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by Mark Goodwin
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Much Knattering & Far Twaddle Light Railway
Replies: 4
Views: 139

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: 4
Views: 139

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: 4
Views: 139

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: 53
Views: 10898

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: 224

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: 117
Views: 8568

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 Jan 15, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Percy / Nellie / AWNUTS, whatever
Replies: 10
Views: 978

Re: Percy / Nellie / AWNUTS, whatever

Beautiful work Rowan,

I cant wait to see her finished.
Warm regards
Mark
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: 4244

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: 803

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: 8855

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: 2620

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: 2216

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: 2216

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: 2216

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: 2216

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: 2216

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: 5261

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: 5261

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: 5261

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...
by Mark Goodwin
Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:35 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Garden railway 1936 style
Replies: 2
Views: 628

Re: Garden railway 1936 style

Hi Simon,

Brilliant find, and I quite like the look of the lady engine driver !

I wonder what happened to the line ?
Regards
Mark
by Mark Goodwin
Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:27 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: SmallBrook Harlequin
Replies: 18
Views: 1849

Re: SmallBrook Harlequin

Hi Mozzer, I've built one of these before and you are right about the saddle tank ballast showing through if you don't primer/filler it first. Mike Rayner (Smallbrook Studios) has just released a 1/35th scale version called "Gold Crest". I think he's designed an enclosed cab for the 1/35 s...
by Mark Goodwin
Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Any PRINTERS out there?
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: Any PRINTERS out there?

Hi Chris,

How about a very mild abrasive as opposed to a solvent?
kind regards,
Mark
by Mark Goodwin
Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale
Replies: 53
Views: 10898

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

Hi Frank,

You paint jobs look like the real thing. Could you show us how you achieve these realistic finishes ? Please may we have some information about how to obtain the parts used in your conversions?
Wonderful, realistic models - thanks for sharing them with us.
Kind regards
Mark
by Mark Goodwin
Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:18 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Smallbrook 1/35 scale locos
Replies: 22
Views: 5261

Smallbrook 1/35 scale locos

Info for those who model in 1/35 scale Mike Rayner (Smallbrook Studios) has produced a series of 1/35 scale locos. There's two steam locos, one completely new "Plymouth" diesel and a Baguely diesel stem outline. The modelling potential is vast in this scale - I've just been looking at the ...
by Mark Goodwin
Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smallbrook Studios GN15 VB "Stromboli"
Replies: 39
Views: 7675

Re: Smallbrook Studios GN15 VB "Stromboli"

Hi Roger, I found the upright cylinder assembly and supports fragile - care is needed, but once installed they will eventually be protected by the rest of the components. The other thing that is required is a degree of patience when bending the copper wire to form the various pipe work etc. UK "...

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