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by Trevor Coburn
Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Early Traction Engine in Nevada.
Replies: 14
Views: 2696

If I am recalling correctly there was an article on the Best / Holt crawler tractors in Harry Bunk (?) series "Up Cear Creek on the Narrow Gauge" in the Narrow Gauge & Shortline Gazette back in the late '80's. There may even have been a kit mentioned? But it has given me an idea for on...
by Trevor Coburn
Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Emett inspired mallet "Pushmepullyou"
Replies: 36
Views: 9113

Thats looking interesting Mark. I am looking forward to see it (her?) finished.

One of these days we'll have a grand meet of Gn15 stuff in BC (as most of my stock is there! )

Cheers

Trev.
by Trevor Coburn
Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: What Scale is my Layout
Replies: 12
Views: 3889

Mike , I think I would just call it "French 0 scale Narrow Gauge. Any thing more complicated than that just confuses most exhibition visitors (and the dyed in wool 00 exhibitors!) I used to get the same sort of problem when exhibiting my US prototype 1:48 scale 0n2 (1/2" gauge) and 0n3 (3/...
by Trevor Coburn
Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:00 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A re-start!
Replies: 8
Views: 2679

Not managed to get much modeling done this vacation, but have added some detail to the first loco! Cab roof may get fitted tomorrow before I travel to the airport. Traveling back to Ng tomorrow with drawings & some more plasticard and a couple of books. As well as a head full of ideas! http://my...
by Trevor Coburn
Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:02 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A re-start!
Replies: 8
Views: 2679

A re-start!

Back in 2010 I posted (In "Out of Africa") I posted some photos of this: http://my.gn15.info/dsci1338.1.jpg Now that retirement looms (perhaps) the loco has now got a working chassis from a basic Magic train loco. http://my.gn15.info/img_1685.gn.jpg A start has been made on the layout too....
by Trevor Coburn
Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yet more esoteric stuff!
Replies: 14
Views: 4446

Well the Painters got a bit excited over the week-end, in fact just a touch too much from the "rattle-can"on the ploughs ---they've gone funny! http://my.gn15.info/img_1231gn.jpg http://my.gn15.info/img_1234gn.jpg http://my.gn15.info/img_1236.gn2.jpg More painting round the boiler required...
by Trevor Coburn
Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Extreme Weathering!
Replies: 2
Views: 1259

Extreme Weathering!

Some of you may recall that some years back I was looking for Ruston Bucyrus crane photos.... well today within a couple of hundred yards (meters) of were I was using a 275 tonne Krupp crane I found this abandoned 19RB, that nature is busy taking over. I wasnt prepared to risk the snakes that might ...
by Trevor Coburn
Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yet more esoteric stuff!
Replies: 14
Views: 4446

Well a bit more done, the photos show up some areas that I need to tidy up. http://my.gn15.info/img_1048gn1.jpg Currently just sat on two pairs of (scale 18" dia) wheels, chassis will have to wait until I get new work shop set up. http://my.gn15.info/img_1043gn2.jpg http://my.gn15.info/img_1042...
by Trevor Coburn
Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yet more esoteric stuff!
Replies: 14
Views: 4446

Been a bit more activity in the loco works the last week, here we have the boiler and coal bunker (with opening door) http://my.gn15.info/img_1023.1gn.jpg Boiler with cylinders and valve gear link, cross-heads will be next to make http://my.gn15.info/img_1024.1gn.jpg Boiler on foot plate, reversing ...
by Trevor Coburn
Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:45 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Emett inspired mallet "Pushmepullyou"
Replies: 36
Views: 9113

Looks like a good buy Mark...it'll be interesting to see how this turns out...

Trevor.
by Trevor Coburn
Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Model this!
Replies: 12
Views: 6070

To answer Marks question -- people get off, lie down or meet their maker! There are a couple of videos on the net showing people getting on top of trains and just a tad to close to live wires... Trains are similarly packed here in Nigeria, though there was a crack down the other week, so not quite s...
by Trevor Coburn
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yet more esoteric stuff!
Replies: 14
Views: 4446

OK here is a couple of photos showing latest progress. Next bit will be to start on the cylinder slide bars and a few more boiler fittings. The bolt heads are all square (like the prototype originaly) made from slivers of plasticard / evergreen styrene. Currently the loco is held together by gravity...
by Trevor Coburn
Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yet more esoteric stuff!
Replies: 14
Views: 4446

Chassis, Well probably something I'll need to scratch build ...there is a box of useful bits n pieces waiting for me in BC. But guess I'll keep my eyes open for something (anything) useful. Mark, I'll be in BC end Aug - Early Sept, but my GF has "plans" (and a "list") :shock: I'l...
by Trevor Coburn
Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Paradise Bottom Stone & Gravel Tramway
Replies: 57
Views: 12776

Bloomin heck Roger thats great, thanks for sharing, any more photos, details?


Trevor.
by Trevor Coburn
Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yet more esoteric stuff!
Replies: 14
Views: 4446

Yet more esoteric stuff!

Seem like a good idea at the time so started on a de-Winton vertical boiler loco. (Mainly 'cause I hadn't got one!) Based quite loosely on Challenor at Lieghton Buzzard. Shown here in an early (preservation) photo. http://my.gn15.info/chpponarivel.jpg Mine scales out at about four foot wide, and abo...
by Trevor Coburn
Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: My First Critter...EFFIE
Replies: 34
Views: 7489

Hi Pete, My preferred material for locos would be nickle silver, then brass, and at a push tin. And of course working in Gn means that scale(ish) thickness can be used. Wood for rolling stock. But living were I do, moving stock around in my "carry-on" limits me to plasticard. Card board is...
by Trevor Coburn
Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Underground photos
Replies: 9
Views: 2811

Wow! Thanks for posting those pictures Ryan, Many years ago (in a previous life) I did do some work for Geevor mine - overhauled some air compressor diesel engines - IIRC. But never got to go underground, but seeing what little space you're working I'm pretty impressed with your efforts. Just keep p...
by Trevor Coburn
Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Now for something different!
Replies: 31
Views: 10610

Well not finished but the painter has been busy, final detail will have to wait until full assembly. Progress so far, http://my.gn15.info/img_0894.g.jpg http://my.gn15.info/img_0895.g.jpg http://my.gn15.info/img_0899.g.jpg http://my.gn15.info/img_0900.g.jpg http://my.gn15.info/img_0901.g.jpg The chi...
by Trevor Coburn
Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smallbrook Studios GN15 VB "Stromboli"
Replies: 39
Views: 9978

Hi Mark,

Well the Tramway, some of the stock and one of the buildings are now in BC, I'm just hoping that Ikea will still have some Apa boxes in stock by the time I get there in August...

As to the bell, have a look at Xmas cake decorations.....


Trevor
by Trevor Coburn
Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smallbrook Studios GN15 VB "Stromboli"
Replies: 39
Views: 9978

Mark, he must have "audible warning of approach"...... bell, (cow, church or clock? ) whistle or hooter.

I know ideas - ideas!

Did you get any positive feed back from the library display?

Keep up the good work,


Trevor.
by Trevor Coburn
Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 22469

Brilliant, thanks for sharing :D
by Trevor Coburn
Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Hello I am new here!
Replies: 18
Views: 7159

Hi Pete, code 55 rail is well to small. About the smallest you could use for a (small) loco worked line is code 83 (N ) which works out about around 12 - 16lb /yard. But that would be almost impossible to spike. Code 100 (bog standard 00) works out around 20lb /yard, which would be typical of "...
by Trevor Coburn
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Hello I am new here!
Replies: 18
Views: 7159

Hi Pete & welcome, we don't believe in "No-no's " on here!. (As you've probably already seen?)

Once you get the books I'm sure you'll find some (lots) of inspiration.



Trevor.
by Trevor Coburn
Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Now for something different!
Replies: 31
Views: 10610

Well my hunt for suitable sized pen has so far been fruitless, so smoke stack stays as it is for now. But this afternoon having got all my work out of the way I started detailing the back head. One of the few things in my bits & pieces box here was a small 7 mm scale etch of hand wheels. Valve b...
by Trevor Coburn
Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smallbrook Studios GN15 VB "Stromboli"
Replies: 39
Views: 9978

Thats looking Brilliant Mark, (but please stop leading me into temptation!!)



Trevor.

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