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by chris stockdale
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Imaginary prototype
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Imaginary prototype

I wondered where to post for a moment or two before deciding this chunk of the Gnatterbox was probably a reasonable spot. In recent years I have become rather fond of Peter Barnfield’s Whimshire drawings. Alas, he shuffled off this mortal coil last year. You can see more about them here: https://www...
by chris stockdale
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: New Heywood books coming
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: New Heywood books coming

Mike Decker, who did the drawings for the book, says the latest info he has is that it goes to the printers at the beginning of November.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Estate Elongate
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: Estate Elongate

Thanks Bill, that really helps to visualise it that much better. Onward!

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Estate Elongate
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: Estate Elongate

Hi Bill,

Things are already looking interesting...

Unless I’ve missed it, I don’t think you’ve said what size these new and old chunks are, do say please.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Searching for French forum
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Searching for French forum

by chris stockdale
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Searching for French forum
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Searching for French forum

Not what you’re looking for, but at least there are a bunch of photos. Note spelling appears to be L’ile.

http://passion-metrique.net/forums/view ... hilit=Junk

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Searching for French forum
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Searching for French forum

Bilco wrote:http://forum.e-train.fr/viewforum.php?f=4&sid=6a6cb11cb02089c6c07b8de6aaea5a79

peut etre?


I see what you did there. :wink:

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: HOn2 a mini...
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: HOn2 a mini...

Alas Chris, we are so much quieter nowadays.

For example, only twenty or so members have signed in since you first posted, so if they’re not clued up on what you ask...

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Pepper 7 - Steve Bennett - Howard Martin - announcement
Replies: 11
Views: 1727

Re: Pepper 7 - Steve Bennett - Howard Martin - announcement

Hi,

I’ve emailed Howard asking for an update. In the meantime you can get him via this info

https://www.7mmnga.org.uk/news/news.php?id=160

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 1/12 scale loco
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: 1/12 scale loco

Hi Kevin,

Yeah, looking at Dieselwater’s profile the last time he signed in was May 2015. Those years sure go quickly.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 1/12 scale loco
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: 1/12 scale loco

Hi Kevin,

I think I've sorted your over abundance of pics. :D

The loco looks very nice. Hoping you consider this is a complement but it looks very much in the style of Dieselwater's machines to me.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Dimensions for a loco and wagon?
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: Dimensions for a loco and wagon?

Hi Paul, As a further indication of what can be done with cardboard (and some poster paint or similar) take a look at Dieselwater's posts over the years. He's always used the most basic raw materials but turns them into intriguing and interesting models. He started here with a toy http://gn15.info/f...
by chris stockdale
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Dimensions for a loco and wagon?
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: Dimensions for a loco and wagon?

Paul,

One last suggestion: grab an old cereal packet or similar bit of card and some glue or tape and mock up a wagon or two and maybe a loco. It's a great way to quickly get the feel of any scale with almost no cost.

If it looks right, it is right. :D

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Dimensions for a loco and wagon?
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: Dimensions for a loco and wagon?

Hi Paul, Welcome to the Gnatterbox! Life is rather quieter in here than a few years back but there are still folk working away in Gn15. If you're a Facebook user there's a group there too, see: https://www.facebook.com/groups/114811365587118/ In answer to your question take a look at the kits here, ...
by chris stockdale
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Line on the Water
Replies: 341
Views: 91537

Re: A Line on the Water

Kevin,

Extra pic tidied away. No charge. :D

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Line on the Water
Replies: 341
Views: 91537

Re: A Line on the Water

Nice looking loco there Kevin.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: First micro layout
Replies: 27
Views: 3026

Re: First micro layout

:D :D :D

But hold on, what kind (size) of dragon is that going to hatch? Or is it very, very, v e r y well cushioned?

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: First micro layout
Replies: 27
Views: 3026

Re: First micro layout

Hi Chris,


I’m not quite sure if the ‘passengers’ are dinosaurs or dragons, but it seems to me that you next piece of rolling stock should be some sort of wagon lined with straw with a bunch of eggs nestling in it.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: [1:12] First micro layout
Replies: 3
Views: 785

Re: [1:12] First micro layout

Chris,

It's a slippery slope from modelling what pretty much equates to 7 1/4" gauge in 1/12 scale to realising it gives a very practical but small narrow gauge with plenty of potential in real life.

See the link below my signature for more. :D

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: First micro layout
Replies: 27
Views: 3026

Re: First micro layout

Chris,

As Peter says, card is great for modelling.

Your loco reminds me of some of the models in this album

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ferds-pic ... 6450232489

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bergerac's small layout
Replies: 11
Views: 1107

Re: Bergerac's small layout

I couldn’t spell Barry’s surname right (I was using Lorraine, not Loraine) but having spotted my error I have found https://www.nationalgardenrailwayshow.org.uk/layout/barry-loraines-kitchen-table-layout/ If you are a Facebook user join this group https://www.facebook.com/groups/16mmngm/ as there’s ...
by chris stockdale
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bergerac's small layout
Replies: 11
Views: 1107

Re: Bergerac's small layout

Hi Chris, Re video: I know Barry (through the internet) whose layout that is. 16mm scale on 32mm track, all the track and points are hand made. Live steam and battery electric locos. Barry also works on a very tight budget. The main difference between your first design and the latest one is that in ...
by chris stockdale
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bergerac's small layout
Replies: 11
Views: 1107

Re: Bergerac's small layout

Chris, I think that’s fine. I’m a big believer in keeping it simple. You can have masses of fun shuffling things from one siding to another to make up a train of wagons in just the order you want. Then, when it’s ready or you want to relax, out it goes for a few circuits. The next thing is to decide...
by chris stockdale
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: First micro layout
Replies: 27
Views: 3026

Re: First micro layout (now dismantled)

I didn't take these words as a joke. :evil: I also left the NGRM forum for this reason. I Alas, humour doesn't always travel well. Please don't give up on NGRM, there's lots in there. In the mean time, something very different from pizzas and also with a surprising amount of operating potential, ta...

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