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by MrPlantpot
Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Diamond Plate
Replies: 1
Views: 461

Diamond Plate

I've been to IKEA, and I've been shopping! I did a quick search on here for Diamond Plate, and found 22 mentions of it, but no mention of this, so apologies if it has been shown before. http://my.gn15.info/dscf1095.jpg IKEA call it FINFÖRDELA . For just £1, yes, one Great British Pound Sterling, you...
by MrPlantpot
Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Hooah, site is back!
Replies: 23
Views: 1794

Re: Hooah, site is back!

Thank you Tom. I've not been in for a few weeks, and the last posts I read were about things having to be changed, and uploading all the old posts and stuff. I'm glad it's back, and running. Even if it is 'back to front' (with the postee's picture and name on the right, rather than the left as it us...
by MrPlantpot
Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Time to build a Gn15 layout ?
Replies: 24
Views: 4699

Rule#1: It's my layout and I do what I want.
Rule#2: I'm free to do what I want anytime !


Well said, That man; I agree whole heartedly.....
..... and I love the track plan. Could you give us a clue as to the overall size, or the size of the grid squares, please? :)
by MrPlantpot
Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Challengnes
Topic: Carendt.com Challenge
Replies: 19
Views: 5194

I went to IKEA today.... and when I eventually found a SYNAS box, I thought it rather small, too. You'd have to have quite a tight radius, so's to get clearance inside However; the lighting seems to be 16 LED's (4 per side) arranged around the perimeter. Looking closely at the box, the lid came off ...
by MrPlantpot
Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sources of figures
Replies: 446
Views: 227310

Hello everyone. I seem to have been doing other things for far too long, but now I've returned...... and whilst searching eBay the other day for something entirely different, I found this feller: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321429821713?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 http://my....
by MrPlantpot
Tue May 22, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Foamboard modelling
Replies: 19
Views: 6725

I'm confused :? (No change there then :!: ) I thought the curved rock building with columns in the article was made of Styrofoam and not Kappa or similar. You are not confused, you are bewildered. (Italian 13 amp plugs are confused) :oops: There were four links on the page: one about styrofoam pill...
by MrPlantpot
Wed May 09, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Unidentified Lister
Replies: 64
Views: 27289

In the meantime it needs a name - can anyone think of a good name for a mongrel? Mutley perhaps? :) In an episode of Red Dwarf (which has a character called Lister) they arrived somewhere to find a 'being' that was made up of bits of the four of them. A line spoken by this thing went something like...
by MrPlantpot
Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: lead style wondows
Replies: 4
Views: 2041

I've been looking at rolls of that in one of the local '£1' shops.... but to use as chainlink/livestock fencing. Good idea to use for windows too, but think I'd use it diagonally, like Barry is suggesting. Looks great as is though, Jacko. It is flexible, and would deform, but think it is 'springy' a...
by MrPlantpot
Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Modelling incline ropes
Replies: 7
Views: 2266

That would kind of depend on :- The scale The angle of the incline The weight of the load you intend to haul. Ordinary 'dressmaking' thread tends to be a bit 'hairy', and if running on rollers in the track can generate static electricity and attract fluff. Fishing line could be just as bad for stati...
by MrPlantpot
Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: My On30 Home/Show layout Coombe Rock & Minerals
Replies: 85
Views: 36456

Absolutely super, Mozzer. I like the wheel track effect of the wagons turning at the church/bank/jail/stables end of the layout too (pics 004/009). Could use a few extra 'townsfolk' :D 'tis looking a little like a ghost town. And going back to the question of the gallows.... if you have one, it does...
by MrPlantpot
Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Greenhouse Sidings by Richard Andrews
Replies: 55
Views: 29197

http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r627/Lorenzojose48/Forums/78d85fe4.jpg What can't easily be seen in this photo, is that the diagonal on this type/style/design of gate, is usually dovetailed into the curved top of the hinged upright, and is therefore 'joinery'. Most ledged and braced doors (hous...
by MrPlantpot
Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Road Sign Letter Fonts (UK)
Replies: 1
Views: 1406

Road Sign Letter Fonts (UK)

Prompted to do an image search by something my father said about old roadsigns being in BLOCK CAPITALS, and all new ones being in Lower Case With Capitals.... I found this free to download set of 'Transport' fonts http://www.cbrd.co.uk/fonts/ including pre and post 1964 roadsigns, 'Motorway', and th...
by MrPlantpot
Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Greenhouse Sidings by Richard Andrews
Replies: 55
Views: 29197

Si wrote:Wonder if you could ask the gardener chap what he feeds his strawberries with? :wink:


Looks like it says 'Marvel Grow' on the sacks, Si.

Steve, please pass on my admiration with the other's, cheers :D
One day, I might have a layout this nice.
by MrPlantpot
Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sources of figures
Replies: 446
Views: 227310

http://www.wehonest.com/eBay/PaintedFiguresScale1to24_H_06.jpg Has anyone any experience of using this figure? I have; see top of page 2 here: http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=8208&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=25 I got 24 figures from China, different seller name, but I think so...
by MrPlantpot
Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Critter from Scratch
Replies: 25
Views: 10972

A tiny bit more progress. The worm shaft needed top hat bearings, and at the third attempt, I won some on eBay... nobody seemed to want two packs in one auction, so, I've ended up with 44 :? (One pack had 24 in). And to compound the 'Metrinch' saga.... they're 2mm bore, 1/8" OD! Anyway... after...
by MrPlantpot
Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: (M) Space Board - pink polystyrene
Replies: 4
Views: 17593

Hi Simon, (and everybody else) According to the space-insulation website, B&Q don't stock the space board, only their other (related) products. But they say Wickes list it. I found it on the Wickes website http://www.wickes.co.uk/invt/161280 but they say they're out of stock. If only life was 'e...
by MrPlantpot
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: O9 La'al Ratty layout (first few locos are being made by TMB
Replies: 14
Views: 7255

Thankyou for the explanation..... and the furthuer confusion. I have certainly heard of the railway.... I look forward to some pictures :D
by MrPlantpot
Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: O9 La'al Ratty layout (first few locos are being made by TMB
Replies: 14
Views: 7255

This all sounds far too exciting; I'm glad that I'm already sitting down :D

Is there any chance that you could explan the name "La'al Ratty" please, I'm having trouble working it out :?

Cheers.
by MrPlantpot
Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Source of 13mm dia metal wheels on HO axles 25mm long?
Replies: 6
Views: 2663

Um... I've just measured the Hornby axles I'm using for my Pseudeutz critter... and they're 25.6mm point to point. Now my brain hurts :?
by MrPlantpot
Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: (M) Acrylic Paints
Replies: 1
Views: 1654

Thank you Gerry, I've seen this website before, but had forgotten about it. They do that paint in 40ml jars, but even that is nearly 3 times the size you get Humbrol in. They also do "Acrylic Enamel" which just doesn't sound right to me. :? There is a store locator button towards the botto...
by MrPlantpot
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Gem-u-Nine
Replies: 57
Views: 27176

Hi Gerry, That's a nice little clock.... but it's 25 minutes ahead of the long case in the back. :? Also, I've a feeling that a 5'6" clock may be called a Grandmother. I know more about horticulture than horology, and precious little about that. :shock: Somebody will enlighten us. So, where's i...
by MrPlantpot
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Critter from Scratch
Replies: 25
Views: 10972

Are tryping errons some sort of Welsh dish made with leftovers? Most probably, but don't ask me how to cook it. On the subject of scenery.... I have bought a hanging basket liner.... is there a 'How To' thread that someone can point me to, please? Progress on the critter will be slow until I get so...
by MrPlantpot
Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Critter from Scratch
Replies: 25
Views: 10972

Right... what have I done? In the previous pic. everything was just laid out (only the channel sections were glued). So, the first thing I did was to cut 4 lengths of 2mm styrene rod for inside the springs, so that they'd be easier to glue in. The sides were held down onto the mirror, outside face d...
by MrPlantpot
Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: My On30 Home/Show layout Coombe Rock & Minerals
Replies: 85
Views: 36456

Could i get away with a set of Gallows behind the Jail Yes, go for it... in fact, I think in front, in full view, with the guilty party ready to drop, and a huuuuuuuuuuuge crowd. Then of course you'd have to animate it :evil: By the way, I love the look you have acheived. Keep it coming :D (in the ...
by MrPlantpot
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Critter from Scratch
Replies: 25
Views: 10972

And in case you are wondering why there is an M8 nut there (which you probably weren't), I have found they are a very cheap alternative 'back to back' gauge :idea: ie. using the corners, not the 13mm across the flats dimension. Oops! :oops: I've got that slightly wrong.... having taken a closer loo...

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