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by PeterH
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: regauging wheelsets
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: regauging wheelsets

It’s usually simple to push wheels along axles; the problems are: How to push them so the wheels stay at right angles to the axles: I use a drill press (pillar drill), or you can buy dedicated wheel pushers that are two parallel pieces of metal with threaded rod to tighten and holes to hold the axle...
by PeterH
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 264
Views: 130431

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Many thanks. It’s wonderful to see a great layout come to life again.
by PeterH
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hook Basin
Replies: 3
Views: 763

Re: Hook Basin

Thanks for those photos.
by PeterH
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 34
Views: 4386

Re: Crundells Estate

:D
by PeterH
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Forum hosting costs
Replies: 22
Views: 3190

Re: Forum hosting costs

Many thanks for doing all the backscene maintenance work like this Tom.
by PeterH
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line
Replies: 179
Views: 26205

Re: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line

Hi Les, I’ve just gone back and looked over this thread. Great modelling.
by PeterH
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Forum hosting costs
Replies: 22
Views: 3190

Re: Forum hosting costs

I would rather pay than have ads.
by PeterH
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Forum hosting costs
Replies: 22
Views: 3190

Re: Forum hosting costs

Tom, I wouldn’t use a separate photo hosting site. I’ll only put photos on a forum itself, to avoid possible problems in the future if the separate site changes.
by PeterH
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: A Decauvillish goods wagon: 1:25, 24 mm gauge
Replies: 13
Views: 2570

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

Practicing weathering. Artiist’s acrylics with lots of gesso, scrubbed on wi5h a wide brush. I’m vaguely following this thread: http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=4844&forum_id=18 , using a bit of the so called Flemish method. Though since I’m weathering it might be better called the ble...
by PeterH
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout
Replies: 24
Views: 2733

Re: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout

Nice bridge KEG. So I downloaded some paperbrick.co.uk: 2E436D17-B5D5-4B86-B467-0E8C0038D56F.jpeg And here’s my hand laid effort again: C4898F7B-2E88-4639-90AC-8D406B0BBF23.jpeg The paperbrick looks much more like the well-laid brick of the era I’m modelling. And it blends into the background of the...
by PeterH
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout
Replies: 24
Views: 2733

Re: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout

Good point Geoff.
by PeterH
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout
Replies: 24
Views: 2733

Re: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout

Aaah, bricks. The little wall of bricks I made here was to try modelling bricks. I probably won’t repeat it or take it further: 1 - The buildings in New Zealand that I want to model seem to be the Art Decoish buildings made between 1930 and 1950, which inevitably are finished with plaster/render. An...
by PeterH
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout
Replies: 24
Views: 2733

Re: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout

I finally figured out how to make a good-enough concrete plaster/render on a wall: 2CBBB746-9247-49B6-94CD-DF0F8441357D.jpeg There are lots of stages but it’s fairly quick. I use a 65 mm scraper from a builders supply shop to apply the filler. 1 - Apply a thin layer of house filler to get rid of the...
by PeterH
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Forum hosting costs
Replies: 22
Views: 3190

Re: Forum hosting costs

On the way. I need to arrange PayPal through my son, which will take a few days.
by PeterH
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout
Replies: 24
Views: 2733

Re: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout

Now inset track in concrete. I filled round the track with foamboard and card, then used lightweight filler/spackle to fill in the sleepers.n. Next time I’ll use plywood, because sanding the filler was tedious and the foam/card got messed up when I had to chisel off the ‘concrete’ above. Twice. AFC5...
by PeterH
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The T.P.&K Railway
Replies: 25
Views: 9355

Re: The T.P.&K Railway

Hi Geoff, Nice work. I hope you get time to fill your modelling space.
by PeterH
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 140
Views: 15487

Re: Longstone 2

Hi Graham, I’ve just looked back over this thread. Nice work, you’ve achieved a lot in just a year. I wish you both well for the exhibitions.
by PeterH
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Where is Everyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 847

Re: Where is Everyone?

Bilco wrote:Brian Clarke produced kits for 009, and 16mm NG locos and trackwork, as well as writing about narrow gauge subjects. ...


Thanks, I’ve just spent a delightful half hour looking at those. But half an hour not modelling.
by PeterH
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Where is Everyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 847

Re: Where is Everyone?

I’m still here, though I’ve had a bad cold for a week and haven’t been modelling. Who is Brian Clarke?
by PeterH
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track
Replies: 32
Views: 2626

Re: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track

we really must find a better nomenclature for this scale/gauge combination - yet 1/12n16.5 seems incredibly clumsy too - any ideas guys? W maybe = whimsical. I think the scale/gauge name helps put the layout into a category - we expect different things from a Gn15 layout and an S4 layout, a differe...
by PeterH
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout
Replies: 24
Views: 2733

Re: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout

Thanks Gerald
by PeterH
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout
Replies: 24
Views: 2733

Re: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout

Thanks Doc and Gerald. Gerald: your bricks look just like I wanted to achieve - subtle colour and the grout looks perfect. I looked on your website where you describe making them and will try what you have done. You used grout for the mortar, is that the grout that people use to fill the joins betwe...
by PeterH
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout
Replies: 24
Views: 2733

Re: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout

Bricks are done, a bit of a struggle. There seem to be two ways to finish bricks: 1 - Paint the bricks, then apply the ‘mortar’. The problem is that you can’t then change the brick colour much. 2 - Apply the ‘mortar’, then paint the bricks. The problem is how avoid getting brick colour on the mortar...
by PeterH
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ambasador Works... Chocolate Box Micro
Replies: 149
Views: 69940

Re: Ambasador Works... Chocolate Box Micro

Wow, thank you Colin for taking the time and putting in the effort to restore the photos in this thread. I’m making a layout now that uses several of your ideas from here.
by PeterH
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: (F) Mr. Chip's Potato Farm (1:12 Micro Layout)
Replies: 54
Views: 53083

Re: (F) Mr. Chip's Potato Farm (1:12 Micro Layout)

Chris, it’s great to see those photos again.

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