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by Brack
Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: The Helsby Cables Ruston ZLH
Replies: 17
Views: 14280

very interesting video. looks like the loco is fitted with a seuthe smoke generator too...
by Brack
Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Industrial Shunting
Replies: 19
Views: 7104

Hmm, I think the here I am again referred to being in the same situation of not knowing how to start a layout, again. It was clear enough from the post. As far as I can see, this fits very well into the category of GN15 (or near enough) Modelling Matters, since it certainly does seem to be "dis...
by Brack
Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bassett Lowke Class 10, 20, 30 and 60
Replies: 102
Views: 46314

I'm busy knocking up a class 30 in O9, I'm afraid I've started the build log on a different forum and don't feel like repeating everything over here in size doesn't matter, but as several of us are in both fora, anyone interested can pop over to: http://ngrm-online.com/forum/index.php?topic=2238.0 t...
by Brack
Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New layout - again
Replies: 90
Views: 47795

John, I haven't tested the auger bit idea, it is just an idea! i reckon you'd need a motor with a fair bit of torque just in case anything got jammed in the screens (to crush errant lumps of coal). maybe if you have an old drill you could use it with the chuck/gearing/motor intact? as I say, it was ...
by Brack
Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New layout - again
Replies: 90
Views: 47795

http://www.gn15.info/a-working-wagon-loader-the-movie/ for the instructions on how to build the thing. I've got one half built! the paint roller method seemes easier to bodge together than my previous plan for a tube with an auger bit of exact internal diameter, although if I was going to load more...
by Brack
Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Pro-Hobby Motor Bogie
Replies: 43
Views: 29430

I've thought about that one before, am I right in thinking that it only drives on one axle though?

It is very nice of the good folks in the far east to keep on making up smaller and smaller chassis for us though!
by Brack
Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Top yard! - Gn15 [1/24]
Replies: 158
Views: 72695

personal thanks! its not my idea, but I can't remember where I first heard of it. Makes a lot of sense to me, not sure why manufacturers don't make them, to be honest. I suspect it might not be as durable as the good old 'whack it on the rails with a big lump of solder' method, but works fine for me...
by Brack
Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Pro-Hobby Motor Bogie
Replies: 43
Views: 29430

might well be tempted to go halves!
by Brack
Fri May 28, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Top yard! - Gn15 [1/24]
Replies: 158
Views: 72695

I thought I'd also pitch in on this - I got some decent wire off ebay in a small amount (didn't want to fork out for 200yds of wire) for a reasonable price of a few quid. the only things I solder are wire to rail joints, and wire to switch joints. Most of the time I use chocolate block connectors to...
by Brack
Wed May 26, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Ratty Shed (Aka Whatisit?)
Replies: 8
Views: 5802

A copy of Mosley and Van Zeller's 15" Gauge Railways arrived for me today, and on page 68 is a nice side on view of the shed contraption and scooter. Since it's a Mary Fair picture and they both appear to have the same gentlemen in them, I'd assume both pictures were taken at the same time. if ...
by Brack
Fri May 21, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Top yard! - Gn15 [1/24]
Replies: 158
Views: 72695

http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss130/brack_2009/Untitled.png the red bars are insulated rail joints/joiners. the blue bits power feeds, and the dodgy looking purple bits are spst on/off toggle switches wired to the rail with the isolating gap for the 2 sections. this way you could isolate locos...
by Brack
Fri May 21, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Top yard! - Gn15 [1/24]
Replies: 158
Views: 72695

OK, having wired one layout (it worked first time), I will offer you my advice. feel free to disregard it! Obviously the isolating sections will need their own power supplies - the easiest way wiring wise to sort this is just to put a break in one of the rails with an SPST on/off switch connected to...
by Brack
Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bassett Lowke Class 10, 20, 30 and 60
Replies: 102
Views: 46314

Yeah, not a huge steam outline fan either - although the ones done well (the hudswell ones are nice looking beats though, although I'm still not a huge fan). But I agree, with a steam outline loco it must be much simpler to reverse engineer from a scale outline drawing than it would be with a steam ...
by Brack
Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bassett Lowke Class 10, 20, 30 and 60
Replies: 102
Views: 46314

have prised open the wallet to fund acquisition of a copy of the sutton book. Thanks DCR fan - Any drawings gratefully received, It'd be nice if there were a section on the gnatterbox where (copyright permitting) we could put drawings of 15" stock for non-profit modelling only. perhaps their ma...
by Brack
Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bassett Lowke Class 10, 20, 30 and 60
Replies: 102
Views: 46314

sorry to re-awaken an old thread, but is there anywhere cheap/free for a good source of drawings for the class 30 atlantic? (or the sutton's - they're pretty much a 30) I like the class 60 too, but quite fancied having a bash at the atlantic as a very long term O9 project (when I've finished my 45% ...
by Brack
Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: To delay or not to delay - question regarding D+G couplings
Replies: 21
Views: 5805

I turn mine for entirely non-prototypical reasons: photographic purposes. Sometimes its nice to have things runing the other way around (although the only loco I have with a door on only one side at the minute tends not to get turned, basically as its a scruffy diesel and not quite so photogenic). B...
by Brack
Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: To delay or not to delay - question regarding D+G couplings
Replies: 21
Views: 5805

seems to work fine - my baseboard is 40x80cm, and I have a full oval round the edge of that, with the sidings in the middle, so I reckon my curves must be at least 7" or so diameter, if not a touch less. I also (I know, glutton for punishment) have some pretty steep gradients on those curves, w...
by Brack
Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: To delay or not to delay - question regarding D+G couplings
Replies: 21
Views: 5805

I'm using DG's, the 009 size ones, on my O9. I put a loop on both ends of my locos, but only on one end of the wagons. I got a few hundred 6" lengths of florists galvanised steel wire (think it was 28swg) for a couple of pounds inc postage off ebay, and just make one piece loop/droppers. I use ...
by Brack
Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Little G9 pizza
Replies: 75
Views: 39383

the little greenhouse is (i think) a 'cold frame', or at least is in my native area. for making the glass look older, I accidentally discovered that spraying grey primer nearby gives a nice mucky glass type finish, though the gardener would probably make sure the glass was wiped down so some light c...
by Brack
Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Non-oily steam generators
Replies: 8
Views: 4365

you can get very small fogger units - the ones intended for keeping small amphibians or reptiles (or growing carnivorous plants). although as hadbeen mentioned, they're built to keep an enclosed environment humid... build out of plastic and make sure your baseboard is well sealed.
by Brack
Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) "Crewe" -- Hudswell Clarke
Replies: 18
Views: 10464

Looks excellent - thanks for your hard work putting that together - I'm sure I won't be the only one saving a copy of the picture to maybe use as drawings.
by Brack
Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Underground Ernie with Gaugemaster
Replies: 22
Views: 11068

i have a 2nd hand combi i got for £20, annd it works perfectly well. (yep, I bought it because there is no reasonably priced transformer for the HH too)
by Brack
Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Extremely Gn15ish Bagnall articulated
Replies: 1
Views: 2230

Quick search gives this page for more details of 2498:

http://www.irsociety.co.uk/Archives/50/Letters%2050.htm

1'-10.5" gauge, 2' wheelbase bogies, 1'-4" wheels, 2 cyl 22hp deutz engine.
by Brack
Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: (F) Wheelbase less than gauge?
Replies: 8
Views: 8647

the decauville type 1 has a 2' 10"ish wheelbase, and according to the catalogue was available in gauges from 50cm to 1m (3'3"ish). though whether any of them were built to the larger gauge, I'm not sure, all the ones I'm aware of are 50-60cm. (yes, I know the measurements should be in metr...
by Brack
Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Any one else modelling in 1/35 scale ...
Replies: 71
Views: 44089

did a bit of thinking about 1:55/1:50 a while back for modelling irish raliways. There seemed to be more figures/vehicles around for 1:50, and that way you could get pretty close to 5'3" too, as well as using your 16.5mm for the 3 foot. at the end of the day, decided I could live with the compr...

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