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by Artizen
Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: First Steamer
Replies: 25
Views: 10792

Is this card construction?

Looks gnice - so it's right.
by Artizen
Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Inspiring Stuff
Replies: 73
Views: 34312

I have the Raw Sienna! I have Burnt Umber! I also have Burnt Sienna, Olive Green, Indian Red Oxide, Light Red Oxide, Carbon Black and Titanium white! I have a brush! I feel a painting session coming on now. Cool - just in time too - I was about to attack it again with a liberal coating of just Burnt...
by Artizen
Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Inspiring Stuff
Replies: 73
Views: 34312

Thanks for the blow-by-blow Peter. I have been following your thread for a while but had forgotten about the tree!!! Unfortunately it looks like I have gone too far with my tree now because it is essentially the right shape using stripped telephone wire twisted around a water pipe core and covered i...
by Artizen
Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:52 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Inspiring Stuff
Replies: 73
Views: 34312

Hi Tess I have now finally read all the way through this thread and your blog. One question - how did you do the tree? I am having all sorts of dramas with mine. It started out well in a nice dark brown colour with crushed walnut shell over the trunk for texture but then I thought I could improve it...
by Artizen
Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Flaky Paint
Replies: 7
Views: 3743

Try looking at this link for ideas -

http://www.finescalerr.com/smf/index.php?topic=330.0

Hope this helps.
by Artizen
Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gmeinder Gap
Replies: 54
Views: 26750

I love buntbahn. Makes my efforts look really sad in comparison. Nice array of tools to make every part you need in stunning detail. Need to win the lottery now to have fun at that level. But the Gmeinder being concocted here is every bit as good because it is being built with the heart with everyda...
by Artizen
Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Model Building Lights
Replies: 11
Views: 6212

I'm glad I read this at 11pm!!!!! I can use this idea for my layout in all sorts of ways.

Cool. :)
by Artizen
Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Joining the BIG boys
Replies: 42
Views: 19718

Here goes adding a photo of what I have done to a SLE91 turnout - http://my.gn15.info/p1030094_gn15b.jpg Essentially all you do is print out the template downloaded from Peco and mark the critical parts of the mechanism that need protecting (ie the sleepers supporting any critical parts will stay, f...
by Artizen
Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Joining the BIG boys
Replies: 42
Views: 19718

After reading the links offered it appears that I had created a system of conversion that was exactly how other people had already been doing it. I just have much less sleepers now than in their photos. I am nearly ready to start a thread of my layout and I will put the photo of the converted Peco S...
by Artizen
Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:12 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Joining the BIG boys
Replies: 42
Views: 19718

Thanks Gerry. I will do the obvious and create a file on my hard drive to dump progress shots first before I upload anything. It all looks fairly straight forward from the rules posted on here. If it works, you will soon know because you can all have a laugh at The Steamy Pudding!!!!
by Artizen
Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:35 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Track gauges
Replies: 5
Views: 2621

I have just written a reply on the thread 'Joining the BIG boys' where I describe how to butcher Peco SL100 track without needing a track gauge. Works for turnouts as well. At least this method works for any gauge you want from 6mm to 45mm gauge. Glen's idea is a typically Gnutter workaround which o...
by Artizen
Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:26 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Joining the BIG boys
Replies: 42
Views: 19718

I have just finished destroying a Peco SLE91 into a resemblance of Gn15 spacing. Basically I downloaded the template from Peco and drew on the printout where I would need my new sleepers and discarded the rest. I retained all the original sleepers at the electrofrog and major support points such as ...
by Artizen
Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: My First Motorized Critter
Replies: 60
Views: 27986

Very very gnice.

Tons of detail and ideas for me to think about!!!

Just needs a driver now?
by Artizen
Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Newland's Farm
Replies: 51
Views: 30654

It's all Nick Ogden's fault really (on FinescaleRR forum). He made a beautiful little diorama in 1:32 using individual bricks so I am today in the process of gluing down all 104 brick shaped bits of styrene to make a silicone mould so I can make bricks out of casting plaster and concrete oxides so I...
by Artizen
Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:13 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Simple-ton Side-ding
Replies: 43
Views: 16780

I think you will find that double sided tape even that designed as carpet tape has a life of about two years before the adhesive goes away. Both Troels Kirk and myself have used it on buildings and we have had troubles. On my buildings it was inconsistent though which makes me think that it could be...
by Artizen
Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:33 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Newbie, and The Gnoring Abbey Railway
Replies: 18
Views: 7594

The lifting flap has me worried. It looks like the bridge comes down onto a piece of timber which is held to the frame at right angles. Would it not be better to have a vertical piece screwed into the leg to take the weight of the bridge just in case someone leans on it or you accidentally drop it w...
by Artizen
Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: My First Motorized Critter
Replies: 60
Views: 27986

As well as Detail Master http://www.detailmaster.com/ You could also try http://www.kitformservices.com/index.html http://www.modelltrucksandparts.at/shop/index.php?cat=c129_Hobby-Gear.html http://www.protechmodelparts.com/ I use these guys for inspiration all the time. I guess that's why I model in...
by Artizen
Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:37 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 571
Views: 219209

My funny story from the States is my son purchased a souvenir Homer Head from Universal Studios (it's a large drink bottle). Every Xray machine operator went - "Cool a Homer Head". They had obviously seen that before! I took scenic samples to the States in June to show people and no-one at...
by Artizen
Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 571
Views: 219209

I got my two gassers from Micro Mark the other day and are now under cover in my SMB room. Luckily model trains never get customs excited but if I bring in trees the parcel is opened every time!
by Artizen
Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: First project
Replies: 26
Views: 9762

I am currently building my Gn15 layout in a space of only 1200x400mm so a simple trackplan is all that fits. To be able to have a runaround I will extend the board at the ends and behind to allow for the track to create a loop. The extension boards are all demountable so I can fit the core layout in...
by Artizen
Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:56 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A cry for HELP! (designing a layout)
Replies: 13
Views: 7662

Hi Chris First question - do you ever intend to fold up the layout between testing sessions? Second question - if the answer to the first question is no, then why not lift the entire layout up above the edges so you have more creativity about placement of items and room to put in turnout controls et...
by Artizen
Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smithies pre makeover
Replies: 57
Views: 23882

Thanks for the prompt replies. I feel like I am hijacking this thread now! I have PMed Ralph to ask more questions. I have already trawled the internet and found most of the suppliers but they are universally expensive and I need about 12,000. I suppose I could always redesign my ideas! It was the f...
by Artizen
Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smithies pre makeover
Replies: 57
Views: 23882

Thanks for such a fast response. I would like to use this system on my layout as it appears to give you a much more consistent result than what I am currently getting. My system is only good for rustic garden walls etc. A professional master bricklayer would roll over in his grave if I used my stuff...
by Artizen
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smithies pre makeover
Replies: 57
Views: 23882

This might be my first post on this forum!! Woohoo. You mentioned brick slips which I always took to mean a sheet of 3D bricks as sold by the dolls house people but you have a single brick in a pair of tweezers. Are the buildings being rebuilt brick by brick or as 3D sheets? I ask because I have jus...

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