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by Artizen
Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: New Athearn critter announced
Replies: 2
Views: 1939

New Athearn critter announced

Not sure if anyone has seen this yet. Due for release in March 2014.

http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/07301 ... 073013.pdf
by Artizen
Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Lodestone Island (snowflake challenge)
Replies: 21
Views: 9831

Love the doors - now let's talk of lurid green art deco buildings. Am I glad you said undercoated!!!!!!!!!!
by Artizen
Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Deutz Diesel 21132
Replies: 1
Views: 1297

Nice!

Runs just as nicely as my Gn15 RC loco which was made by Bernard here in Australia using Deltang equipment. Love the way it is so controllable (the loco in the video is too by the look of it).
by Artizen
Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GnEWBIE Snowflake Entry
Replies: 41
Views: 17454

Each new photo is more mad than the last! Keep up the truly excellent work. Looking forward to seeing more of this layout in the future.
by Artizen
Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Suitable Gn15 Couplers
Replies: 1
Views: 1331

The Shapeways couplers look really good. Lifespan would depend on use and the material you get them made in but at least they look prototypical!
by Artizen
Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Concrete blocks
Replies: 7
Views: 2463

The Australian equivalent is 390mm long x 190mm high with a 10mm mortar course. Roughly equivalent to 16.25mm long x 8mm high.

http://www.boral.com.au/brick_calculato ... arden_Home
by Artizen
Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: St Aubins Bay
Replies: 20
Views: 7355

This is great! Have you got any closeups of the details?
by Artizen
Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Italeri 20ft Shipping container in 1/24th scale
Replies: 17
Views: 6419

The Scalescenes kit is available in 1:76 (79mm long) and 1:152.5. It should be possible to blow up the page to 300% or so but resolution will suffer.
by Artizen
Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:39 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: PECO turnout problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2217

Sounds like the return spring is broken or missing. These are a replacement part from Peco.
by Artizen
Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:38 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 571
Views: 220112

There are a couple of very stale layouts over here that keep reappearing year after year. But if you are happy with the standard of presentation, the offers keep coming in and the public still say they like it, then keep offering it up for play for as long as it makes you happy. The actual age of th...
by Artizen
Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Italeri 20ft Shipping container in 1/24th scale
Replies: 17
Views: 6419

Actually they appear to have popped up everywhere - the Westpac bank in Foxton is a shipping container. I heard that some of the prisons were getting them as well? Goes to show that there's a prototype for pretty much anything!
by Artizen
Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Italeri 20ft Shipping container in 1/24th scale
Replies: 17
Views: 6419

I thought 18 Euros for that much plastic was a bargain actually. Doesn't fit physically or historically on my layout though.
by Artizen
Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hornby Ben or Joe
Replies: 3
Views: 1879

Is this any use?

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=3457

Usually a kit is designed to fit one chassis properly. Any other chassis requires modification... not always successfully!
by Artizen
Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bashing Hornby's Thomas?
Replies: 7
Views: 3017

Don't you just love Hornby producing locos with bright green and blue wheels! That's the only thing spoiling my Katie (based on a Smokey Joe).
by Artizen
Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: MG&FT Baseboards and Card Buildings
Replies: 46
Views: 13871

How about a tree next to the signal box with a rickety ladder up to the third branch and a tightrope across from there?

Just thinking.
by Artizen
Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: RIP Stamping Ground loco #1
Replies: 8
Views: 3805

A friend of mine here in Brisbane is currently "correcting" around nine locos with gear problems. He simply emailed Bachmann in the US and they have sent the spares to him virtually free of charge. For nine locos!!!!
by Artizen
Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New Bachmann On30 Bogie Diesel?
Replies: 5
Views: 2977

To me, it looks like two Davenports back to back. The last two I got from the US cost me $38 each. So a centre cab version should be around $100? :)
by Artizen
Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:20 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 571
Views: 220112

But surely one models only Gauge One?
by Artizen
Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Little train at a zoo (Snowflake Challenge)
Replies: 35
Views: 14206

I used exactly the same method on my Gn15 track, which appeared in a previous life as Peco code 100 flextrack!
by Artizen
Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:16 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: MG&FT Baseboards and Card Buildings
Replies: 46
Views: 13871

Would this product work on tight corners?

http://www.keen-systems.com/page2.html
by Artizen
Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bolt and Rivet heads?
Replies: 13
Views: 4412

I'm cheap - I use stick-on diamantes from the Indian Bazaar.
by Artizen
Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:04 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Moving train ferries
Replies: 55
Views: 21981

I love the ferry but I have a question.

Why did you not carry the rails right through to the other end so the ferry could simply cross the water without having to turn around each time to unload? (This is how the local car ferry works. It is guided across a tidal river by a steel cable.)
by Artizen
Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Condensation
Replies: 3
Views: 1701

by Artizen
Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:27 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Latest 3D printers
Replies: 2
Views: 1769

Off Model Rail Radio this morning - Last week the business pages had a newsbite on Makerbot selling out to Stratasys. Ordinarily this might be a good thing as Makerbot will continue as a separate entity under Stratasys and the larger company could provide resources to Makerbot. However Stratasys' id...

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