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by Eee Gee
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GnEWBIE Snowflake Entry
Replies: 41
Views: 17454

Hello Fellow Gnatters! Just a quick note. I got the chance to spend some more time on the architectural outcroppings and thought I would update the photos: http://my.gn15.info/27._outcropping.jpg http://my.gn15.info/26._outcropping.jpg http://my.gn15.info/29._classical_outcropping.jpg http://my.gn15...
by Eee Gee
Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:14 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Little train at a zoo (Snowflake Challenge)
Replies: 35
Views: 14206

Hello George, Your craftsmanship is really excellent. I am enjoying watching the construction of this building as if it were happening in a lot across the street from my house. Also, your method of creating homemade ties (sleepers) and using plastic ties to keep them in guage while you spike them wi...
by Eee Gee
Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: pizza quattro stagioni (snowflake challenge)
Replies: 20
Views: 7142

I have to agree with the other posters -- the cobbles and drains are fantastic! Looking forward to seeing how you develop the central building as well.

Great project!

EeeGee
by Eee Gee
Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:44 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GnEWBIE Snowflake Entry
Replies: 41
Views: 17454

Thanks for all the kind words, friends! :) I got more done this weekend and will try to post later tonight. In the mean time, to answer some of the questions asked about my Hero's engine: Making alcohol burners from beer cans has become something of a science for budget-minded backpackers, and I fou...
by Eee Gee
Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:19 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Lodestone Island (snowflake challenge)
Replies: 21
Views: 9834

Looking great, Adrian! I feel we are in good (albeit maniacal) hands on this project and looking forward to where you take us next. :D Also, can't wait to see the sort of rolling stock and power you decide to go with. A lot of beautiful deco equipment out there to be modeled, if you decide to go tha...
by Eee Gee
Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:05 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Lodestone Island (snowflake challenge)
Replies: 21
Views: 9834

Really excellent work, Adrian!

I love the massing of the architecture and the deco details. Looking forward to seeing how this one progresses.

Eee Gee
by Eee Gee
Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:58 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GnEWBIE Snowflake Entry
Replies: 41
Views: 17454

I took an old dome from another project and put it on top of the tower for now, just to get started thinking about building again. It might not be quite right for this design, but I was hoping it might help me kickstart the project. http://my.gn15.info/23._with_dome.jpg Then I started building archi...
by Eee Gee
Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:54 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GnEWBIE Snowflake Entry
Replies: 41
Views: 17454

Hello old friends! Hope you are all doing well. :D The heatwave here finally broke for a couple days and I was able to make it out to the garage to work on my Snowflake Entry, which fortunately hadn't melted away... First thing I did was to make sure the elevator will fit in the central shaft: http:...
by Eee Gee
Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:50 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 19539

Really excellent tutorial. Great pictures and craftsmanship. I think I will be able to apply a lot of what you are teaching to my future projects.

Thanks, :D
EeeGee
by Eee Gee
Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:05 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GnEWBIE Snowflake Entry
Replies: 41
Views: 17454

Hi Glen, Ian, John and Adrian! Thanks for all the suggestions, gents. :D First off, Glen, I took your advice and added the additional lugs to the roof of the elevator car. It really reduces the amount of deflection and twist so the car will stay in line instead of trying to bind. Ian, I see exactly ...
by Eee Gee
Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GnEWBIE Snowflake Entry
Replies: 41
Views: 17454

Hi Friends, hope you all had a great week! :) I found some time to put together an elevator car out of sheet metal and brass to test out some of the ideas thrown around here last week: http://my.gn15.info/14._elevator.jpg At first, I started putting together a caged elevator shaft, but finally decid...
by Eee Gee
Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Lumpy Barmcake and Salted Cracker Railway
Replies: 26
Views: 13916

Matt, It's a beautifully rendered layout. All of the elements work wonderfully together and the people look as though they absolutely belong within its world. It's a shame you can't keep it, but hopefully it'll find a good home through E.Bay. Thanks for bringing it to the attention of us newbies who...
by Eee Gee
Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GnEWBIE Snowflake Entry
Replies: 41
Views: 17454

John, Glen, Ian and Adrian, Thanks for all the ideas and references for the elevator. I'm going to take some time figuring out the best way for me to engineer and power it and you've given me some excellent ideas to work with. Luckily, I can build it independently on the bench and drop it into the c...
by Eee Gee
Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GnEWBIE Snowflake Entry
Replies: 41
Views: 17454

Apologies to both Gerrys. Hopefully, there's enough talent going around that you'll both be flattered that I confused you with the other! :D :D Ian, a levitating track would be awesome! How to do it :?: :idea: The first idea that comes to my mind is, if you've ever torn open the CD ejecting mechanis...
by Eee Gee
Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Moving train ferries
Replies: 55
Views: 21981

I love this concept! I can imagine using it as one component in a Rube-Goldberg type layout that was composed of many separate modular "tiles" that could be plugged together as desired. In this case, the train would enter the ferry and a relay switch would shut off it's power while simulta...
by Eee Gee
Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GnEWBIE Snowflake Entry
Replies: 41
Views: 17454

Hi Ian, Thanks for your kind words. Last night it occurred to me that if this pizza layout becomes tall enough, and if it is used as a centerpiece at the Christmas table this year, I need only get myself put in charge of seating arrangements to protect myself from unwanted conversation with distant ...
by Eee Gee
Fri May 31, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GnEWBIE Snowflake Entry
Replies: 41
Views: 17454

Hi Chris, Thanks for the encouragement. For rolling stock, I'm thinking on the bottom level I want freight carts, maybe something like the old underground delivery system in Chicago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MoNyzmWz_Y I want a passenger train on the second level, and up on the 3rd level, whe...
by Eee Gee
Fri May 31, 2013 6:38 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GnEWBIE Snowflake Entry
Replies: 41
Views: 17454

I am greedy. Therefore, I have decide my Snowflake Pizza will have at least two or three levels of track. I built columns for the 2nd level out of foam core: http://my.gn15.info/2._foamcore_columns.jpg Once I installed them, they looked like this: http://my.gn15.info/3._base_with_columns.jpg Then, I...
by Eee Gee
Fri May 31, 2013 6:24 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GnEWBIE Snowflake Entry
Replies: 41
Views: 17454

GnEWBIE Snowflake Entry

Ok, I am new here, and a little swept away by the creativity and enthusiasm of this crowd. Having FUN with your hobby. What a concept! So I'm ready to plunge into the Snowflake Challenge. I don't exactly have a theme yet, except that it's going to be Christmas oriented, whether a toy factoy or a cit...
by Eee Gee
Sat May 25, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: BSER (Snowflake Challenge)
Replies: 85
Views: 29871

Well, I certainly hope the next installment of this cliffhanger is coming soon. you really peaked our interest, but then you left us hanging.

Seriously, I'm really enjoying following the creative process in this project and hope you get the chance to continue.

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