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by Geeky Gecko
Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: First efforts
Replies: 19
Views: 7915

by Geeky Gecko
Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnice Layout
Replies: 162
Views: 74117

Perhaps some grooming brushes in a wooden tray and a hay rack on the wall to keep the horse happy. How about a tap and hosepipe?
by Geeky Gecko
Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: ExpoNG Saturday
Replies: 44
Views: 23701

Too far unfortunately-have to content myself with Leeds this weekend. No narrow gauge exhibits listed :(
by Geeky Gecko
Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: sunshine on the Rawson Brothers line
Replies: 43
Views: 20520

I'm in awe. Fantastic!
by Geeky Gecko
Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Stefan's Card Layout
Replies: 27
Views: 13396

Andrew asked:
Could I ask, what is the motor from?

It's from a racing car set and is similar in size to the small 'square' motor that Hornby use. The shaft is 1.5 mm so I used a short length of 'scoobie' to make it a tight fit in the 2 mm nylon gear.
by Geeky Gecko
Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Stefan's Card Layout
Replies: 27
Views: 13396

The chassis is homemade plasticard on old Triang wheels, powered by a small 6v motor.The body is mainly card. I need to rework the connecting rods as their is too much play. Sorry about the poor pictures but it's the best the camera can manage. http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x251/geekygeckodad/I...
by Geeky Gecko
Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Project: minimum Gn15 layout with hand laid stub switch.
Replies: 68
Views: 49077

Great looking little engine.
by Geeky Gecko
Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Stefan's Card Layout
Replies: 27
Views: 13396

A few more pictures. This is the left hand end. http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x251/geekygeckodad/morelittleengineandtrucks008.jpg http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x251/geekygeckodad/morelittleengineandtrucks007.jpg http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x251/geekygeckodad/littleengineandtrucks010...
by Geeky Gecko
Sat Sep 08, 2007 7:17 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A working wagon loader - the movie!
Replies: 26
Views: 14298

I've just watched your videos - brilliant. Never would have thought of the paint roller idea.
by Geeky Gecko
Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New layout - again
Replies: 90
Views: 47718

Great layout. I like the atmosphere the lighting creates - I'd been toying with a similar idea for my layout and modelling it at night, if I have enough time. To increase the grip of plastic gears on steel shafts I use a pair of wire cutters to make grooves ( gently ) in the shaft at an angle of abo...
by Geeky Gecko
Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Stefan's Card Layout
Replies: 27
Views: 13396

Nothing very clever Michael, just very rough and ready.The door moves about 40 mm and I needed to reduce that to about 10 mm and to control from the front and the rear of the layout. http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x251/geekygeckodad/door4.jpg The door is layers of card slid onto two brass strip ...
by Geeky Gecko
Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Stefan's Card Layout
Replies: 27
Views: 13396

Thanks everyone. The bricks are scribed onto card and then painted with watercolours. I'm only really happy with the wall with the sliding door in - I'll have to hide the corner joint with the down pipe from the gutter. I've just realised I've made a mistake with the double door level - it should ha...
by Geeky Gecko
Sun Jul 22, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ralph Brammer models
Replies: 542
Views: 238513

Great chimney! and fantastic detail. How big is your layout? I don't know whether to try and aspire to your heights or hang up my modelling knife and take up basket weaving instead.
by Geeky Gecko
Sun Jul 22, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Stefan's Card Layout
Replies: 27
Views: 13396

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x251/geekygeckodad/more004.jpg This is one end of the layout. The buildings are fixed on the board, the roofs still to be done though. I've managed to construct a remotely operated sliding door (Heath-Robinson eat your heart out) controlled by the bamboo skewer on...
by Geeky Gecko
Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Recycling...
Replies: 5
Views: 2510

Hornby spares

I find East Kent Models, High St., Whitstable, Kent C75 1AY phone
01227770777 useful. They may have some running chassis available.
Modelspares has a website, googling should find it.
by Geeky Gecko
Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Stefan's Card Layout
Replies: 27
Views: 13396

Corrugated iron

Thanks for all the information. As I was packing my modelling bits and pieces away in a carboard box I noticed the corrugations were smaller than usual, about 3mm and a quick trial suggests I might be able to delaminate the outer layer. And there's plenty more where that came from. Also I hate buyin...
by Geeky Gecko
Sun Jul 01, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Stefan's Card Layout
Replies: 27
Views: 13396

Stefan's Card Layout

Been working hard on this layout. I went for maximum size allowed which seems like a mistake with all the scenery to do. The baseboard is up and running (or at least a small train is).The track is temporarily wired with no isolated sections for testing purposes. The points are controlled with bamboo...
by Geeky Gecko
Wed May 23, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Card(board) baseboards and General Scroogery
Replies: 21
Views: 6535

Card baseboards

I'm trying something a colleague gave me that had been used to protect the corners of a new filing cabinet - 'angle-card'. It's about 40 mm (1 3/4") on each side and 3 mm (1/8") thick. The surface is an old wall planner with the plastic wipe-clean layer peeled off. To reduce warping and be...

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