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by 490fan
Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Introducing "Nellie" 's East European cousin
Replies: 22
Views: 8400

Re: Introducing "Nellie" 's East European cousin

If Michael Rayner hadn't brought out his vertical boilered locomotive à l'Emett, and Mark hadn't built his "Pushme-Pullyou" à l'Emett, it probably would never have occurred to me to wonder what an Emett-designed Shay would look like, but he did and he did and it did...and worse, the name &...
by 490fan
Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Introducing "Nellie" 's East European cousin
Replies: 22
Views: 8400

Re: Introducing "Nellie" 's East European cousin

Hi Juergen,

Thanks for the tip, I've now got one on order (and a few other things as well).

With best regards,

Jonathan
by 490fan
Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Introducing "Nellie" 's East European cousin
Replies: 22
Views: 8400

Re: Introducing "Nellie" 's East European cousin

"We need a signal box" "Right" "We've got that coach with the smashed roof sitting doing nothing on a siding" "Right" "There's that old folly just where we want to put a signal box" "Right" "So we use the two together" "Right...
by 490fan
Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Introducing "Nellie" 's East European cousin
Replies: 22
Views: 8400

And a sunny morning came at last: http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q27/jons123_photo/Model%20railway/th_Picture072_zpsf68d3995.jpg - but didn't last long.... And also.... "But, but, we needed a new water crane; they were breaking up a fountain and we could get the fish for nothing...." h...
by 490fan
Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Introducing "Nellie" 's East European cousin
Replies: 22
Views: 8400

Jon, Mark; thank you both for your kind comments :oops: Hopefully photos of "Zita"'s new sister will soon be forthcoming; I need a bright sunny morning.... I have also been working on a coach; I can fully understand why Michael Rayner did not include an interior (apart from the lamp), but ...
by 490fan
Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Introducing "Nellie" 's East European cousin
Replies: 22
Views: 8400

In the meantime the Directors asked for another brake van but weren't prepared to pay for a non-revenue-earning wagon like the first. The Workshop personnel looked around at what was lying about and created: http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q27/jons123_photo/Model%20railway/th_Picture063_zps98aed7...
by 490fan
Thu May 08, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Introducing "Nellie" 's East European cousin
Replies: 22
Views: 8400

And now off to the Paintshop/shed! http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q27/jons123_photo/Model%20railway/th_Picture057_zps12ea83a0.jpg http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q27/jons123_photo/Model%20railway/th_Picture056_zpse6ba79c4.jpg (The smaller parts are not all glued in position yet, and there are...
by 490fan
Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Introducing "Nellie" 's East European cousin
Replies: 22
Views: 8400

Hi Jürgen, Many thanks for the kind words, the more valued as you - and Hermann :lol: have served as inspiration and encouragement to my modelling. I am sorry to say that the couplings are my own design, based on the "Bosnia" couplings from "Wiener Modellbau Kröss" approximately ...
by 490fan
Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Introducing "Nellie" 's East European cousin
Replies: 22
Views: 8400

"Zita" has now got some wagons to pull: http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q27/jons123_photo/Model%20railway/th_Picture053_zps5d8224c2.jpg and construction of a sister locomotive is well advanced. The chassis is a "Magic Train" locomotive; this required a fair amount of surgery: ...
by 490fan
Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Variation on Smallbrook Studio's brake van
Replies: 9
Views: 4099

It's taken ages (sidetracked by "Zita" :oops: ) but the brake van is just about complete: http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q27/jons123_photo/Model%20railway/th_Picture044_zpsa7b32231.jpg It's already equipped with the necessary guttering/drainpipes for being used as a garden shed/retirem...
by 490fan
Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Introducing "Nellie" 's East European cousin
Replies: 22
Views: 8400

Introducing "Nellie" 's East European cousin

I've had real fun building this lady; you can get satisfaction/pleasure from building a model plane or tank out of the box or indeed from converting a kit to another version but you have to remain "faithful" to the actual prototype. With models of Emett's rolling stock you can really let y...
by 490fan
Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Signal box under construction
Replies: 1
Views: 1395

Signal box under construction

It was decided that in order to look "professional" the (as-yet-un-named) railway needed a signal box. "That's going to be expensive!" "Not necessarily; there's that folly right beside the line, it's even aligned with it, and then there's that carriage; we never did get roun...
by 490fan
Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: K&NWLR goes Gn15
Replies: 18
Views: 10164

Wasn't "Going on the High Toby" Regency period slang for becoming a Highwayman?

Best regards,

Jonathan (a great fan of period who dunnits)
by 490fan
Thu May 23, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GN15 Smallbrook "Prawnbay" passenger brake van
Replies: 12
Views: 6088

I recently visited the carriage repair/restoration shed at the Bluebell Line (yes, I know that it is Standard gauge :D ) and this coach was undergoing restoration. I immediately thought "Emett".... http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q27/jons123_photo/Bluebell%20Line%2028%20April%202013/th_...
by 490fan
Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rivets, wood and coal
Replies: 7
Views: 2686

Thanks to all for the replies, advice and links. Brack: 'Klear' is that that Johnson's product? Do I understand correctly: the coat to make the gloss base is allowed to dry, then you apply the transfers in the normal way and then brush the edge of the backing film with more Klear to keep it in place...
by 490fan
Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rivets, wood and coal
Replies: 7
Views: 2686

Rivets, wood and coal

Three questions if I may (all good things come in threes :) ) I'm quite sure that other modellers here use Archer rivets. Could someone please tell me the secret of making them STICK? I've found that they don't adhere well to plastic card; I had hoped that on card the glue would hold better but even...
by 490fan
Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Variation on Smallbrook Studio's brake van
Replies: 9
Views: 4099

Have progressed to a "dry run". The roof overhangs less at each end, so I removed one of the end locating ribs as it was in the "wrong place" and then turned the roof around. http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q27/jons123_photo/Model%20railway/th_Brakevan6_zpse92b3649.jpg The goo...
by 490fan
Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Variation on Smallbrook Studio's brake van
Replies: 9
Views: 4099

Hi Simon, I took this photo at the Schmalspur-Expo in Payerbach Austria in 2008. The layout in question is an H0m layout called "Spiekeroog" created by a Herr Hans-Günter Poppe, not mine! Do you speak German? You may be able to get some help on identifying this particular locomotive at the...
by 490fan
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Variation on Smallbrook Studio's brake van
Replies: 9
Views: 4099

Hallo Simon, Thank you for your encouragement! Working in this scale with the amount of detail required is definitely a challenge... I can't think of a picture in my Photobucket albums which shows a pier railway....the nearest narrow gauge railway to that which I have visited here in Hungary has got...
by 490fan
Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Variation on Smallbrook Studio's brake van
Replies: 9
Views: 4099

Variation on Smallbrook Studio's brake van

Having seen Mark Goodwin's beautiful "Emett" locomotives and carriages I was duly infected with the virus and bought a "train set" of kits. I liked the story behind the ex-bathing machine brake van, but am not sure whether my setting will feature a suitable coast (although "...
by 490fan
Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Hornby 'Smokey Joe' chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 4138

I was thinking more of ordering the connecting rod/piston/crossheads as spares from Bachmann rather than using the "Percy" chassis as such; I don't think it is compatible with the need for a motor that is almost horizontal.
Thanks for the advice anyway.

Best regards,

Jonathan
by 490fan
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Hornby 'Smokey Joe' chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 4138

Further thoughts: the MT chassis will not work; the motor though small is vertical and sadly the axle spacing is just that bit greater than the "Smokey Joe" so the MT rods, pistons and crossheads can't be substituted. (If they could be it doesn't help matters that Fleischmann no longer pro...
by 490fan
Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Hornby 'Smokey Joe' chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 4138

Exactly what I was looking for.

Many thanks, off to search for a sharp hacksaw blade...

Jonathan
by 490fan
Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Hornby 'Smokey Joe' chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 4138

The Hornby 'Smokey Joe' chassis

I have just received my first 'Emett' models from Smallbrook Studio, and as I have never before worked with kits of this scale I want to go very carefully and resist the temptation to dive in like a child that's got access to the cookie jar.... The 'Smokey Joe' chassis comes with couplings and cylin...
by 490fan
Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smallbrook GN15 Emett Goods Brake Van
Replies: 15
Views: 9079

It occured to me that what we have here is a model of W.S. Gilbert's "....steamer from Harwich; that is something between a large bathing machine and a very small second class carriage." I hope that it wasn't a "nightmare" to construct.... With best regards - and looking forward ...

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