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by Rockley Bottom
Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pet (it's all Ralph and Gerry's fault)
Replies: 116
Views: 48699

Having spent my working life in an art school/ college environment I have a great respect for paper and its many uses. Sitting in my office I felt envy at the model making dept . I must admit the use of some great technical help was on tap if I needed it. Oh happy days. :lol: :lol: I am still lookin...
by Rockley Bottom
Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: a couple more rooms
Replies: 12
Views: 4174

They really have atmosphere, I like them very much

Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:38 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pet (it's all Ralph and Gerry's fault)
Replies: 116
Views: 48699

Very neat turning, this is where brass (and a lathe ) scores over plastic.

Love the work.

Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Holbrook Moor
Replies: 96
Views: 48082

That iswhy I joined Gn15 Things are different to, but not better than :!: :!: My models are larger than some and smaller than others but its all Gn15 :lol: I tend to be happy with imperial so I use1:24 or half inch ( or close to it) or close to 1 inch = 1mm or near enough for me so 16.5 mm track is ...
by Rockley Bottom
Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: Meeting - 11th November - Remembrance Day
Replies: 9
Views: 7820

Good to see you all .Happy modelling on the darker nights, helps to make you forget the weather :!:

Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Furniture
Replies: 24
Views: 14015

I do not know if there is a 1:24 scale dolls house market in Gemany but if you search the web you may find some links 1:12 seems to be the most popular in UK. A great deal of furniture and house fittings are made for the dolls house market and some firms produce drawings of furniture as well kits to...
by Rockley Bottom
Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pet (it's all Ralph and Gerry's fault)
Replies: 116
Views: 48699

Great skill Michael
Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: PERCY
Replies: 66
Views: 56429

Sorry Chris :oops: :oops: I could not remember who had made the original post I find it it easier to model in plastic than card. Card does not forgive sloppy work where as plastic will accept emery paper and a fibre glass pencil to clean up. I have down loaded the wooden one and will scale up to 1:2...
by Rockley Bottom
Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Another critter
Replies: 10
Views: 5563

The glue should help the plaster as would little bits of cloth cut into strips.

For some parts I used fine brass rod to add strength

I use these materials in resin when I feel I need extra strength in thin cast parts.

Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: PERCY
Replies: 66
Views: 56429

Started on a side tipper, based on the paper/card drawing published I think by KEG. Used plastic card and the rivets are rod. Made it in two parts so that I can cast it some time The base will be a one part casting and the body will be two part casting. It will need the bottom door gear for openning...
by Rockley Bottom
Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pet (it's all Ralph and Gerry's fault)
Replies: 116
Views: 48699

Thank you Michael, a first-class explanation of your punch. It is something I intended to make years ago. I could save myself alot of drilling and time if I took the trouble to make one. Most of my rivets are rod in holes which works but is alittle like sticking the leaves back on the trees in the f...
by Rockley Bottom
Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pet (it's all Ralph and Gerry's fault)
Replies: 116
Views: 48699

Nice rivets

Any chance ...some time of a few more pics of the rivet punch, that looks a neat bit of work

Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pet (it's all Ralph and Gerry's fault)
Replies: 116
Views: 48699

Michael
Thought that I recognised that shape :idea: :idea: I was looking at some pics I took of it the last time I visited York.

Side by side rivets could be impresive. :!: :!:

Live steam...... that is a challange.

Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pet (it's all Ralph and Gerry's fault)
Replies: 116
Views: 48699

Great spurt Michael :!: . I always like to mock up locos and wagons in a quick and cheap form to get the feel of the outline and also the mass when bits are put together in 3D. That is where my figure ruler comes in to play :wink: :wink: . I like the filled in wheels, they look so much more NG railw...
by Rockley Bottom
Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Back on the Drawing Board
Replies: 123
Views: 51164

We all know that the final bits that add the character to the layout.
Its a little like the wife adding the final bits of make-up etc. pre going out.
by Rockley Bottom
Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Figure Making
Replies: 9
Views: 4103

Your efforts are fine, the figure you have shown looks as if he "fits" on the loco, not an easy thing to get right.
You may find a book on drawing figures can give you a few ideas about heads, and how they fit on necks etc.

Keep it as an enjoyable learning curve :wink: :wink:
Ralph.
by Rockley Bottom
Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pet (it's all Ralph and Gerry's fault)
Replies: 116
Views: 48699

Go for it Michael :!: :!:

Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: paper rolling stock
Replies: 62
Views: 25180

That looks great Steve :idea: The surface looks just right for that weathered steel sheet Thinking aloud ..... the full size sheets have a given length, 6ft or may be 8ft long by a standard width 3ft :?: or so. I may try the"CAN" idea and cut the tin up and solder it to give the impression...
by Rockley Bottom
Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pritchard's Wharf
Replies: 23
Views: 10442

That is a neat idea well explained . thanks for the pictures.
Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: PERCY
Replies: 66
Views: 56429

The loco and the tender have#5 Kadee couplings fitted and coupled to a "U" tipper. The figure gives the scale. Added a rag, (tissue paper) to the back rail on the loco. The paper was wet and rapped round the rail, when dry it had super glue dripped onto it to keep its shape and hold it in ...
by Rockley Bottom
Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new Gn15 layout in Devon
Replies: 48
Views: 18328

I do like the shelter, At the back of mind I can see ivy or similar working its way up the supports.
The whole layout works really well.

Good luck at the show.
Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waitakere Tramline Layout: The Return - To The Dam And Back
Replies: 113
Views: 46799

It looks great modelling and great fun :lol: :lol:
Are you going to create the smell for the hog roast :?: :?:
Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Stamping Ground Gold Mine
Replies: 832
Views: 339888

The underground shots (and modelling) have come out very well.

Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:16 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Chipping Clinker Engine Shed - Simplicity sidings style
Replies: 41
Views: 25849

The more I see your pictures the more I am tempted :wink:
Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Chipping Clinker Engine Shed - Simplicity sidings style
Replies: 41
Views: 25849

Great modelling it all works very well. how tempting it is to get a Nellie and a circle of track :roll: :roll: Are you going to extend it :?: :?: Saw the real thing at the 51 Festival of Britain but had not got the cost of the fare to spare to have a ride :cry: :cry: To a young student it looked lik...

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