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by Rob R
Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:53 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bash Fodder for GN15 Mechanisms
Replies: 82
Views: 65621

I've just been browsing the Hornby website and Ben is currently out of stock. :cry:

Looking at the service sheets online it appears that Toby uses the Ben chassis with axle slots/holes to suit both the 060 Toby and the 040 Ben.

Has anyone seen one? :?:

Rob
by Rob R
Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:22 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Back from the Dead (or so it seems)
Replies: 36
Views: 25753

Sounds like it's time to drop your supplier an email asking when and how it was sent and what happens next if it doesn't turn up. :(


Sure fire way to get it through the letterbox the next day :D

Rob
by Rob R
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Dutch lurker joins
Replies: 6
Views: 4982

Rob

Welcome aboard the good ship GnATTERbox.

Your 'indoor' garden railway idea is brilliant.
It'll be a lot closer to the beer in the fridge and you don't have to worry about the weather :)


Rob
by Rob R
Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:36 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) West Somerset Mineral Rly feeder
Replies: 3
Views: 3388

The caption to this photo quotes 16 inch gauge: http://www.westsomersetmineralrailway.org.uk/welcome/images-and-drawings/directory/?entryid45=8945&p=8&q=0%c2%acHistorical+photograph%c2%ac Spot on for us! Mind you, I've always fancied a Neilson box tank ever since I saw Iain Rice's P4 version...
by Rob R
Mon May 17, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) R&ER Petrol Trolleys
Replies: 2
Views: 2926

Simon; Davies has a photo of the Autowheel, but you probably have seen that already. I think the one in another thread: http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=6690 This the "Economic" powered beast which Davies quotes as later acquiring "a front shield reminiscent of those on present ...
by Rob R
Mon May 17, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Ratty Shed (Aka Whatisit?)
Replies: 8
Views: 5800

The next question is: "What does the other side and end look like?" My guess is a couple of windowless doors for the side, which as it is matchboarded wouldn't look a lot different to the side we can see. As I've not seen a picture of a Bassett Lowke 4 wheeler with a glass screen at both e...
by Rob R
Mon May 17, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Ratty Shed (Aka Whatisit?)
Replies: 8
Views: 5800

Right then, found it eventually. From WJK Davies "The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway" 2nd edition, page 145. Referring to the Bassett Lowke 4 wheelers: "At least one coach was modified in the early days of the Mitchell regime for use with winter trains. The sides were covered with ver...
by Rob R
Fri May 14, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Ratty Shed (Aka Whatisit?)
Replies: 8
Views: 5800

The proportions of the end of the "shed" are similar to one of the Bassett Lowke 4 wheelers with the end screen. Maybe a cheap and cheerful winter coach? Somewhere in the back of the grey matter there is a vague recollection of a line or two in the Ratty book, but that is at home and I'm n...
by Rob R
Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bassett Lowke Class 10, 20, 30 and 60
Replies: 102
Views: 46305

As far as I rememember there is a full General Arrangement drawing in the Ravenglass Book (buried in the loft at the moment and SWMBO will start winging if I go up there now :( )

Rob
by Rob R
Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Simplicity Sidings
Replies: 522
Views: 219620

Will try not to bore everyone with my experiments


Steve

If any of your posts ever get boring it's time for us all to give up.

More please :!: :!:

Rob
by Rob R
Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:00 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ambassador Works - A new home
Replies: 10
Views: 4731

For those of us on the right hand side of the pond, I got my Carlo Spinto "body parts" from Back2Bay6 (usual disclaimers).

Must get round to using them before I get "seasoned" next month :)

TTFN

Rob
by Rob R
Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:28 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) 15" Diesel/battery locos in the UK of German origin
Replies: 10
Views: 8468

Found it! The hard bit was typing Struver Schienenkuli with all the right letters but not neccesarily in the right order :) (with apologies to the late, great Eric Morecambe). http://www.buntbahn.de/modellbau/viewtopic.php?t=473 Scroll 3/4 down to the second drawing. It's been a long night already.
by Rob R
Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:20 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) 15" Diesel/battery locos in the UK of German origin
Replies: 10
Views: 8468

Thinking on, the Struver Schienenkuli was made to 500mm gauge and there doesn't seem too much to stop the wheels being pushed in another couple of inches a side. :)

I have got a 1:22.5 drawing but I'll have to search around for the original source to link to. :?
by Rob R
Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:14 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) 15" Diesel/battery locos in the UK of German origin
Replies: 10
Views: 8468

The Deutz MAH914 mining/tunnelling diesel loco was available in 400mm gauge. Is that close enough?
by Rob R
Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:28 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Line on the Water
Replies: 341
Views: 91445

by Rob R
Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:36 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In the works
Replies: 48
Views: 27056

That's a great photo Scott.

Just as well it was a nice clean window :lol:

Rob
by Rob R
Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Freelance Critter...
Replies: 20
Views: 9889

Without wishing to appear pedantic, Toads, warts and all, come on Knots Gnot herds :)

Either way it's a fine piece of work.

Rob
by Rob R
Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Limit, Pick & Shoehorn RR -- Dallas M's layout project
Replies: 113
Views: 48211

Dallas

Recently found this site dealing with Eastern US coal mine exploration (and a sister site dealing with ironstone).


http://www.undergroundminers.com/index.html


Well worth a browse when you have an hour or two to spare.

Mega critter looking good

Rob
by Rob R
Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Park Trolley (NEW) layout
Replies: 7
Views: 3987

Mike

Gnatterbox member Olov Kalderen has something very similar here

http://www.kalderen.net/

Goto OKJ Lok and scroll down to OKJ 9 (but only in the Swedish version)

Nicely weathered :D

Rob
by Rob R
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 1:24 Engine block
Replies: 5
Views: 2946

Had a trawl through the net and found this:-

http://www.phoenixtoys.com/index.htm

Lots of 1:24 stuff :D

but the wrong side of the pond :cry:

Rob
by Rob R
Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Back to the Workface
Replies: 91
Views: 45034

Michael said

Come and see the amazing Mnt. Albert Workings only a dollar.


cheap at twice the price :lol:
by Rob R
Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Diesel
Replies: 10
Views: 4750

Would it be easier to seal'n'sand while it's all flat packed or would that make sticking it together a bit harder?

Must look in my loco spotters book to what No 60001 is. :D :D

Rob
by Rob R
Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:39 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gn15 guide??????
Replies: 163
Views: 56614

John if you go back to page 6 and John Kennard's post of Mar6 2006 you and everyone else who hasn't downloaded the PDF will find all that is needed.



Would that be the post at 6.28pm or one of the several million earlier in the day? :D :D
by Rob R
Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:09 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Huia Dairy Factory
Replies: 68
Views: 36687

for you non Gnu Zealanders is, there are quite often duplication of place names around this country. Same over here, can think of 3 Newports and 2 Newquays and a couple of Hartfords, probably loads of others but at this time of morning the grey (sorry, gray , for our friends in the western colonies...
by Rob R
Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new start...
Replies: 78
Views: 31392

Quick plug - we've a few GnATTERers coming to the Crewe Heritage Centre on Sunday 25th January 2009. Plus some other layouts as well.


Crewe? It's a bit far for me :lol: :lol:

Looking forward to meeting fellow GnATTERers (if you don't mind me gatecrashing).

Rob

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