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by Simon Moore
Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Ratty Album Vol. 3
Replies: 2
Views: 766

Re: Ratty Album Vol. 3

Many thanks James, I'll get in touch with them.
by Simon Moore
Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Ratty Album Vol. 3
Replies: 2
Views: 766

Ratty Album Vol. 3

Hey Chaps,

Just wondering if anyone knows of where I could pick up a copy of 'The Ratty Album Vol. 3', having real trouble finding it in stock anywhere...

Cheers,
Simon
by Simon Moore
Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Plea For a Painter
Replies: 2
Views: 2382

Ta very much Chris!
by Simon Moore
Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New Project
Replies: 31
Views: 16005

Looking good, love the work on the detail of the track.
by Simon Moore
Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Plea For a Painter
Replies: 2
Views: 2382

A Plea For a Painter

Hello all and once again back from one of my all too frequent long hiatuses from the world of Gn15, basically due to involvement with full size railways and historical re-enactment. Oh and study of course, mostly study, yes. Alas I come back to you begging as my Model of Effie is still in brass and ...
by Simon Moore
Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) West Lancs Diesel Day
Replies: 0
Views: 1563

(F) West Lancs Diesel Day

A day of purely diesel hauled freight trains at the WLLR, a good video has been posted on Youtube which I'm sure will provide inspiration for some. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGhcNgqPOh4 You can see yours truly driving a couple of Simplexes in the second and third scenes and later on in the vid....
by Simon Moore
Sat May 15, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Layout - green house Aalsmeer
Replies: 95
Views: 50999

Great advice about the roofmate, looks rather like a very dense blue polystyrene used at my old high school in the CAM machines, I'll have to get my brother to get me some offcuts before he too leaves for Uni :D
by Simon Moore
Sat May 15, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) R&ER Petrol Trolleys
Replies: 2
Views: 2851

(F) R&ER Petrol Trolleys

Right, more in-depth Ratty questions from me, I've developed an interest in the Ratty's home-spun petrol 'locos', used in the 20's and from photos I've identified 4: The Wall Autowheel The original 'Scooter' 'The Scott', a Scott-engined contraption with a wooden car-styled body. A slightly more subs...
by Simon Moore
Sat May 15, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Ratty Shed (Aka Whatisit?)
Replies: 8
Views: 5669

Rob R wrote:The proportions of the end of the "shed" are similar to one of the Bassett Lowke 4 wheelers with the end screen.


You could well be right there, if it is a boarded in coach I'd imagine there's a door for each compartment in the other side ... really is speculation now.
by Simon Moore
Fri May 14, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Ratty Shed (Aka Whatisit?)
Replies: 8
Views: 5669

Wow, a new one on me. In 'Ratty's 100' (pg 39) there is a 4 wheel wagon turned upside down for repair. It easily could be the length of the box on wheels so it may not be a bogie coach. That's one of the 1923 Barrow-built coaches and I agree it's long wheel based, I just thought the shed looked lon...
by Simon Moore
Fri May 14, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Ratty Shed (Aka Whatisit?)
Replies: 8
Views: 5669

(F) Ratty Shed (Aka Whatisit?)

I was browsing my copy of "Ratty; A History of the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway" yesterday and noticed, on page 48 a photo of the original 'scooter' hauling a vehicle I'd not seen in any other photos, literally a shed on wheels by the look of it, presumably on bogies given it's length. h...
by Simon Moore
Thu May 13, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Locomotive
Replies: 52
Views: 23330

Great work on the backhead, should look fantastic when she's done :D
by Simon Moore
Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Underground Wine Line
Replies: 2
Views: 3876

I can just imagine one of the drivers raising his glass as he trundles along. :P As for Octavian, interesting to know about their extremely sensible use of the incline, as you say pity the rail operation doesn't continue below ground. You can just imagine, maybe something like John's Randim Stackum ...
by Simon Moore
Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:31 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Underground Wine Line
Replies: 2
Views: 3876

(F) Underground Wine Line

Hi guys (and as usual far too long since I last posted), but I thought I'd pull my finger out for this, an image found on French Wikipedia, a suggested application for Decauville equipment in a wine cellar, it would certainly make a different underground layout. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia...
by Simon Moore
Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:55 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: (F) Christmas-y West Lancs Pics
Replies: 0
Views: 2657

(F) Christmas-y West Lancs Pics

Hope you enjoy, a few to give you shivers and a few to warm you through, the diesel wouldn't start the first morning; steam 1, diesel 0. http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/1443/mg4868.jpg http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/1892/mg4869.jpg http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/611/mg4878.jpg http://img7...
by Simon Moore
Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Military Moving Target Tramways
Replies: 18
Views: 19501

I thought I'd post this pic, not exactly a target but a dummy, the original caption states that it is a dummy tank designed to run on Decauville track, intended to confuse the enemy, presumably if they could see it they'd shoot at it. So kind of a rail mounted target :lol: http://img18.imageshack.us...
by Simon Moore
Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) 'Issing Sid - And Other Oddities
Replies: 6
Views: 6534

Ahhh, I see what you mean Steve, I'm thinking of compressed air locos, not fireless, Unique on the Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway is a fireless loco, using steam from factory boilers, not compressed air. As far as compressed air goes I think Sid is unique in Britain.
by Simon Moore
Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) 'Issing Sid - And Other Oddities
Replies: 6
Views: 6534

Thanks for the compliments Voyager. It's a small world eh? I've yet to find a vid of it on Youtube...waiting, there were plenty of people filming... I rather thought it was unique in the UK Steve, I know there were a few in the past but are there other air locos in the country these days? Thanks for...
by Simon Moore
Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) 'Issing Sid - And Other Oddities
Replies: 6
Views: 6534

(F) 'Issing Sid - And Other Oddities

Yesterday was an open day at Statfold Barn, that always means fun, frolics and general pandemonium, I saw some guys from Evesham Vale were there as blockmen, if any of you are on here I was the gnutter on the Simplex, thank you for being understanding :lol: Of greater interest though was 'Issing Sid...
by Simon Moore
Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) The Great Laxey Mine Railway
Replies: 5
Views: 6593

It's well worth a visit, the site is unusually open, I got to look in the sheds etc. I completely agree that the red on black livery is very smart indeed, especially as the locos are very nicely kept. The lining and lettering on the coaches is very attractive too, being done by a local sign writer. ...
by Simon Moore
Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) The Great Laxey Mine Railway
Replies: 5
Views: 6593

(F) The Great Laxey Mine Railway

I've just got back from a trip to the Isle of Man, but I don't think this is bad for a brief return to the world of minimum gauge. http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/1153/img2719v.jpg Ant raising steam just outside the loco shed. http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/4148/img2724.jpg Bee simmering in t...
by Simon Moore
Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Irton Sidings - inglenook
Replies: 53
Views: 21092

This is really really coming together beautifully. As already noted by so many the sluice and mechanism really looks the part! Adding the water only accentuates this :D
by Simon Moore
Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ella
Replies: 34
Views: 15532

Very very very nice, I can't say enough :D The loco looks great and I can tell in the setting of the layout it's going to look fantastic!
by Simon Moore
Sun May 31, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Line on the Water
Replies: 334
Views: 88254

I love how this keeps expanding, even now the layout is finished more and more stock appears, wonderful! The advantage of cheap raw materials in the form of chassis etc :D
by Simon Moore
Wed May 27, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Irton Sidings - inglenook
Replies: 53
Views: 21092

I really really look forward to seeing this develop, cracking design for the layout and the long range shots of Ella are an enticing teaser :lol: Is that lining I see? :D

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