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by JeffSaxton
Sun May 12, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: The Eagle has Landed
Replies: 13
Views: 4821

Completely beyond the original post, but if you fellows in the UK can get it, the HBO cable TV mini-series from the Tom Hanks/Ron Howard production team, titled "From the Earth to the Moon" is worth every single penny.

In fact, I think I've just determined my evening viewing schedule!!
by JeffSaxton
Fri May 03, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: The Eagle has Landed
Replies: 13
Views: 4821

I actually wrote that as a blog entry the week Neil Armstrong died ... but felt it being re-purposed here would dovetail in nicely with Gerry's post and link. As time goes on, it might seem it may not have happened, but if you personally have a good enough telescope, you can see the landing sites yo...
by JeffSaxton
Thu May 02, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: The Eagle has Landed
Replies: 13
Views: 4821

One Small Step ...

In a time when the newest iPhone and iPod dominate and excite, when GPS is within everyone's reach, and Google and the internet make anything easily known, it seems pretty simple to state that men walked on the Moon -- twelve of them, to be precise. But back then, when it happened -- this was pivota...
by JeffSaxton
Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Britannia Mine diesel loco
Replies: 10
Views: 4637

Now that I think about it, the Hunslet diesel was more of an orange color ...
by JeffSaxton
Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Britannia Mine diesel loco
Replies: 10
Views: 4637

I seem to recall from my visit it was a Hunslet mine diesel ... but that's been twelve years ago now. The museum was also in an episode of "The X Files" way back when, imagine my surprise when I visited and recognized the mill building from the TV show! (For the geeks who care, it was the ...
by JeffSaxton
Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: B. Junk´s 7 / 8th layout at Ontraxs
Replies: 21
Views: 10147

Has anyone else noticed the model of a small green Feldbahn locomotive on the bookshelf in the office? Brilliant indeed -- excellent work.
by JeffSaxton
Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Peeved about FLEEBAY
Replies: 18
Views: 5370

Look at the number of people saying they won't send to certain countries. That I think is primarily due to the fact that some countries can be very hard to deal with in postal situations. You mail something only to have it disappear into that distant country's postal system, never to resurface. I h...
by JeffSaxton
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Loco Shed
Replies: 78
Views: 39087

This highlights the problem I found in the "tidy", folks. Posting something, no matter how nice, then not keeping your photo server updated, leads to threads with no images. Threads with no images then leave posts with statements like "I built this, it was fun" illustrated by a l...
by JeffSaxton
Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Peeved about FLEEBAY
Replies: 18
Views: 5370

I stopped selling on eBay in 2005 for the above reasons, among others. I still buy there regularly though, and occasionally find some really great bargains.
by JeffSaxton
Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Trying to find a Layout which was sold possibly was Gn15????
Replies: 4
Views: 1830

Franck Combe's "Vulcan Iron Works" -- it's buried in the forum someplace ...
by JeffSaxton
Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: HLW Mack bashes in G scale, the Whaddahellizit
Replies: 4
Views: 4211

Whoa, Vic, very nice (and Franck as well). I figured there was one loco there, but you've got a whole fleet! I can foresee a run on the Hartland Mack loco now, as others use the ideas as a basis! Currently the Mack is around $55 to $65, depending on where one buys. They don't sell direct, but the se...
by JeffSaxton
Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: 2013 Winter Onward ever Onward
Replies: 16
Views: 4685

We had a relatively light and mild Winter here, then a foot plus of snow on Easter Sunday. It looks to be a weird weather year.
by JeffSaxton
Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: HO Switcher to Gn15 Porter bash
Replies: 10
Views: 4222

Re: HO Switcher to Gn15 Porter bash

http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/vsmith/Mantua%20Critter%20Pic%2002.JPG Not to hijack this one too much, but is the larger (45mm gauge?) loco on the left built on a Hartland "Mack" chassis? Picture, please, if possible? The bashed 0-4-0 looks nice, and as another mentioned, very reminisce...
by JeffSaxton
Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: 1837 Winans locomotive Patent with Whimsical feel
Replies: 1
Views: 1248

Love the article!! One of my dreams would be to model the B & O in 1845 - 1855, in 1:32 scale (45mm as standard gauge). The amount and quantity of odd locos at that time, mixed with emerging standards, would make a very neat layout. I do have parts for a Winans Camel 0-8-0 in stock, and there is...
by JeffSaxton
Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tipping Skip Wagon
Replies: 15
Views: 6503

It's been amazing discovering all the goodies hidden away in the archives!!
by JeffSaxton
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tipping Skip Wagon
Replies: 15
Views: 6503

Here's a few more from the archives:

Fleischmann tipper:

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=5680

Slater's 1:32 kit:

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=3810

Bilco's kitbashed models:

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=4065
by JeffSaxton
Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Oak End Farm
Replies: 49
Views: 22345

Those large sunflowers (?) in the upper image bring back memories. My ex-wife planted many of those along the house wall, near where I had my first garden railway loop. I used to swear they swiveled and followed me around the yard like Triffids ...
by JeffSaxton
Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Oak End Farm
Replies: 49
Views: 22345

Very impressive work, Jack ... I really do like it, and it has great potential for operation and 'play'.

You scratchbuilt the Landy? I would have guessed it was a kit ... yet another feather for your cap!
by JeffSaxton
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: shelf idea and hello
Replies: 26
Views: 10704

I couldn't get that link to work, but this one does -- slightly different spelling:

http://www.uckfieldmrc.co.uk/exhib12/oakendfarm.html
by JeffSaxton
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: shelf idea and hello
Replies: 26
Views: 10704

Jack, URL links to websites with images are fine, and if one knows the photographer and asks their permisson, one can then post the images proper. What Joey has done is to download the images from some website, then upload them to "myGn15" and post them here -- definitively a no-no in term...
by JeffSaxton
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: shelf idea and hello
Replies: 26
Views: 10704

Yes, Joey, sadly, you do have to delete those photos of Oak End Farm -- they are not yours to post, being Copyrighted and all. For more detail, see the one sticky I've posted in "Welcome Aboard" re: Copyright.

Jack; Very nice layout!

MickT, I'll PM you ...
by JeffSaxton
Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tipping Skip Wagon
Replies: 15
Views: 6503

There are many more options, Roger, if you do a "search" using this site's feature -- I simply couldn't find all of them at once. A German firm once made a kit specifically for Gn15, but I think it is no longer available (Lokfurher Lukas?); and there is the Smallbrook tipper from O16.5 if ...
by JeffSaxton
Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tipping Skip Wagon
Replies: 15
Views: 6503

by JeffSaxton
Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tipping Skip Wagon
Replies: 15
Views: 6503

It might depend on the capacity tipper you want, Roger? There are the Roy Link/KB Scale cars in O14 that are adaptable (and pics are in these forums); as well as the RTR Bachmann On30 cars sold as a three-pack. Slaters Plasticard sells a 1:32 kit, and I seem to recall Peco does (did?) an O16.5 kit. ...
by JeffSaxton
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: I. P. Engineering kits?
Replies: 7
Views: 2905

Thanks Don for those pics. My suspicion is that during the latest set of parts I.P. made, somehow the two programs, one for the plastic roof and the other for the plywood floor, the machine operator used the roof program for both -- a simple mix-up that happened occasionally with the lasers I used a...

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