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by Adrian
Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: NHER Pt.2 O9
Replies: 6
Views: 2825

G'day Si Like the scenic look of your layout. It looks good. Interested in your train automation. Simple but effective. Unfortunately the trigger for the isolating section didn't work as well as it might and so had to fudge it for the Mickleover show. Seems that Murphy can strike even on the simples...
by Adrian
Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Wheel standards for Gn15
Replies: 27
Views: 6949

G'day Simon I know that you are wanting a 'standard' size (no point reinventing the wheel, let alone the axle) but Steam Era Models, out here in Australia, not only have a selection of wheel sizes and types (mainly for HO models) and if asked nicely will make the axles any length that you specify. h...
by Adrian
Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:11 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Terminology?
Replies: 12
Views: 2255

G'day Juergen, I´d love to see many of them together at some kind of Gn15 Convention. I, for one, would love to attend such a convention....... But the tyranny of distance makes such a visit a distant pipe dream unless it was held in 'the land down-under'. Or if I could come up trumps with the local...
by Adrian
Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:02 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Terminology?
Replies: 12
Views: 2255

G'day Simon Just a few of my thoughts on the '0' scale narrow gauge naming debate. Long long time ago (in a galaxy far, far away) I was a member of a narrow gauge group who built modular layouts for exhibition display. (We were an egotistical bunch of codgers) We started with small stuff but as we a...
by Adrian
Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Has Photobucket been kicked ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1847

G'day All

Looks like I spoke too soon.

Everything appears back to normal now.

Don't know what I did --- if indeed anything --- but happy, its now working.

Have a nice day
by Adrian
Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:56 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Has Photobucket been kicked ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1847

Has Photobucket been kicked ?

G'day All Does anybody know if anything new has happened at Photobucket ? The first thing I noticed is that my avatar, stored on Photobucket, disappeared a few days ago. I then checked on some of my old postings and it looks like none of those pictures are displaying either. Then I tried to access P...
by Adrian
Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Malaysia Airlines MH370
Replies: 13
Views: 2763

G'day Latest news now is that the plane was high-jacked and the tracking device turned off by somebody. Maybe the on/off switch should be on the outside of the aircraft where it cannot be reached during the flight ? "OMG! I have to speculate with no foundation to go from or the sun will explode...
by Adrian
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Malaysia Airlines MH370
Replies: 13
Views: 2763

G'day All Last night the local TV station threw together a one hour 'special'. Theories ranged from human error to alien abduction. Think the whole exercise was just to use lots and lots of computer animation of planes exploding and breaking up and to fill our screen with flames and broken aircraft....
by Adrian
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Malaysia Airlines MH370
Replies: 13
Views: 2763

G'day Don Funny you should ask. There was an interview on the local radio just a few moments ago where this very subject was brought up. Apparently there is about one terabyte of information collected by the black box on an average flight. This is a lot of information which would have to probably se...
by Adrian
Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Lasercut micro-layout baseboard kits
Replies: 2
Views: 1736

G'day

They look good !

Pity they are on the wrong side of the world for me !

Cheers
by Adrian
Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gaugemaster controllers: which model ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3364

G'day Nice basic controller but might I suggest the addition of a car light globe in series with the output lead to protect the output transistor if (when ) there is a short on the track. A bulb such as used for a turn indicator is probably suitable. It will also act as a fault indicator if it is vi...
by Adrian
Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Now for something different!
Replies: 31
Views: 9167

G'day Trevor

Nice looking vehicle.

Was the prototype pulled by a loco or a horse ?
(It has that 'horse drawn tram' look about it)

Like the way your model is progressing.

Looks really good

Cheers
by Adrian
Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:09 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: A little 09 suprise for you
Replies: 10
Views: 4138

G'day Tom

Nice locos. Particularly like the side tank one.

Any idea on the price ?

Where do I order from ?

Cheers
by Adrian
Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Milimeters / inches
Replies: 7
Views: 2083

G'day Rick Personally, my take on 'G' scale, as in 'my' Gn15, to be 1/2" to the foot for large dimensions and 1 mm to the inch for small dimensions. Others may have other preferences but these work for me and as my layouts use a lot of selective compression anyway, who would ever know ? It also...
by Adrian
Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Gnew member, ex-lurker: Greetings, Gnatterbox
Replies: 16
Views: 4604

G'day Chris No, its not ongoing. I finished it some time ago and it has done yeoman service on a small layout that I use on the exhibition circuit. http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/vv148/adrian_hoad/Ennis%20Atoll/100_0974.jpg This is the finished loco on the unfinished layout. Simon The chassis is...
by Adrian
Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: GnAtterBoxes
Topic: APA being withdrawn
Replies: 8
Views: 5000

G'day Simon

no reason not to stock up on boxes.


Cost ?

They are half as much again, out here in the antipodes, compared with the UK.

Will just stick to my standard layout size (1.14m X 0.4m) for now.
I already have the stand and I know I can transport it.

Cheers
by Adrian
Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Gnew member, ex-lurker: Greetings, Gnatterbox
Replies: 16
Views: 4604

G'day Chris do you or anyone else know if other Gnatterboxers have ever scratchbuilt wheels? I don't know of any Gnatterboxers who have scratchbuilt wheels although there is a gentleman who builds all wooden loco's and rolling stock out here in Melbourne. All highly polished and showing the raw timb...
by Adrian
Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: petite properties
Replies: 4
Views: 1966

petite properties

G'day All Cannot remember seeing any mention of this company here before but just last weekend, at a local exhibition, I saw some of these models being built and I was suitably impressed. The models were superb --- very crisp and clean --- although they were actually assembled by one of the better m...
by Adrian
Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Gnew member, ex-lurker: Greetings, Gnatterbox
Replies: 16
Views: 4604

G'day Chris Welcome to the gnuthouse. Really impressed with your models and then I read that you work in paper ! That's really impressive (even if not powered) :!: Like that you even make your own wheels. One of the reasons I chose Gn15 is that I don't have to make any wheels. Seeing your Dalek, are...
by Adrian
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: GnAtterBoxes
Topic: APA being withdrawn
Replies: 8
Views: 5000

Typical :shock: :shock: :shock: You find something really useful and the manufactures remove it from their range :!: Was thinking of buying a few to start a modular layout, out here in the antipodes, but will now design my own system and get the lumber cut locally. Might be more expensive but will b...
by Adrian
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Model of the Month - very Gnice!
Replies: 34
Views: 10046

G'day Roger Thanks for the picture. Had a good look at the sizes and although the little man does fit there is also a lot of empty space as well. So although it might work as a 1/24 scale loco it would be representative of a big heavy industrial version rather than a 'cute' little fellow :shock: Mig...
by Adrian
Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:30 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Latest on import duty and charges
Replies: 14
Views: 2775

G'day Simon

This is why I like the Australian system.
Anything under $1000 comes in duty/GST (our version of VAT) free.

Maybe not so good for the local suppliers but handy for those things that they don't stock.

Don't know for how long it will last but not afraid to use it now.

Cheers
by Adrian
Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:56 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Model of the Month - very Gnice!
Replies: 34
Views: 10046

G'day Roger Now then here's the question - what colour shall i paint the loco?!!? On a little industrial diesel, whats best?! How long is a piece of string ? Suggested possible colours:- Green --- safe industrial colour with good contrast if you add 'wasp stripes' to the ends. Red --- a slightly dif...
by Adrian
Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:30 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Cheap LED lighting at post Xmas sales
Replies: 7
Views: 2422

G'day again Chris Just ordered and received another 100 white LEDs from a shop in China for less than $4. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130981371672&ssPageName=ADME:L:OU:AU:3160 Took less than the advertised time to arrive but the postage was free ! Although China's new ...
by Adrian
Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:58 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Model of the Month - very Gnice!
Replies: 34
Views: 10046

G'day Roger Nice find :D A 'cute' little loco with lots of charm and potential and an interesting manufacturer who I had not heard of before (now book marked !) When (if) I manage to get my outside track down and running I might have to buy one just to try it out. Even with postage to my side of the...

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