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by backwaterscotland
Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: New ideas for 3D printing
Replies: 9
Views: 2690

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: 6860

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: 2101

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

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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: 40606

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: 5237

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: 5210

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: 2268

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: 3317

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: 12877

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: 3317

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...
by backwaterscotland
Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bash Fodder for GN15 Mechanisms
Replies: 82
Views: 67060

It also suggests another idea, to use the new Sentinel shunter with extended axles. Either get the cranks as spare parts(?) or use them to make your own(3d printed of course). I am messing around with some Mehano locos at the moment. They simple screw together, even the pin on back axle(Good old Ri...
by backwaterscotland
Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: This might tempt someone
Replies: 4
Views: 1672

by backwaterscotland
Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: UE-based mine loco
Replies: 5
Views: 3317

UE-based mine loco

A recent chance purchase of another Underground Ernie inspection car at a recent show led to me creating a Gn15 mine loco as a modelling demo at the same show :roll: Ernie was cut down to just the chassis and frame. I then used a spare resin frame to attach the chassis to. The rest of the body is pl...
by backwaterscotland
Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Emmetesque railway in Frieham
Replies: 4
Views: 2286

You can see the track on google maps (http://goo.gl/maps/AI4hH - you may have to turn of the 45 degree option) but it's not present on the streetview.

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Looking for photographs of BISTOW?
Replies: 4
Views: 1892

Hi Mike, The layout was BISTOWE, and it was mixed 0 gauge and 0-16.5 gauge. Its name appears on the RMWeb archive, but I can't access the posting involved, which appears to refer to an exhibition by the Crawley Model Railway Club, pre-2009 - maybe that's when you photographed it? I've accessed the ...
by backwaterscotland
Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: MacFeegles Distillery
Replies: 56
Views: 29953

Couple of quick shots from the show, the first shows the layout in central place on the stand and the second is how I've set the details this time. http://my.gn15.info/bonnybridge.jpg http://my.gn15.info/mcf_bonnybridge.jpg Layout seems to be popular with the public, particularly small children :lol...
by backwaterscotland
Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: MacFeegles Distillery
Replies: 56
Views: 29953

Yet again panic is setting in as the first official outing for the layout draws near. For anyone in the area, the layout will be appearing at Bonnybridge Model Railway show on the 5th and 6th of October ( http://bonnybridgemrc.yolasite.com/ ) - if you come along, please stop by and say hello! First ...
by backwaterscotland
Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Workshop number 3 - bodge traverser layout.
Replies: 4
Views: 4163

Well, nearly 3 months since the last post and progress has been zero so I sat and had a think and decided to concentrate on my distillery layout and dispose of this one as the distillery better suits my way of working. To this end, it left me this morning destined across the Irish sea to JohnA and h...
by backwaterscotland
Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tamiya 1/24 HiAce Quick Delivery
Replies: 5
Views: 2522

One of my local shops has them listed on their website at £26.99 (http://www.wonderlandmodels.com/products/tamiya-124-toyota-hiace-tamiya-delivery-truck/ - unfortunately, I didn't get down to the shop yesterday to have a look as I'd spotted it a few days ago.

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Italeri 20ft Shipping container in 1/24th scale
Replies: 17
Views: 6805

bandmbill wrote:Does a kit for a 1/43 or 1/48 container exist - thinking of a loco shed for 09 diesels?


Macs models (linked above) do a 20ft container in 1/48th (M218) : http://www.macsmouldings.co.uk/page7.php?category=6&view=productListPage

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Almond Valley Light Railway
Replies: 2
Views: 1994

Almond Valley Light Railway

Although not 15" gauge, some might find this interesting. Yesterday I took the family down to the Almond Valley Light Railway in Livingston. The railway is part of a larger site which includes a Shale Oil museum with a loco and a few wagons, childrens play areas with trampolines and go carts, f...
by backwaterscotland
Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Workshop number 3 - bodge traverser layout.
Replies: 4
Views: 4163

Track is now ballasted, static grass added between the tracks and on the embankment, runners for the roller shutters installed and the brickwork finished. Still the roof to do, roller shutters to build,buffer stops to make and then some detailing. http://my.gn15.info/workshop_2406.jpg I'm planning t...
by backwaterscotland
Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: (M) 1/24th scale items from Macs Mouldings
Replies: 3
Views: 6011

Having ordered some bits from Mac's mouldings, I thought I'd show what you get. I emailed them on Tuesday with a list of what I was wanting, received a paypal invoice a few hours later and received a parcel of bits today. Excellent service. First up, small bits : http://my.gn15.info/mac_misc.jpg Top...
by backwaterscotland
Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: MacFeegles Distillery
Replies: 56
Views: 29953

They look great Andy. Are you going to put a light inside the building so they get noticed? Or does the natural light already get in there? And how about some stains on the concrete floor around the railway tracks? Hi Glen, There is still floorboards to go on the floor above which will limit the na...
by backwaterscotland
Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: MacFeegles Distillery
Replies: 56
Views: 29953

Having now glazed the windows, all of the main construction is finished and I can work on the details. I've started on the workshop at the left end. http://my.gn15.info/interior1.jpg http://my.gn15.info/interior2.jpg Unfortunately, I can't claim any credit for the details as I purchased the bookcase...

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