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by Geeky Gecko
Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 20979

Your layout is a work of art, Bob. Great. Loved the video, too.
by Geeky Gecko
Sat May 24, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new Layout for a New Year
Replies: 33
Views: 9618

Looking good, Tess. Did you make the bricks round the base of the centre building yourself?
by Geeky Gecko
Fri May 09, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Controller problem
Replies: 24
Views: 8767

Yes, Simon, I know it is possible to achieve good running of the Smokey Joe chassis with the addition of weight and the use of a sophisticated controller, but my previous experience of several of the little beggars (all of Chinese origin) using a basic controller left me unimpressed. I wanted to des...
by Geeky Gecko
Mon May 05, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Controller problem
Replies: 24
Views: 8767

Mike, soon after my last post I decided to approach Railway Modeller to see if they were interested in an article on this subject. It has just been published in the June edition. I did agree not to post a similar item on the internet before it was published in the magazine. So I suppose if I leave i...
by Geeky Gecko
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Newland's Farm
Replies: 51
Views: 30768

All being well I'll be at York on Saturday. Looking forward to seeing Newlands.
by Geeky Gecko
Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 20979

This is looking really good, Bob. Can I suggest some scales or balance to weigh the rivets on?
by Geeky Gecko
Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Train set track radii?
Replies: 10
Views: 2955

Jouef used to produce HO track in 325mm (12 3/4 ") and 385mm (15") radii, a difference of 60mm.
by Geeky Gecko
Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: An American Style Carriage
Replies: 36
Views: 14782

Had a go at the roof: http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x251/geekygeckodad/US%20Carriage/9e8c2828-d307-46c6-915c-c2dc19d8e7fb_zps05afd5d9.jpg http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x251/geekygeckodad/US%20Carriage/de2cf315-da5a-48a6-a91c-90f269359bb8_zps497391c8.jpg http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...
by Geeky Gecko
Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Now for something different!
Replies: 31
Views: 10052

Very impressive, Trevor. I like your plug method of final assembly. Presumably it will help with painting as well as transporting it.
by Geeky Gecko
Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 19518

Of course the mirrors have a reflective surface, Daffyd, how else would the driver be able to see behind him? The 'glass' is paper with a silver finish on one side. I cut a disc of this and stuck it onto a slightly larger disc of thin card. Both of these were made slightly convex by rubbing in a cir...
by Geeky Gecko
Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Now for something different!
Replies: 31
Views: 10052

I like the look of this, Trevor. I may have to follow your lead and make something similar to fit between the power units of my rail taxi.
by Geeky Gecko
Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 19518

Just realised that I haven't posted pictures of the finished item. http://my.gn15.info/imag10276_-_copy.jpg http://my.gn15.info/imag10278_-_copy.jpg http://my.gn15.info/imag10280_-_copy.jpg http://my.gn15.info/imag10281_-_copy.jpg
by Geeky Gecko
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Gnew member, ex-lurker: Greetings, Gnatterbox
Replies: 16
Views: 5922

Hi, Chris, and welcome.
Very impressive paper modelling. What type of adhesive do you use, and do you treat the paper with a substance to stiffen it?
by Geeky Gecko
Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Two Extraordinary Steamers
Replies: 8
Views: 17631

Willow Creek Traction wrote:
there are some lovely eccentric modelers in the forum


I must be one of them. My interpretation of the little one:
Image


Thread here:http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=4918
by Geeky Gecko
Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: An American Style Carriage
Replies: 36
Views: 14782

Well it's been 2 years since my last post about this. I got stalled when the bogies and chassis didn't live up to expectations. I said previously: Rather than just having a bogie that wobbles about it's central pivot, I wanted independent equalisation for it's axles and an ability to rock fore and a...
by Geeky Gecko
Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new Layout for a New Year
Replies: 33
Views: 9618

Hi, Tess.
I like the look of the pavers or cobbles. How do you make sure the wheels don't hit the ones between the rails?
by Geeky Gecko
Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New loco - weathered
Replies: 5
Views: 2137

Hope you don't mind Howard.

Image
by Geeky Gecko
Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Deutz 21132
Replies: 14
Views: 4815

Very impressive, Christoph.
I like it in grey. Wasn't grey a common colour for industrial machinery and road vehicles?
by Geeky Gecko
Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Build a critter with a Bachmann Gandy dancer ?
Replies: 19
Views: 6455

Christian
I model in 009 too and nobody has shot me yet. 8)
by Geeky Gecko
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: BSER (Snowflake Challenge)
Replies: 85
Views: 29865

Fantastic. Really enjoyable.
by Geeky Gecko
Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 19518

Welcome, Peter.
Hope you don't mind but I've posted a link to your Youtube video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEPZ7SD977k
and your thread on Whymsical.com.
http://whymsical.com/index.php?topic=873.15
That's great.
by Geeky Gecko
Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Need help
Replies: 4
Views: 1805

Marc, I think the wheels are not quartered properly. Check that the wheel cranks on each axle are at 90 degrees to each other. http://static.railpage.com.au/image_resize.php?base64_args=YToyOntzOjM6InVybCI7czozOToiaHR0cDovL3d3dy5iaWdiZW5icmlja3MuY29tL25lYXJmYXIuanBnIjtzOjU6IndpZHRoIjtpOjY0MDt9 http:...
by Geeky Gecko
Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Emmetesque railway in Frieham
Replies: 4
Views: 2141

Emmetesque railway in Frieham

Browsing through Carl Arendt's scrapbook I came across this:
http://www.carendt.com/scrapbook/page88/hofner1.jpg
http://www.carendt.com/scrapbook/page88/hofner2.jpg
here:
http://www.carendt.com/scrapbook/page88/index.html

Does anybody know of any more pictures?
by Geeky Gecko
Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 19518

Thanks, Glen. It all started when a new member asked for some practical help building a version of Juergen's rail taxi. One thing led to another. I must build somewhere for them to run. I'm toying with the idea using a small cable drum ( I recently pulled a couple out of a skip at work ) to make a p...
by Geeky Gecko
Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 19518

Here are the drivers and passengers: http://my.gn15.info/imag0191_-_copy.jpg Obtained unpainted from ebay the drivers (wearing caps) came with separate arms and head and needed the bag he was holding cut off. These are the best of the figures. The plastic is reasonably soft and the task was not to d...

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