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by Korschtal
Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:12 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Curves and DG couplings.
Replies: 1
Views: 1453

Curves and DG couplings.

Eldest Son is reaching the age where we can move from Brio trains to a 'proper' model railway. After several false starts we're going to try and build a small model using the stock from Westerooge , but with a proper baseboard and a continuous run. What I now need to know is the minimum curve that i...
by Korschtal
Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Photobucket Links
Replies: 9
Views: 2423

Last time I looked at Photobucket the user agreeent seemed to say that by putting an image there, you waived all claims of copyright on the image. I've stopped using their service as a result. There are other services available which don't appear to have this clause in their user agreement.
by Korschtal
Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Wallace & Gromit - A Riveting Day Out.
Replies: 197
Views: 79220

Gerry Bullock wrote:This included the Minister who asked me whether my W&G write-up (as per 1st post here) could be included in the next Church Magazine.
So W&Gn15 gets Church approval. :wink:


Well done Gerry. Does that mean you can excommunicate rivet counters as heretics now?
by Korschtal
Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Purists reaction to Gn15
Replies: 93
Views: 26749

Looking at details for a 'local' show(but big club) and all the American themed layouts are listed as 'Continental' . I wonder if there might be an emotionally based conscious decision to do that. Probably not: For many years now the 'Continental Modeller' Magazine has included railways from Europe...
by Korschtal
Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:01 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Drystone Walls
Replies: 34
Views: 12234

Thanks for this, we don't get drystome walls in this part of Germany, but there are stone buildings that look very similar so this could come in handy...
by Korschtal
Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:52 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Santa's railway / Pizza for Christmas
Replies: 174
Views: 60572

It looked like a decoration to me, but I see the point about having a couple of beads.

And with a big magnet like that, wouldn't all the rivets nearby just stick to it?
by Korschtal
Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Purists reaction to Gn15
Replies: 93
Views: 26749

We get 'rivet counters' in theatre as well: they tend to like odd plays with no story but a chain of depressing events and somebody dying. And then they complain that the public doesn't come to the theatre. I was taught by some of theatre 'rivet counters' and I spent the course readin this bilge at ...
by Korschtal
Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gimme Air
Replies: 71
Views: 22254

That's a beautiful model. I don't know why you keep claiming you're moving slowly: if I could biuld at your speed and quality I'd be turning cartwheels...
by Korschtal
Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Stamping Ground Gold Mine
Replies: 832
Views: 332013

Congratulations Glen... I like the gate design as well...
by Korschtal
Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smallbrook Studio COLUMBINE Germanized
Replies: 22
Views: 14622

Looks nice. What about adding a suitably Germanic or Austrian tender?

I've often wondered about the red/black convention on German steam locomotives.
by Korschtal
Wed May 25, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gneiss Coopers now Gneiss Cider
Replies: 210
Views: 80577

We've just taken over management of an orchard/garden, so I'll be pressing some apples myself this year.

I like the basket and contents Gerry, especially the shading.
by Korschtal
Wed May 11, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Birkenheuvel
Replies: 14
Views: 7889

I like the idea: will you have a 1:22 scale Bakfiets?
by Korschtal
Tue May 03, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Real fueling points
Replies: 5
Views: 5080

Working on the Welshpool and Llanfair Railway (760mm) in the 90's I remember we used a large square green tank on next to the signal box in Llanfair Caerinion. Locomotives had to stand on the main line to be fueled. I don't recall a catchment tray but there may have been one. I do remember it was ma...
by Korschtal
Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Prince Consorts Library - An Amazing Backdrop
Replies: 15
Views: 7325

Special book carrying wagons?
by Korschtal
Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: SOUTHPASS LINE Revisited..(contains non prototypical images)
Replies: 103
Views: 44291

... Up till last week we had 10 grandchildren, this week it's 11 and next week there will be 12 :? ... ... ...I have also used the trucks/bogies with a small motor attached directly to them an put it into a small 4 wheel loco. http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b188/southpass/DSCF0834.jpg Congratula...
by Korschtal
Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Oh heck, I'm trying figure sculpting...
Replies: 31
Views: 13154

Looks a pretty grumpy character. Very impressive sculpting.
by Korschtal
Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: SOUTHPASS LINE Revisited..(contains non prototypical images)
Replies: 103
Views: 44291

G'day John, Don't you have a box that likely pieces of future model material is stored. What do you mean .... 'a box' ...... I've a garage and a couple of sheds full of stuff 'that might possibly be useful someday' Aha, glad to know I'm not alone. I considered showing this to my long-suffering wife...
by Korschtal
Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Back from the Dead (or so it seems)
Replies: 36
Views: 25342

How about a tram engine with skirts on the side to protect livestock/people in the working environs? One skirt could have an open "access panel" so you can see something moving. Or maybe a diesel mechanical? (with or without skirts) I've got a similar chassis which will hopefully become a ...
by Korschtal
Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gluing plasticard to loco frames
Replies: 7
Views: 4433

Thanks all, I've followed Jürgens advice and got a small pack of Uhu: As it seems a common problem I'll report on how it works, or doesn't. Thanks for the tip re: bolts, A small one strategically placed will make a nice 'axlebox cover' so it will fit nicely... BTW: Kibri Plastic cement is solvent ba...
by Korschtal
Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gluing plasticard to loco frames
Replies: 7
Views: 4433

Gluing plasticard to loco frames

I'm working on a locomotive which needs some 'extensions' to the bogies/trucks, and I'm having trouble gouing the plasticard to the bogie mouldings: I've filed the bogie down so it's amost flat but I can't find a glue that will work. To make matters worse, the extension is to hold the coupling so th...
by Korschtal
Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pond manor/Teichgut "Edelfaul"
Replies: 41
Views: 33365

Yet again I seem to have missed most of this thread. I really like the new fachwerkhaus, and especially the new extension.
by Korschtal
Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: SOUTHPASS LINE Revisited..(contains non prototypical images)
Replies: 103
Views: 44291

SOUTHPASS wrote:I am going to pester you with more pIctures of the SOUTHPASS LINE :lol:


Keep pestering...

I really like the new area, seeing the track with the truck parked on it made me realise how small it is in this scale...
by Korschtal
Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smith's dream - a short bush tram layout
Replies: 126
Views: 59795

Nothing useful to add, but it's encouraging to see your baseboard making method is like the one I'm tentatively working on at the moment, especially the way you made the landscape drop below track level... many thanks for sharing.
by Korschtal
Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Cutting Copperclad
Replies: 4
Views: 4168

Cutting Copperclad

Never having built a layout with two boards before I'm grappling with the issue of baseboard joins. From what I can see a big strip of copperclad silicon with track soldered to it is the way to go. So I get the silicon, I'm ready to go and it suddenly occurs to me I can't see how to cut the stuff ne...
by Korschtal
Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Newland's Farm
Replies: 51
Views: 29031

You've more patience than me with wall building, which is probably why your wall looks like a wall, and my last attempt looked like a piece of card with bricks painted on it... Very nice.

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