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by PeterH
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout
Replies: 6
Views: 77

Re: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout

Another mock-up. This is like eating potato chips (that’s ‘crisps’ in imperial units). I followed Stockers’ suggestion to make the ‘usable’ part of the loading platform longer, to fit 2 wagons. I didn’t want to put a door in the building face to the right of the platform, so I ran the steps along th...
by PeterH
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pet (it's all Ralph and Gerry's fault)
Replies: 116
Views: 42539

Re:

Good things take time.
by PeterH
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout
Replies: 6
Views: 77

Re: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout

Thanks for the suggestion Chris.
by PeterH
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout
Replies: 6
Views: 77

Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout

Aaah, the difficult third layout. A number of more ambitious false starts convinced me that I should keep it small. And RMWeb’s cakebox challenge makes me to do that: the maximum size is 200 x 200 x 150 mm. This of course is yet another Simplicity Sidings clone, I didn’t make one earlier, and is muc...
by PeterH
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Robin’s simplicity sidings - reconstructed thread with photos
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Robin’s simplicity sidings - reconstructed thread with photos

I liked Robin’s little layout and was sad when the photos fell victim to botophucket. I’d downloaded the photos and have posted them below, together with parts of the discussion. The original thread is here: http://gn15.info/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5621. The photos and words below are Robin’s: DFB80F9...
by PeterH
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 555
Views: 199430

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

I hope Rail-Ex goes well. It’s great to see photos of those layouts again.
by PeterH
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 25
Views: 337

Re: Macton II

Progress. What do you mean by printing a building?
by PeterH
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 25
Views: 337

Re: Macton II

Looking good. I think I remember your original posts making that sandstone building, cutting the slabs from card.
by PeterH
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Challengnes
Topic: Cakebox challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Cakebox challenge

RMWeb is up again,
by PeterH
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 25
Views: 337

Re: Macton II

Hi Michael, I like the level of detail in the middle and right, so the left now looks a bit plain to me. In your version 1 I liked the alley to the back just to the left of the middle building. You could have an alley and have another building in the back left corner to match that building in the fr...
by PeterH
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Challengnes
Topic: Cakebox challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Cakebox challenge

Oops, the RMWeb website seems to be down. Choked up on sticky cake?
by PeterH
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 25
Views: 337

Re: Macton II

Yes, I prefer version 2. The gate and crane? extending front to back make interest. Though I think the back left corner needs a bit of thought: the track looks a bit fussy, and the corner seems to need an object to give it balance/a frame.
by PeterH
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Challengnes
Topic: Cakebox challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Cakebox challenge

RMWeb is running a challenge to build a layout that will fit in a cakebox. A cakebox is 8 x 8 x 6 inches outside, so it needs to be slightly less to fit in the box, say 200 x 200 x 150 mm max. Deadline is late next year. I’m thinking something small like this will get me modelling again; I’ve been s...
by PeterH
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 25
Views: 337

Re: Macton II

Great to see Macton being remade. I look forward to your posts.
by PeterH
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Watts' - or Volts: a battery loco
Replies: 40
Views: 10214

Re: Watts' - or Volts: a battery loco

Hi Bill, many thanks for posting all those photos on Flickr. And keeping the threads alive.
by PeterH
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Skips the Hard Way
Replies: 11
Views: 12145

Re: (F) Skips the Hard Way

Hi Bill, many thanks for putting together those Flickr albums. It’s great that those threads will stay useful.
by PeterH
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 182
Views: 14816

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Is working now! Thanks Bill
by PeterH
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Am Steinhoff electric loco?
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Am Steinhoff electric loco?

Ha, great looking loco and interesting prototype.
by PeterH
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Struppe Storage Battery Locos of Lainz/Vienna
Replies: 64
Views: 32527

Re: Struppe Storage Battery Locos of Lainz/Vienna

Gerald posts (a bit) more frequently on the Westlake forum:

http://www.finescalerr.com/smf/index.php?topic=2260.165

Maybe you can figure out the size of the loco from his photos, knowing the gauge of the track.
by PeterH
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: SIDI FONTANA MOROCCO 1916 scale 1/72
Replies: 52
Views: 6251

Re: SIDI FONTANA MOROCCO 1916 scale 1/72

A great layout. I like how you’ve used bright contrasty colours to bathe the layout in hot sunshine.
by PeterH
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: New laser cut boxvan!
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: New laser cut boxvan!

That looks lovely.
by PeterH
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: A delightful animated railway
Replies: 5
Views: 289

A delightful animated railway

http://alexanderperrin.com.au/paper/shorttrip/

Click/taphold a side of the display. Don’t go too fast or you won’t be able to stop at the stations.
by PeterH
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Things I've done
Topic: Fixing Photobucket
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: Fixing Photobucket

Yes, I’ll help with this. I’d like to help recover some threads I come back to, like simplicity sidings and the traversers. I’ve got the knowledge.Though I’ve got an iPad and an earlier version of Firefox on Linux.
by PeterH
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Austrian Steel Works
Replies: 4
Views: 348

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: 469

Re: 1/12 scale on H0 track

I think you've flattered him too much.

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