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by Jack Clarke
Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yet another, Another Katie.
Replies: 16
Views: 4501

Looks good Roger, well done!
by Jack Clarke
Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Oak End Farm
Replies: 49
Views: 21125

A very enjoyable day at Expong yesterday, due mainly to the hard work of my fellow operators, Roger and Nigel, thanks guys. It was good to chat with Gerry, Steve and Peter Marshall with his Two Sisters Farm, a very nice layout, it was also good to see Chris O'Donoghue with Nottery Quay again. It was...
by Jack Clarke
Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Any info on watercress line loco?
Replies: 11
Views: 4486

Corusman, From the photos it looks like it is the chassis that is asymmetrical with an extension to the left hand side, could it be to allow for the starting handle, which can just be seen below the left hand radiator cowl? Carlo, This link http://www.bereregis.org/HistoricPhotos551.htm is a photo o...
by Jack Clarke
Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Oak End Farm
Replies: 49
Views: 21125

Oak End Farm is at Expong, Swanley, next Saturday October 26th


http://expong.org/

It would be nice to put some faces to names, so stop by an say hello
if you are coming along.


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by Jack Clarke
Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Any info on watercress line loco?
Replies: 11
Views: 4486

Stockers & Gerry Narrow Gauge & Industrial Railway Modelling Review issue No18 has an article by Andrew Neale on the Watercress railway. It states that the line was installed in 1927 and that a four wheeled loco was built by local engineering firm, Lott & Warne(or Walne) powered by a Dod...
by Jack Clarke
Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Any info on watercress line loco?
Replies: 11
Views: 4486

Stockers, There is some out take footage of the Sylvasprings railway here ,after the animals footage:- http://www.britishpathe.com/video/out-takes-cuts-from-cp-346-baby-animals-and-waterc/query/Watercress And some history here:- http://www.thewatercresscompany.co.uk/history.php There is also a bookl...
by Jack Clarke
Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Orchard End
Replies: 36
Views: 10437

Roger good to see these photos at last, I like the detail of the newspaper under the arm of the fellow leaning on the fence, haven't noticed that before!
It looks good, well done.
by Jack Clarke
Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Wallace and Gromit's Garden Railway
Replies: 18
Views: 8017

Cracking looking loco Glen!

Good to see another Gnine project being started.

I prefer to use the Kato 4 wheel chassis as I think it runs better, but they are both good to use for Gnine. Good luck with the project.
by Jack Clarke
Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Oak End Farm
Replies: 49
Views: 21125

And so to the final painting, the part I enjoy the least! I wanted to finish the loco similar to the layouts other two locos with roofs. I painted the engine unit in a different shade of green to the body and added a touch of red and black in the hope of making it show up a bit more. Paints used are...
by Jack Clarke
Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Blackhall Sidings
Replies: 112
Views: 53376

Great looking layout Simon. I agree with Chris about the wagons and their loads, they look really natural. Well done.
by Jack Clarke
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Oak End Farm
Replies: 49
Views: 21125

Nice work Jack. Is the Landrover one of the Haynes' 1:24 diecast models ? The green you have used looks spot on for the vehicle - is this a Humbrol colour ? Regards, Howard Thank you Howard. The Land Rover is completely scratch built from plasticard, wood, brass rod, modelling clay and other bits a...
by Jack Clarke
Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Convertible Wagon
Replies: 8
Views: 3322

Great wagon Bill.

I think the stakes look just right, but if you wanted you could always make some shorter ones and swap them around for different sized loads.

I particularly like your use of materials and construction methods.
by Jack Clarke
Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Oak End Farm
Replies: 49
Views: 21125

Thank you Geoff and Gerry for your kind remarks and encouragement. After a coat of primer from a Halfords rattle can, the loco is seen hiding in Oak End fiddle yard awaiting it's top coat. By the looks of it a fair amount of the engine can be seen to encourage closer examination as you pointed out G...
by Jack Clarke
Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Oak End Farm
Replies: 49
Views: 21125

Simon and Roger, Thank you both very much for your kind comments. Next instalment :- http://my.gn15.info/locos8_001.jpg Canopy supports added from angle section styrene with roof support beams from the same material. Hand brake tube is a piece of tube from point control wire in tube, engine exhaust ...
by Jack Clarke
Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Oak End Farm
Replies: 49
Views: 21125

Glen, Thank you very much for your kind comments, and yes it will be a bit hidden in the model, but I am not sure how much will be able to be seen so I modelled enough just in case. It just so happens that I had enough trial bits left over to make a second engine, to which I have added a gearbox and...
by Jack Clarke
Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Oak End Farm
Replies: 49
Views: 21125

Thanks Glen, the driver is a combination of Tamiya plastic figure, Fimo modelling clay, paper and cardboard.
I was quite pleased with the way the engine has turned out, but unfortunately I don't think much of it will be on show once installed in the model.
by Jack Clarke
Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Oak End Farm
Replies: 49
Views: 21125

I have started a new loco build for Oak End Farm, it is based very loosely on the Lister Blackstone, operating on the Twyford Waterworks Trust industrial railway. http://www.twyfordwaterworks.co.uk/FullShow.aspx?img=61 The new loco will use the Kato 11-103 4 wheel tram chassis, and the body will be ...
by Jack Clarke
Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Controlling our locos
Replies: 20
Views: 5085

I use Gaugemaster HH feed back controllers on my Gnine layout Oak End Farm, with Kato bogie and four wheel tram chassis. They give slow speed running with the Katos, and I have not managed to burn a chassis out yet after half a dozen exhibition running days. I use graphite on the track and make sure...
by Jack Clarke
Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Moving train ferries
Replies: 55
Views: 21354

That is looking good Les, even better than when I saw it in the flesh a couple of weeks ago. I think the deck finish looks even more realistic now you have added a bit of weathering, the anchor is also a nice touch.

Can't wait to see the layout, well done Les.
by Jack Clarke
Fri May 10, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Oak End Farm
Replies: 49
Views: 21125

Oak End Farm's Land Rover has a new set of number plates, they were etched in nickel silver by Narrow Planet, they are a more scale like size than the old ones. http://my.gn15.info/locos9_003.jpg Also a view of the diesel Lister taken from the door way of the packing shed. http://my.gn15.info/locos9...
by Jack Clarke
Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Painting - St Kilda
Replies: 23
Views: 5713

I like the picture of the lighthouse Gerry. Would that be Beachy Head?

Good luck with the forth coming operation.
by Jack Clarke
Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Oak End Farm
Replies: 49
Views: 21125

Thank you demaine 22 for your comments. Following the theme from a couple of threads on this forum we decided to build a rivet train for the counters. This is all done tongue in cheek as we can still admire fine scale modellers work even if our own efforts some times do not attract a second or even ...
by Jack Clarke
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Oak End Farm
Replies: 49
Views: 21125

Some photos of Oak End locos and rolling stock. http://my.gn15.info/loco_4_002.jpg These locos are based on the two from Sylvasprings watercress railway of Bere Regis Dorset. http://my.gn15.info/loco5_002.jpg This loco is based on a mixture of Lister and O&K, rolling stock is freelance. http://m...
by Jack Clarke
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Oak End Farm
Replies: 49
Views: 21125

Stockers, Unfortunately you have seen most of the photos I have at the present, apart from some more of the Land Rover, which you most likely have seen enough of, so I will try to get more photos featuring the rolling stock etc. The loco you ask about is based on one at the Perrygrove Railway, it is...
by Jack Clarke
Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Oak End Farm
Replies: 49
Views: 21125

Lennart, Thanks for your comments, I have no plans to alter the basic layout at this time. The barn was designed to dominate the scene, it probably does not look so dominate in the flesh though. Chris, I remember seeing Wills Walled Nursery in the NG&IRM Review of April 2007, also in the same is...

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