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by trefor
Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New members new layout
Replies: 50
Views: 21865

Hi Steve Uhm interesting my feeling that they were to big was just a gut feeling. Now you mention it I can remember visiting the Shire horse centre in Devon many years ago and the shires had to duck their heads when entering the stables, which as I remember were old. One animal, King I think, was as...
by trefor
Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Top yard! - Gn15 [1/24]
Replies: 158
Views: 72694

Take small hunk of filler - add small dollop of hardener and after mixing just tear off little pieces and roll into bogey shaped balls with a little squeeze at the end to flatten them slightly - drop them into a dish of talcum powder and "swizz" around till they are fully coated. This smo...
by trefor
Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New members new layout
Replies: 50
Views: 21865

Thanks Henrik. It is a bit labour intensive but I'm pleased with the result.
by trefor
Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Quayside in a suitcase...
Replies: 337
Views: 126195

Love the blocks (sets?). I was thinking of these but I suspect that random cobbles might look more natural in the ex farm yard and buildings now the estate sawmill that new members new layout represents. Uhm I havn't got a clue as to how I'm going to do these. :? Mind you that's part of the fun isn'...
by trefor
Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New members new layout
Replies: 50
Views: 21865

Hi guys Thanks for the kind comments. Hi Chuck thanks for your thoughts though I'm not sure if there is enough room in the stable for a horse ( :? )as the tracks actually run through the buildings. It might be possible to put in a false wall behind the stable door, paint it black so that it just rec...
by trefor
Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New members new layout
Replies: 50
Views: 21865

Hi all Just a quick update on the layout (I really am going to have to think of a name). Progress has been slow mainly due to pressures of working for myself, however there has been some progress. I have mainly been cladding the buildings in 'stone' (egg cartons broken and cut up) and I have been do...
by trefor
Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New members new layout
Replies: 50
Views: 21865

High Willow Creek
I've clad quite a few of the buildings now, Ill be posting some pics in the next few days.
by trefor
Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New members new layout
Replies: 50
Views: 21865

Has anyone got any info on the timber gantry that was used at the Kerry tramway sawmill? I've seen the photo on page 7 of David Cox and Chris Krupa's book but I can't find any other details. :(
by trefor
Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:18 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New members new layout
Replies: 50
Views: 21865

I'm still working on the layout just a little bit at a time. I work for myself and it has been difficult this year so I've had to concentrate on business. :roll:

I'll update again hopefully after christmas. :)
by trefor
Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 1:24 Scale 18" Bagnal
Replies: 43
Views: 23187

Regarding boilers, I would not like to build my own as - even in this size and pressures - if one exploded it would make a mess or more than one's eyebrows. However, to get one the correct size I guess you will have to. Since it will be gas fired(*) and there will be no need for a flue brush down tu...
by trefor
Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 1:24 Scale 18" Bagnal
Replies: 43
Views: 23187

Wow :!:

I've seen photo's of this loco before and it looks a large loco for 18" gauge, I guess this is why you have chosen it.

How are you planning to fire it? Gas?

I think going to enjoy following this thread. :) :)
by trefor
Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Chassis tolerances
Replies: 11
Views: 5800

I am not a particularly experienced railway modeller but, for what its worth, I would imagine a bit of sideplay would be useful in helping a loco to get safely around tight curves, having said that I would guess that it isn't so important with an 0-4-0 chassis as with an 0-6-0 chassis.
by trefor
Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Camas Orainn
Replies: 35
Views: 65480

Thanks Ian that given me something to think about.
by trefor
Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Info on wagons wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 2123

No can't help, except that while the stock does look like mine equipment, the stone work etc, behind them looks (at least to me), like some kind of old fortification/military installation. Could it be a picture of a museum housed in an old fortification?

Garish colours mind!
by trefor
Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:32 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Camas Orainn
Replies: 35
Views: 65480

Lovely. I love the lobsters. The wild plants are great, I've got to try some for new member new layout. 8) Can you give us any info on how you made them :?: [urlhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/fairlightworks/4914069086/in/photostream/[/url] The trouble is the more layouts I look at the more ideas I get...
by trefor
Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) 18" gauge wagon
Replies: 1
Views: 3131

Interesting, I'm trying to think of a way to use this design on new members new layout. :? :?

Fig 6 the 24ins gauge wooden side tipping wagon is a bit unusual with wooden 'legs' to hold the body upright.
by trefor
Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:44 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: First Steamer
Replies: 25
Views: 10805

Looks good, in fact it looks like the sort of power that new members new layout needs for hauling the estate quarry train. Uhm :!:
by trefor
Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Apple Harvesting
Replies: 1
Views: 1601

Wow Wasp's are certainly powerful little beasts I'm glad I bought one now. :D

Certainly preferable to the other type of wasp with your fruit :!: :D
by trefor
Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Dragonfly build progresses
Replies: 28
Views: 12266

(don't know if word aftermarket is used in UK or if a different one exists for that thought for y'all)


Oh yeah aftermarket is used, which reminds me I must have an aftermarket brain as I forgot to get a figure to go with the wasp I bought from Steve at EX PONG.
by trefor
Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:16 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Acrylic transfers
Replies: 3
Views: 2216

Wow :!: I've got to try this idea.
by trefor
Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: (M) Useful Truck Modelling parts
Replies: 0
Views: 3189

(M) Useful Truck Modelling parts

Hi all
Possibly this has been posted before but I couldn't find a link. :?

http://www.kitformservices.com/

This company supply a range of truck kits in 1/24 and 1/25 scale.

However they also make/supply a range of etched, resin etc. accessories that could be useful. :wink:
by trefor
Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Out of Africa! (Or Letters from Uncle Dick)
Replies: 98
Views: 52736

That's looking great. One question how did you do the rivets?
by trefor
Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Quayside in a suitcase...
Replies: 337
Views: 126195

Looking good. Your track reminds me that I've got to make some soon, gulp. :shock:
by trefor
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New members new layout
Replies: 50
Views: 21865

Hi Bilco Yes I thought that it would be difficult as well which is why I tried bending channel as the first option. However I made the card frame in about twenty minutes of work which, I admit, was much to my surprise. I'll read the thread that you have kindly linked before I procede any further min...
by trefor
Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New members new layout
Replies: 50
Views: 21865

Hi Henrik I couldn't find any that I really liked. The Binnie 16mm skips, of which I have a few in stock seemed much to big. Also I guess I kind of like the idea of scratch building :x . I obviously have masochistic tendencies :twisted:. I havn't totally given up on using styrene channel but Marc Re...

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