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by MT Hopper
Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 79762

Don't worry Paul the GRC will keep you safe in Ottawa. If not them then the House of Commons Sargeant at Arms will do.

Cheers from the Heart of the Continent
Will
by MT Hopper
Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: US Ford Model A based loco
Replies: 5
Views: 3520

20 inch gauge

Arizona Copper Mines 20 inch gauge railways must be the ones thinking of .

Will

p.s. Didn't they have an operation around Morenci?
by MT Hopper
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: corrugated iron sheets
Replies: 23
Views: 4772

Re: The cheap way!

For me they always start square but then get crooked using that - what am I doing wrong? The cheapest way to make the sheet! I call it the "corrugator" http://my.gn15.info/tool2.jpg The only logical causes would "seem" to be the paper itself is not true or the rollers themselves...
by MT Hopper
Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Introducing "Nellie" 's East European cousin
Replies: 22
Views: 8780

I hope you find a solution. Lately on the model armour and aircraft fora I visit there have been a lot of complaints about the Humbrol clear finish exactly as you describe. To date the only responses have been to avoid the product and use alternatives.

Cheers from the Heart of the Continent
Will
by MT Hopper
Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Lobster Bay & Crab Creek Tramway
Replies: 14
Views: 8565

The locomotive looks good. Where did you find the shack? Nova Scotia ?

Cheers
Will
by MT Hopper
Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 3D Print resolution
Replies: 1
Views: 1376

3D Print resolution

Somewhere someone asked about what resolution was possible in 3D printing. Here is an indication.

http://www.finelineprototyping.com/

Cheers
Will
by MT Hopper
Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:04 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hand Laying Track With Glue?
Replies: 9
Views: 3122

Thanks for confirming that Jeff. I too used to be an MR subscriber and gave it up in 1998. Now I use MRH which has an incredibly good price per issue.

Cheers
Will
by MT Hopper
Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:01 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hand Laying Track With Glue?
Replies: 9
Views: 3122

I may be blowing steam out my stack (not for the first time either) but, many many years ago in Model Railroader didn't Gord Odegard lay some track by putting Goodyear Pliobond on the rail bottoms, letting it dry a bit, positioning the rails and then reactivating the glue using a soldering iron? It ...
by MT Hopper
Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 189448

I will post something a lot later. Right now I have an 8 foot long 14 1/2" wide piece of styrofoam VERY roughly being carved to match the hull profile of a Hog Islander. Shes being done in 1/48th scale to serve at my Cuban sugar loading port. I just finished learning about Yard and Stay and hav...
by MT Hopper
Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 189448

I must add my compliments to those regarding the new revised layout. I also know how those floaty things can be distracting. Having no sea knowledge I thought I'd just drop a wee ship into my layout. Spent the last 8 months reading up on how to handle and load cargo and still only have the midship s...
by MT Hopper
Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnutley Grange, another pizza saga and the techniques used.
Replies: 239
Views: 124369

A makeup eyeliner brush would do to brush the grass into an upright position after the glue gets a grip.

Will
by MT Hopper
Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Aluminium Rocks
Replies: 32
Views: 14233

Further to aluminum rocks here is a link to a video from a company that does 1:1 scale scenery and has done indoor environmental scenery and architectural scenery for such folk as Bill Gates and Donald Trump. It might prove of use to outdoor and other large scale railroaders http://vimeo.com/4228528...
by MT Hopper
Thu May 31, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Brick garden shed
Replies: 13
Views: 6772

Thanks for the link Ian. It worked for me and I joined up. The buildings you refer to are the german ones Daniel linked to?
Cheers
Will
by MT Hopper
Thu May 31, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Do styrofoam baseboards need reinforcing?
Replies: 15
Views: 5583

Prof Klyzlr suggested rectangular aluminum tubing for framing to keep the weight down and strength up.
Cheers
Will
by MT Hopper
Wed May 16, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Foamboard modelling
Replies: 19
Views: 7319

Thanks Christian, the link worked for me.

Will
by MT Hopper
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Aluminium Rocks
Replies: 32
Views: 14233

Reminds me of Model Railroader in the 60's. Crumple the foil up into a ball and then unfold it. Sometimes some of the "points" in the foil appear too sharp. In such case you "modulate" the shape by using a toothbrush or a soft bristle brush to smooth out the too sharp parts. Then...
by MT Hopper
Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Simplex and Listers
Replies: 17
Views: 7471

re: Jeremy Tilstons CDs.
If one googles lulu.com and then goes to Jeremy's Store then one is able to instantly dowload the first CD and order the second one. Apparently the lulu site allows authors to self publish and set their own prices.

Cheers
Will
by MT Hopper
Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Simplex and Listers
Replies: 17
Views: 7471

That is a very nice looking locomotive Chris. Myself, I did get the kit from Scott B. In September sorted out the parts. Got a B'mann trolley for power. Then ( you've all been down this road before), job, children,wife, house, hey presto it's March! Cheers from The Heart of North America Will ( The ...
by MT Hopper
Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Quayside in a suitcase...
Replies: 337
Views: 125912

Ian your setts are really nice looking. Your dimensions are right on too. From "Ways of the World" by M.G. Lay "... a sett is a rectangular stone usually of granite or basalt. Setts 150mm wide by 100 to 250mm long and 50mm thick were found historically. Granite setts 75 to 150mm wide ...
by MT Hopper
Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Corrugated Iron anyone?
Replies: 37
Views: 21991

Re: corrugated sheet

Simon I was experimenting with curved corrugated card to make 'scale corrugated sheet' a few months back. I had a cardboard box from work that photo copying paper comes in. This was a sandwich of fine corrugated card between two layers of fine card, I would say the scale of the corrugations was bet...
by MT Hopper
Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:07 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smith's dream - a short bush tram layout
Replies: 126
Views: 61292

Thank you for the replies. Sounds as if it might be what we call Latex paint in North America. Its' used to paint walls and model scenery.
Thanks.
Cheers
Will
by MT Hopper
Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Top yard! - Gn15 [1/24]
Replies: 158
Views: 72594

I am a fan of Troels work since page 1 vol1. My only niggle is the edges of the spalled stucco where the brickwork is exposed "seem" to be too rounded, whereas Andi has the more linear sharper edge that I see on other buildings and my neighbours stucco. As I said, a niggle. Cheers from La ...
by MT Hopper
Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smith's dream - a short bush tram layout
Replies: 126
Views: 61292

Two questions. Is emulsion paint an oil or alkyd based paint? If I used dilute latex paint would it help preserve the tea and or spices?

Cheers from the Heart of North America
Will
by MT Hopper
Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: SOUTHPASS LINE Revisited..(contains non prototypical images)
Replies: 103
Views: 46077

Definitely more photos please. Muchly appreciated. Incidentally, not that the photo of the engine block in the back of the truck looked good but I was tempted to peek in my neighbours garage to see if you were there

Cheers from the Heart of North America
Will
by MT Hopper
Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: SOUTHPASS LINE Revisited..(contains non prototypical images)
Replies: 103
Views: 46077

It all looks really good. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers from the Heart of the Continent
Citizen Will (second class?)
p.s. why does that ending make me feel like an extra from a B&W movie ( Scarlet Pimpernel) about the French Revolution?

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