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by Pandy
Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New year, new layout.
Replies: 42
Views: 19163

Erm, just because it's called a track light doesn't mean that you've got to stick it over a railway you know :lol: :evil: Some interesting possibilities amongst those links, have to agree with Micheal, thought your own fishplates were rather good. As for chestnut fencing, well, years ago I made a fa...
by Pandy
Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Quayside in a suitcase...
Replies: 337
Views: 122956

A bit less grotty seems far more fitting than shiny & new, did think about crabs but thought no, better keep my gob shut ! :) I do remember Douglas harbour being a fantastically productive crab fishing spot when I was a kid, we did the boat trip out across the Menai Strait from Caernarfon and th...
by Pandy
Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 276
Views: 132694

Peter, thanks for the pointer on the Britain's buildings, we'll follow that up, suspect the origins of the female figure with the bucket may well be an older lead figure of a land girl, got a few old lead figures kicking around somewhere, probably in a dark corner of the loft, including the milkmaid...
by Pandy
Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Quayside in a suitcase...
Replies: 337
Views: 122956

Ian, it's improving all the time ! :) love the stone blocks, well done ! the timber work is turning out really well too, the nuts & bolts are highly effective and it doesnt matter if they're not quite perfect, after being exposed to salt water all year round they would soon weather beyond recogn...
by Pandy
Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 276
Views: 132694

Hello Peter, thank you for posting the photo's and so much information, we're watching this with great interest because of our intentions in this scale. Quite a few things we recognise although I think our motive power stable may differ somewhat from yours, you certainly have some distinctive stock,...
by Pandy
Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: MG & FT Bachmann Emily Conversion the 'Neptune'
Replies: 39
Views: 21718

I have to admit I really like the effect produced by the mis-use of the etched GWR valancing, must put that in the "stolen ideas" file :) it really has worked very very well, and that's just in the raw state ! :)
by Pandy
Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: MG & FT Bachmann Emily Conversion the 'Neptune'
Replies: 39
Views: 21718

Mark, congratulations on a wonderful locomotive ! those splashers really do seem to shout "paddle steamer !" at us, the wave effect along the frames is wonderfully quirky and as for the half ship's wheels and anchor, brilliant ! love it ! really looking forward to seeing the results of the...
by Pandy
Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Stamping Ground Gold Mine
Replies: 832
Views: 333006

Nah, it's a great big D cell ! :lol:
by Pandy
Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Cunning removable load methods
Replies: 12
Views: 4544

Hi, Poundland, Wilko & Tesco all carry the anti slip stuff, I think they tend to be 150 x 30cm rolls, should be enough for a large fleet of rolling stock :) and of course the use for which it was originally intended. Must get around to putting a piece under the cutting mat, just to make sure it ...
by Pandy
Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) 18" gauge locos Carnegie and Woolwich
Replies: 9
Views: 10827

Must admit, coming face to face with Carnegie in Alan Keefs' yard a while back was the inspiration for us to try to build some big diesels, ok and partly because my father was a gunner and Carnegie is from Woolwich. Unfortunately due to how it was situated in the yard we didn't manage to get enough ...
by Pandy
Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Little G9 pizza
Replies: 75
Views: 38702

Very nice Jes, the ground cover looks great, those ferns should be just right for what we're up to, slightly stunted, growing out of cracks in a rockface, and a greenhouse too ? sounds like a thriving little business. Funny you should mention mushrooms, that's part of our backstory, the partial reas...
by Pandy
Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:21 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Any one else modelling in 1/35 scale ...
Replies: 71
Views: 43044

Hi Chris, the William Britain "Autoway" construction figures that we're planning to use measure 56mm to the tops of their hard hats, 54mm is the generally accepted term amongst the military figure buffs, so you're about right. As with things like Barbie/Cindy & Action Man/G.I. Joe they...
by Pandy
Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Little G9 pizza
Replies: 75
Views: 38702

All looking great so far, well done ! what about a small distillation plant mounted on a wagon ? :)
by Pandy
Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Emmet update
Replies: 12
Views: 5364

Hi Mick, we're still here, still as barmy as ever ! both just about average at the moment, howsabout you ? Enematic, love it ! :lol: You know we're always good for a lunatic layout idea, well, it's starting to look like an old one is in danger of resurfacing, possibly with slightly Emett leanings, n...
by Pandy
Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Emmet update
Replies: 12
Views: 5364

OK, what can we say apart from brilliant ! :) Fantastically well done on both, the Santa train is hysterical ! :) drumsticks for cylinders ? absolutely brilliant ! wonderful imagination & great execution ! :) The 'Andsome Cab to me has shades of the Patiala State Monorail Tramway (so a great big...
by Pandy
Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Any one else modelling in 1/35 scale ...
Replies: 71
Views: 43044

Got it in one Gerald ! :) it's the Welsh for "thanks" The use of Welsh where I am at the moment ? no, it's not common, but as part of my ancestry is Welsh I'm trying, actually my Welsh is appalling, but you know what they say, what do you call a man that only speaks one language ? English ...
by Pandy
Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Any one else modelling in 1/35 scale ...
Replies: 71
Views: 43044

Diolch Steve, ours is 200mm long x 48 wide & 95 to the top of the cab, cab at the moment is full width, 60mm long & 67mm high & it sits on an old Hornby Hymek.
Happy modelling ! :) :)
by Pandy
Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Any one else modelling in 1/35 scale ...
Replies: 71
Views: 43044

Steve, love the loco, wagon & van ! The loco isn't too far removed from what we have in mind, having seen yours it might just provide the kickstart needed to progress with it, so far it's only a card mock up. Really like the mesh panels in the bonnet ! What are the overall dimensions of your loc...
by Pandy
Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Any one else modelling in 1/35 scale ...
Replies: 71
Views: 43044

Well, we're attempting to model in 1:32/1:35 here, haven't got very far yet but we're trying :)
( yeah, I know, very trying )
by Pandy
Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Green Hill Mine
Replies: 56
Views: 22760

Gerald, I rather like that Henschel, the cab looks more like it was designed by an artist, very distinctive all round and the model caprtures it perfectly. Will, really like the Hiab equipped NS 200 locos, got ideas here for a permanent way vehicle with a Hiab and we have yet another unfinished proj...
by Pandy
Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Markeaton Light Railway- Derby
Replies: 5
Views: 4032

Great pics, thanks! That loco does make me think about butchering the OO Deltic that's sitting here. For a few years now we've been spending a weekend in June at Markeaton Park and we've only ever got to see the trains going past in the background, despite being located right behind the station. We'...
by Pandy
Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: something for Smithies
Replies: 31
Views: 9224

Hi Ralph, great model so far, sorry we can't be of much help in actual details but having been taken around vintage vehicle shows as a kid & now attending as exhibitors I have to say there really doesn't look anything wrong with it, proportions are all ok, rivets in the right places, etc. This m...
by Pandy
Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:33 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Out of Africa! (Or Letters from Uncle Dick)
Replies: 98
Views: 51711

Nice one Trevor, just catching up here after nearly a week, 7ft tall figures ? ok, wandering Dinka or Tutsi tribespeople then :) Everything at least up to your usual standards, when have you ever known a head office that knows exactly what happens at the sharp end ? :) :roll:
by Pandy
Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ernie Motor Problem
Replies: 37
Views: 14051

Great bit of work there Les ! Gnice to see another of us 1:32 scale modellers surfacing too, which reminds me, must try to actually get something done on our stuff. Wonderfully weathered, abused & neglected look, Good choice of background too, the quality of the model draws the eye and makes the...
by Pandy
Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smithies pre makeover
Replies: 57
Views: 23283

Ralph, we've run out of words to describe your work already and now you're going to make it even better !?! Think I'll go & take up flower arranging, oh hang on, people on here are already doing that in scale & doing a better job than I would full size ! :lol: Paul, "bleedin' kids opene...

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