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by lesmond
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Small I/C "critter"
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Small I/C "critter"

Thanks, otherDoc Some developments over the last couple of days: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4380/36272466554_f26dbd5874_c.jpg 2017-09-08 18.21.56 by lesmond2009 , on Flickr It now has a seat, brake wheel, part of the throttle and a gear lever. The air filter has also been added on the right besi...
by lesmond
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Small I/C "critter"
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Small I/C "critter"

I've no end of projects on at present, and have none of them even nearly finished, so the last thing I need to do is start another one. So that's just what I did :D. This one shouldn't take too long, however the layout it will eventually run on (C Rapper & Sons) is well and truly on the back bur...
by lesmond
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Clarabel has a new (laser-cut) dress
Replies: 25
Views: 480

Re: Clarabel has a new (laser-cut) dress

The bother you are going to save me with this is immense :)
by lesmond
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Clarabel has a new (laser-cut) dress
Replies: 25
Views: 480

Re: Clarabel has a new (laser-cut) dress

That is lovely :)

I'd prefer the chassis with no buffers if possible.

Les
by lesmond
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Experiments with tippers
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: Experiments with tippers

That's an excellent idea, Peter - thanks for the diagram. As you said, that is do-able in styrene.

Les
by lesmond
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tank wagon kitbash
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Tank wagon kitbash

Cheers, Chris :) I've attached the chassis to the floor, and added some scrap lead to get the weight up: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4311/35348437944_5ce272a609_c.jpg 2017-07-26 20.42.15 by lesmond2009 , on Flickr The tank is an easy build - top and bottom go together, then the two ends, then the...
by lesmond
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Experiments with tippers
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: Experiments with tippers

Thank you Chris :). Get yourself some cheap styrene and see what happens...

As the illustrious Prof. Kyzylr always signs off with:
"aim to improve"

Les
by lesmond
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 157
Views: 12896

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

That's very annoying, Bill. At least you got to the bottom of it, and thankfully these wee chassis aren't too expensive to replace.

Les
by lesmond
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Experiments with tippers
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: Experiments with tippers

southpier - thank you. The bearings were from an Ebay seller, listing here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/50-OO-HO-gauge-plain-flangeless-brass-pin-point-rolling-stock-bearings/111995037553?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 As usual, I've no connection to them apart from bei...
by lesmond
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Experiments with tippers
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Experiments with tippers

I've been on the lookout for tippers for some time, and can't quite find anything that suits what I'm after. So, I decided to see what I could bodge together, and ended up (so far) with this for the tipper body: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4386/35623021833_1577639a85_c.jpg 2017-08-07 20.23.40 by ...
by lesmond
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Great E Motor from the TRASH.........
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: Great E Motor from the TRASH.........

Great find - well done :)

Les
by lesmond
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line
Replies: 149
Views: 17608

Re: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line

Nearly two years since this one say the light of day, which is a sad state of affairs. However, back on track now, and I'm going to push on and finish it for hopefully inclusion in next years NDMRS show. This one (all innocence here): https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4363/36548997075_f8d4f9e9e6_c.jpg ...
by lesmond
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15
Replies: 20
Views: 641

Re: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15

Hi Geoff, all sounding good, especially point 7, which made me laugh :).

Following here...

Les
by lesmond
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 157
Views: 12896

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

I can't think of suitable words to praise this enough, Bill - thank you for sharing.

Les
by lesmond
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New Layout in the design phase
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: New Layout in the design phase

Hi John,

That looks good - plenty of operating potential, lots of bits to detail, and an interesting theme.

I'm looking forward to seeing this develop.

Les
by lesmond
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Huge tools (sorry)
Replies: 36
Views: 2314

Re: Huge tools (sorry)

Nothing posted for ages, but slow progress. The wiring is taking shape: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4354/36375454916_363a65082c_c.jpg 2017-08-07 09.02.58 by lesmond2009 , on Flickr and I've been working at the rolling stock: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4365/35595838244_5fbe0d3a88_c.jpg 2017-08...
by lesmond
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 157
Views: 12896

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Well done, Bill, great to see your work getting the recognition it rightly deserves.

If I ever make it across the Irish Sea to an exhibition I'll be sure to say "hello".

Les
by lesmond
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New Layout in the design phase
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: New Layout in the design phase

Hello John, and welcome to the Gnatterbox. My first thought on reading your post was "do you have any depth to play with"? In a long, narrow space like that, I'd be thinking of a mine entrance at one end (open at the back end so you can load / unload cars with timber / miners / supplies in...
by lesmond
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Finally a new loco start
Replies: 35
Views: 1730

Re: Finally a new loco start

Lovely job, otherDoc - that will look very well when finished.

Agreed re weight, though. More is always better in my book.

Les
by lesmond
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Fireless crane
Replies: 13
Views: 724

Re: Fireless crane

Not a whole lot more done as I've been busy with the wiring for Huge Tools, but I did make the steam charging bits for the front of the pressure vessel, using bits from the OO Ratio "oil tanks" kit and the Airfix / Dapol turntable kit. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4300/35153838563_3ef085...
by lesmond
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tank wagon kitbash
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Tank wagon kitbash

I've been using bits and pieces from the Ratio OO "oil tanks" kit for the fireless crane described elsewhere here, and in a bit of a light bulb moment realised that I've also the makings of two tank wagons on the bench :D So, after some measurements, it appears that a short Hornby wagon ch...
by lesmond
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Thrubwell Hall
Replies: 37
Views: 9622

Re: Thrubwell Hall

Beautiful :)
by lesmond
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Huge tools (sorry)
Replies: 36
Views: 2314

Re: Huge tools (sorry)

I'd not object to any of that :)
by lesmond
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Huge tools (sorry)
Replies: 36
Views: 2314

Re: Huge tools (sorry)

If it works Bill...
by lesmond
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Huge tools (sorry)
Replies: 36
Views: 2314

Re: Huge tools (sorry)

Front and back interface / control panels have mostly been made. Front: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4211/35097426614_4f6c86cf21_z.jpg 2017-07-15 14.42.47 by lesmond2009 , on Flickr Back: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4296/35078825294_0f6c632126_z.jpg 2017-07-14 15.32.38 by lesmond2009 , on Flick...

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