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by backwaterscotland
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 1/12 scale on H0 track
Replies: 15
Views: 329

Re: 1/12 scale on H0 track

For a driver - tamiya do a 1/14th scale driver figure as a kit which might suit : http://www.ebay.fr/itm/TAMIYA-RC-Tractor-Truck-Driver-Figure-1-14-Assembly-Kit-56536-/401381965254?hash=item5d743abdc6:g:75EAAOSwENpZjIRF Also, keep an eye out in charity/thrift shops for kids toys to convert - a figur...
by backwaterscotland
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 14
Views: 970

Re: Crundells Estate

Due to family visiting, Crundells was stored away for a few weeks but I've dug it out again and made some progress. The buildings have had their main colours painted and the start of weathering applied. I've been experimenting with Vallejo Air paints with the airbrush and it looks pretty good. Most ...
by backwaterscotland
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 14
Views: 970

Re: Crundells Estate

Slow progress but progress none the less. The mock up buildings have been replaced by their actual counterparts. The shed is artist mounting board with slaters embossed plasticard either side while the big building is mounting board and plasticard with a wooden supporting frame of 8mm stripwood. I'v...
by backwaterscotland
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 14
Views: 970

Re: Crundells Estate

Managed some progress. I've built up some of the hills and banks using polystyrene cut with a hot wire, newspaper and PVA glue. It's then had a quick coat of brown emulsion to see how it looks. I've also started mocking the buildings up from foam board - good thing I did as the shed height, to scale...
by backwaterscotland
Wed May 31, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 14
Views: 970

Re: Crundells Estate

I actually started this a few weeks ago so the initial progress might seem fast. I built up the levels for the shed board using plywood, topped with cork and laid track. The point motors have been fitted and the wiring droppers installed. Track is Peco 0-16.5 with a couple of Code 83 inspection pits...
by backwaterscotland
Wed May 31, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 14
Views: 970

Crundells Estate

I know estate railways are a fashionable around here at the moment and here's another one :D I started planning this a few years ago when I saw a photo of the shed at Duffield Bank and the multi level aspect appealed so I've been picking up bits and pieces towards this. The big impetus was the acqui...
by backwaterscotland
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Project X
Replies: 35
Views: 4309

Re: Project X

I like it - you've captured the feel of the cartoons well.

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sources of figures
Replies: 445
Views: 216007

Re: Sources of figures

Are they already painted? otherDoc Yes, they come ready painted - paintwork looked good. One thing to watch is that Bachmann have very similar figures in the same poses/colour schemes in both G-scale (item 22-176) and 16mm (16-701) - the 16mm ones are a bit "chunkier" - the ones Juergen l...
by backwaterscotland
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sources of figures
Replies: 445
Views: 216007

Re: Sources of figures

At a show over the weekend, once of the traders was showing me some new 16mm figures from Bachmann. Sizewise, the height was about the same as the Bachmann G-scale figures but they were much heavier built. From the weight, I would have said cast resin. Price was £22 per pair. http://www.bachmann.co....
by backwaterscotland
Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: 1/24th Ford Transit Van
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: 1/24th Ford Transit Van

The Italeri kit is a reissue of the old ESCI kit. A search around the web shows some very well done conversions including this one to a drop side body : http://www.modelrailforum.com/forums/index.php?s=faca3e4fbf2706cdff4644b9c1997297&showtopic=6729&view=findpost&p=228531 I'll see if my ...
by backwaterscotland
Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Kit form Services Workshop detailing parts
Replies: 4
Views: 1478

Re: Kit form Services Workshop detailing parts

It's been a while but I've built most of the toolboxes and workshop equipment. Toolboxes were fiddly but manageable, everything else went together with a little fettling. Photos show most of the items in their basic colours - nothing fancy, Matt black, landrover green, tank grey, silver and red. DSC...
by backwaterscotland
Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: What Find in Scotland?
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Re: What Find in Scotland?

One possibility as you head up or back from Dundee is the Almond Valley Railway at Livingston (just west of Edinburgh) - 2-foot 6 inch gauge with some ex-mod stock - I put some photos of it up a few years ago here : http://gn15.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9391 The other well known one is the...
by backwaterscotland
Fri May 06, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Kit form Services Workshop detailing parts
Replies: 4
Views: 1478

Kit form Services Workshop detailing parts

Hi folks, I received a parcel of bits from Kit Form Services this morning which I thought might be of interest. Service was excellent - I emailed Howard on wednesday night, had a reply and paid for the parts thursday morning and received a parcel containing said parts on friday. I ordered 3 lots of ...
by backwaterscotland
Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A4 Diorama
Replies: 18
Views: 2531

Re: A4 Diorama

Well, Model Rail Scotland has now passed and the results are in. A4_comp.jpg 3 entries this year (that's 3 up on last year and 2 up on the year before). One 0-gauge, 1 00-gauge and 1 Gn15. Trophy went to the 0-gauge diorama as the judge could "see what the purpose of it was" (whatever that...
by backwaterscotland
Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A4 Diorama
Replies: 18
Views: 2531

Re: A4 Diorama

I think I'm finished. The only thing I'm really not happy about is that the PVA dried shiny under the static grass but I'll live with it. Some sunshine today so a couple of atmospheric shots : finished1.jpg finished2.jpg I'll let you know how I get on at the challenge judging :shock: Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A4 Diorama
Replies: 18
Views: 2531

Re: A4 Diorama

The end gets closer. Static grass applied, details started on the building.

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Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A4 Diorama
Replies: 18
Views: 2531

Re: A4 Diorama

More progress. Polystyrene covered with paper mache and painted with emulsion paint. Building painted, windows boarded up, door constructed (thin card, rivets embossed, spray painted silver). Starting to come together now. Last major item to do is static grass and then onto detailing and weathering....
by backwaterscotland
Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A4 Diorama
Replies: 18
Views: 2531

Re: A4 Diorama

Thanks Chris, I bought that issue at the time and had considered upscaling it to Gn15.

One more progress photo - hilsides roughly carved, track embeded and building shell built.

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A4 Diorama
Replies: 18
Views: 2531

A4 Diorama

Hi Folks, It's been a while since I posted but I'm back modelling again. Each year, the club I'm a member of has a modelling competition for it's members and each year has a different specification. Last year the baseboard was a maximum of 3.14 sq feet and this year the specification is : Diorama Ma...
by backwaterscotland
Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hollywood Foundry Motor Bogie
Replies: 3
Views: 2470

Re: Hollywood Foundry Motor Bogie

I have one of the the Hollywood Foundry bullant drives under a 00 gauge kit and it runs beautifully but I have found that the drive belts perish quite quickly - my first one only lasted about 2 years. Spares are available though.

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Cost of shipping from Europe? Better than I thought
Replies: 18
Views: 1443

Re: Cost of shipping from Europe

As a matter of fact, none of the three German companies I know, which are selling laserkit designs have heard of him, so I wonder, where he got the information, regarding postage costs from. 30 Euro postage for a padded envelope to the USA sounds unbelievable. I had a look at the lasergang website ...
by backwaterscotland
Wed May 06, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: GnAtterBoxes
Topic: Exhibition stand ideas for APA layout???
Replies: 10
Views: 2946

Re: Exhibition stand ideas for APA layout???

My current layout uses a keyboard stand (intended for music keyboards), height is adjustable between 24 and 36 inches which is a good height for me looking over from the back and for children looking from the front while not being too low for adults. It also folds flat which is good for transport an...
by backwaterscotland
Sat May 02, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yellow Ridge Mine
Replies: 30
Views: 3336

Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

My copy of NG&IRM (no 102) has arrived today and the article on the layout looks really good. Also features on the front cover (is this a first for a Gn15 layout, front cover of a magazine?)

Congrats.

Andy 8)

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