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by michael
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pet (it's all Ralph and Gerry's fault)
Replies: 116
Views: 42529

Re: Pet (it's all Ralph and Gerry's fault)

I have been in touch with the national railway museum and have ordered a crew drawing of pet I understand that it is more detailed than the drawing in the crew narrow gauge system book.
I will be continuing my set of cad drawings.

Michael
by michael
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 25
Views: 336

Re: Macton II

This is on my phone so it's not going to be long, hi Marty thanks for the great compliment.
Peter it's from a drawing in Corel just a paper sheet.

Michael
by michael
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 25
Views: 336

Re: Macton II

I did a quick print this morning of a stone like multi story building to see what a different building would look like. i also removed the gantry at the back and am thinking that a smaller mobile type over the track to compliment the large beam type off the brick structure would give a little more f...
by michael
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 555
Views: 199422

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

Enjoy the show Gavin

Michael
by michael
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 25
Views: 336

Re: Macton II

I managed to get out the to the shop just before I had to head downtown for a meeting. took a few pictures and this evening did a bit of cutting and pasting.

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I like the way this is shaping up I will need to make some more railings for sure.

Michael
by michael
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 25
Views: 336

Re: Macton II

Hi Bill, I have not been out to the modelshop yet this morning, I am going to take some pictures of the railing straight on and also the wall with the columns, the existing columns might be too short so if I included some columns they would likely need to be taller. That said a slightly lower railin...
by michael
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 25
Views: 336

Re: Macton II

Bill funny you should suggest a see through fence, because I was thinking the same thing. Last night i was thinking a chain link type fence, but given the nature of the gate I think that a high wrought iron railing would be in keeping with the overall design,but just a little simpler. Just the raili...
by michael
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 25
Views: 336

Re: Macton II

Hi peter here is a tweaked version it is called ver 3 Macton ver 3 Macton.jpg When I get out to the shop in the morning I will do some 3d massing.and remove the corrugated iron behind the gate in the yard and slide it further to the left in front and also see how it looks behind the stone pillars Mi...
by michael
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 25
Views: 336

Re: Macton II

Hi Peter, what I like about your suggestion is that it gives the middle building some sense of volume by making the return. And placing another sandstone building at the gate end works nicely too. which is like the original in that the drawing office was next to the gate. I shall do some more tweaki...
by michael
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 25
Views: 336

Re: Macton II

Peter I was clutching at straws with the left corner. i am thinking that it needs to be simple and clean, an extension of the asbestos siding perhaps.

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this might work better.

Michael
by michael
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 25
Views: 336

Re: Macton II

Thanks Bill, yes the gate is one of my favourite pieces of modelwork. Here are some new pics showing two versions I am inclined to go with version 2 as it more closely resembles the original Macton. new layout 2017.x1024.jpg Here the gate has been moved and seems to be a more logical placement. ver ...
by michael
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 25
Views: 336

Re: Macton II

Thanks for the encouragement Bill, doc, and Peter. Being able to play with the parts of the old Macton, was fun this evening, while taking a break from renovating the living room in the new home. After doing a drawing of the new layout early this morning as a guide I placed all of the good pieces on...
by michael
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: This has got to be modelled!
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: This has got to be modelled!

Looks like dual gauge to me.

Michael
by michael
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Back on the Drawing Board
Replies: 123
Views: 44307

Re: Back on the Drawing Board

good morning Bill, catching up I like the way you finished the left side, some familiar looking features there. It is a pity that photobucket went the way they did, it ruined a lot of threads on various forums.

Michael
by michael
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 25
Views: 336

Macton II

This evening I looked hard at the old original section of Macton, an decided to retire the base structure. This provided the opportunity to make it just a bit wider from 12 inches to 16 inches keeping the original length of 48 inches. IMG_0491x1024.jpg I used a 1/4 inch ply for the top and 3/4 inch ...
by michael
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: This has got to be modelled!
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: This has got to be modelled!

I like the look of the buildings suggested that Bertrand go take a look.

Michael
by michael
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 93
Views: 6591

Re: Longstone 2

Hello Graham, I just read through your entire build. I like a lot of the small details and Like Chris was impressed with the backdrop scenes in the road next to the store. I also like the colour of your locos and coaches. I will be doing some rework myself on an old layout and as some mentioned in o...
by michael
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: I'm back in the big city
Replies: 2
Views: 85

I'm back in the big city

Well after a great job by Tom after some issues with not being able to log in to my account I am now reinstated. Judy and I spent 9 years plus in the country by the lake, as nice as it was the long distance driving for anything food supplies you name it, we finally decided to move back to Edmonton. ...
by michael
Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Baguley-a-like
Replies: 8
Views: 1585

Re: Baguley-a-like

Steve I like what you have done with the loco, it is a pity that you were not able to get a Bachmann Thomas, I do like them for their Bucherability, the Percy too.

Michael
by michael
Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New Direction
Replies: 51
Views: 6220

Re: New Direction

Just checked out the build Bill, Wow! I am just about inspired to get the box of bits down off the shelf and work on an old loco project.

Nice work on the Loco Sir.

Michael
by michael
Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:02 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Veering off the (not so) straight and (very) narrow
Replies: 6
Views: 2143

Re: Veering off the (not so) straight and (very) narrow

I say the hobby is for me, not the other way around.. We have no obligation to finish a model, or count rivets either for that matter. That is my excuse anyway ... Well said Steve this looks like a very interesting project my knowledge of 'lectrics could be written on the back of a large postage st...
by michael
Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:52 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale
Replies: 60
Views: 12316

Re: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

hello Frankcombe I really like the small snow plow that you have made for this interesting layout.

Michael
by michael
Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:46 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 177397

Re: Macton works developments

Well it must be apparent to most that I have not been very active regarding the Macton works model, or much else in GN15. I will report that the model has not changed or deteriorated further than the last work, I just have not had much inspiration to work on it. One of these days I am sure that I wi...
by michael
Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Some pictures mainly for boat enthusiasts
Replies: 17
Views: 2859

Very Nice Watercolours Peter.

Michael
by michael
Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Painting - St Kilda
Replies: 23
Views: 5264

Nice to see some of your artwork Gerry.

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