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by Versif
Mon Jul 17, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: The GnOtters [Gn15]
Topic: Telford NG show?
Replies: 11
Views: 14113

Bad news if he is, next nearest to my knowledge is Daybrook.
by Versif
Sun Jul 16, 2006 8:26 am
Forum: The GnOtters [Gn15]
Topic: Telford NG show?
Replies: 11
Views: 14113

The really alternative route? :lol: That would be the A5, typo guv, honest. Will be setting off soon. see you there.
by Versif
Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: The GnOtters [Gn15]
Topic: Telford NG show?
Replies: 11
Views: 14113

Shouldn't be too bad if set off early enough :) Straight down the A38 and then pick up the A6 to Telford. About 80 odd miles all in. Mind you, setting off early enough is always a problem :lol:
by Versif
Fri Jul 14, 2006 5:38 pm
Forum: The GnOtters [Gn15]
Topic: Telford NG show?
Replies: 11
Views: 14113

I hope to be there. Haven't decided whether to go on the bike or in the car as yet :)
by Versif
Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:18 pm
Forum: The GnOtters [Gn15]
Topic: A Grand Day out?
Replies: 4
Views: 7553

Subject to date and time I'm in!
by Versif
Sat Mar 18, 2006 9:23 am
Forum: The GnOtters [Gn15]
Topic: Nottingham 2006
Replies: 11
Views: 13382

I'll be attending, just not sure which day. Things to do today, so Sunday seems favourite.
by Versif
Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:37 am
Forum: The GnOtters [Gn15]
Topic: Nottingham 2006
Replies: 11
Views: 13382

Thanks for the info David. Can't make either day, Saturday have optician's appointment to check up on my laser surgery and Sunday I'm off with a mate looking at motor bikes. Intend to return to biking after a 20 year absence. Have already bought the gear and booked my refresher lessons. I thought it...
by Versif
Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: The GnOtters [Gn15]
Topic: Nottingham 2006
Replies: 11
Views: 13382

When is each one on? and where in the case of Narrow Gauge North?

Hope everyone is doing OK. When are you collecting that mag mog? LOL
by Versif
Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:44 pm
Forum: The GnOtters [Gn15]
Topic: Sherwood Forest farm Park
Replies: 11
Views: 14196

Agreed, A joint visit if possible would be good :)
by Versif
Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Soldering 101
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

I've done a fair bit of soldering track, albeit pointwork using Marcway kits and the like. First off it has to be said I found this much easier than soldering wire to track with plastic sleepers, where I initially l melted anything in a five mile radius. My first effort was truly atrocious and was b...
by Versif
Thu Aug 18, 2005 8:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Soldering 101
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

The soldering lark is not as hard as it seems. The essence is a hot clean iron and a good solder with integral flux (all you seem to be able to buy these days anyway). To clean the iron I use a product from Maplins called 'Tin Tinner/Cleaner TTC1'. Cleans and tins the iron in seconds. With plastic s...
by Versif
Sun Aug 14, 2005 3:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Inglebox
Replies: 38
Views: 24776

Close up of the grass etc. amd the roof straightened. Must cut that pin back once I've cut out a suitable outline. Essentially all down to painting and some minor scenic work now. Which will be a great relief for all I'm sure :P Basically some grass on the left hand side, paint the cardboard, make a...
by Versif
Sun Aug 14, 2005 3:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Inglebox
Replies: 38
Views: 24776

And now for something completely similar. You can see the other bodge to align things again. Just noticed the roof is not fixed on properly but it does work, honest :) Essentially walls painted blue, scenic grass and bristles added. Latter may be dry brushed eventually to represent large weeds. http...
by Versif
Sun Aug 14, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Inglebox
Replies: 38
Views: 24776

Well it's time for another update (sounds of mass groans and assorted threats) :lol: Some painting and additonal scenic work has now taken place. Of course the art of bodging has gone completly OTT to counter the ongoing diasters I make out of a simple modelling exercise. http://i21.photobucket.com/...
by Versif
Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Brickwork and cobbles (or setts)
Replies: 12
Views: 8590

Well I haven't found cobbles but I invested in some plastic brickwork from the 4D modelshop. Essentially 1:24 scale and 600mm long by 175mm high. Near enough £11 a sheet and delivery was £5 delivered by the good old post office. Looks OK but it does require a backing to support it, which I'll probab...
by Versif
Mon Aug 01, 2005 7:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Inglebox
Replies: 38
Views: 24776

Thanks for the comments Steve. Probably a how not to do it :lol: Martin was right to use a wooden box, the inherent problems in the current one keep coming back to haunt me. But it is proving a great training ground for ideas and just trying them out. As for Martin's figure, a little work has taken ...
by Versif
Sun Jul 31, 2005 2:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Inglebox
Replies: 38
Views: 24776

Give up my bodger status? Never :) I'm never going to produce some of the masterpieces we see here but at least I'll have something that's presentable (ish). As long as you don't look too closely that is. :lol: As for the look, well that could explain the damp patches..... The bodged weight in close...
by Versif
Sun Jul 31, 2005 11:19 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Inglebox
Replies: 38
Views: 24776

Now I was never much cop at painting and the Gnat reflects that :) Rust is proving to be a problem to paint. The little white bits all over the photo are courtesy of the camera resolution and not dusting it before shooting :) At least it's had a bit of weathering. There's no Kadee on the rear since ...
by Versif
Sun Jul 31, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Inglebox
Replies: 38
Views: 24776

THe layout now has a bit of colour. Firstly the rails and board have been washed with earth brown. Track then cleaned and checked all operational. This is just the first stage to obscure the white of the foamboard. http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b293/versif/PICT0022.jpg Also on stage, as it were,...
by Versif
Sun Jul 24, 2005 10:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Inglebox
Replies: 38
Views: 24776

After a second trip too Maplins, the first one being abortive, they were shut after being robbed on Friday, I bought the necessary electrical connectors to link the 3 separate bits together. In the interim, following some advice from Steve about fitting Kadees, 1 loco and a number of wagons were con...
by Versif
Wed Jul 20, 2005 8:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Inglebox
Replies: 38
Views: 24776

Original plan looked like this http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b293/versif/Shoebox.jpg Originally I was simply going to extend the lefthand side of the point so that a straight cut ensued, but as I was building it I realised cutting out the shape of the point would be better. Likewise the point st...
by Versif
Wed Jul 20, 2005 8:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Inglebox
Replies: 38
Views: 24776

I planned a version in XtrkCad first. Of course I promptly built it the opposite way to my plan, mainly because I opened up the wrong side of the main box. :lol: I never was very good at left and right :oops: That and it maintains my bodger status of course! THe big one is mainly collecting stock :)...
by Versif
Wed Jul 20, 2005 5:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Inglebox
Replies: 38
Views: 24776

Martin, If you look closely at the lid you can see that the wooden blocks don't touch either side, or indeed the ends. There is a 5mm gap all the way around (into which I can insert my fiddle yard blocks, carefully planned in advance). That allows the lid still to fit on the box, but due to the thic...
by Versif
Wed Jul 20, 2005 4:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Inglebox
Replies: 38
Views: 24776

The traverser was designed to align by the simple expedient of butting up against the lid sides (much as AndyA suggested). The first track was laid (the point work) and then the traverser laid so that it aligned. At this stage the traverser was the full width of the box. I then cut it down, aligned ...
by Versif
Wed Jul 20, 2005 2:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Inglebox
Replies: 38
Views: 24776

I've always found it fairly simple when I know how :lol:

Getting to know how is part of the hobby but any help appreciated. It's getting it to go together square that's bugging me! That's where the extra pair of hands would come in handy.

Cheers

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