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by chris stockdale
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Thank you, Photobucket !!!
Replies: 29
Views: 675

Re: Thank you, Photobucket !!!

Hi all, I noticed in passing today when reviewing my Randim Stackum & Wrackem thread that one of the photos in that posting has turned into a PB black blob. Unfortunately that photo was by Steve Bennett. I suspect that all Steve's photos across this forum (and there are a lot of them) have gone...
by chris stockdale
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: The Little Big Oak RR
Replies: 22
Views: 550

Re: The Little Big Oak RR

There's no rule to say you can't have a backdrop on a circular (or any shape) layout. It may even be better. :D

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 154
Views: 12415

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

I think there's more plays on words in this thread than most of us have had hot dinners. :D

If it was good enough for the likes of Dylan Thomas in Under Milk Wood...

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Photo hosting?
Replies: 26
Views: 451

Re: Photo hosting?

Our house sign

Image

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Triple Rock RR
Replies: 43
Views: 1039

Re: The Triple Rock RR

No disaster there. You can , of course be picky about your own work and think, 'Ah yes, it would be even better if...' But I'd be quite comfortable myself about that little beastie. Now, from little beastie to big beastie: if I was the driver I'd be more than a little concerned about my travelling c...
by chris stockdale
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Photo hosting?
Replies: 26
Views: 451

Re: Photo hosting?

You can count on me to find a few coins down the back of the sofa to help out. :D

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Thank you, Photobucket !!!
Replies: 29
Views: 675

Re: Thank you, Photobucket !!!

Hi Graham, Ah, P Bucket (as I now call it).... At a quick count you have taken a hit on about 28 photos on your thread (goodness knows what other horrows await you if you have used P Bucket elsewhere). It is, as you may have noticed, perfectly possible to edit previous threads. You just have to hit ...
by chris stockdale
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sourcing Gn loco
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Sourcing Gn loco

Hi Jonty, There's our very own Tebee (who runs the dirty oily internet bits that power the Gnatterbox) who's Shapeway print stuff can be found here https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?section=Gn15&s=0 and there's also Small Brook Studio http://www.smallbrookstudio.co.uk As a side note I may mo...
by chris stockdale
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Under the Dome
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Under the Dome

I can see it now. In an alternate reality NASA got to Mars some time back, but couldn't make a base there work, so it was abandoned. Meantimes Wallace and Gromit were heading back to the moon (after their Grand Day Out visit) but took a wrong turn and arrive on Mars. Rather than the traditional go a...
by chris stockdale
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Stockers Minimal gauge Gathering 24 June
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Stockers Minimal gauge Gathering 24 June

A few photos from the day.
by chris stockdale
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Glad Gnatterbox is back!
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Glad Gnatterbox is back!

Phew, we're still here. (Cheers Tom, how goes with the funding?)

After the great and still unfolding mess that is P Bucket it was a bit of a heart stopping moment to travel to the Gnatterbox only to find, almost Tardis like, it had seemingly vanished in time and space.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Thank you, Photobucket !!!
Replies: 29
Views: 675

Re: Thank you, Photobucket !!!

If you're correct John then it's a race between P Bucket realising what a hash they've made of things and changing direction (did I hear a zillion cries of 'Some hope...') and the rest of the P Bucket users' photos in here vanishing forever (since no one is going to pay up). In the manner of Dick Da...
by chris stockdale
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Thank you, Photobucket !!!
Replies: 29
Views: 675

Re: Thank you, Photobucket !!!

This is rather worrying, I currently use Flickr but I wonder how long it will be before they do the same. Hopefully Steve's and Gerry's photos are on the my.gn15.info/ site. Photobucket's action must have had an impact on a very large number of sites Don, I've checked back to the early days of the ...
by chris stockdale
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Thank you, Photobucket !!!
Replies: 29
Views: 675

Re: Thank you, Photobucket !!!

Additional: In my experience there's nothing a CEO likes less than being hugely bothered, at the very least he/she usually has a senior team around them to hand off bothersome stuff to. It looks like Photobucket's CEO is a bod called John Corpus (I'll leave the corpse jokes to the rest of you) More ...
by chris stockdale
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Thank you, Photobucket !!!
Replies: 29
Views: 675

Re: Thank you, Photobucket !!!

I've only really just come to the realisation what a potential disaster this for us and other other forums/blogs/businesses. I imagine that I'm well inside the free limit but do wonder why the few photos I have on Photobucket (I later switched to our own hosting, http://my.gn15.info/ and of course w...
by chris stockdale
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Kerluk's layout
Replies: 32
Views: 1181

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: 1108

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: 1108

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: 1108

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: 1108

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: 1108

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: 1108

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: 1108

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: 4
Views: 196

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: 1108

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 ...

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