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by John New
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: MomiNG 2017 5th August
Replies: 12
Views: 584

Re: MomiNG 2017 5th August

Sadly as I'm probably only free on the Sunday of that weekend will have to miss it this year. :cry:
by John New
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 48
Views: 1853

Re: 7/8ths on o16.5

There is a prototype for the line through a garage and round the house quite close to me in Dorchester, Dorset, UK. 7 1/4 gauge and owned by the publisher of Miniature Railway magazine.
by John New
Mon May 15, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Much Knattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway
Replies: 14
Views: 1232

Re: The Much Knattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway

Layout protection On my classic train set layout ( http://www.island-publishing.co.uk/dublo2.htm ) the Perspex screens I added at the front worked well to stop derails hitting the floor, small hands and my own flapping jacket! Another tip passed on, although the idea isn't mine as I got it IIRC from...
by John New
Mon May 15, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Size of layouts
Replies: 7
Views: 639

Re: Size of layouts

Size is about what you have the space and time to model. The commonality here seems to be for smaller layouts but I have never seen any guidelines on that. I'm guessing that minimum gauge (indoors) appeals for the ability to have tight curves when you only have a small space available. Many NG model...
by John New
Sat May 06, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Fruit box baseboards (Was how to join query)
Replies: 21
Views: 8472

Re: Fruit box baseboards (Was how to join query)

With regard to this project having how added the top layer using the two advert boards glued on to provide the extra lamination bridging the joint of the two boxes I am very pleased with how strong it appears to be Is it really nine years since the above post! The original box structure has survive...
by John New
Wed May 03, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: 'Orion' news
Replies: 4
Views: 3147

Re: 'Orion' news

Orion should be in steam at the Downs School 90th Anniversary Gala. Colwall 30 Apr/1 May. A rare opportunity to see the locomotive away from its' normal base at Shildon. One of the oldest working miniature steam locomotives on the oldest railway! http://my.gn15.info/gnattbox_img_7439.jpg As you can...
by John New
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: (M) Bec-Kits power trucks
Replies: 6
Views: 15452

Re: (M) Bec-Kits power trucks

Have discovered today that BEC have transferred the motor bogie/chassis range to http://www.kwtrams.co.uk/ Have as a result updated this thread with their website URL.
by John New
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Just thought I would drop back
Replies: 4
Views: 1072

Re: Just thought I would drop back

Still around, degree now completed but still mostly working on research.

However, bought some more bits and pieces over Easter at this year's York Show so the modelling bug is slowly awakening from slumber.
by John New
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: 'Orion' news
Replies: 4
Views: 3147

Re: 'Orion' news

Orion should be in steam at the Downs School 90th Anniversary Gala. Colwall 30 Apr/1 May. A rare opportunity to see the locomotive away from its' normal base at Shildon.

One of the oldest working miniature steam locomotives on the oldest railway!
by John New
Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: York Mod Ex Easter (Bus link changes)
Replies: 0
Views: 3723

York Mod Ex Easter (Bus link changes)

As I anticipate a few of the Uk based modellers may be traveling to the show by rail over the Easter weekend an important travel update. The commercial bus operator has pulled the plug on the racecourse to/from Rly Station event link bus for the Sunday & Monday. The link bus options this year ar...
by John New
Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Just thought I would drop back
Replies: 4
Views: 1072

Just thought I would drop back

Hi Guys. I just thought that as I haven't been actively posting on here for a long while I would let folks know I am Ok, just very busy in other non-modelmaking areas at present. Still interested in railways, as ever, but it has been all research into history of the full size beasties of late, toget...
by John New
Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Lulworth range railway (Dorset UK)
Replies: 1
Views: 1342

Re: Lulworth range railway (Dorset UK)

Drove past the other day and sign boards outside the entrance seemed to suggest some new/repair work was under way. I know it is a military firing range so not open to the public but with a contractors sign up the work is unlikely to be secret activity. Anyone know what is being done? Ps. It was th...
by John New
Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Book plug and why I've done less modelling!
Replies: 2
Views: 1240

Next one just confirmed as Newcastle in 2016. Dates TBC but will be late June.
by John New
Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Book plug and why I've done less modelling!
Replies: 2
Views: 1240

Book plug and why I've done less modelling!

I've not been on here anything like as much in last couple of years but have not lost my interest in railways, merely been working in other spheres. Result of one of those research spheres is a chapter in this book coming out later in the year. http://www.rchs.org.uk/trial/gwpf.php?wpage=early-railw...
by John New
Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Lulworth range railway (Dorset UK)
Replies: 1
Views: 1342

Lulworth range railway (Dorset UK)

Drove past the other day and sign boards outside the entrance seemed to suggest some new/repair work was under way. I know it is a military firing range so not open to the public but with a contractors sign up the work is unlikely to be secret activity. Anyone know what is being done? Ps. It was the...
by John New
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Horse worked line - Tyneside
Replies: 4
Views: 2069

Home now from the York MRS event and I'll have a look. I've taken a gamble that it is in the Amber Films documentary "last shift" about Adamsez and have ordered their DVD. Even if it isn't the DVD has film of the Bowes Railway that I've only got on an old VHS tape recorded off the TV so t...
by John New
Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Horse worked line - Tyneside
Replies: 4
Views: 2069

Home now from the York MRS event and I'll have a look. I've taken a gamble that it is in the Amber Films documentary "last shift" about Adamsez and have ordered their DVD. Even if it isn't the DVD has film of the Bowes Railway that I've only got on an old VHS tape recorded off the TV so th...
by John New
Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Horse worked line - Tyneside
Replies: 4
Views: 2069

Horse worked line - Tyneside

I recall seeing this in a video, probably on here, two maybe three years ago but can't find it. Can anyone remember the link? Possibly Swalwell to either Adamsez ceramics factory or the associated brickworks. Filmed IIRC about 1975. Problem is I think the documentary it was in was not actually about...
by John New
Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Unknown locomotive and railway - help wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 2112

Thanks Colin. Will pass that on to the Photo Collection manager.
by John New
Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Unknown locomotive and railway - help wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 2112

Unknown locomotive and railway - help wanted

Latest update on the SLS What where when? page is of an unknown miniature railway and train. Can any reader give us information on the following photograph please. http://www.stephensonloco.org.uk/sls_what_when_where_168.jpg Photographer = R F Roberts but that is all the info we have.
by John New
Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Prototype magazines -Aus & NZ
Replies: 2
Views: 1268

Thanks Glen. Will try them.

Any of you Australians out there able to suggest one?
by John New
Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Prototype magazines -Aus & NZ
Replies: 2
Views: 1268

Prototype magazines -Aus & NZ

Which would be the best magazine for the Stephenson Locomotive Society to place an end of year recruitment advert for 2014 memberships? General purpose railway society covering historic and contemporary topics.

Thanks in advance for any assistance and advice.
by John New
Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Simulating wind on a layout
Replies: 10
Views: 3023

The thread title reminds me of the old flatuline wagon!
by John New
Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Error reports
Topic: Log In...is it just me?
Replies: 14
Views: 5159

Not had the problem described with this forum but do regularly with another one. I have a feeling but no way to check that it happens if you log in on more than one machine. The 2nd seems to disable the first but randomly!

Firefox on both home Pcs Apollo on the I-pad
by John New
Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Evesham Vale gala 2013 photos
Replies: 2
Views: 1523

Although not of the 2013 Gala my former Fotopic Album featuring the Evesham Vale Rly is now back on line.

See http://www.island-publishing.co.uk/jalb ... index.html

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