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by ian holmes
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Micro Layouts Group on Facebook
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Re: Micro Layouts Group on Facebook

Not entirely sure that three or four years absence allows me to be called "of this parish". Some creative Gn15 work would be welcome over there as many people don't exactly grasp what a "Micro" truly is.
by ian holmes
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: This has got to be modelled!
Replies: 8
Views: 1558

Re: This has got to be modelled!

I disappear off the face of the earth for a few years and look what I find on my return. Epic find.
by ian holmes
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 26
Views: 2757

Re: Crundells Estate

Really nice looking layout.
by ian holmes
Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Never before seen Purespring Watercress scenes!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 871

Never before seen Purespring Watercress scenes!!!

Going out on a bit of a limb here with a bold statement like that, it is 10 years since I built the layout and that would be the only time you would have seen these scenes. So, while I was working on the layout refurbishment today I had cause to remove the roof of workshop and office as I was planni...
by ian holmes
Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Pepper7 Owners Health
Replies: 47
Views: 8888

Re: Pepper7 Owners Health

stoke_ferry wrote:Good to see Steve at Shepton Mallet today.


Excellent news indeed!
by ian holmes
Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Decauville 40 cm gauge skip photos
Replies: 9
Views: 2581

Re: Decauville 40 cm gauge skip photos

Ditto on the tank wagon. I like that one a lot.
Thanks for going to the trouble of taking the pictures and sharing them.

Ian
by ian holmes
Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A G scale tree
Replies: 8
Views: 1510

Re: A G scale tree

Work continues on the tree for Purespring. This is the material I'm using to cover the wire armature http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p307/lincsguyus/latex.jpg It's what I used on my tiny T scale trees. http://more-t-please.blogspot.com/2008/10/on-my-way-to-forest.html Covering the armature is pre...
by ian holmes
Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 1st gn loco
Replies: 31
Views: 3717

Re: 1st gn loco

Very nice looking. I like the subtle weathering too
by ian holmes
Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:36 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A G scale tree
Replies: 8
Views: 1510

Re: A G scale tree

Well, Simon we have to start somewhere :D
by ian holmes
Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:33 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A G scale tree
Replies: 8
Views: 1510

A G scale tree

Another project for the Purespring renovation is the replacement of the tree in the back left of the cabinet. It's never looked like a proper "tree" and has always bugged me. I've had some experience with the wire armature method on some tiny T scale trees and I figured that being however ...
by ian holmes
Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Porter Air Powered Underground Loco
Replies: 43
Views: 5119

Re: A Porter Air Powered Underground Loco

Great!
by ian holmes
Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Middle Yard
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

Re: The Middle Yard

Any time someone builds a layout that isn't rectangular is fine by me. :D
http://www.iholmes.com/pages/woldfarm/wfm_index.html

Ian
by ian holmes
Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:06 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Porter Air Powered Underground Loco
Replies: 43
Views: 5119

Re: A Porter Air Powered Underground Loco

Nice start. There was a time, many moons ago when compressed air lokeys were quite the popular subject on here.
Looking forward to seeing this build progress.

Ian
by ian holmes
Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale
Replies: 60
Views: 13528

Re: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

Wonderful modeling as usual Franck.
The small detail of all the footprints in the snow makes me smile.

Ian
by ian holmes
Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Gnoteable Anniversary
Replies: 34
Views: 6263

Re: A Gnoteable Anniversary

Super speedy service from Model Railway Imports in Canada meant that the 9mm Romfords arrived today. So I popped a set into the test wagon et voila! A huge improvement. Now I can get on and batch build my wagon fleet. OK only 4 wagons, but you get the idea. (iPhone photos) http://i131.photobucket.co...
by ian holmes
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:17 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Gnoteable Anniversary
Replies: 34
Views: 6263

Re: A Gnoteable Anniversary

Joy of joys! I have even found a dealer in Canada who has 9mm Romford disc wheels in stock. It must be a sign!
by ian holmes
Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:48 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Gnew beginnings?
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

Re: Gnew beginnings?

Come on back in, the water is lovely.
I'm getting back into the swing of things.

Ian
by ian holmes
Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:02 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: 40cm Industrial Railway with loco power ...
Replies: 2
Views: 947

Re: 40cm Industrial Railway with loco power ...

Brilliant! Thanks for sharing

Ian
by ian holmes
Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Gnoteable Anniversary
Replies: 34
Views: 6263

Re: A Gnoteable Anniversary

Colin, axles boxes is a bit of an overstatement really. It doesn't really need much more than what I already have on the model.Though it would be nice to slice a few mm out of the W-iron to be able to model that rubber springing pad. :D http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p307/lincsguyus/aP9160080-1_...
by ian holmes
Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 1/24 Scale Diorama from DownUnder
Replies: 3
Views: 1116

Re: 1/24 Scale Diorama from DownUnder

Not bad. Not bad at all. :shock:
by ian holmes
Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New loco thing
Replies: 14
Views: 2034

Re: New loco thing

Nice. I am reminded of the LIFU locomotive on the Dennis Estates, one of the Lincolnshire Potato Railways.
by ian holmes
Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Gnoteable Anniversary
Replies: 34
Views: 6263

Re: A Gnoteable Anniversary

Progress!!! One of the tasks on my to do list is the construction of some wagons more resembling the prototype. In my "old purchases" bag was the Ratio PW Wagon set. Four wagons just ripe for conversion. Conversion is a bit of a misnomer as all I've used is the solebar/W-iron moulding. The...
by ian holmes
Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:52 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Gnoteable Anniversary
Replies: 34
Views: 6263

Re: A Gnoteable Anniversary

Shamelessly bumping this thread up as I got confirmation from the exhibition manager that Purespring has been accepted at the Granite City Train show, St. Cloud MN on April 18th. I've ironed out the projects that need doing to get the layout "up to snuff". A lot of cleaning and touching up...
by ian holmes
Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: GnAtterBoxes
Topic: APA being withdrawn
Replies: 8
Views: 5393

FWIW and it's really only of any use to me. The IKEA here in Minneapolis is still getting deliveries of APA boxes, including a shipment coming in this week.
by ian holmes
Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Pepper7 Owners Health
Replies: 47
Views: 8888

Pass on my good wishes too. Very concerned by this news of his ill health

Ian

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