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by Gnemo
Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Multi-Scale Bachmann Mogul
Replies: 7
Views: 2142

Re: Multi-Scale Bachmann Mogul

Side tanks and the foot plate have been attached, and a couple of braces added for the foot plate.

Spectacle plate piece is only slid into place here, not glued. It slides into the same notches as the front wall of the On30" cab.
by Gnemo
Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Multi-Scale Bachmann Mogul
Replies: 7
Views: 2142

Re: Multi-Scale Bachmann Mogul

Progress stalled for a while due to wait for 1mm thick brass wire to arrive from China, distractions from some 1:10 and 1:6 scale projects, and trip to Oklahoma for the holidays. Plan is to frame the portholes in the spectacle plate with wire rings installed on either side, sandwiching a piece of cl...
by Gnemo
Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:02 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Help needed
Replies: 8
Views: 2870

Re: Help needed

Denny,

Flatcar bodies are 1" wide.

Critter underframe appears to be 0.060" thick styrene, although I think 0.040" should be stiff enough for such a small model. Likely that I had a piece of 0.060" scrap just about the right size, and strips to make the side frames.

-Jeff
by Gnemo
Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:14 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Help needed
Replies: 8
Views: 2870

Re: Help needed

With regard to deck planks, my cars following the instructions on the Gnine.info site had 5/32" wide planks, 5" wide in 1:32n1. Those would be about 3-1/2" in G scale. Most important is to select a width that gives an even number of boards for the length of the car; I tweaked the widt...
by Gnemo
Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Help needed
Replies: 8
Views: 2870

Re: Help needed

Lacking anyone offering drawings, you might consider scratchbuilding your own design roughly following 7.5" designs. I would suggest starting with a deck plate the same length as the loco and about 27mm wide (3X track gauge) with a cutout for the Bachmann components that stick up above deck lev...
by Gnemo
Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:55 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Multi-Scale Bachmann Mogul
Replies: 7
Views: 2142

Re: Multi-Scale Bachmann Mogul

Some small progress on the side tanks and end platform. Alternate 1:24 and 1:12 engineers.
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by Gnemo
Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Multi-Scale Bachmann Mogul
Replies: 7
Views: 2142

Re: Multi-Scale Bachmann Mogul

Ms. Targaryan seems to have reasonably well-proportioned limbs, although her double-jointed knees will need some work to look right once the final pose is determined. Will test for stability first and rebuild with a lower seat if necessary (helps that the car has a cast metal underframe).
by Gnemo
Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:17 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Multi-Scale Bachmann Mogul
Replies: 7
Views: 2142

Re: Multi-Scale Bachmann Mogul

Decided to put side tanks on the loco, so will use a riding car rather than the tender. Riding car superstructure slips onto a Gn15" 3x6 Heywood flatcar; the sides extend 1/16" below the seat supports and bracket the flatcar deck. I made the back wall a little lower than originally planned...
by Gnemo
Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 1:12n7.5" Barrel Cars
Replies: 16
Views: 3881

Re: 1:12n7.5" Barrel Cars

Weather in northern New England has been unseasonably warm, allowing a couple coats of Krylon flat black spray paint. Also applied weathering stain (methyl alcohol with drawing ink) to the cross-bars, but the effect is too subtle to really show.

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by Gnemo
Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Multi-Scale Bachmann Mogul
Replies: 7
Views: 2142

Multi-Scale Bachmann Mogul

As noted in another thread, I am trying to convert a cheap Bachmann 2-6-0 into a Heywood-inspired Gn15' 0-6-0, with the option for a tender with a seat for a 1:12 scale engineer to represent a half-scale 7.5" gauge loco in 1:12 scale (to confuse matters further, I may also use it as a 1:18n1 lo...
by Gnemo
Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 1:12n7.5" Barrel Cars
Replies: 16
Views: 3881

Re: 1:12n7.5" Barrel Cars

Is there a 3-attachment limit? Seems determined to not let me attach a 4th photo.

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Timber forks in use.
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by Gnemo
Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:57 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 1:12n7.5" Barrel Cars
Replies: 16
Views: 3881

Re: 1:12n7.5" Barrel Cars

Timber forks. Brass strip-bending photo is unfortunately a bit blurry. PA295923.jpg Wood beams are a bit over 3/8" wide, 1/4" thick, 2-1/2" long. I found it easier to trim the wood to match the brackets than try to bend the brackets to fit the wood. PA295924.jpg Uprights are 1/16"...
by Gnemo
Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale
Replies: 61
Views: 16427

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

I like the motor noise. Is it internal to the loco or hidden somewhere in the layout?
by Gnemo
Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:08 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 1:12n7.5" Barrel Cars
Replies: 16
Views: 3881

Re: 1:12n7.5" Barrel Cars

Tom:

With regard to the simple and easy way of attaching photos, does that create eventual problems with limited storage space as discussed in the instructions when the forum was first set up (and when online storage space was likely less generous)?

-Jeff
by Gnemo
Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:06 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 1:12n7.5" Barrel Cars
Replies: 16
Views: 3881

Re: 1:12n7.5" Barrel Cars

Chris: Currently working on converting an On30" Bachmann 2-6-0 into a 1:24 scale 0-6-0 to be equipped with two alternate tenders, one for Hn16" and one with interchangeable seats to work in either 1:12 scale or 1:18 scale (since I'm sure that the allure of 1:18 scale will arise again some ...
by Gnemo
Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:53 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 1:12n7.5" Barrel Cars
Replies: 16
Views: 3881

1:12n7.5" timber fork swivels

The base unit is made from 3/8" long sections of 1/4" styrene angle, with cross bars of 0.040" styrene cut to match the length of the angle sections and topped with 0.100" x 0.156" styrene. The corners were rounded smooth and the center of the bars drilled to accept a bit of...
by Gnemo
Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 1:12n7.5" Barrel Cars
Replies: 16
Views: 3881

Re: 1:12n7.5" Barrel Cars

Thanks! Looks as though the trick is, once viewing the medium-size image page, then right clicking on the image and selecting "copy image location" (Mac), then pasting that between the "img" markers in the post. What a pain; no wonder the instructions for the forum reference Phot...
by Gnemo
Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:29 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 1:12n7.5" Barrel Cars
Replies: 16
Views: 3881

Re: 1:12n7.5" Barrel Cars

Carlo: The Hobbits are from the 6" LotR series by ToyBiz, and are 4.5 inches tall. Anna Paquin as Rogue from the first X-Men movie is 5.75" tall. This version came with a Wolverine figure and has a stabbing action "feature" (not a bug) where Wolverine can stab her pushing in a se...
by Gnemo
Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 1:12n7.5" Barrel Cars
Replies: 16
Views: 3881

Re: 1:12n7.5" Barrel Cars

Chris:

Thanks for the information. Any hint on how to get the particular photo size URL in Flickr? I see the link where I can download it in various sizes, but not where I can select a particular size to view.
by Gnemo
Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 1:12n7.5" Barrel Cars
Replies: 16
Views: 3881

1:12n7.5" Barrel Cars

While I was recently conflicted between HO gauge projects in 1:32n20" and 1:24n16", I decided to build some long dormant Gn15" Heywood 3' x 6' cars that I thought would look reasonable in either scale. Starting on the kits renewed my interest in 1:12 scale modeling, with the kits repr...
by Gnemo
Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Kato Steeple-cab Electric - 103 Motor Block?
Replies: 7
Views: 5418

Thanks, Henrik!

View in another folder option was not available, but with an understanding of what the problem was, I did manage to find the "share" link on Flickr, and selecting the BBC code to copy and paste between the image delineators seems to work. [img] [img]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7045/69273...
by Gnemo
Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Kato Steeple-cab Electric - 103 Motor Block?
Replies: 7
Views: 5418

Pocket Line = 103 Motor Block?

Simon:

Does that mean that it is essentially the same as the 103 block, and that Steve Bennett's underframe converter should fit it (once chopped to accommodate the coupler draft boxes)?


Also, if anyone can advise me how to get the photos to display, I would appreciate it.
by Gnemo
Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:35 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Kato Steeple-cab Electric - 103 Motor Block?
Replies: 7
Views: 5418

Attempt to post photos

Hopefully, this will work. The preview is not encouraging. Loco coupler is set high on the shank to match height (I can't recall whether they call this overset or underset): http://www.flickr.com/photos/serpent_vision/6927376879/in/photostream/ Motor block carved out to accommodate draft box: http:/...
by Gnemo
Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Kato Steeple-cab Electric - 103 Motor Block?
Replies: 7
Views: 5418

Kato Steeple-cab Electric - 103 Motor Block?

Hi all: I am getting back to my 1n1 railway project, and would like to know whether the motor block from the Kato “Pocket Line” steeple-cab electric loco (mine, in yellow, is # 13501) is the same as the “Kato 103" chassis that has been mentioned in this forum. I cannot find a “103" anywher...

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