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by Mark Goodwin
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: 1/6th scale 'Super Nellie"
Replies: 0
Views: 261

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: 96
Views: 7083

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 Knattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway
Replies: 14
Views: 1243

Re: The Much Knattering & 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: 867

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 Knattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway
Replies: 14
Views: 1243

Re: The Much Knattering & 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 Knattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway
Replies: 14
Views: 1243

Re: The Much Knattering & 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 Knattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway
Replies: 14
Views: 1243

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 Knattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway
Replies: 14
Views: 1243

Re: The Much Knattering & 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 Knattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway
Replies: 14
Views: 1243

Re: The Much Knattering & 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 Knattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway
Replies: 14
Views: 1243

The Much Knattering & 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: 60
Views: 12473

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...
by Mark Goodwin
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Smallbrook GN15 "Emett" saddletank - "Hattie"
Replies: 1
Views: 392

Smallbrook GN15 "Emett" saddletank - "Hattie"

Hi fellow GN15 modellers, Mike Rayner of "Smallbrook Studios" has recently released a GN15 saddle tank in his "Emett" range called "Hattie". Mine is called "Edd" as the livery is purple (the only paint colour available) and is named in recognition of musician ...
by Mark Goodwin
Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 182
Views: 15275

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Hi Bill, Have another "like" from me. I like your work especially the connecting rods on the Smallbrook locomotive, plus the layout concept and everything else that you have shared with us on this site. Please keep us posted so that we can admire and be inspired. :lol: Warm regards Mark (M...
by Mark Goodwin
Sun May 22, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Good-bye GerryB
Replies: 47
Views: 5535

Re: Good-bye GerryB

Hi Denise,

Sorry to hear about Gerry's passing. He enthused happiness and fun with everything he did and he will be missed. Condolences to you and your family.
Warm regards,
Mark
by Mark Goodwin
Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Latest "Emmet" kit from Smallbrook Studios
Replies: 5
Views: 1017

Latest "Emmet" kit from Smallbrook Studios

Hi Fellow GN 15 modellers, Mike Rayner of Smallbrook Studios has developed an "Emmett" style saddle tank. Here's my version called "Edd". Named after Edd Alleyne-Johnson who plays a purple electric violin. http://my.gn15.info/dscn6191.jpg http://my.gn15.info/dscn6187.jpg http://m...
by Mark Goodwin
Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GLS30 Diesel Loco
Replies: 67
Views: 10882

Re: GLS30 Diesel Loco

Steve,

This locomotive is a work of art and museum quality (just like the rest of your work). I cannot wait to see it finished.
Best regards,
Mark
by Mark Goodwin
Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Dragon Transport 1 : 13
Replies: 16
Views: 3126

Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Hi Juergan,

Your models are great fun. Where did you get the swamp dragons from? I want to hire one to be a firelighter on the MG & FT.
Cheers,
Mark :lol:
by Mark Goodwin
Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Houstoun Gate Locomotive Works
Replies: 14
Views: 2665

Re: Houstoun Gate Locomotive Works

Hi David, For GN 15 I prefer Peco ON30 (UK O 16.5). Its HO gauge (16.5mm) but with 7mm (US 1/4") sleepers (ties). For the HGLW I prefer the SM32mm narrow gauge track. Have you tried working with styrene sheet? I like this material as it is easy to work with, it can be welded (the adhesive is a ...
by Mark Goodwin
Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Houstoun Gate Locomotive Works
Replies: 14
Views: 2665

Re: Houstoun Gate Locomotive Works

Hi Dave, What impresses me with the HGLW kit is its simplicity and incredible value for money. I'm a keen GN15 fan, but when I've looked at the size of the loco and the flat truck, it doesn't take up much more room. I'm thinking about doing a quarry scene indoors using 12' by 2' baseboard, with the ...
by Mark Goodwin
Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Houstoun Gate Locomotive Works
Replies: 14
Views: 2665

Re: Houstoun Gate Locomotive Works

Hi Folks, I decided to make a few improvements. Smaller hatch handles, grills on side panels, number plates, horns on cab roof and a bit of a dusting with the air-brush. http://my.gn15.info/hglw21.jpg http://my.gn15.info/hglw26.jpg http://my.gn15.info/hglw23.jpg http://my.gn15.info/hglw22.jpg This i...
by Mark Goodwin
Mon May 18, 2015 5:21 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Houstoun Gate Locomotive Works
Replies: 14
Views: 2665

Re: Houstoun Gate Locomotive Works

Simon and Geoff, Thanks for your kind comments. Yes, I believe the original kit was made by Busted Bricks who sold the rights to them to David Hippey at Houstoun Gate Locomotive works. The improved detail chassis really enhances the model for me. The body has been improved with deeper buffer beams. ...
by Mark Goodwin
Sun May 17, 2015 1:12 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Houstoun Gate Locomotive Works
Replies: 14
Views: 2665

Houstoun Gate Locomotive Works

Fellow modellers, I was having a look at the Houstoun Gate locomotive works MDF kits which are a real bargain, 19:75 for a four wheel drive chassis and 9:75 for the cab body kit. Here's the result of my first attempt: http://my.gn15.info/16001.jpg http://my.gn15.info/16004.jpg http://my.gn15.info/16...
by Mark Goodwin
Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Smallbrook 1/35 scale locos
Replies: 22
Views: 6103

Re: Smallbrook 1/35 scale locos

Hi Simon, I agree with everything you say and manufacturers are moving ahead with some classic narrow gauge models. Peco's Lynton & Barnstable range, and I think Bachmann may be producing an 009 Baldwin soon, are examples. I also like your shapeways castings, particularly the tram track. Meanwhi...
by Mark Goodwin
Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Smallbrook 1/35 scale locos
Replies: 22
Views: 6103

Re: Smallbrook 1/35 scale locos

Final post in this series, Name and works plates have arrived from narrow planet (excellent service). http://my.gn15.info/dscn6927.jpg http://my.gn15.info/dscn6928.jpg Does anyone else model in 1/35th scale ? Mike was saying the response to the 1/35th kits he recently introduced has been disappointi...
by Mark Goodwin
Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Smallbrook 1/35 scale locos
Replies: 22
Views: 6103

Re: Smallbrook 1/35 scale locos

Fellow modellers, I've been working on the "Smallbrook Models" cock Robin 1/35th scale Hunslet type and here's the result: http://my.gn15.info/dscn4055.jpg The wagons behind the above photo are smallbrook studios 7mm narrow gauge wagons. They appear to work well in 1/35th. http://my.gn15.i...

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