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by PeterH
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Peter’s 1:25, 24 mm gauge rolling stock
Replies: 12
Views: 5532

Re: Peter’s 1:25, 24 mm gauge rolling stock

Chris, the rail is Frank’s finest 00, which is a bit light. My backstories often play out at the level of the model, not the prototype, for example this excerpt from the Huia Morning Star, 2019: “... rail used on the line was second hand, obtained at a knock-down price from a local abandoned line of...
by PeterH
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Peter’s 1:25, 24 mm gauge rolling stock
Replies: 12
Views: 5532

Re: Peter’s 1:25, 24 mm gauge rolling stock

Wagon number 5: E589BE04-53D2-4836-96EC-1831ADB1456C.jpeg The basic wagon core is mostly cedar, a light wood, to keep the center of gravity down. It was time consuming to get all the angles right, and I’ll probably make future cores from bits of wood glued together. The planks I cut from old wood Ve...
by PeterH
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Stackpole
Replies: 42
Views: 8685

Re: Stackpole

Nice work. If you model those cannons you can more than scratch your itch.
by PeterH
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Peter’s 1:25, 24 mm gauge rolling stock
Replies: 12
Views: 5532

Peter’s 1:25, 24 mm gauge rolling stock

A couple of years ago (though it seems like only yesterday), I made a 1:25 scale goods van on 24 mm track, for 2 ft gauge: 61393B90-2960-4BF0-AF94-B1EB105B9E43.jpeg See here: http://gn15.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=10699 This seemed a bit big to me, so I made three more goods vans in differe...
by PeterH
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - "Little Andi"
Replies: 17
Views: 5944

Re: Belle Lane - "Little Andi"

Good on you Andi. I’m looking forward.
by PeterH
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: It's time to pay our hosting bill again
Replies: 28
Views: 60746

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

Done. Thanks for all your work on the forum Tom.
by PeterH
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: 1/48 Rail Jeep
Replies: 2
Views: 2332

Re: 1/48 Rail Jeep

Gnice. That jeep has an endearing expression.
by PeterH
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - "Little Andi"
Replies: 17
Views: 5944

Re: Belle Lane - "Little Andi"

Cheers Andi. Life goes on then.
by PeterH
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: It's time to pay our hosting bill again
Replies: 28
Views: 60746

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

I’m arranging a payment.

Facebook may be simple and convenient, but after the recent privacy and user data scandals I would never use it.
by PeterH
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - "Little Andi"
Replies: 17
Views: 5944

Re: Belle Lane - "Little Andi"

Well, that’s a blast from the past. Are you still modelling? Are you posting on the internet? I often look over your card building photos for inspiration.
by PeterH
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Cordale Hall Railway
Replies: 41
Views: 11472

Re: The Cordale Hall Railway

Fabulous. And fast. Many thanks for posting your construction progress.
by PeterH
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - "Little Andi"
Replies: 17
Views: 5944

Re: Belle Lane - "Little Andi"

Yes, I enjoyed his modelling too. The chappie has posted since 2009 on the Westlake forum as Andi Little. He seems to have gone to the dark side - model aircraft, boats ...
by PeterH
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ending up here!
Replies: 1
Views: 2330

Re: Ending up here!

Welcome stirrer.
by PeterH
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: regauging wheelsets
Replies: 6
Views: 3451

Re: regauging wheelsets

It’s usually simple to push wheels along axles; the problems are: How to push them so the wheels stay at right angles to the axles: I use a drill press (pillar drill), or you can buy dedicated wheel pushers that are two parallel pieces of metal with threaded rod to tighten and holes to hold the axle...
by PeterH
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 303
Views: 162651

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Many thanks. It’s wonderful to see a great layout come to life again.
by PeterH
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hook Basin
Replies: 3
Views: 1705

Re: Hook Basin

Thanks for those photos.
by PeterH
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 65
Views: 22016

Re: Crundells Estate

:D
by PeterH
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line
Replies: 179
Views: 41534

Re: Variant of the Carl Arendt SAP Line

Hi Les, I’ve just gone back and looked over this thread. Great modelling.
by PeterH
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: A Decauvillish goods wagon: 1:25, 24 mm gauge
Replies: 13
Views: 6228

Re: A Decauvillish goods wagon: 1:25, 24 mm gauge

Practicing weathering. Artiist’s acrylics with lots of gesso, scrubbed on wi5h a wide brush. I’m vaguely following this thread: http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=4844&forum_id=18 , using a bit of the so called Flemish method. Though since I’m weathering it might be better called the ble...
by PeterH
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout
Replies: 24
Views: 7817

Re: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout

Nice bridge KEG. So I downloaded some paperbrick.co.uk: 2E436D17-B5D5-4B86-B467-0E8C0038D56F.jpeg And here’s my hand laid effort again: C4898F7B-2E88-4639-90AC-8D406B0BBF23.jpeg The paperbrick looks much more like the well-laid brick of the era I’m modelling. And it blends into the background of the...
by PeterH
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout
Replies: 24
Views: 7817

Re: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout

Good point Geoff.
by PeterH
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout
Replies: 24
Views: 7817

Re: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout

Aaah, bricks. The little wall of bricks I made here was to try modelling bricks. I probably won’t repeat it or take it further: 1 - The buildings in New Zealand that I want to model seem to be the Art Decoish buildings made between 1930 and 1950, which inevitably are finished with plaster/render. An...
by PeterH
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout
Replies: 24
Views: 7817

Re: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout

I finally figured out how to make a good-enough concrete plaster/render on a wall: 2CBBB746-9247-49B6-94CD-DF0F8441357D.jpeg There are lots of stages but it’s fairly quick. I use a 65 mm scraper from a builders supply shop to apply the filler. 1 - Apply a thin layer of house filler to get rid of the...
by PeterH
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout
Replies: 24
Views: 7817

Re: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout

Now inset track in concrete. I filled round the track with foamboard and card, then used lightweight filler/spackle to fill in the sleepers.n. Next time I’ll use plywood, because sanding the filler was tedious and the foam/card got messed up when I had to chisel off the ‘concrete’ above. Twice. AFC5...
by PeterH
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The T.P.&K Railway
Replies: 32
Views: 17549

Re: The T.P.&K Railway

Hi Geoff, Nice work. I hope you get time to fill your modelling space.

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