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by RobM
Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: First Critter and first post
Replies: 51
Views: 17349

Garlic powder...hmm just as well the internet is not scracth and sniff yet :lol: Seriously though if that one buffer block looks that good I can't wait to see the entire thing weathered. Great job!
by RobM
Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Future of the Modelling Matters section
Replies: 23
Views: 6499

As a relative new comer I will hold up my hand and admit that I, as I'm sure others have, have posted non Gn15 threads in Modelling Matters, simply because I didn't realise it was intended for Gn15 only. In future I will post my non Gn15 (but still minimum gauge!) modelling questions elsewhere. I ha...
by RobM
Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: RHDR coach dimensions
Replies: 16
Views: 6220

:lol: Probably not! I'm working on 16mm scale, 12 1/4 inch gauge, I was after the height and width dimensions to make sure that my coaches wouldn't look to bizarre and unfeasible. Length wise I have gone for ten seaters to give enough leg room for the passengers whilst retaining something close to t...
by RobM
Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: RHDR coach dimensions
Replies: 16
Views: 6220

Paul

Thanks for the dimensions, thats exactly what I was after, will run home after work and check to see if I was anywhere near close with my attempt!
by RobM
Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: RHDR coach dimensions
Replies: 16
Views: 6220

Big thanks to all so far! I agree I may be able to roughly work out the width/height of the coaches by scaling up those photos, so thats great. I have a vague recollection of seeing a card model floating around here or on google for Captain Howey's Rolls Royce loco. I came across it completely by ch...
by RobM
Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: A Gnew guys 1:32 ramblings.
Replies: 78
Views: 24571

I think the best thing is 'what ever works for you' I don't think anyone should look at your work and negatively critise your methods/materials, the end result says it all - I love the Autotruck (actually I love all your models!). Being a modeller on a shoestring budget myself I tend to use what eve...
by RobM
Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: RHDR coach dimensions
Replies: 16
Views: 6220

Hi Ian, Thats the one that I was pointed to before, thanks for reminding me, I vaguely remember that the 36mm scale model is 22 inches long which rescaled for my prefered 16mm scale I think works out at about 9 inches long! hmm that might look a little Gnuts, not sure i've worked that ut right :shock:
by RobM
Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: RHDR coach dimensions
Replies: 16
Views: 6220

RHDR coach dimensions

Hi all, I was wondering if someone could help me with dimensions for Romney Hythe and Dymchurch coaches as I'm trying to model something along the same lines and am a bit worried that I might have the height and width wrong. Also, does anyone know if there are drawings/dimensions around for Captain ...
by RobM
Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: 15 / 18 inch Fairlie
Replies: 20
Views: 7426

Would make an interesting project to model though- afterall there are two 10 3/4 inch gauge garratt locos on the Wells and Walsingham railway and they look great, so why not a 15/18 inch Fairlie :wink:!
by RobM
Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: First Critter and first post
Replies: 51
Views: 17349

You're right the raised detailing on the cowl really brings it alive, adding to the wealth of detail on the engine. Watching this one with interest (and mounting envy :lol: ).
by RobM
Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Small Farm Office Time !
Replies: 19
Views: 6057

Stunning work, can't wait to see it complete, I'm really going to have to get some of those bricks and have a go myself!
by RobM
Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Display diorama
Replies: 35
Views: 12149

Well the coaches were interesting :? On closer inspection the only things that hadn't warped and distorted were the bogies so they have been whipped of and everything else discarded, I am in the process of knocking up a covered 10 seater coach which is looking good so far! Does anyone have the dimen...
by RobM
Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New to Gn15 !
Replies: 22
Views: 7701

Wow :shock: , love this loco, can just see it pottering along with a rake of wagons?

Looks like a well used but looked after little work horse, love the painting detail, not too little and not too much.

Looking forward to seeing more of your work on here!
by RobM
Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Display diorama
Replies: 35
Views: 12149

Hi Bob, yep they might find their way into being a future project (as if I don't have enought already :roll: ) I have been phoned by my wife to let me know that two triang coaches I got of Ebay on Sunday night have just been delivered by Postman Pat so naturally I now want to leave work and go and h...
by RobM
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Display diorama
Replies: 35
Views: 12149

Hi again, Well my motor chassis arrived and unfortunately the wheel base is to short to look credible as the 1/2 sized indian class B :cry: ... all is not lost however :D as I have since come across the 'hunslet' Mad Bess from the Ruislip Lido railway and with an added tender (triang wagon chassis) ...
by RobM
Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Display diorama
Replies: 35
Views: 12149

Juergen, a big thankyou for your toy train post (imagine lots of thumbs up emoticons here!) That link has proved a amazing! I have just printed out two pages of parts fitted horizontally one above the other on one sheet of A4 and taking a quick look at an outline I drew up using dimensions taken fro...
by RobM
Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Display diorama
Replies: 35
Views: 12149

Hi Juergen, Thanks for the link, thats a great looking paper model. Do you know if this is a 16mm scale model as I didn't notice a scale anywhere. As I'm thinking of doing a 1/2 scale (in 16mm comes out about 6 inches) in similar style to the Fairbourne railways Sherpa I might be able to print out a...
by RobM
Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Display diorama
Replies: 35
Views: 12149

Ian, I think you've gone off the rails with that one :roll: :lol: ! Hmm wonder if the missus will let me have one though! John, wow thats a lot of ideas and I certainly like the Captain's Rolls and the effort put into the model, maybe I'll look at getting a bobo chassis at some point and knocking th...
by RobM
Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Display diorama
Replies: 35
Views: 12149

I have been looking through the loco shed and there is indeed a lot of inspiration, I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas perhaps not attempted or from 'real' world (and not just tied to the UK, afterall Sherpa that I mentioned earlier is a 1/2 scale indian loco originally built for a french ...
by RobM
Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Display diorama
Replies: 35
Views: 12149

Hi,

Thanks for the link, unfortunately I don't have access and it won't let me in :cry: !
by RobM
Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Display diorama
Replies: 35
Views: 12149

Hi again, A little progress! I have made some bricks, strangley first batch came out of mold better than the second but still got enough to make the retaining wall (including some of the cracked/broken bricks will add a nice bit of extra detail me thinks :wink: ). I have a new motor chassis wing its...
by RobM
Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Display diorama
Replies: 35
Views: 12149

I'd have to fight my daughters for the pez first, then resist the urge to sit there playing with the novelty dispenser, then resist the urge to eat them rather than use them on the diorama!!! :lol: I actually have my mold (knocked it up at work), I have gone for a breeze block size for a trial. I'll...
by RobM
Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Display diorama
Replies: 35
Views: 12149

Wow :shock:

Stunning buildings! Not sure I have the patience that you obviously possess but having seen what you have done I cetainly feel more confident that this is achievable.

Nice to see the stig (and the stig) and mario enjoying your handiwork :lol:
by RobM
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Display diorama
Replies: 35
Views: 12149

Bricks!

Hi all another starnge question again; What are the average dimensions of a brick? I'm thinking of having the 'gallery' of my display held back by a brick retaining wall and would love to have a go at building it 'properly'. Time consuming I know but its something I have fancied doing for a while so...
by RobM
Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: anyone else modelling in this scale/gauge or am I just Gnuts
Replies: 18
Views: 7000

excellant, thank you for the information - should be able to get quite a few out of one shirt then! Interesting to see the diffecrence in coal and coke sacks, might have a go at both. I'm thinking of packing them out with polystyrene for shape and then a layer of coal on top for the open sacks - mig...

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