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by Corusman
Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Welbeck Abbey
Replies: 4
Views: 1260

Re: Welbeck Abbey

Interesting to see evidence of the tracks outside. The film ,which was at the Venice Biennelli, shows them clearly. An account says that they were for moving food from the kitchens to the function rooms without it getting cold.
by Corusman
Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Welbeck Abbey
Replies: 4
Views: 1260

Welbeck Abbey

We recently visited Welbeck. There are a series of underground tunnels and even a ballroom. These are not open to the public. However there is a film of a tour of the tunnels and clearly visible in one section are the remains of a sub two foot railway, including points disappearing into a wall . Has...
by Corusman
Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smallbrook Etna vertical boiler ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1706

It's a very nice kit that goes together well. The pistons and their support are a little fiddle but other wise it is fairly straight forward. The motor is visible , so I painted it black, but there must be a better way of disguising it.
by Corusman
Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: (F) Mr. Chip's Potato Farm (1:12 Micro Layout)
Replies: 54
Views: 55259

Stunning layout! What did you use for your potatoes, they are very realistic.
by Corusman
Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Duton O9 Heywood Ella kit
Replies: 7
Views: 3799

If you look at "Micks Roving Reporter" photos of Expong he mentions the forthcoming N-Drive preproduction model of the Heywood.
by Corusman
Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Sylvasprings kits in 7/8ths scale
Replies: 3
Views: 2312

They look very interesting. Intrigued by the lettering, is it burnt onto the surface? Definitely food for thought.
by Corusman
Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Any info on watercress line loco?
Replies: 11
Views: 4799

What a cracking little loco. Can't make it out too clearly but is it mounted asymetrically on the chassis?i presume the other side of the cab is open.
Crying out to be modelled in any scale.
by Corusman
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sidelines Dragonfly
Replies: 4
Views: 2238

I have just put my Gas Mech conversion next to my Dragonfly. Alas ,whereas the width is fine, the length is wrong, the cab being too short. Also the bonnet profiles are different.
It's a great idea and probably scratch building a cab , using the GM as a pattern would be a way forward.
by Corusman
Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Advice about Swiftsixteen.
Replies: 6
Views: 3186

The mouldings are very clean and represent good value. I use the 16mm tubs on my 1/12th layout. I raised them by putting the axles under the wagon rather than through the chassis and used Andel curly spoked wheels. The 7/8 scale tub wagon is also good but is too big for my use. Also I know that the ...
by Corusman
Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Supersized Solva
Replies: 7
Views: 3604

Working in larger scales suits certain models I find, although the scenic work is harder. Scattering a bit of ballast and flock powder just doesn't cut theo mustard. Gn15 however seems to suit the18" gauge the best allowing superb scenic work. I have the drawing but would be ashamed to put it o...
by Corusman
Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Supersized Solva
Replies: 7
Views: 3604

Thanks for sorting out pictures, Flicka used to be easier.
That progress for you.
by Corusman
Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Supersized Solva
Replies: 7
Views: 3604

Supersized Solva

Having only one 1/12th loco to run on the Sunnyvale mushroom farm was not ideal. Any breakdown or maintainance stopped everything, so another loco was needed. I had an Atlas 0 gauge shunter chassis, and by removing the keeper plate and removing the centre axle easily created an 0-4-0. Searching for ...
by Corusman
Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Wolds Way Lavender Company
Replies: 4
Views: 3529

Oh well, I enjoyed "discovering" it.
So where are all the models, it seems an ideal project?
by Corusman
Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Wolds Way Lavender Company
Replies: 4
Views: 3529

Wolds Way Lavender Company

This is a new one to me, but maybe others are familar with it. The lavender farm is near Malton and has a working 7.25inch railway. The railway is a tourist attraction but is also used to bring the harvested lavender in from the fields in scenes reminiscent of the Sand Hutton. Currently a diesel hyd...
by Corusman
Mon May 06, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8 & 1:12 exhibition at Perrygrove 9th June 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 3053

I'll bring Sunnyvale Mushroom Farm, I am trying to get another loco finished in time for June 9th. Feel a bit vulnerable to mishaps with only one.
by Corusman
Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale
Replies: 61
Views: 16611

Looking good. Macs Models are cheap and realistic. I have had more comments about his gas bottle than the locos on my layout.
Are you using the Woolacombe locos on this new layout?
by Corusman
Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: woolacombe layout at 7/8 th scale
Replies: 115
Views: 49027

It's all looking really good. I hope to come and see the layout in August.
More pictures of painted locos please, especially the box cab.
Have you see Swift Sixteen have produced a tub wagon in this scale.
I have one already and they are beautifully moulded.
by Corusman
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Large Pizza
Replies: 4
Views: 2497

Large Pizza

I built this small pizza layout to test the viability of building in 1/12th scale using 0 Gauge track to represent 15 " gauge. It is called Sunnyvale Mushrooms, the premise been that the farmer took over an old MOD undeground Ammunition Store and grows mushrooms in the tunnels and uses the exis...
by Corusman
Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: woolacombe layout at 7/8 th scale
Replies: 115
Views: 49027

Great progress Franck. Have you painted any of your logos yet?

Bill
by Corusman
Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: woolacombe layout at 7/8 th scale
Replies: 115
Views: 49027

Franck, thank you very much for the pictures of your locos, they are very inspiring. I especially like the boxcab and look forward to seeing it painted. I have only completed two locos, shown below, but have two more under construction. Your pictures have encouraged me to finish them and get somethi...
by Corusman
Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: woolacombe layout at 7/8 th scale
Replies: 115
Views: 49027

Good concept and what a great layout its going to be. What are you going to use for motive power? Like you, I have been attracted to the larger scale and have built a mine loco on a cut down 0 gauge Atlas chassis and I am just finishing a 1/12th scale model of a Sidelines Dragonfly. Please make sure...
by Corusman
Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A toe in the water -- Schöma
Replies: 2
Views: 4939

I did paint the Schöma as the picture shows. I started with a mucky cream for inside the cab and added muck and rust in thin washes at floor level, which I was pleased with. I brush painted the body in Humbrol blue which again came out reasonably well and adds a little Continental flavour. After tha...
by Corusman
Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:41 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The birth of ELIXER
Replies: 63
Views: 21380

Modelling water is a tricky one, and it all depends on what you want the finished canal to look like. For a totally still water, then either painting a dark colour on the back of a sheet of perspex or just multiple layers of varnish on a prepainted piece of MDF will give a good effect. If however yo...
by Corusman
Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gimme Air
Replies: 71
Views: 23512

I am sure you have the bottle. Have you tried mixing the colours? If you put all three together you should get a grimy black. After wiping try using a small brush or pen to add more distinct patches of dirt. I always like a "stripe" where something has scraped the side and then gone rusty....
by Corusman
Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A toe in the water -- Schöma
Replies: 2
Views: 4939

A toe in the water -- Schöma

After enjoying Gnatterbox for nearly a year now, I though it about time I actually made something in Gn15. I had a Bachmann Gas Mechanical spare and decided to build a small diesel using mainly the scrap box for parts. I purchased the Sidelines cab, to get a feel for the loading gauge and added a bo...

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