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Are Trains Motoring Related?
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peter scott



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:46 am    Post subject: Are Trains Motoring Related? Reply with quote



Convincing!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Custom-Weathering-Your-Steam-Locomotive-O-Scale-Brass-MTH-lionel-2-3-Rail-Sunset-/323272673579?_trksid=p2385738.m4383.l4275.c10
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are trains motoring related?

I would say, most definitely. [My two hobbies being motoring and [model] trains]....many has been the challenge between car & train.

The weathering is not bad [do we weather our classics?]....but for quality & realism, I do not think our home-grown Martyn Welch can be beaten....

https://www.martynwelch.com/



Do bear in mind, the Lionel locomotive is relatively large scale..achieving that effect, to stand up to close-up photography, in a much smaller scale is difficult, but not unachievable.

Of course, to obtain that rusted, derelict look for our cars, what could be better than the modern technique of vinyl wrapping?

Smile Smile[/quote]


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peter scott



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That does look good. What scale is it?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably 7 mm scale.

Although Martyn Welch does do smaller scales, such as 4 mm.

I particularly like the way Martyn Welch has dealt with the coupling and connecting rods....something that was not dealt with on the Lionel engine? [Which s the same scale....just the US version of it....1:48. as distinct from the UK 1:43.5, or 7 mm scale]

Edjit...Martyn Welch authored a book on 'The art of weathering'...been out some years [see his website?].....whilst practice, and skill, accounts for so much [as with dealing with old cars?]....he does explain things, and get folk on the 'right tracks'....

I would add, messing with these things takes one's time away from the important stuff, like cars?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strictly speaking I would say not really motoring related, but definitely of interest. Driving a classic to visit a preserved railway or model railway exhibition is, to my mind, about as good a day out as it's possible to have.

Really, most things transport related will interest me whether they be motor vehicles - of most types, just not too modern - or railways, canals, even the old turnpike roads and stagecoaches. A couple of years back there was a charity event involving running a preserved stagecoach from, IIRC, Carmarthen to Cardiff along the old route, selling tickets to raise funds, and it was a great disappointment to me that I wasn't free to take the opportunity due to family illness.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would go a step further in adding that old machinery is fascinating. Even if it not motoring related. I can recommend the Bradley Industrial Museum. Textile machines, drilling machines, lathes all driven by a big old steam machine. Fantastic to see and hear them work. Oil containers on the bearings everywhere. What a noise it must have been in a textile mill beginning of the 20th century. Lots of mechanics needed to keep all that running.
A visit much recommended.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
If you're in the Dales sometime have a look at http://www.caudwellsmill.co.uk/
A flour mill using a line-shaft system driven by water-power.

And, there's a steam railway less than a mile and a half away http://www.peakrail.co.uk/
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anybody who is a model railway freak (as I am) should visit the old warehouse on the Hamburg dockside to see the largest model railway set-up in the world. I'd seen it on YouTube and it's fantastic, but I enjoyed it far better when I visited a couple of years ago. It was absolutely fantastic! And not so far for you UK based folk!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's not a model chuff chuff, it's a real one!

Cheers, Tony.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kleftiwallah wrote:
That's not a model chuff chuff, it's a real one!

Cheers, Tony.


Which one ?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would suggest that all motoring enthusiasts would appreciate the engineering and beauty of a Steam Tractor or a Tiger Moth biplane or an old Wooden Sailing Boat. To me it's the same DNA that runs through them all.
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