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by Nick Ellingworth
Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Dereham 09
Replies: 80
Views: 23522

Here's my contribution to the wholesale forum teasing regarding this particular layout:

Image

:wink:
by Nick Ellingworth
Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:34 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Dereham 09
Replies: 80
Views: 23522

I really don't think it matters which way that piece of track faces, it's only large enough for one axle anyway. :wink: Thanks for the positive vibes Steve, I guess you took a break in the late morning as that's when I had a loco overheat but after that everything was running nicely again, although ...
by Nick Ellingworth
Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Dereham 09
Replies: 80
Views: 23522

Today's show at Dereham was rather successful all the layouts on display got a lot of attention although if we'd had more space we would have had 2 more on display. Anyway onto the photos, I afraid I mostly took photos of my own layouts. :wink: Dunwold Manor Sidings: http://i222.photobucket.com/albu...
by Nick Ellingworth
Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Wonky Pizza in G12
Replies: 93
Views: 24448

Thank you for the compliment, I think the audience at Dereham would agree with you, or at least those that weren't distracted by other layouts which surrounded mine. :wink:
by Nick Ellingworth
Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Wonky Pizza in G12
Replies: 93
Views: 24448

You didn't speak to me at Moming, I think you've got me confused with someone else. :wink:

Anyway I'm pleased to report that aside from a couple of stalls and one over heating loco the layout ran flawlessly all day today. Expect photo's in the Dereham thread once I recover.
by Nick Ellingworth
Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane.......... PTO Truck! - whimsy?
Replies: 46
Views: 12571

Nice paint job!

As for adding extra details, I think it looks fine the way it is although the fear of it being played with shouldn't stop you adding as much detail as you want, after all if it breaks you can always repair it. :wink:
by Nick Ellingworth
Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: outstanding modelling
Replies: 20
Views: 11347

It is fairly incredible, after my experiences with brick laying the CNC machine is definitely cheating in my opinion. :wink:
by Nick Ellingworth
Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Dereham 09
Replies: 80
Views: 23522

I'll be bringing two layouts along, thankfully I'm not relying on Barry to get me there. :wink:
by Nick Ellingworth
Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Wonky Pizza in G12
Replies: 93
Views: 24448

John New I really doubt it's a short circuit issue as the chassis and body work are all plastic and the couplers aren't attached to anything else made of metal. John of the Aussie variety I am using graphite, even I'm not daft enough to not use it. :wink: You're right Steve, it wasn't tamped down I ...
by Nick Ellingworth
Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Wonky Pizza in G12
Replies: 93
Views: 24448

I do have a second loco however it uses the same chassis and due to one of the drive gears missing a tooth it runs worse than the other loco. Also it's not the tightest point of the layout that's the issue. Basically I'm stumped and whenever I try working on it get rather angry, so I've decided to l...
by Nick Ellingworth
Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Wonky Pizza in G12
Replies: 93
Views: 24448

small spots that prevent slow running.... :? Two things. Clean rails, not only on the top, but also on the insides of the railheads on curves. Secondly, check that the track no sudden changes in cant or twist...this leads to some momentery loss of contact, thus preventing slow running. The two prob...
by Nick Ellingworth
Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Wonky Pizza in G12
Replies: 93
Views: 24448

Just a pity that it won't run properly by Sunday, I'm not going to touch it again until then as I'm afraid I'll just make the existing problems worse. :(
by Nick Ellingworth
Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Wonky Pizza in G12
Replies: 93
Views: 24448

Thanks Barry, the layout should be fully operational for Sunday, I've narrowed down the running issues to two small spots that prevent slow running, medium to fast running is now practically flawless though. Even if one of the wagons, which happens to be the only one without any lead weight does der...
by Nick Ellingworth
Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:33 am
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: Meeting - 12th August '09
Replies: 10
Views: 7945

I'd say the pre show checks went rather well last night, both layouts that were present just about worked as intended. As usual thanks to our hosts for letting us invade for the evening. I can also report that we were joined by a mysterious chap calling himself Emrys who clearly can't be a proper me...
by Nick Ellingworth
Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Wonky Pizza in G12
Replies: 93
Views: 24448

Thanks, The odd thing is that the roof was the easiest part of the building to complete, getting the tiles glued to two 7"x4" pieces of plasticard took around 2 hours, getting those finished roof sections attached to the building and adding stuff like the wood around the eaves and the half...
by Nick Ellingworth
Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Wonky Pizza in G12
Replies: 93
Views: 24448

Yes. :wink:
by Nick Ellingworth
Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Wonky Pizza in G12
Replies: 93
Views: 24448

Any dialup internet users should probably go and get a cuppa. :wink: http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd267/n_ellingworth/pizza24.jpg http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd267/n_ellingworth/pizza25.jpg http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd267/n_ellingworth/pizza26.jpg http://i222.photobucket.com/al...
by Nick Ellingworth
Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:42 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Wonky Pizza in G12
Replies: 93
Views: 24448

By the way, what scale does 12mm track come from. That must be something from the "OTHER" side of the pond. :? TT scale, 3mm/ft. I believe it was actually an American invention, some outfit called HP Products, if I recall. Still a very big following in the ex Communist Bloc in Europe. Som...
by Nick Ellingworth
Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane.......... PTO Truck! - whimsy?
Replies: 46
Views: 12571

Looking good Andi, if it were me painting that I'd be very tempted to leave the engine block as it is (plus weathering of course).
by Nick Ellingworth
Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Wonky Pizza in G12
Replies: 93
Views: 24448

My intention is to convert people to G12 rather than the relatively common Gn15. :wink:
by Nick Ellingworth
Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Wonky Pizza in G12
Replies: 93
Views: 24448

Just a quick note to say that the ballasting and grass have been completed. I will post a few photos tomorrow after I've finished the inevitable touch ups and corrections. Next on my list is finishing the ceiling and then I'll move on to getting the roof done. Once the ceiling and roof are done the ...
by Nick Ellingworth
Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Wonky Pizza in G12
Replies: 93
Views: 24448

Thanks chaps. Looks like Molly has had a busy time supplying us :lol: Erm yes, I've played 2 large orders to get the stuff I need for this layout, although admittedly a large part of the first order was a possible centre piece for a future layout (I'll bring that to the next meeting). I would never ...
by Nick Ellingworth
Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Wonky Pizza in G12
Replies: 93
Views: 24448

Initial testing with the unfinished ceiling in place suggest that the view through the windows shows off everything in the room. I did place the furniture so that it would look good when viewed through the windows. Glass roof I could do but it would be a bad idea as it would show that my light is in...
by Nick Ellingworth
Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Wonky Pizza in G12
Replies: 93
Views: 24448

My worst fears have just been confirmed, I definitely don't have enough tiles to complete even half the roof, a conservative estimate suggests I need another 350, so I've just ordered 500 from Minaco, if they manage to be as fast as they have been for my previous orders I should have the extra tiles...
by Nick Ellingworth
Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:45 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: The Orchard Line (Formally a Woodland Railway).
Replies: 78
Views: 43330

Excellent work Simon, the trees really add a lot to the scene.

I hope it's a success at MOMING.

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