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by Si
Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Warley
Replies: 9
Views: 1157

I wonder if another possible reason for Gn15's slight decline of late is the virtual end of Carl Arendt's Small Layout Scrap Book which seemed very popular and often had some Gn15 in it? As for getting layouts into magazines - yep, it's something I shall try should I ever finish one! And regarding t...
by Si
Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Warley
Replies: 9
Views: 1157

I flew the flag for Gn15 last year at Warley with my layout Ecclestone Manor and I have to say I was a little disappointed in that only a couple of visitors expressed a interest in Gn15


I'm surprised - every time I came to say hello it seemed that you were in deep conversation with someone!
by Si
Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Warley
Replies: 9
Views: 1157

Warley

Bit sad to see no gn15 at Warley (the UK's major model railway show) this year.

In fact the only min gauge I could spot was the excellent Clee Valley in O9.

Is it just random happen chance of is gn15 a bit less popular?
by Si
Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Future of the site?
Replies: 52
Views: 5097

Over to the group - your feedback welcome… It would be a great shame if it went. But from my POV, I've no technical knowledge so can't help there, am moderately strapped for cash but would be happy to make a small contribution if I knew the site was to continue, however I'd be happy to help out wit...
by Si
Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sweet Meadow Farm
Replies: 2
Views: 1066

Good question...erm, I think that it's about 1ft by 4ft. But I built the board and stuck the track down in July, then the kids went back to school so I've not had chance to work on it since due to having to do money earning work, and have forgotten the exact size in the meantime.
by Si
Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sweet Meadow Farm
Replies: 2
Views: 1066

Sweet Meadow Farm

My first ever Gn15 layout (well, it's about time after being a member here for years). Not much to look at yet but it gives a general idea of how it will work. Front L will be a rickerty old engine shed with a water tower behind it hiding the lectrics and fiddle hole. Back right will be some low rel...
by Si
Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Exng2014 - Any GN15 traders?
Replies: 18
Views: 2258

Actually, I think that there is something to be said for this forum catering more fully to other scales of min gauge modelling. True, they do appear on other fora but to the best of my knowledge things like O9 don't have a dedicated forum. As has been noted, things on here have been a bit quiet late...
by Si
Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Exng2014 - Any GN15 traders?
Replies: 18
Views: 2258

"Seize doesn´t matter"


Is that for the Bachmann Gas Mechanicals? :lol:
by Si
Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: My first Gn15 layout, the Little Mine
Replies: 56
Views: 11864

I decided to spend a few minutes every day You, sir, are a better man than I.....I find it totally impossible just to do a few minutes - unless I diarise a window of a couple of hours nothing ever gets done on my layout. And recently nothing has got done on my layout :cry: I guess that it helps if ...
by Si
Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ets DeNoël
Replies: 5
Views: 1348

Very nice - all high quality stuff, but I especially liked the dog and cat cameo!
by Si
Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bedbug Mine
Replies: 59
Views: 10975

wow, Ian, looks excellent!
by Si
Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: 3-D printed Gn15 steam locos
Replies: 96
Views: 15210

Andel seem to be a fine firm, but they never answered requiries from Germany.


Don't worry - they never answered my queries from the UK either!

But I do like the stuff they make.
by Si
Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: BeNeLux/Ger Ore mine.....and some
Replies: 12
Views: 2525

Both layout and loco look great.
What radius did you get the curves down to?
by Si
Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: battery operated loco thread?
Replies: 20
Views: 3098

Re the busted bricks chassis, sure i've posted it before but in case you are interested here's what I did with mine. 14mm to the ft scale on 32mm rail. Couldn't be bothered to make two coach bogies so decided to do this rail bus thingy! Paint hasn't come out like I wanted so needs a repaint, oh, and...
by Si
Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: French loco
Replies: 8
Views: 2168

Lovely.

OK, who's going to be first to do a model of her?
by Si
Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Going Minimum Gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 2867

Well, my copy came through the door ten mins ago and very nice it looks too on first inspection.

And, yes, there is a section on 'alternative track gauges', covering 12, 10.5, 9 and 6.5.
by Si
Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Going Minimum Gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 2867

Well, I guess that it should really be called "Going O9" as I'm guessing that it'll have little for the other scales in it. But when the original GMG was written there was even less min gauge than there is now. Goes back to a thread we had quite some time ago regarding the lack of and need...
by Si
Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Going Minimum Gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 2867

I have the first edition - and while it was good to have a dedicated book in the earlier days of O9, it was very much a collection of available articles rather than a designed piece of work (no criticism of the authors/editors - they could only work with what they had). Looking forward to seeing the...
by Si
Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smallbrook bodies and smokey joe conversions
Replies: 3
Views: 1364

Smallbrook bodies and smokey joe conversions

I'm looking at either the Smallbrook Harlequin or their Katie body kit to fit on the smokey joe chassis. I've also looked at the two recent conversions for the smokey joe that have appeared on here.. http://www.minimumgauge.info/viewtopic.php?t=9941 http://www.minimumgauge.info/viewtopic.php?t=9887&...
by Si
Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: New Little Critter
Replies: 9
Views: 2947

Love it, and might I also say that your track is very nice too.
by Si
Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bullers Quay
Replies: 197
Views: 30597

Excellent idea, re the cos cartridge.....don't use them myself but I will be collecting them from bike club mates from now on.
I'm thinking that you could also use the rounded end as a dome for your steam engine!
by Si
Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Painted 1:24 figures(or smaller)
Replies: 15
Views: 2823

I've some of the cheap Chinese ready painted ones from ebay.
I'm modelling in 14mm:1ft (whatever scale that is: 1:22?) and they are OK for that.
The figures themselves aren't bat at all detail wise for the money, but the paint is pretty basic, and I'm repainting them before using.
by Si
Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: electric locos
Replies: 7
Views: 1655

Thanks all, looks like my idea won't be too far fetched then!
by Si
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: electric locos
Replies: 7
Views: 1655

electric locos

Viewing Chris' nice new little bat loco (http://www.minimumgauge.info/viewtopic.php?t=9948) a question occurred to me. I want to build an electric loco with a pantograph do-dah on the roof. But my layout won't have overhead power cables. So, were there ever minimum gauge locos that ran off both pant...
by Si
Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: O9 layout for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1713

I'm in two minds as to whether or not I want to get rid of Nurton Hall 1 (as seen in the 7mm Soc's "Narrow Lines" a while back): http://www.minimumgauge.info/viewtopic.php?t=9010 ...perhaps if the right offer came in I might be convinced :P But really do need to get rid of my 'scenic modul...

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