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by Geeky Gecko
Fri May 31, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi
Replies: 3
Views: 2125

Dylan, part of your problem is that until you have a chassis it an be difficult to make a start because you have little to work from in terms of size. I don't kwow what country you are in but if I assume you are in Britain and your budget is very limited, then I can imagine you could well end up wit...
by Geeky Gecko
Sun May 26, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Newbie - Small Gn15 Layout
Replies: 9
Views: 4428

Hello and welcome. I too like to scratchbuild locos because I too work to a limited budget. Are you planning to use a HO chassis that you already have or are you planning to buy one or do you intend to construct your own chassis as well? If you are planning to use an existing chassis this will obvio...
by Geeky Gecko
Tue May 14, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Cat Thread missing
Replies: 13
Views: 3452

by Geeky Gecko
Wed May 08, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Cardstock is the Best
Replies: 9
Views: 3302

Very good models, Bob. The whimsical nature is great. I agree with your comments about card and it's suitability for modelling a large variety of materials. Personally I find pva adhesive can achieve similar results to the CA without the nasty chemicals.
by Geeky Gecko
Tue May 07, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Motor bogie
Replies: 9
Views: 3656

Albert, perhaps these will help: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HORNBY-X6310-4-VEP-R2946-7-R3143-MOTOR-BOGIE-DRIVE-WHEELS-AXLES-NEW-OO-GAUGE-/400396438982?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item5d397ccdc6 or http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HORNBY-X6311-4-VEP-R2946-7-POWER-CAR-DUMMY-BOGIE-WHEELS-NEW-OO-GAUGE-...
by Geeky Gecko
Mon May 06, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Old World Charm
Replies: 160
Views: 53294

That looks great, Bob. I seem to have missed your recent posts until today. How did the show go? I hope the visitors were impressed. Can you please tell me the source of the 2CV and what scale it is?
by Geeky Gecko
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Old World Charm
Replies: 160
Views: 53294

Very impressive, Bob.
by Geeky Gecko
Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Interesting SA military railway
Replies: 1
Views: 1817

Very interesting, Simon. Great inspiration for my 009 project.
by Geeky Gecko
Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Controller problem
Replies: 24
Views: 8745

No pictures taken during construction, and no drawings exist as yet as I just sort of jt made it up as I went along. I used the chassis with cylinders (L6057) because the side frames need slots cutting inboard of the cylinders which will help maintain rigidity. The gears (10 teeth and 30 teeth) and ...
by Geeky Gecko
Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Controller problem
Replies: 24
Views: 8745

I have never managed to achieve good slow running of the Hornby 0-4-0 chassis, so some time ago I experimented by introducing a second stage of gearing (3:1) with good results. This design still fits under the 06 body. http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x251/geekygeckodad/Hornby%200-4-0/IMAG0481_zps...
by Geeky Gecko
Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: tipping wagons
Replies: 11
Views: 4118

I've found these: http://cgi.ebay.fr/Train-HO-Marklin-Benne-basculante-/261118683077?pt=FR_YO_JeuxJouetd_TrainsElectriques&hash=item3ccbe2e7c5#ht_500wt_1235 http://mmiwakoh.de/Eigene%20Webs/lima-modellbahn/Sonstige%20en.htm http://www.lima-tribute.it/mod_cribaltabili.htm but I can't find them av...
by Geeky Gecko
Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Booth's 'Union' Battery Electric
Replies: 1
Views: 1920

(F) Booth's 'Union' Battery Electric

A search here didn't reveal any mention of these:

http://www.leedsengine.info/leeds/articles/Booth%20Battery%20locomotives.pdf

(scroll down to page 4)
by Geeky Gecko
Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ville des Anglais-a new layout for 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 4508

I seem to have lost the intermediate pictures, Ian. I'll see if I can explain. http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x251/geekygeckodad/New%20%20Layout%202012/P6221109a.jpg With reference to the picture above: 1. Reinforce the semicircle A with a strip of card on both sides (I used the embossed strip w...
by Geeky Gecko
Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gneiss Coopers now Gneiss Cider
Replies: 210
Views: 82395

Looks great, Gerry.
by Geeky Gecko
Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ville des Anglais-a new layout for 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 4508

Not posted anything for ages-sorry. Here's a few building frontages. http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x251/geekygeckodad/New%20%20Layout%202012/P6231121.jpg http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x251/geekygeckodad/New%20%20Layout%202012/P6231117a.jpg http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x251/geekygecko...
by Geeky Gecko
Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Strawberry Mountain
Replies: 149
Views: 63778

I've just watched the video, Bob. It really made me smile. Great layout.
by Geeky Gecko
Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ville des Anglais-a new layout for 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 4508

Gerald, the control levers were mechanical as here:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OO-gauge-Joue ... 500wt_1202
by Geeky Gecko
Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ville des Anglais-a new layout for 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 4508

Gerald, the pins I have used are 15mm long with heads 3.5 mm diameter. I drilled a hole that is a tight fit for the pin, inserted the pin and then soldered the rail to the head of the pin. The height of the rail can be adjusted slightly by pushing the pin in or pulling it out. This is the first time...
by Geeky Gecko
Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ville des Anglais-a new layout for 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 4508

Just realised I haven't posted anything for a while. I've completed the track laying, or at least the rails. They are soldered to pins pushed into the board. I've included gaps in the rails for isolation purposes, and soldered wires to each section. These are joined together for testing purposes. I'...
by Geeky Gecko
Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Critter from Scratch
Replies: 25
Views: 11469

Steve, using a Gaugemaster Combi controller it will run smoothly at 1 metre in 24 seconds. With 14mm wheels that would be about 21 seconds. For top hat bearings you could try http://www.intercitymodels.com or http://www.mainlytrains.com (no connection). Something else to think about is weight, cramm...
by Geeky Gecko
Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Critter from Scratch
Replies: 25
Views: 11469

A solution I have used several times involves a length of insulation from electrical wire. You will need to try different size wires, and it can be fiddly to fit (try inserting a long length of insulation into the worm and then the motor shaft, and then trim off any excess). I would personally go fo...
by Geeky Gecko
Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ville des Anglais-a new layout for 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 4508

Ville des Anglais-a new layout for 2012

The start of a new layout. The board is part of a table top 700mm x 400mm. It will be in the spirit of Carl Arendt's Micro/Small Layouts and will be a tramway set in the streets of a small French town. I intend it to run hand's free as a shuttle. http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x251/geekygeckodad...
by Geeky Gecko
Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Stefan's Speeder
Replies: 13
Views: 7196

Thanks everybody. It's stained with water based 'Antique Pine' wood dye-the drop left in the bottom of the tin. The board edges are scored with a knife and a blunt scorer. The cut lets the dye soak into the card producing dark lines and the blunt scorer indents the joins between the boards. The simp...
by Geeky Gecko
Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Stefan's Speeder
Replies: 13
Views: 7196

The frame is made from some steel rail with two lengths of brass strip to allow it to be secured by screws into the original mounting holes. http://my.gn15.info/pc310817_-_copy.jpg The bearing 'castings' are plastic tube wrapped in paper. http://my.gn15.info/p1010820_-_copy.jpg A simple 'wooden' bod...

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