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by TPP
Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Figure painting anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Re: Figure painting anyone?

Hi Johna

Did you call ?

Maybe I can help you - you can see some examples of my work at www.thepurpleprimer.co.uk

Let me know if you think I can help

... Rob
by TPP
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Dirty Diseasels
Replies: 10
Views: 2352

Re: Dirty Diseasels

Thanks for the info Steve

I think I might have to build myself one of those for myself
by TPP
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yellow Ridge Mine
Replies: 33
Views: 6277

Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

That really is very nice

So much small detail that makes it feel real
by TPP
Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Dirty Diseasels
Replies: 10
Views: 2352

Re: Dirty Diseasels

Hi Steve

Love both of those - they look really great

Can Iask a few questions please ...

Is there a prototype for the Baguely or is this something imagined - I really like that

And secondly where did the sitting figure come from on the other loco ?
by TPP
Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Sleeper spacing - centres or between sleepers ?
Replies: 42
Views: 10452

Re: Sleeper spacing - centres or between sleepers ?

Ingenious - no expensive bass wood there

Mine are 10mm x 42mm
by TPP
Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Sleeper spacing - centres or between sleepers ?
Replies: 42
Views: 10452

Re: Sleeper spacing - centres or between sleepers ?

I tried mocking something up using Peco code 100 rail and some styrene but the rail looked too light This is my latest attempt - Peco code 143 on 2mm styrene sleepers and spikes made from layers of styrene strip - the figure is 1/22.5 scale .... http://thepurpleprimer.co.uk/imgs/gn15/track0.jpg For ...
by TPP
Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Sleeper spacing - centres or between sleepers ?
Replies: 42
Views: 10452

Re: Sleeper spacing - centres or between sleepers ?

I like those Tom - what are the dimensions of the sleepers ?
by TPP
Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Ontario Narrow Gauge Madness
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Re: Ontario Narrow Gauge Madness

Those locos and the rolling stock to go with it that matches the critter just above are really really nice.

I often look at paint first and those are special
by TPP
Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Sleeper spacing - centres or between sleepers ?
Replies: 42
Views: 10452

Re: Sleeper spacing - centres or between sleepers ?

Hi Tom

Thanks for the picture - I am still considering code 100 for part of my layout maybe - to show the difference between the main line and some lesser used areas

What have you used for spikes there ?
by TPP
Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Sleeper spacing - centres or between sleepers ?
Replies: 42
Views: 10452

Re: Sleeper spacing - centres or between sleepers ?

Hi Steve Thanks for taking the time to post those photos - they are great. I have to say that rail profile looks quite promising for my main line . Have you given any thought to how you will get or make track gauges for it ? I really like the look of your locos and rolling stock - I am now off to hu...
by TPP
Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Sleeper spacing - centres or between sleepers ?
Replies: 42
Views: 10452

Re: Sleeper spacing - centres or between sleepers ?

The code 143 looks really good ther
by TPP
Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Figure painting
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Re: Figure painting

Hi

This is actually what I do for a living

You can see some examples ( in other scales ) at

www.thepurpleprimer.co.uk
by TPP
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Sleeper spacing - centres or between sleepers ?
Replies: 42
Views: 10452

Re: Sleeper spacing - centres or between sleepers ?

Hi Steve

That rail looks really interesting - I had not heard of it before but I think it will be just right for what I am hoping to do

I would love to see some photos of it with rolling stock when you can
by TPP
Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Sleeper spacing - centres or between sleepers ?
Replies: 42
Views: 10452

Re: Sleeper spacing - centres or between sleepers ?

Hi Tom

Thanks for the reply

So although the code 143 is more accurate do you feel it would look wrong ?

I have been modelling for long enough to know that accurate doesn't always look correct

Any other opinions on this from anyone else ?
by TPP
Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Sleeper spacing - centres or between sleepers ?
Replies: 42
Views: 10452

Re: Sleeper spacing - centres or between sleepers ?

Thanks for the replies and thanks for those pictures Jon - I think that proves that there is some flexibility involved. I have decided on the following ( for various reasons ) At track joints my sleepers will be 22" between centres and the other sleepers at 29" centres. This I am rounding ...
by TPP
Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Sleeper spacing - centres or between sleepers ?
Replies: 42
Views: 10452

Re: Sleeper spacing - centres or between sleepers ?

Thanks Gerry

I have that document

Really useful for rail sizes and dimensions
by TPP
Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Sleeper spacing - centres or between sleepers ?
Replies: 42
Views: 10452

Re: Sleeper spacing - centres or between sleepers ?

Thanks Tebee That's just the type of photo I needed And it might back up a theory that I have I have been looking at what Sleeper spacing I can find to back up the idea that it isn't the centres that are 21" Heywood set his cast iron sleepers at 2' 3" centres which is course 27" - tho...
by TPP
Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Sleeper spacing - centres or between sleepers ?
Replies: 42
Views: 10452

Sleeper spacing - centres or between sleepers ?

Hi guys I am looking at some track specs for The Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway which is of course a 15" gauge railway. At the time it was laid, according to a book I have, it was laid using 9" x 4.5" x 36" 'treated fir' sleepers at a spacing of 21" using 25lb rail. I ...
by TPP
Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Hooah, site is back!
Replies: 23
Views: 2124

Re: Hooah, site is back!

Working for me by the look of it

Can I please just say 'Thank You' for the forum and for all the hard work you do


... Rob

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