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by Gerry Balding
Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: .........and the next meeting is.....
Replies: 3
Views: 4378

GnOrfolkers

Sorry guys, but I will be away for work that day.
by Gerry Balding
Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: Meeting - 29th November '06
Replies: 2
Views: 3712

GnOrfolkers Meeting

Dave,

Hope you are well.

Apologies for 29th. I'm away in the Midlands on a management course.

Best wishes

Gerry.
by Gerry Balding
Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: Bure Valley Railway meet-up - 9th October
Replies: 3
Views: 5018

BVR Meet Up

Chris,

Contact me off topic and I will send you some pics from the gala.

We were there.

Honest!
by Gerry Balding
Tue Oct 18, 2005 5:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 1 to 1 Scale Real Water
Replies: 41
Views: 16236

Real Water

Hi Guys, I have not (and would not) use real water. However, there was a British outline HO / HO9 layout at the Ipswich model railway exhibition last November that featured real water. The main feature was a low girder bridge for the standard gauge line over a shallow, wide, river. The river bed was...
by Gerry Balding
Fri Oct 07, 2005 9:30 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: Bure Valley Railway meet-up - 9th October
Replies: 3
Views: 5018

BVR Meet Up

Hi,

I will be on the FoBVR stand at Aylsham on Sunday morning. Please stop by for a GnAtter!
by Gerry Balding
Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:56 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: GnOrfolkers
Replies: 24
Views: 18335

The GnOrfolkers

All being well I'll be there on the Sunday on the FoBVR stand.

Drop by and say hi.
by Gerry Balding
Sat Aug 27, 2005 6:38 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: GnOrfolkers
Replies: 24
Views: 18335

GnOrfolkers

Hi Dave, Just got back from a few days in France to read the latest on the layout. I agree with your views on the layout design. The balance sounds better, so I expect the next stage would be to sketch a plan out. I now won't be around until next weekend, but will get in touch then. While I was in F...
by Gerry Balding
Wed Aug 10, 2005 3:58 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: GnOrfolkers
Replies: 24
Views: 18335

The GnOrfolkers

Hi guys, The request for information about DBR buildings was for my own use on a future layout rather than the group's layout which originally intended to have an agricultural theme. But if the concensus is for Tennis Ground (or a layout inspired by it) then I am open to persuasion. Dave, one thing....
by Gerry Balding
Mon Aug 08, 2005 4:24 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: GnOrfolkers
Replies: 24
Views: 18335

The GnOrfolkers

Hi guys, I have an open mind on this one. I am in favour of something small, but not too ambitious. What seems to draw the crowds at exhibitions is trains running, rather than complex shunting movements. This may please the purists but not the general public. My preference is for a continuous run, b...
by Gerry Balding
Sun Aug 07, 2005 5:23 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: GnOrfolkers
Replies: 24
Views: 18335

GnOrfolkers

Dave, Nice to see you today at Southwold. I was talking to the exhibition manager of the Gt. Yarmouth & District MRC and he invited me to bring a layout to a one day exhibition they are holding in Lowestoft on a Sunday in September 2006. What about if we built and exhibited a GnOroflkers group l...
by Gerry Balding
Tue Jul 12, 2005 5:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) New Heywood Stock
Replies: 2
Views: 6217

Well spotted Miles! Steve Bennett did comment to me last weekend on how the model shows up the low height of the original, especially when a figure is placed on it. Both models are to 1:24 scale. The parcels van was built from a plan by Mike Decker in "Narrow Gauge & Industrial Railway Mode...
by Gerry Balding
Mon Jul 11, 2005 5:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) New Heywood Stock
Replies: 2
Views: 6217

(F) New Heywood Stock

Hi Everyone, I have attached some pics of my recently completed Heywood stock. These are top wagons, flat wagons and the Duffield Bank bogie parcels / barke van. These have been scratchbuilt from plasticard and use Sidelines running gear. Thanks to Steve Bennett for producing the Heywood style bogie...
by Gerry Balding
Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:02 am
Forum: Things I've done
Topic: RSS!
Replies: 6
Views: 9064

RSS

Hi Emrys,

For the IT thickies out here (I count myself as one) what is PHPBB and RSS?

Could you explain in old money please?

Thanks.
by Gerry Balding
Sun Mar 13, 2005 1:27 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: Norwich Exhibition
Replies: 0
Views: 3270

Norwich Exhibition

Hi,

Is anyone going to the Norwich Exhibition next weekend?

I will be there on the Sunday, helping out on the Friends of The Bure Valley Railway stand. If passing, please stop by and say hello!

Regards

Gerry
by Gerry Balding
Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:40 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: MNR Exhibition
Replies: 7
Views: 5953

MNR Exhibition

Hi Alastair, Emrys is right about the two venues, but the MNR website only gives the Memorial Hall. Considering they claim that this year there will be more layouts than ever and increased trade support, it is difficult to see how they will get by with only one venue. The Memorial Hall is easy to fi...
by Gerry Balding
Sun Feb 13, 2005 11:03 am
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: MNR Exhibition
Replies: 7
Views: 5953

MNR Exhibition

Calling all GnOrfolkers,

Is anyone planning to visit the MNR Exhibition at Dereham on 26th February?

If so, shall we meet up for a natter and mug of tea (or whatever takes your fancy)?
by Gerry Balding
Mon Nov 15, 2004 6:25 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: 1:24 Supplies
Replies: 2
Views: 3734

1:24 Supplies

Chris,

Thanks for this. Next time I'm in the area for work I'll check it out. Meanwhile, its off to their website!
by Gerry Balding
Fri Nov 12, 2004 6:50 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: Vitacress Loco
Replies: 3
Views: 4642

Watercress Loco?

Dave,

Could I have a copy please? The whole atmosphere of the Vitacress line is worth capturing for our layout.
by Gerry Balding
Fri Nov 12, 2004 5:12 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: 1:24 Supplies
Replies: 2
Views: 3734

1:24 Supplies

Hi, Whilst on a work related visit to Great Yarmouth today I found a specialist doll's house shop. I explained what our interest was and they indicated they are starting to stock 1:24 items and could order bits and pieces. Whilst most was furniture, they can order 1:24 resin figures. These are of Ed...
by Gerry Balding
Wed Nov 10, 2004 6:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Heywood Bogies
Replies: 3
Views: 3625

Heywood Bogies

Steve, Thanks for the pics. The bogies look spot on for dimensions. The pattern of axle boxes doesn't matter as they are not too noticeable. Given that I'm not a rivet counter and I wish to get the flavour of Heywood stock, a little comprimise is not a bad thing. I don't envisage a large fleet of He...
by Gerry Balding
Wed Nov 10, 2004 6:37 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: Meeting report: 3rd November
Replies: 13
Views: 9542

Layout Plans

My preference is for Alastair's design. I think there can be a temptation with ng layouts to make them too busy with too much track crammed in. The design provides a balance between operation and simplicity. The enjoyment of the punters who will pay to see our work mustn't be forgotten. There is ple...
by Gerry Balding
Sat Nov 06, 2004 12:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Heywood Bogies
Replies: 3
Views: 3625

(F) Heywood Bogies

I'm planning to build some items of Heywood bogie stock to go with Katie. At the moment the stumbling block is finding the the right sort / size of bogies for 16.5mm gauge. From the available plans, Heywood's bogies were of a short wheelbase with 1' diameter (or thereabouts) wheels. Has anyone overc...
by Gerry Balding
Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Hands On Operation - couplings?
Replies: 9
Views: 7614

Hands On Operation

Miles, Well done on getting the layout ready on time. I'm looking forward to seeing the pics. I've encountered the same problems with coupling. I found that the smaller Sidelines wagons can derail when being pushed, but I now just slow the loco down. I agree that a slow, smooth running loco is neces...
by Gerry Balding
Sun Feb 01, 2004 4:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Point Levers
Replies: 2
Views: 4139

(F) Point Levers

Hi Guys,

Does anyone know of a supplier of working or dummy point levers / weights?

Thanks
by Gerry Balding
Sun Jan 18, 2004 4:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Grassy track
Replies: 29
Views: 19393

Grassy Track

Thanks guys for all the useful tips and ideas. I'll let you know how I get on. I remember reading an article many year ago about how to create graasy track in 009. This involved the dyed lint method but cutting a small square of lint to fit in the space between every sleeper. I'm sure this would hav...

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