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by michael
Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 188734

got a good start today on the new track base. First I removed all the old track. and sidewalks. http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y169/my30mm/IMG_9082x800_zps308bf4d5.jpg Then cut a piece of 6mmx 5ply to overlay all the old holes from the last two iterations of the track plan. http://i5.photobucket.c...
by michael
Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Watts' - or Volts: a battery loco
Replies: 40
Views: 13290

The loco is looking good Bill, I like the driver, he does have that "Frankenstein" look at the moment, must be the flat top :wink:
by michael
Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Lobster Bay & Crab Creek Tramway
Replies: 14
Views: 8527

Looking forward to seeing how you paint the lady, it is at this point I usually get hung up.
by michael
Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 188734

Hi John somehow I missed you last post or they crossed in the time zone ether, I think I followed up with a solution, which fits your red diamond spot for the post. I found a lovely A frame Gantry on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/83791520@N00/5092847720/ Jeese That site can eat up a lot of tim...
by michael
Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:25 am
Forum: Challengnes
Topic: A Gn15 LAYOUT SNOWFLAKE CHALLENGE
Replies: 30
Views: 19667

OK I'm in.
by michael
Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:31 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 188734

Anther shuffle of the bits of track and the points that I have, it didn't matter how much I tried I could not make things work the way you suggested Simon, however I think that this configuration still gives me the inglenook, opens up the loading area for some better crane options and is a bit less ...
by michael
Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 188734

Hi Bill, thanks.

John, yes I always did like your overhead crane, a very believable one too.

Simon, thanks for the idea I will have another shuffle of the track bits.
by michael
Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 188734

John, thanks for the info and the sketch, I will be incorporating both ideas a rolling a frame and the hoist, I think that the locations will change as a result of the logic that Alex has provided regarding the hoist over the points. here is a shuffle of the beams and post for location purposes. I a...
by michael
Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:53 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 188734

:lol: :lol: :lol: Hi John, good to hear from you how is that wonderful layout of yours coming along. got any good crane ideas? :wink: John this is what I have been up to the last year http://www.modelshipworld.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=18961 http://www.modelshipworld.com/userupload/13644/img_8894x8...
by michael
Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:06 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 188734

Hi Glen , yes the whole crane thing need a good looking into.

Chris thanks for the kind words, I think that new plan will not only give some interesting work re modeling, but I have always had a soft spot for the inglenook, and I think this will do it.
by michael
Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:03 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 67251

John that is pretty cool, this whole layout is pretty amazing come to think about it.
by michael
Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 188734

Hi John your crane idea sounds very interesting, any chance of a sketch? On another issue seeing as the old track layout is getting in the way of new developments and thinking back to an idea from the early days and the whole issue of tight corners and buildings and in the spirit of the narrow gauge...
by michael
Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 188734

Hi Bill, thanks for your thoughts. I think that this change works well to give me more length and for some better options beneath the walkway I will need to set the height a little better yet but that will happen when I angle the right hand end of the new building to match the one on the walkway. ht...
by michael
Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: A Gnew guys 1:32 ramblings.
Replies: 78
Views: 26083

Alex I am sure that you in fact don't sleep! Welcome to the best model forum site about having fun with things narrow and on rails. You are the only modelbuilder that I know who can warp time, c'mon! 4 hours to build the Listerish Loco. :wink: Very nice style to your work, and crisp as well. Gn15 wi...
by michael
Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 188734

Wow I had no Idea so many of you were concerned about the layout. Thanks for all the great feedback. Ian, I am not sure exactly where you see the extra 30cm Colin, yes I am going to keep the standard gauge as it gives me more opportunities for rolling stock. Bill, I am not going to get rid of the wa...
by michael
Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 188734

Ok Just for you Scott But the gates stay where they are! http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y169/my30mm/IMG_9036x800_zps554d1717.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y169/my30mm/IMG_9037x800_zps27603b86.jpg So I moved the rebuilt building to the end, Bricked up the windows , and filled in the arch. ht...
by michael
Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Top yard! - Gn15 [1/24]
Replies: 158
Views: 72407

Ya know you could jus' pour some stain over th' rocks and that would constitute an update :wink:
by michael
Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 188734

John I feel really guilty about the snowflake challenge. I was putting together a Tome issue that covered the whole thing, I did get most of it put together before I ran out of Steam. I cannot even remember how to upload it to the section any more. If your out there reading Emrys I would like to fin...
by michael
Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self Propelled Truck
Replies: 133
Views: 62391

Joe the truck looks great, Guy with the stogy looks a bit peaked though :wink:
by michael
Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 188734

Hi John, I went back to square one today. Moved what is left of the drawing office closer to the middle which freed up the edge for some fencing. http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y169/my30mm/IMG_9022x800_zps560fc2f6.jpg I think a pillar crane might just be the ticket though. I will save the water fo...
by michael
Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Top yard! - Gn15 [1/24]
Replies: 158
Views: 72407

Just to keep things rockin' along, any updates before we hit the new number?
by michael
Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 188734

Hi Andi you make some good observations, some of the reasons that I will be moving ahead cautiously.

I put 6the trees back to see how they would feel I am thinking that just one tree will be sufficient, once some foliage and a bird or two are placed.
by michael
Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:30 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 188734

A little more mucking about. http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y169/my30mm/IMG_9016x800_zpsbc01c581.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y169/my30mm/IMG_9019x800_zps409d4934.jpg I think there is enough room behind the gates, that there might have been all sorts of modifications to the site over the y...
by michael
Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:14 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 188734

Hi Glen, thanks for your kind words. Also you said If the gates were moved and turned 90 deg so they were between the buildings, this would give the idea there are more industries beyond which also service the dock area. The only problem is how to blend the space behind the gates into the back scene...
by michael
Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 188734

Hi Forrest I seem to recall you were making a long barge like boat a while back. I crumpled up some blue wrapping paper to get a sense of what some water would look like. http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y169/my30mm/IMG_9013x800_zpse4fbab4d.jpg I need to sit on this now and think about how to deal w...

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