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by NICKJW
Tue May 02, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yellow Ridge Mine
Replies: 30
Views: 3524

Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

adamc wrote:Saw your mine at st edwards this weekend. Very fine layout :D


Glad you liked it. Did you make yourself known? I did speak to a couple of people about GN15 modelling...
by NICKJW
Tue May 02, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yellow Ridge Mine
Replies: 30
Views: 3524

Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

You copied and interpreted scenes and track plans off photographs of the the real thing. He presumably copied and interpreted photographs of your layout. I'd be flattered. Like I said before, happy to be flattered but if, for arguments sake, you had written a book and someone copied it and placed i...
by NICKJW
Tue May 02, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yellow Ridge Mine
Replies: 30
Views: 3524

Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

interesting retort from Firebox Models website: http://fireboxmodels.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/recently-i-created-gn15-micro-layout.html Yes, I noticed that and responded. I am planning to write a few articles for the American mags which is why I wanted a name-check otherwise people would think I've c...
by NICKJW
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yellow Ridge Mine
Replies: 30
Views: 3524

Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Happy to be flattered Peter, but a name check would have been nice. Yellow Ridge Mine took many months to design and build and I exhibit it a lot. If I was exhibiting the layout in a hall and an identical layout to mine makes an appearance, I'd be a little grieved, as I am sure anyone else would be....
by NICKJW
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yellow Ridge Mine
Replies: 30
Views: 3524

Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

I got to the point of building Yellow Ridge mine by studying real photographs and creating something in my minds eye that brought it altogether.

I have been inspired by many modellers but wouldn't' copy their layout exactly, bar a few points. Each to their own I guess.
by NICKJW
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yellow Ridge Mine
Replies: 30
Views: 3524

Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Ummm , an interesting one... Not sure if I should be miffed or flattered but this layout is pretty much a carbon copy of mine: http://fireboxmodels.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/recently-i-created-gn15-micro-layout.html It's nice to think my work has inspired folk, but maybe a name-check would have been n...
by NICKJW
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Heads up - Chain link fencing
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Heads up - Chain link fencing

The CO-OP here in the UK are selling Easy Peel Satsumas in a plastic netting material. It makes for a perfect representation of GN15 chain link fencing. The taste good too! :D
by NICKJW
Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A4 Diorama
Replies: 18
Views: 2686

Re: A4 Diorama

Very nice.
by NICKJW
Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bedbug Mine
Replies: 59
Views: 10970

Re: Bedbug Mine

Nice work.
by NICKJW
Sun May 03, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yellow Ridge Mine
Replies: 30
Views: 3524

Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Thank chaps
I'm very pleased with the article and pictures. A long time in the making :shock:
by NICKJW
Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yellow Ridge Mine
Replies: 30
Views: 3524

Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

You won't be disappointed Simon. It is an excellent magazine, guaranteed to get you in the mood to do some modelling. I use it as a 'pick-me-up' when I'm not feeling very creative :lol: The production values are spot-on too!
by NICKJW
Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yellow Ridge Mine
Replies: 30
Views: 3524

Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Hi Simon

Yellow Ridge will be featured in the Narrow Gauge & Industrial Review:
http://www.greystarpublications.com/ngi/index.htm

Not sure which edition yet.
by NICKJW
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yellow Ridge Mine
Replies: 30
Views: 3524

Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Thanks again gents In case anyone is interested, here are a few things I’ve learned during my time in modelling: :D - Pretty much everything that has a life outside, be it man-made or natural, is never just one colour. - Textures and layers help give a model depth and interest. When laying ground-sc...
by NICKJW
Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yellow Ridge Mine
Replies: 30
Views: 3524

Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Thanks for the kind words gents. Compared to my previous layouts, Yellow Ridge Mine took an age to complete. Marriage, new son, new house and two back operations were all thrown into the mix! Not conducive to building model railways :mrgreen: I was beginning to think I'd never finish it! :shock:
by NICKJW
Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yellow Ridge Mine
Replies: 30
Views: 3524

Yellow Ridge Mine

Happy New Year to all. Over the Christmas break I managed to take a few pictures of Yellow Ridge Mine for a forthcoming article (in between booze, food and merriment!) Here goes: http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j348/njaw/DSCF6578_zpsfcafe6ed.jpg http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j348/njaw/DSCF...
by NICKJW
Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Black Beetle servicing
Replies: 5
Views: 2093

Thanks chaps for your responses.

kind regards
Nick
by NICKJW
Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Black Beetle servicing
Replies: 5
Views: 2093

Black Beetle servicing

Hi gents

A quick question...

I am looking at purchasing a black beetle motor bogie. Do they come apart easily for oiling etc? If so, how?

thanks
Nick
by NICKJW
Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tenshodo motor bogies (again)
Replies: 6
Views: 4706

cheers chaps. Mainly trains seems the cheapest. I'll give them a go.
by NICKJW
Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tenshodo motor bogies (again)
Replies: 6
Views: 4706

Tenshodo motor bogies (again)

Hi all
I have a few exhibitions fast approaching for my new GN18 layout and I need to purchase a couple of Tenshodo 31mm bogies. Who is the best/cheapest supplier nowadays?

thanks chaps
by NICKJW
Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tenshodo V Black Beetle
Replies: 36
Views: 21758

Hi all I always use Tenshodo power bogies in my 0:16.5 loco's. If anyone has seen my layout (Nantyglo Mine) run at exhibitions, you will note that the loco's always run at pretty much snail speed. Weight is important but the main reason they run so smoothly and slowly is that I use a Feedback contro...
by NICKJW
Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Power bogie blues
Replies: 49
Views: 17454

Bob I only use SPUD bogies on my exhibition layouts and they all (have to) run at snails pace as required. The key to smooth running is weight on the bogies but above all, good controller, clean wheels and track. To achieve this, I use the following: Gaugemaster feedback controller and a Gaugemaster...
by NICKJW
Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Stamping Ground Gold Mine
Replies: 832
Views: 320954

Very nice work. The composition of the layout and overall 'balance' is bang-on! Nice one.
by NICKJW
Wed May 09, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: What a Mess!!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 13265

looks great Gerry.

I can see some nice ferns growing through the bonnet of that little beauty.
by NICKJW
Thu May 03, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: TREE'S....GRrrrrrrrrrr.
Replies: 14
Views: 6427

Those trees are certainly getting there. Good luck! They really are a nuisance to model in this scale. I ain't got much hair but what I have has been truly pulled! When I tried to model a tree to the correct scale for GN15, it looked completely wrong and over-powered the layout. Remember, we see tre...

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