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by gfadvance
Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Industrial Railway Society book
Replies: 3
Views: 1615

Roger, I have a copy which I could pass on to you.

Send me PM if you are still interested
by gfadvance
Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New 1/24 model
Replies: 10
Views: 2948

Thanks, the effect was done using hairspray method ...... I am sort of hanging on to the coat-tails of experts who have developed these techniques. Happy to to tell how I did it but suggest you first have a look at the work of guys like John Tolcher, Marc Reusser and Doctor Cranky. Cranky has a lot ...
by gfadvance
Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New 1/24 model
Replies: 10
Views: 2948

Thanks all for looking. Andi, ticked every box in Photobucket and remembered to save changes ..... Appears to have had no effect! :? Ian, thanks but think you have me mixed up with someone else :wink: I do find painting just hard work. Anyway continuing with paint practice, thought I would start wit...
by gfadvance
Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New 1/24 model
Replies: 10
Views: 2948

New 1/24 model

Evening, still pop in here every week or so even though not done any railway related models for a while. Thought some of you might like to see my latest road roller attempt in 1/24 Based on a 9 ton Aveling Barford http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee275/gfadvance/Aveling%20Barford%20Road%20roller/i...
by gfadvance
Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Sylvasprings kits in 7/8ths scale
Replies: 3
Views: 2092

Now those are tempting :D :D
by gfadvance
Wed May 15, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Never volunteer...
Replies: 4
Views: 1648

Well Chris, I can supply (foc) a Honda lawn mower engine to anyone wanting to go down this route ...... Just knackered the mower bits but the engine is fine
by gfadvance
Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: radio control of Gn locos
Replies: 21
Views: 6634

Here is the link to the thread, including some pics, bare in mind these are 1/35 scale. http://www.finescalerr.com/smf/index.php?topic=2109.0 This is the company who ,along with Bernard , developed and supplied the R/c bits http://www.deltang.co.uk/ And my own thread giving some idea of the size of ...
by gfadvance
Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 179039

Just keep at it Michael, makes my morning when i switch on and there is a Macton Update ................. just like the old days I do think all the changes have done something many would not have thought possible and that is improve on the original .............. Andi, if only the bottom yard could ...
by gfadvance
Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 179039

Welcome back Michael :D :D

Good to see you have come back to Macton , look forward to seeing developments.

Trust the "op" went well and you are now back in full modelling capability
by gfadvance
Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: A Gnew guys 1:32 ramblings.
Replies: 78
Views: 23796

Henrik

Think this is what you are looking for http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t= ... highlight=
by gfadvance
Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: A Gnew guys 1:32 ramblings.
Replies: 78
Views: 23796

You are certainly are bloody good at this painting lark, the building skills are not bad either :D :D Really nice work , I doubt if many could tell that is freelance and it certainly captures all the features and atmosphere of a German Narrow Gauge prototype. p.s. sorry but will have to pinch that c...
by gfadvance
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: gn15 desert chevrolet.
Replies: 13
Views: 5072

Alex, love the VW wonderful finish and the load on the back is not only superbly modelled but the "story" it tells is is cleverly thought through . It may be a great kit, and its one I have been tempted with more than once, but it takes a modeller of your standard to finish it to this leve...
by gfadvance
Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: A Gnew guys 1:32 ramblings.
Replies: 78
Views: 23796

Alex, really nice building and painting techniques, Workshop looks real , out of interest can you share with us how you made the guttering and down pipes ? EDIT , sorry just reread your notes ...Plastistruct! The battery trammer is a real work of art even in its unpainted plastic form, you clean and...
by gfadvance
Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Display diorama
Replies: 35
Views: 11791

Rob if you follow all the links you will that they produced one of those propellor powered machines to run on rails as well :D :D


Ian,many thanks for the "helica" link absolutely brilliant , that's my one off project in 1/16 scale sorted for this winter :wink: :wink:
by gfadvance
Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 1:24 Concrete mixer
Replies: 4
Views: 2646

Well if it has I must have missed it ...... Great find

Cement mixer, euro pallet and shipping container all to 1/24 1/25

Thanks
by gfadvance
Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway
Replies: 74
Views: 31761

Looks like a lot of fun...... Must admit when I saw the picture a turntable was the first thing that came to mind as well. Looking at the first picture siting looks ideal for laying some track into the house :D :D then you can work on the stuff in the warm and dry..... And you will not be abandoning...
by gfadvance
Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Give us the Job and we'll finish the Tools
Replies: 13
Views: 4786

Bill this layout has always been one of my favourites ..... Lots of little details well modelled and a great backscene.

The work you done is just the icing on the cake and really pulls the whole thing together.

Inspiration for all of us who have never got near this level of completion
by gfadvance
Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Some teary-eyed nostalgia for you.
Replies: 34
Views: 11037

These are the ones I used http://www.realityinscale.com/epages/61537336.sf/en_US/?ObjectPath=/Shops/61537336/Categories/%22Green%20Line%22 have a had a look to try and find US stockist of GreenLine Products but not been able to track one down ............ that will be my fault, sure they must have l...
by gfadvance
Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Some teary-eyed nostalgia for you.
Replies: 34
Views: 11037

Ian, late to the party but I am an other one who is delighted to see this layout coming alive again . Cow Parsley, interesting have been trying off and on this year to solve this as well ................... presume its is a mixture of the height and lightness/see thro quality that appeals , certainl...
by gfadvance
Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 33690

Just caught up with this , looks great Steve up to your usual high standards.

Almost tempted to play , but think I am going the other way in terms of scale
:lol:

What ever happened with your excursion into ultra narrow gauge 1/12, skips and all that :wink:
by gfadvance
Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Drystone Walls
Replies: 34
Views: 11881

Like that Gerry, especially the grass/moss growing out the wall ..............

out of interest what went wrong with your stone by stone attempt, maybe I missed out a step in the SBS ?
by gfadvance
Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Crawler for your layout & repaying a debt
Replies: 18
Views: 6493

Not too much to add Steve, most of the holes are there to represent bits that have been "borrowed" I.e. those three holes on the radiator shell top 2 are for mounting a headlight , the larger bottom one is where the cable came through for it ............ Will add a frayed cable , if I reme...
by gfadvance
Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:00 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Crawler for your layout & repaying a debt
Replies: 18
Views: 6493

Painting has started, I do enjoy seeing that first coat of primer :D http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee275/gfadvance/Hanomag%20KV50%20circa%201938/HanomagK55042.jpg http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee275/gfadvance/Hanomag%20KV50%20circa%201938/HanomagK55045.jpg More painting will follow , when ...
by gfadvance
Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Crawler for your layout & repaying a debt
Replies: 18
Views: 6493

gnichols,

sorry should have given this detail, it all plastic .... very hard and brittle and its sold as 1/25 scale .............. I have just based my modifications on 1/24 as I could hardly describe it as an accurate scale representation of the real thing
by gfadvance
Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Crawler for your layout & repaying a debt
Replies: 18
Views: 6493

Thanks for all the friendly comments, much appreciated. Chris69 Will put together a small SBS on the tracks, not difficult just mind blowingly boring but the process may be useful for other things in the Gnatterbox world. Chris You and me both, never really know what will grab my attention next to m...

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