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by bonneville
Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: 3D Printer Could Eat Empty Milk Jugs
Replies: 3
Views: 1994

The correct surface prep and primer coats will make almost any 3d print surface take paints. As with all paintable items, surface prep. and sealing is the key.

A.
by bonneville
Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: What models would you like to see reintroduced?
Replies: 5
Views: 2123

Nice haul by the sound of things!

Not sure about the nail varnish though, My wife would make sure I never lived that one down! :roll:
by bonneville
Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Purists reaction to Gn15
Replies: 93
Views: 26343

Personally, I think people who feel they can comment or critisise other peoples work when not invited to do so are missing the point of why we all do this sort of thing as a hobby. For as long as man has had hobbies, he has been divided into two categories; The ones that actually DO the hobby, make ...
by bonneville
Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: On30 log cars.
Replies: 1
Views: 1839

On30 log cars.

For Sale, one set of three Bachmann On30 log cars Part No. 27391 with resin logs included. unopened in cellophane packaging.

Selling on behalf of a good friend. These are brand new and unopened, still shrink wrapped.

offers around £35.00?

Regards, Alex.
by bonneville
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: New guy from Iowa
Replies: 7
Views: 3773

Hello and welcome. I have a personal fascination with Iowa, Tractors and grain elevators, so feel free to post as many pics as you want!

I am a rivet counter I am afraid, only I end up loosing half the darn things on the carpet once I've made them. Ho-hum.

:lol:
by bonneville
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Dapol 6 wheeled chassis
Replies: 18
Views: 6269

Mikron model railways of Taunton sell a set of flangeless centre wheels for the dapol milk tank chassis, worth a look if you are doing a few of these models.

Regards, Alex.
by bonneville
Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: A Gnew guys 1:32 ramblings.
Replies: 78
Views: 24555

Sorry I haven't posted in ages, I am in the throes of moving house, and still cannot post photos due to a software glitch I am struggling to sort out. since the last update, I have completed: 2X ex.mod type flat wagons, 1X open wagon 1X van 1X cast iron fancy lamp post 3x diesel locos of different t...
by bonneville
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: A modeller whose work I admire
Replies: 4
Views: 1622

Ooooooh , Tractors........ 8)

Mr. Doan does have a gift for this kind of thing doesn't he?

I could look at this kind of stuff all day. Thank you for posting those.
by bonneville
Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Saving rubber
Replies: 4
Views: 2204

Hey Scott, I have had some experience with model rubber tyres cracking. My father's company had no end of trouble in the early days with tyres splitting after a few years , but new technologies in butyl and rubber came along and solved that problem. I used to carefully soak the tyre in extra thin CA...
by bonneville
Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 181519

Wow Michael! Nice work. That has got to be the best looking paved track I have ever seen. Nice clean and tidy method too. Inspirational stuff. :D
by bonneville
Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Electronic copies of magazines
Replies: 19
Views: 6747

For me, one of the best reasons for buying a hard-copy magazine is the excitement of waiting to sit down and read it, and the wait for the next issue to plop through the letterbox. For magazines I don't subscribe to, I enjoy a stroll to the newsagents, to pick up the occasionanal copy now and then. ...
by bonneville
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Simple Shuttle controller
Replies: 17
Views: 6049

I expect we could all write volumes about curiously British model railway habits and thinking, maybe a future subject for the Blether columns maybe? :lol:
by bonneville
Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 181519

That is looking really excellent Michael, cant wait to see what kind of texture you add to the top!
8)

Regards, Alex.
by bonneville
Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: RAMMA Works. Simon's EuroMOMING Challenge layout.
Replies: 23
Views: 7600

"Its only the stick in mud brigade who believe that there is only one way to do something that walk past without stopping to look." Unless,of course, the individual in question has absoloutly NO interest whatsoever in our choice of modelling subject. I am continualyy reminded that " L...
by bonneville
Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 181519

Just my tuppence worth. Great architechture and depth on this model, but to me, the placement of the crane seems odd, as overhead cranes ( we had a lot of them in the navy) are usually placed to maximise their usefullness. By placing it where you have, the crane would mean positioning one wagon on t...
by bonneville
Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: A Gnew guys 1:32 ramblings.
Replies: 78
Views: 24555

Thank you Michael. I have enjoyed the macton saga very much too.

Hoping to post some picture updates soon.

Regards, Alex.
by bonneville
Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: A Gnew guys 1:32 ramblings.
Replies: 78
Views: 24555

Sorry if I have been a little quiet recently, I updated my android phone to software version 4.0 and ever since, I have not been able to upload pictures from my phone to the mygn15 pictures site. It refuses to transfer photos on the grounds that they are not jpegs, but the picture data on my phone s...
by bonneville
Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Watts' - or Volts: a battery loco
Replies: 40
Views: 11565

Nice work bilco. Great shape too. 8)

Regards Alex.
by bonneville
Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: A Gnew guys 1:32 ramblings.
Replies: 78
Views: 24555

Gutted. Oh well, it is the wrong scale I guess. I'll see if I can knock up a gn15 one next year. :)
by bonneville
Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: something 32nd and steamy.
Replies: 31
Views: 10629

Thanks Matt, she is a mixed bag!

I just took elements of various little locos I liked, and put them together.
I had so much fun making her, I am tempted to do another, maybe using a magic train chassis as a basis.

Thanks again, A. :D
by bonneville
Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnew Green Gnat
Replies: 11
Views: 4123

I like that! .Nice work 8)
by bonneville
Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: something 32nd and steamy.
Replies: 31
Views: 10629

Hello Gents. I am not the most knowledgeable chap on steam loco design, I'm afraid, but I took inspiration from a charming little Kerr- Stewart loco called sgt. Murphy, on the teifi valley line in west Wales. She had two bunkers like my model, but one side bunker would be unusual,I guess for weight ...
by bonneville
Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Fantasy Island
Replies: 10
Views: 4187

Cool place huh? Its really well made too, and has lasted very well. It could do with a 15" railway system though. That would be a perfect place for one!
I went there in 1997, to see dj Carl Cox and other guest djs. Wanted to model it ever since.

Regards, A.
by bonneville
Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: A Gnew guys 1:32 ramblings.
Replies: 78
Views: 24555

Hey Jeff. Thanks for the comments. No, the flywheel is not a shirt button, I turned it from 80 thou styrene, but I thought the very same thing when I had drilled the holes in it! I imagined my lister type truck to be powered by a Moto guzzi 500 single engine, particularly as guzzi made wonderful sou...
by bonneville
Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Fantasy Island
Replies: 10
Views: 4187

Nice work . 8
Reminds me a little of the popeye village film set in Malta. If you haven't checked it out, I would do. It's a wealth of modelling inspiration.

Regards, A

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