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by vsmith
Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GnEWBIE Snowflake Entry
Replies: 41
Views: 15146

Wow if any layout ever called for a Flash Gordon train, thats it :D
by vsmith
Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Watts' - or Volts: a battery loco
Replies: 37
Views: 10060

Wow thats a nice one. I'm actually depressed I cannot find that UE drive unit over here, that show is nowhere near as popular as that tank engine fellow is....
by vsmith
Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: HO Switcher to Gn15 Porter bash
Replies: 10
Views: 3826

Finally some more pics: Added couplers, headlight (working!) http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/vsmith/Mantua%20Critter%20Pic%2007.JPG http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/vsmith/Mantua%20Critter%20Pic%2008.JPG http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/vsmith/Mantua%20Critter%20Pic%2009.JPG http://1stclass.mylarge...
by vsmith
Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: HO Switcher to Gn15 Porter bash
Replies: 10
Views: 3826

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?p=109914#109914

Jeff here's a link to the thread for the Mack bash.
by vsmith
Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: HLW Mack bashes in G scale, the Whaddahellizit
Replies: 4
Views: 3817

HLW Mack bashes in G scale, the Whaddahellizit

Mack bash in G, the Whaddahellizit http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/vsmith/Whadahellizit1%20pic1.jpg On another thread Jeff Saxton asked for more information on this Mack bash I did a few years ago, theres a bit of a story behind it and the models that followed. I have always liked the HLW Mack as a...
by vsmith
Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: HO Switcher to Gn15 Porter bash
Replies: 10
Views: 3826

Hi Jeff, theres a bit of a history with that. It was the first of several bashes on the Mack chassis. I will post a seperate topic this weekend in the appropriate area describing them in more detail.
by vsmith
Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: HO Switcher to Gn15 Porter bash
Replies: 10
Views: 3826

Good news is filling the smokebox with lead birdshot and epoxy seams to have fixed the wheelie problem, but I still suspect I need to add more weight into the tank to help it pull anything and if I want to add an engineer figure. replacing the pilot beam with one filled with shot was one suggestion ...
by vsmith
Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: BSER (Snowflake Challenge)
Replies: 85
Views: 24042

Chris what are you using to glue the wood to the plastic :?:
by vsmith
Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: HO Switcher to Gn15 Porter bash
Replies: 10
Views: 3826

Thanks guys Ran into a small issue, the cab makes this thing tail heavy as hell, any power applied now pops a wheelie and derails ..oops! Guess I will be filling the smokebox with lead birdshot and epoxy, if worse comes to worse I can also fill the tank with birdshot as well. But it looks good paint...
by vsmith
Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:17 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: BSER (Snowflake Challenge)
Replies: 85
Views: 24042

"He's not crazy ...he's NUTS!" Short Round from Temple of Doom :wink:

I really look forward to seeing this finished :D
by vsmith
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:36 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: HO Switcher to Gn15 Porter bash
Replies: 10
Views: 3826

HO Switcher to Gn15 Porter bash

Started with one of these minus the tender: http://www.ho-scaletrains.net/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/tyco_steam_shifter238_22_atsf.jpg Some mindless violence with a razorsaw and some styrene and a good rifle thru the parts boxes :twisted: http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/vsmith/Mantua%20...
by vsmith
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:26 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gn15 Critter No 1
Replies: 7
Views: 2737

Painted

Image

Image

next up, that little something in the background

;) :wink:
by vsmith
Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gn15 Critter No 1
Replies: 7
Views: 2737

Thanks guys

Chris their is still some time till its due.
Mike that tank is an old MDC Big Hustler muffler. I bought a box full of them years ago.

Painting it right now and I have a second hand Mantua 0-4-0 for bashing.
by vsmith
Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:13 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gn15 Critter No 1
Replies: 7
Views: 2737

Gn15 Critter No 1

Gn15 Critter No 1, My first venture into Gn15 Start with a cheepie Model Power Hustler and add new cab and bits http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/vsmith/Gn15%20MPcritter%20pic%2001.JPG http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/vsmith/Gn15%20MPcritter%20pic%2002.JPG http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/vsmith/Gn15...
by vsmith
Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:47 am
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: New Member Vic in SoCal
Replies: 2
Views: 1941

New Member Vic in SoCal

Howdy all, checking in, Vic Smith in Southern California Started a new 12" round pizza, made out of a second hand piece of On30 track and a plywood circle and at a friends suggestion, It's gonna be a Gn15 pizza, link shows the track and the consist which I havent yet converted: http://www.youtu...

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