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by mad gerald
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Possible source of remote control
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Re: Possible source of remote control

G'day, Discovered those recently in a local toy shop ... they also stock an ipad/iphone controlled version ... https://www.amazon.com/Brio-33863-BRIO-App-Enabled-Train/dp/B01C64OCUG ... which uses bluetooth. I'm curious, which gauge it would run on (if wheels turn out to be swapable) ... Cheers
by mad gerald
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 48
Views: 1613

Re: 7/8ths on o16.5

.. did you make any more progress past the card mock up on your micro layout ? I do like it . it was this one gerald ... Kevin, I have not started the conversion yet, 'cause I had to fix some minor issues first: was i. e. not quite sure regarding the gauge (26,7 mm representing ~18" or 16,5 mm...
by mad gerald
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 48
Views: 1613

Re: 7/8ths on o16.5

... but they all have a low center of gravity in common, which IMHO is helpful/necessary to prevent them from tipping over ... do you eventually have another example, showing a loco with a higher frame ... or the drivers seat not mounted on the floor (apart from Listers) ... perhaps considering 10 1...
by mad gerald
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 48
Views: 1613

Re: 7/8ths on o16.5

chris stockdale wrote:Makes you think, doesn't it?

... definitely absolutely :!: ... thanks for the additional input - very much appreciated!!!

Cheers

PS: Visited your FB site already these days
by mad gerald
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 48
Views: 1613

Re: 7/8ths on o16.5

There is a prototype for the line through a garage and round the house quite close to me in Dorchester, Dorset, UK. 7 1/4 gauge and owned by the publisher of Miniature Railway magazine. ... waaayyy cooool! :shock: nice one Gerald funny thing I was looking at your layout the other day ... :lol: Hi G...
by mad gerald
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 48
Views: 1613

Re: 7/8ths on o16.5

G'day all, Just dropped in accidentally ... just in case it might be of interest - I finally came to the idea of a micro layout in 1/16 scale with a railroad running on 16,5 mm tracks, representing 10 1/4" (260 mm) gauge ... Plan of micro layout (still only mock up from card board) http://www.d...
by mad gerald
Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Borkum Match Light Railway - the Workbench thread
Replies: 31
Views: 3606

Re: Borkum Match Light Railway - the Workbench thread

henrix72se wrote: RTR from Simply78. See this page http://laurell.today/layouts/bmt/showcase/locos.html


chris stockdale wrote:More on the loco here too: http://www.7-8ths.info/index.php?topic=353.0


... thanks for Feedback ... 8)

cheers
by mad gerald
Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Borkum Match Light Railway - the Workbench thread
Replies: 31
Views: 3606

Re: Borkum Match Light Railway - the Workbench thread

Henrik,

sorry for interrupting your workbench thread, but there was a little red loco on your former Borkum layout ... was it scratchbuilt, a kit ... and what scale ...?

/Gerald
by mad gerald
Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Borkum Match Light Railway - the Workbench thread
Replies: 31
Views: 3606

Re: Borkum Match Light Railway - the Workbench thread

Henrik,

Thanks for the additional information ... as I said: very interesting (and tempting) - will visit your workbench report/your website more often ...

Cheers
by mad gerald
Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Borkum Match Light Railway - the Workbench thread
Replies: 31
Views: 3606

Re: Borkum Match Light Railway - the Workbench thread

Henrik, It drives me mad, when you show up with interesting (and tempting) topics like these ... :wink: ... I visit your website from time to time, but somehow I must have missed this developing ... :roll: At first a lot of questions (couldn't find answers on your site that fast): - 22,4 mm is S gau...
by mad gerald
Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Scale 1:22,5 | 2 Preiser guys and 1 Gn15 loco (Diesel Draisine #13)
Replies: 0
Views: 5306

Scale 1:22,5 | 2 Preiser guys and 1 Gn15 loco (Diesel Draisine #13)

G'day all, Tidying up my work bench I decided to part with some of my stuff: 2 Preiser-Figures | Workers/Railway Workers/Welder used (good condition), but only for reference on pics for sale EUR 10,00 (both) http://www.buntbahn.de/fotos/data/8277/3520150809-Preiser-Arbeiter-klein.jpg Gn15 loco Diese...
by mad gerald
Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Ikea Box Challenge
Replies: 25
Views: 4450

I use almost any polyclay I can find for my figures and as I have a bit too much of it I usuallly mix my own. It's fairly old, but can be softened by mixing mineral oil in it. Off the shelf PREMO is my favorite for working small like this. Super sculpey is better for fine detail, but it's also not ...
by mad gerald
Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Ikea Box Challenge
Replies: 25
Views: 4450

Chris,

I very much like your nano layout, especially considering the shortage of time you had ... :!:

And I'm curious what kind of "putty" you used, creating the figures. Is it sculpey - and if so: what type would you recommend?

Cheers
by mad gerald
Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pattern for a Loco ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3678

Re: FINALLY . . . .

a picture of my loco, hauling some lava. dsc09190.jpg I loaded it to mygn15; where is it? JR .. I assume, you simply did not use the whole path and did not put the link in image-tags?! To make pics visible here, you have to link them as follows: [img]...path.../dsc09190.jpg[/img] "Path" m...
by mad gerald
Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pattern for a Loco ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3678

Re: More Plans & Models

Danke! A Baldwin street car motor, couplers from Ozark, and styrene from Evergreen? VERY nice job! "Ich weiss nicht was soll es bedeuten, das Ich so traurig bin" (you remember Die Lorelei?, The maiden who lured sailors to death on the rocks.) Joe, nice to see, that the German roots of Bre...
by mad gerald
Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pattern for a Loco ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3678

Re: Pattern for a Loco ?

I'm not involved in building Gn15 anymore and just dropped in accidentally, but ... I'm wanting to build a Gn15 loco, a little larger than the ones where a guy sits side-saddle in the open. The driver/engineer should sit or stand in a cab with windows on three sides, and the fourth open? ... what ab...
by mad gerald
Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Plymouth 2 1/2 ton at 1/13.7 scale
Replies: 17
Views: 7521

Georg, Please allow me one question: Can anybody get those printed parts and if the answer is yes, where? ... Franck's first posting includes his offer and links for purchasing parts: ... Franck hat die Moeglichkeit zur Bestellung einiger Teile in seinem ersten Posting angeboten und verlinkt: ... Fo...
by mad gerald
Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 1/16 Diorama Backyard Hospital Supply Railway Lainz-inspired
Replies: 3
Views: 5040

... Now, we're all waiting for the how-to on scratchbuilding the retractable sweepers on locomotive pilot ... ...sorry in case of disappointing you, Forrest, but this is going only to be a "look-a-like", so there only will be similar buildings and rolling stock - unfortunately no retracta...
by mad gerald
Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 1/16 Diorama Backyard Hospital Supply Railway Lainz-inspired
Replies: 3
Views: 5040

1/16 Diorama Backyard Hospital Supply Railway Lainz-inspired

Happy new year, everyone ... As it seems I'm tending to be easily distracted from my stuff (and attracted by new projetcs), instead of finishing some of my humble modelling attempts, apart from the permanent lack of time and space (and periodical occurence of problems with my thumbs joints), I came ...
by mad gerald
Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 1/16 CAT-style forklift truck on rails
Replies: 29
Views: 13243

G'evening all, May be somebody already started wondering what happened to the CAT-style forklift truck on rails ... (regarding over 4,000 views) ... umm, well, it spent some time as a shelf orphan as I was not able to continue work. In the meantime I modified the layout of my blog. Recently I starte...
by mad gerald
Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Looking for drawings or rear photo of Oer Sik loco
Replies: 2
Views: 2326

Underworld,

Somebody answered your request at the Buntbahn Forum: http://www.buntbahn.de/modellbau/viewtopic.php?p=295768#295768

Cheers
by mad gerald
Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Hello from Germany
Replies: 6
Views: 2482

Re: Hello from Germany

Moin Christoph, ... In a few german Internetforen* you can find me under the same Nickname (like Buntbahn.de, die Feldbahnsinnigen or others). *what the hell is the english word? A possible term IMHO would be model(l)ing forums (or "fora", to be particularly pedantic). :wink: BTW: Nice to ...
by mad gerald
Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 1/16 CAT-style forklift truck on rails
Replies: 29
Views: 13243

Looking very nice MG, loving the stature of this little beaut. Looks very nice, but maybe a bit colour could give you some satisfaction of getting a bit further .. :wink: ... thanks, guys ... :D ... have to finish the front part and inner part (seat) before covering it with primer - painting and we...
by mad gerald
Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 1/16 CAT-style forklift truck on rails
Replies: 29
Views: 13243

G'day all, Only a little progress to report: In the meantime I almost finished the "firewall". The opening on the left (in driving direction) for the steering linkage (on prototype) has to be closed. Therefore I'm gonna simulate some welded sheet metal (styrene with welding bead from putty...
by mad gerald
Mon May 13, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 1/16 CAT-style forklift truck on rails
Replies: 29
Views: 13243

G'day all, Nice !! ... thx ... :D Meanwhile I glued some styrene parts to the front, where the fork lift mechanism is mounted to the prototype. The opening where a hydraulic tube is lead out to operate the hydraulic mechanism at the prototype I covered on the modell with round "sheet metal"...

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