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by Steve Holland
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track
Replies: 32
Views: 1012

Re: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track

It looks like that loco could be a bit of an 'ankle biter' with the big end and flywheel so close to the seat -not to mention where it could be flinging oil out of its bearings :shock: Watch out for 'elf and safety - they will make you put guards round everything. As someone who has had a couple of ...
by Steve Holland
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Still modelling Gn15 or just looking?
Replies: 13
Views: 394

Re: Still modelling Gn15 or just looking?

Unfortunately at the moment it is just looking. Modelling (and firing on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways) is out of the window at the moment due to some rather trying personal circumstances :(
Hopefully things should be back to normal, whatever that is, before too much longer.
by Steve Holland
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Weight
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Rail Weight

Code 100 scales out at just about 20 pounds/yard. I have got some Karlgarin code 125 flat bottom which is just about spot on for 30 pound/yard rail. There is a useful table with prototype rail sizes (the bold figures) at: http://o14group.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/rail_dimensions.v3.pdf
by Steve Holland
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15
Replies: 20
Views: 884

Re: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15

Geoff,

Working with all that Milligan material must be great. Just be careful that you don't get Lurgi, the only known cure is playing a brass instrument :D
I wonder how much Goon Show material could form the basis of a Gn15 layout?...........
by Steve Holland
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Huge tools (sorry)
Replies: 36
Views: 2759

Re: Huge tools (sorry)

Les (and Bill), Just be careful with the control panels, don't get too carried away as you may end up with one of these: http://my.gn15.info/sjh_edge_hill_panel.jpg Then you need a little bit of wiring and a few relays to control the railway: http://my.gn15.info/sjh_relay_rack_rear.jpg http://my.gn1...
by Steve Holland
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Veering off the (not so) straight and (very) narrow
Replies: 6
Views: 2294

Re: Veering off the (not so) straight and (very) narrow

Nearly a year from the last update on the Baldwin marathon, and there has been some progress. The motion has been completed; this took about 12 hours of fiddling and fettling per side. Definitely not a "shake the box" or a beginner's kit. The loco runs very smoothly and the track holding i...
by Steve Holland
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Paper/Card Models
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: Paper/Card Models

Could it be the Polish company Modelik that you are thinking of? https://modelik.pl
by Steve Holland
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Spotted at Statfold Barn
Replies: 9
Views: 2286

Re: Spotted at Statfold Barn

I was at the Statfold Barn open day yesterday and found that Jack was still there. This time it was outside, and some track has been laid so it looks like the loco will eventually be restored to operational condition. Maybe in the next year or so? http://my.gn15.info/sjh_jack_3.jpg http://my.gn15.in...
by Steve Holland
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Project X
Replies: 35
Views: 4668

Re: Project X

Les,

You may already have one, but I just spotted this on the Hannants website https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MPC720
by Steve Holland
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Severn Models
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Re: Severn Models

I was also at the Stafford show today and came away with the toolbox (G1) and set of tools (G2). Somehow I don't think that the toolbox will stay in its packaging much beyond tomorrow evening :D
by Steve Holland
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Grandt Line Helical Gears
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Re: Grandt Line Helical Gears

Franck, There are all sorts of helical gears and all manner of other interesting stuff on the HPC Gears website http://www.hpcgears.com . They have parallel and crossed helical gears. Not exactly cheap though and you will have to make your own gearbox. There's all sorts of bevel gears as well - anyo...
by Steve Holland
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 182
Views: 15274

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Bill,

Was Lucy Larstick by any chance related to Norma Snockers or Eva Vestoff? (sorry, could not resist :roll: )
by Steve Holland
Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Coalition?
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: Coalition?

When I was firing the Santa trains on the WHR from Porthmadog to Beddgelert in early December they were sheeted over on a siding behind a shed at the Gelerts Farm site, along with a derelict Hudson Hunslet diesel. I guess that they are pretty much in the condition that they were when they left Llech...
by Steve Holland
Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 182
Views: 15274

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Berger Hall is looking wonderful, but how do you find time for modelling over the Christmas period? I've only just escaped from the kitchen after all that cooking :D - then washing the pans, plates and dishes afterwards :cry: May also need to get my trouser waistband let out after far too many mince...
by Steve Holland
Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: underground monorail line under London - idea for a layout?
Replies: 3
Views: 860

Re: underground monorail line under London - idea for a layout?

Even stranger - a cable hauled passenger carriage that turns in to a lift.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pXSSLZpdW4
A model of that would not need much of a fiddle yard, but height could be a bit of an issue :shock:
by Steve Holland
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Survivors from a lost age (or maybe not?)
Replies: 0
Views: 3064

Survivors from a lost age (or maybe not?)

I got sent a couple of links to footage on Youtube of some Eastern European forestry railways. One is in Ukraine: https://youtu.be/ble-aT4WnJM The other is the more well known Viseu de Sus line in Romania: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vJ-ZGWMyes&feature=youtu.be#t=1.084520485 Wonderfully bat...
by Steve Holland
Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sources of figures
Replies: 446
Views: 218794

Re: Sources of figures

Here are two steam loco ladies: http://www.fgb-galerie.de/details.php?image_id=8533 Made from whitemetal and readily painted. Bring some weight and humour to your little Gn15 steamers. Don't let those girls anywhere near a steam loco, much less the fireman's side of a double Fairlie. The Earl of Me...
by Steve Holland
Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sources of figures
Replies: 446
Views: 218794

Re: Sources of figures

The figure with the umbrella does not seem to be quite so 'pneumatic' as Marshall Jessie, but she will stay warm now the colder weather has arrived :D Trawling around for 1:24 figures has found these http://www.scaleproduction.de/index.php?cat=c12_Figuren-1-24-Figuren-1-24.html . Some are really dod...
by Steve Holland
Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: underground monorail line under London - idea for a layout?
Replies: 3
Views: 860

Re: underground monorail line under London - idea for a layout?

might make an interesting little layout, the overhead monorail would be a challenge, but I suppose the idea of a normal track with cars without anyone in them might be an option That will be the Post Office railway then, see http://www.mailrail.co.uk DC traction and third rail pick up - giant Hornb...
by Steve Holland
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Where can I find an Orenstein Steam Loco card model
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Re: Where can I find an Orenstein Steam Loco card model

I did use a Modelik kit as a basis for a model in styrene and brass, see http://gn15.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10230
Now I have noticed the narrow gauge fireless loco, and my willpower is beginning to weaken..........
by Steve Holland
Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Sleeper Depot Film
Replies: 2
Views: 748

Re: Sleeper Depot Film

Health and Safety in action 1930's style! :shock: Who needs handrails - if you fell off the stack it was your fault for not being careful. Thank goodness we have (hopefully) eliminated those sorts of attitudes from the workplace now. I guess that the stairs are just normal length sleepers cantilever...
by Steve Holland
Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Veering off the (not so) straight and (very) narrow
Replies: 6
Views: 2294

Re: Veering off the (not so) straight and (very) narrow

Something must have gone wrong, as I managed to get the airbrush out on a nice warm dry day without being dragged off for 'more important' tasks like mowing the lawn. Makes a nice change from trying to spray paint around in the winter :D The Baldwin's frames have been painted, and a start has been m...
by Steve Holland
Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Spotted at Statfold Barn
Replies: 9
Views: 2286

Re: Spotted at Statfold Barn

Chris, I wish you had not posted those links - its got the 'rubber gauger' in me all excited :D :D There is some more footage of the Hunslet in action outdoors at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCCGNm9-A6w I'm coming over all Sand Hutton - must go and lie down until the large scale urges wear off, ...
by Steve Holland
Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: car elevators
Replies: 34
Views: 3375

Re: car elevators

Larry, I had a bit more of a search for some of the more extreme Dinorwic Quarry inclines and found this: https://www.flickr.com/photos/penmorfas/albums/72157622205038624/page2 Part way down the page is Ponc Wyllt incline. Its a lot steeper than the restored Vivian incline, but the wagons still rode...
by Steve Holland
Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Spotted at Statfold Barn
Replies: 9
Views: 2286

Spotted at Statfold Barn

Today's Statfold Barn Railway open day was, as usual, an excellent day out. Something like 15 two foot gauge locos in steam and the railbus - but what has this to do with minimum gauge railways I hear you ask. This was lurking in the Grain Store: http://my.gn15.info/sjh_jack_1.jpg http://my.gn15.inf...

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