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by MickT
Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: First efforts
Replies: 19
Views: 7600

Sorry again! Note to self - get a grip and pay attention to detail..... :shock: There are also another 10 Hythe photos on the same Fotopic link as above, in the 28 October Weymouth exhibition collection. I think that has used up my Gnatterbox quota for today - I will now get out of the way and let t...
by MickT
Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: First efforts
Replies: 19
Views: 7600

Sorry - just read your posting properly this time and noticed that the RHDR stock is by your dad - same notes apply though, you may still find the link to my photos of Graham Lindley's stock of interest! :oops:

Mick
by MickT
Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: First efforts
Replies: 19
Views: 7600

Hi Graham, Splendid models - very inspirational. I was fascinated by your RHDR stock - what scale are they? Apologies if you already know about Graham Lindley's 12mm scale RHDR layout "Hythe" - I've got a reasonable set of photos of the layout and his extensive RHDR stock at: http://mickth...
by MickT
Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Just for Fun...
Replies: 30
Views: 15197

Looking good, Colin. If you want it to be pushed around by a motorised box van or simm'la, rub plenty of graphite around the axles and the frames - and don't forget the coupling rods - this will "dry lubricate" the moving parts and enable them to turn easily. Oh nearly forgot - plenty of w...
by MickT
Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:15 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Expong Photos
Replies: 7
Views: 2981

Expong Photos

Apologies if you have already read this on other forums - I have staged the notice in order to protect my bandwidth exceeding its daily allowance and getting my account suspended (which happened the first time I posted) Although it is well over a week since the show now, I have at last got a set of ...
by MickT
Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pauls Card Challenge Layout
Replies: 192
Views: 104754

This is the sort of scene I'm trying to recreate on the shed side of the pizza 8) Less the page fold down the centre of course :oops: http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y218/DCRfan/westland.jpg Ah, and I thought that it was a representation of the International Date Line...... Won't you have to turn ...
by MickT
Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: ExpoNG Saturday
Replies: 44
Views: 23303

Re: ExpoNG Saturday

The thing to watch out for are the cameras - they are live and will bite!! :evil: :twisted: :cry: David Gander Hi David, Welcome to this very entertaining madhouse - beware, the time bandits will get you if you linger too long. I like the "wavydavy" webname - obviously chosen to match you...
by MickT
Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: sunshine on the Rawson Brothers line
Replies: 43
Views: 20213

Gents, There's a bit of a misunderstanding going on here. Whether or not you have to scroll to view an image is nothing to do with the size of the screen, it is everthing to do with the resolution of the screen setting. To try to explain: If you have your screen set to eg 800 x 600 (this is pixels -...
by MickT
Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Just for Fun...
Replies: 30
Views: 15197

A splendid model Colin, well done sir! I reckon it will only be a matter of time now before the dead Dapol Drewry chassis is replaced with a live Bachman one, then will come a few bits of track "just for testing purposes, dear......." and then it will be farewell to 09 - just when you have...
by MickT
Sun Oct 14, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Fleischmann "Magic train"
Replies: 14
Views: 9287

[quote="Simon Andrews
Mick, your site also has a long range view of Miles Bevan's tank loco that is also built on a Fleischman Magic Train chassis.

http://mickthornton.fotopic.net/p44387807.html


Simon.[/quote]

Thanks for pointing that out Simon, totally overlooked that one :cry: - sorry about that, Miles!

Mick
by MickT
Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Fleischmann "Magic train"
Replies: 14
Views: 9287

Hurrah! At last, I am able to contribute something constructive/useful!! :D :D :lol: If you follow this link, it should take you to my Fotopic site and the collection containing photos of Graham Lindley's 12mm scale Hythe, including my own personal favourite of his extensive Romney stock - The Bug -...
by MickT
Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Nick's Gn15 projects.
Replies: 92
Views: 32371

Hi Nick, Your loco stock is looking both attractive and interesting. I'd really like to see and hear more about your "tourist loco" - looks like an 0-4-0 from the brief glimpse in the photo, is it staying like that, and is it going to be modelled as a Severn Lamb type pretender or as a ste...
by MickT
Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 1:24 scale Revell Anglia
Replies: 34
Views: 16942

Re: 1/24th Anglia

When the the model was phased out in 1959.as the Popular,it was the cheapest car available in the UK,the last with a sidevalve engine and the last with rod brakes.It can trace it's design right back to the Model "T" :!: Not quite correct there - when the sit up and beg 103E Popular was ce...
by MickT
Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Size of buildings
Replies: 21
Views: 6836

Bob Taylor wrote:............but how big is a 1/24 brick? :shock:

Bob.


Err, I believe the size of a 1/24 brick is 24 times smaller than a real life brick, or did I miss something in the translation?

:shock: :shock: :roll:
by MickT
Sat Sep 15, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Injun House?
Replies: 6
Views: 2650

And isn't the new station on the Cleethorpes Coast Lt Rly a container that has been very effectively clad with woodwork to make it look like a station building?

Mick
by MickT
Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Hastings Model Possibilities
Replies: 50
Views: 42767

MickT wrote:He never sleeps!

:shock: :shock: :?

Mick


Sorry about my spelling (for which there was Gno excuse), I should of course have said: "he Gnever sleeps"

:roll:
by MickT
Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Hastings Model Possibilities
Replies: 50
Views: 42767

michael wrote:I'm curious Steve how do you come up with these?


He never sleeps!

:shock: :shock: :?

Mick
by MickT
Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eaton Hall Brakevan - Modelling Data - Help Please!
Replies: 4
Views: 2045

Steve, Drawing has arrived OK - thanks a million. Email reply despatched - I've posted this here as I already have experience at how you never check your emails!! Thanks again. You came highly recommended by Colin as being the guy who would be sure to come up with the goods on this request - and he ...
by MickT
Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: Things I've done
Topic: *cough*
Replies: 11
Views: 12777

Looking good Emrys! Gave me a bit of a shock when I clicked the link in my contacts to do the afternoon Gnatterbox check, but I managed to find my way in and I'm sure I will get used to it eventually!! :shock: :o Nurse, the screens, A very posh looking front end - I can see the time bandits coming a...
by MickT
Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eaton Hall Brakevan - Modelling Data - Help Please!
Replies: 4
Views: 2045

Thanks Steve, that'll be great,

Now on "waiting mode" in anticipation........ :lol: :D

Mick
by MickT
Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eaton Hall Brakevan - Modelling Data - Help Please!
Replies: 4
Views: 2045

Eaton Hall Brakevan - Modelling Data - Help Please!

I'm sure somebody in this August Company of minimum gauge experts may be able to help - (please!). I have been trying to corner data and (preferrably) a drawing to enable me to have a go at a model of the Eaton Hall Brakevan - the short 4 wheel one. I have plenty of good photos but have not been abl...
by MickT
Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Chris' 2007 Submarine Pirate layout...Challenge.
Replies: 172
Views: 143634

Hi Jim, Didn't the RHDR use a Boys Anti-Tank Rifle (plus a Lewis Gun for AA) on the WW2 armoured train? That would meet your "recipe" for optimum calibre I would imagine, as I think the Boys was 0.5" calibre (hell of a kick apparently anyway!) but was quite high velocity and would hav...
by MickT
Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Matthews Corner
Replies: 15
Views: 5921

Thanks for that explanation Chris - perfectly clear now. I'm sure I have seen the item you describe in the artists supply section of Hobbycraft - looking for it will help to offset the urge to phone the Samaritans that is usually quite overwhelming every time I am forced to go to our area branch and...
by MickT
Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Matthews Corner
Replies: 15
Views: 5921

Chris, Regarding the use of graphite - I've heard occasionally of people singing the praises of this approach but don't know any more about it than that. Could you please provide a little enlightenment? :shock: Do you need to do a rail cleaning session before applying the graphite, or is it just a c...
by MickT
Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Matthews Corner
Replies: 15
Views: 5921

Matthews Corner

Hi everyone, UK members at least will mostly know by now that the August edition of Railway Modeller has an article, with a bakers dozen(13) of Andrew Burnham's excellent photos covering Chris Krupa's Matthews Corner layout. To mark the occasion and add a small photo supplement, I have unearthed the...

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