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by backwaterscotland
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sources of figures
Replies: 446
Views: 271721

Re: Sources of figures

At a show over the weekend, once of the traders was showing me some new 16mm figures from Bachmann. Sizewise, the height was about the same as the Bachmann G-scale figures but they were much heavier built. From the weight, I would have said cast resin. Price was £22 per pair. http://www.bachmann.co....
by backwaterscotland
Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: 1/24th Ford Transit Van
Replies: 4
Views: 2037

Re: 1/24th Ford Transit Van

The Italeri kit is a reissue of the old ESCI kit. A search around the web shows some very well done conversions including this one to a drop side body : http://www.modelrailforum.com/forums/index.php?s=faca3e4fbf2706cdff4644b9c1997297&showtopic=6729&view=findpost&p=228531 I'll see if my ...
by backwaterscotland
Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Kit form Services Workshop detailing parts
Replies: 4
Views: 4875

Re: Kit form Services Workshop detailing parts

It's been a while but I've built most of the toolboxes and workshop equipment. Toolboxes were fiddly but manageable, everything else went together with a little fettling. Photos show most of the items in their basic colours - nothing fancy, Matt black, landrover green, tank grey, silver and red. DSC...
by backwaterscotland
Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: What Find in Scotland?
Replies: 2
Views: 2665

Re: What Find in Scotland?

One possibility as you head up or back from Dundee is the Almond Valley Railway at Livingston (just west of Edinburgh) - 2-foot 6 inch gauge with some ex-mod stock - I put some photos of it up a few years ago here : http://gn15.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9391 The other well known one is the...
by backwaterscotland
Fri May 06, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Kit form Services Workshop detailing parts
Replies: 4
Views: 4875

Kit form Services Workshop detailing parts

Hi folks, I received a parcel of bits from Kit Form Services this morning which I thought might be of interest. Service was excellent - I emailed Howard on wednesday night, had a reply and paid for the parts thursday morning and received a parcel containing said parts on friday. I ordered 3 lots of ...
by backwaterscotland
Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A4 Diorama
Replies: 18
Views: 4935

Re: A4 Diorama

Well, Model Rail Scotland has now passed and the results are in. A4_comp.jpg 3 entries this year (that's 3 up on last year and 2 up on the year before). One 0-gauge, 1 00-gauge and 1 Gn15. Trophy went to the 0-gauge diorama as the judge could "see what the purpose of it was" (whatever that...
by backwaterscotland
Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A4 Diorama
Replies: 18
Views: 4935

Re: A4 Diorama

I think I'm finished. The only thing I'm really not happy about is that the PVA dried shiny under the static grass but I'll live with it. Some sunshine today so a couple of atmospheric shots : finished1.jpg finished2.jpg I'll let you know how I get on at the challenge judging :shock: Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A4 Diorama
Replies: 18
Views: 4935

Re: A4 Diorama

The end gets closer. Static grass applied, details started on the building.

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Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A4 Diorama
Replies: 18
Views: 4935

Re: A4 Diorama

More progress. Polystyrene covered with paper mache and painted with emulsion paint. Building painted, windows boarded up, door constructed (thin card, rivets embossed, spray painted silver). Starting to come together now. Last major item to do is static grass and then onto detailing and weathering....
by backwaterscotland
Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A4 Diorama
Replies: 18
Views: 4935

Re: A4 Diorama

Thanks Chris, I bought that issue at the time and had considered upscaling it to Gn15.

One more progress photo - hilsides roughly carved, track embeded and building shell built.

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A4 Diorama
Replies: 18
Views: 4935

A4 Diorama

Hi Folks, It's been a while since I posted but I'm back modelling again. Each year, the club I'm a member of has a modelling competition for it's members and each year has a different specification. Last year the baseboard was a maximum of 3.14 sq feet and this year the specification is : Diorama Ma...
by backwaterscotland
Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hollywood Foundry Motor Bogie
Replies: 3
Views: 3342

Re: Hollywood Foundry Motor Bogie

I have one of the the Hollywood Foundry bullant drives under a 00 gauge kit and it runs beautifully but I have found that the drive belts perish quite quickly - my first one only lasted about 2 years. Spares are available though.

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Cost of shipping from Europe? Better than I thought
Replies: 18
Views: 2117

Re: Cost of shipping from Europe

As a matter of fact, none of the three German companies I know, which are selling laserkit designs have heard of him, so I wonder, where he got the information, regarding postage costs from. 30 Euro postage for a padded envelope to the USA sounds unbelievable. I had a look at the lasergang website ...
by backwaterscotland
Wed May 06, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: GnAtterBoxes
Topic: Exhibition stand ideas for APA layout???
Replies: 10
Views: 6871

Re: Exhibition stand ideas for APA layout???

My current layout uses a keyboard stand (intended for music keyboards), height is adjustable between 24 and 36 inches which is a good height for me looking over from the back and for children looking from the front while not being too low for adults. It also folds flat which is good for transport an...
by backwaterscotland
Sat May 02, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yellow Ridge Mine
Replies: 33
Views: 11428

Re: Yellow Ridge Mine

My copy of NG&IRM (no 102) has arrived today and the article on the layout looks really good. Also features on the front cover (is this a first for a Gn15 layout, front cover of a magazine?)

Congrats.

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: pcb strips
Replies: 3
Views: 1357

Re: pcb strips

SMP are now owned by Marcway models. The pre-cut copperclad sleepers are here : http://www.marcway.net/list3.php?col=head&name=PCB+PRE-CUT+SLEEPERS

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: were supposed to straighten the garden shed, but
Replies: 2
Views: 803

Re: were supposed to straighten the garden shed, but

Now that would be a challenge to model :shock:

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Hornby cheapies
Replies: 6
Views: 1516

Re: Hornby cheapies

I spotted them yesterday and ordered a couple of the 0-4-0 steam locos to power some Smallbrook kits.

Offer is only until 9am tomorrow though so you need to be quick!

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Error reports
Topic: Links in VE/LS go to 403 page
Replies: 7
Views: 3748

Re: Links in VE/LS go to 403 page

Hi Gerry,
I had a look and if you replace forum.gn15.info with gn15.info/forum (leaving the rest of the link as is) the links work fine - is there a find/replace option that could automate it for the phpbb software?

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GN15 at Model Rail Scotland
Replies: 6
Views: 1827

Re: GN15 at Model Rail Scotland

Hey, alright. What was the general flavor of input from the public? General input from the public was good, often it was the wives were drawn to the Gn15 with comments to husbands about "you could do that", I had a couple of conversations with modellers who currently modelled in O9 but we...
by backwaterscotland
Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GN15 at Model Rail Scotland
Replies: 6
Views: 1827

GN15 at Model Rail Scotland

Just finished day 2 at Model Rail Scotland (with 1 more day to go) exhibiting my 00 gauge layout and I took some of my Gn15 stock to display on the group demonstration stand. None of the others had brought anything to display so ended up filling the display. Lots of interested comments from the publ...
by backwaterscotland
Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Error reports
Topic: Links in VE/LS go to 403 page
Replies: 7
Views: 3748

Links in VE/LS go to 403 page

I've been wandering the Virtual Exhibition and Loco Shed looking for ideas and the links in format forum.gn15.info go to a 403 error page but gn15.info/forum links work fine.

Seems to be all of the threads from 2013 and earlier as the 2015 ones are in the latter format.

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Smallbrook Katie on ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 924

Re: Smallbrook Katie on ebay

Thanks for the heads up - might be tempted :D

UK postage isn't a lot better as it's Special Delivery at £8.50

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: new figures from ICM
Replies: 7
Views: 2380

Re: new figures from ICM

Does anyone know how to force this website to open links in a new tab or window by default? I keep losing the website when I close the linked site. I can never remember that THIS website was not open any more. grrr... Right click on link (or press and hold on a tablet) and choose "open in new ...

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