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by richard andrews
Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Matthews Corner, a Chris Krupa classic.
Replies: 44
Views: 14291

Hi Si, I built Bramble Farm back in 2006, so any layout built since is just coincidence with the track plan. I sold the layout to Gerry, who turned it into Gneiss Farm. 8) 8) 8) . And a very good job he's done too :D :D If you look up Greenhouse siding, you will see a similar concept to Matthews cor...
by richard andrews
Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Greenhouse Sidings by Richard Andrews
Replies: 55
Views: 30527

I only wish I could come, but Ontario is a little far away :( :( :(
Thanks for your comments, Brian.

Regards Richard
by richard andrews
Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Nurton Hall- O9
Replies: 14
Views: 6293

Thanks Si, the length is ok but I think I will have to widen it a bit for GN15!!
I have some points so will have a play :lol: :lol: :lol:


Regards Richard
by richard andrews
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Nurton Hall- O9
Replies: 14
Views: 6293

Size doesn't,t matter

Hello Si, love the layout and the buildings.
How long and wide is it? I have just built a building like yours which I found on a puzzle. It shows a back alley between two rows of farm buildings, just asking to be modelled!!


Regards Richard
by richard andrews
Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 6 day special
Replies: 51
Views: 15239

Jon, I am glad that you are still getting enjoyment from my two old layouts, I saw Ruggin Manor, back in February, and that is still going strong,thanks to Stuart Reeve. Keep up the good work, must go now and get Greenhouse Sidings ready for this weekends show 8) 8) at the Parks Sports Centre, North...
by richard andrews
Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 6 day special
Replies: 51
Views: 15239

You have built a great layout,Jon. Well done :wink: :wink:
It is also great to see my old layout Moulding Lane, still going strong.

Regards Richard
by richard andrews
Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gneiss Coopers now Gneiss Cider
Replies: 210
Views: 80765

Thanks, Gerry, I might have built the buildings, but the credit must go to you for creating the model and presenting it, WELL DONE. :D :D

You deserve the award.

Richard
by richard andrews
Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Greenhouse Sidings by Richard Andrews
Replies: 55
Views: 30527

Greenhouse Sidings, had its first showing this weekend, it ran very well & I recieved some very nice comments from the public. :oops: :oops:

Thank you all.
Richard
by richard andrews
Fri May 25, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Greenhouse Sidings by Richard Andrews
Replies: 55
Views: 30527

Hi chaps, GREENHOUSE SIDINGS will be having its first outing at the
Shildon Loco Museum, on June 9th & 10th.
Maybe I will see some of you there ??
Regards Richard
by richard andrews
Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Greenhouse Sidings by Richard Andrews
Replies: 55
Views: 30527

Go on Gerry, tell me :lol: :lol: Her indoors never breathed a word, :oops: :oops:
But the lads did let slip that old shuffles was cussing about them dam FEmales
And wood & glass & where doors should go!! :lol: :lol:

Regards Richard
by richard andrews
Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Greenhouse Sidings by Richard Andrews
Replies: 55
Views: 30527

:lol: :lol: :lol: Old shuffle, he's bin back :o :o and fixed another bar to the backside :lol: of the gate ,the right way up!
Then he went off, mumbling to himself That'all teach Her to say MY gates wrong way round!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thanks lads :) :) :)

Regards Richard
by richard andrews
Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Greenhouse Sidings by Richard Andrews
Replies: 55
Views: 30527

:oops: :oops: I think I got that one wrong :!: :evil: :evil: Will now have to sort that gate out :lol: :lol: As Gerry said, I use DAS air drying clay put on to card or foamcore board and when dry I scribe it with a sharp pointed dental tool. A small screwdriver will also do the job. I also brush the...
by richard andrews
Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Barton Ings Tile Works
Replies: 215
Views: 84225

It was nice to put a face to a name Charlie, :D :D
I enjoyed talking to you on sunday, loved the layout. :) :)
kind regards
richard
by richard andrews
Wed May 13, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Titch/Tiny hybrids
Replies: 24
Views: 13957

CAN YOU HELP Steve, I am in the process of building a loco body to fit on one of your chassis, the only trouble is :? :? :? :? I don't know if it is GN15 or GNine :lol: :lol: :lol: . it is 24.5 wheel base, 26mm wide x 56mm long with a 20x15mm cutout in the middle and looks like your Tiny/Titch chass...
by richard andrews
Thu May 07, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Santo's restaurant and Coffee house.
Replies: 72
Views: 26892

Gerry, you were right :D :D :D
fantastic modelling, I love it!
regards Richard
by richard andrews
Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Simplicity Sidings
Replies: 522
Views: 212466

Alex I used stalks of grass dipped in pva glue to form the head of the bulrush, and then painted it brown when it was all dry. But, I think if you use single strand cable and leave a short piece of insulation on it to form the head and then paint it will do the same job plus it will be easier to fit...
by richard andrews
Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Simplicity Sidings
Replies: 522
Views: 212466

Alex I used stalks of grass dipped in pva glue to form the head of the bulrush, and then painted it brown when it was all dry. But, I think if you use single strand cable and leave a short piece of insulation on it to form the head and then paint it will do the same job plus it will be easier to fit...
by richard andrews
Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Simplicity Sidings
Replies: 522
Views: 212466

Henrick
First I painted the base, then I painted on quite thickly the pva glue, but it does take a long time to dry but when it is first on it is all whit
e but as it dries it becomes clear, or you could use a water based clear varnish which will do the same thing.
by richard andrews
Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Simplicity Sidings
Replies: 522
Views: 212466

Steve don't put a cow on a small layout like this they are too BIG!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: i know as i have just fitted one on the front of Moulding Lane, just to keep the sheep company. hope you got the photo's i just sent you, took them while waiting for glue in ballast to dry. still a lot of work to...
by richard andrews
Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: shrubbery
Replies: 17
Views: 8920

try rubberized horse hair or a scouring pad pulled apart and covered in woodland scenics foliage mat or similar .
regards Richard
by richard andrews
Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Simplicity Sidings
Replies: 522
Views: 212466

looking good Steve, love the barbed wire,should have thought of using staples when i built Moulding Lane :roll: :roll: :roll: I have built the back scene,scribed DAS and all and fitted it to the base :) :) :) will take some photo's soon and send to you. on the subject of magnets i went to Wicks and ...
by richard andrews
Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Simplicity Sidings
Replies: 522
Views: 212466

its going to be brick and timber farm buildings, Simon.
I am calling it EDENBRIDGE FARM. :) :) :) you will have to wait to see what it looks like, i have not finished the painting of the brickwork yet. :lol: :lol: :lol:
regards Richard
by richard andrews
Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Simplicity Sidings
Replies: 522
Views: 212466

Thanks Steve for posting pic's, as this is a show how to do, and keep it simple theme, the river bank is covered in bleached carpet underlay,glued down with pva, then sprayed with Rover Applejack car paint and a bit of woodland scenics T45 fine turf. the river bed is painted and then 3 coats of pva ...
by richard andrews
Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:56 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Simplicity Sidings
Replies: 522
Views: 212466

thanks for the link Gordon, had a quick look ,will see if i can find some grass seeds today.
I don't know about showing you how, Steve, it seems there are a lot of good modellers here all ready :) :) :)
regards Richard
by richard andrews
Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Simplicity Sidings
Replies: 522
Views: 212466

Steve, have found a piece of polystyrene in the loft & a small bit of 3mm ply. ply 18"x15" just right for a base 18"x12"with a bit left over to make the fiddle yard. I will use the ply for the base and cut the ploystyrene to 18"x8" to fit on top. this will hopefully...

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