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by MilesB
Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Japanese Human Powered Tramways
Replies: 1
Views: 2051

(F) Japanese Human Powered Tramways

I haven't seen a link to this site here before (but stand to be corrected). A bit of internet surfing led me to this lot (and no, I can't remember how I got here): http://www.kk-net.com/~tabuchi/JINSHA.htm It's all in Japanese -- but just clicking your way along the blue buttons at the top takes you...
by MilesB
Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smallbrook Studio COLUMBINE Germanized
Replies: 22
Views: 15107

Just a quick search: Black was chosen because - it avoided expensive foreign pigments - black wouldn`t turn shabby in operation compared to green (Source: http://www.drehscheibe-foren.de/foren/read.php?17,4721073,page=all , posting 11.03.10 23:41) sorry, german only Regards, Harald Interesting. I'v...
by MilesB
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Motorbikes
Replies: 20
Views: 8916

In UK there are a lot of bikers who think they have the right to weave inbetween stationary and slow moving traffic. Actually they do - it's called 'overtaking'. It should be done cerefully and with consideration (which some bikers don't seem to have a lot of) but as long as a solid white line is n...
by MilesB
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Motorbikes
Replies: 20
Views: 8916

I actually bought two Moto Guzzis for the layout which was just as well as I dropped one and bits fell off it. The engine might now feature in a freelance loco? Would look so cool to see that transverse V twin sticking out the sides. Yeah - it's called a Heisler :lol: Miles (Who has a real Guzzi th...
by MilesB
Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Coupler type...???
Replies: 2
Views: 2466

"Link-and-Pin" centre buffer-coupler.
by MilesB
Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Beyer Peacock Archive
Replies: 11
Views: 9768

(F) Beyer Peacock Archive

If you aren’t already aware, the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) now has Beyer Peacock drawings and photos online. There is a search page: http://emu.msim.org.uk/htmlmn/collections/online/search.php?type=images. Choose "Beyer Peacock" in the drop down list of collection na...
by MilesB
Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: (F) Wheelbase less than gauge?
Replies: 8
Views: 8672

From memory there was at least one standard Bagnall 7" saddle tank (7" refers to the cyclinder diameter) which have a 3'0" wheelbase, but was built (or rebuilt) to run on the Whitehaven Lime Co.s 4'0" gauge line at Nantmawr, at the east end of the Tanat Valley. Thats a gauge 33% ...
by MilesB
Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sources of figures
Replies: 446
Views: 249651

1:29 Scale

Does anyone know a good source of 1:29 scale figures, or have pictures of the Aristocraft ones?

Miles
by MilesB
Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: amoured train 15'' romney hyde
Replies: 87
Views: 38171

DCRfan wrote:And of course a model of Scooter in WD gray
http://www.photosbyjosh.fotopic.net/c1509399.html

And the next image... the covers are off, to reveal an armoured loco and wagon!
by MilesB
Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Chipping Clinker Engine Shed - Simplicity sidings style
Replies: 41
Views: 25941

Mark Absolutely fabulous - a pleasure to see it. Looking forward to what comes next. Now all can see this superb Diorama, shame the judges weren't of the same opinion. As one of the judges for the Reiner Hendricksen Trophy, I'm very glad I wasn't judging the Dave Brewer Challenge - the standard of a...
by MilesB
Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Baby Alice, and some quarry wagons
Replies: 95
Views: 39702

Scale? A nominal 1:24, although it's not really a scale model Hunslet of course, more a freelance loco based on them as it's a narrower gauge. I based it on a side view of Velinheli (in the booklet "Slates to Velinheli") - this was printed at about 2' 6" to the inch, but I used it as...
by MilesB
Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Baby Alice, and some quarry wagons
Replies: 95
Views: 39702

Ian I really like this - a fine bit of modelling, but one thing that hasn't been mentioned is what scale this is? and don't say 'G'... is it 1:22.5 or 1:24? Can we see the finished model with it's driver please, just to get a proper sense of proportion? What couplings are you planning on using? Miles
by MilesB
Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: What can I do with Hornby Caledonian Railways 0-4-0 chassis
Replies: 25
Views: 15684

Herewith rough drawing of my first proposed GN15 loco, on a Hornby 0-4-0 chassis, and with lots of help from Richard Williams article in recent RM: http://my.gn15.info/loco_no1_dwg.jpg I would appreciate any comments OK, bearing in mind that you asked... What on earth is the triangular protuberance...
by MilesB
Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: How narrow can a B'mann Davenport go?
Replies: 16
Views: 11008

but I had a SW1200 on the bench, and the lengths look to <just> match to me... However, as aluded to by the subject line, I agree that without some centreline sectioning, the stock body appears simply too wide/too top-heavy... I'm sure I've seen this done... Brian (from Canada) on this forum? Miles
by MilesB
Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: What can I do with Hornby Caledonian Railways 0-4-0 chassis
Replies: 25
Views: 15684

Pandy wrote:Hi, not familiar with the Caledonian chassis but, as for the Smokey Joe, we have a few ideas aimed at that particular chassis

Smokey Joe is the Caledonian Pug in a different livery...
by MilesB
Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Articulated Porter ????
Replies: 21
Views: 8304

Re: Articulation

Porter tried to get away with a fixed truck mounting, by removing the flanges on the second set of drivers. This was not popular with those who had to drive the beast... This method was also used on the original 2'0" gauge Forneys for the Billerica & Bedford RR. When the locos went to the ...
by MilesB
Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Baby Bagnalls
Replies: 12
Views: 14423

These locos were 18" gauge. Only about 6 were made and they had 2 of them. Laurie, Brede only ever had the one locomotive, a standard Bagnall saddle tank. It was later rebuilt with an odd cistern type water tank and an enclosed cab -- but it was the same loco. I have loads of info on this line...
by MilesB
Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Fleischmann "Magic train"
Replies: 14
Views: 9591

Re: Magic Train - No more???

I note from another Forum posted by a German modeller that Magic Train items are no longer produced since the take over by the Austrian/German company of Modelleisenbahn Holding GmbH(Own Roco) last February. Quote from Ralph Tonner yesterday: "He is now busy reorganizing the several "Flei...
by MilesB
Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hello
Replies: 19
Views: 12016

Re: Horwich locos

Does anyone do a Horwich loco kit???? Not in 'G' scale, although I know of at least two models. If you use the 'Search' facility you may find smething on the one that Christoher Payne made for his 1:25 scale Suton Wharf layout. And welcome - I'm well aware of your own modelling in 7/8" scale, ...
by MilesB
Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: My Tiny
Replies: 28
Views: 16600

Steve Bennett wrote:Hi John, you wont find the Gnine range on Pepper7 yet, but you can find what is currently available here
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=2685

Should be some more new bits in a few weeks :wink:

Just in time for ExpoNG ?
by MilesB
Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GN15 Nellie
Replies: 42
Views: 29497

Be interesting to see the passengers...
by MilesB
Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Kitlands Light Railway
Replies: 8
Views: 12005

I like the 'mishap' at the end with the new loco - featuring Giles Barnaby at the controls...

It's Andrew Knight's garden line - the shorts were a dead givaway!
http://www.wrgrail.gp.btinternet.co.uk/images/KLR.jpg
by MilesB
Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 196
Views: 82241

Re: A New Foreign Layout

DCRfan wrote:I started the baseboard which will be the first of a modular estate tramway. Set somewhere in Britain it is the first foreign layout I've ever started :o

Foreign ? :wink:
by MilesB
Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Nick's G12 models
Replies: 139
Views: 52129

dr5euss wrote:
Nick Ellingworth wrote:The scenic item is a 1926 Brough Superior SS100.

It's a motorbike! 8)

Are you gonna give it some weathering?

Weather a Brough :shock: - It should be kept immaculate... the real things are worth a fortune 8)
by MilesB
Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: (F) NG and miniature in Shropshire for inspiration
Replies: 3
Views: 6642

South side of Abbey Foregate, just east of the Abbey. Through an arch to the south of the road. One track starts the other side of the arch, running down the left hand side of the passageway - semaphore signal (!) and RH point leading to siding that swung across to the right and into a building. All...

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