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by NarrowGauge
Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Suitable Plaster
Replies: 8
Views: 1544

Suitable Plaster

After a very long absence from not only this forum but the entire hobby I find myself re-invigorated and what to sink my teeth back into building a new Gn15/Gnine Layout. I recently purchased a brink mound from a company in the UK and set to making some plaster brinks http://my.gn15.info/20150914_20...
by NarrowGauge
Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new Layout for a New Year
Replies: 33
Views: 8404

Making Peach trees for the second module

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And some closeup shots

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by NarrowGauge
Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new Layout for a New Year
Replies: 33
Views: 8404

As per usual I was in a hurry to make the layout ready for the show so some on the items were created in a ... shall we say hap hazard manner. Anyway I've be redoing to creates of fruit using bass wood strips. http://my.gn15.info/putting_the_togther.jpg http://my.gn15.info/fruit_creates.jpg The peac...
by NarrowGauge
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new Layout for a New Year
Replies: 33
Views: 8404

I'll be very happy to see these photos. And I'm not the only one I guess. Sorry Christian in taking so long to get back to you. I was going to up load some loco pic but realized that there are already a number of them up there already in other threads http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=7628&...
by NarrowGauge
Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new Layout for a New Year
Replies: 33
Views: 8404

Thanks for the compliment on the critter
Its a Bachmann Gas mechanical with the roof raised and some scratch built detail added. I'll try and up load some photos of it if you like.
by NarrowGauge
Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new Layout for a New Year
Replies: 33
Views: 8404

So the Toowoomba Show was this weekend just passed and the layout ran well the whole two days. I thought I'd upload a few pictures http://my.gn15.info/2014_toowoomba_show_(1).jpg http://my.gn15.info/2014_toowoomba_show_(2).jpg http://my.gn15.info/2014_toowoomba_show_(3).jpg http://my.gn15.info/2014_...
by NarrowGauge
Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new Layout for a New Year
Replies: 33
Views: 8404

Looking good, Tess. Did you make the bricks round the base of the centre building yourself? Yes the bricks are made from 5mm thick off cuts of MDF. I laid them on there edge (fury side out) and then painted them with a thin wash of red paint Just Once. Less is better and the more uneven you do, giv...
by NarrowGauge
Sat May 17, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new Layout for a New Year
Replies: 33
Views: 8404

So with only a couple of weeks to go before the 2014 Toowoomba show I decided to rebuild two of the three buildings and start adding some scenic detail. http://my.gn15.info/20140424_215428.jpg This building will be replacing the center building which was the office. and these next 2 pics are the rig...
by NarrowGauge
Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new Layout for a New Year
Replies: 33
Views: 8404

Started Adding some detail to the front most low relief building this morning http://my.gn15.info/shed_door.jpg the Paddlock is scratch built using a bit of brass wire and a blob of solder, which is then filled down to the right size and shape. I also had a bit of fun creating a sack barrow to move ...
by NarrowGauge
Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:20 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new Layout for a New Year
Replies: 33
Views: 8404

I made some building mockups today to look at my placement options

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by NarrowGauge
Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new Layout for a New Year
Replies: 33
Views: 8404

Interesting project Tess. I like the idea of a railway serving a fruit grower.... This YouTube video was also one of the ideas behind the layout http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4dDGTL3fTQ while it is a tractor pulling the trailers a small loco could have just as easily perform this task as it only ...
by NarrowGauge
Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new Layout for a New Year
Replies: 33
Views: 8404

...I am a little bit concerned about the pavers between the tracks. With such a narrow gauge, I would expect the pavers to run the other way - with the rails instead of across. This would alleviate some of the flange strike problems.... I hadn't even thought about this until you mentioned it, but b...
by NarrowGauge
Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:57 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new Layout for a New Year
Replies: 33
Views: 8404

I Still need to complete the single track fiddle yard but I've had enough of making saw dust and noise for a while So I started making some clay pavers instead.
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by NarrowGauge
Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new Layout for a New Year
Replies: 33
Views: 8404

So today was quite a productive day, I managed to cut the boards for the backdrop and give them a coat of undercoat /primer. http://my.gn15.info/layout_front_7-1-14.jpg At the back I decided to add a small shelf as there never seems to be enough space to just put things down when you are at a show p...
by NarrowGauge
Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new Layout for a New Year
Replies: 33
Views: 8404

Track work finally finished and the electrics done also just have to continue the push rod mechanism for the point out the front of the layout. http://my.gn15.info/completed_trackwork.jpg http://my.gn15.info/manual_point_switch_and_control.jpg I hoping to get the back drop in place tomorrow morning ...
by NarrowGauge
Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:33 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new Layout for a New Year
Replies: 33
Views: 8404

... I can't see much modelling being done - just surviving!!! Yep I tried but the heat won out in the end. http://my.gn15.info/screenshot.jpg That's 41 Degrees at 3:20 this afternoon My brain is melting its so hot I can't think anymore But I did manage to get some of the track down http://my.gn15.i...
by NarrowGauge
Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new Layout for a New Year
Replies: 33
Views: 8404

Its after 11pm already but its way too hot (26 Deg C) at the moment to sleep to I decided to edit the sign.

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by NarrowGauge
Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new Layout for a New Year
Replies: 33
Views: 8404

A new Layout for a New Year

Having decided to start a new layout and after salvaging what I could from the partially completed (Just Started really) previous layout I spent the day thinking about the purpose of this new railway that I'm about to build. It was then I came upon this fruit box label on the net and instantly decid...
by NarrowGauge
Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New to Gn15 !
Replies: 22
Views: 7449

Awesome work there Nikki :)

Just this week I was going through some boxes of my modeling stuff and I was thinking about getting rid of things. But after seeing postings like this it reminded me just how much I love this hobby.

I had to much spare time on my hands anyway :roll:
by NarrowGauge
Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new layout for TMTEX 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 19086

So after a very long delay I'm back
The layout doesn't look so flash however :(
Hopefully some TLC will see it back on track

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by NarrowGauge
Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: New Life for an old layout
Replies: 43
Views: 23563

My Lady with the eggs was getting tired of standing so I decided that it was time to make the bench seat for under the tree. http://my.gn15.info/img_3565.jpg The ends are made from 2mm brass angle and 1.5mm square tube. The arms rests are 1mm round rod bent into shape and then everything was soldere...
by NarrowGauge
Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: New Life for an old layout
Replies: 43
Views: 23563

So I had several attempts at getting the colour right on the tree. Initially I’d based it upon burnt umber but that was way too dark even mixing in white. It just ended up a muddy Yucky colour. So after a trip to the arts and craft place I picked up Jo Sonjas paint called Provincial Beige. http://my...
by NarrowGauge
Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: New Life for an old layout
Replies: 43
Views: 23563

Adrian wrote:... By the way are those mushrooms/toadstools I spy near the roots ?


Hahahaha, no just drops of "No More Gaps" but thanks for that awesome idea.

Oh and no, while I do like realism, I'm not going to add foliage leaf by leaf. I will most likely use the Woodland Scenics faom stuff.
by NarrowGauge
Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:41 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: New Life for an old layout
Replies: 43
Views: 23563

SoI have been working on the tree for the middle of the layout ...
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It currently stands about 35cm high making it just over 27 scale feet tall.
Just need to wait for it to dry fully so I can paint it and add foliage.
by NarrowGauge
Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: New Life for an old layout
Replies: 43
Views: 23563

After much searching I came to a decision... well for half of my question anyway. The ticket booth is going to be based on this bulding... http://my.gn15.info/ticketbooth.jpg and is going to be placed outside the track loops instead of inside like I was planning. So now on the inside there is going ...

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