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by scott b
Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:03 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 19541

Love it! Just keeps getting better. You do so much with so little, meaning you know when to stop. It is a hard skill to master. The small details like the stone wall with the falling stones looks really convincing.
What size rail are you using? and did you scratch build the ground throw?

Scott
by scott b
Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:58 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ten Years After
Replies: 11
Views: 3067

I saw your post and thought "i wonder how long I`ve been here. 10 years to the month! SO... happy anniversary to you louvain and thank you to everyone else for mentoring, suggesting, prodding, cajoling, kidding and being helpful and even though I have never met you I consider many friends, and ...
by scott b
Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:16 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Canadian Narrow Gauge
Replies: 2
Views: 1276

I have to give you sad news, there is none. Lots of railway, no narrow gauge. However if you go to Ottawa there is a Science and technology museum that does have a few bits of 3ft narrow gauge from Newfoundland. There oddly enough is a science center in Toronto with a Welsh Quarry locomotive which w...
by scott b
Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Something or Nothing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1661

When I was making kits they were meant as a representation of the prototype but not a mini copy. Much of what we build represents things that were not built in huge numbers and because of that there were running changes and homebuilt fixes so when ever I was told "thats not how it is" I wo...
by scott b
Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:19 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Realistic track
Replies: 7
Views: 2573

In the past I have used peco code 100 flextrack, removed about 1/3 of all the ties then cut all the connecting hidden web bits off. I then pair up the remaining ties glue them together making a single wider tie and space them a scale foot or whatever you want the spacing to be. Then you have the mor...
by scott b
Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: A message for Scott B
Replies: 4
Views: 1742

Yes thanks, I did see it and have contacted all involved.
by scott b
Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: woolacombe layout at 7/8 th scale
Replies: 115
Views: 45836

I love the layout, you have a great ability to blend the 2 dimension into the 3 dimension seamlessly which most of us have trouble with, very good work. Bob and Doug are a little beyond their scope though, unless you are looking for a derailed loco, both by now would be looking for their smokes and ...
by scott b
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:53 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Old World Charm
Replies: 160
Views: 51201

Your work on the rocks is perfect even the way they look more smooth at the water line than at the top parts. I did not see where you were going with the water and the first pics of the gloss gel had me confused but wow it looks great, I am going to give it a shot with my own layout to give my water...
by scott b
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:44 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 182613

I like he way mark III is going, you have the inset track down to a science, it does look incredible I want to do a scene in a warehouse just so I can try it. Now to the other thing I think this layout is a record on the Gnatterbox, it is nearly 7 years and it is about 1/2 way finished, most model r...
by scott b
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:33 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Saving rubber
Replies: 4
Views: 2221

Saving rubber

I have an old truck model I am trying to rescue, 1920s kind of thing with rubber tires, they have micro cracks in them and I had to rebuild the wheels and I am worried the tires are going to crack. Any ideas on getting some more life out of them?
by scott b
Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:42 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 182613

So I`m not the only one who disappears for a year! I have to weigh in here, my favourite part of the layout, of which there is much to be said, is the walkway and now it is gone! I am going to lodge a complaint with the head office! Now where would that be and I will proceed there forthwith! Liked t...
by scott b
Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: I`m on a boat
Replies: 22
Views: 9738

The other day I checked all the model kits (cars) I had on hand and found between all the decals in the kits I could cobble together with some cutting and creating a fairly good sign for the boat. The main one had some good business type letters with some good looking pinstriping and other good look...
by scott b
Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:36 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Scott's Simplex
Replies: 5
Views: 2763

Scott did not do the rust that is all Les, it left here bits of white plastic! Clean white plastic! Les must have left it outside without a primer coat. :lol:
Nice work Les, the cab really gives it a different character.
by scott b
Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Prefab WW1 track
Replies: 9
Views: 4032

(F) Prefab WW1 track

Does anyone have any pictures of the sectional track used in WW1? I found a picture of a loop of track with a switch that was posted a year or two ago but I am looking for good pictures of Decauville or Jubilee track sections and turnouts. I have the book "Narrow Gauge to No Mans Land" and...
by scott b
Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:37 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Mining loco BBA 360 / 660 drawings and models
Replies: 30
Views: 16519

Thanks Henrik, that clears it up for me and gives me an idea. It is a good scale, big enough for lots of detail, small enough so the space can still be small. Beautiful work.
by scott b
Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:24 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Wallace and Gromit loco
Replies: 16
Views: 7822

Where is the cheese stored?
by scott b
Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Mining loco BBA 360 / 660 drawings and models
Replies: 30
Views: 16519

Henrik, I love the model and the material really gives that semi pitted old steel look, very effective. Could you show us a pic with some figure and perhaps a ruler so we can get an idea of size, all these numbers make my brain float away :?
by scott b
Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: I`m on a boat
Replies: 22
Views: 9738

As the boat was just an element on my layout which I had hoped would be a fairly quick build, I did make some design compromises and the multishaped bow was one of them as you can see. I did not make it longer Paul as I had originally intended to have another small row boat tied off at the dock in f...
by scott b
Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:47 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: I`m on a boat
Replies: 22
Views: 9738

Did some more painting and added some more details to the boat, the back, http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/bsbss/DSCF9085.jpg view inside of the stove, http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/bsbss/DSCF9087.jpg side view, http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/bsbss/DSCF9094.jpg as you see I put the ...
by scott b
Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:03 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: I`m on a boat
Replies: 22
Views: 9738

I`m on a boat

Started making an abbreviated narrowboat for my shelf layout/party size pizza, the layout is a back alley dockside kind of thing and I loved the Narrow boats since a few of you started making them a few years ago. built the base out of Gatorboard, sort of a heavy duty foam board. http://i2.photobuck...
by scott b
Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:47 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The trains go round and round
Replies: 9
Views: 5217

Got around to doing some work on the party size pizza then got around to downloading the pictures I took, so here are some progress shots, from the left, http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/bsbss/DSCF9222.jpg right side, http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/bsbss/DSCF9009-3.jpg length from left, ht...
by scott b
Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Gem-u-Nine
Replies: 57
Views: 27798

Perhaps you could use headphone plugs and sockets to line up, make a firm connection and carry power, just thought, perhaps only one at the back and then just plastic tubing for the opposite corner so it would not be so had to remove.
by scott b
Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Strawberry Mountain
Replies: 149
Views: 61744

Charming!
by scott b
Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tea box critter Gn15
Replies: 26
Views: 9264

So you posted at 10:34, are you done yet? :wink: it`s like watching speed modeling :shock:
by scott b
Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Barton Ings Tile Works
Replies: 215
Views: 83779

Backdrop makes a big difference, sort of focus the viewer on the layout not what is for sale on the booth behind you. The pictures they take (and they will) will be better as well again showing your layout and not your belt buckle. They only thing you have to be careful with is distance of the trees...

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