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by chris stockdale
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Kerluk's layout
Replies: 23
Views: 577

Re: Kerluk's layout

I think the lower photo is more realistic without the central gap. Dieselwater did plenty of loco and other modelling with little more than old cereal packets and paint. Here's one of his threads to get you started: http://gn15.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=7315 Most of his work is 1/12 scale ...
by chris stockdale
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 48
Views: 828

Re: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge

Kevo,

You might like to take a look at Modelearth

http://modelearth.net/couplers%20and%20 ... 016mm.html

or Brandbright

http://www.brandbright.co.uk/index.php?cPath=33

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 48
Views: 828

Re: 7/8ths on o16.5

Additional... Another way of looking at the modelling opportunities in this sort of scale/gauge combo is to have a wander through the GNine section of the Gnatterbox gently muttering, 'double the scale, double the gauge (approximately) on that, hmm, yes, that would look good...' :wink: That gives yo...
by chris stockdale
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 48
Views: 828

Re: 7/8ths on o16.5

Hi Gerald,

In truth I reckon that most 7 1/4" locos and stock are garden sized, or at the very most light industrial/agricultural; whereas going that bit larger to 10 1/4" allows for quite substantial gear. As ever though, it's what your imagination says is right. :D

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 48
Views: 828

Re: 7/8ths on o16.5

Still with 10 1/4" take a look at the wide variety of motive power on the Rudyard Lake Steam Railway.

http://www.rlsr.org/about-the-railway/locomotives.html

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 48
Views: 828

Re: 7/8ths on o16.5

Hi Gerald, Are you meaning the likes of Arun, a new(ish) 10 1/4" gauge loco on the South Downs Light Railway? Arun was built by the Exmoor folk - the Stirland family - who normally build steamers in gauges from 7 1/4" to 15". And yes, apologies to Kevo, but I'm dropping this stuff in ...
by chris stockdale
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 48
Views: 828

Re: 7/8ths on o16.5

More? OK, just a couple. First Stumpy, about 4' x 2', i.e. about 2/3 the size of a genuine Lister, with Scamp looking pretty small (they are!) beside it. Then Aneirin, a genuine single Fairlie next to Taliesin at the Quirks and Curiosities weekend a few weeks back on the Ffestiniog. For a 7 1/4"...
by chris stockdale
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 48
Views: 828

Re: 7/8ths on o16.5

Another photo to contrast the size of a miniature loco to that of a Ruston styled Minimal one. Gauge is again 7 1/4". Indeed, apart the likes of Rudyard Lake railway and a handful of other similare concerns I'd suggest that at least 90% of minimal stuff runs on 7 1/4".
by chris stockdale
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Stockers Minimal gauge Gathering 24 June
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Stockers Minimal gauge Gathering 24 June

Big scale (12" to the foot) small gauge: 7 1/4". Over the last few years I've organised a modest Gathering of like minded minimal gauge bods to bring their locos and/or stock to a 7 1/4" line in Cheshire. Alas, said line is not available this year but we are going to a Model Engineers...
by chris stockdale
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 48
Views: 828

Re: 7/8ths on o16.5

Out in the 'real world' (much overrated IMHO) we are pushing the width/gauge boundaries on 7 1/4" gauge track. I think Kevo's locos fall within the bounds of realism. There are now some locos and stock that are right on the 4 x gauge 'limit' that is generally suggested as the maximum ratio for ...
by chris stockdale
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: MomiNG 2017 5th August
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: MomiNG 2017 5th August

Might I ask you to just copy and paste please?

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 62
Views: 4247

Re: Longstone 2

Hi Graham, From small beginnings back in 2003 (which is when the Gnatterbox began, the scale started a bit before that) we grew modestly as a scale, but it has always been a warm, vibrant and friendly spot here on the Gnatterbox. As ever with forums there were more folk who would quietly do their ow...
by chris stockdale
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 48
Views: 828

Re: 7/8ths on o16.5

Hi Kevo, Are you the same Kevo on the 7/8ths Lounge? Whatever, try this thread there (folks you need to be signed up as Lounge members to see stuff these days as it helps reduce bandwidth usage and keep out potential spammers), it shows 1/12 on 00 track. http://www.7-8ths.info/index.php?topic=166827...
by chris stockdale
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: This has got to be modelled!
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: This has got to be modelled!

Looks great.

But,

- spoilsport alert - :twisted:

If you're modelling it in Gn15 I can leave it here,

However....

... If not I need to move it.

End spoilsport alert. :D

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 48
Views: 828

Re: 7/8ths on o16.5

kevo wrote:sorry chris I was just looking over some older posts of mine and I think I have shown you some of them pictures before :oops:


Well, yes. :D

But they're interesting photos.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 48
Views: 828

Re: 7/8ths on o16.5

Just make those green doors on the left taller and you're pretty much there! :D

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 48
Views: 828

Re: 7/8ths on o16.5

I suspect that 16mm on 16.5mm track has been done more than once, it's 'obvious' when you think about it, but at the moment I can only think of Timpdon.

Scroll down down in this link to see...

http://www.timpdon.co.uk/timpdon/t_photo%20history.htm

Cheers
by chris stockdale
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 48
Views: 828

Re: 7/8ths on o16.5

Hi Kevin, If you'll forgive the correction O 16.5 is a scale gauge combination in itself, i.e. 7mm scale on 16.5mm track which equates to just over 2' 4". Steve's 'Supersize me' is 1/12 scale on 16.5mm gauge to represent 7 1/4" gauge. You can find the thread here: http://forum.gn15.info/vi...
by chris stockdale
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Diesel Locos
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: Diesel Locos

Re Steve/Pepper 7 please see my post just now in this thread

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10573

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett
Replies: 38
Views: 4639

Re: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett

Hi all, I met Steve at the 7mm narrow gauge show at Burton on Trent today. A few points: - he's been without a computer for several months, should have one again shortly, but will obviously take time to catch up - he was under the impression that although pepper7.co.uk might not be working pepper7.c...
by chris stockdale
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: selling on this site???
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: selling on this site???

They'll be fine popped onto Trade tittle-tattle.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Diesel Locos
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: Diesel Locos

Answer is: I don't know. Due to some kerfuffle several years back now (no, let's definitely not rake that up again please folks) Steve stopped posting in here. He's also had a bunch of family issues, I think particularly connected to his parents' health. Our lovely late Gerry Bullock used to chat wi...
by chris stockdale
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Diesel Locos
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: Diesel Locos

Hi Howard,

It's a bit quiet around here these days but we are still chugging along.

Those locos look like these:

http://blackdogmining.weebly.com/locos1.html

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Facebook for/against
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Facebook for/against

Re FB and the thought that 'they track/use/whatever' your data. Yep, I'm sure they do. Indeed, I have always assumed that to use the internet at all is to open yourself to data tracking whether it's FB, Google, the security services or a supermarket etc. etc. Having worked on the business side of IT...
by chris stockdale
Wed May 31, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Re: Crundells Estate

A fine start.

Those baseboards add up to quite a reasonable bit of real estate so there's no shortage of room to show off, ahem, do some great modelling.

Cheers

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