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by chris stockdale
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 276
Views: 132946

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Hi Peter, Please don’t stop posting pics. You can add them direct to any Gnatterbox post (including editing previous posts with Flickr links) at no cost to you. I’d suggest keeping the size down to 500k or less though please to help ensure they load fairly quickly for the rest of us to enjoy. Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The T.P.&K Railway
Replies: 29
Views: 10197

Re: The T.P.&K Railway

nu2ng wrote:Damn.. No 'Like' button on here... :(

Like Like Like ;)



:D :D :D
by chris stockdale
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Making a Brake for it
Replies: 15
Views: 376

Re: Making a Brake for it

30 inches?? I'm jealous Stockers - I have to make do with 15".. :( But I suppose 15 inches was good enough for Sir Arthur.... ;) I see what you did there.... I must say the screen seemed enormous on first installing it. My excuse was (is) that it was second hand, but in pristine condition and ...
by chris stockdale
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Making a Brake for it
Replies: 15
Views: 376

Re: Making a Brake for it

Hi Ron,

On downloading the photo so that I can see it that much larger (I'm blessed with a 30" screen) it's lovely to see the detail such as the underseat 'cupboard' with proper hinges and handle.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Thrubwell Hall
Replies: 43
Views: 11508

Re: Thrubwell Hall

Hi Don,

Looking back I see your first post says

‘Two locos to manage six wagons is definitely one too many. ’

I don’t know how many wagons you have now but there seems to be no shortage of locos. :D

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Thrubwell Hall
Replies: 43
Views: 11508

Re: Thrubwell Hall

Hi Don,

Passengers on board too! A bit like batteries, they’re not always included. :D

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 185
Views: 73506

Re: A New Foreign Layout

Hi Gavin, Glanced at your post and the last couple or so before it thinking, ‘Hmm, don’t remember this.’ Only then did I look back and realised it all began ten years ago. So I’ve forgiven myself. Always like this sort of thing, a point or two, some nice detail and a view blocker. Charming. Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Just started in Gn15
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: Just started in Gn15

Hi again Pete, Just popped over to Flickr to see the models. That loco is certainly different. I suspect it says more about me than the modelling but I instantly thought, ‘Flash Gordon’ :D The great thing, to my mind, about any narrow gauge is that is quite believable to imagine that ‘this is what w...
by chris stockdale
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Just started in Gn15
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: Just started in Gn15

Hi Pete, Before I forget, welcome! I'm not sure how many folk model in Gn15 these days, but sad to say this forum, which I have had the honour to moderate these last several years (I model in larger scales but love pretty much anything related to Heywood's 'minimum'), is very quiet nowadays. As you ...
by chris stockdale
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: (M) Smallbrook 1:12th Loco kit in preparation
Replies: 16
Views: 14237

Re: (M) Smallbrook 1:12th Loco kit in preparation

Now available for sale, along with a wagon and van based on those that ran on the Dinmore Tramway which, alas, is no more.

http://www.smallbrookstudio.co.uk

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Thomas A. Yorkes Taiwan Mining loco
Replies: 13
Views: 6284

Re: Thomas A. Yorkes Taiwan Mining loco

Gnu Bee wrote:Love the sabre toothed rabbit, but how do you know its 1:13th scale, how did they measure one?


... very carefully. :D

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: (M) Smallbrook 1:12th Loco kit in preparation
Replies: 16
Views: 14237

Re: (M) Smallbrook 1:12th Loco kit in preparation

News just in: here’s a couple of photos from Mike at Smallbrook Studios for a kit. It’s a 1 inch to the foot scale model of Talos. Talos is a Tinkerbell design located at the Moors Valley Railway

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ticino: a Gn15 spaghetti Harvest layout
Replies: 11
Views: 1055

Re: Ticino: a Gn15 spaghetti Harvest layout

There seems to be a bit of a (railway) traffic jam in Ticino. :D

You certainly have a very pleasing range of locos and stock; now to put them to work...

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 51
Views: 4805

Re: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge

Hi Kev, I've taken the liberty of dropping the text from the post with the large pics into your repost with them smaller and deleting the original, along with the comments about editing, so that everything is now rather tidier and we have a post with a good group of smaller, but still decently sized...
by chris stockdale
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Thank you, Photobucket !!!
Replies: 32
Views: 2734

Re: Thank you, Photobucket !!!

It would appear that P Bucket’s current management have undone the enormous screw up of the previous lot. Wikipedia entry: On May 17, 2018, Photobucket restored all of their 3rd party hosted images and introduced new plans, including $24.99/year that includes 3rd party hosted images. [15] On May 29,...
by chris stockdale
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 40
Views: 5749

Re: Crundells Estate

Hi Andy,

They look good to me. Pleasing proportions with the spoked wheels adding extra character.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Watercress express
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: The Watercress express

Ian, Si Harris (aka Model Earth Design http://modelearth.net) has kindly just pinged me a note to say that this beastie, see link below, could well do the trick - but the challenge may be to find one in stock. https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=Revell+1+24+BMW+3/15&ie=U...
by chris stockdale
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Watercress express
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: The Watercress express

Ian,

Might I kindly suggest you are losing your touch? A few moments on Google gave the Stockers

http://www.scalelink.co.uk/acatalog/Aut ... _1_24.html

but you may not like the price...

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 40
Views: 5749

Re: Crundells Estate

Hi Andy,

I think it was only when I saw your April 1st post that I really started to properly appreciate this layout. Those photos nicely showed how everything fitted together, so the latest photos make more sense as you add further detail.

It’s all very enjoyable. :D

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ticino: a Gn15 spaghetti Harvest layout
Replies: 11
Views: 1055

Re: Ticino: a Gn15 spaghetti Harvest layout

Hi Geoff, Love the idea. My spaghetti carbonara making has improved immensely ever since I started using properly harvested spaghetti. :D Question: will there be plenty of b.e locos as you don’t want that lovely fresh spaghetti tainted with steam or diesel fumes? Or does that add a certain essential...
by chris stockdale
Mon May 28, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Returning to GN15
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: Returning to GN15

Hi John, To replicate what I wrote some time back in Trade Tittle-tattle: ‘Hi fellow Gnatterboxers, I have been able to talk to Steve, who regrettably still does not have a computer, and we agreed I suggest that anyone who would like to place an order with him do it manually by using the good old po...
by chris stockdale
Tue May 22, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Purespring Watercress News.
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: Purespring Watercress News.

Hi Ian,

I hope you have a great time at the show.

And for those not familiar with Purespring there’s also

http://www.iholmes.com/pages/purespring/purespring.html

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Is there a Mathematical Formula for Widening Gauge on Tight Curves ?
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Re: Is there a Mathematical Formula for Widening Gauge on Tight Curves ?

I know that 8" (yes, really) has been used with, I think about 1.5mm gauge widening. I don't know of a formula 1. Since you'd have to make your own track then try a 1mm, then a 1.5 etc But... 2. All the LGB stuff will go round their R1 2' radius anyway - and that's a fairly small radius for a l...
by chris stockdale
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 140
Views: 17790

Re: Longstone 2

Graham,

Colonel Stephens would be proud.

Cheers,

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