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by chris stockdale
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Swopping gauge for old stuff.
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Swopping gauge for old stuff.

Go up a gauge or so to 10 1/4” and there was the Shillingstone line, more here

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/grahamallen/ ... rticle.pdf

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Swopping gauge for old stuff.
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Swopping gauge for old stuff.

Hi Bill, I'll assume you're meaning industrial as opposed to the many passenger carrying miniature railway, in which case the only one that comes to mind is the Wolds Way Lavender Company. Their 7 1/4" line both takes visitors around the farm but is also used to assist with brining in the laven...
by chris stockdale
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Swopping gauge for old stuff.
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Swopping gauge for old stuff.

These days I lean more to 1/12 scale, meaning 16.5mm gauge is a fairly good approximation for 7 1/4” full size. Locos and stock up to 28” wide run perfectly well on 7 1/4”, allowing relatively wide stock to be modelled if you wish.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Swopping gauge for old stuff.
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Swopping gauge for old stuff.

Bill,

Whilst it could be battery powered, and thus perhaps R/C too, track powered is perhaps the most likely and cheapest option.

Any locos and stock would be considerably smaller than what you have running, regauging would definitely not suit, if that was what you were considering.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The T.P.&K Railway
Replies: 25
Views: 7868

Re: The T.P.&K Railway

Hi Geoff, Well, you don’t seem to downcast about being made redundant so one way or another (i.e. new job or modelling time) I hope the future is bright. Your Emett creations certainly make me smile. Here’s hoping you might at least do a bit more track, scenery, buildings or whatever to set them off...
by chris stockdale
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 102
Views: 7822

Re: Longstone 2

Given your abilities with everything else I can’t exactly see people painting as being a problem.

Nice to get pretty much the ‘full effect’ seeing most of the layout in that first pic.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Another full size Effie underway
Replies: 5
Views: 9309

Re: (F) Another full size Effie underway

Facebook users can now see Effie complete in James' post here

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3856721 ... 617615123/

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Forum hosting costs
Replies: 22
Views: 676

Re: Forum hosting costs

Hi Tom,

Hope you had a good Christmas.

Money just sent.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett
Replies: 50
Views: 6696

Re: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett

Mea culpa, I didn’t read it carefully enough. :oops:

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett
Replies: 50
Views: 6696

Re: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett

The above sadly ignores my discussion with Steve at a show and the statement I made about that in this thread and on other related forums.

Please guys, read what I’ve written and follow the advice.

Thanks.
by chris stockdale
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track
Replies: 32
Views: 1229

Re: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track

Hi Gerald,

Your first suggestion

1/16n10¼”

(Damn, but it’s not easy to get the ¼” to show properly!)

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track
Replies: 32
Views: 1229

Re: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track

A last note for now:

Whatever we choose to call this scale/gauge combo Si Harris, aka Modelearth, is definitely bent on offering some wagons and a loco at some stage next year.

Now, if we can also persuade Smallbrook Studios to pick their idea of doing a 1/12 Tinkerbell... :wink:

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track
Replies: 32
Views: 1229

Re: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track

You are quite right Jon. The ‘conversation has moved on a bit elsewhere. My current favoured thought is 1/12n7¼ Since, at least in the railway modelling world, the scale is normally referred to as 1/12 rather than, say, 1”. n is used quite happily all over to refer to narrow gauge, as in our own dea...
by chris stockdale
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track
Replies: 32
Views: 1229

Re: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track

Another experiment, done quicker than I thought it would take:

Let's throw in a standard gauge loco, in this case a Class 08, to further enjoy the differing sizes and proportions.
by chris stockdale
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track
Replies: 32
Views: 1229

Re: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track

A little playing with Photoshop. This time I've put Si Harris's loco with what I hope I will own soonish, an Accucraft Bagnall with extended height roof and chimney to convert it to 1/12 proportions and a paint job that echoes the current Talyllyn livery and lining. It just goes to show that the Bag...
by chris stockdale
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track
Replies: 32
Views: 1229

Re: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track

About the same time that Si Harris developed the items that started this thread, Rob Bennett created a 1/12 vignette with some 00 track and a raised 9mm (broadly equivalent to 4.25") gauge line, along with figure models of a couple of his friends.

Here it is, Rob's copyright duly acknowledged.
by chris stockdale
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ambasador Works... Chocolate Box Micro
Replies: 149
Views: 65689

Re: Ambasador Works... Chocolate Box Micro

Many thanks for that Colin.

If you happen to have the time and inclination to add photos back to any other threads of yours decimated by P Bucket...

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: (F) Mr. Chip's Potato Farm (1:12 Micro Layout)
Replies: 54
Views: 51479

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

Yet more...


I've managed to track down David's Flickr account. Only 58 photos, often a bit blurry, but at least it gives you further opportunities to see how he does stuff.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/45706743@N04
by chris stockdale
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: (F) Mr. Chip's Potato Farm (1:12 Micro Layout)
Replies: 54
Views: 51479

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

And more news just in.

Including a thread introducing himself David has a dozen 1/12 scale threads over on the 7/8ths Lounge, all with pics still extent. They are listed here:

http://www.7-8ths.info/index.php?action ... pics;u=904
by chris stockdale
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: (F) Mr. Chip's Potato Farm (1:12 Micro Layout)
Replies: 54
Views: 51479

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

OK you lucky, lucky people. You're just going to have to trot on over and join the 7/8ths forum as I've discovered that David also wrote up his Mr Chips layout there with one significant difference, he loaded the photos directly on to the forum rather than linking to them in Photobucket! Now that's ...
by chris stockdale
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track
Replies: 32
Views: 1229

Re: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track

Annie, You'll have to be patient on that front. I'm pretty sure Santa won't manage anything this year, but who knows beyond that. Meanwhile, I must have missed something over in NGRM online as it is steadily squeezing down the size of pic I can add so here's both the 10 1/4" VB pic you've just ...
by chris stockdale
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track
Replies: 32
Views: 1229

Re: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track

Annie,

If you want a few extra thoughts on tiny coffee pot locos take a look at this short thread when I was doing a bit of ‘imagineering’.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8820

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track
Replies: 32
Views: 1229

Re: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track

To further compare and contrast I took a photo of my wagon from the Modelearth range and Photoshopped it in with the 1/12 train. Now, this isn't a large wagon, just some 113mm long, but it shows how modestly sized the 1/12 for 00 track items are. Even with 1/12 scale you could get a very interesting...
by chris stockdale
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track
Replies: 32
Views: 1229

Re: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track

To whom it may concern.

I paused 'It's a Wonderful Life' to bring you these photographs.

How's that for important? :D

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track
Replies: 32
Views: 1229

Re: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track

'Take up the slack'

No, never, please don't, as in see below at the great Coffee Pot get together about six years back.

Cheers,

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