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by Artizen
Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:14 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smallbeach loco shed
Replies: 25
Views: 10080

Nice!
by Artizen
Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new Layout for a New Year
Replies: 33
Views: 9609

I am a little bit concerned about the pavers between the tracks. With such a narrow gauge, I would expect the pavers to run the other way - with the rails instead of across. This would alleviate some of the flange strike problems. Also, most railways including narrow gauge used a metal flange welded...
by Artizen
Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new Layout for a New Year
Replies: 33
Views: 9609

I can beat that ...

Today in Brisbane it is reputed to reach 37 degrees C and 41 degrees C tomorrow.

I can't see much modelling being done - just surviving!!!
by Artizen
Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new Layout for a New Year
Replies: 33
Views: 9609

From memory, the last layout was looking nice so this has a good pedigree to follow!
by Artizen
Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:30 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 20922

Really nice.
by Artizen
Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Deutz 21132
Replies: 14
Views: 4803

So doing the math - the real world dimension is 720mm wide which equates to 32mm in 1:22.5. That's tight for the usual li-po battery. Will be interested to see this one fully fitted and running.
by Artizen
Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Deutz 21132
Replies: 14
Views: 4803

Can you post a photo with something to gauge the size, I am really interested to see where you will put the battery.

Nice little loco.
by Artizen
Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Realistic track
Replies: 7
Views: 2999

Found my photos to show how I modified Peco code 100 track:

Points (electrofrog)
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Trackwork
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by Artizen
Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Realistic track
Replies: 7
Views: 2999

My layout uses Peco code 100 flextrack with every fourth web removed and timber sleepers in the correct scale inserted. These are spiked using Old Pullman spikes I have had for years. Once the track has been laid in its final position and the glue is hard, remove all the plastic rubbish. I now stain...
by Artizen
Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tipper wagon Xmas project
Replies: 10
Views: 3559

by Artizen
Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 20922

Thanks Bob.

Will go look for camo green Rustoleum paint! Does it come in pine scent as well? :D
by Artizen
Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: R/C for Gn15
Replies: 4
Views: 1766

I am using RC in 1:24 using Bernard's excellent scratchbuilt chassis which is fitted with Deltang components. The chassis is based on his 1:35 diesevil model running at the National NG Convention in Melbourne last Easter.

Well recommended to go to RC. Much more hands-on fun!
by Artizen
Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 20922

You appear to have used teased-out string for the trees. How did you colour them? They look good.
by Artizen
Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Distressing Resin
Replies: 5
Views: 2084

You're right, Juergen.

But styrene is most dangerous when burning - http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/hpawebfile/h ... 2115635327

In it's solid state it is safe to handle and work with, when cold.
by Artizen
Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:23 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: BSER (Snowflake Challenge)
Replies: 85
Views: 29744

Very Gnice!
by Artizen
Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: BSER (Snowflake Challenge)
Replies: 85
Views: 29744

I think the icicles look good!
by Artizen
Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: BSER (Snowflake Challenge)
Replies: 85
Views: 29744

For icicles have you tried using fibre optic strands coated in glue? My suggestion for Big Foot is that he is using something completely mad such as a tablet or perhaps cooking something with modern equipment. After all, he lives in the mountains but that's not to say he doesn't have all the mod con...
by Artizen
Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Heywoods Katie by Gleisbauer
Replies: 4
Views: 2144

I have one of these! Looking forward to seeing how you can fit the battery and receiver inside the body.

I expect the receiver to go into the roof of the cab?
by Artizen
Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The T.P.&K Railway
Replies: 29
Views: 11643

Wonderfully wacky!
by Artizen
Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: BSER (Snowflake Challenge)
Replies: 85
Views: 29744

This is turning into a wood-fired pizza (layout)!!! Sorry, I'll get my coat. :D
by Artizen
Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waterley Bank Estate Farm o the Waterley Bank Estate Railway
Replies: 67
Views: 32638

This link is to a simply fabulous N scale (1:160) model. You need to understand or translate the German but he is currently showing everyone how to make trees that are only 11cm high with exquisite detail. Worth reading or looking at the photos through the whole thread for inspiration. http://stummi...
by Artizen
Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waterley Bank Estate Farm o the Waterley Bank Estate Railway
Replies: 67
Views: 32638

I agree - forget sawdust. It simply can't replicate the leaf shape accurately in 1:24 or even 1:22.5. Here are some examples of what I mean - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=207961326031947&set=a.204876509673762.1073741829.100004542423201&type=1&theater https://www.facebook.com/p...
by Artizen
Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A T.A. Yorke VB loco in Krahwinkel
Replies: 9
Views: 4478

Yes - I remember that link now. I had a look on the internet and found that cigarette cases will be the right size. Now all I need to find is a suitable design. I really need to punk up my Deltang black box!!!!!
by Artizen
Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A T.A. Yorke VB loco in Krahwinkel
Replies: 9
Views: 4478

Where can I buy your transmitter? :D
by Artizen
Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: New Athearn critter announced
Replies: 2
Views: 1936

Yes - it's a reissue of a 10-year-old model but I expect the actual retail to be around $65 US once it hits the shelves which will make it attractive for chassis fodder for us.

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