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by shortliner
Mon May 10, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The ACME Factory
Replies: 62
Views: 24405

Non moving turnouts are being discussed on RMweb, and yes - they do work! http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index. ... on-points/
by shortliner
Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ambassador Works - A new home
Replies: 10
Views: 4701

http://www.boxcarbruce.com/gfigures.htm
I don't know if this is of use to you
by shortliner
Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ironing Board Layout!
Replies: 10
Views: 5673

I'd suggest a length of wood, that can be BOLTED across the leg ends at floor level to widen the base and prevent tipping (if they are bolted, they can be removed or folded for transport). I have a metal one and I find it inclined to be "bouncy"
by shortliner
Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ian-IoMs micro: Estado Tres Piernas
Replies: 96
Views: 36344

Not Gn15, but on the proscenium frame for my "in progress" Fiddlestick Yard, I have used a Mushroom colour, 2125 "Cappuchino" (in a spraycan) Satin finish by Plastikote, sprayed over a grey primer coat and it tones in as a neutral foreground without being stark. I used some child...
by shortliner
Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Manual Pantograph, begging for modelling in Gn15?
Replies: 30
Views: 13194

ISTR that Chessington Chalk Lane had a strobe flash unit that fired to give the "3-rail conductor shoe flash" effect (also seen on Underground trains), but I have no idea how it was made or operated
by shortliner
Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Honey I've shrunk the RS&W
Replies: 22
Views: 14641

Loader Bull (pronounced as in Loada Bull gnaturally!) :lol:
by shortliner
Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New layout - again
Replies: 90
Views: 47649

Dug this one out of the dungeons - Can we have a little more detail on the making of the traversers, please?
by shortliner
Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Fruit box baseboards (Was how to join query)
Replies: 21
Views: 9428

No problem at all
by shortliner
Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Fruit box baseboards (Was how to join query)
Replies: 21
Views: 9428

Gents - I don't know if this will work with cardboard, but look about 5 posts down on this page at my Ingleferry Wharf photos
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topi ... ichpage=10
The boards clip together by inserting wooden strips into the plastic extrusions
by shortliner
Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Spectrum GE 45 tonner in HO
Replies: 11
Views: 6263

The atlas forum has a topless photo on page3 (will probably change its name to The Sun next week)! 8) 8) 8)
http://forum.atlasrr.com/forum/topic.as ... hichpage=3
by shortliner
Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Spectrum GE 45 tonner in HO
Replies: 11
Views: 6263

No, it is a central can motor with gear towers on each bogie - all wheel drive and pick-up
by shortliner
Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Spectrum GE 45 tonner in HO
Replies: 11
Views: 6263

George - to be honest "No!" but in the first pic it is standing on a Hornby 1st radius curve which is about 14½" /371mm, and the bogies are not on full lock My guess is it may make a 12" curve - the second and third pics show the wheels hard over - HIH http://img339.imageshack.us...
by shortliner
Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Spectrum GE 45 tonner in HO
Replies: 11
Views: 6263

Spectrum GE 45 tonner in HO

Oh, yes - I can see this being popular with Gn15 builders/bashers. It is smaller than the 44-tonner, and watching those fly cranks and rods moving is like looking at the mech in a pocket watch. For measurements see http://www.rmweb.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=67&t=30451#p473253 http://img522.ima...
by shortliner
Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: details of my bodgeverser ferry idea
Replies: 36
Views: 14245

Andy, having just caught up with this thread, I Gnow it isn't Gn15 but you may be interested in the latest incarnation of Ingleferry Wharf which is here http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=21254&whichpage=10 It is a 3:2:2 inglenook using two fixed cars as "Track Storage-Ca...
by shortliner
Tue Sep 30, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Model Figures??? help!
Replies: 17
Views: 10866

Do these help? http://stores.ebay.co.uk/everydaygoodz_Model-Figures-People_G-Scale-Figures-People_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ18538045QQftidZ2QQtZkm I have dealt with them several times - very quick, very good service. Oh, BTW - the Woodland Scenics 2008 catalogue shows the 1:22 G scale figures to be (St...
by shortliner
Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: house bricks
Replies: 26
Views: 9864

by shortliner
Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Power bogie blues
Replies: 49
Views: 18079

....and would it be worth drilling out the underside of the "engine" and putting some lead shot in there to add a little more = it may not hold a lot, but every little helps!
by shortliner
Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: "Critter builders - to your starting blocks!"
Replies: 11
Views: 4506

They went out to the dealers on Tuesday, and should be GB£19.95 MSRP
by shortliner
Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: "Critter builders - to your starting blocks!"
Replies: 11
Views: 4506

"Critter builders - to your starting blocks!"

I suspect this is going to be very popular amongst On30 and Gn15 narrow gaugers, tramway modellers and builders of "critters" - Nice one Bachmann! http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/7272/ernie1ia7.jpg http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/7272/ernie1ia7.81a7abc4fc.jpg
by shortliner
Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Controller/Baseboard Wiring Connections
Replies: 20
Views: 12466

like Steve - power to the board via phono plug - controllers plug in using 180 degree 5 pin din plugs with four pins connected
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by shortliner
Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: On The Drawing Board
Replies: 60
Views: 29490

Re: On The Drawing Board

He will still need at least two wires, more it there is an isolating section. Wots simple about that :?: - 50% of getting them rong :wink: Thats an easy one to sort out, if it is wired the wrong way, turn the controller upside down, bingo, problem solved :lol: AKA the antipodean solution :idea: - h...
by shortliner
Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hayfinch Goes Indoors
Replies: 34
Views: 16126

The MOW unit is virtually a flat box and I suspect that is what will be used under Ernie1. Hope the photos help http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/7200/mow1gu8.jpg http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/5965/mow2pq2.jpg http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/9430/mow3hz5.jpg http://img208.imageshack.us/img208...
by shortliner
Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ambasador Works... Chocolate Box Micro
Replies: 149
Views: 72648

Colin, a question if you will - does the sector plate /traverser slide within the tray, or does the complete tray slide along against the "layout"?
.....enquiring minds, you know! :shock:
by shortliner
Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Randim Stackum & Wrackem Inc
Replies: 174
Views: 94564

I don't know if this might be any help - I found it fascinating to watch!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR3veXMP ... re=related
by shortliner
Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: details of my bodgeverser ferry idea
Replies: 36
Views: 14245

Andy - do you have a copy of the random traffic generator - I'd be interested to see it!
FYI one has just been uploaded here
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/small-lay ... sage/17391

with a tutorial here
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/small-lay ... sage/17398
Jack

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