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by PeterH
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: (F) Mr. Chip's Potato Farm (1:12 Micro Layout)
Replies: 54
Views: 56367

Re: (F) Mr. Chip's Potato Farm (1:12 Micro Layout)

Chris, it’s great to see those photos again.
by PeterH
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Video of goods handling in 50s Brittain
Replies: 0
Views: 1911

Video of goods handling in 50s Brittain

Here’s a promotional video from 50s Britain about the Scarab mechanical horse, a light truck. I liked the footage of goods moving by road and rail, and the backdrops. From Phil Parker’s blog.

https://youtu.be/4yR-5bbFivU
by PeterH
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 1n15 Lister Loco
Replies: 5
Views: 2117

Re: 1n15 Lister Loco

... it’s a great loco wherever it roams. Carlo, I’ve just looked at your website and am impressed by the quality and range of your work.
by PeterH
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout
Replies: 24
Views: 5595

Re: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout

Bricks happen. Inspired by Andi’s houses. It is a more recent style, with the concrete reinforcing, which calls for tidy bricklaying. Perhaps I should have modelled an earlier period.
by PeterH
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 56
Views: 12364

Re: Crundells Estate

That’s looking good. I’ve made landscape with polystyrene (the cheap white bead kind) and I didn’t glue newspaper on it. I shaped it by picking bits of foam away to give a roughish surface, which looked sufficiently like ‘dirt’ when painted.
by PeterH
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track
Replies: 32
Views: 6241

Re: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track

Ha, gorgeous. This thread is reminding me of the Birdwater & Raspberry RR, by Bruce Bates. He used to have a website of drawings of rolling stock like these and also made models. I think he died a couple of years ago and the website has gone. Here’s a link to a Facebook page: https://www.faceboo...
by PeterH
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 40
Views: 8006

Re: Macton II

Very nice. Keep the SBSs coming please.
by PeterH
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Miss Lemon's Cottage.
Replies: 20
Views: 8317

Re: Belle Lane - Miss Lemon's Cottage.

Andi wrote an article about how he made his buildings, here:

http://tome.gn15.info/14_fall_09.pdf
by PeterH
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Santo's restaurant and Coffee house.
Replies: 72
Views: 29090

Re: Belle Lane - Santo's restaurant and Coffee house.

Andi wrote an article about how he made his buildings, here:

http://tome.gn15.info/14_fall_09.pdf
by PeterH
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track
Replies: 32
Views: 6241

Re: Modelearth modelling: 1/12 on 00 track

Don’t they look gorgeous. Thanks for the photo and dimensions. It is perhaps interesting to note that these dimensions, height excepted, are not much more than similar stuff in Gn15. Build one 16.5mm gauge layout and have two sets of buildings? I’ve noticed this too. On real railways, the narrower t...
by PeterH
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Andy Anderson
Replies: 6
Views: 1861

Re: Andy Anderson

I’m sorry to hear this. I always enjoyed the stories Andy wove about his layouts. And his modelling on gnatterbox has been an inspiration for me, particularly Cuddle. My sympathies to you, Sue. Andy mentioned you several times in his posts, usually along the lines of ‘Sue has gone out for the mornin...
by PeterH
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Matthews Corner, a Chris Krupa classic.
Replies: 44
Views: 16275

Re: Matthews Corner, a Chris Krupa classic.

Yes, no worries, and on with the modelling.
by PeterH
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout
Replies: 24
Views: 5595

Re: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout

Something real. My fear of commitment means that it wood screws together, so I can take it apart to paint. And fiddle with. 8B1B0FDC-BB6E-419B-9F90-83D6FBA56FF2.jpeg Ply base, foamboard building. The wall and fence on the left is two layers of 1.5 mm card, with skins of thin aluminium (from offset p...
by PeterH
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Matthews Corner, a Chris Krupa classic.
Replies: 44
Views: 16275

Re: Matthews Corner, a Chris Krupa classic.

Hi Mick, Thanks for posting all those photos. Yes, I acknowledge that I reposted your photos in violation of your copyright, and I apologise. I have removed the photos. I have reposted photos in other threads when it was clear who had posted the original photos, and I gave credit to that person; in ...
by PeterH
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 40
Views: 8006

Re: Macton II

Hi Michael, I’m impressed that you are making a factory type layout with the buildings and track askew to the edges. When I’ve tried to do that, including my current cakebox layout, it’s never looked right. Personally, I prefer the arrangement in your second to last post, with the two alleys going r...
by PeterH
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Making a start !
Replies: 50
Views: 21526

Re: Making a start !

Here are some photos of this layout I’d downloaded earlier:
by PeterH
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Matthews Corner, a Chris Krupa classic.
Replies: 44
Views: 16275

Re: Matthews Corner, a Chris Krupa classic.

Edited: I had posted 4 of Mick’s photos here. I’ve now removed them. There are these and more below.
by PeterH
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ambasador Works... Chocolate Box Micro
Replies: 149
Views: 74102

Re: Ambasador Works... Chocolate Box Micro

I’ve reposted one of Colin’s photos of the Ambassador Works layout unfinished but in its final configuration of 3 modules, each about 300 mm long. Most of this thread is about the module at the far end.

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by PeterH
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 40
Views: 8006

Re: Macton II

Wow, beautiful. I don’t seem to do that kind of work much.
by PeterH
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 140
Views: 24215

Re: Longstone 2

That’s gorgeous. Just what a small railway should be. Bert had better keep that flame away from the woodwork.
by PeterH
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Still modelling Gn15 or just looking?
Replies: 13
Views: 3009

Re: Still modelling Gn15 or just looking?

I’ve been looking for a few years; busy with other thinks. Work on my house is slowing and I’m modelling again.
by PeterH
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton II
Replies: 40
Views: 8006

Re: Macton II

Michael, that’s developing well. What is that device in the first photo. It looks like it might void your ‘no hardware was harmed while creating this layout’ claim.
by PeterH
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Miss Lemon's Cottage.
Replies: 20
Views: 8317

Re: Belle Lane - Miss Lemon's Cottage.

I uploaded some of the missing photos from this and other of Andi’s building building threads here:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5199&p=124465#p124465
by PeterH
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Santo's restaurant and Coffee house.
Replies: 72
Views: 29090

Re: Belle Lane - Santo's restaurant and Coffee house.

I like these buildings. Here’s some photos from this and other of Andi’s threads. Unfortunately I only saved these: From Miss Lemon’s cottage: B1D63BA4-86A6-45E0-A4F9-E2DA49B177E8.jpeg 8C723C69-6525-4FAF-BBE4-0A87BE73931C.jpeg AD6EB750-084F-410E-9A93-C17495AC92AD.jpeg 4565CE88-0E7A-4BF4-B82E-8D6B496...
by PeterH
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout
Replies: 24
Views: 5595

Re: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout

Another mock-up. This is like eating potato chips (that’s ‘crisps’ in imperial units). I followed Stockers’ suggestion to make the ‘usable’ part of the loading platform longer, to fit 2 wagons. I didn’t want to put a door in the building face to the right of the platform, so I ran the steps along th...

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