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by mad gerald
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track
Replies: 32
Views: 1025

Re: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track

... OK, thanks ... but I see trouble coming regarding proper threads/paths with "1/4" in it ... :roll:
by mad gerald
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track
Replies: 32
Views: 1025

Re: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track

Stockers,

following this "nomenclature" ... what would - in your opinion - be a matching term regarding 1/16 scale running on 16,5 mm track representing 10 1/4 gauge ...?! :roll: 1/16n10 1/4 ... or ... 1/16n10.25 ... or else?

Cheers
by mad gerald
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout
Replies: 16
Views: 675

Re: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout

Good luck!
by mad gerald
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout
Replies: 16
Views: 675

Re: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout

PeterH wrote:You used grout for the mortar, is that the grout that people use to fill the joins between tiles in bathrooms and kitchens?

Yes, standard quality grout, available at DIY-shops.
by mad gerald
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout
Replies: 16
Views: 675

Re: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout

G'day, To apply joint mortar into the joints at first I tried to sweep it in, using a paint brush (and the mortar to be fixed it with a layer of clear varnish when applied) - which did not work quite proper, especially because the mortar powder stuck too much to the surface of the bricks - or would ...
by mad gerald
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track
Replies: 32
Views: 1025

Re: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track

... Dimensions are: (all measured from a flat surface, so allow for the flange dept) all are LWH in mm :- Loco 91 X 50.5 X 140 Flat 60 X 50.5 X 20.5 Two Plank 60 X 50.5 X 47 to the centre of the top plank I have similar measurements regarding my 1/16 rolling stock on 16.5 mm track, representing 10 ...
by mad gerald
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track
Replies: 32
Views: 1025

Re: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track

Way cool ... 8) ... a very pleasant design, like it a lot! What kind of bogie do you need as a donor? Bachmann On30 tram?

Cheers
by mad gerald
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Possible source of remote control
Replies: 5
Views: 450

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: 1874

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: 1874

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: 1874

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: 1874

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: 1874

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: 3662

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: 3662

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: 3662

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: 3662

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: 5318

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: 4504

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: 4504

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: 3727

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: 3727

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: 3727

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: 7660

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: 5059

... 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...

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