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by chris stockdale
Thu May 18, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Size of layouts
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Size of layouts

There's definitely no limit, guideline or rule about the size of layout that can appear in the Gnatterbox. It's an interesting thought that, very often we build smallish layouts, considering G (in what ever flavour pleases you) is a relatively large modelling scale. Pondering it I wondered if it was...
by chris stockdale
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Source of slate chippings
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Source of slate chippings

I hoped that this thread would fit a little better in Trade tittle-tattle being about sourcing stuff rather than a modelling project.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett
Replies: 29
Views: 3805

Re: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett

I don't know if it is operational, but there is this version of website with the Pepper 7 kit on:

http://blackdogmining.weebly.com

I get a shoe shop on the Pepper7.co.uk site - Agh!

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 125
Views: 9540

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

I guess the mice etc. need to be kept in the courtyard, which I believe our German friends would translate as the Berger Hof...

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 44
Views: 3172

Re: Longstone 2

It's all developing very nicely indeed. I think one of the finest touches is the street merging into the backscene, with the depth of view that provides.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 125
Views: 9540

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

I believe the traditional response is:

:D :D :D


Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K
Replies: 25
Views: 1360

Re: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K

You might like to try talking to these people.

http://rctrains.co.uk/index.htm

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Gn00b Gnwebie
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: Gn00b Gnwebie

Additional: You can always stay indoors and have a dabble in 1/12 for the same money (pretty much) as Gn15. It's perfectly acceptable to run 1/12 on 16.5mm gauge to represent a tiny agricultural or industrial line of 7 1/4" gauge. If you're a Facebook user take a look at the link in my signatur...
by chris stockdale
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Gn00b Gnwebie
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: Gn00b Gnwebie

I guess so many of us are used to the late, great, Carl Arendt's work it's easy to forget to mention it to new folk Carl was an early adopter of Gn15 and his Square Foot http://www.carendt.com/articles/the-squarefoot-estate-railway/ design is legendary. So, pop on over to: http://www.carendt.com/mic...
by chris stockdale
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Gn00b Gnwebie
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: Gn00b Gnwebie

Hi, This is more of a 'Hello' than an answer to your varied questions as I play in bigger scales (up to and including 12" to the foot) but I'm a big fan of minimum gauge type railways and models of all scales. If I might make so bold, but a real name is always nice to know too please. Meantimes...
by chris stockdale
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Petrol Locos
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Petrol Locos

Whilst there are three photos listed as Eaton I have to wonder if that is actually the location. I say this as this photo https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8685/17042639087_705885f155_o_d.jpg looks to be a much greater gauge than 15", it looks more like 2' to me. There is a mention of a batch of s...
by chris stockdale
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 44
Views: 3172

Re: Longstone 2

Delightful. I particularly like the slates with the varied colours, greening, broken bits etc.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Severn Models
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: Severn Models

For something a bit different I went to the Stafford Model Railway show this afternoon - mostly N 00 and 0 scales, but Severn Models were there so I saw their offerings 'in the flesh' as it were. Super quality; I was particularly tickled by these http://severnmodels.com/epages/eshop1179816.sf/en_GB/...
by chris stockdale
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Eaton Hall Gardens Open Days 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: Eaton Hall Gardens Open Days 2017

Thanks for the heads up.

I really must get there again this year. It was on the calendar for last year but life and SWMBO meant I never quite managed it. :roll:

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 125
Views: 9540

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Looking great! :D

Boy, have we come a long way as a hobby. That is such an advance over the good old 'coloured sawdust'.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: (F) Mr. Chip's Potato Farm (1:12 Micro Layout)
Replies: 49
Views: 50105

Re: (F) Mr. Chip's Potato Farm (1:12 Micro Layout)

Since David (Dieselwater) hasn't signed in since May 2015 you may not get an answer.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Forum running costs
Replies: 18
Views: 2976

Re: Forum running costs

Hi Tom,

I'd suggest removing this thread for now and dropping in a new one when funds are running down. That way you keep it fresh and it hopefully gets us revved up to put hand in pocket to ensure we keep the show on the road.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gn15 model at Barton le Clay Members Day?
Replies: 12
Views: 2099

Re: Gn15 model at Barton le Clay Members Day?

The latest issue of Railway Modeller (January 2017) has three pages on this delightful little layout.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Edwardian Battery Loco
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Re: Edwardian Battery Loco

Hi Andi,

Alas, the 7/8ths Lounge switched to viewing by members only (free) in recent months because of bandwidth/cost issues.

But since Si Harris is a friend of my I'm sure he won't mind me popping just one pic of his in here. Being 1/12 scale that figure is a full 6" high.

Enjoy!
by chris stockdale
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Edwardian Battery Loco
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Re: Edwardian Battery Loco

Additional:

Pondering the larger scales I've long thought that Si's 1/12 scale battery design for 00 track would work well in 1/6 on either 32m or 45mm gauge track, representing 7 1/4" and 10 1/4".

It's in this thread:

http://www.7-8ths.info/index.php?topic=16682729.0

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Edwardian Battery Loco
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Re: Edwardian Battery Loco

Looks very nice indeed. For me the proportions of the larger beastie work that bit better than the smaller one.

Could we have some basic dimensions too please (H W L)?

And yes, some more pics would be great. :D

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 125
Views: 9540

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Hugely tickled by that history.

:D :D :D

Cheers
by chris stockdale
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: New member and modelling novice saying hello!
Replies: 5
Views: 2724

Re: New member and modelling novice saying hello!

Hi,

Sounds like a good start.

As I've suggested before, there's nothing like playing with a bit of cut up cereal packet to rough things out. Great for getting a feel for the size and shape of the pleasures to come!

And, if course, free. :D

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Carl Arendt Site
Replies: 2
Views: 944

Re: Carl Arendt Site

Thanks for the heads up.

The 'Stop the train' sounds brilliant. Seemingly simple and yet…

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: A new manufacturer - in Norway
Replies: 10
Views: 893

Re: A new manufacturer - in Norway

Hi Lennart,

Thanks for the heads up about the new supplier.

I reckoned it would be happier in this section.

Cheers,

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