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by KeithB
Fri May 13, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: can you tell what it is yet?
Replies: 30
Views: 12881

by KeithB
Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: C Rapper & Sons, Sanitary Ware Manufacturers
Replies: 18
Views: 10190

Not being one to miss a chance to do some serious research, this thread lead me to:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Crapper

...which in turn lead me to:

http://www.thomas-crapper.com/
by KeithB
Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: (F) OO9 Locos
Replies: 2
Views: 4461

(F) OO9 Locos

Does anyone know a source of OO9 British outline small diesel/petrol locos? Either R-T-R (preferred) or simple kits.

Question is from a modelling colleague in Canada who doesn't have Internet access.

He is aware of the Nigel Lawton Simplex kit.
by KeithB
Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: (M) 1:24 Accessories
Replies: 0
Views: 1932

(M) 1:24 Accessories

At a show yesterday I found a dealer selling items from the following: http://www.americandiorama.com http://www.phoenixtoys.com I have looked at both web-pages and am a bit disappointed with the American Diorama one - the dealer had MANY more items than shown on the web site so it might be worth tr...
by KeithB
Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: First project
Replies: 26
Views: 9851

Artizen wrote:BTW KeithB - names like the schist business are quite common in NZ. The country has a definite irreverent sense of humour!!!! Good find. :D


Ah - so the Politically Correct Police haven't got to your area yet! :lol:
by KeithB
Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: First project
Replies: 26
Views: 9851

I know I've brought this one up before, but you could always model a mine for schist rock which is used as a decorative material - and here's the name for the layout: http://www.schist.co.nz/
by KeithB
Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: I've got a 2x4
Replies: 11
Views: 4936

[quote="kf4mat... I think the game is a foot.[/quote]

Actually it's 2 feet by 4 feet.....oh, I see what you mean - sorry! :roll:
by KeithB
Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:18 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: I've got a 2x4
Replies: 11
Views: 4936

How about putting a backscene down the middle and having two different scenes, one each side? You could have a clay-pit or similar one side and, say, a brickworks the other. To disguise the track going round the edge of the backscene you could have a loco shed with the "main line" running ...
by KeithB
Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: "The Bottom Yard"
Replies: 66
Views: 24207

I've got one of those in my basement - heavy bu**er too - takes two people to move it even though it's on wheels!

No way I'm getting it up the stairs if we ever move house....
by KeithB
Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 280
Views: 141351

Broadoak wrote:The next shunting locomotive is not to be taken seriously....It’s a device I really don’t think there is a prototype for!


NEVER say that on this Forum! You are now responsible for Gnutters worldwide spending hours scouring the Internet to prove you wrong!! :lol:
by KeithB
Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: (F) Standard-Gauge Compressed-Air Loco
Replies: 0
Views: 2463

(F) Standard-Gauge Compressed-Air Loco

Knowing that several Gnutters are connoisseurs of weird and wonderful locos. I thought the loco shown here might be of interest: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CompressedAirLocomotive_Section1_AdolpheBraun1811to1877.jpg There's nothing to be gained by explaining how I ended up on this page while ...
by KeithB
Tue May 18, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 1/24 Garden Birds
Replies: 77
Views: 43294

Welcome back, Tracey - glad you're feeling better.
by KeithB
Thu May 13, 2010 3:39 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: (F) County Gate layout
Replies: 1
Views: 5945

(F) County Gate layout

Some of our UK members have probably seen this before, but I thought I would share this web-site with the group:

http://www.009.cd2.com/

Some really impressive modelling skills!
by KeithB
Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:43 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Hythe Pier Locomotive
Replies: 1
Views: 2649

by KeithB
Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Cunning removable load methods
Replies: 12
Views: 4799

I'm not sure of the configuration of your layout and whether you have a hidden fiddle-yard, but I saw once a layout that had a continuous circuit (i.e. Pizza) layout with a backscene down the middle. By using parallel sidings behind the backscene and duplicate rakes of wagons - some loaded, some emp...
by KeithB
Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Barton Ings Tile Works
Replies: 215
Views: 86308

I have a video of the Far Ings line in operation. The line actually travels THROUGH the loco shed on its way from the pit to the tilery and I always thought that would be a useful view-block. For example, you could have a U-shaped line with a back-drop down the middle - one side the pit and the othe...
by KeithB
Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Military Moving Target Tramways
Replies: 18
Views: 19954

Looking at Steve's photo of the Dartmoor range as well as the ones on the "28dayslater" site, it seems the track is a "dumbell" shape with a turning loop at each end. Now, the points appear NOT to be sprung so was some poor squaddie assigned the task of running out and changing t...
by KeithB
Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: a couple more rooms
Replies: 12
Views: 4201

Which scale, Scott?
by KeithB
Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) North Ings Farm Railway
Replies: 4
Views: 4281

If you want to see a short video of this line, go to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J38hW-L ... r_embedded

Don't you just love those "non-prototypical" coaches???
by KeithB
Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Barnes' Woodyard
Replies: 63
Views: 41237

Have a look at these photos:

http://www.gilesfavell.seriouslyinterne ... ailcar.htm

Scroll about 1/3rd of the way down to a really interesting steam loco!!
by KeithB
Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Barnes' Woodyard
Replies: 63
Views: 41237

So let's see - I could model the Shillingstone Light Railway in 1:18 scale... or the Wells & Walsingham...both had Garratts (my favorite loco).... Must stop before I get carried away (some say: "...and so you should be!") Actually I like the "Die Ludolfs" figures from that Di...
by KeithB
Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Link to site with good tutorials for brick and stonework.
Replies: 35
Views: 13093

michael wrote:The only reason that this parrot is sitting on this loco is because it was nailed there.


Ah - must be a Norwegian Blue, then....
by KeithB
Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Link to site with good tutorials for brick and stonework.
Replies: 35
Views: 13093

PolyFilla - isn't that what you use to stuff a dead parrot???
by KeithB
Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: (M) Drive Units
Replies: 0
Views: 2451

(M) Drive Units

Found this site when searching the web:

http://www.motorbogies.com
by KeithB
Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:38 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Adobe or Stucco walls
Replies: 22
Views: 8692

<<Water tank at Rio Paleta, neat PVA painted onto plastic and sprinkled with chinchilla dust.>>

What do you use to grind up your chinchillas??

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