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by Sir Briand
Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:05 am
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Good-bye GerryB
Replies: 47
Views: 5388

Re: Good-bye GerryB

Wandered into the site after a long absence and was shattered to find out about Gerry from himself. Looking at my Profile i see I joined this August body on May 19 2003 so I see I actually joined just before Gerry. I met Gerry in person at least a couple of times at events in the UK. There was one a...
by Sir Briand
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Painting figures - how do you do it?
Replies: 11
Views: 1987

Re: Painting figures - how do you do it?

Visit http://www.brifayle.ca for another idea. This gives you the all important edge and fold shadows. Yes. I know it is eons since I have said anything on this site but I am still around and still showing Gn15 at shows here in Southern Ontario. Should probably have directed you to the figure painti...
by Sir Briand
Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pender Street Mills at NMRA Convention
Replies: 10
Views: 6553

Stunning :shock:
by Sir Briand
Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:30 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pender Street Mills at NMRA Convention
Replies: 10
Views: 6553

You are quite right. It is the type writer that people are looking at :roll:
by Sir Briand
Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pender Street Mills at NMRA Convention
Replies: 10
Views: 6553

Interesting to see the changes made to the layout since my preceding post about it as I saw it a few years ago.

Definitely approve of the office secretary :wink:
by Sir Briand
Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:25 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Pepper7 updated
Replies: 32
Views: 9404

Love the new site Steve. A good example of the KISS principle :)
by Sir Briand
Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pender Street Mills at NMRA Convention
Replies: 10
Views: 6553

To have a good look at this delightful layout go to:

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=2635&highlight=pender+street+mill

Be warned, this might take you away from the forum so you have to find your way back here. At least it does for me.
by Sir Briand
Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Unidentified Lister
Replies: 64
Views: 25521

Lister parts catalogue

Just stumbled across this topic.I grew up in Dursley where my Father was a GP from 1930 to 1965 so have fond memories of Listers, the Lister family and some of their daughters :D If anyone is interested in one of these let me know and I can send you a copy. It lists all the parts as far as I can tel...
by Sir Briand
Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Greenhouse Sidings by Richard Andrews
Replies: 53
Views: 27354

OK. I know it is probably a bit late to comment on Richard's latest but I am going to anyway. :lol: I have been following Richard's layouts for a long time and have always admired the original thinking and really quite simple way he pulls off his delightful offerings. This one is another classic. Th...
by Sir Briand
Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 177413

PolyInstafil would have been a whole lot simpler :P

Just stopped by after a long absence and it is great to see you are still at it as inspirational as ever.
by Sir Briand
Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Quayside in a suitcase...
Replies: 337
Views: 118233

Wow :shock: What a difference that has made Ian. From a normal viewing distance, and with some added weathering, the "blocky appearance" should almost disappear. Anyway, should be way better than it was before to the nitpickers :)
by Sir Briand
Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Quayside in a suitcase...
Replies: 337
Views: 118233

Problem solved :roll: Great idea.
by Sir Briand
Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Quayside in a suitcase...
Replies: 337
Views: 118233

I hate to be a spoilsport but for an old building like that shouldn't the brick pattern be a mix of strechers and headers? Granted it is a small building but still......
by Sir Briand
Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Backscenes on small layouts
Replies: 14
Views: 5873

Actually Juergen interaction with viewers was high and officially encouraged. I have always made a point of engaging with viewers. Apart from anything else the unexpected information I have gotten about all sorts of things has been well worth the effort. :D
by Sir Briand
Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Backscenes on small layouts
Replies: 14
Views: 5873

Sir Briand, What is the top lighting cabinet made out of? It looks like it has steel framing in it?? It looks fairly substantial in weight terms, and is only supported at the back, so would have a tendency to fall forward. So does it 'free' stand supporting its own weight? or is it bolted to the la...
by Sir Briand
Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Backscenes on small layouts
Replies: 14
Views: 5873

Thanks for the link Professor. Lots of interesting reading there.
by Sir Briand
Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Backscenes on small layouts
Replies: 14
Views: 5873

Right up my alley :lol: . Backscenes should be a very important part of any portable layout. For years I have been advocating avoiding straight lines on backboards. Straight lines do not occur in nature. Softening the top edge of a backboard by making it slightly curvy makes a HUGE difference to the...
by Sir Briand
Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 177413

Stopped by for the first time in months and it was like stepping back into a time mchine :shock:  Macton Works and Mayang textures :shock:  Thanks for the link to the other site. Great stuff there.  Must confess I have not been doing much modeling these days as I got interested in 2D art a couple of...
by Sir Briand
Sun May 09, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Quayside in a suitcase...
Replies: 337
Views: 118233

Ian Too bad you don't live in Canada or the USA. There is some handy stuff available on this side of the pond called "PoliInstafil" which is ideal for doing cobblestones and the like. Well the trip out West was relaxing, and I am ever glad we missed the mighty snowfall in Edmonton. :D So n...
by Sir Briand
Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Keeping Track Clean - Graphite stick
Replies: 33
Views: 13587

The subject gets murkier, or should it be gummier?:roll: I forwarded on Steve's post of Aug 16 in which he mentioned the gent he got the graphite idea from had worked on Lightnings. A fellow modeller (OO but I don't hold that against him :lol: ) has worked in the aircraft industry for years. His la...
by Sir Briand
Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 156
Views: 67372

:? Don't build it on legs... you need some baseboard on which to 'catch' any derailments. A 4" fall to the table top, is less damaging than a 3' fall to the floor. :!: The Narrow Gauge Madness gang here in the wilds of Ontario have pretty much settled on tabletop layouts. Makes for easy constr...
by Sir Briand
Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:07 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Keeping Track Clean - Graphite stick
Replies: 33
Views: 13587

Thanks Steve for those very interesting contributions.

I personally prefer a short graphite stick because I find it difficult to use a carpenters pencil in a tunnel and the stick halves the time it needs to do the job as I can do 2 rails at a time 8)
by Sir Briand
Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Keeping Track Clean - Graphite stick
Replies: 33
Views: 13587

As one of Steve's early disciples I can't imagine why my name hasn't appeared on this thread before :shock: It all started with Underneath the Arches. The upper loop is On9. The locos are Avalon ones on teeny 0-6-0 mechanisms with NO weight, or at least nothing to boast about. It didn't matter what ...
by Sir Briand
Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:14 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Simplicity Sidings
Replies: 522
Views: 200864

Here I was idly looking at my Bookmark Bar and decided to click on Gn15. Big mistake :shock:. Almost enough to get me back into the 4D world :roll: .

That is awesome stuff that Norwegian produces. Must be those long dark winter nights.

Glad to see your name popping up again Steve.
by Sir Briand
Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:39 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Limit, Pick & Shoehorn RR -- Dallas M's layout project
Replies: 113
Views: 45604

Dallas Just logged in after a short absence and am delighted that you have finally seen the light :D :D :D . Personally I like the critter with the small trucks and hefty sideframes on them showing between hefty sideframes on the loco. Heavy hauler steamers in the UK always had small drivers. Big dr...

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