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by Artizen
Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Making bricks
Replies: 11
Views: 3622

They look good!
by Artizen
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Making bricks
Replies: 11
Views: 3622

I don't know about making a layout as cheaply as possible but if you want realism - here are some ideas: 1:24 scale - http://www.dioramadebris.co.uk/124-scale-german-standard-size-bricks-mould-1240055-54-p.asp 1:35 scale - http://www.finescalerr.com/smf/index.php?topic=1906.60 1:48 scale - http://ww...
by Artizen
Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Little train at a zoo (Snowflake Challenge)
Replies: 35
Views: 14191

I tried something similar here in Australia but apparently it is "illegal" to sell empty pizza boxes due to Elf and Safety. After trying about four shops, I gave up. Better to buy them from a packaging supplier. Good luck with your layout. At least your pizza boxes are bigger than what I c...
by Artizen
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 19418

You could also use a combination of superglue and PVA to grab two sheets of card. If the cereal box originally had aqueous varnish then you need to use something better than PVA for grip. Getting rid of the print layer can also be achieved by changing the method of construction so the printed side i...
by Artizen
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Controlling our locos
Replies: 20
Views: 5330

I can choose shunt mode in digital but shortly I will be going to RC for better control.
by Artizen
Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 19418

The spring and axlebox look in proportion to me. I assume the pinhole is the second axle and it looks like the springs will almost touch in the middle. Which is a good thing.
by Artizen
Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GnEWBIE Snowflake Entry
Replies: 41
Views: 17384

This forum needs a LIKE button! (And I thought installing working chimneys on my current build was just the duck's nuts.) This is sensational - please keep posting photos. I particularly like the steam kettle. :D The wings aren't too shabby either. :D Maybe mixed in with a little Emmett whimsy on my...
by Artizen
Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: A layout at long last
Replies: 7
Views: 4517

Here are some ideas - you don't have to use any of the links of course, but the results are worth it! 1. Roof tiles - http://www.redutex.com/murosfm1.php 2. Bricks - http://paperbrick.co.uk/index.php?action=selectbrick (Or make your own with casting plaster, cement oxides and a simple resin mould.) ...
by Artizen
Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GnEWBIE Snowflake Entry
Replies: 41
Views: 17384

A microswitch on both posts at the same point vertically will mean the cage has to squeeze between them rather than get pushed across slightly to pass. One of the microswitches can be a dummy as it is only there to exert equal pressure as the cage passes. Hope you understand what I am trying to say ...
by Artizen
Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 67820

I would like to see this built and running. So please post photos of the journey you are on.
by Artizen
Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waterley Bank Estate Farm o the Waterley Bank Estate Railway
Replies: 67
Views: 32631

I made my corrugated sheets from cardboard. Remember that back in the old days (pre-1970s or so) a sheet measured 6x3 feet so the builder could carry them up to the roof. Elf and Safety weren't so strict back then and besides, the long-run machines hadn't been invented. I made a jig out of florist w...
by Artizen
Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GnEWBIE Snowflake Entry
Replies: 41
Views: 17384

May I introduce to you the Kansai Airport Flash Gordon train - (taa-dah!!!!) http://www.flickr.com/photos/hikarisupe ... otostream/
by Artizen
Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GnEWBIE Snowflake Entry
Replies: 41
Views: 17384

Levitating the third level and the elevator could be done with compressed air? Will the elevator throb and glow like the Tardis control panel? :lol:
by Artizen
Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GnEWBIE Snowflake Entry
Replies: 41
Views: 17384

Now if you can make the top track levitate up and down that would be really cool!!!


:lol:
by Artizen
Fri May 31, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GnEWBIE Snowflake Entry
Replies: 41
Views: 17384

This sounds like just my type of layout!!!
by Artizen
Sun May 26, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: DCR Elephant
Replies: 6
Views: 3523

That's one seriously nice piece of pottery A-R-T !!!!!!
by Artizen
Sat May 25, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GN15 Smallbrook "Prawnbay" passenger brake van
Replies: 12
Views: 6218

Cool. That's a good price to do so many pieces of rolling stock.
by Artizen
Thu May 23, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GN15 Smallbrook "Prawnbay" passenger brake van
Replies: 12
Views: 6218

Is the Dapol unit a complete coupler with hook and mounting pocket? I need about 15 pairs for my layout to replace the plastic Fleischmann Magic Train couplers which don't work all that brilliantly (and don't line up with the Bachmann Kadees on the Davenports etc).
by Artizen
Thu May 16, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Emett Tram
Replies: 5
Views: 2545

Nice!
by Artizen
Tue May 14, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hello, just coming out from the submarine...
Replies: 8
Views: 2102

Does the Gn15 layout feature a mirror or three? :D
by Artizen
Wed May 08, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Dynamite Flash
Replies: 15
Views: 5903

A big red button something like this?

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/660V-Red ... 62646.html
by Artizen
Tue May 07, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Dynamite Flash
Replies: 15
Views: 5903

Nice! It's amazing how you keep coming up with new ideas for this layout. You might need to build a couple of new modules to fit them all in!
by Artizen
Mon May 06, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Old World Charm
Replies: 160
Views: 53384

I have used funkyfinkle to purchase my Bedford OB kit. I really did it because the name appealed to me but they are a full retail store in the UK and come highly recommended from a satisfied customer.
by Artizen
Sat May 04, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Cardstock is the Best
Replies: 9
Views: 3305

Nice!
by Artizen
Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: A new member
Replies: 4
Views: 3189

I am currently using DCC but switching to RC shortly on my Gn15 layout. Figures you can make yourself or buy from the likes of Preiser etc. Buildings are usually hand made to fit the layout.

This is a very hands-on scale!

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