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by lesmond
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Project X
Replies: 35
Views: 7149

Re: Project X

Hi Kerluk, Thank you :) Here are some photos of the build: http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l514/lesmond/Project%20X/2017-03-12%2016.11.12_zpskjrgt5ap.jpg http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l514/lesmond/Project%20X/2017-03-12%2016.45.04_zps8e0e8ie2.jpg http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l514/le...
by lesmond
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett
Replies: 50
Views: 9930

Re: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett

Hi Kerluk,

Steve (the man behind Pepper 7 / Blackdog mining) has a had a lot of bother in his life over the last couple of years, and the best way to order from him at present seems to be to call him on the telephone. I don't think the website is monitored too much.

Les
by lesmond
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Finally a new loco start
Replies: 35
Views: 3926

Re: Finally a new loco start

Watching closely... go otherDoc :)
by lesmond
Fri May 26, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Huge tools (sorry)
Replies: 40
Views: 5161

Re: Huge tools (sorry)

Main baseboard woodwork is finished, end boards and trestles to make now...

Image2017-05-23 15.24.06 by lesmond2009, on Flickr

Les
by lesmond
Fri May 26, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 140
Views: 18692

Re: Longstone 2

That ravine (and the rest) is fabulous. Promotion has agreed with her :)

Les
by lesmond
Sun May 21, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Huge tools (sorry)
Replies: 40
Views: 5161

Re: Huge tools (sorry)

Right then.. Sunday more or less to myself.. what to do? Sleep? - just done that. Watch TV? - nope. Take drink? - not in the mood. Ah-ha!! - lets start the baseboard for Huge Tools seeing I've to go to work anway for kitten duties. So that is what I did. I found a long pallet in a local skip last we...
by lesmond
Sat May 20, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Size of layouts
Replies: 7
Views: 1064

Re: Size of layouts

I tend to go by what will fit the scheme I have in mind, what timber I have available, and what will fit into my car / van if it needs to go anywhere.

Smallest so far is 13 1/2" x 23 1/2", biggest (about to be started) is 8' 4" x 22" in three sections.

Les
by lesmond
Sat May 20, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Project X
Replies: 35
Views: 7149

Re: Project X

Hi Kerluk,

The basic groundwork was painted with two coats of B&Q "Harvest Field" emulsion.

We used acrylics to paint for shading / weathering, the dynamite and the bombs, and aerosol red primer for the corrugated iron.

Hope this helps,

Les
by lesmond
Wed May 17, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Fireless crane
Replies: 13
Views: 1454

Re: Fireless crane

Thanks for the kind words, chaps.

Carlo, the base loco is one of these:

** Photo to follow **

The Hornby number is R255. I chose it mainly because I like the colour of the wheels :).

Les
by lesmond
Mon May 15, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Fireless crane
Replies: 13
Views: 1454

Re: Fireless crane

So, quite a lot of progress. The Hornby chassis met the Dremel cutting disk, and lost everything above the footplate: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4244/34816205284_b516d1a063_z.jpg 2017-05-09 19.41.51 by lesmond2009 , on Flickr It was then glued on to a replacement footplate, 2" wide by 5&quo...
by lesmond
Mon May 08, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Fireless crane
Replies: 13
Views: 1454

Fireless crane

There is a very naughty man on the Narrow Gauge Forum by the name of "Andy in Germany". In the course of discussion he came up with this delightful thing: ** Picture to follow ** which made me think that Huge Tools could do with something similar for loading their wares into barges at the ...
by lesmond
Sat May 06, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Huge tools (sorry)
Replies: 40
Views: 5161

Re: Huge tools (sorry)

The first lot of ply is cut (thank you, John) so we now have the main section and what probably will be the ends for it. Overall length has reduced to 4' 4" due to the strip left over after reduction to 22" being 4" wide, and 4' 8" being just too long to fit my wee van. Depth bel...
by lesmond
Sat May 06, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 200
Views: 25650

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Have you considered sub contract figure manufacture for less skilled modellers :) :) ?

Outstanding as ever, Bill, and the back story makes it.

Les
by lesmond
Sat May 06, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: shed 7 - Loading gauge
Replies: 9
Views: 4022

Re: shed 7 - Loading gauge

This is just the information I'm after. Viva le Gnatterbox :)

Les
by lesmond
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 140
Views: 18692

Re: Longstone 2

Quote: "I was rather miffed as she gets a much better appearance to the rocks than I can!"

You and me both :). Mine is now "scenic director"

Les
by lesmond
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Huge tools (sorry)
Replies: 40
Views: 5161

Re: Huge tools (sorry)

Right then.. 50 weeks to do something with this for next years NDMRS show. I've been thinking about it a lot, and have gathered up a few bits over the weekend to aid construction. We now have a giant spanner conveyance wagon in the form of a Triang car transporter (slightly damaged, bit for £1.00 to...
by lesmond
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Project X
Replies: 35
Views: 7149

Re: Project X

Stefan - all under way :). time got the better of us before its first outing last weekend.

Kerluk - thank you :)

Les
by lesmond
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 140
Views: 18692

Re: Longstone 2

That is a lovely job. It looks like it ought to be there.

Les
by lesmond
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Project X
Replies: 35
Views: 7149

Re: Project X

Thank you :)
by lesmond
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Project X
Replies: 35
Views: 7149

Re: Project X

I've actually almost finished this, so as promised: http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l514/lesmond/Project%20X/scrap%201_zpsxku2vflo.jpg http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l514/lesmond/Project%20X/shed%206_zpsoq6l5qra.jpg http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l514/lesmond/Project%20X/bird%20seed_zp...
by lesmond
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Huge tools (sorry)
Replies: 40
Views: 5161

Re: Huge tools (sorry)

Down to work this morning for a bit (mainly to feed the cats) so I've had a look at all the current stock of materials. I think for this one as an exercise I'm going to use up as much timber as I either have or can get for free. Pallets may well be harmed in the process for framing :) There's also a...
by lesmond
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Huge tools (sorry)
Replies: 40
Views: 5161

Re: Huge tools (sorry)

This one has taken a bit of an unexpected jump forward, as I've found and stashed away two good bits (one 4' x 4', one slightly smaller) of 12mm ply from various scrap piles around where I work. These will give me sufficient to make the baseboard without actually spending any money (a good thing). I...
by lesmond
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 140
Views: 18692

Re: Longstone 2

That's lovely. Really enjoying your progress.

Les
by lesmond
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Herb Deeks Mine Train complete
Replies: 8
Views: 1463

Re: Herb Deeks Mine Train complete

What Ken said above :)

Build what you want / need of it, modify it to suit, and put the rest on a scrap pile somewhere.

Les
by lesmond
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Huge tools (sorry)
Replies: 40
Views: 5161

Re: Huge tools (sorry)

Hi Peter, Thanks for the reply - all valid points which I had missed. I've revised the plan again to: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4207/35279331360_ffc5627476_z.jpg Baseboard 3 by lesmond2009 , on Flickr which makes a lot more sense :) A bit of depth and height makes all the difference to a model ...

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