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by MickT
Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: O9 joins Blackcloud's Railways
Replies: 162
Views: 69404

I think your Matchbox "fusion" is very reminiscent of the Fairbourne Dingo mark 2 and it gives me an idea :idea: for an 09 excursion myself!

Mick
by MickT
Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: RAMMA Works. Simon's EuroMOMING Challenge layout.
Replies: 23
Views: 7684

............. The cicle of track on top was laid using a Roy Link rail bender the curves are Type I radius which are just over 3 1/2 inch radius :shock: .Simon. Hi Simon, But how is my (proposed) 15" gauge NYC Niagara 4-8-4 going to get round those sort of curves when it makes a guest visiting...
by MickT
Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Mozzer work bench G scale
Replies: 24
Views: 10484

Any reason why the lead shot is stuck to the outside of the tanks rather than putting weighting inside them? It's probably obvious to most, but I'm thick (well that's what my school reports used to say back in the days when teachers were allowed to say it as it was, nowadays I'd be an A rather than ...
by MickT
Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Cardboard Train
Replies: 2
Views: 2471

That is a very impressive piece of modelling skill indeed Ian. I must try and get to a show that you attend with your layout one day as I'd love to see your card modelling "in the flesh" so to speak.

Thanks for sharing

Mick
by MickT
Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Roaming wagon Square Foot Estate Railway
Replies: 263
Views: 103906

Spotted the roaming wagon at Shepton Mallet today on Steve Bennett's demo layout and managed the attached snap of the 009 Society Roving Reporter's Inspection Railcar hitching a lift in it. Hope the chance meeting of two well known layout-hopping pieces of rolling stock meet with Gerry's approval! :...
by MickT
Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway
Replies: 6
Views: 5165

The aluminium track on the left of the photo is/was (I haven't visited Exbury for around 4 years) a simple out and back line approx 100m or so in length, ie the length of the station, which last time I was present was in use during a weekend gala by a local area model engineering society to run a st...
by MickT
Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) R&ER Lady Wakefield - recabbed?
Replies: 4
Views: 2519

The current livery is the green, since about 2005-ish I think. Prior to that she was maroon and going back a bit further, BR Blue. I don't have photos or reference books to hand, but I believe there were (at least?) two variations of the maroon livery. I remember one that had a grey stripe or porti...
by MickT
Sun May 15, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 276
Views: 132604

Super modelling and super inspiration as always Peter! I'm really looking forward to seeing the 30ft extension to the "top field".............. :shock:
:D
Mick
by MickT
Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: (F) OO9 Locos
Replies: 2
Views: 4331

Bearing in mind that the person referred to does not have internet access, then I think making contact with Parkside Dundas would be a sensible way forward, as they stock a great variety of most of what is currently available in the world of 009. It should also be advised that 009 also depends quite...
by MickT
Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 276
Views: 132604

Thank you for this fascinating thread Peter and for the in-depth descriptions of all the superb models that you have managed to cram into just a few feet, without any of it looking over-crowded! Very skillful! Although the agricultural theme is not my own "field" (excuse the pun....), I ha...
by MickT
Tue May 25, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Magic Train conversions
Replies: 3
Views: 14801

Alter the cab, chop down the funnel and you've got RDHR No. 4 "The Bug" Well yes, but not quite as simple or straightforward as it sounds, Martin! Here are three snaps of Graham Lindley's 12mm scale model of The Bug taken on his fabulous Hythe layout. Graham's model was constructed as des...
by MickT
Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Emmet update
Replies: 12
Views: 5362

OK, what can we say apart from brilliant ! :) ...........My my modelling is more emetic than Emmet, Hi Dave & Lorraine, Long time no see, hope you are both well! Totally endorse your comment - brilliant modelling! "Emetic" - that's a new word for me! I have however heard my own modell...
by MickT
Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Bressingham Garden Railway
Replies: 8
Views: 8913

Jon, If you want to adapt an 009 loco to represent a miniature railway loco I assume that you intend to work in 09 ie 7mm scale? Therefore, unless you are really masochistic and intend to use Z scale on 6½mm gauge to represent 10¼" gauge, then I expect you will be thinking of 009 "as is&qu...
by MickT
Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New layout idea.
Replies: 11
Views: 4722

Sounds like a good plan Trevor. It is based on the construction of one of the Yorkshire reservoirs and is a really stunning layout, which my photo fails to show. I would think Mick Thornton has some much better pics in his Fotopic album, could take a while to find them, it is really worth seeing th...
by MickT
Tue May 26, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Blenheim Park loco
Replies: 5
Views: 3247

There are also some Blenheim Palace photos showing the Keef "pretender" Sir Winston Churchill in crimson lake (ish) livery at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaytilston/1461936651/

Mick
by MickT
Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Design and Construction of the Wildcat Brewing Co.
Replies: 143
Views: 43836

I wish American beer came in nice wooden or plastic cases. Instead it is in cardboard cases. The old wooden cases many american brewers used to use are very nice and sturdy, and the plastic cases you Europeans use are nice and sturdy and useful for all kinds of things. I have a Grolsch one a friend...
by MickT
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Making louver/louvre panels in styrene/plasticard
Replies: 16
Views: 13957

Hi Dallas,

That is really clever stuff. Well done and congratulations on a great tip!

Mick
by MickT
Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hythe by Graham Lindley
Replies: 9
Views: 5332

Any photo's on line Andy? Re Hythe, saw that at Weymouth in 2007. I think it was Hythe and the O gauge NG Purbeck clay mine layout in the same show that rekindled my modelling interests after becoming disilusioned previously with 4mm. For anyone who isn't aware, there are 2 sets of photos of Graham...
by MickT
Wed May 28, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self Propelled Truck
Replies: 133
Views: 61055

Another great model Steve! I was taken by the realistic wood finish of the decking. I can see how you have highlighted it with a dark wash, but can you let us know what you used as the base colour for the plain wood finish?(unless it is actually wood perhaps?) :shock: I'm currently having a bit of a...
by MickT
Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bassett Lowke Class 10, 20, 30 and 60
Replies: 102
Views: 45631

Hi Paul, I've had similar thoughts for a Greenly style atlantic but along 0-9 lines, however, logic would be the same for a Gn15 one: 00 0-4-0 chassis would be no good as the coupled wheelbase is too long to make it into an atlantic. Best bet in my opinion would be to get hold of an old 4-6-0 and re...
by MickT
Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Narrow Gauge South 2008
Replies: 8
Views: 4631

sorry, cant give the name of the layout, I cant find the programme to check. Steve, The layout is Gretton & Wenlock, 0-16.5 and owned by the Wimborne RS. They also have the 009 Tarrant Valley which I'm sure you will be familiar with. When exhibiting Gretton, they call themselves the CLANGERS (C...
by MickT
Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: amoured train 15'' romney hyde
Replies: 84
Views: 35441

:oops: :oops: I should have checked Dana's Wikipedia link above before committing to waffle as both the Boys description and a link to the Lewis gun through "British infantry weapons of WW2" gave very full, comprehensive and as far as I can see, accurate descriptions. Much better than my t...
by MickT
Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: amoured train 15'' romney hyde
Replies: 84
Views: 35441

Regarding the queries about the ordnance in the RHDR armoured train photo - the one that "looks like a drainpipe" is a .303 Lewis gun - the thick barrel is the water cooling jacket around the rifle barrel. These were WW1 section level light machine guns that were replaced during WW2 by the...
by MickT
Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Freelance battery loco
Replies: 21
Views: 10117

Late logging on today and it looks as if the previously reported problems have now been identified.

I can now see the photos via Steve's re-posting, so a belated thanks for going to the trouble of sorting it and a belated congrats from me on some superb modelling

Mick
by MickT
Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Freelance battery loco
Replies: 21
Views: 10117

Ok. Thanks Nick. They still don't show and are the only ones on the whole site that don't and when I click your shortcuts I get 'page not found' messages. Chris Chris is not alone, and my system is a bog standard home rig running Win XP that works fine (touch wood) with links normally! On the origi...

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