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by Chrisp
Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rolling Thunderbox
Replies: 13
Views: 5411

Tho' it's supposed to be a short caboose, I've been told this looks like a portapotty on wheels:

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by Chrisp
Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Modelling incline ropes
Replies: 7
Views: 2454

How topical! I'm building an outdoor balanced gravity incline (ex: Penrhyn) in 7/8 scale. Besides bending the rail in the vertical plane, my biggest pondering relates to the line to use. Chain? Stainless steel cable? Twine? Kite string does sound like a good suggestion, and a kite reel may be a good...
by Chrisp
Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gimme Air
Replies: 71
Views: 23829

I think the yellow turned out well - the orange peel effect looks like painted cast metal.
by Chrisp
Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gimme Air
Replies: 71
Views: 23829

Bill - really great work on your Eimco. You've captured the overall proportions nicely and are doing more detail than I did on my 7/8" version. I'm one of the modelers on the SE Lounge that you referenced at the beginning of your build thread - this is what a more or less finished one looks lik...
by Chrisp
Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Barton Ings Tile Works
Replies: 215
Views: 86491

Charlie - great job on the Brookie. I built a 7/8" scale version so lost my impetus for doing the kit, glad you were able to do something with it. I also like the well-worn van - that roof is great.

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by Chrisp
Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Industry in Kraehwinkle
Replies: 32
Views: 22666

The Moai workshop - I love it!

If you look carefully in the background, you can see some Moai transported by UFO's from Rapa Nui to my garden in the top image:

http://www.7-8ths.info/index.php?topic=16681213.0
by Chrisp
Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New layout - Mike's Bikes
Replies: 23
Views: 12668

I was surprised this thread came up again, it's been a long time since I posted. Thanks for the additional comments on the critter. Because I've been sucked back into working on my SE and F scale projects, I have made modest progress on Mike's Bikes. I'm about 1/3 of the way done with "concreti...
by Chrisp
Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Nellie/Hector hybrid NECTOR - MG&FT No7 "Dinsdale&q
Replies: 5
Views: 3693

Dinsdale!

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by Chrisp
Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Barton Ings Tile Works
Replies: 215
Views: 86491

Charlie - great looking layout, really well done on the tracks through the muck. Wasn't clear from the thread - did you handpaint or spray your track rusty brown?
by Chrisp
Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Maker's Mark Distillery
Replies: 36
Views: 17150

Great buildings Brian. We have been getting so much rain here in Ca. that Mike's Bikes has stalled as I can't get outside to spray the rail and start spackling around the trackwork. With cooperating weather, your progress will inspire me.
by Chrisp
Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New layout - Mike's Bikes
Replies: 23
Views: 12668

Finally finished up the critter. For the safety stripes, I found a suitable pattern on the internet and printed these onto large adhesive mailing labels. A coat of matte spray prevents smearing: http://www.mylargescale.com/1stclass/Chrisp/IMG_4691.jpg Here it is all assembled: http://www.mylargescal...
by Chrisp
Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Maker's Mark Distillery
Replies: 36
Views: 17150

Brian - what material did you use for concreting in your track? I'm at that stage now for Mike's Bikes.
by Chrisp
Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:07 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New layout - Mike's Bikes
Replies: 23
Views: 12668

Made a bit more progress on Mike's Bikes - finished the CD turntable and have the critter close to done. The hood has a louver panel cut from a roofing vent and a gas tank made from a plumbing fitting and some carriage bolts: http://www.mylargescale.com/1stclass/Chrisp/042709%20002.jpg http://www.my...
by Chrisp
Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Green Hill Mine
Replies: 56
Views: 23410

Here's a link to an interesting incline that might work on a vertically layered layout. Taken in Cincinatti, OH in 1904:

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by Chrisp
Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Green Hill Mine
Replies: 56
Views: 23410

Thanks for the link to werkbahn.de - I've died and gone to critter heaven!

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by Chrisp
Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New layout - Mike's Bikes
Replies: 23
Views: 12668

Good idea - biodiesel critter! Not sure I can deal with that old french fry odor, though. Maybe LPG like a forklift.

Being a roadie myself, I'm partial to road bikes but the Preiser model bikes I have look more like beach cruisers.
by Chrisp
Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:42 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New layout - Mike's Bikes
Replies: 23
Views: 12668

New layout - Mike's Bikes

I made some progress on my gnew layout - Mike's Recycled Bikes. Scrap metal and bike parts in, finished bikes out, all carried by rail of course. Here's an overview, the table is 2 x 4 feet with an 8" min radius. The track plan is based on one I saw on Carls A's site: http://www.mylargescale.co...
by Chrisp
Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Binnie (or Hudson) Skips
Replies: 23
Views: 11362

I finished my first Binnie GN15 gauge conversion - the stock frame is just too wide (and too light) so I made a replacement from 1/4" steel barstock (nice and heavy) and buffers cut from plastic and bolted together: http://www.mylargescale.com/1stclass/Chrisp/IMG_4614.JPG I added journals from ...
by Chrisp
Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Low budget flat
Replies: 4
Views: 4491

JT - that photo of yours was an "ah-ha" moment for me and the direct inspiration for my car.

The clips are 1/8" nylon clips I found in the fasteners section of an Ace hardware store.
by Chrisp
Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:50 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: SMITHIES...BOXES
Replies: 15
Views: 6003

That is really convincing cauliflower, and the crate is first rate.
by Chrisp
Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Low budget flat
Replies: 4
Views: 4491

(F) Low budget flat

Here's my first car for my planned industrial layout, a small flat made from a paper mache box lid (idea taken from a post in this forum - thanks!) painted with rattle can primer and weathered with poster paints . The wood work is from popcicle sticks stained with ink/alcohol mixture, the couplers a...
by Chrisp
Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Binnie (or Hudson) Skips
Replies: 23
Views: 11362

I'm going to convert Binnie Hudson skips for my first Gn15 project. The plan is to use some of Steve's Pepper7 wheels, I'll let you know how it works out when I get them. It can be done, I used K&S brass rod for the axles and a short piece of tube inserted into the journals as bearings. They ar...
by Chrisp
Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Binnie (or Hudson) Skips
Replies: 23
Views: 11362

I'm going to convert Binnie Hudson skips for my first Gn15 project. The plan is to use some of Steve's Pepper7 wheels, I'll let you know how it works out when I get them.

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