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by Gnu Bee
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GN15 Emett " Antimaccasser"
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: GN15 Emett " Antimaccasser"

I really should have read your post and realise that you are a long way from Stratford on Avon.
There's a really good film of this on YouTube but I can't get the link to work here. Try searching for A Quiet Afternoon in the Cloud Cuckoo Valley.
by Gnu Bee
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The T.P.&K Railway
Replies: 26
Views: 9529

Re: The T.P.&K Railway

Following the previous post I am now working on a freelance basis so I am mostly at home. So maybe a layout will appear soon. There are lots of designs on paper for a Cameo type probably exhibition layout. Here is my latest Smallbrook kit, dry run before primer coat. This has been on my workbench si...
by Gnu Bee
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GN15 Emett " Antimaccasser"
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: GN15 Emett " Antimaccasser"

Mark - its good to see Emett based models here again. Does cyril have a working large driving wheel or is there a smaller wheeled driving chassis under there? You may be interested to know that Emetts 'Cloud Cuckoo Valley' is currently on display at Compton Verney (near Stratford on Avon) http://www...
by Gnu Bee
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Thomas A. Yorkes Taiwan Mining loco
Replies: 13
Views: 6098

Re: Thomas A. Yorkes Taiwan Mining loco

Love the sabre toothed rabbit, but how do you know its 1:13th scale, how did they measure one?
by Gnu Bee
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: 1/24th scale products
Replies: 2
Views: 377

1/24th scale products

Much that I would like to be able to make everything myself, smaller items such as tea pots, tools etc really are difficult so I have been looking at the items sold for 1/24th scale dolls houses. I have found Trifle Small http://www.atriflesmall.co.uk/124th-scale-dolls-house-accessories/other-124th-...
by Gnu Bee
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The T.P.&K Railway
Replies: 26
Views: 9529

Re: The T.P.&K Railway

Further to my previous post, the time problem has probably now been solved as I have been made redundant and there should be plenty of time for modelling activities now.
by Gnu Bee
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Forum hosting costs
Replies: 22
Views: 3422

Re: Forum hosting costs

Can you update us on the progress?
by Gnu Bee
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Forum hosting costs
Replies: 22
Views: 3422

Re: Forum hosting costs

I've put a link to this on the Facebook GN15 and GN9 page.
by Gnu Bee
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Forum hosting costs
Replies: 22
Views: 3422

Re: Forum hosting costs

Tom
I have just sent a donation. Thanks to all admins and mods for providing us with a great virtual model railway club.

Geoff
by Gnu Bee
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout
Replies: 24
Views: 2903

Re: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout

For a long time I have wondered whether it is worth trying to reproduce bricks as individual items with mortar between. I think that from the distances we view models, even at 1:24, brickwork looks pretty flat. I saw an advert for a brick stencil the other day which gives a 1mm recess between bricks...
by Gnu Bee
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The T.P.&K Railway
Replies: 26
Views: 9529

Re: The T.P.&K Railway

I have just posted some new pictures on the Facebook page. The project might actually get to being a railway in 2018 as I am now established in Wales with permanent space for making things in, I just need to be less worn out by work to actually do some stuff. There are lots of plans but whether I ev...
by Gnu Bee
Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 140
Views: 16138

Re: Longstone 2

I like the way the layout legs have cross braces fixed with hinges. Do they fold flat for transport?
by Gnu Bee
Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Battery Power and R/C ???
Replies: 19
Views: 3293

Re: Battery Power and R/C ???

Not really trying to be pessimistic - more about being realistic about my soldering ability.
Rather aware that I didn't inherit this from my Dad - he was a wireman on the early Ferranti type computers and Blue Streak project in the 1950s.
by Gnu Bee
Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Battery powered RC for kids
Replies: 1
Views: 1286

Battery powered RC for kids

I have been researching RC and battery power for GN15 and found this.
http://www.brio.uk/Products/railway/trainswagonsvehicles/app-enabled-engine
This is a far cry from the push along days.
by Gnu Bee
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Battery Power and R/C ???
Replies: 19
Views: 3293

Re: Battery Power and R/C ???

Returning to the original question on this thread. I was interested to find this article on a radio control car club site saying that you should never recharge a LiPo battery on board a model because of the danger of fire - http://www.wannarace.co.uk/page_2207335.html My inclination is to steer well...
by Gnu Bee
Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Battery Power and R/C ???
Replies: 19
Views: 3293

Re: Battery Power and R/C ???

I started a thread that ended up as a discussion about RC - http://gn15.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10627 One of the questions for me is although 1:24 appears to be a huge scale the space inside my locos is still quite small, has anyone tried converting a Hornby Smokey Joe chassis for a Small...
by Gnu Bee
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K
Replies: 25
Views: 2631

Re: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K

It strikes me that with RC may be the way to go.
I am also thinking that as there isn't any track voltage the possibilities for modelling plateways or rough overgrown contractors track are endless.
by Gnu Bee
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K
Replies: 25
Views: 2631

Re: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K

Sorry I have just answered my own post - no it is about 7.4volts which should still work with an HO loco. After all all my stock is plastic and there is little weight in only 4 wagons. In fact I am designing locos which don't pull anything at the moment.
by Gnu Bee
Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K
Replies: 25
Views: 2631

Re: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K

Something I forgot - do the RC systems use 12v motors still? Because I might want to adapt standard mechanism?
by Gnu Bee
Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K
Replies: 25
Views: 2631

Re: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K

Thanks everyone for the thoughtful comments. You all spotted the actual premise of the thread which was to not go the DCC route. I think that I might do the conventional route as I don't really fancy rebuilding the chassis on my vertical boilered loco. Thanks for the idea of wiring points live - may...
by Gnu Bee
Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K
Replies: 25
Views: 2631

Re: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K

Thanks Nige.
Just in case you have missed this - this is most of what I have made so far http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9011 .I have also got a modified Nellie.
by Gnu Bee
Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K
Replies: 25
Views: 2631

Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K

I have not posted here for ages - sorry if this has been discussed before - if it has can someone point me to the thread? I am seriously considering building my (long planned) layout with DCC controls. I have no experience in this but it looks like a good idea - my wiring experience is tiny, indeed ...
by Gnu Bee
Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Forum running costs
Replies: 18
Views: 4278

Re: Forum running costs

I have just sent a donation. I thought it might help as I can't get on your server.
by Gnu Bee
Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sources of figures
Replies: 446
Views: 233611

Re: Sources of figures

There's some lovely pewter 1:24 figures here http://www.phoenixmodeldevelopments.com/acatalog/Miscellaneous_1_24.html
I am not sure they will really go with my Smallbrook Emett style chaps but there is a wonderful 30mm high White Rabbit here.
by Gnu Bee
Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Latest 3D printed tram track
Replies: 32
Views: 7406

Re: Latest 3D printed tram track

What are the dimensions of the large stones (mm)?
How does the track stay in place?
Are these OK for largish flanges - I use mainly Dapol chassis for my mad wagons.

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