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by David Nix
Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ambasador Works... Chocolate Box Micro
Replies: 149
Views: 70142

Lovely work Colin - as usual. :) It's great to look through the topic again to see the way it has deveoped. I was going to suggest a pallet truck, but then remembered that pedestrian operated fork lift trucks used to be available with a lift at least high enough for those crates (probably fall foul ...
by David Nix
Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: The GnOtters [Gn15]
Topic: How about a meeting then?
Replies: 9
Views: 10542

Hi Colin & Martin

Just shows how long it is since I looked on here, sorry I missed that would have loved to meet up with you all again. :(

Will try and make a point of looking in at least once a week, trouble is each week only seems to last 3 days :!:

All the best anyway.
by David Nix
Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: The GnOtters [Gn15]
Topic: One year since last post..
Replies: 1
Views: 5454

Hi Martin, good to hear you are still lurking and modelling. I'm still lurking occasionally - obviously very occasionally since I've only just noticed your post. :? I'm keeping well, joined Ashover Light Railway Society, but haven't had time for modelling this year, though the intension is still the...
by David Nix
Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tinkering with a Lister - Now Painted!
Replies: 61
Views: 26598

Too right Steve.

Colin, the quality of your work is one of the things which finds me lurking on this forum when I should be doing 101 other things :roll:

Fine scale Gn15 :?: I thought that was an oxymoron until I saw this Lister :D
by David Nix
Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tinkering with a Lister - Now Painted!
Replies: 61
Views: 26598

Hi Colin, lovely workmanship as usual :D It's great to see the Lister making progress. It certainly whets my appetite for a Lister, mine has made no progress, and it's not likely to for some time as I've become chairman of the local Residents Association and also two days a week voluntary work. Some...
by David Nix
Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Versif ********** SHOCKING NEWS *********** Versif
Replies: 17
Views: 9685

Thanks Jack for passing on the sad news, I saw your original post, but it's taken till a couple of days to come to the point where a meaningful response can be made. First met Petar at his home for the inaugural meeting of the Gnotters and have only met him two or three times since. He was clearly a...
by David Nix
Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Sand Hutton Light Railway
Replies: 7
Views: 18995

Thanks for the responses, particularly the railway map Geoffrey. Further to Andy's comments, here is an image of the 'Forth Bridge' from a web site: http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h216/Nixone/SandHutton/43.jpg (photo by Ron Evers - not sure who holds the copyright but I trust they won't mind its ...
by David Nix
Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:15 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Sand Hutton Light Railway
Replies: 7
Views: 18995

Hi Folks, here are the photos - don't expect railway, after all this is 'the railway that isn't there', but it is fascinating to be able to trace it's existence approx 75 years after it closed. We'll start at Warthill Station on the former York to Hull line where the Sand Hutton Light Railway (SHLR)...
by David Nix
Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Sand Hutton Light Railway
Replies: 7
Views: 18995

Just had a very pleasant five days in Sand Hutton, yes there is still evidence of the railway's existence, but what has really changed is the amount of vegetation and size of trees making it very difficult to see some of the evidence. Will post photos in the next few days.
by David Nix
Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New layout - again
Replies: 90
Views: 46944

Hi Steve
I like the sound of the random brickword creation program, :lol: and would love a copy please. :wink:
Having recently retired from teaching computer programming I'd also like a look at the source code :roll: - which language did you use?
by David Nix
Mon May 28, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Oh Gno, Gnot aGnother Gnew Layout!
Replies: 22
Views: 7717

Are you planning to motorise the conveyor George :?:
by David Nix
Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnutley Grange, another pizza saga and the techniques used.
Replies: 239
Views: 121757

This is a great idea Steve, looking forwards to future developments. :) For me, the trough is about right, though it will soon need some green colouring, particularly on the north facing side or where water drains over the top edge - that green stuff seems to appear at a much faster rate than it use...
by David Nix
Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Percy Railbus
Replies: 37
Views: 11100

Michael - love the railbus, great character :D The coach was originally for a 3/8 scale layout and it was sort of based on the Festiniog coaches, I chopped about 1/2 inch off the width, and about 3 inches off its length Now we know how you have these useful bits and bobs to hand - in a few months we...
by David Nix
Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Lincoln Garden Railway show
Replies: 10
Views: 5405

That looks great Steve, thanks for the brilliant photos. Will definately try to get to Lincoln next year. :D
by David Nix
Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sound
Replies: 68
Views: 27862

Hi Chris, I didn't notice the sound on Sutton Wharf at Telford either, but then my hearing isn't particularly good. :?
by David Nix
Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waterloo Bog
Replies: 91
Views: 36892

Sorry I missed that one Simon, did any of them have a model railway :wink:
by David Nix
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Canadian Filler
Replies: 18
Views: 8163

That is true Bob in certain parts of the UK, but what you term 'setts' have always been called 'cobbles' in my neck of the woods - at least when used as a road surface. I've always regarded 'setts' as a northern term, in just the same way that paving slabs are 'flags' there, but here are simply 'sla...
by David Nix
Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waterloo Bog
Replies: 91
Views: 36892

Hi folks, just passing on this definition found in a Sunday newspaper:

TELMATOLOGY: The study of peat bogs.
The adjective is peat-boggian

:shock: :roll: :lol: :lol:
by David Nix
Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:41 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: A new Gnine Layout
Replies: 62
Views: 35069

Yes Ian I like it too :D That sculpured pink foam looks like the icing on the cake literally as well as metaphorically :wink: The thing that grabbed my attention was how tiny the G9 track looks in the tunnel mouth - but thinking about it the Kirklees train seemed pretty small in the single track sta...
by David Nix
Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waterloo Bog
Replies: 91
Views: 36892

Hi Ian & Gerry The phone number is entirely fictitious - well the whole address is, it was only Stevenage so I could get Steve Bennett in there + GN15 and Pepper7 (7PP) since Steve is the source of the Gnat and effectively what I have called Gnatterpillar Plant. Thanks for the real STD code Gerr...
by David Nix
Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waterloo Bog
Replies: 91
Views: 36892

Well it's taken a bit longer than expected, the camera batteries died last night, but here is the sign for the peat bog, together with a contractor's board: http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h216/Nixone/WaterlooBog/DSCN0246.jpg Looks a bit odd against a red background, but used it to cut down the am...
by David Nix
Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waterloo Bog
Replies: 91
Views: 36892

Thought that might appeal to you Steve :D
Like the sound of that dodge for wavy planks - don't rush, my attention has now turned to the loading conveyor and tipper - am just about to try and create some signs for Gnatterpillar Plant, will post results when satisfied.
by David Nix
Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waterloo Bog
Replies: 91
Views: 36892

Thanks Micheal, I surprised myself there, the hinges are cut from tin plate (a relative of the bodge rail bender) and proved much easier to make than expected. Both pivots are straightened out paper clips. :D
by David Nix
Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Making a start in Gn15...
Replies: 71
Views: 21738

Hi Richard, you've come to a great place, welcome, you seem to have made yourself at home already :lol: I've just put a ruler across a Gnat and find it is almost 40mm wide (or 1 and 9/16 inches). Assuming they'll pass on straight track then you just need to allow a bit of clearance, but on curves it...
by David Nix
Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waterloo Bog
Replies: 91
Views: 36892

Thanks Martin and Steve, yes I'm delighted with the way it has turned out. :D I was thinking of having something like a fence to stabilise the underframe at the tipping site, but the wagon is only just a little wider than the Gnat so it would have to leave clearance for that. The idea of a pin appea...

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