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by Rockley Bottom
Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: I'm New
Replies: 13
Views: 7843

Hi Welcome! If you look through some of the postings you will get a flavour of what we get up to. A lot of us model narrow gauge industrial lines using 16.5mm track (OO) and the stock, locos and wagons etc are in G scale. You will find that this means any scale from 1/24 . 1/25th to 1/19 and any com...
by Rockley Bottom
Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Short two liners
Replies: 8
Views: 4036

Hi

Smithies Yard has 12 points, with more planned. That means 12+ things to go wrong etc, but its fun with two or three operators and DCC power supply trains coming towards each other on the same line shocks the viewers.

Will add pics when we stop building :!: :!:

Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pallet factory "Holz-Wurm" (Wood-Worm)
Replies: 33
Views: 22827

Juergen.
Give my regards to hampster.
Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: Mince Pie Special - 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 11182

Thanks for the posting Dave.
Regards Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 229 Rivets
Replies: 4
Views: 3056

Hi Juegen

Great effort, just think, five ore cars will give you 1000 rivets. that will be fun. :lol:

On Smithies I use 23,000 brick slips on buildings and aquaduct :roll: :roll:

Photos later.

Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: Meeting - 21st July '10
Replies: 6
Views: 5722

I think Jon means July!

Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: Meeting - 23rd June '10
Replies: 4
Views: 5199

And I only come out on a full moon :roll: :roll: :roll:
19,456.... 19,457......19,458

Ralph (the slip)
by Rockley Bottom
Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smithies pre makeover
Replies: 57
Views: 23925

[img][img]http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/newsmithies4.jpg[/img] slip 14,998......14,999...... http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/newsmithies2.jpg http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/newsmithies.jpg Thank you for the condolences on Smithie's...
by Rockley Bottom
Fri May 28, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: Meeting - 26th May '10
Replies: 5
Views: 5990

bricks

Hi all
The pills are working well...... :!: The bricks are going on at a faster rate :lol: :lol: :lol:
Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: Meeting - 21st April '10
Replies: 8
Views: 7011

meeting

Hi Barry Sorry if you cannot make the meeting but its only a hobby and not real life which comes first. Hope things go well with you and we all send our best wishes to you. Let us know when you are back in the loop and we can arrange another "Extra ordinary meeting" to welcome you back. Be...
by Rockley Bottom
Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: something for Smithies
Replies: 31
Views: 9567

Thank you Gordon for the pic, an interesting shaped loco and I like the matt finish, more my style

Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: something for Smithies
Replies: 31
Views: 9567

Gordon The quality of your modelling is first class and you have produced a great roller. I made the gears by glueing strips to the edge of short lengths of tube,/each tooth was just touched with a file. The screw thread on the stearing gear was made by winding plastic covered wire around some rod. ...
by Rockley Bottom
Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:38 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: something for Smithies
Replies: 31
Views: 9567

I found some cylinders that were slightly smaller than the size I wanted I stiuck some masking tape around the cylinder which gave me a chance to remove the wheel if it stuck, Each wheel is made by cutting very thin plastic card into strips and rapping it round the cylinder.. It was important to pul...
by Rockley Bottom
Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: something for Smithies
Replies: 31
Views: 9567

Hi Gordon The main measurements of the Roller are: Length 230mm Width of front roller 50mm Wheel base 95mm Wheel dia, 65mm. Width of rear wheels 18mm This makes it a big beast compared to a Gn15 loco. The loco is based on the one at the East Anglian Transport Museum near Lowestoft. I took a lot of p...
by Rockley Bottom
Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: something for Smithies
Replies: 31
Views: 9567

The latest progress on the roller in primer. Still a lot to do. http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/rolle7z.jpg http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/roller1z.jpg http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/roller2z.jpg http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...
by Rockley Bottom
Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Cut parts and save till later? (canal boat)
Replies: 11
Views: 26270

I , at last, got the barges out to photograph, sorry about the poor quality of the pics but I had to put them on the bed as they were too big for my work area. http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/barge5z.jpg http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/barge6.jpg http://i1...
by Rockley Bottom
Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: MY Gn15 "BARRY YARD"
Replies: 7
Views: 4615

Scott

If I made a Mallett or a Garrett that would be two locos in a week :!: :!:
Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: MY Gn15 "BARRY YARD"
Replies: 7
Views: 4615

like the Welsh graveyard, the three locos could be waiting for a while until I finish some other bits finished. The main difference is that I do not have to put my locos out in the weather. If I did, plastic takes a long time to rust :twisted: :twisted: :lol: :lol:
Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: MY Gn15 "BARRY YARD"
Replies: 7
Views: 4615

Hi Gerry I think I used a straight chimney on the previous locos. I have, like you, several Magic Train bodies in one of my collection of scrap boxes. I find it difficult to re-use bits of the old loco bodies as somehow they rarely have in-scale, bolts hinges rivets, etc. Somehow I prefer to build u...
by Rockley Bottom
Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: MY Gn15 "BARRY YARD"
Replies: 7
Views: 4615

MY Gn15 "BARRY YARD"

These are my new collection of locos which formed my own Barry Yard which will (I hope) in the future join my fleet of steam locos when changed into Gn15 scale. They are, as can be seen, well worn and obviously well played with. In railway speak, means run into the ground. I have checked out the mot...
by Rockley Bottom
Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: something for Smithies
Replies: 31
Views: 9567

Hi Jon

Thanks for the tip, I have not seen the model but will look it up when I get down that part of town, I know that area of town, the problem is finding a parking spot. :roll: :roll:

Hope you had a good new year, do you know the date of the next meeting?

Regards Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: something for Smithies
Replies: 31
Views: 9567

Hi Trevor I could imagine a rural scene with the roller plus tree :!: :!: what a great picture :lol: :lol: Thanks for the link. Like a lot of pictures of locos etc, top views are in short supply, such as views of the cranks and gears on top of the boiler. May have to wait till spring and some of the...
by Rockley Bottom
Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:31 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: something for Smithies
Replies: 31
Views: 9567

Hi Trevor The idea of covering the engine with a tarpuline is great :!: :!: I think I will have a go at making as much as I can. and then drape a sheet over it. I have seen some rollers with a roof which had material side clothes which were dropped down at the end of the day. I have several pictures...
by Rockley Bottom
Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:19 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: something for Smithies
Replies: 31
Views: 9567

Hi Southpass
Thanks for the info, I wondered what the "little bits" were on the hubs of the rear wheels. :lol: :lol:

This bit of information is what makes this group great.

Thanks for telling such an interesting story :!: :!:

Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Something a little different!
Replies: 27
Views: 11165

Great modelling :!: :!: very neat craftsmanship
Ralph

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