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by chris stockdale
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 34
Views: 4254

Re: Crundells Estate

Hi Andy,

They look good to me. Pleasing proportions with the spoked wheels adding extra character.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Watercress express
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: The Watercress express

Ian, Si Harris (aka Model Earth Design http://modelearth.net) has kindly just pinged me a note to say that this beastie, see link below, could well do the trick - but the challenge may be to find one in stock. https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=Revell+1+24+BMW+3/15&ie=U...
by chris stockdale
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Watercress express
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: The Watercress express

Ian,

Might I kindly suggest you are losing your touch? A few moments on Google gave the Stockers

http://www.scalelink.co.uk/acatalog/Aut ... _1_24.html

but you may not like the price...

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 34
Views: 4254

Re: Crundells Estate

Hi Andy,

I think it was only when I saw your April 1st post that I really started to properly appreciate this layout. Those photos nicely showed how everything fitted together, so the latest photos make more sense as you add further detail.

It’s all very enjoyable. :D

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ticino: a Gn15 spaghetti Harvest layout
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Ticino: a Gn15 spaghetti Harvest layout

Hi Geoff, Love the idea. My spaghetti carbonara making has improved immensely ever since I started using properly harvested spaghetti. :D Question: will there be plenty of b.e locos as you don’t want that lovely fresh spaghetti tainted with steam or diesel fumes? Or does that add a certain essential...
by chris stockdale
Mon May 28, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Returning to GN15
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: Returning to GN15

Hi John, To replicate what I wrote some time back in Trade Tittle-tattle: ‘Hi fellow Gnatterboxers, I have been able to talk to Steve, who regrettably still does not have a computer, and we agreed I suggest that anyone who would like to place an order with him do it manually by using the good old po...
by chris stockdale
Tue May 22, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Purespring Watercress News.
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Purespring Watercress News.

Hi Ian,

I hope you have a great time at the show.

And for those not familiar with Purespring there’s also

http://www.iholmes.com/pages/purespring/purespring.html

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Is there a Mathematical Formula for Widening Gauge on Tight Curves ?
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: Is there a Mathematical Formula for Widening Gauge on Tight Curves ?

I know that 8" (yes, really) has been used with, I think about 1.5mm gauge widening. I don't know of a formula 1. Since you'd have to make your own track then try a 1mm, then a 1.5 etc But... 2. All the LGB stuff will go round their R1 2' radius anyway - and that's a fairly small radius for a l...
by chris stockdale
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 140
Views: 15206

Re: Longstone 2

Graham,

Colonel Stephens would be proud.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 140
Views: 15206

Re: Longstone 2

Hi Graham,

I love all the little details. No wonder it’s taken a couple of years to bring it all together. A great depiction of a small railway ambling through countryside.

I checked my dictionary: bucolic seems to sum it up nicely. :D

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 191
Views: 22590

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

:D :D :D

‘To be continued...’

Looking forward to it!

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Stuart's Train Shop
Replies: 6
Views: 931

Re: Stuart's Train Shop

Hi Stuart,

Welcome to the Gnatterbox.

It’s always good to have more options for Gn15 products. To help you further with this venture I thought I’d just mention that there are still those who are not FB users. So, by all means pop pics and prices etc. in here too.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: 1/24th scale products
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: 1/24th scale products

When you see how many people are members here (with answers no doubt to pretty much anything you care to ask) you realise what a small group railway modellers are, never mind Gn15 modellers.

http://www.dollshouseforum.com

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 140
Views: 15206

Re: Longstone 2

Hi Graham,

A thousand congrats on a delightful layout and successful show.

A thousand curses that I am not closer and thus able to come and enjoy it.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Pepper 7
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Re: Pepper 7

Ray,

I don’t think you’ll get any joy I’m afraid, see my posts on page 2 of this thread

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10573

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 264
Views: 129910

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Hi Peter,

It's only by finally properly (re)reading the thread that I've appreciated what was going on. I'll echo the sentiments of others - great to have you back. :D

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: no room for a layout?
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Re: no room for a layout?

Hi,

Amazing pics and footage - not exactly a good idea to park your car in the street.

I've moved the topic as it doesn't really seem to fit in the Gn15 modelling section.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hook Basin
Replies: 3
Views: 737

Hook Basin

Last weekend I popped along to the Stafford model railway show (boy, does N gauge look small to me these days!). As ever there was plenty to see in a wide range of gauges and scales, the largest of which was Hook Basin in 1/25. It has had a couple of mentions in here before, but never a thread of it...
by chris stockdale
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Back once again!
Replies: 13
Views: 1372

Re: Back once again!

Hi Rob,

Good to have you back.

A question if I may: I see you are using Photobucket, does that mean you are paying them a fortune or might your images suddenly vanish as they have for so many others?

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Micro Layouts Group on Facebook
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Micro Layouts Group on Facebook

There are, to my knowledge, three micro layout groups on Facebook, but two of them seem to take comparatively huge layouts, however charming you might consider them. But all is not lost for those who like 'true' micros. Our own Ian Holmes of this parish has a group with these criteria: The ONLY Face...
by chris stockdale
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Swopping gauge for old stuff.
Replies: 6
Views: 955

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: 955

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: 955

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: 955

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,

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