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by Jes
Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Kato chassis on Tomix turnout problem
Replies: 14
Views: 10049

That makes sense in a way, but that would mean that the loco always has to face the same direction when running over the turnout. Turning the loco would mean that it's even less balanced as the weight would push the wheels even deeper. Or am I seeing this the wrong way? But perhaps I could glue thin...
by Jes
Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Kato chassis on Tomix turnout problem
Replies: 14
Views: 10049

Kato chassis on Tomix turnout problem

Hi all, Has anyone tried to run Kato 11-103 chassis-based loco's on Tomix tight radius (140mm) turnouts? I'm unable to get mine to reliably run on them, they usually stall somewhere halfway. Any thoughts on how to solve this problem? Putting some extra weight on the chassis does not help. I have a b...
by Jes
Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: A slightly bigger G9 layout
Replies: 9
Views: 9020

Thanks for the tip Chris! I think Puresprings is a great layout, and I love the prototype as well (remember to have seen some colour footage of it once). I'll see how that idea works in G9, thanks! I also came across the Gaslight trolley from Roll models inc . Link to an image of the trolley: http:/...
by Jes
Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Vern needs a new loco
Replies: 86
Views: 49622

I like the design Peter. I'm sure they will be two pretty little loco's. It'll be interesting to see the build develop!
by Jes
Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Vern needs a new loco
Replies: 86
Views: 49622

Nice to get such a kind reaction from both a true G9 pioneer and the prototype's builder! :D The model is still in an almost-finished state, but I guess I'll really need to spend some quality time with the loco soon :wink: Just one problem: due to a slight design error there's no room for the contro...
by Jes
Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: A slightly bigger G9 layout
Replies: 9
Views: 9020

Hi All, I've been suffering from a bit of a builder's block recently so no real developments to report. There aren't a lot of protoypes around that use such a narrow gauge, have a track plan that looks a little like my layout and actually make any sense :wink: So still waiting for a little inspirati...
by Jes
Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: A slightly bigger G9 layout
Replies: 9
Views: 9020

A slightly bigger G9 layout

Sometimes.... Things just seem to fall into place. I have been working on a small N scale tram layout for the past months (read about it on my n tram blog ), but have gotten quite unhappy with it recently as most of my trams won't make it through 103mm radius curves. Plans have slowly started to ev...
by Jes
Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Minimum radius for N gauge track ?
Replies: 3
Views: 4103

I have used the chassis on a 10 cm radius - no problems. Wouldn't be surprised if it handles even smaller radii.
by Jes
Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Layout - green house Aalsmeer
Replies: 95
Views: 50948

S.P. Oorgidee :D
by Jes
Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Pro-Hobby Motor Bogie
Replies: 43
Views: 29036

I've thought about that one before, am I right in thinking that it only drives on one axle though? It is very nice of the good folks in the far east to keep on making up smaller and smaller chassis for us though! Looking closely at the drawings I'd say you are right. Anyone interested in one of the...
by Jes
Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Pro-Hobby Motor Bogie
Replies: 43
Views: 29036

Talking about small motorized chassis, have you seen this? It's about the smallest wheelbase possible :shock: And really affordable as well, little over $30.

Technical details here.


*Edit
Ah and sold out I see...
by Jes
Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Diemas Ain't What Dey Used To Be
Replies: 30
Views: 15410

That's coming together nicely!

Talking about 7mm Diema's: Can't wait till KB scale's tiny DL6 will be released :)
by Jes
Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Pro-Hobby Motor Bogie
Replies: 43
Views: 29036

Wow that's seriously small! That'll power any tiny critter! Amazing that thing not only powers the loco but also has plenty of pulling power left.
by Jes
Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Layout - green house Aalsmeer
Replies: 95
Views: 50948

Great idea to use staples, Erik! Looks like very fiddly job but the results are great! :) Have fun with the layout, I'm liking it very much. Hope to see it on a show one day.
by Jes
Sat May 08, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) My little 40cm railway
Replies: 6
Views: 6986

For details about Decauville track & wagons contact http://www.wiseacres.co.uk/rlr/ and get in touch with Neill. Thanks for the tip, I'll definately do that! Do you have any idea when Decauville switched to folded sleepers? I believe they used this method from the start for the heavier rails, b...
by Jes
Mon May 03, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) My little 40cm railway
Replies: 6
Views: 6986

Chris, Thanks for the story! That must have been an amazing sight back in the days! I had never thought of those kilns as beasts that could get out of control and couldn't be approached for days, very interesting and thanks for sharing. Too bad your climate doesn't allow for anything metal to stay a...
by Jes
Sat May 01, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) My little 40cm railway
Replies: 6
Views: 6986

That sounds like a very good explanation of both the concrete and the guards, thanks! The kilns you describe were very common in the Netherlands along the big rivers, where clay was dug. Extensive narrow gauge networks were used to transport the clay to the brick factories. I'll leave the guards on,...
by Jes
Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) My little 40cm railway
Replies: 6
Views: 6986

(F) My little 40cm railway

I would like to share some pictures of a little 40 cm gauge wagon I bought recently. It was used in the brick industry. I have no idea why concrete has been poured in it (the all-metal wagon is heavy enough... pfff..), but I'm having a lot of fun chipping it all out. Also got a couple of track piece...
by Jes
Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rickety old shed.
Replies: 5
Views: 3167

I like the look of your shed, Sam! Nicely derelict like they should be :D I'm thinking about using this technique for my next layout. Did you buy the bricks or did you make them yourselve? What size are they?
by Jes
Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Tetley Grange
Replies: 157
Views: 78244

I like your little pizza Jon! It has been a great inspiration for Vern's Ferns. Absolutely love your rabbit cage, well done :D
by Jes
Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Vern needs a new loco
Replies: 86
Views: 49622

Thanks again for your kind words :) Jon, that's exactly why I started with a little Pizza, to have a base for testing locos and the pure pleasure of watching them go by (again and again and again and.. :wink: ). Really helps to have something done when building a new layout. Next one should be a lit...
by Jes
Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Vern needs a new loco
Replies: 86
Views: 49622

Just one thing. Wouldn't the seat slats run the other way? Just thinking about wooden garden benches. Might be a bit painful on the drivers behind! Cool I think you have a point there. Hadn't really thought about the direction. Luckily I made the seat removable as I wasn't sure about using wood in ...
by Jes
Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Vern needs a new loco
Replies: 86
Views: 49622

... and that logo of course :shock:
by Jes
Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Vern needs a new loco
Replies: 86
Views: 49622

Started painting... and before I knew it I had a little brightly coloured loco running on my layout :)

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Just the controls and some weathering to do :)
by Jes
Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Inspiring Stuff
Replies: 73
Views: 33666

Thats a great way for making oil drums, thanks for sharing!
Great progress on the loco Tess! I love the little water bowl for the dog 8)

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