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by PeterH
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: "This is my Land!"
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: "This is my Land!"

:o :o :o
by PeterH
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Emley-Sous-Bois
Replies: 12
Views: 2519

Re: Emley-Sous-Bois

Nice. I like how you've hidden the exit to the concealed track.
by PeterH
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Project X
Replies: 26
Views: 2999

Re: Project X

:D :D :D
by PeterH
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 117
Views: 8568

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Bill, I'm impressed how this has turned out. Your colours are quite strong, yet harmonise well. I've not been able to achieve this. And I like how the shapes of everything harmonise too - the curves of the landforms, the massing of the trees and the rectangles of the buildings. Everything looks spac...
by PeterH
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: A Decauvillish goods wagon: 1:25, 24 mm gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 529

Re: A Decauvillish goods wagon: 1:25, 24 mm gauge

Thank you Bill. Those techniques seem to be the ones that come naturally to me.
by PeterH
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: A Decauvillish goods wagon: 1:25, 24 mm gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 529

Re: A Decauvillish goods wagon: 1:25, 24 mm gauge

Almost done. I'm happy to have got this far and I will take a break while I figure out couplings and weathering. The roof is individual boards, with most of the gaps filled with the crack filler I use on my house, then tissue paper. The texture is a bit fine at this scale. The roof is on a sub frame...
by PeterH
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 3D Software
Replies: 11
Views: 389

Re: 3D Software

That looks great. What operating system does your 123d designer work in? I've tried the iPad version and was impressed. The Autocad website says they aren't developing 123d designer, but it and some of their other software will be replaced by something new. I'm wondering if there will be a subscript...
by PeterH
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Herb Deeks Mine Train complete
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: Herb Deeks Mine Train complete

I'd go for it. What use is a bag of bits to you if you actually want a mine loco.
by PeterH
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 117
Views: 8568

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

:D I like the colours you have used.
by PeterH
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: A Decauvillish goods wagon: 1:25, 24 mm gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 529

Re: A Decauvillish goods wagon: 1:25, 24 mm gauge

Rolling... I had trouble getting wagon-like wheels the right size - about 20 mm diameter. These are designed for modelling a New Zealand prototype electric locomotive in a much smaller scale. The black strip joining the wheelsets is a length of steel strapping, used to tie up bundles of timber. It's...
by PeterH
Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: A Decauvillish goods wagon: 1:25, 24 mm gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 529

Re: A Decauvillish goods wagon: 1:25, 24 mm gauge

This came together easier than I expected. The axleboxes are chunks of wood covered with thin card. Wagons like this tend not to have W-irons, but a simple chunk of metal tapered at the lower end. ppetmp.jpg There's some sheet lead for weight held between the plywood floor and the chunk of wood belo...
by PeterH
Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Huge tools (sorry)
Replies: 16
Views: 966

Re: Huge tools (sorry)

Hi Les, that's more interesting and I like how you've raised the track level. Two things occur to me: 1 - Trains arriving from the left sector plate on the second to top track need to reverse through the crossover to reach the lower tracks. Similarly, trains arriving from the right sector plate on t...
by PeterH
Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Huge tools (sorry)
Replies: 16
Views: 966

Re: Huge tools (sorry)

Interesting plan Les. You might consider having the front track not go to the sector plate at one or both ends, but extend to the end of the layout and be visible. To get more length of track for your buck.
by PeterH
Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: A Decauvillish goods wagon: 1:25, 24 mm gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 529

Re: A Decauvillish goods wagon: 1:25, 24 mm gauge

For the underneath, this is a spring, or should I say 'spring', because it's glued up solid. There are 5 leaves, each 2 layers of 160 gm card and all folded up concertina fashion along the edges, so that each leaf has a fold on the outside. Which makes each leaf look separate, with a groove between....
by PeterH
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: A Decauvillish goods wagon: 1:25, 24 mm gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 529

Re: A Decauvillish goods wagon: 1:25, 24 mm gauge

Chris: the van is 140 mm long, 70 wide and 85 high. That's 5 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 by 3 1/2. I like how it feels in my hand and it reminds me of the feel of the goods van in my Hornby clockwork model railway set. I got this set when I was 5 years old and my hand was much smaller then, so I assume the ...
by PeterH
Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: A Decauvillish goods wagon: 1:25, 24 mm gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 529

Re: A Decauvillish goods wagon: 1:25, 24 mm gauge

I've made two ends, two doors and four part sides. Now glued together to make this: ppetmp.jpg The bling is thin card and the 'nuts' are brass lacemaking pins. I find the pinheads look more real than other representations that should look more real. I've modelled the kind of door where the mechanism...
by PeterH
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: A Decauvillish goods wagon: 1:25, 24 mm gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 529

A Decauvillish goods wagon: 1:25, 24 mm gauge

I've decided to go to 24 mm gauge track, because I want to model wagons you can stand up in, and the proportions never look right with 16.5 mm gauge. Scale is about 1:25. I like this scale because I can convert from real to model dimensions in my head. And I can see the parts. I'm making a goods van...
by PeterH
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 117
Views: 8568

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

I've used 3M super 77 spray for that, but I always ended up getting too much adhesive on the tree, so there was too much 'foliage' on the tree, and it looked like a cumulus cloud. I ended up putting on dots of PVA glue with a toothpick; it was much easier to control.
by PeterH
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 117
Views: 8568

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Bill, I'm enjoying following your progress. And the carryings on of the characters you have unleashed.
by PeterH
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Unidentified Lister
Replies: 61
Views: 24196

Re: Unidentified Lister

Yeah, though the figures are excellent.
by PeterH
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yellow Ridge Mine
Replies: 23
Views: 2270

Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Yes, a credit would have been called for.

I see from your photos that he's only been able to copy the general form of your layout, not the arrangement, details and colour that make your layout special.
by PeterH
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yellow Ridge Mine
Replies: 23
Views: 2270

Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

Nick, be flattered.
by PeterH
Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: 1/32 scale
Replies: 48
Views: 2309

Re: 1/32 scale

Nice layout. I saw this on Carl's old site. I'm pleased to see more photos.
by PeterH
Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:48 am
Forum: Error reports
Topic: Is my.gn15.info working?
Replies: 5
Views: 2988

Fixed

My son sorted this out.

The problem is that my.gn15.info isn't in my ISP's list of websites.

The solution was to log on to my wifi modem and set it to use 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 as dns servers (those are Google servers).
by PeterH
Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: SIDI FONTANA MOROCCO 1916 scale 1/72
Replies: 33
Views: 4496

Re: SIDI FONTANA MOROCCO 1916 scale 1/72

Nice. I like how your layout is coming together. I can feel the heat of the wind off the sand.

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