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by thtroll
Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:08 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A confession (Bachmann gas mech bash)
Replies: 17
Views: 4594

Looks great, Si. Great job on the extras.
by thtroll
Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:06 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: No critter at all !
Replies: 13
Views: 3115

Can totally relate. Had a N-scale 2-8-0 disintegrate in my hand from it. The bash is looking good so far.
by thtroll
Sat May 31, 2014 3:45 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A confession (Bachmann gas mech bash)
Replies: 17
Views: 4594

Looking good so far, Si. I'll be following.
by thtroll
Fri May 30, 2014 3:36 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: VULCANO inspired by STROMBOLI
Replies: 6
Views: 2272

Love those vertical boilers, very creative and nicely done. I've have a Percy loco kicking around, hmmm.
by thtroll
Tue May 27, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new Layout for a New Year
Replies: 33
Views: 9583

Those bricks really look great. They blend in beautifully with the ground cover.
by thtroll
Tue May 27, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnoob Garden RWy
Replies: 19
Views: 7192

Thanks Si, you raise an interesting point. The end posts are only 3" long. They are meant to reduce any shifting. My thought is that lateral stability and level will come from multiple pieces joined together, and I'm relying on the curves to do just that. I have no prior knowledge of this type ...
by thtroll
Sun May 25, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnoob Garden RWy
Replies: 19
Views: 7192

Update pics. Assembled the road bed spline using the track cutout as a guide for the curve. Drilled and used 1/4" by 2" Galv lag bolts with 'spikes' at each end and two spacers. There will be a short spline (tongue and grove style) to join various pieces together. http://i1245.photobucket....
by thtroll
Sun May 25, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnoob Garden RWy
Replies: 19
Views: 7192

Thanks for the input guys. I don't think I mentioned previously that I am planning on RC for the loco. I have a Lose race car already apart. I am slowly rebuilding the controller. I should be a straight forward conversion. Planning on having the battery accessible through a coal load on the tender a...
by thtroll
Sun May 25, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnoob Garden RWy
Replies: 19
Views: 7192

Well it has been far too long and too many other projects. The rail in the garden is not dead. I think I have it figured out. I was able to pick up quit a bit of Triang code 125 steel track pieces. For a road bed, I am going to try some 1/2 inch composite facia for decks. I ripped it to 1 inch width...
by thtroll
Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:50 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Excavator bearing for turntable.
Replies: 3
Views: 2440

I like the locking plate. Very cool.
by thtroll
Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:31 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Orchard End
Replies: 36
Views: 11820

Roger, all I have to add is ... WOW.

p.s. I love Kent, and my mum is from there.
by thtroll
Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:31 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Moving train ferries
Replies: 55
Views: 21925

Great looking ferry Les.
by thtroll
Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smallbrook GN15 Emett Goods Brake Van
Replies: 15
Views: 9186

Looking good Mark. Enjoying the progress, can't wait to see what colours you choose.
by thtroll
Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Transfers and lining
Replies: 11
Views: 4790

Trying to be critical, can't see decal paper outline, they line up nicely, and the black shades match. Beautifully done.
by thtroll
Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Transfers and lining
Replies: 11
Views: 4790

Mitch, I hear you about frying paper in a laser printer. I experimented using 5 mil styrene in mine. The result was better than expected, but don't try to run a sheet though twice, that's all I have to say. I used the left over backing sheets from the fondant icing sheets for the printer. (The thick...
by thtroll
Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Scratch building a loco??
Replies: 13
Views: 6615

John, Very talented group here. One thing I have noticed is that they make excellent use limited space, the attention to detail is exquisite and their modeling skills are amazing. Not to hijack but I did notice this in Juergen's post. http://my.gn15.info/hamsterfahrt11_stone_face.jpg I think I even ...
by thtroll
Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Transfers and lining
Replies: 11
Views: 4790

Here's a couple of shots of my North Ridge Lumber #3 (On30). You can see the decal paper in the first shot due to the flash, but it is very hard to see with the naked eye. They where created by applying dry rub gold lettering to clear decal paper then sealed and applied. http://my.gn15.info/north_ri...
by thtroll
Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Transfers and lining
Replies: 11
Views: 4790

Don,
Applying dry transfer letters to the decal paper works well also. I used gold letters, sealed and applied with no problems. I look for a photo of the loco and post.
by thtroll
Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Transfers and lining
Replies: 11
Views: 4790

Don, I have created my own decals using the computer. What printer are you planning on using? Ink jet printers work fine, but the ink has too dry fully. I let it dry for 24 hours. Before you can apply the decal to the model, it has to be sealed. If not the warm water will damage the art work. I can'...
by thtroll
Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Watts'
Replies: 85
Views: 28086

Bill great job. Rounding the corners of the backdrop adds the master's touch. I worked in construction for a number of years (on and off) and we use to create arches with 5/8" drywall (about 15mm plaster board) using similar methods. We would set the boards on saw horses and spray with water an...
by thtroll
Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:33 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Watts'
Replies: 85
Views: 28086

If there is some new housing construction near you, there may be chance to forage for some.
by thtroll
Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Dapol 6 wheeled chassis
Replies: 18
Views: 6546

Geoff, great job on the car. Nice choice in colours. Amazing detail work.
by thtroll
Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Balnakeil
Replies: 39
Views: 19890

Ian, Fantastic work, I love the Series 1. I showed a friend of mine the photo and the build description and he asked me to relay "Bang on!" This guy use to commute to work driving a 101 gun carrier and is a Landy nut. It goes to show what can be accomplished thinkingg outside the model box...
by thtroll
Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:57 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnoob Garden RWy
Replies: 19
Views: 7192

Here is the drawing of what I have in mind. http://my.gn15.info/gn15_track_base.jpg Couple of thoughts I could use feed back on. a. Should the ballast be glued or not. If glued, is drainage going to be an issue. If not glued, could it be recovered by vacuuming it up in fall. b. Grade transitions. ??...

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