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by PeterH
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Estate Update
Replies: 37
Views: 1660

Re: Estate Update

Good work.

That fiddle yard reminds me of a carnival ride. Just add flashing LEDs.
by PeterH
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Free brick papers
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: Free brick papers

Thanks. Some interesting tutorials there.

There are printed bricks on http://paperbrick.co.uk/ but it doesn’t seem to make PDFs any more, which is a shame.
by PeterH
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: First Gn15 build
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: First Gn15 build

Looks good. Congratulations. Is the tube in the middle of the photo what you cut up to make the bearings?
by PeterH
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Cordale Hall Railway
Replies: 40
Views: 1795

Re: The Cordale Hall Railway

Thanks for that BBB (blow-by-blow). I’ve often wondered how to use those LED striplights. You’ve shown it’s a great way to light small interiors.

I assume the Duchess insisted on the lighting, to light the dark places where the duck could get up to mischief.
by PeterH
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Cordale Hall Railway
Replies: 40
Views: 1795

Re: The Cordale Hall Railway

TrainsOnArran wrote:After the last post, I feel I need to do something to restore some modelling credibility!

Well, first yellow ducks, now redhead birds in the garage. I wonder what goes on in the packing shed...
by PeterH
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Estate Update
Replies: 37
Views: 1660

Re: Estate Update

Nice colour - to me it looks just a bit brash and of today.
by PeterH
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Cordale Hall Railway
Replies: 40
Views: 1795

Re: The Cordale Hall Railway

I love how your glasshouse turned out.
by PeterH
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Peter’s 1:25, 24 mm gauge rolling stock
Replies: 12
Views: 653

Re: Peter’s 1:25, 24 mm gauge rolling stock

Paint happens. Paint is mostly cheap gesso, coloured with artist’s rod oxide or black. Scumbled on in several thin layers. Via this underpainting: 339DC0A0-C1E0-4471-885D-26A310FA5CCA.jpeg To this: BC5B2870-C24C-4357-AC3A-8D9E2AC51C2A.jpeg It took too many steps and was difficult to paint the gaps b...
by PeterH
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Peter’s 1:25, 24 mm gauge rolling stock
Replies: 12
Views: 653

Re: Peter’s 1:25, 24 mm gauge rolling stock

Thanks John and Chris. There are a couple of modelling groups in Auckland, mostly the New Zealand 3 ft 6 in railway, but the groups are too far away for me. I’m modelling what I find behind local shops ... if indeed there was ever a railway behind the local shops.
by PeterH
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: amoured train 15'' romney hyde
Replies: 87
Views: 36213

Re: amoured train 15'' romney hyde

Did you ever finish your wagon? You’ve modelled several armoured wagons on rails and they all seem a bit suspect to me. If the attacker destroys bits of the track, aren’t the defenders then stuck in a box with limited field of fire? That Axis war history forum was fascinating, but I have too many di...
by PeterH
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Peter’s 1:25, 24 mm gauge rolling stock
Replies: 12
Views: 653

Re: Peter’s 1:25, 24 mm gauge rolling stock

Thank you Peter. I have fun using card and wood. Underneath is finished. D8FAC93F-33E8-4C6D-8F84-69703A3E0A4B.jpeg Each pinpoint axle runs in a U shape brass holder and two holders are soldered to a black spring steel strip. The spring strip screws to the underframe near the middle, with a card wash...
by PeterH
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 56
Views: 8278

Re: Crundells Estate

A successful show, congratulations.
by PeterH
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Peter’s 1:25, 24 mm gauge rolling stock
Replies: 12
Views: 653

Re: Peter’s 1:25, 24 mm gauge rolling stock

And now solebars; the piece of cardboard on the back locates everything in the right place.
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by PeterH
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Peter’s 1:25, 24 mm gauge rolling stock
Replies: 12
Views: 653

Re: Peter’s 1:25, 24 mm gauge rolling stock

Springtime. 5CD5A937-9FDB-4AA1-91DD-27C757EF4F27.jpeg I laminated strips of cardboard (over the same wood former that I used on the roof), then cut a 3 mm length for each spring. I’ve got room for plenty more. A8655506-89F5-4777-A035-D422530631CD.jpeg The lines on the piece of laminated cardboard ar...
by PeterH
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Peter’s 1:25, 24 mm gauge rolling stock
Replies: 12
Views: 653

Re: Peter’s 1:25, 24 mm gauge rolling stock

... well the stick boys are well back from their holiday up North, and have been sticking on more sticks. The body has ‘doors’, washers and ‘bolts’. The bolts are pieces of 1 mm square stripwood eased into 1.2 mm diameter holes. Pythagoras wins again. F0BD064C-3DCC-4435-9D5F-675357ADB24D.jpeg And a ...
by PeterH
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Nice video on making scenery
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Nice video on making scenery

Simple ways to build good scenery. There’s not much new, but I like how he shows how it all coming together:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HEG3d0cMuv4

Spoiler: he has lots more great videos.
by PeterH
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Stackpole
Replies: 17
Views: 862

Re: Stackpole

Nice wagons. And a great idea to change locations by swapping the backscene.

I like the blow-by-blow posts myself. I enjoy seeing how others do it and I learn other ways to make things. Though it emphasises how slowly I model.
by PeterH
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Estate Update
Replies: 37
Views: 1660

Re: Estate Update

I like the curves and off-center arrangement.
by PeterH
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Cordale Hall Railway
Replies: 40
Views: 1795

Re: The Cordale Hall Railway

Paul, I’d be wary of inviting female guests from Berger Hall. Kaffie, Jessica and Ambrosia would be fine, but I worry that the likes of Lady Frideswide and Mlle Etoile Michelin would prevent any eventual reconciliation with the Duchess.
by PeterH
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Cordale Hall Railway
Replies: 40
Views: 1795

Re: The Cordale Hall Railway

I wouldn’t worry about the boxes not fitting snugly in the wagon. When I see photos of prototype railways, I’m often impressed by how awkward and Ill-fitting things seem to be. I assume that boxes were rarely designed with the size of the wagon in mind.
by PeterH
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Error reports
Topic: Service Unavailable Error
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Service Unavailable Error

I see this too; the cure is the same.
by PeterH
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Three stupid bandits
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: Three stupid bandits

Very nice Chris. Colour, texture, proportions and theme all blend together convincingly.
by PeterH
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 280
Views: 136818

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Congratulations on inspiring someone to make (and finish) a layout. I liked seeing your last photo - a punter’s eye view of the whole layout rather than the more normal camera’s eye view of a bit of the layout. I’m sorry to hear about your polymyalgia. As I get older I encounter all kinds of strange...
by PeterH
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: It's time to pay our hosting bill again
Replies: 25
Views: 933

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

Ulÿsse wrote:Do I need a Paypal account to donate ? I'm a little bit lost... :oops: Thanks.


Stockers: I don’t have a PayPal account. I went to their website but there wasn’t an obvious way of making a donation.
by PeterH
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Stackpole
Replies: 17
Views: 862

Re: Stackpole

Good to see some motive power. What is the original of the photo in the backscene? Did the printer hand colour it to turn it from black and white to colour?

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