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by SpeedLimit20
Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Stamping Ground Gold Mine
Replies: 832
Views: 332947

Re: And now the movie....

Glen A wrote:
I'm still sorting through photots, but I have managed to make a quick 2min movie


Congratulations. That's excellent modelling and highly entertaining too.
The extensions to the layout should be something to look forward to as well ... when you get your breath back from the exhibition that is.
by SpeedLimit20
Tue May 06, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tarnish from gluing down track?
Replies: 15
Views: 6988

Re: Tarnish from gluing down track?

... I suppose I could give in and gently use a Peco abrasive rubber, but I read elsewhere here that they cause problems later and I'd prefer not to. ... I've used Peco-type track rubbers for decades without any problems to the track so i can't see why "they would cause problems later". If...
by SpeedLimit20
Mon May 05, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: ok I've looked but need to ask about track work
Replies: 26
Views: 15326

Hi guys : I purchased Templot from Martin a couple of weeks ago because i could see the tremendous value in using software designed specifically for the purpose of track design. I've always used Autocad in the past to do various track design projects but Templot has the potential to do it so much ea...
by SpeedLimit20
Thu May 01, 2008 5:31 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bärwurz & Co. is "Laundry"
Replies: 18
Views: 10572

The new layout looks terrific Alexander.
Your building skills are very evident on the framework as they were on the paper mill layout which still remains one of my favourite Gn15 efforts.

Well done !
by SpeedLimit20
Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Just for Fun...
Replies: 30
Views: 15195

Hi there Colin :

Beautiful modelling and equally beautiful and skillful photography to show it all off.

Well done. A terrific loco.
by SpeedLimit20
Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:47 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 2007 model challenge
Replies: 310
Views: 143760

The base is 4 pieces of corrugated card at 90 ( how do you do degrees :? ) to each other as others have done. The degree symbol ° , as in 90°, can be inserted into text by holding down the [Alt] key while pressing the numeric keyboard numbers 0176; this being the code for a degree symbol. If your c...
by SpeedLimit20
Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ralph Brammer models
Replies: 542
Views: 235597

Rockley Bottom wrote:Image



Fantastic !!
by SpeedLimit20
Fri May 04, 2007 1:02 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: TREE'S....GRrrrrrrrrrr.
Replies: 14
Views: 6649

John : Those trees look fantastic. There is no doubt in my mind that the moment i saw your first photo in this thread, it was definitely of gum trees. You are correct in everything you say about them ... they are probably the hardest thing in this hobby to do convincingly, the aussie gums are very s...
by SpeedLimit20
Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:46 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Layout
Replies: 45
Views: 18010

Hi there Ralph : Thanks for the extra photos. If there's no knows drawings for these cranes then we'll just have to make them up ... maybe use the photos and mechanical details and design to come up with a small layout sized crane. Either way, it would make an excellent model. Oh, and can you thank ...
by SpeedLimit20
Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:28 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Layout
Replies: 45
Views: 18010

Re: Crane

... I thought I would post the pictures I took at Cheddleton Staffs UK several years ago of the crane that was used to transport goods from the canal to the colour grinding water mill. ... The crane had a fixed boom and a simple gear train to the winding drum. It went from the handle spindle to a l...
by SpeedLimit20
Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:21 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Layout
Replies: 45
Views: 18010

Just a quick update on the Back2Bay6 crane kit shown above should anyone be interested. I was a bit out on the length of the boom, it is shorter than I thought at approx 9 inches. The cost of the kit is £35.00 and although it is intended as a static model, at least one has been built to operate. Hi...
by SpeedLimit20
Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Planning a Gnifty Gnew Layout for Warley...
Replies: 230
Views: 83667

Hey there George : Good to see a new layout coming along. Forget about a tunnel. As for the great structure, place it parallel to the long lead track on the left side of your overall layout photo ... along the curved section. Make a longer platform than the one shown currently sitting under the shed...
by SpeedLimit20
Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Working on a building
Replies: 13
Views: 4526

George's Shed

hey there George : I reckon that your shed is looking terrific as it is. Who cares about roof overhang? Anyone who would have to work in that shed, with it's walls strapped up and the holes in the roof, would be more worried about being killed when (not if) it collapses rather than any roof overhang...
by SpeedLimit20
Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Exhibition Layout Theme
Replies: 19
Views: 7157

Jim Snee wrote:One thing about loading a canal boat - they tend to go down in the water as they fill up.

If its vertical sided you could have the boat slotted into a shaped hole in the 'water' with a mechanism underneath so that each time a load is added, it sinks slightly.


It's called a spring :wink:
by SpeedLimit20
Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Masking
Replies: 7
Views: 3527

hey there George : How about doing some experiments and letting us know the results :?: get a few pieces of various modelling materials ... styrene, metal, foil, cardboard, paper, etc ... paint them a base colour and then try the "impact adhesive" (whatever that is) on them in just the man...
by SpeedLimit20
Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:57 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Tarpaulin modeling
Replies: 4
Views: 3022

Try some linen for tarpaulins in 1/2" scale. An old hanky or mum's old bedsheets can be cut up with scissors and stiffened up with the PVA. Better than trying with tissues as the tarp material will be suspended over a frame rather than glued to a flat surface like when used for a roof covering....
by SpeedLimit20
Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Making a Gn15 Railcar
Replies: 24
Views: 15173

Work has commenced on building the railcar. Firstly, i need to build a frame on which will be bolted the superstructure. It's good to start cutting styrene again .... http://members.optusnet.com.au/~narrowgauge/start/Gn15.Railcar/Railcar%231-1.jpg http://members.optusnet.com.au/~narrowgauge/start/Gn...
by SpeedLimit20
Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Oh Gno.....Gnot another Railbus?
Replies: 53
Views: 16320

"One O" looks fantastic John. Another successful workshop imagineering project ... despite your confessed driveshaft issues. I love the faded rusting look you get with the painting job. Can you give us the lowdown on how you get that very realistic rusty look? Particularly the rusting vari...
by SpeedLimit20
Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:14 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gn15 Container Traffic?
Replies: 17
Views: 6233

G,day.... First photo shows the material and tools used.... http://photobucket.com/albums/b188/southpass/DSCF1114.jpg Great tutorial on using the heatgun John. Thanks for that idea. I have used the boiling water method quite a bit until now. Maybe i'll try the heatgun concept next time. I can see t...
by SpeedLimit20
Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:31 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Oh Gno.....Gnot another Railbus?
Replies: 53
Views: 16320

Just be careful Rick, read the safety instructions and take note of them. It is safe if you follow them, if you dont, it doesnt take long to find out they are there for a reason :wink: . Another good point you've raised about safety Steve. If you look at the right side of the bottle in my photo abo...
by SpeedLimit20
Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:35 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Oh Gno.....Gnot another Railbus?
Replies: 53
Views: 16320

I was able to follow this issue of plummer's priming fluid when i was at work (hardware store chain) last night and picked up a bottle to try out. Sure enough ... 100% MEK and pink colour to boot. And as SouthPass said, a lot cheaper per millilitre than the hobby shops. http://members.optusnet.com.a...
by SpeedLimit20
Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Oh Gno.....Gnot another Railbus?
Replies: 53
Views: 16320

Dont confuse MEK with a glue Rick, it is a solvent and evaporates leaving no residue. It works by disolving the plastic parts. The two parts to be joined are placed together, then the solvent applied, the plastic of both parts are disolved by the sovent allowing them to bond to each other, forming ...
by SpeedLimit20
Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Oh Gno.....Gnot another Railbus?
Replies: 53
Views: 16320

Good day Rick....It was a bit of a worry there for a little while, especially as we are only 2metres above high water mark. Checked the metreological site and they said at the most it would only 10-20cm so continued with work. The pink glue is plumbers priming fluid (100% MEK) for PVC pipes. Normal...
by SpeedLimit20
Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:38 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Oh Gno.....Gnot another Railbus?
Replies: 53
Views: 16320

Hiya John : Looking out for tsunami's today :?: :? In your image of the a-building railcar, i can see that you are using what appears to be a pink coloured glue. http://members.optusnet.com.au/~narrowgauge/start/Gn15.Railcar/SouthPass.Railcar.Glue.gif Can you tell me what you are using there? Thanks...
by SpeedLimit20
Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:05 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Exhibition Layout Display / Interpretation Boards
Replies: 32
Views: 12041

Re: Exhibition Layout Display/Interpretation Boards

Paul I was a little reluctant to offer a critique of what you are doing, but as you have asked for opinions, and especially as you have now expressed doubts about the lettering I will do so. My credentials are that this is very much the style of presentation I have used for my exhibition layouts ov...

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