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by david colley jnr
Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Radio Control
Replies: 22
Views: 4472

Interesting stuff this R/C. Is the receiver connected to the motor pick-ups? Or somewhere else? (Not too knowledgable about all this) The Receiver has a small electronic speed controller integrated onto the circuit board. The unit would run on the 1 cell, without the voltage regulator but would hav...
by david colley jnr
Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Radio Control
Replies: 22
Views: 4472

Hi Bob, this is looking superb! Love the idea for the roof acting as the switch/charge port. brilliant thinking outside the box! I've been looking at doing something RC in 009 after playing with some at a show earlier this year, but instead of taking the loco off the track, i was thinking of using a...
by david colley jnr
Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Effie update
Replies: 20
Views: 5258

I don't know if this will help, but here are a few shots of Effie's backhead... http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m72/sherwood-forest-railway/051004SFRPhoto31.jpg http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m72/sherwood-forest-railway/051004SFRPhoto21.jpg http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m72/sherwood-fore...
by david colley jnr
Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Christmas Window Display Layout
Replies: 44
Views: 11462

Martin, you're rocks looks stunning! Would there be a chance of a short SBS on how to achive the effect when you do the last bit?
David
by david colley jnr
Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: corrugated iron sheets
Replies: 23
Views: 4433

I don't know if this helps, but we have just purchased some corrugated iron for the new engine shed and the spacing is 3" with a depth of 3/4". What is of interest is that it is cut to suit your sizes, we needed 9'. This will mean that the side will go on quicker and there is no joint to w...
by david colley jnr
Thu May 15, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A return to modelling in difficult circumstances
Replies: 10
Views: 2189

It does seem rather quiet here these days, but the crew who regularly post are doing a great job at providing us lurkers some fantastic reading material. This is the place where I come to to get inspiration,for I feel that rather than modelling 15" at GN15, I model GN15 at 15" gauge, or mo...
by david colley jnr
Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: New Blenheim Train
Replies: 15
Views: 5401

The coaches are a bit older than that. I can only imagine that was a "modified" date, but well spotted on the delivery!
The new loco looks great, it should be a real asset to them.
by david colley jnr
Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Airplane modelling ahhhhh...
Replies: 17
Views: 3706

I'm building a 1/24 SA5e at the moment, balsa with tissue covering. No where near Andi's level of detail though! That, Sir, is superb! Hat's off to you!

David
by david colley jnr
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Nellie's on Her Travels.
Replies: 2
Views: 1572

It's going to take some time on that old Mack truck.... ;)
by david colley jnr
Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 19766

cheers Bob... Hanging up the hat once again. Those trees and the ground cover look superb. Had to pinch myself to stop myself booking a holiday there... :lol: Infact, the scene reminds me of one I recently encountered up at the Thorpe Light Railway, just before the tunnel. I'll see if I can find a p...
by david colley jnr
Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Stockers 7 1/4" coal fired loco project
Replies: 3
Views: 4888

But Stocker's, I fear you may have missed the point that although a live steam loco is more work than a BE, with it's regular inspections, constant replacement of bearings in the intricate motion, the failing of an injector when someone "important" is looking over you, the occasional crap ...
by david colley jnr
Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Peco's take on CCLR
Replies: 1
Views: 1770

Peco's take on CCLR

Don't know if this has come up here before, but Peco seems to have released a plan intended for 09 with a set track plan for the railway... http://www.osbornsmodels.com/peco-new-plan-019-cleethorpes-coast-light-railway-16589-p.asp This is Osbournes special deal for the lot! David
by david colley jnr
Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit..... ;)
Replies: 8
Views: 3663

Sorry Simon, by realistic, I mean believable. On one of my attempts I had pillars of rock and cliff faces. Simply a case of trying to fit too much into too tight a space! It was 009 and 18" x30" and had three levels! To get all that track in it meant overly tight curves and massive gradien...
by david colley jnr
Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit..... ;)
Replies: 8
Views: 3663

Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit..... ;)

I have a long standing affection for Rabbit Warren layouts since seeing one in a PSL Model Railway Guide. I've even had a go at a couple, but my problem has always been using too tight a radius or trying to fit too many twists to give realistic scenery. Has anyone ever investigated using set track t...
by david colley jnr
Tue May 14, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Cat Thread missing
Replies: 13
Views: 3295

Whoever is responsible for this delating nuisance, please stop it at once.
People in here do not spent time and brains to get delated.


I'll second this Juergen. It's from the most unusual comments that an idea springs and those sadly deleted asides seem to be sterilising this forum...

David
by david colley jnr
Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: radio control of Gn locos
Replies: 21
Views: 6913

I've been too tied up in the world of 1:1 modelling... :roll: The lipo I mentioned was just an example of one I bought and used. Looking at the forum Gordon mentioned found this Using the 300mah batteries we have regularly achieved 7 hours of use. So I guess it wasn't capacity, more the physical siz...
by david colley jnr
Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: radio control of Gn locos
Replies: 21
Views: 6913

Glad to see the interest in RC. I saw the potential last year after seeing one of the deltang Rx's on a finger nail. If you're looking for Lipo's or chargers try Hobbyking. Dirt cheap, think I paid about £2 each for some 350mah 1s and the chargers are also fairly cheap. They will also sell all the f...
by david colley jnr
Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: B. Junk´s 7 / 8th layout at Ontraxs
Replies: 21
Views: 9667

Thanks for that Juergen.

I love the way the stage lighting represents that which is suggested by the lamps on the layout. Pity about the hand of god tipping the wagons though... ;)
by david colley jnr
Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Orangeries...
Replies: 4
Views: 1981

Orangeries...

After a conversation with Colin Peake on Saturday, I thought I'd start a quick topic... This started whilst watching a program on Gardens in France, and one of these was the great gardens of Versailles. One part that struck a chord was the Orangeries, with their specially designed planters. Twice a ...
by david colley jnr
Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Axe & Lyme brake van
Replies: 3
Views: 2243

A new line to you? Shame on you Chris! We have the last three running coaches in existence and the remains of four more at our railway asise from the railcars at rhyl and windmill farm. The line used the original stock from longleat and was operated by minirail, with grand schemes laid out but unfor...
by david colley jnr
Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: 10 1/4" garden railway
Replies: 2
Views: 1528

10 1/4" garden railway

For the ultimate in garden shunting layouts, check out eBay item number 140910883906. I was bidding, and winning, until the seller did the dirty on me and pulled it off for the lamest of reasons. Still, have a look and don't forget to "Right Click" to save those photos for reference! David
by david colley jnr
Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Unidentified Lister
Replies: 64
Views: 28394

Michael, there is a company just around the corner from us that deal with chilled cast iron. It was one of the options we explored but in the end machined EN8 was far cheaper.
by david colley jnr
Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: 15 / 18 inch Fairlie
Replies: 20
Views: 7925

I've often mused about a 15" fairlie, and the cab sizes have always put me off such an idea, especially when I was invited aboard one a couple of month ago. I do love the idea of two separate controllable power bogie as the driver on duty explained the front bogie was slipping coming up through...
by david colley jnr
Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Depron layout.
Replies: 8
Views: 3321

Cheers Simon, but £3-50 for 40 clumps kind of works out as expensive as £8 for 120 :wink: Ian, your layout is really nice. I love the way your tufts poke out of something, be it gravel or simply other grass. Think that's what is looking strange about ours. They simply appear from nowhere. I'll try g...
by david colley jnr
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Depron layout.
Replies: 8
Views: 3321

Just been making some trees with George... Okay, they are the woodland scenics armatures we've decorated, but don't tell him they are the wrong scale!!! Whilst working at Games Workshop, I notice they have weeds in clumps. Thought I'd give them a go and not being able to talk them into donations, I ...

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