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by Arthur Inch
Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: (M) Bedford CA Van
Replies: 2
Views: 6744

Have a look at: http://www.model-cars.org.uk - some interesting body kits there! Purchased the following from them, very helpful in all aspects. BEDFORD CA VAN BODY 1/24 MINI PICKUP 1/24 BODYSHELL FORD CENTRE DOOR MODEL T BODY 1/25 The bottom two are sold out at present, the Bedford Van is still av...
by Arthur Inch
Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Back from the Dead (or so it seems)
Replies: 36
Views: 25394

If mine ever shows up we will see what I can do with it. Can't say it will be worth a crap as it will be my first attempt at something like this but you have to start somewhere.Tom Hi Tom, Don't be too harsh on yourself, you have the right attitude to make start, have a go, you'll be fine, you may ...
by Arthur Inch
Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Back from the Dead (or so it seems)
Replies: 36
Views: 25394

Hi Tom, Well my bargain of a couple of pounds from eBay turned up today, literally as bought............ http://i999.photobucket.com/albums/af111/Arthur-Inch/ER5/ER5aspurchased.jpg Then couple of hours later..................... after a razor saw, knife, file and a few pieces of plastic card, and a ...
by Arthur Inch
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Back from the Dead (or so it seems)
Replies: 36
Views: 25394

One thing I do want to ask; is the coupling system on this loco real or just used on toys? I'm thinking that system may need to dissappear.Tom Hi Tom, yes!!!! it is for real, some swear by it, others swear at it! :D If you look at the numerous pictures that abound on here, you will see many types o...
by Arthur Inch
Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Back from the Dead (or so it seems)
Replies: 36
Views: 25394

Currently thinking on how best to transform a Hornby 0-4-0 into something cooler than stock :idea: Hi Tom, Ok your on, lets see just what the magic dust of the Gn15 forum can perform, in turning your ugly duckling into a gracefull swan.:D Bit the bullet, and in a sheer moment of madness bid and won...
by Arthur Inch
Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:50 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Back from the Dead (or so it seems)
Replies: 36
Views: 25394

Hi Tom, These links may help you in your quest, http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HORNBY-L-8089-BILL-AND-BEN-CYLINDER-BLOCK-NEW-/360346138381?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item53e64db70d http://shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?_nkw=Hornby%20connecting%20rods&_sacat=0&_odkw=Hornby%20bill&_osacat=0&_...
by Arthur Inch
Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Button-Hole mine.... a fantasy in Gn15
Replies: 25
Views: 13417

Hi Charlie, A thoroughly absorbing read, truly amazed at how it all fits together in such a small space. I've just consulted the "Button Expert" and her answer was a rather curt " what a silly question to ask...... of course the buttons are mined complete with their holes already in t...
by Arthur Inch
Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: SOUTHPASS LINE Revisited..(contains non prototypical images)
Replies: 103
Views: 44738

Hi John, Nice to see the construction method, intrigued by the sliding windows, the down bit appears straight forward, but how did you make the up bit, and keep the window to stay up? Found this link sometime ago for a ruler.... :idea: http://www.printmini.com/printables/rulers/index.shtml John
by Arthur Inch
Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Button-Hole mine.... a fantasy in Gn15
Replies: 25
Views: 13417

Re: Button-Hole mine.... a fantasy in Gn15

Charlie Stewart wrote:Wish me luck???


Ok done that what next? :wink:

Charlie love the idea and the preamble, will be watching with interest.

Does it all have to be on one level, perhaps multi level may be a way forward in accommodating all your requirements?


Best wishes for your venture..........

John
by Arthur Inch
Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: SOUTHPASS LINE Revisited..(contains non prototypical images)
Replies: 103
Views: 44738

Re: Rolling stock....

...newer members ... This newer member is positively drooling! Such elegance, beautifully crafted workmanship. Please more pictures, and if you have time more details and plans of the construction and etc. etc.......... The Abbot was wondering would your Carriage Works Supervising Foreman be intere...
by Arthur Inch
Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Cutting Copperclad
Replies: 4
Views: 4238

Hi Andy, I have some lenghts of this, easily cut with a pair of pliers. http://i999.photobucket.com/albums/af111/Arthur-Inch/Other/Sleeperstrip.jpg So if your still stuck in your quest?, PM me your address and lengths you require and I'll pop them in a jiffy bag to you. If anyone else is looking for...
by Arthur Inch
Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Model Building Lights
Replies: 11
Views: 6042

Led strip lights......... http://www.rapidonline.com/Electronic-Components/Optoelectronics/LED-Strips/Flexible-LED-strips-18-way/81566/kw/56-0466?source=googleps&utm_source=googleps Tess, this link takes you to ebay, used this seller many times before, he supplies the strip as a kit, ie, copper ...
by Arthur Inch
Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gmeinder Gap
Replies: 54
Views: 25921

Re: Gmeinder Gap

Bill, thanks for tips on solving the " rocking motion" now my little fella runs much better!

Bilco wrote: and I'll have to think of another wheeze to add weight low down.
by Arthur Inch
Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gmeinder Gap
Replies: 54
Views: 25921

Bill, neat job, like the idea of the "skirt"

Re "Underpinnings and power unit mated together" has your modification stopped the power unit from rocking?

Ps if your not using your light, can I have it please! :lol:
by Arthur Inch
Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GnERNIE...agnother Underground ernie conversion
Replies: 20
Views: 9062

Charlie, great topic, superb job, have a couple of these lurking about, was pondering what to do with them.
by Arthur Inch
Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Newbie, and The Gnoring Abbey Railway
Replies: 18
Views: 7315

rockershovel wrote:so, is there going to be a suitably ecclesiastical backdrop?


Now there is an idea!

Had not got that far ahead............



As ever the story will continue........................
by Arthur Inch
Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Newbie, and The Gnoring Abbey Railway
Replies: 18
Views: 7315

Hi all,

After many weeks abscence, moving! (never again!!!).
by Arthur Inch
Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Newbie, and The Gnoring Abbey Railway
Replies: 18
Views: 7315

Oopppsssssss been found out!

Great idea, had'nt given a thought to working on the kitchen table, maybe be able to contiue the saga after all.
Wonders just how big a kitchen table the good lady would like!
by Arthur Inch
Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Newbie, and The Gnoring Abbey Railway
Replies: 18
Views: 7315

Due to an impending transfer from work, Gnoring Abbey regrettably will have to be dismantled and shelved for the foreseeable future, if any one lives in and around the Exeter area would like to PM me, to meet up etc, will also be joining the Exeter Model railway Club, looks like the new layout will ...
by Arthur Inch
Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Newbie, and The Gnoring Abbey Railway
Replies: 18
Views: 7315

Thank you gentlemen for your warm welcome and words of encouragement. Another lurker from the shadows........... :D What a joy this site is, a mine of useful information, hints and tips, and oodles of wonderful models, awestruck by the examples shown. The ingenuity of modelling in Gn15 is superb. I ...
by Arthur Inch
Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Newbie, and The Gnoring Abbey Railway
Replies: 18
Views: 7315

Newbie, and The Gnoring Abbey Railway

Gnoring Abbey Railway is a Gn15 model railway, to a scale of 1:24 running on OO (16.5 mm) track, thus representing 15" prototype minimum gauge and miniature railways.

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