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by KEG
Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Where to get link and pin couplers?
Replies: 12
Views: 2726

Re: Where to get link and pin couplers?

A question suited more for the trade departement of this forum. But try Schomber Models from Canada:

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The have some Gn15 wagons and a Brookeville locomotive.

Have Fun

Juergen
by KEG
Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Want a minimum gauge model railway business?
Replies: 15
Views: 3094

Re: Want a minimum gauge model railway business?

The Llanfair exibition fist weekend in September might be a good oppotunity to meet most of the garden rail traders and makers.

Might be interesting to hear, what the professionals think about quality, prices and market chances of the present 3-D Gn15 offerings.


Have Fun


Juergen
by KEG
Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Dragon Transport 1 : 13
Replies: 16
Views: 4819

Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

When building a good / guards van for the Swamp Dragon line, I decided to add a dragon compartement. http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e341/Kraehwinkle/Seven%20Eights/GW%205_zpsq0uhl1wh.jpg Some railroad companies had these for dogs. Nobody wants to have smelly dogs in coaches next to them. From the...
by KEG
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Want a minimum gauge model railway business?
Replies: 15
Views: 3094

Re: Want a minimum gauge model railway business?

Why don´t you ask Steve Bennett for advise: Until a few years ago he had a homepage ,
appeared at model railroad events and showed of lot of his Gn15 products (plus much more) in this forum.

Have Fun

Juergen
by KEG
Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Ape Racing aka Fast Tuk Tuks
Replies: 4
Views: 1299

Re: Ape Racing aka Fast Tuk Tuks

Have a look at Ed´s Automobilia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wTqscr8d2k

Something like the Faller Car System for larger scales.


Have Fun

Juergen
by KEG
Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: New Emett exhibition - crowdfunding appeal
Replies: 1
Views: 1099

Re: New Emett exhibition - crowdfunding appeal

Read more about the Emett Society ´ s work in their July Newsletter:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ymtri9l1qc1dx1x/July%202016%20Newsletter.pdf?dl=0

Have Fun

Juergen
by KEG
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Laser Cut Wagons
Replies: 10
Views: 3527

Re: Laser Cut Wagons

Played around with my samples recently.

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Added end- and sidewalls from 2mm cardboard. Fitted some more OZARK nut & bolt castings.

Have Fun

Juergen
by KEG
Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: V-tipper wagons
Replies: 36
Views: 7465

Re: V-tipper wagons

The Souvenir Guide Book of the Fairbourne & Barnmouth Steam Railway contains a black & white picture of an oval frame skip on 15 inch track. Probably from the Difties or Sixties.

Have Fun

Juergen
by KEG
Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Industry in Kraehwinkle
Replies: 32
Views: 22547

Re: A New Industry in Kraehwinkle

The Moai story is going on. Meanwhile in 7 / 8th scale as well.

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Modified Model Earth Budget flats with a Banjomike Diesel loco. Battery plus Deltang RC of course.

Have Fun

Juergen
by KEG
Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: V-tipper wagons
Replies: 36
Views: 7465

Re: V-tipper wagons

Found a short film of our Gn15 V-skips train.

https://vimeo.com/140605382

Filmed last autumm with a handheld smartphone on parts of our modular layout by JL Toeffelholm.

Have Fun

Juergen
by KEG
Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: V-tipper wagons
Replies: 36
Views: 7465

Re: V-tipper wagons

but there is still muddle as to whether it is equivalent of gauge 2 or gauge 3 (IIm or IIIm,to use terminology used by some) In Germany and large part of Continental Europe the number 2, sometimes written in Roman II stands for model railroads in a scale of 1 : 22,5. If followed by a letter, like m...
by KEG
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: V-tipper wagons
Replies: 36
Views: 7465

Re: V-tipper wagons

Personally I always prefer something that works than something that just looks pretty. I tend to use those pretty models as background static ones. Sorry, out of scale models never can look very good on a model railroad with a defined scale. You don´t have to count rivets, if you build models. Simp...
by KEG
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Painting figures - how do you do it?
Replies: 11
Views: 3543

Re: Painting figures - how do you do it?

Sir Briands painting techique has been mentioned in this forum quite a few times already. Some few people actually use it. http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e341/Kraehwinkle/Figuren/1568Farben1.jpg http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e341/Kraehwinkle/Figuren/1657FacettenLack.jpg http://i42.photobucket...
by KEG
Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: V-tipper wagons
Replies: 36
Views: 7465

Re: V-tipper wagons

The V-tipper question comes up in forums every few months. Still no one has ever shown a prototype picture of a 15 inch gauge V-tipper. We were discussing it over here (Germany) some years ago. http://www.die-feldbahnsinnigen.de/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=425&hilit=Kipploren+Gn15+Kipploren M...
by KEG
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: V-tipper wagons
Replies: 36
Views: 7465

Re: V-tipper wagons

V-tippers come in different seizes. Can´t be very large on 15 inch gauge. Here are pictures and some mearsurements of the 3-D printing developments of a small Decauville tipper at a German Forum. http://www.die-feldbahnsinnigen.de/forum/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=981&p=5866&hilit=Decauville+Ki...
by KEG
Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New Scale, new railway
Replies: 18
Views: 4816

Re: New Scale, new railway

I can recommend Vivak, made by BAYER. I comes in various thicknesses.Try a better Hobby Shop or Ebay. Build my Rail Taxi with it some years ago. http://gn15.info/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9071 CD cases are very brittle and the clear plastik goes blind very soon. To seal ink prints, use a suitable primer...
by KEG
Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Model Earth Budget wagons.
Replies: 5
Views: 2271

Model Earth Budget wagons.

Simon Harris from Model Earth recently introduced a flatcar Resin kit for a budget price. A complete, including wheels, for only 15 Brit. Pounds. Compare this price and quality with that, of the various 3-D printed offerings. http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e341/Kraehwinkle/Seven%20Eights/Flatcar%...
by KEG
Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Challengnes
Topic: Gerry Bullock Challengne.
Replies: 11
Views: 5557

Re: Gerry Bullock Challengne.

Perhaps for me it could be just to get my arse in gear, dust off the tool kit, do a bit of model making and contribute something again... I hope, you don´t expect that someone of us has to pass away, whenever you have a personal crisis with your modelling. There ar better ways to motivate ones self...
by KEG
Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Emett style carriage on Smallbrook flatbed
Replies: 30
Views: 5536

Re: Emett style carriage on Smallbrook flatbed

...brings to mind a question, how sensitive are the models to the wind? Just like the real thing. Too much wind and they´ll trip over. Smallbrook kits have plenty of lead in the resin cast chassi. Annother layer or two of sheet lead results in low centre of gravitity and improves the stability on t...
by KEG
Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Emett style carriage on Smallbrook flatbed
Replies: 30
Views: 5536

Re: Emett style carriage on Smallbrook flatbed

A garden Rail Gn15 layout with 16,5 mm track. Something one does not see very often. I think, new member Half Pint announced one as well. http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e341/Kraehwinkle/Nellie%20Bau/4477Zug2_zps32e654ba.jpg I like the idea of using elevated track. Much easier to keep the track cl...
by KEG
Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Nissen/Quonset huts
Replies: 12
Views: 2920

Re: Nissen/Quanset huts

Looking good. The real things seemed to have some kind of isolation inside. http://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/ww2-defences/32153-ww2-nissen-huts-april-15-a.html#.V2gKH7GOdZ8 JG Miniatures form UK offers ready made Nissan Huts for 1 : 32 scale. http://www.jgminiatures.com/collections/military/M27-...
by KEG
Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Nissen/Quonset huts
Replies: 12
Views: 2920

Re: Nissen/Quanset huts

This link to Nissen huts might be helpful to get the idea http://nissenbuildings.com/History.htm I think, the standard Nissen hut was 24 feet wide, maybe 8 feet high. For Gn15 / 1 : 24 scale I ´d probably use suitable coffee or soup tins to get the corrugated iron material. Have Fun Juergen
by KEG
Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 202
Views: 32233

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Most people know, the next model shop is only as far away, as the keyboard of your computer. Bill´s little train is simply very beautiful modelling and very well documented. The costumes of the figures turns the clock of the time machine to the teens or early twenties of the last century. Those Prei...
by KEG
Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Exhibition Presentation
Replies: 154
Views: 85258

Re: Exhibition Presentation

Well, joining a Exhibition Presentatation thread without a few pictures or links is like coming to a bottle party with empty hands. So where is your layout with the old strecher or Italian flag on table height? I think the 'high' brigade have been talking too loudly Watch out who you are talking to....
by KEG
Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: 3-D printed Gn15 steam locos
Replies: 96
Views: 20903

Re: 3-D printed Gn15 steam locos

Thank you for the link to Facebook. I had to sign in, to read the message. The linear format makes it uncomfortable and time consuming to read all contributions. Most of the material has been shown elsewhere already. So why annother forum? For me it seems a waste of time. Have Fun Juergen

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