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by Bilco
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 86
Views: 5830

Re: Longstone 2

The Mill scene looks really good, Graham, and the locos are stunning. It's all those little touches of detail in the scene that make it stand out.
by Bilco
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 172
Views: 13601

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Right, I declare the rebuilding of 'Ettie' complete as of today ... https://i.imgur.com/1yset0l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/voRhGm7.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com/KshPLY3.jpg https://i.imgur.com/JIQjBtF.jpg I took the opportunity to correct a few little items that got left in the rush to get 'Ettie' ready fo...
by Bilco
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 172
Views: 13601

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

The rebuild of 'Ettie' is nearing completion, with the new chassis ready and running smoothly ... https://i.imgur.com/H5k2Wy5.jpg https://i.imgur.com/JoWDITV.jpg https://i.imgur.com/1kE3JK0.jpg Because I wanted to re-use the boiler for 'Ettie', and it wouldn't fit over the original Hornby motor, I r...
by Bilco
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Watts' - or Volts: a battery loco
Replies: 37
Views: 9962

Re: Watts' - or Volts: a battery loco

There is a thread here with details of dimesions etc.

viewtopic.php?t=4603
by Bilco
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Watts' - or Volts: a battery loco
Replies: 37
Views: 9962

Re: Watts' - or Volts: a battery loco

Our team of archaeologists have been digging deep in the bowels of PB to bring long-lost artifacts to light. If they have done the job properly, this link should take you to a Flickr album of photos of the battery loco you desire ... https://www.flickr.com/photos/149926300@N07/albums/721576613821201...
by Bilco
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 172
Views: 13601

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

It's very kind of you to say so, DB - all I can see are the blemishes! As this was my first attempt at a Gn15 steam loco Idid put a bit of effort into it. I'm not sure I could make a similar job of it again ...
by Bilco
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 172
Views: 13601

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Right - the re-chassied 'Kaffie' is complete ... https://i.imgur.com/Slqfc06.jpg ... and hopefully not looking vastly different from how it had been. The carefully fitted motor and well lubricated gears and pins result in a very smooth-running mechanism, so I'll try not to muck it up again. Attentio...
by Bilco
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 172
Views: 13601

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

I just realized that, in referring to my 'eBay buying frenzy' I hadn't shown what the result was ... https://i.imgur.com/0HvMB0Y.jpg ... one brand-new, Chinese-made SJ chassis, one 'Roger', one 'Desmond', a new motor, and several sets of rods, to be messed around with as before ... Underneath the di...
by Bilco
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 172
Views: 13601

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

I've been fiddling with my SJ mechs over the last few weeks, with a week off for good behaviour - a rail trip to Berlin and back, plus a week taking in the sights there. My first priority was to sort out a replacement chassis for 'Kaffie', and that has now come to pass ... https://i.imgur.com/cYtIG7...
by Bilco
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 86
Views: 5830

Re: Longstone 2

It's all looking very nice Graham. The buildings have turned out really well - I like the algae growing on the damp stonework! I'm looking forward to seeing Longstone at an exhibition soon ...
by Bilco
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Experiments with tippers
Replies: 14
Views: 499

Re: Experiments with tippers

This is the thread about my skips - and some photos are still visible, for some reason ... http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=4065&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=skips+hard This was the tipping arm - unpainted ... http://i.imgur.com/AXv5Z7G.jpg ... three skips, showin...
by Bilco
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Experiments with tippers
Replies: 14
Views: 499

Re: Experiments with tippers

When I was building tipping skips for Wood Bros I made Hudson-like axle boxes from a length of square-section plastic rod with a hole through the centre. I glued a piece to a strip of plasticard cut to the required width, and sliced it into sections. The bonus was that pin-point bearings are a push ...
by Bilco
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 172
Views: 13601

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Many thanks for all the very kind comments, folks - you spoil me. A couple of nights ago I finally decided to investigate why 'Kaffie' had stopped running late on the Saturday afternoon at Pewsey. I dropped the mech out of the body - easy to do, as I had had the unexpected foresight to secure it wit...
by Bilco
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 172
Views: 13601

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

As I mentioned, 'Ettie' wasn't finished and running tolerably well until midday on the Thursday before Pewsey, so there wasn't time to photograph it/her properly. Now things are back under control, herewith ... http://i.imgur.com/ETIkT6I.jpg J D Wetherspoon and 'Legger' Lamb chat by the loco shed in...
by Bilco
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: MomiNG 2017 5th August
Replies: 12
Views: 472

Re: MomiNG 2017 5th August

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Bilco poised to savour the last mouthful of Pewsey lardy cake.

Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we diet ...
by Bilco
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 172
Views: 13601

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Ettie was finally assembled and got running reasonably well by lunchtime on Thursday - just in time to be packed for the trip to Pewsey! Once assembled I was struck at the difference in size between Ettie and Kaffie - I'm sure that I built it to 1:24! http://i.imgur.com/FJgZasR.jpg?1 Here they are t...
by Bilco
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 172
Views: 13601

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Many thanks Grum - it was great to meet you, too! We (mai laidy waif and I) had a very pleasant time at Pewsey. Our pitch was next to the tea-and-lardy-cake counter, so there were lots of people around much of the time. It was great to be in such distinguished company at the MOMING end, and to meet ...
by Bilco
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 172
Views: 13601

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

All the major components for 'Ettie' have been cobbled together, painted, lined and varnished ... http://i.imgur.com/nrgy3UO.jpg ... now to assemble them into something that runs .... On the mechanism I replaced the rather large and obvious PB-strip pickups with thin guitar string, and the thick wir...
by Bilco
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Huge tools (sorry)
Replies: 36
Views: 2406

Re: Huge tools (sorry)

Gosh - that's not dissimilar to my control panel, Les ...

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by Bilco
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 172
Views: 13601

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Whatever 'host' and 'CDN' mean, Imgur's terms of service say not to 'host content for your website' and that is what you are doing here. The fact that Imgur give you suitable links doesn't mean they condone what you are doing, because we can use such links for other purposes, which don't contravene...
by Bilco
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 172
Views: 13601

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

And just to demonstrate that I have been doing some work on the layout ... LIGHTS! CAMERA! ... action ... maybe later ... http://i.imgur.com/MomdsvX.jpg http://i.imgur.com/yzl4daR.jpg I've made a valance to go over the layout, using the trusty foam board as seen on Wood Bros and Yawzes - I even re-u...
by Bilco
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 172
Views: 13601

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Peter - there's been a lot of dicussion about this on NGRM Online. I contacted Imgur to ask if I could use them to host my photos to post on forums and this is what they said: "You're welcome to use Imgur to host your images, as long as they do not break our Terms of Service (http://imgur.com/t...
by Bilco
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 172
Views: 13601

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Almost a month since my last progress post here! Well, what with away days, other calls on my time, and the depradations of PB I have been getting a little work in ... First up, the progress on 'Ettie'. To start with, the lost photos ... http://i.imgur.com/YJ8KZF7.jpg The mech as bought ... http://i...
by Bilco
Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Thank you, Photobucket !!!
Replies: 29
Views: 817

Re: Thank you, Photobucket !!!

KEG wrote:Bilco pictures ad Avatar disapperared: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10508

Have Fun

Juergen


I've uploaded my avatar to Imgur and amended my profile so that it appears again. If only it was that simple to get all the other photos back :cry:
by Bilco
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Thank you, Photobucket !!!
Replies: 29
Views: 817

Re: Thank you, Photobucket !!!

'Nother test - for Imgur

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Hoorah! 'Twerks :P

Whoof, whoof!

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