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by PeterH
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 552
Views: 199292

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: 24
Views: 276

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: 24
Views: 276

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: 70

Re: Cakebox challenge

RMWeb is up again,
by PeterH
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 24
Views: 276

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: 70

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: 24
Views: 276

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: 70

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: 24
Views: 276

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: 10203

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: 12143

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: 14792

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: 173

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: 32518

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: 6232

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: 171

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: 285

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: 177

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: 335

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: 465

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: 465

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: 572

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: 182
Views: 14792

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: 572

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: 572

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...

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