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by Rockley Bottom
Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ralph Brammer models
Replies: 542
Views: 238791

Narrow boats

Hi all Steve you have it in one. :D I found how complicated the narrow boat is when I tried to make one. I have several books on canals etc. and your pattern for lettering is the correct style. The length of the model is 32inches ( about 82cm). My excuse not to have them a scale 72 feet long is that...
by Rockley Bottom
Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ralph Brammer models
Replies: 542
Views: 238791

Narrow boats

These are the narrow boats (motor and butty) which will be in the dock at the end of my ng line. At the moment they are in primer, Halfords, with the base in black. The big problem is the painting of the cabins with the lettering. The options are to try to make transfers (decals) in Coral draw:(I am...
by Rockley Bottom
Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Box Van
Replies: 10
Views: 3968

Hi Barry


Love the van, two thoughts, would brass channel be too big for the type of van you have made for the doors and have you thought about a corrugated roof. A bean or soup tin comes to mind :) :) It is already shaped.

Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ralph Brammer models
Replies: 542
Views: 238791

Bedford

Thanks for the link Steve and the morale boosting comments. At 75 my eyesight is not as sharp as it wa a few years ago,b ut I have fun nor growing up. The nane on the truck is my father and the telephone number is birth date backwards :!: :!: I like to keep the haulagr firm in the family :!: I found...
by Rockley Bottom
Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ralph Brammer models
Replies: 542
Views: 238791

Hi All Nearing a finish. Needs number plates, spare wheel and exhaust pipe. What I am looking for is a really really matt varnish. (uk) I do not like any gloss on models in this scale , the more matt the better. The weathering looks a little heavy in the pics as against from eye view. At the moment ...
by Rockley Bottom
Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gn15 Container Traffic?
Replies: 17
Views: 6340

containers

I plan a n.g. track as a feeder to a canal basin. While looking for information on narrow boats I came acrss the following small booklet, Recolllections of boat biulding at Ladyshore for the Manchester, Bolton, Bury canal. By Alec Waterson. One of the items it shows are container boxes for transport...
by Rockley Bottom
Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ralph Brammer models
Replies: 542
Views: 238791

Pictures of the Bedford from the paint shop. Needs weathering and finishing. Letter will need thinking about :!: :!: [ http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/lorrypaint8.jpg http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/lorrypaint9.jpg Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Fri Apr 06, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnutley Grange, another pizza saga and the techniques used.
Replies: 239
Views: 124530

Hi Steve

Like the logs (and the clean look of your layout) I might use the idea in the adit (day hole) :P part of the layout with old pit props being used for making logs. Any idea of the type of tree you used as a starting point :?: :?:


Regards Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Fri Apr 06, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ralph Brammer models
Replies: 542
Views: 238791

Hi all The result of the first primer showing some faults that need filling. The "broken back" look is due to not putting the bits together with care :!: :!: http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/bedfordpaint1.jpg http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/lorryp...
by Rockley Bottom
Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ralph Brammer models
Replies: 542
Views: 238791

Hi all I also did a radiator which I cast, This may help some bodies if you want one. Pic also of wheels Regards Ralph http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/Lorryrad1.jpg [/url] http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/bedfordlorry1.jpg
by Rockley Bottom
Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ralph Brammer models
Replies: 542
Views: 238791

Bedford lorry

Hi Andrew I bought myself a 4mm plastic kit of the long-base Bedford, which I then stuck on the scanner and then enlarged it up to Gn15 scale (1:22.5). I also, with an electronic caliper, measured the model just to check some of the measurements. I think I must have made the equivalent of 3 lorries ...
by Rockley Bottom
Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: aGnother Wagon
Replies: 39
Views: 8796

Gmeinder

Barry

If the drawing did not arrive let me know and I will try again. I used the Email address you gave and hope that it worked :oops: :oops: With computers Iam on the edge of a steep learning curve :!: :!:

Regargs Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: aGnother Wagon
Replies: 39
Views: 8796

Hi Barry

Let me know when you want a copy of the drawing :D :D

Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: aGnother Wagon
Replies: 39
Views: 8796

Barry Much better to see you using the tank than have it stuck in a plastic box. :D I got the original idea from a picture in Roy Links mag, It was mounted on a Hudson chassis. There are some great ideas in the photo for weathering Roy did some lettering sheets which were great for adding to the tan...
by Rockley Bottom
Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: aGnother Wagon
Replies: 39
Views: 8796

Tank wagon

Hi Barry Great use of the bits and pieces. I had mastered a non-slip metal plate for the bogie body. Its in one of the boxes you saw!!! Might pinch the idea. Steve Love the motors, are they for use inside the mine layout? You would have to have a camera inside toshow how it works !!! Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ralph Brammer models
Replies: 542
Views: 238791

Ralph Brammer

The picture of the lorry plans made me remember buying small wheels for the lorries. These, I think were ceramic. I tried to make several lorries but never really got them finished. When I was "now't but a lad" the main problem was lack of model friendly glue. If I can explain my projected...

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