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by tom yorke
Sun Jan 13, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Useful Donor Chassis?
Replies: 24
Views: 9929

Correct Steve - the one on the left is the newer. The other is from the Stone Age. As you know, the outer frames are plastic while the inner frame is metal.

Tom
by tom yorke
Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Useful Donor Chassis?
Replies: 24
Views: 9929

There are at least three versions of the Model Power Plymouth. One has the traction tire. You don't want that one.

Tom
by tom yorke
Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Useful Donor Chassis?
Replies: 24
Views: 9929

Steve,
Is there a view of that 0-4-0T "Junior" with superstructure off?

Tom
by tom yorke
Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Useful Donor Chassis?
Replies: 24
Views: 9929

The Plymouth chassis is the one I used for my Gn15 "Maule" loco kit (sold out, but a new version is due soon). It works fine and is fairly cheap. I used it motor in the cab as it was one with no side windows so you couldn't see the large motor.

Tom
by tom yorke
Tue Jan 01, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bachmann On30
Replies: 11
Views: 4087

The Bachmann 2-6-0 certainly does have Gn15 potential. I'm on my second unit. Both are 0-6-0T's. The first one is featured in 3 articles in Light Iron Digest. I will finish it up with the next (not current) issue. The current issue shows a loco that uses the Bachmann Forney. The next loco to be cove...
by tom yorke
Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Share the Legend for Your Layout
Replies: 81
Views: 31403

OK I guess it is my turn. This is for "The Last Resort". It was going to be for the card challenge but real work got in the way. Soooo, I'm just doing it as a railroad now. I will use some other building materials also. Once there was this little island in the middle of the sea. You can on...
by tom yorke
Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Matt Acrylic
Replies: 48
Views: 21826

Greetings,
Tester paints are great. The only reason to apply a dulling spray to acrylics is the wear on sharpe edges. Paint doesn't like to stick to a knife edge. Therefor, I round each edge just slightly to reduce this problem. A dulling spray is applied lightly over.

Tom
by tom yorke
Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sudamin GmbH
Replies: 3
Views: 2089

Andy,
Cool photos! More??

The only thing I could think of though in 15" gauge is tipping one of those pots over in the yard! Ouch big time!

Tom
by tom yorke
Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: list of builder /seller of BUILDING and accessoiries
Replies: 8
Views: 4173

Gentlmen, Also forgotten is http://www.thomasayorke.com. I have done quite a few Gn15 examples in the past. Available now is the Gn15 sketchbook and so some resin loco detailing parts. I have been so busy with other projects that I have not had any time to devote to Gn15 for awile. Next year there w...
by tom yorke
Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Interesting Chassis
Replies: 11
Views: 5264

Yes, the Lafeyette by Bachmann in HO was what I used for Poco Querido. If anybody has a photo of it please post. There are some on my site. It seems to me that this model from Bachmann would probably work for a Poco in Gn15. Too bad this was posted as now I'm going to have to get one and convert it ...
by tom yorke
Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:41 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ingins
Replies: 7
Views: 3168

Look into 1/24 model car kits. There have been several large cars done such as RR, Packard, Cad. and so on. These are a lot less expensive than a FM car.

Tom
by tom yorke
Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:16 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ingins
Replies: 7
Views: 3168

Walther's carries that Cat Diesel engine. You get two in a pack for about $8. I have used them in O scale as critter engines. They are a bit small for 1/2" though, yet they may work in tight locations and half hidden.

Tom
by tom yorke
Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Japanese Critter
Replies: 35
Views: 15592

Actually they are almost duplicates of Plymouths built under license (I believe) from Plymouth. Many of this type unit were used in WW2 by the Japanese on islands. I have been thinking of doing a kit for several years now of one for Gn15 but don't know how much interest there would be. These aren't ...
by tom yorke
Sat Jun 09, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Weathering (Lots to learn - that's me!)
Replies: 11
Views: 4172

Well, when you consider the fact that the kit cost $100 and the donor trolley another $30, then about 40 hours to assemble and paint........... even $295 is a steal in my opinion. But of course people don't pay anywhere near what an item is worth. They think they can do it themselves - not figuring ...
by tom yorke
Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pender Street Mills
Replies: 32
Views: 20567

Extremely wonderful work!! Looks great. Yes, I did an On30 "kit" for the open air shed years ago. Also #3 is one of my Scrap Yard Dod kits. It looks nice in the two-tone colors.

Very cool!

Tom
by tom yorke
Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rough Split Sleepers
Replies: 5
Views: 2033

I've used Steve's approach for years now. I did an article on same way back when. I use sheets of thin basswood and cut then in the long direction by hand - no straight edge! Just go by eye. Then I grain the tops and use a course file to "round-over" the edges a little. The tops are staine...
by tom yorke
Tue May 22, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pass the sugar please
Replies: 0
Views: 1471

Pass the sugar please

I am putting the finishing touches on a new car kit. I am doing these mostly for myself but will offer them to anybody wanting some. The car is of the Phillipian style. That is with end racks and a solid floor running on 4 wheels. It is a resin and styrene kit except for a cast metal center beam and...
by tom yorke
Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:28 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Plymouth from Tom Yorke
Replies: 10
Views: 3675

Well, believe it or not, it still runs! The figure is 1/24 scale. All of my Gn15 is built to that scale. The loco was a kit I produced a few years ago but it is no longer available. It was made with real dents, gashes and bashes to depict hard usage. It follows a Japanese "Plymouth" as far...
by tom yorke
Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Model "T" railcar from Tom yorke
Replies: 9
Views: 4915

Steve, The kit is resin and produced by Aardvark Models. I can look up the particulars if you like. The kit is about $45. Not cheap but of a model you can't get otherwise and of very excellent quality. It is meant as a conversion body for a Jag frame/engine combo. My hotrod days are past, but this i...
by tom yorke
Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New pallet factory founded
Replies: 46
Views: 18843

Gerd,
Nice concept. If I were doing it I'd put a return loop at either end for continuous operation - but that's just me. Would take another foot or two to do, but it would let you just sit with a beer and watch for a time.

Tom
by tom yorke
Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 1/25 cars
Replies: 13
Views: 4834

The '29 Ford Pickup is a great kit! It is full of extra parts. Its what I am using for a little 4 wheel loco. The doors even open as does the hood! Mind you, you need three hands to accomplish this, but it can be done. The kit is well worth the price. On another note, I am trying to finish the neces...
by tom yorke
Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 2007 model challenge
Replies: 310
Views: 146493

OK guys -- how about a BB motor block? Will that do better than the Bachmann Street Car on tight curves and grades? I'm still finishing the original loco. If it won't do for The Last Resort, I will employ it on the Island Rwy. I am doing another loco from a '29 Ford A Pickup on the BB motor block. I...
by tom yorke
Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 2007 model challenge
Replies: 310
Views: 146493

Interesting concept Chris. Sort of Jules Vernish-kinda maybe? I'd like to see more. I am putting together the loco for my The Last Resort. Got the Model T Ford Couplet body from a hot rod resin caster. The body is stock and very nice. I'm mounting it over a Bachmann On30 Street Car mechanism. I am a...
by tom yorke
Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: My First Paper loco plus basic printie
Replies: 14
Views: 7534

Nice Simon! A suggestion; make it from Strathmore card. A small sheet is only a couple of bucks. Then before you fold it up, use a bug sticker and impress rivets into the inside surface. Do this gently over another sheet of soft card or even an unwanted magazine. This allows to rivets to be impresse...
by tom yorke
Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 2007 model challenge
Replies: 310
Views: 146493

Simon, Now wasn't that a fun project? I bet you learned a few tricks while you were at it. I will have a lot to learn about paper mache myself. I don't think I have ever really worked in it. I think that is the value of this "assignment". We will all learn something new from it. Oh, by the...

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