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by PeterH
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Cordale Hall Railway
Replies: 39
Views: 1308

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: 39
Views: 1308

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: 25
Views: 743

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: 39
Views: 1308

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: 496

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: 496

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: 35897

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: 496

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: 7619

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: 496

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: 496

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: 496

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: 93

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: 742

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: 25
Views: 743

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: 39
Views: 1308

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: 39
Views: 1308

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: 90

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: 452

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: 279
Views: 135660

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: 703

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: 742

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?
by PeterH
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Scalescenes Industrial Boxfile Layout
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Scalescenes Industrial Boxfile Layout

Yes, I’ve seen that kit on another forum, and it seems a great start for a layout. You can sometimes convert an 00 scale model to G by increasing the size of the doors and windows. In this case the low building in the middle at the bottom might be too low; also the conveyor? on the right above the t...
by PeterH
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Gnew member and Gnewbie
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Gnew member and Gnewbie

Bonjour Chris. Welcome to gnatterbox.
by PeterH
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Article on choosing plywood
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Article on choosing plywood

My layouts have been small, so I’ve used a block of that cheap polystyrene foam and run something around the edges to protect it (1.6 mm mounting card). Bigger layouts need more substantial engineering to cope with detachable sections, legs, changes in climate. All-wood construction tends to be heav...

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