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by Prof Klyzlr
Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: First Layout
Replies: 25
Views: 8756

Team,

RE "relaying HO track", try this...

http://www.geocities.com/loggingloco1/B ... work1.html
by Prof Klyzlr
Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:39 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waitakere Tramline Layout: The Return - To The Dam And Back
Replies: 113
Views: 47173

Dear Paul,

...Bottom line for me, the enjoyment is in making the layout, exhibition is secondary...


... and as long as you're having Fun, far be it from me or anyone else to say otherwise... :D :lol: :!:

Looking forward to seeing more of the development of this layout!
by Prof Klyzlr
Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:37 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waitakere Tramline Layout: The Return - To The Dam And Back
Replies: 113
Views: 47173

Dear Adrian, I agree in principle, but if the layout has been designed to "tell the story" of a trip over a given route/railroad, by highlighting 3 or 4 "key scenes" along the line, (each "scene" taking a "side" of the layout) then cutting 1 or more scenes off...
by Prof Klyzlr
Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:47 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waitakere Tramline Layout: The Return - To The Dam And Back
Replies: 113
Views: 47173

Dear Paul, While "3 sided" or "4 sided" layouts are quite aluring, and allow the layout to quite vividly tell the "story" of the RR being modelled, (3 active sides, = 3 "scenes", viewed L>R or R>L, they tell a short succinct yet engaging story, just like a wel...
by Prof Klyzlr
Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:05 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Trackplan,maybe?
Replies: 96
Views: 36226

Dear Chris,

Um, could we call this a "Spontaneous Attack of Simplicity Siding Disease"??? :lol:

Add a cassette at left, and you'd be good to go... :evil: :D
by Prof Klyzlr
Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:35 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Stamping Ground Gold Mine
Replies: 832
Views: 343626

Dear Glen, Hotel Room modelling suggestions: 1 - Take measurements of those vertical piles, stock up on the required "planks", and built the 'tunnel walls" in sections... 2 - people/figure painting 3 - weathering existing models 4 - prepping/primer-ing/painting detail castings any &qu...
by Prof Klyzlr
Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:20 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Exhibition Presentation
Replies: 154
Views: 88806

Dear Paul, Given the size of a Corrimal Colliery skip, it wouldn't be the first time I've considered mocking up a 12'/1' size one, with a flipup side or flip down "faux coal load" to reveal a On30 layout therein... Just can't get past the objections of the Exhibition manager as you attempt...
by Prof Klyzlr
Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:59 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Adobe or Stucco walls
Replies: 22
Views: 8804

Dear Stumpy,

Does this mean we'll see Ortega Ortega, el Presidente for Life, moving into the Sth American adobes?

:wink: :lol:
by Prof Klyzlr
Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:39 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Stamping Ground Gold Mine
Replies: 832
Views: 343626

Dear Glen, Not sure about black, white cotton wool actually reflects the LED light/colors well, and doen't look "white". I fear Black dacron may absorb the LED light, and thus call attention to itself? Give both a go, I'm sure you'll find the best solution to suit the situation... :wink:
by Prof Klyzlr
Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:45 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Bachmann 44 tonner in N = New On15/18 mech bashing fodder?
Replies: 6
Views: 6448

Dear Adrian, You would be correct, if you want a small 4 wheel mech, look at the Bachmann PDT/MDT Plymouths... :lol: That said, when you see them in person, and realise that they are powered <and> have a fully fledged decoder onboard, it's scary :shock: Wonder how long it will take for someone to sh...
by Prof Klyzlr
Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Bachmann 44 tonner in N = New On15/18 mech bashing fodder?
Replies: 6
Views: 6448

G9 team,

I just saw one of these in person at a NG "show and tell" this weekend,
it's tiny-er than I expected,
(been playing with On30 and larger for too long, obviously :lol: )

but ran sweetly, and really did look promising... :twisted:
by Prof Klyzlr
Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Stamping Ground Gold Mine
Replies: 832
Views: 343626

Dear Glen, RE changes in B'mann mechs Yep, wouldn't be the first time I've obtained a "standard mech" for replacement in a custom kitbashed loco, and found they weren't exactly "standard" (as a close Pro Audio Technician used to say "the great thing about standards, is that ...
by Prof Klyzlr
Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:16 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pizza in Gn15. You order it - I'll cook it.
Replies: 39
Views: 19136

Dear Murray,

What's the history of the bogie ore hopper?

Intriguied... :wink:
by Prof Klyzlr
Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:42 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 69665

Dear Adrian,

Oops, Sorry...

:twisted: :lol:
by Prof Klyzlr
Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:51 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 69665

Dear Adrian, Try this http://www.geocities.com/loggingloco1/dctramway Inspired by Gerry's handlaid versions, bodged using PECO insulfrogs, proven working in HOn30 and On30... A true "1 way turnout" with no moving parts is superiour when working with small hyper-light rollingstock, which si...
by Prof Klyzlr
Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:47 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gas Mechanical Gallery. Post Pictures of your Gasser Here.
Replies: 20
Views: 33289

Noting the fair amount of sideways drivers here, it was and is quite common for "super narrow gauge" diesel critters to have a "sideways driver position". It aids in allowing the driver to see both fore and aft of the loco, and helps fit "full size" humans in what, even...
by Prof Klyzlr
Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:39 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pizza in Gn15. You order it - I'll cook it.
Replies: 39
Views: 19136

Dear Adrian, Murray, By the way I like the idea of 'melting' the surface of the styrene with a heatgun. Um, I get the feeling it's a "deft touch" required, and only moments between "a perfectly shaped terra-form" VS "a molten blobby mess" :?: :?: :?: :twisted: :lol:
by Prof Klyzlr
Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Keeping Track Clean - Graphite stick
Replies: 33
Views: 15157

Dear Gerry,

It's a little OT, but I never leave a rail gap without inserting a shaped piece of 0.010 or 0.020" styrene. It "compresses" a little with rail expansion, but ensures you never have to hunt the dreaded "intermittent short"...
by Prof Klyzlr
Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Keeping Track Clean - Graphite stick
Replies: 33
Views: 15157

Team, RE "Caking up" and short circuits I <have> heard of some modellers experiencing short circuits and issues around plastic frog turnout when using graphite. On furthur close inspection, the modellers in question admited that they had - Obtained "graphite powder" / "dry-l...
by Prof Klyzlr
Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 69665

Dear John, "Auto Coupling" is easy, either Kadee #5s, or if they are too obvious, MT couplers (Kadee N scale). Even simple Hook and loop couplings would work :-) (hooks of brass wire on one end, hinged loops of brass or steel site on the other... steel = opportunity for magnetic activation...
by Prof Klyzlr
Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: How narrow can a B'mann Davenport go?
Replies: 16
Views: 11123

Dear Steve, Jon, Tried removing the split gear, and running it on one axle, but the slop in the siderod holes, + the "quartering" = the mech bound every revolution :( Ergo, at least on the Davenport I have, It truly is "both axles driven, and the rods just come along for the ride...&q...
by Prof Klyzlr
Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Track cleaning car
Replies: 17
Views: 7137

Dear Stumpy, Don't pension off the draggers just yet. They obviously reflect a technique which has worked well for you for ages, and that's hard to ignore. Can I suggest a "1/2 way house" test? - Take a length of flextrack, (any age, any stage, pref N-S) - clean it with your preferred meth...
by Prof Klyzlr
Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:36 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: How narrow can a B'mann Davenport go?
Replies: 16
Views: 11123

How narrow can a B'mann Davenport go?

Dear G9'ers, Just a quick, slightly off-the-wall question... I have a dead B'mann Davenport gas-mechanical, (split axle gear, very sad :cry: ), giving me a "glider" body kit. Anyone thought of dumping such a body/frame onto a LifeLike N gauge SW1200 bogie diesel switcher mech, for G9? I'm ...
by Prof Klyzlr
Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:28 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 69665

Dear John,

Don't speak quite soo fast, if you can get a smooth consistent "repel" propulsion, that may open up some slick trick options when it comes to "hill holders", "diverging routes", and "incline sorting yard" situations...

:twisted:
by Prof Klyzlr
Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:15 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 69665

Dear Adrian, Prototype inclines with "axle hook" systems do give a very similar "jerk" as they engage, although not with the car actually rolling backward-then-forwards :wink: I suspect the "jog" movement was due to the magnetic field shap around the chain magnet, notic...

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