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by Granitechops
Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Lots of boxes for the garage
Replies: 4
Views: 2751

I used to retail Jigsaw puzzles, big turnover, so mainly bought direct from manufacturer, as opposed to wholesaler, all our deliveries were in brown card boxes, as I suppose the deal was done, the account charged, so appearance did not add to further sales. Where goods are going to be displayed/stac...
by Granitechops
Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Lots of boxes for the garage
Replies: 4
Views: 2751

But,
were, are, such boxes made of white card??
most of what I saw in a garage were brown card
cheaper to produce???

just asking!
by Granitechops
Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Italeri 20ft Shipping container in 1/24th scale
Replies: 17
Views: 6424

Has anybody modelled one of these in any scale as an engine shed for a small critter??

Standard height 7ft 7" inside
High Cube container 8 ft 7" inside
by Granitechops
Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Italeri 20ft Shipping container in 1/24th scale
Replies: 17
Views: 6424

Yes, that works,
part finished in 1/12th

Image



15 foot container, non standard length
by Granitechops
Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Italeri 20ft Shipping container in 1/24th scale
Replies: 17
Views: 6424

for those wanting to build one in a scale not otherwise available as a kit, see this website http://residentialshippingcontainerprimer.com/CONTAINER%20COMPONENTS%20AND%20TERMINOLOGY very informative & useful be an interesting build in 1/12th Already got some (40+ ) 10 thou styrene sheets bought ...
by Granitechops
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: I. P. Engineering kits?
Replies: 7
Views: 2911

Built several of the IP 7/8ths kits, bought about 3-4 years ago, no prob with wood sizes then. http://my.gn15.info/dsci6630_(small).jpg I have built some as intended to 7/8ths scale. did some to 1/12th scale by making bodies higher etc., combined 2, 2 comp coaches to make a 4 comp after the style of...
by Granitechops
Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: norfolk pantile roof
Replies: 13
Views: 5211

I suppose it all depends on what roof Jon has seen in Great Yarmouth. 1, rooves tiled with modern concrete replacements or 2, one done using clay originals Due to manufacturing methods & different material, profiles are not always identical Not rivet counting you understand but in bigger scales ...
by Granitechops
Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: norfolk pantile roof
Replies: 13
Views: 5211

Just a thought, how wide is a pantile? 6"?? Edit, was thinking of the visible curved bit found this, no dimension but info FROM http://www.spab.org.uk/advice/technical-qas/technical-qa-9-clay-pantiles/ QUOTE Q. What are pantiles? A. Pantiles are large roof tiles, S-shaped in section. They are s...
by Granitechops
Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: norfolk pantile roof
Replies: 13
Views: 5211

As I had a passing interest in pantiles, I watched Ray Dunakin's thread with intrest, I had also tried making the other sort of tile, the one with a flat bit beside the curve, in paper mashe, but that was long winded. Just occured to me seeing Rays cutting box in the Westlake Publishing forum, perha...
by Granitechops
Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: I`m on a boat
Replies: 22
Views: 10166

Quoting Adrian in Oz "You could always down-load the images and use them as a guide to hand painting your own" I work in 1/12 & wanted a narrow boat for my garden canal basin, but at 7 ft long would have been dominating the scene, so in the end I settled for a Norfolk Wherry, which has...
by Granitechops
Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Quayside in a suitcase...
Replies: 337
Views: 126195

John, just a thought,
when you copy & paste pic details, make sure you dont include a SPACE at either end when copying that sometimes mucks up pasting properly
by Granitechops
Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crate labels
Replies: 7
Views: 3474

Artizen wrote:Hi Don



Funnily enough, your latest updates don't show on the Modelling Matters list?


Ian, possibly because its 1/12th & is in the "Size doesnt matter" slot
by Granitechops
Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crate labels
Replies: 7
Views: 3474

Ian I have just updated an old thread, some examples made about 14 months ago

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=7094&highlight=
by Granitechops
Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Dabbling in GNine - Skylon Heights Light Railway
Replies: 55
Views: 24152

Sam I do like that corrugated shed, what did you treat the surface with, Acrylic matt? I have a problem with corrugated as I work in 1/12th, so common corr sheets would have a peak to peak of 1/4 ins, most cardboard is smaller see you got the back wall all brick now, I quite liked the fencing, perha...
by Granitechops
Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Peat Wagon
Replies: 6
Views: 3561

Sometimes it does not make sense, to fire up a loco. We trained one of our horses to walk between 15 inch track. http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e341/Kraehwinkle/Gn15%20Buch/9345Torfwagen3.jpg Have Fun Juergen Look its all very well giving the driver a few planks to sit on instead of having to si...
by Granitechops
Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hiding the blackbox entry
Replies: 8
Views: 3580

Brilliant, feasible though, By the look of it that is early spring growth not yet hardened off but still very pliant, Free train wash when it rains? :lol: something soft, say ostrich feathers dyed green as the curtain, more realistic foiliage in front , but not quite so far over the track, & if ...
by Granitechops
Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Acrylics and Airbrushes
Replies: 33
Views: 10784

When I was building architectural models commercially I used to use some household paints often acrylic and always thened them with lacquer thinner, yes I did say lacquer thinner. I have also thinned Humbrol enamels with lacquer thinner. I know that normally one cannot pray lacquers over enamels bu...
by Granitechops
Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Baby Alice, and some quarry wagons
Replies: 95
Views: 39594

Quarry Hunslet detail

Hi Ian & anyone else doing a Hunslet model, back in August I visited Lanceston when Darjeeling No.19 was visiting. As I had access to the engine shed I also did a video of Lillian ( with just a glance at Covercoat) Theres a lot of close ups of back head, suspension, & etc & particularly ...
by Granitechops
Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:50 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new Gn15 layout in Devon
Replies: 48
Views: 18329

Hi from the other side of Devon Nice work, particularly like the stonework, looks like you have studied real walls closely. I remember an art teacher saying to the class in Morrab Gardens Penzance, draw that wall, DONT draw what you think you see, draw what is THERE!! :roll: I also like the way the ...
by Granitechops
Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Flea Conversion
Replies: 41
Views: 14951

Eh, Lad great individuallity!! :!: :idea: Love your interpretation Did any one else notice the link used as a coupling? http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=292161 I have been using some single core earth wire to make links, & had ruled out using the multistranded red/ black ( whatever) ...
by Granitechops
Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:42 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: How to model a flywheel ( or how NOT to)
Replies: 12
Views: 4162

Engine beginning to take shape, now looks like this



Image

Just found the mislaid flywheel, so must get that finished & add to model as I want a twin flywheel
by Granitechops
Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: How to model a flywheel ( or how NOT to)
Replies: 12
Views: 4162

Just remembered another way I tried a few months back I had some dolls house metal tricycles, so I took a metal wheel, removed the three wire spokes, inserted an acrylic disc in the centre & added straight srtyrene spokes on top. But again not neat, not quick, a mess, too fiddly, Dont get me wr...
by Granitechops
Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: How to model a flywheel ( or how NOT to)
Replies: 12
Views: 4162

Turned flywheel down a bit, made a basic engine block to mount it on. Misplaced the other flywheel! :oops: Just a freelance Stationery to drive a small mine lighting set, fuel tank will sit on the top shoulder vaguely after the style of a Lister http://my.gn15.info/dsci5813_(small).jpg
by Granitechops
Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Stamping Ground Gold Mine
Replies: 832
Views: 339948

The new underground mine module is going to mean more motive power is needed. So here is a start to another engine. It's built on one power bogie of the OLD version of the bachmann 44 tonner. http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb41/Gn15Glen/BatteryEngine.jpg Because the spay can I use for primer ne...
by Granitechops
Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Big Boots NOW PENNY LANE 18/8/09
Replies: 66
Views: 26028

I like the way your thinking BIG Tony On a positive note on heart problems All my outside stuff has been done SINCE I had a blocked artery in 2000. By using lightweight thermal blocks instead of heavy Concrete ones for the planters, And working round instead of bull at a gate as previously, most of ...

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