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by AndyTee
Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ambasador Works... Chocolate Box Micro
Replies: 149
Views: 72967

Absolutely love it - maybe a fence of some sort across the front would give some meaning to the pillar??
by AndyTee
Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:43 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Underground Ernie as a powerplant...with louvres!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 4305

At the risk of wandering slightly off-topic, what is the source of the original model I see in so many threads??
by AndyTee
Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:38 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Freelance Critter...
Replies: 20
Views: 9867

I scribe 'woodgrain' with one of those cheap snap-blade knives. I just drag the edge of the tip gently along the strip. If the angle is right it lifts a neat spiral of swarf with no raised edges to clean up. I normally drag a piece of fairly course sandpaper along the grain afterwards anyway to take...
by AndyTee
Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:40 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Freelance Critter...
Replies: 20
Views: 9867

Finished a couple of flats to give the little Hammond a reason-to-be... http://checkrail.com/images/Two/flats2/bheadflat01.jpg http://checkrail.com/images/Two/flats2/swbflat01.jpg They are scratch built in styrene, although style and proportions are pretty much a pinch from Steve's stuff. They might...
by AndyTee
Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Freelance Critter...
Replies: 20
Views: 9867

Definitely Ratio - OO scale 9' wheelbase chassis kit (Kit #570). Peco have acquired both Wills and Ratio recently and apparently have a marketing policy which excludes retailers who sell on-line, which has made them harder to come by. My LHS keeps then in stock. I use them in 4mm scale std gauge, an...
by AndyTee
Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Freelance Critter...
Replies: 20
Views: 9867

That is much what I do - the kit parts I use are the floor and a one-piece moulding for each side which contains the solebars and axleboxes. I assemble the three parts as intended, including metal wheels (kit wheels are plastic) and bearings. Assembling the kit as intended ensures everything is squa...
by AndyTee
Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Freelance Critter...
Replies: 20
Views: 9867

Thanks for the welcome folks :) There are 'warts' (with or without toads): mostly a lot of detail lacks 'chunkiness' because the chassis and bonnet were originally 1/35 scale - I may in fact rebuild the bonnet, but I am stuck with the chassis. Louver(re)s using Dallas' method would be better. The ph...
by AndyTee
Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Freelance Critter...
Replies: 20
Views: 9867

Freelance Critter...

Folks who have been around for a while may remember me - I dropped in for a while about 5 years ago, built a few models and slipped quietly away. I have popped into the forum a couple of times over the intervening years, but have never really gotten involved again. I have however been lurking around...
by AndyTee
Mon Sep 12, 2005 10:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Prestressed Concrete Bridge
Replies: 5
Views: 3727

Back in 4mm days I used to model concrete lintels and the like by brushing a soupy poly-filla mix over a card base. The texture was massively overscale in 4mm, but with a bit of drybrushing it looked fine from a distance. In G the texture would stand closer scrutiny, so short answer: Soupy plaster o...
by AndyTee
Sun Apr 11, 2004 9:08 pm
Forum: Things I've done
Topic: Who wants some gnice (free-ish) website content?
Replies: 11
Views: 13083

2. Thanks! :lol: 3. It's a personal thing, I know, but the 'hint' one deffinitely looks beter to me. Haven't seen the others though. 4. Will get to it soon - or then I could probably stick all three side by side, couldn't I :D Tweakable version.....hmmmm, maybe, but then it probably should look more...
by AndyTee
Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:04 pm
Forum: Things I've done
Topic: Who wants some gnice (free-ish) website content?
Replies: 11
Views: 13083

OK Emrys, I put one of them here: http://gn15.ozforces.com.au/links.htm down at the bottom of the page - it's buried in the bowels for the moment, I will put it somewhere 'nicer' when I get time to rearrange a page to suit. Couple of problems: 1. Copy and paste into html editor, <> brackets come up ...
by AndyTee
Sat Apr 10, 2004 9:54 pm
Forum: Things I've done
Topic: Who wants some gnice (free-ish) website content?
Replies: 11
Views: 13083

That much :( Hmmmm, I dunno, Emrys.............

:lol: OK! I'm in!
by AndyTee
Sat Apr 10, 2004 9:03 am
Forum: Things I've done
Topic: Who wants some gnice (free-ish) website content?
Replies: 11
Views: 13083

Why not - depending on how much space it chews up - I'm almost out of the free-with-the-dialup allocation :(
by AndyTee
Mon Mar 22, 2004 8:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Hands On Operation - couplings?
Replies: 9
Views: 7812

Hey Miles! I have sung the praises of KD' couplings elsewhere in these pages. It's a statement of the bleeding obvious to point out that they are designed as 'automatic' couplings, but I have in the past had several discussions with folks of the 'hands-on' persuasion who use KD couplings as manual c...
by AndyTee
Sun Jan 18, 2004 9:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Grassy track
Replies: 29
Views: 19713

:idea: haven't tried this but it occurs to me that if you cut a single long strip of lint to fit between the rails but only put the glue where you want the grass (ie in the spaces between the sleepers) you'd get the effect whilst minimising the 'fiddle'......

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