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by PeterH
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Estate Update
Replies: 42
Views: 2045

Re: Estate Update

Well, I’ve never messed with a model body. But admire those who do. My diorama book says to clothe figures with Kleenex or thin paper coated with a putty made from styrene scraps dissolved in solvent - he uses trichlorethylene. Want me to send you some scans?
by PeterH
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bergerac's small layout
Replies: 11
Views: 172

Re: Bergerac's small layout

Well, I’m looking forward to whatever eventuates.

When I make a model it always turns out to be much more difficult than I expected.
by PeterH
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: First micro layout
Replies: 16
Views: 353

Re: First micro layout (now dismantled)

Chris, I’m sorry you’ve dismantled your layout. I had a look at your thread on ngrm and that person said ‘those ties are certainly not going anywhere!’. I take this as him saying that the ties look well fastened down and aren’t going to move. Also, he is probably making a joke about your track...
by PeterH
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: First micro layout
Replies: 16
Views: 353

Re: First micro layout

I’m looking forward to seeing your progress.
by PeterH
Tue May 28, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Heywood minimum gauge photos
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Heywood minimum gauge photos

Thanks for posting that - our bible.

The figures remind me of the ones on Bilco’s layout.
by PeterH
Mon May 27, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Estate Update
Replies: 42
Views: 2045

Re: Estate Update

Wow, that’s turned out well. That wall along the front sets it off well, and gives me an idea for my stalled layout.
by PeterH
Thu May 23, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Two major crimes in Gn15 and Gnine
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: Two major crimes in Gn15 and Gnine

Nice modelling, and very much in the gnatterbox spirit.
by PeterH
Thu May 23, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Currently un-named scrapyard
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: Currently un-named scrapyard

I’m looking forward to more photos. I build rolling stock slowly, so don’t yet have the population for a scrapyard.
by PeterH
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Estate Update
Replies: 42
Views: 2045

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: 166

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: 361

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: 2026

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: 2026

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: 42
Views: 2045

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: 2026

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: 745

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: 745

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: 36395

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: 745

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: 8550

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: 745

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: 745

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: 745

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: 156

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: 929

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.

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