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by Boghopper
Wed May 24, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 95
Views: 6647

Re: Longstone 2

I think that stream is ace. It really conveys a damp, fern-lading ravine, Well done!
by Boghopper
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 182
Views: 14849

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

I'm very encouraged by the treatment and result you've achieved with your trees Bill. I've got quite a number of similar specimens I bought on *bay and may well resort to similar treatments.
by Boghopper
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Thrubwell Hall
Replies: 37
Views: 9844

Re: Thrubwell Hall

Sorry, iPhone glitch, double post.
by Boghopper
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Thrubwell Hall
Replies: 37
Views: 9844

Re: Thrubwell Hall

I see what you mean about 15 - and beyond. ;)
by Boghopper
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Factory Layout v2
Replies: 66
Views: 6470

Re: Factory Layout v2

I am so loving this thread. The factory building is just like ones I knew when at art college in the late 60s. During the holidays I worked at Carter Tiles in Poole and fondly remember the great cavernous buildings. And that little elevated office, well it sends shivers down my spine, remembering th...
by Boghopper
Tue May 17, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Good-bye GerryB
Replies: 47
Views: 5390

Re: Good-bye GerryB

I remember we met at Expong, a fews years ago, when we were introduced by Chris Krupa. I have since followed your essays into GN15 and been delighted and amused by turns. I'm sorry that you're going through such a trying time but full of admiration for the way your dealing with it. My thoughts are w...
by Boghopper
Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Herb's Mechanical
Replies: 53
Views: 5829

Re: Herb's Mechanical

I may be wrong Larry, but if it's stuck down so well, surely it shouldn't be a problem? It's only loose particles you need to worry about. I mainly model 009 but have never had a problem with the tiny mechanisms I use even though the occasional piece of scatter or scenic material breaks loose. Perha...
by Boghopper
Sat May 30, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gn15 model at Barton le Clay Members Day?
Replies: 12
Views: 2436

Re: Gn15 model at Barton le Clay Members Day?

This link should take you to Des's photostream. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dest11/sets/
by Boghopper
Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Witch Alarm at the KEG
Replies: 8
Views: 1767

Re: Witch Alarm at the KEG

Brilliant video Juergen. Can we see more of the set pieces please?
by Boghopper
Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Narrow gauge art pizza layout
Replies: 4
Views: 1145

Re: Narrow gauge art pizza layout

Saw that on TV last night. I think there was more than one pizza. Interesting...
by Boghopper
Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A tentative toe in the water
Replies: 33
Views: 6399

Well, it's too late to do any more - even if I had the time - but I'm happy with the wee beastie now. It looks as I planned and runs growlingly well so even if I don't win the critter competition (unlikely seeing the stiff opposition) I'm pleased I took the time to build it and enter. It's been an i...
by Boghopper
Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 3D printed loco
Replies: 42
Views: 8134

What Tom said. :wink:
by Boghopper
Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A tentative toe in the water
Replies: 33
Views: 6399

You want me to knock it about a bit Gerry??!!
by Boghopper
Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Watts'
Replies: 85
Views: 23666

I wish I could 'like' Bill, because you've done a fantastic job. The sparse grass really enhances the barren cliffs and ridges and brings the scene alive. Fantastic work.
by Boghopper
Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A tentative toe in the water
Replies: 33
Views: 6399

Ventilator panel fashioned from ali food tray with louvres pushed out is now fixed to front. With a loaned circle of set track running trials have commenced. Track very dirty but after a rub with a graphite pencil slow, smooth running now achieved. Video below to demonstrate. http://i1287.photobucke...
by Boghopper
Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A tentative toe in the water
Replies: 33
Views: 6399

I've now painted the 'lid' with a mixture of black and grey to represent roofing felt. The second coat of 80, matt grass green, has been applied thinly over the body, allowing the blue and the wood to show through. The hinges and handles have been lightly brushed with 70, matt brick red, which I alw...
by Boghopper
Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A tentative toe in the water
Replies: 33
Views: 6399

Dumb buffers, fabricated from balsa to give a thicker section of timber are now in place. The whole body was given a coat of a mix of Humbrol 56, aluminium, and 29, matt dark earth, to give an all-over aged look. Then a first top coat of 89, matt middle blue, was applied sparingly so the 'wood' show...
by Boghopper
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A tentative toe in the water
Replies: 33
Views: 6399

Oh no! Not another shift in scale! :( I think I'd better finish Compass Point first. I do like your work though and it's very tempting. :wink:
by Boghopper
Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A tentative toe in the water
Replies: 33
Views: 6399

Thanks Simon. As it's new venture/scale I'm wandering in the dark to some extent so it's nice to know I'm going in the right direction.
by Boghopper
Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A tentative toe in the water
Replies: 33
Views: 6399

It seems the 'outhouse' kit I mentioned is a Tom Yorke kit based on a 1953 Swedish prototype, originally battery powered but re-engined several times. I see his has an IC engine but I think I'll stick to battery power. However I may add a bit more detail, perhaps a light and a bell. http://i1287.pho...
by Boghopper
Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A tentative toe in the water
Replies: 33
Views: 6399

Well I think I've gone as far as I can with the construction of the body. As the card roof represents roofing felt, I've glued a couple of battens on each side to make it look more like a shed. Hinges on the door and the tops of the sloping hatches are made from the foil tray that dog food comes in....
by Boghopper
Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Anyone selling a small layout
Replies: 2
Views: 808

What size and scale are you looking for?
by Boghopper
Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A tentative toe in the water
Replies: 33
Views: 6399

Thanks Chris. I've just been experimenting with making hinges from the foil tray that dog food comes in. Seems to work quite well.
by Boghopper
Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: H0e Model railroad in a suitcase
Replies: 9
Views: 2072

Not bad for a rabbit warren tail-chaser.
by Boghopper
Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A tentative toe in the water
Replies: 33
Views: 6399

centre cab locos suit Gn15 very well. I built a cardboard one a few years ago, it nicely covered the Lima motor. I think Steve had one in his range, and there is one on the 40cm gauge Brickyards museum line in Brittany. What chassis is that? Sorry Simon, Just realised you asked about the chassis. N...

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