Search found 96 matches

Go to advanced search

by WaterleyShunter
Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Its been a long time............
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

Re: Its been a long time............

Thank you. :)

Same good place, indeed so. Already been reading piles of interesting new stuff here. Of all the hobbies that can be enjoyed at home, nothing seems to have the same depth, balance, variety and scope as railway modelling.
by WaterleyShunter
Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Its been a long time............
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

Its been a long time............

Anyone remember me? Its been a very hard year. :cry: There has been a series of serious personal problems, along with ongoing family upheaval and a serious injury which is leaving me one-handed potentially for months. I also took to trying out other hobbies due to ongoing dissatisfaction with Waterl...
by WaterleyShunter
Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Hello I am new here!
Replies: 18
Views: 3622

Re: Hello I am new here!

Hi there and welcome Why are your locos called Critters?..I haven't twigged. I need to branch out! I think that Critter is an American slang word used to refer to insects and/or very small animals. Therefore a loco that is a Critter is a very small loco. Most minimum gauge locos are very small compa...
by WaterleyShunter
Tue May 20, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waterley Bank Estate Farm o the Waterley Bank Estate Railway
Replies: 67
Views: 31135

Well, its been a while...... University life has left me with little modelling time, especially with so many assignments to complete over the last few months, and now revision for exams and completing the training for my tractor license. But I have not given up on the project. The layout is now well...
by WaterleyShunter
Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waterley Bank Estate Farm o the Waterley Bank Estate Railway
Replies: 67
Views: 31135

Fence posts

Recently most of my effort on the layout has been directed towards getting the fence posts the correct colour. I have taken lots of pictures of fence posts and studied lots more of them but the exact colour, some beautiful shade of grey-white-brown-green, seemed impossible to reproduce through many ...
by WaterleyShunter
Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 18030

Those are lovely railcars Stefan, full of character. I think the methods used will work well for carriages as well.

How did you make the rear-view mirrors on the blue railcar? They appear to actually have reflective bits.
by WaterleyShunter
Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Model of the Month - very Gnice!
Replies: 34
Views: 11135

Adrian wrote:Pink ---- Yes I have seen a photo of a full sized pink loco. Not your usual choice but should start a few interesting conversations!


The shunters on the Cattewater oil terminal branch in Devon were also painted pink. All-over flower pink, rather faded.
by WaterleyShunter
Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waterley Bank Estate Farm o the Waterley Bank Estate Railway
Replies: 67
Views: 31135

Crane and brake

Here is a picture of the almost completed crane. http://my.gn15.info/dscn0942.jpg As mentioned some time ago, the crane is based on the one made by Ian Holmes and used on Whinny Lane many years ago. Although my design uses scrapbox bits rather than neat plastructy parts. It works very well and is du...
by WaterleyShunter
Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waterley Bank Estate Farm o the Waterley Bank Estate Railway
Replies: 67
Views: 31135

I have now managed to get the crane on the barn operational. Pictures to follow.
by WaterleyShunter
Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waterley Bank Estate Farm o the Waterley Bank Estate Railway
Replies: 67
Views: 31135

Ok, now I have got some trees and the wood has leapt towards completion. :) I hope I will be forgiven for :shock: BUYING :oops: trees, but when I saw a stand at the Warley Show with trees over a foot high with proper sized leaflike bits for a very reasonable price, well, call it a favourable occurre...
by WaterleyShunter
Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waterley Bank Estate Farm o the Waterley Bank Estate Railway
Replies: 67
Views: 31135

Well, the order arrived, and very superb items they are too. But I must admit making a major error in ordering, now I actually have this pack of 200 leaves, it really becomes clear that 200 leaves is not going to go very far. Still I will do some experimenting and post some pictures of the results.
by WaterleyShunter
Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Height of layouts?
Replies: 22
Views: 4917

A few thoughts

I have recently raised Waterley Bank up to 48'' from the floor and have found it to be the most ideal height. Short people can see it well, tall people can see it well, and its just right for me to operate. At my height the viewing angle is just above the rooftops, which gives an excellent view. I a...
by WaterleyShunter
Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waterley Bank Estate Farm o the Waterley Bank Estate Railway
Replies: 67
Views: 31135

Thanks Ian, exactly what I was looking for.

:D :P

Leaves and weeds are on order now. Any suggestions for how best to attach the leaves to the armatures?
by WaterleyShunter
Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waterley Bank Estate Farm o the Waterley Bank Estate Railway
Replies: 67
Views: 31135

Query re: dyed sawdust.

In my continuing hunt for suitable leaves wherewith to foliate my trees and hedges, a serious problem which is largely preventing further progress on the layout, I recalled reading several articles in model railway magazines which spoke of using dyed sawdust for foliage. In the Railway Modeller arti...
by WaterleyShunter
Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Lappa Valley - Gnew Business Project
Replies: 3
Views: 1936

Re: Lappa Valley - Gnew Business Project

On the market for offers > £500,000. Thats actually very good value considering that most other businesses/properties you could buy for that much, say; a small farm, would probably bring in much less money and take longer to recoup the cost of purchase. Though I think that there is a much smaller n...
by WaterleyShunter
Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Third edition of Sand Hutton book
Replies: 17
Views: 5709

I've just finished reading my copy of the book, very impressed by this work, well worth the years taken to produce it I say. The drawings and maps are of particular interest. Reading the Light Railway Order text is also intriguing, the level of regulation is something most people only associate with...
by WaterleyShunter
Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Britannia Mine, B.C., Canada
Replies: 2
Views: 1864

Quite a place was Mount Sheer, by the looks of it. A storybook town if ever there was one. Any idea if there are any books about the place, especially the townsfolk? The train looks very modellable, as in fact does the entire town and general setting. Excellent combination of interesting and impress...
by WaterleyShunter
Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waterley Bank Estate Farm o the Waterley Bank Estate Railway
Replies: 67
Views: 31135

I have made another wagon, a little tender truck for No.7. Since there is so little footplate space on the loco, this is the only way to carry the oilcan, rerailing jack, shunting chain, thermos and sandwiches, etc. The chassis is a bogie moulding from a toy train set found in a skip. http://my.gn15...
by WaterleyShunter
Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Simulating wind on a layout
Replies: 10
Views: 3215

G'day Daffyd The wind is created by a big old-fashioned portable ventilation fan for offices. It enters the scenic area through a battery of thousands upon thousands of tiny pore holes in the end backscene board, Might I suggest the use of cut down drinking straws ? Not my idea but seen on the Myth...
by WaterleyShunter
Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waterley Bank Estate Farm o the Waterley Bank Estate Railway
Replies: 67
Views: 31135

More developments

Since my last posting here I have spent much time modelling but have not got very far with the layout. There have been a number of serious difficulties to overcome, the largest being devising a way to attach No.7's chassis to the body and conceal the rear end of the motorblock in the cab. Since depa...
by WaterleyShunter
Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Simulating wind on a layout
Replies: 10
Views: 3215

Heres a plan

Ok, here is my very crude diagram for an embryonic wind simulation scheme. Feel free to laugh. http://my.gn15.info/layout_wind_simulation_plan.jpg The wind is created by a big old-fashioned portable ventilation fan for offices. It enters the scenic area through a battery of thousands upon thousands ...
by WaterleyShunter
Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waterley Bank Estate Farm o the Waterley Bank Estate Railway
Replies: 67
Views: 31135

Thanks for the advice. I suppose the bottom of the sheet is too wavy. I'll put a strip of something along the inside to act as a purlin.
by WaterleyShunter
Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waterley Bank Estate Farm o the Waterley Bank Estate Railway
Replies: 67
Views: 31135

Modifications and progress

I haven`t posted about the layout for a while because I decided to concentrate on doing some modelling instead of gnattering about it. First up, the fiddle yard track was relaid from three tracks to one because I decided that instead of having rolling stock standing by on unpowered tracks it was bet...
by WaterleyShunter
Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Simulating wind on a layout
Replies: 10
Views: 3215

Simulating wind on a layout

It recently occurred to me to consider the depiction of weather on indoor model railways. Most all of them seem to depict calm and sunny weather with not a breath of wind. But this past year I have barely seen a day when there has not been a little wind to make the trees and bushes waggle about. Thi...
by WaterleyShunter
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: WTB: Simplex loco kit
Replies: 5
Views: 3058

WTB: Simplex loco kit

Are these still available? -> http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=4874

I'd like to have a prototypical loco on my layout.

Go to advanced search