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by backwaterscotland
Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A4 Diorama
Replies: 18
Views: 4224

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: 4224

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: 3153

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: 1939

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: 4649

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: 6872

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: 1228

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: 725

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: 1341

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: 1910

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: 1672

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: 1672

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: 1910

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: 826

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: 2119

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 ...
by backwaterscotland
Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: New ideas for 3D printing
Replies: 9
Views: 2507

KEG wrote: The links on Simon´s Homepage to Shapeways do not work. That is not very professional.
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The link is working fine from here - click on the "My 3D printed models" or "direct from shapeways" links and it goes to Simon's page on shapeways?

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: battery operated loco thread?
Replies: 20
Views: 4420

Houston Gate Locomotive Works? - http://www.hglw.co.uk/ - 4w drive 32 or 45mm chassis is £19.75 and is laser cut MDF.

They also do a couple of body kits and 32/45mm wagons, also is MDF.

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Lancasters
Replies: 10
Views: 1961

I was in York in 2012 when the were naming a Class 91 as Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and caught this as it flew over York Station

Image

The sound of the bomber going overhead was amazing.

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new 1:24 estate layout
Replies: 94
Views: 39298

If you pan the scene you get a nice modeling scene, including what appears to be a greenhouse and the same ubiquitous recycling and trash bins we have in Portland, Oregon. Looks like somebody should start making those as accessory castings. Something like these ? : http://www.macsmouldings.co.uk/pa...
by backwaterscotland
Fri May 30, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: corrugated iron sheets
Replies: 23
Views: 4852

One method is to use a paper crimper with thin card - I used it with embossing foil successfully as well. Details here : http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=8610

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Thu May 29, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hornby R3065 0-4-0 diesel ?
Replies: 20
Views: 4936

There was a simple conversion for the Hornby class 06 into a Gn15 loco on the gn15.info home page which is currently offline. Unfortunately, the version stored at the wayback machine is missing the images but can be seen here : http://web.archive.org/web/20130215091546/http://www.gn15.info/gn15-on-a...
by backwaterscotland
Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Lasercut micro-layout baseboard kits
Replies: 2
Views: 2108

Lasercut micro-layout baseboard kits

I came across these small baseboard kits and thought they might be of interest for micro Gn15 layouts.

http://www.timhorn.co.uk/scenic-boards/

Boards are 400mm x 250mm in 3mm MDF and are selling at £8 each plus £2 UK postage.

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: UE-based mine loco
Replies: 5
Views: 3240

I gave the loco a coat of "rapeseed yellow" spray paint which gave an incredibly bright yellow finish. Details were touched in with some black acrylic. I took the loco to Model Rail Scotland to sit on the display/demo stand and jokingly said to Jon who was demonstrating weathering "I ...
by backwaterscotland
Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hogswatch -Christmas Tree Layout
Replies: 26
Views: 12503

I made a GnATTERbox search for "papier mache" and I found this old but very interesting topic. Here is my newbie question: How can I make this "paper mache" thing ? Thanks by advance for all your answers. Papier mache is just ripped up newspaper and wallpaper paste. Mix up wallp...
by backwaterscotland
Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: UE-based mine loco
Replies: 5
Views: 3240

Having not done anything with this loco for a while, I dug it out and spent some time detailing. Lead weights have been added in the battery box, a driver added, couplings fitted and axle boxes made up. All of the "modules" pictured above are now glued together. http://my.gn15.info/mineloc...

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