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by PeterH
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Austrian Steel Works
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Austrian Steel Works

You posted a great video. It was all very physical: coal, water, grease, molten iron. The fumes, heat and noise in those confined places must have been terrible. I love the long hair on some of the workers - it could only be the 70s.
by PeterH
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 1/12 scale on H0 track
Replies: 15
Views: 335

Re: 1/12 scale on H0 track

I think you've flattered him too much.
by PeterH
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 1/12 scale on H0 track
Replies: 15
Views: 335

Re: 1/12 scale on H0 track

gnice train.
by PeterH
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Experiments with tippers
Replies: 14
Views: 431

Re: Experiments with tippers

Here's what I meant: B07AA5A7-AB66-43E7-B210-25D84BA36754L0001.png I make the whole thing wider than I want, then put a spacer against each side of the tube in turn and use a knife to cut it to the right width. Use a fine piercing saw blade, this cuts the bearings to length without tearing the cardb...
by PeterH
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 157
Views: 12960

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

It's surprising how difficult model railwaying can be. No wonder people give up and take to twitter. Congratulations on your finished and operating layout.
by PeterH
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Experiments with tippers
Replies: 14
Views: 431

Re: Experiments with tippers

Ha. Nice solution to the tipper problem. And to the axlebox problem. I've found a good way to make well-shaped axleboxes is to take a length of tube and glue to it a length of strip (for the top surface). Then glue paper over the two to hide the gap between the tube and the strip. Finally, cut to sh...
by PeterH
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Experiments with tippers
Replies: 14
Views: 431

Re: Experiments with tippers

That tipper looks great Les. I'll be interested to see how you resolve the bits at each end to hold and rotate the body. Some time ago I saw on the internet a way of forming the bodies in one hit: - underneath is some plywood with a rectangular hole the size of the body at the top - on top a piece o...
by PeterH
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15
Replies: 20
Views: 650

Re: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15

Wasn't the whole Ned Kelly thing just Sidney Nolan's backstory? Very convincing weathering though, those 'bullet dings' are just genius.
by PeterH
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Great E Motor from the TRASH.........
Replies: 3
Views: 232

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

CD drives, either for music or computer have small low power can motors, good for us. Unfortunately CD drives are going the way of steam locomotives, plus the more recent computer CD drive motors are not DC (2 wires) but more like stepper motors (4 wires) and would require drive electronics.
by PeterH
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Henrik Laurell Models
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Henrik Laurell Models

Nice locos :D
by PeterH
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15
Replies: 20
Views: 650

Re: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15

I'm looking forward to seeing this.
by PeterH
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: The Little Big Oak RR
Replies: 22
Views: 774

Re: The Little Big Oak RR

Nice. I suggest putting your camera down low and close to the track for a different look.
by PeterH
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Layout names
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Layout names

Here's a link to some English town names generated by AI:

https://medium.com/@hondanhon/i-trained ... 60e907e4e9

I like Hacking Woodleigh.
by PeterH
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Triple Rock RR
Replies: 43
Views: 1123

Re: The Triple Rock RR

Nice one. Versatile too: weren't there buildings in the middle before.
by PeterH
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 157
Views: 12960

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Thanks for clarifying that.

Your layout continues to progress well. Though I'm wondering if the name is a play on words. In which case I'd disagree.
by PeterH
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Photo hosting?
Replies: 33
Views: 718

Re: Photo hosting?

I tried it. Chose bcode full. Simple and easy.

Image
by PeterH
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 157
Views: 12960

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Bill, Whatever 'host' and 'CDN' mean, Imgur's terms of service say not to 'host content for your website' and that is what you are doing here. The fact that Imgur give you suitable links doesn't mean they condone what you are doing, because we can use such links for other purposes, which don't contr...
by PeterH
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: SIDI FONTANA MOROCCO 1916 scale 1/72
Replies: 46
Views: 5609

Re: SIDI FONTANA MOROCCO 1916 scale 1/72

Great layout. I like how you show lots of photos.
by PeterH
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Photo hosting?
Replies: 33
Views: 718

Re: Photo hosting?

Yes, I'm happy to contribute. And I agree that an open forum is better than a closed one.
by PeterH
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Thank you, Photobucket !!!
Replies: 29
Views: 781

Re: Thank you, Photobucket !!!

Hi Grum, my gn15.info still works for me. I haven't logged in for years. I could still login even when my iPad autocorrected my user name: first letter a capital, space after.

Can you still log in to the forum?
by PeterH
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Photo hosting?
Replies: 33
Views: 718

Re: Photo hosting?

Hi Tom, are you happy that we link from other forums to our photos in my gn15.info? I remember a few years ago this wasn't allowed. If we link, won't gnatterbox eventually have the photobucket problem: having to pay for the traffic? Or maybe the amount of such traffic isn't much.
by PeterH
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 157
Views: 12960

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Nice chunky proportions. Obviously to be a hard-working loco. But I'm concerned you are using Imgur to host your photos. Their terms say not to do this: "Stuff not to do ... don't use Imgur to host image libraries you link to from elsewhere, content for your website, advertising, avatars, or an...
by PeterH
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sourcing Gn loco
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Sourcing Gn loco

Hi Jonty, welcome aboard. By mouldings, do you mean the loco bodies? A lot of people on this forum have made the bodies from cardboard or plastic. Have a look in the gnatterbox forum index at 'The loco shed', there is inspiration there. Steve Bennet/pepper 7 has sold nice loco bodies in the past, bu...
by PeterH
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Under the Dome
Replies: 7
Views: 302

Re: Under the Dome

Nice idea. I probably wouldn't build a dome layout – I have trouble to find modelling time as it is.
by PeterH
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Finally a new loco start
Replies: 35
Views: 1750

Re: Finally a new loco start

Good work. I'm looking forward to seeing this with a body.

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