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by JeffSaxton
Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Must ... resist ... spirit ... failing ....
Replies: 9
Views: 3350

Must ... resist ... spirit ... failing ....

After trawling through several hundred threads, I can say I am being torn in all kinds of directions. In no particular order, some modeling ideas: Bachmann's G scale "Thomas" series engines, converted to Emett designs (Emily in particular). GNine ... found my first test cuts off the laser ...
by JeffSaxton
Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Photobucket Links
Replies: 9
Views: 2810

I think Photobucket, in a very long-winded and roundabout way, is saying that yes, you, the person who uploads content, may indeed own the copyright, but once you do upload it, anyone else can use it as they see fit, and there's not much you can do about it. That, in a nutshell, is how the internet ...
by JeffSaxton
Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Rolls Royce Railcar (36mm scale)
Replies: 24
Views: 14226

Oh, I quite like that version -- simple and functional. I am still amazed that you refer to these as mock-ups though -- anyone would be proud to see them as finished quality models! Of note though, it appears that the recent change in Photobucket has converted your older images from "inline&quo...
by JeffSaxton
Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:54 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Watts' - or Volts: a battery loco
Replies: 40
Views: 15068

Yes, that's a fine looking trammer ... captures it perfectly, other than being a bit too clean yet -- which I'm sure Den will take care of ...
by JeffSaxton
Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:41 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnomy based flatcar
Replies: 9
Views: 3921

Gnomy based flatcar

Hello, All; In a previous thread I detailed how I made tipcars, some using the lamented Gnomy tipbody. A few months ago I got lucky on eBay and won a set of nine tipcars -- oddly enough, stock from a defunct hobby shop I frequented locally, the seller a few miles from me. Obviously the utility of th...
by JeffSaxton
Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Watts' - or Volts: a battery loco
Replies: 40
Views: 15068

Appropriate sounds for a battery trammer would be the low hum of the electric motor, and some grinding of the the gearing in whatever transmission system it has ... overall, they're very quiet in operation.
by JeffSaxton
Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:16 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Trade Tittle-Tattle update
Replies: 1
Views: 5583

Trade Tittle-Tattle update

Hello, All; I've just completed a rather tedious (but enjoyable) trawl through this Forum up to the end of 2012, and had a clear-out of defunct threads. Most of these fell into several categories: eBay sales listed, where the product was long gone; privately sold items, also long gone; and commercia...
by JeffSaxton
Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: The it's a small world after all Walthers edition
Replies: 4
Views: 1357

After the number of odd similar coincidences I have had in my life, it just further confirms my theory that we are indeed living inside "The Matrix" ... may as well get used to it, and enjoy it ...
by JeffSaxton
Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The "Unobtanium"Mine
Replies: 17
Views: 7404

Nice work!

Will you name your new saw "Deckard"? :wink:
by JeffSaxton
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Instamatic Baseboard
Replies: 5
Views: 1729

Recycled box springs?
by JeffSaxton
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: A modeller whose work I admire
Replies: 4
Views: 1880

Mr. Doan does do wonderful work, and, he's a nice guy. The Fordson kit brings back fond memories, as the model shop I worked for produced the castings for Bill Roy. They were made in vulcanized rubber molds from absolutely beautiful soft soldered brass masters, which were nearly destroyed in the mol...
by JeffSaxton
Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: "Slate Quarry Album"
Replies: 5
Views: 1852

Crikey, 100 extra pages! I bought the book when new, and missed the announcements of the 2nd Edition since that was at about the time of my divorce ...

Now to keep eyes peeled for a 2nd ...

Thank you to All who answered ...
by JeffSaxton
Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Electronic copies of magazines
Replies: 19
Views: 7618

then up popped Harry Potter Yes, that meddling Harry Potter ... things just haven't been the same for us Death Eaters since May 2nd 1998! (Remind me to post a pic of my tattoo some day) :wink: As long as we store printed copy properly they should last as long as any other print. My experience has b...
by JeffSaxton
Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: "Slate Quarry Album"
Replies: 5
Views: 1852

Well that's depressing ... I suppose I should have been more precise. I have a hardbound of the 1st Edition. Page count is 88 ... and I was wondering if the 2nd Edition was sufficiently advanced to acquire it. Grumble grumble grumble ...
by JeffSaxton
Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: "Slate Quarry Album"
Replies: 5
Views: 1852

"Slate Quarry Album"

This title, published by Roy Link, and authored by the Hatherill's, is listed as having been published in two editions. Does anyone know what the differences are between the two editions, or is the 2nd more of a reprint of the 1st? Thanks!!
by JeffSaxton
Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Electronic copies of magazines
Replies: 19
Views: 7618

Michael; I'll accept music on vinyl, too -- though I dislike the storage space that requires. I've found the opposite. The University of Washington has wonderful free online archives of logging railroads of the NW going back more than 100 years completely free online, but if you go to the UW archive...
by JeffSaxton
Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:59 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Electronic copies of magazines
Replies: 19
Views: 7618

I think at some point copyright comes into the equation with magazines and books. Once an electronic form of an image has been released for download -- it is available anywhere and no longer can be controlled by an archival source. As an example, I understand a lot of the various libraries here in t...
by JeffSaxton
Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Electronic copies of magazines
Replies: 19
Views: 7618

I'm still very much a Luddite. I refuse to buy or use an e-reader, an MP3 player, or anything of their ilk. When I buy a movie, I want a hard copy on DVD. I want music on CD, and books on paper. Keep in mind, even if they offer it as a .PDF, your printer quality determines how long your printed copy...
by JeffSaxton
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Large Pizza
Replies: 4
Views: 2707

Very nice work! This has me thinking ..someplace I have a bunch of the old Faller "E Train" snap track (32mm gauge with large scale ties) and a few switches. :idea:
by JeffSaxton
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A layout in Gn15 for Railexpo(2012).
Replies: 31
Views: 13311

I think I recognize that grill on the end opposite the radiator. Is that from a 1:35 scale model kit of the German A7V tank?
by JeffSaxton
Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Wallace & Gromit - A Riveting Day Out.
Replies: 197
Views: 88312

When displayed, this layout needs it's own MP3 player with one of Julian Nott's tunes nicely blaring away ...
by JeffSaxton
Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: W&G Cheese Eating a Problem for Some!
Replies: 4
Views: 1642

Oooh, that link says they ship to "Whole Foods" in the States -- there happens to be one just under a mile away!!

I think I shall have to visit the store, get some cheese, crackers, brew a cuppa, and break out the W&G DVD set this evening ...
by JeffSaxton
Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: W&G Cheese Eating a Problem for Some!
Replies: 4
Views: 1642

I seem to recall a story wherein the Diary that made Wensleydale worked out an agreement to market W & G Branded cheese, and it was the thing that saved them from bankruptcy!
by JeffSaxton
Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway
Replies: 83
Views: 44854

There's lots of death, darkness, and even murder in Housman, so it may be a bit drear still ...
by JeffSaxton
Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway
Replies: 83
Views: 44854

In keeping with the "dignified" approach, though with a male twist:

A. E. Housman

You being in Shropshire and all ...

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