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by southpier
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Carl Arendt site September update
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Carl Arendt site September update

as an archive, it is priceless. I always thought Carl shared the whimsy of Ward Kimball. now, I would side with "hollow". the site has the mechanics of updates, but no "soul". maybe no "character" is a better word. not to disparage the efforts of keeping it on life supp...
by southpier
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: SIDI FONTANA MOROCCO 1916 scale 1/72
Replies: 46
Views: 5594

Re: SIDI FONTANA MOROCCO 1916 scale 1/72

nice. I used to buy the airfix sets for 50 cents when my weekly allowance was only 25!
by southpier
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: (M) Listers for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 66681

Re: (M) Listers for sale

I agree: the time has come to release the kit with all its improvements.
by southpier
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Experiments with tippers
Replies: 14
Views: 426

Re: Experiments with tippers

I can see making these in length and slicing them "bologna-style" for multiple runs. line up on the frames with a piece of axle or brass rod so they would be perpendicular to the center axis and parallel to each other.
by southpier
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15
Replies: 20
Views: 648

Re: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15

interesting; I had to search what all the talk was about. the era is right (mid-late '50s) but I had never heard of him. it's a small world I've lived in ...

but I do understand the enthusiasm generated by the opportunity to be immersed in something which you have passion.

Carry On!!!
by southpier
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Experiments with tippers
Replies: 14
Views: 426

Re: Experiments with tippers

that is all looking quite nice. thanks for the bearing link.
by southpier
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15
Replies: 20
Views: 648

Re: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15

the hobby waits. I think it's better to know there's work waiting than be resentful that work is taking us away from other interests.
by southpier
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Experiments with tippers
Replies: 14
Views: 426

Re: Experiments with tippers

that looks very serviceable.

Q: the brass bearings - is this something readily available as an individual part?

thanks
by southpier
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: MomiNG 2017 5th August
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: MomiNG 2017 5th August

I've followed this construction and I must say the "whole" is definitely greater than the sum of its parts!
by southpier
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Tracktors 1/24 scale
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Tracktors 1/24 scale

the Heller kit looks like it would offer some good parts. I think a resin casting of the seat would sell quite well, too.

here's another review of the kit from one of my most enjoyable youtube subscriptions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_eeFaGdXN0
by southpier
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: ICM Female Mechanics 1910
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: ICM Female Mechanics 1910

I tried to find a "review" of these figures but no luck.

Q: are they molded in one piece? separate arms or legs or head? are the torsos in halves like so many 1/35 scale kit figures?

good potential and kudos to ICM for interesting subjects.
by southpier
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 60310

Re: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.

by southpier
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Thrubwell Hall
Replies: 37
Views: 9631

Re: Thrubwell Hall

quite impressive!
by southpier
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: SIDI FONTANA MOROCCO 1916 scale 1/72
Replies: 46
Views: 5594

Re: SIDI FONTANA MOROCCO 1916 scale 1/72

nice touch!
by southpier
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: SIDI FONTANA MOROCCO 1916 scale 1/72
Replies: 46
Views: 5594

Re: SIDI FONTANA MOROCCO 1916 scale 1/72

so nice you reposted photos for everyone to enjoy unique modeled subject.

Q: what is the black shiney screen?

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4238/357 ... 06e3_b.jpg
by southpier
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Back in business
Replies: 253
Views: 121794

Re: Back in business

I understand this thread is from the dark ages ... but do we know from where the Lister engines hail?

great job all 'round!

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e146/ ... rs2008.jpg
by southpier
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: FOR SALE _ PRIME MOVERS
Replies: 0
Views: 190

FOR SALE _ PRIME MOVERS

SOLD SOLD SOLD embarassingly enough ... i've decided to change scale upward to 1/24 ( 60cm ~ "S" scale/ standard gauge ) to combine my railroad & model car building as one hobby instead of shifting gears twice a year in an "either or concession".   to start, I have the follow...
by southpier
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Dam Construction 1930 - 1932
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: Dam Construction 1930 - 1932

that's a great film. interesting how hard people were expected to work in "the olden days" - and dangerous.
by southpier
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Glad Gnatterbox is back!
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Glad Gnatterbox is back!

whew - close one!

thanks
by southpier
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 75
Views: 5421

Re: Longstone 2

....happy now just making things to do with model railways. My goal is not to operate a layout, or even to have a layout that operates, but to enjoy myself. I've read this is the distinction between being a "model railroader" and "railroad modeler". the former seeking operation ...
by southpier
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: (F) Park Farm; Midi-Lister 1:12
Replies: 12
Views: 19863

Re: (F) Park Farm; Midi-Lister 1:12

I know this post is a hundred years old, but did the Lister ever get finished?

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