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by Mark Goodwin
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Smallbrook Studios - new release GN15 Emett goods van
Replies: 0
Views: 1154

Smallbrook Studios - new release GN15 Emett goods van

Dear fellow GN 15 modellers, Those of us who are inspired by Rowland Emett and the inspired creations of Mike Rayner of Smallbrook Studios will be pleased to know that there will an Emett style goods van available soon. The style matches the brake van, so they should look good together. Here's a sne...
by Mark Goodwin
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Much Gnattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway
Replies: 21
Views: 3984

Re: The Much Gnattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway

Dear fellow GN 15 Modellers There has been some progress in updating the scenery. The retaining walls have been covered with brick paper as this was the easiest and quickest method. Some of your who are familiar with the signal box will note that I have removed the handrails and staircase. I thought...
by Mark Goodwin
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Bachmann release ON30 Baldwin Trench loco
Replies: 5
Views: 875

Re: Bachmann release ON30 Baldwin Trench loco

Hi Steve,

Could be but the information was the image generated by Bachmann on this side of the pond so there's no way of confirming until I see it "in the flesh". Arrival with US distributors is scheduled for the end of September. I have one on order.
Cheers
Mark
by Mark Goodwin
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Bachmann release ON30 Baldwin Trench loco
Replies: 5
Views: 875

Re: Bachmann release ON30 Baldwin Trench loco

Hi DCR fan, The 18' reference refers to the length of the box cars and gondolas - probably the same ON30 stuff that Bachmann have been selling as pairs for some years. I think they have used the HO scale "Porter" 0-6-0 chassis to save costs and the simplified valve gear is a compromise as ...
by Mark Goodwin
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Bachmann release ON30 Baldwin Trench loco
Replies: 5
Views: 875

Bachmann release ON30 Baldwin Trench loco

Dear fellow GN15 modellers, Strictly out of forum, but an interesting model in U.S. O scale (1:48) in light of the recent number of 009 items. https://www.trainworld.com/manufacturers/bachmann/bachmann-on30-scale/bachmann-steam-locomotives-3/bachmann-29505-unlettered-2-6-2t-baldwin-class-10-trench-l...
by Mark Goodwin
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: First micro layout
Replies: 27
Views: 4448

Re: First micro layout (now dismantled)

Hi Chris, Who says its going no where? It could be taking items from a factory to a dock, raw materials from a dock to a factory or lots of other things only limited by your imagination. What I'm trying to say is building any model railway is sometimes tough, but the most important things is to get ...
by Mark Goodwin
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Much Gnattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway
Replies: 21
Views: 3984

Re: The Much Gnattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway

Hi Chris,

The station building and signal box were scratch built by myself. Some commercially available window frames and doors were used.
Cheers
Mark
by Mark Goodwin
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Much Gnattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway
Replies: 21
Views: 3984

Re: The Much Gnattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway

Hi Stockers

Thanks for doing this, I couldn't work out how to do it ! :D
by Mark Goodwin
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Much Gnattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway
Replies: 21
Views: 3984

Re: The Much Gnattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway

Hi fellow modellers, After some absence from the forum, I've had a run of modelling in completing a GN15 layout. The title above is a typo - it should read "Much Gnattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway". The original layout was 8' X 4' was too large. So I had a rethink and decided on a ...
by Mark Goodwin
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GN15 Emett " Antimaccasser"
Replies: 9
Views: 2095

Re: GN15 Emett " Antimaccasser"

Hi Team, Thanks for your kind comments Chris and Gavin. I always seem to get distracted from building somewhere to run my "Emettesque" collection of engines and stock on. But I mustn't forget that in this forum I see other modeller's work and it amazes me what brilliant talent there is out...
by Mark Goodwin
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GN15 Emett " Antimaccasser"
Replies: 9
Views: 2095

Re: GN15 Emett " Antimaccasser"

'ello fellow GN 15 modellers and Emett fans, Well, I completed my version of "Antimaccasser" and there have been a few changes. I found some etched brass nameplates that I had previously ordered from "Narrow Planet". I had a look at the size, and found that the nameplate "Pe...
by Mark Goodwin
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Just a Simple Cut-and-Shut?
Replies: 21
Views: 3379

Re: Just a Simple Cut-and-Shut?

Hi Bill,

A beautiful creation.........
Warm regards
Mark
by Mark Goodwin
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GN15 Emett " Antimaccasser"
Replies: 9
Views: 2095

Re: GN15 Emett " Antimaccasser"

Hi Geoff, "Cyril" is powered by a Bachmann Emily chassis and I believe the large central driver does all the work. Although the "White notation" 4-2-2 wheel arrangement applies, the 4 wheels at the front are not a bogie, but set in a rigid frame. It's able to deal with short curv...
by Mark Goodwin
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GN15 Emett " Antimaccasser"
Replies: 9
Views: 2095

GN15 Emett " Antimaccasser"

Hi fellow GN 15 modellers, I have been working on a GN15 engine based on Rowland and Mary Emett's childrens story book called "Anthony & Antimacassar". Here's a picture of the book cover and engine of the title. http://my.gn15.info/p4120452.jpg I have used a Bachmann "Emily" ...
by Mark Goodwin
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: 1/6th scale 'Super Nellie"
Replies: 0
Views: 2205

1/6th scale 'Super Nellie"

Hi Fellow modellers, For those of you who like large scale whimsical railways, Mike Rayner has just released a "Festival Coach" in 1/6th scale to match "Super Nellie". I'd love to build both in this large scale as those of us who still have their "Pedigree toys" "T...
by Mark Goodwin
Sat May 27, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 140
Views: 24282

Re: Longstone 2

Hi Graham,

I have only just stumbled across this delightful piece of modelling, what a great joy it is. The details is fantastic and I can't wait to see the "water under the bridge" - please excuse the pun!
Cheers,
Mark Goodwin
by Mark Goodwin
Fri May 26, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Much Gnattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway
Replies: 21
Views: 3984

Re: The Much Gnattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway

Hi fellow GN15 modellers, After some time away from the project, track laying has begun in earnest. I chose PECO O 16.5 7mm scale narrow gauge track because of its reliability and visual appearance when used with my Emett models (largely from Mike Rayner's Smallbrook Studios). Having used foam insul...
by Mark Goodwin
Tue May 16, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Fireless crane
Replies: 13
Views: 1842

Re: Fireless crane

Hi Les,

Looking good and I can't wait to see the updates.
Best regards,
Mark
by Mark Goodwin
Tue May 16, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Much Gnattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway
Replies: 21
Views: 3984

Re: The Much Gnattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway

Hi team, Another photo for scale purposes, i.e. what will a 1/24th scale GN15 train look like on a 4 X 8 baseboard. Note the Kadee coupling installed with a Dapol NEM mounting bracket between the guards van and passenger coach. A simple solution that avoids roof and buffer lock with the high coaches...
by Mark Goodwin
Tue May 16, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Much Gnattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway
Replies: 21
Views: 3984

Re: The Much Gnattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway

Hi team,

Thanks Graham and John for the advice. Off to Vancouver tomorrow for some layout wire and to see the availability and cost of the Peco "smartswitch" system.
Best regards,
Mark
by Mark Goodwin
Sat May 13, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Much Gnattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway
Replies: 21
Views: 3984

Re: The Much Gnattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway

Hi fellow GN 15 modellers, The layout progress plan is as follows: Stage 1: Track laying, followed by wiring. Nothing moves forward until locomotives run and kadee coupling system functions. Currently I'm unsure whether to fit point motors at an early stage or leave them till later. I like the PECO ...
by Mark Goodwin
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Much Gnattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway
Replies: 21
Views: 3984

Re: The Much Gnattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway

Gnaturally following on it should be Gnellie
by Mark Goodwin
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Much Gnattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway
Replies: 21
Views: 3984

Re: The Much Gnattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway

Hi Team, I didn't spot the deliberate mistake in the title. Much Knattering should read "Gnattering" in honour of Steve Bennet's GN15 (Pepper 7) "Gnat" locomotive. This was the first GN15 locomotive I purchased and I have a collection of Steve's other kits. I then purchased a &qu...
by Mark Goodwin
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Much Gnattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway
Replies: 21
Views: 3984

The Much Gnattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway

Hi fellow GN 15 modellers, Having spent a great deal of time building Smallbrook "Emett" locomotives, designing a few of my own, building a diorama (Chipping Clinker Engine Shed) and other things to do with trains, I thought it was time I started to building somewhere to run them. The desi...
by Mark Goodwin
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale
Replies: 61
Views: 17835

Re: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

Hi Frank, I am always amazed by your work and have to pinch myself that I'm looking a model and not the real thing. As we are referring to a model that is mobile, I don't even consider shadows. Weathering is dependent on many variables - how far you take it is a personal choice. I look forward to se...

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