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by Heywood Fan
Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Wingnut Wings, inspiring models, not railways but WW1
Replies: 9
Views: 4398

As General Melchett said "If nothing else works, then a total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through." This applies to the number of kits I have in boxes to make up. This will now undoubtedly be overtaken, thanks to this thread, by one or two WW1 aircraft fr...
by Heywood Fan
Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: My WW1 themed modules
Replies: 16
Views: 9081

I might get to see some of your sterling efforts at the Tracks to the Trenches event I see ;)

(I've just been emailling them)
by Heywood Fan
Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: My WW1 themed modules
Replies: 16
Views: 9081

Well, if you plan on marketing the Simplexes I'd buy one :)

Also I think I may have some interior photos of the one that used to be in the Army Museum Beverley.

There is a photo here http://www.flickr.com/photos/nigelmatthews/4987444913/

shows how basic the interior is, thankfully :)
by Heywood Fan
Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: RAMMA Wood
Replies: 41
Views: 18802

What did you use in making the trees? Nice autumnal colours.
by Heywood Fan
Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: My WW1 themed modules
Replies: 16
Views: 9081

I forgot to ask if your locos were from a kit?
by Heywood Fan
Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: ramblings in yorkshire
Replies: 6
Views: 2414

In the end I had to opt for a long session of scraping and gently breaking off the remains of the ballast and some sleepers. One section was amazingly well welded to the board surface but luckily it coincides with an area that is going to be built up! I've got to the stage that there are too many gr...
by Heywood Fan
Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: My WW1 themed modules
Replies: 16
Views: 9081

Really nice to see. After unearthing some forgotten books including Light Tracks to Arras and the volume 2 of narrow gauge at war I quite fancy a small WW1 themed module. My favourite loco is probably the Dick Kerr or Westinghouse Petrol Electric. Does anyone do a model of this in 0 gauge or 1/35th ...
by Heywood Fan
Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Stub turnouts
Replies: 3
Views: 2033

Stub turnouts

Hello there
Is there anyone in UK who produces stub turnouts?
I am thinking of utilising one in an area where I need to save a bit of space in a sidings area of my new plan.
thanks.
by Heywood Fan
Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: possible 40cm/15 line in WW1
Replies: 6
Views: 2778

Didn't the Royal Engineers opt for 18" as 'their' minimum gauge? If this is temporary track then it might be. It would be great if it was 40cm gauge though! ;) In the Canadian Official History of the Medical Services in WW1 there is a mention of their medial preperations in the Vimy area, and i...
by Heywood Fan
Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Time to check down the back of the sofa.
Replies: 28
Views: 8801

*grin* I'm glad this thread came out just after I'd made a donation ;)
by Heywood Fan
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Egyptian Railways
Replies: 5
Views: 2819

For a bit of background on the Sugar Cane railways in Egypt I discovered this link which you might be interested in: http://cdn.intechopen.com/pdfs/34782/InTech-The_role_of_light_railway_in_sugarcane_transport_in_egypt.pdf One interesting statistic I read is that one of the oldest lines built in 189...
by Heywood Fan
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Egyptian Railways
Replies: 5
Views: 2819

In the book you mention there is a chapter of 7 pages covering the Palestine - Arabia campaign. There are 6 photos. Hope this helps. There is a book entitled Red Sea Railways by J Street & A. Ghebreselassie with a chapter on Eritrea's Industrial Railways. Sudan seems to have a huge narrow gauge ...
by Heywood Fan
Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Eaton Hall Open Day July 28th
Replies: 6
Views: 2569

Image

Not sure if this will work, its a small movie taken using my stills digicam.
by Heywood Fan
Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Eaton Hall Open Day July 28th
Replies: 6
Views: 2569

First attempt at pics

Image

Ok but I am guessing some resizing software is making my image a little screwy.
by Heywood Fan
Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Italeri 20ft Shipping container in 1/24th scale
Replies: 17
Views: 6466

I thought you were considering adaption to a modern equivalent of the old Railway Missions tin tabernacles ;)
by Heywood Fan
Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: (M) Blue / Pink Foam @ B&Q
Replies: 6
Views: 6135

Is there any hazard information about the pink foam.? I was contemplating this until someone told me a horror story about a layout in a local clubroom that was dismantled because it was made using a huge amount of foam and during a fire inspection this was discovered and the thing had to be removed ...
by Heywood Fan
Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: ramblings in yorkshire
Replies: 6
Views: 2414

Great tip, I'll give it a try this afternoon :)
by Heywood Fan
Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: ramblings in yorkshire
Replies: 6
Views: 2414

Almost forgot, the influence of the forum extended to my visit to the local 2nd hand bookshop in mid week, I saw and just had to buy a book of Emett drawings! ;)
by Heywood Fan
Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: ramblings in yorkshire
Replies: 6
Views: 2414

ramblings in yorkshire

Hey ho, I went to the post office the other day to collect a package which resulted in a couple of narrow gauge related incidents, the package I collected was a box from Slater's Plastikard with three Hudson Rugga tipper wagons which potentially look nicely done. I can't wait to start on them. The e...
by Heywood Fan
Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sources of figures
Replies: 446
Views: 249442

Hello;
A quick figure related question. After quite a bit of looking at old posts on here I wonder if there are [m]any seated figures for drivers of locos that are actually looking down the track where they are going! Some of the figures I've seen I wouldn't want to be on a passenger train behind ;)
by Heywood Fan
Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Eaton Hall Open Day July 28th
Replies: 6
Views: 2569

I will sort out some pics at the weekend. I will have to resize them.
They are having a private running day for Estate families next weekend then they are open to the public for the last of the 2013 garden open days on the August Bank Holiday sunday.
by Heywood Fan
Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Eaton Hall Open Day July 28th
Replies: 6
Views: 2569

Well, I didn't note anyone actively mooching around the track and taking photos etc so I am guessing that this site is mainly people visiting the gardens and other events that are on ;) Weather was better than I had hoped, it poured in the night, on the way over the pennines and south of Manchester ...
by Heywood Fan
Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Thames Valley Gn15 Group
Replies: 7
Views: 3114

You can do it! I've survived a very hectic time, wedding, house move, another house move [don't ask], family death, father's stroke and move to nursing care home and prospect of redundancy - which explains me joining the forum in 2011 and not posting much between then and now!
Good luck.
by Heywood Fan
Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Eaton Hall Open Day July 28th
Replies: 6
Views: 2569

Eaton Hall Open Day July 28th

Hello folks Anyone else going to the Eaton Hall open day tomorrow? I'm going along hoping for some photos of the Heywood Stock :) Here's hoping there won't be too many showers. I aim to be there more or less for opening time as I need to be back home by tea time and its a 110 mile journey there from...
by Heywood Fan
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Liquidity
Replies: 12
Views: 4876

Thats inspired, brilliant! I also think I'd like to give that idea a shot ;)

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