yet either. Hopefully it will raise a few comments.

There will also be another debutee at Uckfield which should draw some attention, a Hattons Andrew Barclay industrial shunter which will work Rancoutt's Cider Works yard. Another loveley RTR model which only needed couplings changed, crew adding and weathering. The blue version has a FINA logo on the tank sides but rather than remove it nameplates will go nicely over the top. Whilst I'm looking for something suitable I knocked some temporary ones up on the computer printed on photo paper which look a bit bright but will do for now.

 










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Hi Nick. Splendid job of weathering on Perseus, it really looks like it has been left out in the garden overnight , got wet and left to dry, where it stood. Have you done a tutorial on the subject?     Best wishes Kevin 



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Not something that easily lends itself to a tutorial Kevin as it is mainly airbrush work. I follow the methods of Tim Shackleton and Mick Bonwick. Their work is much better than mine.
Searching "Mick Bonwick weathering" will take you to some more info if you are interested.



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I recently picked up a couple of Tim Shackleton's weathering books at the Swindon show.

Utterly superb reading, great photography, essential in motivating one to do better!

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Hi Nick . Thank you for your reply. I was hoping that “Airbrushes “ would not come into it.  Best wishes Kevin 



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Hi Nick
I always admire your weathering and these locos are no exception......subtle,understated but looking just right. Hopefully I can achieve a similar effect on my Barclay.....super little loco

I envy you and Bill with the railcar......I dillied and dallied because of reports of poor running and by the time I made my mind up the livery I wanted was either sold out or available only at a very silly price. Obviously running is not an issue with you guys......grrr:mrgreen:. Great job with the passengers, makes a big difference.

Good luck with the show

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Thank you all.

John, hopefully you'll find one at a reasonable price eventually. It will be worth it.

Much Murkle has now attended 25 exhibitions. The packing, transporting and re-packing had taken its toll on the paintwork to the baseboards and fascias, although the layout itself has stood up to the rigors surprisingly well.

As Much Murkle will be on show at Pendon Museum over the weekend of 17/18 November as well as Uckfield this weekend, I decided that it was about time the presentation was improved. It has had a fresh coat of paint and a decluter of many of the notices stuck to the front of the layout.

If you are attending Uckfield this weekend come and let me know what you think. If you haven't been to Pendon then I would thoroughly recommend a visit.

I'll try and take some photos of MM in the exhibition setting and post up next week.



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I can't believe that I haven't posted on the thread for nearly 18 months!!

There has not been much new to say about Much Murkle in all honesty in that period other than a few new locos and coaches to add to the roster. Since the last post it has attended eight more exhibitions, most recently at Didcot, Newbury, both in October last year and last weekend at Alton MRG's show.
 
So Much Murkle has now done 33 shows and over the Xmas break I had been toying with the idea of retiring it from the exhibition circuit at the end of 2020. I was feeling that perhaps most exhibition goers, especially in the South and Midlands would have seen it at least twice by now. I took the opportunity at the Alton Show this last weekend to take more notice of comments made about MM by visitors to the show and this has changed my mind somewhat.
 
I can't, and don't expect every modeller visiting the exhibition to like the layout, it is 1930's GWR afterall, and some will very obviously walk on by, giving MM only a cursory glance, if that. However what I had neglected to take into account was that a large proportion of visitors are local to the show and seeing the layout for the first and perhaps only time. Many of these passed some very pleasing comments but also asked plenty of questions about it's construction and operation. I also found out that MM (not me) has some 'groupies'. One gentleman even declared that it was his favourite layout of all time and that he had seen it several times. Gosh!!!  All of which was encouraging and has made me rethink MM's future.
 
MM does remain popular with Exhibition Managers, with 4 more invites this year, Milton Keynes this coming weekend, Epson & Ewell in April, Wigan in October and Warley in November. There are more enquiries for 2021, so whilst it continues to run well and look good it will now stay on the circuit for as long as it continues to get invites. In the meantime I will plan and at some stage start to construct its replacement.
 
To finish here are some photos from the recent Alton Show, Apologies for the quality as they were taken with my iphone.
 
Dukedog has just been given the road to depart with the 10:04 Market Day special to Hereford comprising of two D15 brake 3rds, a C10 all third and a D37 brake 3rd.



Another view of the same train from the goods yard





Due to an increase in sales of their fine cider, Rancoutt's have invested in another loco, an 0-4-0 Peckett, yet to be named, seen here shunting the sidings.





and finally a closer view of the Peckett simmering by the loading dock.






The Hornby Peckett is a beautiful model and a fantastic runner straight out of the box. It has been lightly weathered and crew fitted.



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Beautiful layout.  Always pleased to see it at a show.  Modelling at its best.

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Thanks Terry, not been down your neck of the woods for a while.



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Hi Nick.  Excellent. Your weathering takes the toy look out of the Loco.   Best wishes Kevin 



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Hi Nick,

I'm happy to hear that MM will continue to entertain and inform modellers, old and new, for a while yet to come. It remains one of my all time favourites and I never tire of taking in it's charm and evolving stock.

Those bogie carriages look perfect for the 1930s rural branch.

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PS. I also succumbed to a Peckett. They are just so delightful!



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Passed Driver wrote: Hi Nick.  Excellent. Your weathering takes the toy look out of the Loco.   Best wishes Kevin


Thank Kevin

There is a little more work to do on it yet before I'm entirely happy with it. It needs a little work araound the brake blocks and cylinders with some powders to finish it off.  I wanted the look of a loco that had only been in service for a few weeks / months and was therefore not too grimy.



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Longchap wrote: Hi Nick,

I'm happy to hear that MM will continue to entertain and inform modellers, old and new, for a while yet to come. It remains one of my all time favourites and I never tire of taking in it's charm and evolving stock.

Those bogie carriages look perfect for the 1930s rural branch.

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PS. I also succumbed to a Peckett. They are just so delightful!

Hi Bill, good to hear from you and thanks for your lovely comment. The four coaches are all Dean era cut and shuts from old Triang Clerestories. They are slightly under width but that is not noticeable (to me). The D37 and C10 have been seen before on the thread but the pair of D15's with low roofs are new projects. They are the same cut and shut process but the clerestory roof cannot be easily adapted. I found that the Ratio roof used on their 4 wheelers didn't fit well on the Triang sides so was fortunate that a friend of mine has a 3D printer and produced the roof profile and gas lights for these coaches.

The Dean era coaches have so much character and look at home on small branch lines. I'm researching which other diagrams could be produced from the Triang sides as I really enjoy the challenge of building these.

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Hi Nick.  I actually put a reservation on a Peckett with New Modellers Shop, but I haven’t heard from them. But I could designate one of my planks as DC for the smaller Locos in my stable and then it would not be necessary to convert impossibly small ( ex L & Y Pugs and a Terrier) to DCC..As for weathering them I am not keen on air brushing, i will leave that to you and the other experts . Best wishes Kevin 



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