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by Geeky Gecko
Mon May 28, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 140
Views: 17763

Re: Longstone 2

Good looking railbus you've got there, Graham.
Can I ask about the windscreen wiper, please?
Did you make it yourself, or is it a bought in part?

Cheers,
Stefan
by Geeky Gecko
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Photo hosting: http://my.gn15.info
Replies: 23
Views: 20522

Re: Photo hosting: http://my.gn15.info

Good day, everybody. I'm after some advice about which photo hosting site to use. I've recently lost access to my Photobucket account. My own fault (tip: don't forget to update the name of the email account you registered with when you change your email account provider, or at least don't forget you...
by Geeky Gecko
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Project X
Replies: 35
Views: 6887

Re: Project X

That's great.
How about a barrel of gunpowder, a large weight, a safe and an anvil?
by Geeky Gecko
Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: 1/32 scale
Replies: 48
Views: 5713

Re: 1/32 scale

Kevin,
Is this the layout on page 80 in Carl's Scrapbook?

http://www.carendt.com/small-layout-scr ... mber-2008/
by Geeky Gecko
Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Exhibition Presentation
Replies: 153
Views: 79974

Re: Exhibition Presentation

Juergen,
That looks great. Do the residents of Toeffelholm welcome visitors? Where can one catch a ferry? I think I must visit this charming place very soon.
by Geeky Gecko
Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Stefan's 2015 Layout
Replies: 9
Views: 2269

Re: Stefan's 2015 Layout

Well it's been a long time coming, but here's an update. The points are now in an operable condition: http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x251/geekygeckodad/2015/WP_20151017_006_zpspx670fzw.jpg The aluminium below the blades is just to reduce friction. You can just see pin heads that act as stops to ...
by Geeky Gecko
Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bedbug Mine
Replies: 59
Views: 12877

Re: Bedbug Mine

That is really impressive, Ian.
by Geeky Gecko
Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: My first Gn15 experiment
Replies: 19
Views: 3599

Re: My first Gn15 experiment

Welcome to another card modeller. I like the way the engine covers appear to have a raised lip around the edges. Is this the burr caused by cutting or a separate strip attached around the edge?
by Geeky Gecko
Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Stefan's 2015 Layout
Replies: 9
Views: 2269

Re: Stefan's 2015 Layout

Yes, Chris, that's the style of points. I thought it might be easier to use a design that didn't rely on a frog. I'm leaving the design of the operating and inter connecting mechanisms of the blades to the future.
by Geeky Gecko
Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Stefan's 2015 Layout
Replies: 9
Views: 2269

Stefan's 2015 Layout

This is my entry in the 2015 challenge. I'll be amazed if I get it finished in the time. http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x251/geekygeckodad/Mobile%20Uploads/WP_20150205_008_zps8f8e49e7.jpg A simple layout design involving loading and unloading. I have started making the concrete legs that will su...
by Geeky Gecko
Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 18460

Re: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen

Thankyou, David. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I did producing it.
by Geeky Gecko
Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Turnouts
Replies: 50
Views: 21791

Re: Turnouts

Chris said: Gnot exactly a sprung point but this modification performs the same function. http://www.geocities.com/loggingloco1/dctramway/points.htm I have performed the surgery on a Peco Point and it works as advertised. First Time :shock: :shock: Not through skill, just lucky :( geocities has long...
by Geeky Gecko
Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Paradise Bottom Stone & Gravel Tramway
Replies: 57
Views: 10930

Re: Paradise Bottom Stone & Gravel Tramway

Somehow I missed this. That's excellent modelling, Roger.
by Geeky Gecko
Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Challengnes
Topic: 2015 challenge
Replies: 45
Views: 6827

Re: 2015 challenge

Chris said: One question about this challenge: Am I right ? http://imageshack.com/a/img909/4450/w0idFN.jpg Is there a height limit? If I have a go at this challenge, I hope nobody will mind if I use existing stock made for 1:25. After all, I'll have to make a rail bender and probably construct point...
by Geeky Gecko
Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Challengnes
Topic: A challenge for 2015 and 2016
Replies: 39
Views: 4549

Re: A challenge for 2015 and 2016

If a size limit is is to be used, to maintain flexibility for different layout plans, how about using 225 (15x15) square inches to limit the area? Carl's Square Foot was defined by its area, 144 square inches, rather than it being square, wasn't it?
by Geeky Gecko
Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Narrow Gauge North cancelled!!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1474

Re: Narrow Gauge North cancelled!!!!!

Sad news. One of the shows I attend(ed) regularly.
It appears the Narrow Gauge North website has gone. Any links for it seem to take you to the facebook page.
by Geeky Gecko
Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Watts' Pipe Dream
Replies: 27
Views: 4424

Mike,
you said
Does anybody know where you can get packs 25/50/100 of very thin straws 2/3mm diameter

These what you looking for?
http://preview.tinyurl.com/lrcldm6
by Geeky Gecko
Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bedbug Mine
Replies: 59
Views: 12877

Looking good, Ian. I especially like the rocks.
by Geeky Gecko
Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hornby 040 Chassis Modifications
Replies: 8
Views: 3951

THE MOTOR SHAFT A length of 2mm rod now needs to be cut and finished as before. This needs to be about 15mm long. A 10mm long worm from the same range of gears was used as a method of extending the shaft. This is used instead of the length of biro tube I used originally, and is rigid enough to be ab...
by Geeky Gecko
Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hornby 040 Chassis Modifications
Replies: 8
Views: 3951

THE LAYSHAFT http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x251/geekygeckodad/Hornby%200-4-0/e40213ba-2e3f-40db-8ee8-bbfa0f9e9321_zpsda9f89e4.jpg I cut a 29mm length of 2mm steel rod and filed a chamfer on both ends and then polished it with some fine grade wet and dry paper. Carefully push the shaft into the ...
by Geeky Gecko
Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hornby 040 Chassis Modifications
Replies: 8
Views: 3951

The Bearing Support in position. http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x251/geekygeckodad/Hornby%200-4-0/e997f1a0-bf41-4e05-a4bb-714022f80999_zps9f788a89.jpg THE MOTOR MOUNT The parts needed for the whole, . . . . . . . . . . . and the parts for the first stage. http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x251/...
by Geeky Gecko
Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hornby 040 Chassis Modifications
Replies: 8
Views: 3951

Thanks, Chris and Ian, and I'll try a video soon, maybe at the weekend. I am not the person to give advice on using styrene sheet. I tend to use it only for making chassis, so the following applies to all materials. I looked at the dimensions of the parts needed for the construction. and then cut a ...
by Geeky Gecko
Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hornby 040 Chassis Modifications
Replies: 8
Views: 3951

Hornby 040 Chassis Modifications

I've managed to find time recently to sit down and modify another Hornby 040 chassis by including a second stage of gearing to improve the slow running capabilities. Hopefully I can now find the time post a 'How to ...' guide. Just to make sure there is no confusion here is a picture of the model in...
by Geeky Gecko
Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Japanese Micros
Replies: 17
Views: 2654

I was thinking rubber tyres on one side of the loco and current collection from the carriage.
by Geeky Gecko
Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Time to build a Gn15 layout ?
Replies: 24
Views: 4922

This might be of help if you are planning to use a Hornby chassis:
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t= ... ght=hornby
Sorry, but I have no personal experience of very tight radii.

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