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by wahiba
Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Back from the Dead (or so it seems)
Replies: 36
Views: 25850

This chassis will run around a 90 mm radii of flexible track. Much tighter than I expected.

My card body experiment with a similar chassis.
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by wahiba
Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: turntables on miniature type layouts
Replies: 17
Views: 10403

turntables in action

A real 15" railway can be seen working here: it is towards the end though.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTXMXkIslg0

And here to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ppkP50BAww

And here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6PC-uN3Ruk

Think thats the lot:
by wahiba
Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: End Loops - Stud power supply?
Replies: 16
Views: 6757

Hi David, If you can live with your trains always running the same way around your ballon loops, check out Prof Klyzr's "Dynamite Canyon Tramway" that uses Peco "always straight" points with some diodes and minimal reversing loop wiring http://www.zelmeroz.com/album_model/member...
by wahiba
Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: End Loops - Stud power supply?
Replies: 16
Views: 6757

I actually did a bit of experimenting on gauge 1 G gauge using a loco I had knocked up to run off batteries. It can be seen here: http://www.siltec.co.uk/stud_contact.html I sold most of my 'broad' gauge on eBay the other week - there is only so much the garage can take. Interestingly the loco with ...
by wahiba
Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: End Loops - Stud power supply?
Replies: 16
Views: 6757

End Loops - Stud power supply?

I did a quick search and could not see if this had been covered. Anyhow, looking at the size of my minimum gauge model on 16.5mm track I reckoned if G gauge at 1:22.5 is 'Garden' gauge then 1:24 on 16.5mm could go in the garden. In my case a semi temporary structure so I was thinking in terms of a s...
by wahiba
Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: How much detail for children?
Replies: 7
Views: 4168

Not having any children myself I cannot speak from experience. I can though speak from memory, now over 50 years! of playing with my clockwork Hornby 0 gauge. Winding it up was not a bind, there was no alternative. Recently I went to a local toy auction and there is quite a bit of Hornby O gauge com...
by wahiba
Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) New miniature line in France
Replies: 2
Views: 2585

Many years ago while touring France we camped at Florac. The line had closed although there were still remnants in the town. Even a postcard on sale with a aerial view of the yard when still operating. I was not really into French narrow gauge then, but seeing those remains got me thinking and in la...
by wahiba
Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: amoured train 15'' romney hyde
Replies: 87
Views: 39290

Started reading this thread from the beginning. Regarding the .5" Boyes Rifle. Believe it or not a decendant exists and is no doubt being used in Afghanistan. Check this link: http://www.accuracyinternational.com/AW50.php I thought the UK had given up small arms manufacturing - seems I was wrong.
by wahiba
Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ernie Motor Problem
Replies: 37
Views: 14391

UE

Have just acquired 4 UE inspection bogies and 3 UE trains, ie 3 BoBo chassis. At £3.99 smf £9.99 they looked loke bargains compaired with the regularly availble stuff. Only ran a couple of test and I was impressed how smooth they all ran. Light on single bogie flashes at low speed which I assume is ...
by wahiba
Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: I want to build something...how?
Replies: 15
Views: 5826

Cheap model body

Have you thought of card. This is a trial of mine http://www.siltec.co.uk/images/ng1_loco132_w02.jpg based on and old Hunslet loco. I used a basic CAD programme, but any drawing programme where you can put in your dimensions will do. The idea is for the final model to be in colour and printed from a...
by wahiba
Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: What can I do with Hornby Caledonian Railways 0-4-0 chassis
Replies: 25
Views: 15709

I arrived at this scale of modelling when I decided to have a go at narrow gauge. To see what it looked like I made card outline based on a Hunslet loco. It is to scale 1/32
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by wahiba
Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: What can I do with Hornby Caledonian Railways 0-4-0 chassis
Replies: 25
Views: 15709

Hunslet Narrow Gauge Locomotives by Andrew Neale has a number of 0-4-0s. While I think most would work best at 1/32 scale some make the good basis for 1/24 semi freelance.

Working on an idea myself for a Hornby 00 0-4-0 chassis.

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