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by Simon Andrews
Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GLS30 Diesel Loco
Replies: 67
Views: 9934

Re: GLS30 Diesel Loco

Just caught up with this thread. Very nice modelling. I like the small details that you have made in particular.

Simon.
by Simon Andrews
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Cecil Gage New York "Vest pocket"Estate Railway
Replies: 3
Views: 1013

Re: Cecil Gage New York "Vest pocket"Estate Railway

Useful image here http://www.corbisimages.com/stock-photo/rights-managed/U161912INP/view-of-w-cecil-gages-private-railroad
I am sure Steve Bennett has posted this image and others before, but I cannot find them.

Simon.
by Simon Andrews
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Porter Air Powered Underground Loco
Replies: 43
Views: 4099

Re: A Porter Air Powered Underground Loco

Like the rivet detail 8) Now, let me see...... one rivet....two rivets.....three......!

Simon.
by Simon Andrews
Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Father and Son Gnine Project
Replies: 35
Views: 10458

Re: Father and Son Gnine Project

Nice to see some progress Si :D

Simon.
by Simon Andrews
Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A work runabout or speeder.
Replies: 27
Views: 2606

Re: A work runabout or speeder.

Nice Idea. Keep us updated.

Simon.
by Simon Andrews
Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Emett inspired mallet "Pushmepullyou"
Replies: 36
Views: 6783

Lovely work. The loco is full of character.

Simon.
by Simon Andrews
Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Simon's Expong Critter Challenge.
Replies: 19
Views: 4789

Here's a link to the Roving Reporter site showing the completed model at this years Expong. https://picasaweb.google.com/Mick6126/ExpoNGSwanley25October2014Part1#6082431563241849106
by Simon Andrews
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Early Traction Engine in Nevada.
Replies: 14
Views: 1673

Would make a nice cameo on a layout.

Simon
by Simon Andrews
Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Spiral staircases
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Nice work Simon 8)

Simon.
by Simon Andrews
Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A B. Baggins Speeder
Replies: 5
Views: 1878

Precious!
by Simon Andrews
Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 155
Views: 66671

Yes, more pictures please.

Simon.
by Simon Andrews
Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Simon's Expong Critter Challenge.
Replies: 19
Views: 4789

Ken and Roger, Thank you for the positive comments. The figure started off as the car jack mechanic from the Tamiya 1/20th motorsports team set. He probably looks disgusted having had to give up the jet set F1 lifestyle to drive my critter. Given the simple nature of the prototype the casual pose of...
by Simon Andrews
Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Simon's Expong Critter Challenge.
Replies: 19
Views: 4789

Events have conspired against making fast progress with this project, but with Expong approaching its time for the final push. After a lot of work the driver is completed, and the picture posted below was taken just before the first coat of primer was applied to the loco itself. http://i37.photobuck...
by Simon Andrews
Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smallbeach tub wagons
Replies: 11
Views: 2767

Steve,
Nice selection of mine tubs. The wooden bodied tubs do make a nice contrast.

Ken,
Interesting idea to use tea and coffee as a stain. How fast / durable is it?

Simon.
by Simon Andrews
Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: HOf Busch Feldbahn set
Replies: 25
Views: 7834

Maybe a sit astride car on an elevated line, rather than riding driving car at ground level?

Simon.
by Simon Andrews
Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Emley-Sous-Bois
Replies: 12
Views: 2760

Very nice.

Simon.
by Simon Andrews
Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 3D printed loco
Replies: 42
Views: 7849

The loco has turned out very nice. You seem to have successfully overcome the challenges / limitations of 3D loco body prints. The new loco looks at home with the rest of the stud.

Simon.
by Simon Andrews
Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: What Scale is my Layout
Replies: 12
Views: 2478

As Trevor suggests; Scale O gauge for benefit of the MRC. Then a info panel for audience (scale, model gauge and prototype gauge) as Bilco has done.

Simon.
by Simon Andrews
Sat Sep 27, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: What Scale is my Layout
Replies: 12
Views: 2478

On16.5? Specify in the layout description what you are trying to represent. There was a layout called Murphy's Quay that used16.5 to represent Irish 3 ft gauge, but I cannot remember how the builder described it.

Simon.
by Simon Andrews
Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Simon's Expong Critter Challenge.
Replies: 19
Views: 4789

Thanks Si. Once the roof is done I will dig out some Sidelines castings to "critterfy" it.

Simon.
by Simon Andrews
Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Simon's Expong Critter Challenge.
Replies: 19
Views: 4789

Hi Some pictures of the critter build (sorry about the sun light). Simon. http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e52/simonandrews014/critter1.jpg http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e52/simonandrews014/critter2.jpg http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e52/simonandrews014/critter3.jpg
by Simon Andrews
Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A tentative toe in the water
Replies: 33
Views: 6188

Following your efforts with interest.

Simon.
by Simon Andrews
Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Simon's Expong Critter Challenge.
Replies: 19
Views: 4789

Slow but steady progress. A couple of images of the prototype critter until I can photo the model.

Simon.

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by Simon Andrews
Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: John Deere Rail Tractor
Replies: 13
Views: 3203

Like the cab modifications.

Simon.

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