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by Artizen
Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: My First Critter...EFFIE
Replies: 34
Views: 6839

http://my.gn15.info/img_0328.jpg Now that's quite tasty! I know you don't want to hear this - buuuuuuuut I have a Smokey which I chipped and ever since it runs really slooooooow and controllably. Sometimes there is a reason behind digital control after all! Even betterer would be to go RC but then ...
by Artizen
Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:22 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: iron fence
Replies: 15
Views: 3730

Gnice!
by Artizen
Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new 1:24 estate layout
Replies: 94
Views: 39082

If the whole layout is only four feet long, can't you simply operate it on the kitchen table (lots of overhang obviously but do-able). Storage could be a problem of course but the top of a bookcase sounds good. Depends on just how small the flat is and how many people share the space?
by Artizen
Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:45 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smallbrook Studios GN15 VB "Stromboli"
Replies: 39
Views: 9388

Driver Firestone definitely needs to face the pressure gauge so that way is forward!

Let me know how you paint the wheels, I have to turn my green wheels into black on my Smokey at some point!
by Artizen
Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:29 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: My First Critter...EFFIE
Replies: 34
Views: 6839

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by Artizen
Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 20915

Really nice. Good level of detail and cameo appearances. Are you going to exhibit this layout?
by Artizen
Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: No critter at all !
Replies: 13
Views: 3122

What an excellent little chassis for this scale! Makes so much sense to have something with a wheelbase to give it some heft.
by Artizen
Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: corrugated iron sheets
Replies: 23
Views: 4769

The subject of corrugated sheets is very broad. The material was originally produced in single sheets at a factory and shipped to the building site. This usually meant a sheet size of around 6 feet x 3 feet for easy of manual handling by the builders. Regional size and corrugation variations come in...
by Artizen
Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: corrugated iron sheets
Replies: 23
Views: 4769

Looking good! Nothing beats real metal to represent real metal in this scale!
by Artizen
Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: corrugated iron sheets
Replies: 23
Views: 4769

I have been playing with this product which appears to be really good and controllable on almost any metal.

http://www.vintaj.com/products/proddsp. ... h=VPK34827
by Artizen
Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: More Gn15 kits ?
Replies: 41
Views: 9141

The Shapeways skip kits look really good. Nice to see the modellers of the world embracing that technology for low-run models at high quality.
by Artizen
Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gn15 track ?
Replies: 29
Views: 8522

Leaving the original sleepers results in something too small for 1:24 scale. You need to add new timbers to the correct scale and spike them into the existing Flextrack. Using every fourth space equates approximately to 30 inches which is comparable to a lot of narrow gauge track. By using the new t...
by Artizen
Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Wheel standards for Gn15
Replies: 27
Views: 7941

One for Juergen!

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by Artizen
Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gn15 track ?
Replies: 29
Views: 8522

This is using standard Peco code 100 flextrack heavily redesigned for narrow gauge!

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=9800&start=25

Scroll down.
by Artizen
Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Wheel standards for Gn15
Replies: 27
Views: 7941

On my layout, I used Peco code 100 flextrack with new sleeper spacing of whatever four old plastic sleepers were. I also use Fleischmann Magic Train rolling stock so I have heavier looking (more in scale) wheels and undercarriage detail. Still need to resolve the issue of coupling up plastic knuckle...
by Artizen
Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Wheel standards for Gn15
Replies: 27
Views: 7941

So far on my Gn15 layout I have used Fleischmann Magic Train rolling stock exclusively for the larger wheel shape. I don't believe using 00 rolling stock in this scale gives you the correct "heft" to the wheels and certainly the flange depth looks too wimpy to be truly 1:24 scale. Unfortun...
by Artizen
Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Train set track radii?
Replies: 10
Views: 2953

Simon - have you seen this website?

http://www.proto87.com/easy-street-track-system.html
by Artizen
Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new 1:24 estate layout
Replies: 94
Views: 39082

The miniature garden stuff is superb. The SDK greenhouse is excessively priced even for a finished item! Try this for an alternative - https://www.somersetmodels.com.au/produ ... t=0&page=1
by Artizen
Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Critter engines?
Replies: 5
Views: 1653

Most small engines in critters were often one or two cylinder diesels but there are these available for more Top Gear type performance!

http://www.larrygscale.com/servlet/the- ... ALE/Detail
by Artizen
Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:29 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smallbrook "Pierrot" GN15 Locomotive.
Replies: 8
Views: 2985

Looking good. Is the boiler a solid casting or is there room for a chip or RC?
by Artizen
Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Lord Steamy presents - The Steamy Pudding
Replies: 17
Views: 5205

Thanks Simon There is a catalogue of photos dating right back to the beginning and some more will be put up on this thread once an account has been created somewhere to store them. Right now, I am up to my armpits in designing a large range of narrow gauge rolling stock in 7/8ths scale, but once I h...
by Artizen
Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Lord Steamy presents - The Steamy Pudding
Replies: 17
Views: 5205

Lord Steamy presents - The Steamy Pudding

Now that myself and Lord Steamy are on board five out of six, here is a sneak peek of The Steamy Pudding. A Gn15 layout we have been working on since July 2010. Today board five gets packed away because work will interfere (but the glue has dried now, so all is good). Total length of the layout will...
by Artizen
Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Messing with Figures
Replies: 17
Views: 5894

Not too bad at all!
by Artizen
Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:26 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New 1/24 model
Replies: 10
Views: 3501

Nice!
by Artizen
Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hogswatch -Christmas Tree Layout
Replies: 26
Views: 12433

I just made a bucket load yesterday. Still drying out under a table outside. I use an office paper shredder to turn one of Murdoch's finest into a bucket full of fine strips. I then pour boiling water over it to speed up the process of breaking down the strips into fibre. I then add more water (hot ...

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