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by AndyA
Thu May 12, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: 3-D printed Gn15 steam locos
Replies: 96
Views: 14678

Re: 3-D printed Gn15 steam locos

Yes, I haven't been 'active' for a while on the list. Strange how personal life can interrupt your work. Simon, your really narrow gauge track is good and I've now after six months figured out a way to make the Ria model I intended it for. I got distracted. In Strasbourg I met an AI PhD student I'd ...
by AndyA
Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Preparing cardstock models for painting
Replies: 2
Views: 798

Re: Preparing cardstock models for painting

I use a commercial brand of 'sanding sealer'. Does the same job rather more simply but I've been told off a couple of times on here for recommending the stuff because if you don't work out of doors or follow the instructions to the letter the fumes can be noxious (literally in the case of one member...
by AndyA
Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: New web pages for my 3D printed items
Replies: 21
Views: 2482

Re: New web pages for my 3D printed items

A pack of the 6.5 mil code 75 arrived this morning. I can attest that it actually works with code 60 rail with a little bodging. Not cheap, but probably cheaper than when I find a Z mechanism small enough to fit under the Nm 'Pop' that I'm building - or at least designing. Good stuff. Even my wife w...
by AndyA
Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: New web pages for my 3D printed items
Replies: 21
Views: 2482

Re: New web pages for my 3D printed items

Having spent every morning in Wales while my wife was showering re-writing the Mutsu Bay project I now see (if I'm reading the site correctly) that you have an RH point in the 6.5 mil range. Is this actually available? Also, I'm thinking of shimming the bottom of the rail trough. When I recover from...
by AndyA
Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: New web pages for my 3D printed items
Replies: 21
Views: 2482

Re: New web pages for my 3D printed items

Sorry for cluttering up this thread but I couldn't find any more obvious place to post this and I thought a few other people might be interested. Two questions about your paved trackwork (and yes, the web-site is very fine, speaking as a designer): first, is there any reason why, If I discard the ac...
by AndyA
Tue May 05, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Challengnes
Topic: 2015 challenge
Replies: 45
Views: 4659

Re: 2015 challenge

Okay. After something like two years, I'm back. Long story, but I'm okay. I'm in. I was going to finish Seal Point, and the rebuilt Amos Gnollys, and I have a project (literally) bequeathed to me by the late Pete Humby. But if you'll excuse the attitude, I think starting something from scratch would...
by AndyA
Tue May 05, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: interesting new motor chassis from Japan
Replies: 4
Views: 1311

Re: interesting new motor chassis from Japan

It's currently sold out, even in Japan. But it looks good and I'm trying to find a place to put a back-order. The home site only allows you to register so they'll send you an email when it's available again.

regards
Andy A
by AndyA
Sun May 12, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: got to get new antivirus, what do I want?
Replies: 10
Views: 3771

I use AVG for virus and Comodo for a firewall, with a Spybot scan once a week. All are free if you persist hard enough, and I've never had a problem since I set-up with these three.

regards
Andy A
by AndyA
Sun May 12, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: The Eagle has Landed
Replies: 13
Views: 4024

For me, a small piece of nostalgia. At some ungodl hour in the morning I was watching it in the window of a radio television shop in Blankenberge (Belgium). The owner had wonderfully left the televisions on. We went back there a couple of years ago. It's now a baker's shop, but the croissants were v...
by AndyA
Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: SURVEY - A few questions about model kits
Replies: 11
Views: 2867

Re: SURVEY - A few questions about model kits

One. Resin for locomotives, laser-cut timber for the rest, if I could afford/justify it. Two. I'll use whatever I can get my hands on, because making stuff absolutely from scratch isn't my strong suit:), but there really aren't a lot of kits out there anywhere close to what I want. Three... Please ...
by AndyA
Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Newbie Introduction & first questions?
Replies: 5
Views: 3013

Welcome back, Steve. Might I suggest a look at Steve Bennet's 'Simplicity Sidings' concept. Just three lengths of straight track, at its most basic, with a 'baseboard' made from foam-board and card. A bit less than a tenner over here in the UK even if you have to buy everything new. The concept and ...
by AndyA
Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Far Tottering & Oyster Creek Railway
Replies: 1
Views: 1248

Yep, bought it (a rare treat when a client stays in business long enough to pay me) for the Samson article, then discovered a Sentinel in baroque style and a rather neat article on Emmet. Wish I could afford the Smallbrook stuff. I keep thinking of having a go at something like that and then realisi...
by AndyA
Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: GnAtterBoxes
Topic: Progress?
Replies: 17
Views: 9704

As one who is gnot gnew to this but still hasn't actually finished a module, within limits the distance front to back of the openings is up to you. I have one under construction where the centreline is just three inches from the back, one where it's four inches from the front, and one (my first desi...
by AndyA
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 1/16 CAT-style forklift truck on rails
Replies: 29
Views: 13041

Re: 1/16 CAT-style forklift truck on rails

My mock up is built from grey cardboard and printed white cardboard. The drawings I made in MS PowerPoint® ... as usually. This is not a model, just built for proportion checks and for "get the right feeling". The modell itself will be build from styrene. The sleepers on the pics are the ...
by AndyA
Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: LEGO takes on minimum gauge
Replies: 7
Views: 6499

Re: LEGO takes on minimum gauge

Spotted this in the shops the other day: ... Is this the first LEGO narrow gauge train ever in a commercial set? Looking pretty good either way! Nope, Indiana Jones had one, and I think Batman as well. I seem to remember someone doing a creditable 'Polar Bear' on one of the chassis. Problem I've al...
by AndyA
Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Industrial gnine
Replies: 78
Views: 43142

Thank you so much for your comment Andy i in turn have enjoyed your wonderful work over the years..... After I started the Larger version it didn't feel right when compared to the wagons it would push around... So i based it on my Tiny engines only a little wider and longer I don't think i'll go wi...
by AndyA
Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 176018

Good to see Macton back, Michael. You've also given me the impetus to go back and rework one of a number of projects that have been damaged over the years. I tend to get depressed when that happens and leave it 'for later'.

regards
Andy A
by AndyA
Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Industrial gnine
Replies: 78
Views: 43142

Looking very good indeed. Just as when I went to Spain and discovered that Chris had done a much better version, my hat is off to you as well. I'll also say that three times width a simply a guideline, the original prototype was significantly wider gauge. And since it doesn't seem too clear from thi...
by AndyA
Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Scratch building a loco??
Replies: 13
Views: 5711

Andy if I build a loco for GNine then I have a kato 4 wheel chassis. For 16.5 gauge I have a number of "bec" motor bogies. I would be grateful if you show me how to do it myself. John Yep, if we take it gently you'll be fine. I think it was 'LBSC', the model engineer, who said something t...
by AndyA
Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Scratch building a loco??
Replies: 13
Views: 5711

Whilst I'm also normally of the 'Make it up as you go along' school, I can probably either provide a drawing for you, or, potentially more usefully, show you how to do it yourself. First, though, what sort of thing are you looking for, or what chassis are you intending using. I have what may be the ...
by AndyA
Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: GnAtterBoxes
Topic: (F) Seal Point -- APA
Replies: 7
Views: 9173

Okay, it's been a fortnight, interrupted by an ISP outage that lasted almost a week, and some work. But I've got a little bit done, which I thought I'd post before closing the 'puter down for going on holiday... http://www.pd49.dial.pipex.com/sealpoint/bilder/islands_4.jpg The islands are done, and ...
by AndyA
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: GnAtterBoxes
Topic: (F) Seal Point -- APA
Replies: 7
Views: 9173

Oh, I'm only about five hours in, in terms of work time, but I was slightly disappointed not to make it in a single day. Well on track to finish by four, giving me time to clear up properly before SWMBO gets home. Here's the revised shack. I need to get that rigid so that I can make the wooden found...
by AndyA
Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: GnAtterBoxes
Topic: (F) Seal Point -- APA
Replies: 7
Views: 9173

Right, it was 8/8 overcast this morning, so too dark to start work early enough to meet the 7AM deadline, so I made tea and got up in a leisurely fashion. The islands were still fairly shiny, which I've fixed, and I've re-cut the pieces for the shed (I'd measured it so it would go on the island, but...
by AndyA
Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: GnAtterBoxes
Topic: (F) Seal Point -- APA
Replies: 7
Views: 9173

I've made a crass measuring error on the little shed - easy enough to fix but I'm obviously, even by my standards, losing my touch. And I like what I've got too much to want to wreck it. So I'll head back to the pub for a brief nightcap, get an early night and if I wake up in the morning, see if I c...
by AndyA
Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: GnAtterBoxes
Topic: (F) Seal Point -- APA
Replies: 7
Views: 9173

Okay, I've finished the sandwiches for the "islands" either end of the "bridge". When I finally trimmed it and got everything together to measure it, it turned out that the shim required is a mere 2.5mm, which by my standards is pretty accurate. http://www.pd49.dial.pipex.com/sea...

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