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by Grum
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sow's Ear Seeks Silk Purse
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Sow's Ear Seeks Silk Purse

I can't imagine just yet how this is all going to look, but knowing your ideas and skills, it should look great!

I have been tinkering with a chassis and frame for a small rail car, - all very tentative at the moment.

Graham
by Grum
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 191
Views: 18915

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Congratulations on two more lovely-looking "Katie's", and figures.
Graham
by Grum
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 126
Views: 11153

Re: Longstone 2

How did it go at Eastleigh Bill? Yes, we get a lot of rain up on these 'ere hills, it's all lush and green at the moment. (But mainly caused by my new camera, - I can't get used to it yet. The reds were coming out weak and pink so I boosted the colour settings.) "Bucolic", I thought it was...
by Grum
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 126
Views: 11153

Re: Longstone 2

Feeling a bit battered and bruised at the moment after a little op. hey-ho, I've just realised this is my 100th post and just about 2 years since I joined the GnATTERbox. So, to celebrate, I am posting a few pictures of the Fox Gill area of the layout. So, round the board we go:- http://gn15.info/ph...
by Grum
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 126
Views: 11153

Re: Longstone 2

Good idea Mick, I'll see what I can find.

Graham
by Grum
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 126
Views: 11153

Re: Longstone 2

The new vehicle is just about complete at last. http://gn15.info/photo/images/2018/04/03/IMG_1265-001.jpg It only seats four people, or six elves, but is a useful dual-purpose bogie vehicle with a guards/small parcels compartment. It's quite "boxy", but perhaps my skills will improve later...
by Grum
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 191
Views: 18915

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

No, Bill no Endoscopy this time, I have to have a bit of surgery. I have had an endoscopy though, and THREE colonoscopy's in the last two years, no sedation's, no problems. I prefer a few uncomfortable minutes to all the recovery time and coming-round properly. I can drive home that way (the wife ca...
by Grum
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 191
Views: 18915

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

So annoyed I can't come this year.

I am having a nasty procedure at the hospital (on a damn Saturday of all things!)

Hope all goes well,
Graham
by Grum
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 126
Views: 11153

Re: Longstone 2

Thank you Jon.

I presume they are no longer in business?

Graham
by Grum
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 126
Views: 11153

Re: Longstone 2

Thanks chaps. Due to a wrist injury, coach building has been suspended for a while, only "light duties" for now ... boo! But, I have a question for anyone that can help (and I'm sure someone can) Can you tell me what make or manufacturer are these two wagons? http://gn15.info/photo/images/...
by Grum
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 126
Views: 11153

Re: Longstone 2

I have made progress on the new coach (No.11). Most of the body is completed and the interior is painted. http://gn15.info/photo/images/2018/03/10/IMG_0542-001.jpg Meanwhile, another coach has grown! Just as I reduced the size of my very first coach when I started modelling in Gn15, I have increased...
by Grum
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 126
Views: 11153

Re: Longstone 2

Disappointment, as our second show with Longstone at BECCLES tomorrow March 3rd HAS BEEN POSTPONED due to the severe weather. Three or four exhibits and two stalls have pulled out, some coming from the South coast. Can't blame them, we've had 7 inches of snow earlier in the week, then strong Siberia...
by Grum
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 126
Views: 11153

Re: Longstone 2

It's good to hear from you again Jon.

10 years exhibiting now! It's a shame I didn't pay more attention to Gn15 a few years ago then, I could have learned a lot more!

I am always pleased to meet up with Barry, and hope to see you both at a show soon.

Graham
by Grum
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 126
Views: 11153

Re: Longstone 2

Thanks to all. Yes we are rather "out on a limb" here in the flat lands of Norfolk, but maybe the layout will get out and about before too long. We have already had several invites from Saturday's show around East Anglia for 2019, and have more dates now for 2018. Two immediate benefits fr...
by Grum
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 126
Views: 11153

Re: Longstone 2

First exhibition with Longstone We did our first exhibition with the layout yesterday at Dereham, in the Memorial Hall, it was very busy (as it always is there). I managed to get a couple of photos in the afternoon when things went quiet: http://gn15.info/photo/images/2018/02/25/IMG_0445.jpg The Mil...
by Grum
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 126
Views: 11153

Re: Longstone 2

Thanks Chris (and Peter) I hope to be able to post photos from our first exhibitions in a few weeks time, I will include the full layout from both sides. I'm not sure about lighting at the moment, and just want to concentrate on what I've got so far, as it's bigger than anything else I've have done ...
by Grum
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 126
Views: 11153

Re: Longstone 2

Last Saturday we (the Norfolk & Suffolk Narrow Gauge Modellers) held a "modelling day" for our monthly meeting. As I have our first exhibitions with "Longstone" in just over a month, I, along with my wife, took the whole layout along for a practice run, and to fix some figure...
by Grum
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 126
Views: 11153

Re: Longstone 2

Over the last few weeks I have been making odd details for the layout, painting figures, making wagon loads, boxes, sacks, etc. Nothing too extraordinary. Many of the figures - mainly the cheaper seated Chinese ones - have now been added to some passenger coaches. And, as an excuse to try out a new ...
by Grum
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Still modelling Gn15 or just looking?
Replies: 13
Views: 889

Re: Still modelling Gn15 or just looking?

Still busy modelling on "Longstone".
Making wagon loads, and sourcing, adapting and painting figures at the moment.

Graham
by Grum
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Orchard End
Replies: 36
Views: 9431

Re: Orchard End

Oops! Yes, I should have seen the dates.
Thanks for the info anyway.

Graham
by Grum
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 126
Views: 11153

Re: Longstone 2

Thanks Michael. I can do "small", honestly. During my 009 days (2014/15) I built this little competition layout: http://gn15.info/photo/images/2017/11/21/DSC00005.jpg It is 19" x 17" and called "Raven Gill". Behind the castle tower or "folly" was a two-road se...
by Grum
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Orchard End
Replies: 36
Views: 9431

Re: Orchard End

Stunning detail and realism Roger, superb.

Being fairly new to Gn15 myself, I don't recognise those figures. Could you tell me where you got them?

All the best
Graham
by Grum
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 126
Views: 11153

Re: Longstone 2

Birdies... http://gn15.info/photo/images/2017/11/02/2017-11-02b.jpg My attempt at a few birds and animals for "Longstone", (though not exactly to scale). Dipper & Song Thrush. Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Starling, Blackbird, Sparrows. Rabbit and Squirrels. Crows. Jay & Collared Dove. Th...
by Grum
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 126
Views: 11153

Re: Longstone 2

Thanks everyone. I assembled to whole layout last week for a test run. Everything worked Okay apart from the Mill siding where I had "got my wires crossed" - literally. Though scenically there are lots of little unfinished corners to attend to. I did take some photos, but they were either ...
by Grum
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 126
Views: 11153

Re: Longstone 2

Spring Head Mill board. I thought that things have moved-on sufficiently to try a few posed photos: http://gn15.info/photo/images/2017/10/17/DSC04973.jpg "Proteus" is seen shunting into the mill siding. I was hoping to to be able to protect the mill siding with a gate, but space didn't all...

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