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by NotHarryPotter
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Jim Knopf and Lukas HO Marklin loco possible basis for Gn15?
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Jim Knopf and Lukas HO Marklin loco possible basis for Gn15?

This was just brought to my attention in a Facebook post.
It could have potential for an Emett style loco, needing minimal conversion?
https://www.maerklin.de/de/produkte/det ... cle/29179/

regards
Geoff
by NotHarryPotter
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ticino: a Gn15 spaghetti Harvest layout
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Ticino: a Gn15 spaghetti Harvest layout

Stockers,
it took me a minute to work out what you meant by B.E. locos. Good idea, I do have a couple, and I have always loved the early Siemens battery jobs. Food for thought! :D
by NotHarryPotter
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ticino: a Gn15 spaghetti Harvest layout
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Ticino: a Gn15 spaghetti Harvest layout

Hi folks, long time no post. I watched a Youtube video the other night on a 1957 April Fools spoof made by the BBC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVo_wkxH9dU . It told the story of Ticino in Switzerland where they have a yearly harvesting of spaghetti trees. While I had seen the spoof many times be...
by NotHarryPotter
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Doozy AK Interactive 1/24 Resin details
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Doozy AK Interactive 1/24 Resin details

Hi folks,
these resin gas pumps, public phones, soda pop machines and other 1/24 details look very good.
I believe they are a little expensive, but for that wow factor on your layout they could be worth a look :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC6uuKxIHEo
cheers
Geoff
by NotHarryPotter
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hook Basin
Replies: 3
Views: 737

Re: Hook Basin

Lovely work! nice photos. Thanks
Geoff
by NotHarryPotter
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 140
Views: 15206

Re: Longstone 2

Looking fabulous, well done! :D :D :D
by NotHarryPotter
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Still modelling Gn15 or just looking?
Replies: 13
Views: 1277

Re: Still modelling Gn15 or just looking?

Still active in Gn15, but dabbling in other scale/gauge combos as the mood strikes. I am working slowly on a layout based around the Ned Kelly bushranging legend in Australia. Slowly I am building up a stock of Smallbrook Gn15 Emett locos and kits for this, and building them equally slowly. I have a...
by NotHarryPotter
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15
Replies: 20
Views: 1694

Re: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15

Gavin, yes, with Spike and his extraordinary parents and upbringing, his entertainment and literary career and all, there is so much to tell. The Collection of memorabilia which was gifted to our Library is amazing. Photographs by the score from India, Burma and Woy Woy, performance images, scripts ...
by NotHarryPotter
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Emett Smallbrook chassis question
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: Emett Smallbrook chassis question

Thanks Juergen for clarifying this,
regards
Geoff
by NotHarryPotter
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Emett Smallbrook chassis question
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: Emett Smallbrook chassis question

Sorry David,
I may not have been very clear. I refer to the distance from the ends of the wagon that you fix the assemblies that carry the wheels.
cheers
Geoff
by NotHarryPotter
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Emett Smallbrook chassis question
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Emett Smallbrook chassis question

Hi folks, work is progressing on my first Smallbrook Emett wagon chassis. One question. In Mike Rayner's otherwise clear instructions he states that his wheelsets are 16mm from the ends. I initially took this to be the axle centres, but visually this places the wheelsets too close to the buffers. Wo...
by NotHarryPotter
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15
Replies: 20
Views: 1694

Re: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15

Steve, yes there would be so many absurdist ideas that could be borrowed from the Goons, and the characters themselves would really lend themselves to Emett style caricature. Maybe this script will help, here, have a Gorilla... http://www.thegoonshow.net/scripts_show.asp?title=s04e24_the_collapse_of...
by NotHarryPotter
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15
Replies: 20
Views: 1694

Re: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15

Southpier,
I hope I don't sound resentful. I pinch myself that I get paid to do what I love to do, and the Milligan project is a great way to "give back something" to Spike Milligan, who has had such an influence on my life outlook and sense of humour.
Geoff
by NotHarryPotter
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15
Replies: 20
Views: 1694

Re: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15

A virtual tour and analysis of the Kelly armour from the State Library of Victoria
https://youtu.be/BILf1VD_Qy8
I saw the armour personally when I visited Melbourne last May.
The armour weighed approximately 41 kilos. It was never going to end well.
Geoff
by NotHarryPotter
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15
Replies: 20
Views: 1694

Re: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15

I love the Strawberry Mountain video. The look of the layout and rolling stock is similar to what I envisage. I am in the procrastination stage at present, although I have purchased a catalogue from a Sidney Nolan Ned Kelly exhibition for inspiration. Part of my procrastination is to do with a busy ...
by NotHarryPotter
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 191
Views: 22590

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Just beautiful Bill! :D :D :D
by NotHarryPotter
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15
Replies: 20
Views: 1694

Re: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15

Hi John, I hope to have suitable bullet dings in the boiler cladding. Just trying to work out what to build the loco from. Will probably be a fairly solid styrene base similar to the resin "Stromboli" in the Emett range from Smallbrook. The Kelly-armoured boiler will be tricky if I am to g...
by NotHarryPotter
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15
Replies: 20
Views: 1694

Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15

Hi folks, a discussion with a my friend Guy the other day over Beer and Fish and Chips progressed from a discussion of Emmet style Gn15 to developing an Australian-flavoured layout. Various themes were tossed around, and then my friend mentioned Ned Kelly, Australian Bushranger. For those overseas w...
by NotHarryPotter
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale
Replies: 60
Views: 14236

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

Wonderful work Francke! :D :D :D
by NotHarryPotter
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Dam Construction 1930 - 1932
Replies: 5
Views: 957

Re: Dam Construction 1930 - 1932

Thanks Chris!
It looks like a cold and wet weekend coming up, a good excuse to do some research! :D
cheers
Geoff
by NotHarryPotter
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Dam Construction 1930 - 1932
Replies: 5
Views: 957

Re: Dam Construction 1930 - 1932

Thanks Chris,
I am considering a Gn15 layout based around the Snowy Hydro scheme in 1950s-60s Australia. This will be very useful,
cheers
Geoff :D :D :D
by NotHarryPotter
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Glad Gnatterbox is back!
Replies: 6
Views: 687

Glad Gnatterbox is back!

Say no more,
Geoff :D :D :D :D :D :D
by NotHarryPotter
Tue May 16, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 140
Views: 15206

Re: Longstone 2

Grum,
that is lovely work!
Jealous. :D
regards
Geoff
by NotHarryPotter
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: APA-like boxes for microlayouts
Replies: 0
Views: 810

APA-like boxes for microlayouts

Dear all, The Ikea APA Box (useful for microlayouts) may not be available from Ikea any more, but on ebay there is something that looks very close to it. They are available from the UK. I have no connection or knowledge of the vendor. They may be worth a look search under "APA Ikea wooden"...
by NotHarryPotter
Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Herb Deeks Mine Train complete
Replies: 8
Views: 1281

Re: Herb Deeks Mine Train complete

Post it to me in Australia.

I'll build it for you, take photos and have the loco send you letters every now and then :D
I know, selfless aren't I?

Obviously i'd build it. Just go for it!
regards
Geoff

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