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by Larry
Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:53 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Paradise Bottom Stone & Gravel Tramway
Replies: 57
Views: 12207

I have made up a short but interesting operating sequence for Paradise Bottom which is great fun.

Care to explain?


Great reprise of a classic. Lots of inspiration there. Do you have Carl's staging track out of sight?

In fact, can we get a pic of the out of sight bits?
by Larry
Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:37 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: makers plate question
Replies: 8
Views: 2777

Lima locomotive works in the USA and the Canadian Locomotive company in Kingston also used diamond plates.
by Larry
Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Milimeters / inches
Replies: 7
Views: 2532

I spent 40 years in the construction industry and found this little baby indispensable for both estimating and especially for using both metric and imperial on the same job. http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/LorenzoJose_photos/forums/aaf076fc76dbfd833e7964b87d941338.jpg My wealthy clients want...
by Larry
Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bash Fodder for GN15 Mechanisms
Replies: 82
Views: 66196

rue_d_etropal wrote:looking at that more closely I wonder if it would be possible to combine the steam and diesel chassis to have an outside framed steamer.


Looking where the bearings are, an inside frame is possible.
by Larry
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hornby Sentinal shunter - NG conversion?
Replies: 9
Views: 2545

I saw this.

http://youtu.be/WTQ8rFAuEqI

Probably more than you wanted to know :D
by Larry
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ten Years After
Replies: 11
Views: 3939

Re: Ten Years After

Chris Stockdale wrote:
No one ever really gets to leave the Gnatterbox... :twisted:

:D

cheers,


http://youtu.be/UPw-3e_pzqU
by Larry
Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 21634

The MOW folks appear yo have some deferred maintenance issues.

Good job.
by Larry
Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New loco - weathered
Replies: 5
Views: 2206

SOUTHPASS wrote:Looks good Howard, although the gentleman there does not seem to approve of the deterioration. :)


I half expect him to take a rag to at least the seat and handles😏
by Larry
Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Minimum Gauge Railways by Arthur Heywood
Replies: 4
Views: 2486

Great link, especially for the pictures.

After a quick read-trough, I'm heartened to know I can have my own Effie for £400!

I have a G scale model that cost me more by the time I had purchased all the castings I wanted and re-motored it.
by Larry
Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Deutz 21132
Replies: 14
Views: 4916

For really small applications, you can consider super or Ultra capacitors, which can offer power densities much higher than even Lipo Bateries. They are common for robots under a cubic inch in size. http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/LorenzoJose_photos/forums/039902f70f216270ab2c6cb8f9d0b198.jp...
by Larry
Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 4
Views: 1215

It looks like something from a cheap valve or pump repair kit. If the inside is tapered, it's for unsticking knurled adjustment thumbscrews.

http://www.chinahanji.com/18_repair_tool.htm
by Larry
Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 21634

Very convincing trees.

Gerry Hopkins has YouTube videos that pretty thoroughly shows tree making that looks a lot like how you describe your method.

Trees part 1
http://youtu.be/ur0WUSfui6E

Trees part 2
http://youtu.be/zftDNO1e89I
by Larry
Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:57 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smallbrook Studio COLUMBINE Germanized
Replies: 22
Views: 15273

Just a quick search: Black was chosen because - it avoided expensive foreign pigments - black wouldn`t turn shabby in operation compared to green (Source: http://www.drehscheibe-foren.de/foren/read.php?17,4721073,page=all , posting 11.03.10 23:41) sorry, german only Regards, Harald The famous GG-1 ...
by Larry
Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: hydrogen powered locomotive
Replies: 1
Views: 1360

A prototype for everything!

Experiments and prototypes at standard ga. have been demonstrated elsewhere since at least 2002

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrail
by Larry
Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Emettland on Movietone
Replies: 2
Views: 1532

Terrific rescources. Not Emett but the Movietone files has other gems. Check out story 587A about a coal operation in Wales. http://www.movietone.com/N_POPUP_Player.cfm?action=playVideo&assetno=91063 If you are signed in. On second thought. Some of the machinery might fit in well with his stuff.
by Larry
Mon May 13, 2013 4:50 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: The Eagle has Landed
Replies: 13
Views: 5037

fatmac wrote:It is still debatable, by some, as to whether it really happened.
Having seen some of their 'evidence' with shadows in the wrong places, etc, it is thought provoking.


Haha. If they faked the moon landings, why haven't they faked any for 40 years?

Ratings go down?
by Larry
Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:52 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gn15 in a suitcase
Replies: 21
Views: 8684

Ha!

Yeah. Completely different.
by Larry
Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gn15 in a suitcase
Replies: 21
Views: 8684

I found a couple more pictures on Flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stationstudios/8542736764/lightbox/ And some stunning pictures here: http://www.mb1q.com/fotos/ausstellungen/luxemburg/expo-trains_luxembourg/32_expo-trains_2012_in_walferdange/la_valise/index.html And another video that giv...
by Larry
Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: A Missouri claypit & quarry operation
Replies: 15
Views: 7681

I tried going over the areas you lined out, and unfortunately, though I can make out every tree, you really can't tell what is under them. The West Quarry shows nothing of interest. the East Quarry shows some outcroppings, and some folks have put up some photos on either Google Earth or Maps under t...
by Larry
Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: A Missouri claypit & quarry operation
Replies: 15
Views: 7681

here is the Rockwoods reservation with Glencoe rd. (thats not the paving, I have it set to show the alignment) It appears paved when you blow it up only to the church yard off Manchester. http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/11/36/05/99/screen13.jpg at 5:00 from the church (west of Glencoe)there is what loo...
by Larry
Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: A Missouri claypit & quarry operation
Replies: 15
Views: 7681

Great pictures, Jeff. They give a good feel for what could be done for modeling. Love the rail/track car. I went to Google Earth, and couldn't make out a whole lot. ( just type in "rockwood reservation" did it for me) But there was a panoramio photo that is captioned as a limestone quarry ...
by Larry
Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hot wire cutter - UK
Replies: 9
Views: 6875

Re: Hot wire cutter - UK

Be carefull about some ventilation as the styrene fumes will be not very good for your health. Be extremely careful with any of the hot wire cutters on styrofoam. They'll tell you it is dangerous, but it is in fact hydrogen cyanide -- as used in gas chambers. LOTS of fresh air if you're doing this ...
by Larry
Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Saving rubber
Replies: 4
Views: 2456

You might try applying heat with a heat gun to restore flexibility and remove oxidation. Then apply a rubber/vinyl restorer from an auto shop.

Gerry is right, though, if the tires are heavily cracked, prospects are grim.

Try and find a model car kit with the same size tires, or molding your own.
by Larry
Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Electronic copies of magazines
Replies: 19
Views: 7324

Hi Larry, We did have a real “ding dong” discussion about copyright a while back but no one published the American version so thanks for that. It appears your law is much clearer than the UK one. In the UK our system basically is set up to benefit the lawyers although as Steve Bennett wrote recentl...
by Larry
Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Electronic copies of magazines
Replies: 19
Views: 7324

I've found the opposite. The University of Washington has wonderful free online archives of logging railroads of the NW going back more than 100 years completely free online, but if you go to the UW archives, they will charge you for hard copies. They may be reasonable for private use, but once you...

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